All posts tagged: zamboanga

Prayer for Peace

“May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.” Stop the War.

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Regatta de Zamboanga 2015, Zamboanga's Vinta Race at Hermosa Festival © Jojie Alcantara

Regatta de Zamboanga

Regatta de Zamboanga is a colorful banca race (carera de vintas) depicting colorful sails designed by the fishermen themselves and proudly displayed during the competition.

No Te Vayas de Zamboanga

I visited Zamboanga before and after a rebel siege in the city a year ago that left a portion of the central town bruised and battered, and kept many wary visitors away and in fear. Foreign travel advisories stay adamant. I expected to focus on remnants of a combat zone, but there were other things that captivated me more.

Pink sands of Sta.Cruz, Zamboanga © Jojie Alcantara

Pink Sand Beach of Zamboanga

The beautiful but endangered Organ Pipe Coral (Tubipora musica) on the Great Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga is bright red in color and naturally pulverized among its fine powdered white sands, turning its sandy shore to a magical tinge of pink at daytime, hence the name Pink Sand Beach.