Lightning strikes over Batangas.

Batangas, Philippines Lightning strikes over Batangas as the Taal volcano erupts. Viewed from the Tagaytay Ridge in Cavite, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila. The main […]

Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City.

Dinagyang Festival The Dinagyang Festival is an annual religious and socio-cultural gathering held in honour of Santo NiƱo on the fourth Sunday of January in Iloilo City, Philippines. Image Credit: Photograph by Ariel Salupan, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines Member since 2019 Source: Dinagyang Festival | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

The Feast of Saint John, village of Bibicat.

Aliaga, Philippines Devotees covered in mud and dried banana leaves take part in the Taong Putik festival in the village of Bibiclat. The residents celebrate the feast of Saint John by covering themselves in mud, dried banana leaves, vines, and twigs as part of a little-known Catholic festival. The festival traces its history from the […]