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Art Valenzuela’s Photo Collection

The Old Baroque Churches of Ilocandia in black and white

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Photos and short story by Art G. Valenzuela Exclusive to the SUNDAY PUNCH Let me break away momentarily from the world of colored photos and present this album in black in white, for there is beauty and nostalgia in black and white. These are old churches in the Ilocos region,…

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The Old Baroque Churches of Ilocandia in black and white

PAGUDPUD BEACH: NO. 1 MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD

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Photos and short story by Art Valenzuela (Exclusive to the Sunday Punch) Whenever I think of taking a long vacation, “away from it all,” there is one place that always comes to my mind as it weaves back pleasant memories of the past — Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte. It is…

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PAGUDPUD BEACH: NO. 1 MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD

THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET OF OUR LIFE

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Photo and short narrative by Art G. Valenzuela (Exclusive to The Sunday Punch)   I always love to capture the rising of the sun and its setting. Perhaps it is the artist in me or putting it more succinctly — the romantic in me that inspires me to go to…

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THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET OF OUR LIFE

HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: From Bolinao to Banaue

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Photos and short story by Art G. Valenzuela “These boots are made for walking,” so goes the old song. And my camera is made to capture wonderful memories in wonderful places. Rather than store them in the inner recesses of my mind, here I am, sharing these nature photos with…

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HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: From Bolinao to Banaue

A paradise in Diadi

By | Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection, Punch Gallery

Photo and a short story by Art G. Valenzuela A FEW years ago, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources donated a portion of its 25,000-hectare forest reserve to the local governments of the Municipality of Diadi and the Province of Nueva Viscaya for weekly tree-planting activities where on-site picnics…

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A Beautiful Story of The Paoay Lake, The Sand Dunes and The One Million Bricks of Fort Ilocandia Resort

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Photos and story by Art G. Valenzuela WHOSE HANDS crafted and baked the more than a million bricks and tiles that make up the façade and walls of the Fort Ilocandia Resort in Ilocos Norte? It was also in 1982 when the Ministry of Agriculture Region 1 Director Manuel “Maning”…

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A Beautiful Story of The Paoay Lake, The Sand Dunes and The One Million Bricks of Fort Ilocandia Resort

THE “FULL AWAKENING” OF DOMESTIC TOURISM

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Short story and photo by Art G. Valenzuela THERE IS BEAUTY in the simplistic looks of these tourist destinations as they await “full awakening” from two years of doldrums in the industry.   Some have opened up while others are just starting to welcome back the visitors. There really is…

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THE “FULL AWAKENING” OF DOMESTIC TOURISM