Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Virgen Dela Soledad Images (Soledad Series - Part 4)

September 24b, 2008

In the photo, you can see two religious icons, first is a cross and a Frame with a Soledad Image. The cross is the Santa Cruz de Bauan owned by Brother Randy Del Mundo. It is a beautiful metallic cross that symbolizes God. In the front is the Virgen dela Soledad de Malabon or Our Lady of Soledad de Malabon because it's owner, Sister Josie Olimpo, lives here at General Trias Town Proper also known as Malabon. It is said that this image of the Virgin is almost 100 years old and its sequences are made up of pure gold and that explains why it is enclosed in this glass altar.

September 24, 2008

This image of Virgen dela Soledad was an heir of the late Isidro and Gloria Fabella. It shows the sorrowful Virgin Mary dressed somewhat like beautiful nun with a cape as beautiful as the flowers below her altar.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Virgen dela Soledad de Granada (Soledad Series - Part 3)

De Granada

This beautiful painting of Virgen dela Soledad de Granada is owned by Brother Kenneth Ferrer. It shows the Our Lady of Solitude with two angles below and the Calvary Hill at its background. The Painting is very beautiful and is very colorful but the sadness of the subject can be felt even from its vibrant colors.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Novenas and other memorabilla (Soledad Series - Part 2)

September 3

The upper part of the photo shows a Retablito or a small retablo. Retablo means a little altar or where a religious icon is placed. The lower part shows a framed novena. Inscribed in it is a photo of Our Lady of Soledad de Porta Vaga, Prayers and hymns.

Novenas and other documents

More religious memorabilia of the Our Lady enclosed on a glass case inside the Marian Exhibit in San Francisco de Asis Parish, General Trias, Cavite. Below is the Hymn to the Our Lady of Porta Vaga entitled Reina de Cavite or Queen of Cavite

Reina de Cavite per siempre seras:
Es prenda tu nombre de jubilo y paz:
Reina de Cavite por siempre seras;
Es prenda tu nombre de jubilo y paz.
Madre Immaculada, prez del serafin,
Luz de Filipinas, protegenos sin fin:
Luz de Filipinas, protegenos sin fin.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nuestra Señora dela Soledad (Soledad Series - Part 1)

September 2008

Photo Shot at 10:59

The Marian Exhibit of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in General Trias, Cavite is annualy held during the last quarter of the year. This year, the main subject of the Exhibit is the Nuestra Señora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga. Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga, also called "Reina de Cavite" and "La Virgen de la Soledad", is the patroness of Cavite City. The Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted as Our Lady of Sorrows. Mary, garbed in black and white attire, seems to be on her knees as she contemplates the Passion of Her Son, Jesus. Before her are the crown of thorns and the nails, the instrument of Christ's Crucifixion.

Main Altar2

A legend narrates that many years ago, a small detachment of Spanish carabiniero was stationed at a sentry post called garita located at the end of the Isthmus of Rosario. One stormy night, while a Spanish sentinel was at his post, he perceived a halo of a bright shifting light. A dazzling apparition rose form the currents of Cañacao Bay startling the sentry with suspicion that it could be Muslim pirates who were out to ransack the puerto because that time, Cavite was at the peak of economic prosperity because of the galleon trade. Frightened, he shouted "¡Alto! ¡Alto!" ("Halt! Halt!"). However, instead of stopping, the light proceeded toward him. Hence, in a loud voice he asked, "¿Quién vive?" ("Who is there?"). He then heard a sweet and melodious voice saying; "Soldadito, ¿por qué el alto me das en noche tan fría? Dame paso. ¿No conoces a Maria?" The sentinel, struck in awe and confusion, humbly and repentantly replied, "Perdóname, Virgen Maria, Reina de mi devoción; pues solo soy un soldado que cumplo mi obligación!"

The morning after the stormy night was serene and sunny. The early risers, mostly fisherman and workers at the Cavite Royal Arsenal, usually passed through the Porta Vaga gate in entering the puerto, and to their surprise, along the beach of Cañacáo Bay, they found a framed image of the Virgen de la Soledad. It was close to the spot where the Virgin appeared the previous night. They brought the image to the parish priest who temporarily installed it in the parish church. Later a small chapel was built near the Porta Vaga walls, and for three centuries it was the shrine of the Virgen de la Soledad.

Another story tells that the image was found by a fisherman on their way back home from work in an unoccupied banca (fishing boat) near the Garita, a tiny school house in the isthmus.

The image of Our Lady is painted on a canvas. An inscription was found at the back of the painting. A doze de Abril 1692 años Juan Oliba puso esta Stma. Ymagen Haqui, which means, "The sacred image was placed here by Juan Oliba on April 12,1692. This particular icon was used to bless the galleon plying between Cavite and Acapulco (Mexico) during formal sending off ceremonies. Thus, she was called the Patroness of the Galleon. The most venerated image of La Virgen de la Soledad de Porta Vaga is an invaluable treasure inherited by the Caviteños from their antepasado (ancestors). This is the oldest existing dated Marian painting in the Philippines. The Virgen de la Soledad was acknowledged as the Celestial Guardian and Protectress of the entire province of Cavite and the port since her arrival in Cavite shore.

Special thanks to for the facts about the Virgen.

Friday, September 19, 2008


September 19, 2008

I know it's a bit blurry but I really hope you find it nice. This one is shot in Tagaytay last Sunday. Tagaytay City is located on the southern edge of Cavite approximately 2,100 ft above sea level. that explains it's cold, temperate weather all year round.

We really love to go to Tagaytay and dine there once in a while. The climate makes the dining experience exquisitely memorable for the family. By the way, if you wish to view the other links of participants to this weeks skywatch, just click on the link

Happy Skywatch everyone all around the world!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gloomy Thursday

September 11, 2008

Photo Shot at 17:58

As gloomy as I was looking down the jeepney, looking at the fast lines along the rough road as I went home from the university. We were dismissed early (due to a concert that was held but we haven't attended) and everyone was delighted by it rather than going home again by 7 pm.

While Typhoon Marce trudges her way out of the country very slowly, the mood around Cavite sure is a bit gloomy. But actually, I am not. I love rain. I know I tend to be very different at some things but I'm sure some of you guys love the rain too. It just makes you feel relaxed and also everything around you is in low profile. A very good way to spend a break.

And also, i would like to great my classmate, Wally Zaide, for his 19 Birthday today! Happy Birthday Wally! Together with his birthday, may we all commemorate and pray for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

New ID!

September 7, 2008

First of all, thank you all so much for all your kind comments on last Friday's skywatch! You guys just Don't know how much it meant to me so thanks a lot!

Well another big thank you for my cousin, Ms. Caren Viniegra, who helped me get a shorter url. It looks very owned too! So please visit Cavite Daily Photo on! The old link is still working. You're very free to choose! By the way, to my multiply visitors, I won't go anywhere! Everything's still available, just a new look. You can visit the new ink too to see my other layout for Cavite Daily Photo but every post is the same!

Tomorrow is school again for me and work for everyone. Have a great week to all and always pray! God Bless

Friday, September 05, 2008

Tropical Aurora

September 5, 2008

Photo Shot September 3, 2008 around six in the afternoon

Tropical Aurora. . . According to my classmates who saw this picture in advance yesterday. Well I really think personally, it does look as glorious as an aurora! I would love to see a real one! But now, this could satisfy the craving! As I was to buy something on the street, I saw the sky and rushed up to our rooftop! After I shot a lot of photos so that I can take my pick, I grasp all the glory that I have felt in that very moment, closed my eyes, and thank the Lord for such a wonderful show of colors!

By the way, my post is just one of the hundreds of participants for this week's skywatch friday! I am inviting everyone to check out the other great post that I can guarantee you by clicking the photo below! Enjoy your Hundred view of this weeks sky from around the globe!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


September 2, 2008

Photo Shot 16:19

Taho is a very delicious Philippine Delicacy. One of my favorites as I may say. It is made from soy beans that are cooked just like tofu. When it comes to texture, I don't really like bean curd. Tofu, the next level, is much more easier to eat. But Taho, taken sweetly just cures your cravings and hey! It's even very nutritious! It is often sold early in the morning and late afternoon by men called magtataho or Taho Vendor.

September 2b, 2008
Fresh and hot taho. This day, the flavor was ube or purple yam. The Large spatula-like spoon is used in scooping this glorious delight!
Very delicious!
September 2c, 2008
Two other ingredients that sums up to the great Taho!
Left: Brown Sugar Syrup. Locally: arnival Sweet and Succulent!
Right: Tapioca Pearls. Locally: Sago Gummy and Yummy!
Notice my reflection on the syrup???

Monday, September 01, 2008

September Theme - Sister City

Cavite City, Philippines : San Diego, California

Having read the Theme for this month weeks ago, I was thrilled by it! Knowing that the Sister City of Cavite City is San Diego, CA! I was so relieved because my older brother, Nik, is living almost all his life at San Diego! So I decided to join and sign up!

One of my most visited site on the web is wikipedia and most of my views relate to Geography because it is my passion. So a topic I have learned there are about sister cities! Cities that are rlated to each other in many ways. Cavite City have two sister Cities, Tainan in Taiwan and I have been lucky that I have been to one of them, San Diego when I was still young. As I can remember, Aside from the weather, it is very closely like Cavite City with the Sea-side feel of it and the diciplined people.

I asked my brother two days ago for photos shot by him of San Diego. He is also a photo enthusiast! He doesn't just have a better camera than I do but he is very gifted in this thing. He is a very talented person and we are so proud of him! His last trip home was last Christmas and we miss him so much! Kuya, we miss you so much and I'm waiting for your next trip home! I hope you can take me there agian! Make sure you do check out other participants by clicking the links below! Here are the photos:

Hotel del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado

del mar beach

Del Mar Beach

Basilica Minor de San Diego De Alcala

Basilica Minor de San Diego de Alcala

Altar Mayor
Altar Mayor of the Basilica

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