Lipa City – A total of 77 photos showcasing the tourism of Batangas province are now exhibited at the Events Center of SM City Lipa until November 20.  These photos were the entries of the recently concluded photo contest organized by the Provincial Tourism Culture and Arts Office (PTCAO). With the theme Fun Food Faith, the photo entries showed the different experience destinations in Batangas.  

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From left to right, representative of the Vice Governor’s Office Derrick Manas, photo contest judges Dexter Balita and Chiqui Triviño, Batangas’ Provincial Tourism Officer Atty. Syvia Marasigan, Batangas Tourism President Sonny Lozano, Lipa City Tourism Council President Beth Lozano, SM City Lipa Assistant Mall Manager Engr. John C. Mauhay Jr. and Batangas Tourism Council member and Taza MIA CEO Rodel Lacorte and contest judge Elmer Castor during the launching of the photo exhibit.

The judges include Mary Joanne “Chiqui” Triviño, Vice Chairman of the Batangas Culture & Arts Council (BCAC) and the Assistant Vice President of TV5’s Media Research; renowned wedding and portrait photographer Elmer Castor; and First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities’ (FAITH) Senior Mulitmedia Specialist Dexter Balita. The launching and awarding was also graced by Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa, Lipa City Tourism Council President Beth Lozano and Batangas Tourism Council President Sonny Lozano.  

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Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa gives his inspirational message as the exhibit opened to the public.

Winning first place in the professional level is Eleuterio Andal Jr’s “Ang Basilica sa Bughaw na Oras” which also won the People’s Choice Award.

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The winning photo of Eleuterio Andal of Batangas City “Ang Basilica sa Bughaw na Oras”.  This photo won first place in the professional category.

The student category on the other hand was taken by Jhon Kenneth De Chavez of Batangas Eastern Colleges with his photo of San Juan Nepomuceno Church. 

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As a frustrated chef, Jay puts his Certificate in Culinary Arts from the International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management to good use by eating...a LOT. As the co-founder and head blogger for Hello Lipa, you'll often see Jay touring the city for the best places to dine in and the most fun events to attend. If not doing Hello Lipa duties, you'll see Jay either at a Starbucks or at the gym, if not doing hubby and daddy duties at the Recinto/Hello Lipa HQ.
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