Cultural photo exhibit captures hidden Mabalacat jewelsDecember 1, 2017 3:52 am / News
Mabalacat City College-Institute of Arts and Sciences (MCC-IAS), in partnership with Mabalacat City Tourism Office (CTO), staged a photo exhibit dubbed as “Mabalacat Through the Lenses,” which featured the works of Mr. Elijah Manlapaz, a professional photographer and one proud Mabalaqueño,
During the event, Mr. Manlapaz mentioned that through his works, he is hoping that more people will discover and see the hidden jewels of Mabalacat, not only to attract tourists, but also to encourage locals to support and love their own place.
In line, this also aims to promote the beautiful culture of the city, and to help people realize that Mabalacat is as beautiful, if not more, than its neighboring cities and that it also has a lot of tourist attractions.
The exhibit features photographs of delicacies served in the city, old structures like the rail trail, heritage houses and photographs taken during the celebration of Caragan, an annual festival in honor of the Mabalacat’s ancestry which are the Aetas.
The event is part of the celebration of MCC Cultural Days, with the main purpose of celebrating diversity and nurturing the identity of all Mabalaqueños. Coucilor Krizzanel “Win-Win” Garbo, MCC-IAS Dean Raymond John Vergara and Mr. Elijah Manlapaz, were present during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Words by Lilet Sicat
See below some photographs from the exhibit: