News This photographer is the first Filipino to win gold...

This photographer is the first Filipino to win gold awards from BIFA and ND awards

-

- Advertisment -

Another Filipino has brought honor to the Philippines. This time, it’s the multi-awarded photographer Jophel Ybiosa. 

On December 14, he was the first Filipino to win Gold Awards from the 2020 Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) and the Neutral Density Photography Awards (ND Awards). 

He won the BIFA Gold Award in the Events Category for his ‘The Mud People Festival in Nueva Ecija.’ The photo consists of devotees paying homage to St. John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija in 2018. 

Meanwhile, the colored version of the photo has won first place and bagged a Gold Star Award from the ND Awards in November. 

“The photo depicts the Mud People Festival in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on June 24, 2018. Devotees wear dried banana leaves and cover themselves with mud then offer prayer and also homage to St. John the Baptist,” 

“According to a local legend, the Japanese soldiers were about to execute the villagers of Aliaga during World War II. But in the midst of the downpour, Japanese soldiers suddenly changed their minds. Afterward, the villages celebrated by rolling around the muddy ground. There’s a belief that being saved from the execution is a miracle of St. Joh the Baptist,” the winning photo’s caption read. 

TGFM
The Global Filipino Magazine is the only Filipino magazine in the UAE that prints on a monthly basis. Its goal is to champion the success of every global Filipino across the globe.

Latest news

Timor-Leste first country outside the Philippines to open a community party

Timor-Leste has become the very first country outside the Philippines to open a community pantry. Inspired by...

Almost 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the UAE

The total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in the UAE now stood at 9.9 million with a...

Dubai beggar arrested for asking for money on WhatsApp

An Arab national who used WhatsApp to seek alms during the holy month of Ramadan has been...

UAE considers restricting movements of unvaccinated residents

UAE may impose stringent measures to restrict the movement of unvaccinated residents. According to a Gulf News...
- Advertisement -

AED2,000 fine for parking vehicle at bus stops in UAE

Did you know that illegal parking at bus stops in UAE attracts a AED2,000 fine?

Filipino Institute opens 4 internship posts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

In an effort to help Filipinos prepare before taking the plunge into the corporate world, Filipino Institute...

Must read

MAKATI, PHILIPPINES ABDUCTION

A recent video of a girl being...

LEGIT: POLO-Abu Dhabi starts to roll out AED 730 cash assistance to OFWs

The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices in Abu...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you