Bariles Republic is pleased to announce that finally, after so much delay, the Tahanan ni Maria Photo Exhibit has been scheduled to open on May 1st, 2009 at the  Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish grounds, along Roxas Avenue, General Santos City.

This piece of good news was relayed to Bariles by Fr. Manny Gellez, CP, Vice Rector of the OLPGV Parish.

The photos to be featured in the exhibit are the top 30+3 entries to the same-themed “Tahanan ni Maria Photo Contest” which ran early this year in coordination with GenSan Camera Club.  They will also be part of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book of OLPGV Parish, the cover of which will be unveiled on May 1st too.

From among these same photos, the readers of Bariles Republic chose their winner in the Bariles Republic Top Reader’s Choice Award, a photo by amateur photographer Dino Kintanar named “God is Watching”.

And speaking of that contest, Bariles is proud to give to you the winners of the  Best 5 Photos among the lot.  The photographer of each of these photos will receive P5,000 and a token from the OLPGV Parish.   The non-winners will receive a token each.

These will be awarded during the Opening Program of the “Tahanan ni Maria Photo Exhibit” on May 1st at  8:30am.

So here in no particular order are the “Tahanan ni Maria Photo Contest” Winners:

Sangtuaryo ni Maria
“Sangtuaryo ni Maria”. Photo by Ronald C. Rivera

Bread and Wine
Bread and Wine. Photo by Virgel I. Velasquez

Most Gracious Mother of Christ
Most Gracious Mother of Christ. Photo by Joey Cue

John 3:16
John 3:16 by Joey Cue

Sampung Utos
Sampung Utos. Photo by Leonard Pe.

To all the winners of the Tahanan ni Maria Photo Exhibit, Bariles Republic congratulates you and thanks you in behalf of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish.  See you at the Opening of the Photo Exhibit on May 1, 2009 at the OLPGV Parish Grounds.