Bikolanos' Devotion to Our Lady of Penafrancia

PhotographerArjanmar H. Rebeta
PrizeSilver in Deeper Perspective / Deeper Perspective
CompanyMediarama Creatives
City/CountryCabusao, Philippines
Entry Description

Bikolanos are known for their devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia whom they call INA (Mother). "Considered the biggest and most popular religious event in the Philippines, the Peñafrancia fiesta is in fact a one- week affair that starts on the second Friday of September when the miraculous Ina is transferred from her shrine to the centuries-old Naga Metropolitan Cathedral where a nine-day novena and prayers are held in her honor."

About Photographer

Arjanmar Hernandez Rebeta is a multi-award winning photographer & filmmaker. He is a native from Cabusao, Camarines Sur, Bikol. He was awarded by IPA (International Photography Awards) - Philippines as the "Event Photographer of the Year" & "Sports Photographer of the Year" for 2017. His films have been selected & awarded in different film festivals in the Philippines and around the world such as USA, Canada, Belgium, Australia, France, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Kenya & India.