Sunday, October 4, 2009

Press Freedom Monument

I had my biking just around the city proper two weeks ago. When I passed the Provincial Capitol Grounds, I can't help but take a closer look at the newly constructed double life size monument which was designed and build by the renowned Sculptor Eduardo Castrillo. The monument depicts the life of journalists and the risks they take as they enter the profession. Beside the monument are the names of the slain journalists, their news clubs and the date of their death.

The Press Freedom Monument was inaugurated on August 21, 2009 which coincides with the day former Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. was assassinated who was himself a journalist.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Macahambus Gorge

Visiting Macahambus Gorge (Cagayan de Oro City), is one of my exciting biking activities. The photos were taken on August 6, 2006, when my fellow bikers decided to have a quest to the said historical Macahambus Gorge. We went down the gorge using the stairs (more or less 100 flights of steps). If you want to see the entire view or beauty of the gorge you can try to cross the hanging bridge. If you don’t want to use the stairs you can avail their new facilities such as rappelling in going down the gorge or try their zip line.