Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Lighthouses have long played an important part in stirring the imagination of people. They are silent monuments that have become a point of interest to artists, poets and storytellers.

Over 50 brick lighthouses were built in the Philippines by the Spaniards in the 1800's. The Faro de Malabrigo is one of the 24 we have left of these colonial lighthouses. It is an irreplaceable heritage treasure that is in danger. It continues to fend off rain, wind and vandals.

The significant point to all who turn the pages of this book is to think of the future of our remaining century old lighthouses before we lose them. All signs indicate their days are numbered.

56 photographs by the country's best photographers pay homage to a century old Philippine lighthouse and to the people who continue to make her a part of their lives.

Faro de Malabrigo Book Launch
Friday February 5, 2010 5pm

Heritage Library Makati Avenue
Photographs By Johann Espiritu, Romeo Gacad, Richard Atrero de Guzman, Bernard Mejias, Scott Tuason, Jaime Unson and Vicente Jaime Villafranca

Editor: Rossana Harper Alonso
Foreword: Anna Maria L. Harper (She is the head of Intramuros Administration - my note.)
Design: Six Degrees

Please call/text 09053543634 to purchase book or for more info. Ask for Ross.

It's a great book full of hope. Whether as a gift for others or for yourself, it's definitely worth getting a copy.