Saturday, October 12, 2013


One of the main attractions of Zamboanga City is the lighted Zamboanga City Hall during Christmas season!
For this year, I didn't expect this anymore after the Zamboanga Crisis with the MNLF Stand-off and the Zamboanga flooding!!!

For the Fiesta Pilar 2013, the celebration is concentrated in the religious activities with all the other La Hermosa events cancelled.

People have gotten used to the curfew too, although, the curfew is now from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

So, I had the surprise of my life when I saw the beautifully lighted century old Zamboanga City Hall with laser lights.

The effect is also so different from the Christmas lights we have had for the past years that I have seen it!

Isn't it beautiful!!!

And really loud music accompanied the play of lights!!!

And of course, there has to be one with the Military Tank!

The tank is now one of the favorite photo sites wherever it is parked!
The brightly lit Zamboanga City Hall scene made me so it always had every Christmas!
But maybe, there is more joy now... because it made me feel that things are getting better!!!

The soldier said that the City Hall was lighted starting last night (October 11) and the lights close at 10 p.m. 

You might want to visit this area, too!!!   


  1. Love, love, love your GIF!!!!! The pictures are terrific too. Awesome job. :-)

  2. C. Dalguntas: subtle ng lights!!! suuuuper like!!

  3. I think that was a good idea to push through with the festive lights showcase. It's a sign that the city and the people are rising after all that has happened. Looking forward to more photos!

  4. It's feeling a lot like Christmas. The lights will surely spread joy to everyone.

  5. Wow, am happy to see this and hear that Zamboanga is getting back to its feet! I pray for continued peace there.

  6. I am praying that Zambo will have a wonderful Christmas this year despite with what had happened few weeks ago..

  7. Galing ng effect..I hope peace and order will be totally back in Zambo.

  8. galing ng pictures mo, doc! I hope and pray that we will have a peaceful merry christmas despite the stand off this year...