Monday, May 19, 2008


CNN has picked-up some of my photographs taken during the recent Aliwan Fiesta 2008. They're to be featured on CNN International’s new half-hour program called, “iReport for CNN.”

This program was broadast on Saturday May 17th
at 9:30 a.m. ET, but may have beeen repeated on the following Sunday at 3:30 a.m. ET, as well as this coming Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Although this may sound to be another shameless promotion, I'm glad to have helped a major international media organization present a positive image of the Philippines.

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Related links:

The Smiles of Aliwan Fiesta 2008

Scenes from the Aliwan Fiesta 2008

Aliwan 2008: The Festival Street Dancers

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Please note:
I very much appreciate my articles and photos appearing on fellow bloggers' sites, popular broadsheets, and local broadcast news segments, but I would appreciate even more a request for permission first.
Thank you!


posted by Señor Enrique at 7:11 AM


Blogger dr magsasaka said...

Senor Enrique!

Was that shown last May 17th? Two days after you posted this?

May 19, 2008 7:48 AM  

Blogger FilMasons NSW said...

Congratulations Eric! I think (and a lot of your readers/fans) you rightly deserve this exposure. Just look at that picture/s and the article that goes with it.

I might not be paying too much attention, but where is this Aliwan Fiesta held?


May 19, 2008 8:07 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

But I think it will be re-broadcast this Tuesday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

I received an email from the CNN editor last week but had completely forgotten about it until I received an email from a couple of friends from New York who caught it last Saturday.

Actually, I was waiting word on if and when it'd be telecast in Asia; that's why I forgot all about it.

May 19, 2008 8:16 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

This was held last May 3rd here in Manila. Perticipants were festival street dance performers from all over the country -- making this the most colorful and largest festival in Manila!

Many thanks, Mario!

May 19, 2008 8:23 AM  

Blogger dr magsasaka said...

That would be Tuesday 930 PM here, right?

I shall be glued to the tv set!

I am very proud of your work! I shall email my friends in the US to watch out for it.

May 19, 2008 8:48 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Dr. Magsasaka!

I had just emailed Kim Lute of Turner Communications to ask for the broadcast schedule of this program for the Southeast Asian countries. Will post it as soon as I hear from her.

The schedule as listed above is for the United States only. They have different segments for the Asian market, but retain the major programs as scheduled in the States such as those by Anderson Cooper's and Larry King's.

May 19, 2008 9:25 AM  

Blogger Lola said...

Yey Eric, another feather in your cap. How exciting! Congratulations!

Will be watching and will let friends and relatives know.

May 19, 2008 9:52 AM  

Blogger pusa said...

cOngratulations!!!!! :D

May 19, 2008 10:00 AM  

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May 19, 2008 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Senior Enrique! I'll try to catch the broadcast on Tuesday at 9:30am EST. You are making waves...keep it up!

May 19, 2008 10:48 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks much, Pat!

My main goal here is to participate in promoting worldwide the positive images of Manila -- one photo at a time ... hehehe!

May 19, 2008 10:55 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks so much, Agnes :)

May 19, 2008 10:56 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I think the Japanese animated cartoons has taken the entire world, Bunbungirl! I will share your URL with my nephews who are very much into anime and manga stuff.

Thank you!

May 19, 2008 10:59 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Not sure about making waves, bertN ... just trying to help show our country in a good light :)

They may credit my photos under Erisac. Nonetheless, please let us know what you think of this CNN program.

Many thanks!

May 19, 2008 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! Wow, CNN is pretty serious stuff bro - what could be next - National Geographic? Well done :)

May 19, 2008 12:03 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

NatGeo has serious nature and travel photographers, BW. I'll stick to news photography for now ... hehehe!

Many thanks!

May 19, 2008 1:03 PM  

Blogger Wil said...

Wow, that's awesome, Senor. Congrats. It's amazing the opportunities that blogging has given us. :D

May 19, 2008 1:16 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

"It's amazing the opportunities that blogging has given us."

That is so true, Wil. I am one of those who have benefited from it; not to mention the many kind folks who have become friends.

However, there are still those in traditional media who sneer at bloggers yet at the same time, still material from them. They won't even acknowledge your formal letter of complaints ... hehehe.

Thanks, Wil!

May 19, 2008 1:26 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

congratulations, eric! sana mapanood ko.:D papa-autograph na talaga ako sa 'yo!

May 19, 2008 1:39 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Not yet, Luna, wait til I get a Pulitzer ... joke lang ... hahaha!

I've emailed the CNN editor and now waiting for broadcast schedule of that particular program for Asia. I think the CNN we see here in the Philippines is programmed from CNN's Hong Kong bureau. This explain the many British anchors we see.

May 19, 2008 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I caught that show over the weekend; the photos were great! I did not know that they were yours. Thank you for helping promote a positive image of the country.

May 19, 2008 2:43 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I haven't seen the program myself, Yuki. As I've mentioned, it wasn't until I received the emails from New York friends this morning that I remembered about my photos being featured in that particular program.

Thank you for sharing with us your thoughts on it.

Hopefully, it will also be shown here in Asia.

Again, thank you, Yuki!

May 19, 2008 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Eric! I expected that someday it'd come to this ... and I expect more. I hope CNN replays it so I can watch.

May 19, 2008 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, Eric! You deserve it. You have great photos. I hope I can see it. :D

May 19, 2008 5:46 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Bugsy. Your kind words are greatly appreciated :)

May 19, 2008 5:49 PM  

Blogger nutart said...

wow! A heartfelt congrats from this no-cable tv person...sayang! If only I get to watch CNN just because I know there is something interesting for me to watch (no kidding). Not much into American politics kasi and mainstream media.

May 19, 2008 5:52 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, LAR!

I will post the schedule for the Asian telecast as soon as I get it from CNN.

May 19, 2008 5:57 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

The many years I've spent in New York is the main reason why I feel a great desire to remain connected, and tuning in to CNN is one of the methods, Bernadette. However, truth be told, I'm not too crazy with the Australian and English accents of the anchors and correspondents of CNN's Asian edition ... hehehe.

Thank you, Bernadette :)

May 19, 2008 6:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen it, senor! Sabi ko na nga ba ikaw at mga shots mo 'yon!


May 19, 2008 6:44 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wow! That's so cool, Mandaragat! I'm glad you (and Yuki) had seen the program :)

Gosh ... perhaps, I'd get to see the show as well one of these days.

Maraming salamat!

May 19, 2008 7:24 PM  

Blogger Photowalker said...


May 19, 2008 10:34 PM  

Blogger Aura said...

So happy for you SE! I hope to catch the CNN program tomorrow. Not sure about our time difference but i guess we are 6 hrs in advance?

Congartulations,finally we´ll be able to see something nice about Philippines. Sana makita ko ang CNN program.

May 19, 2008 10:42 PM  

Blogger mgaputonimimi said...

wow!! congrats po!!!

May 20, 2008 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

am too late (again). i guess i missed seeing that. come to think of it, i have no cable. so i guess i won't be able to catch that. sigh...

nevertheless, am so glad your pictures are indeed making their rounds and am humbled to witness the growth of your works.

May 20, 2008 12:31 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

Hi Eric, Congrats again, I saw your photos on Ireport website and I'll try to watch CNN iReport News this tuesday.

May 20, 2008 3:19 AM  

Blogger armovil said...

Magaling, magaling, magaling! Congratulations!

May 20, 2008 4:21 AM  

Blogger princess_dyanie said...

Congratz! Wow! CNN! Amazing!!! :)

May 20, 2008 4:54 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Mimi :)

May 20, 2008 6:38 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Daniel. Like you with your artworks, am very much enjoying photography :) Sometimes I feel guilty that I am having such a wonderful time with it .... hehehe.

May 20, 2008 6:41 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks much, Reyd! Please let us know what you think of it, ok?

By the way, received word from Kim Lute of CNN. She said that this is also shown in Asia but I have to check out the local listing. She only has the US schedule :(

But I'll tune in at 9:30 this am and see if I can catch it.

May 20, 2008 6:44 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Arlan!

May 20, 2008 6:45 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Princess Dyanie :)

May 20, 2008 6:46 AM  

Blogger escape said...

congratulations senor! you make the filipinos proud.

May 20, 2008 10:07 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Aw shucks, donG! I just see so many beautiful things in Manila that I'm simply compelled to share them all with the entire world. And I think I'm doing just that now ... hehehe :)

Many thanks, donG!

May 20, 2008 10:35 AM  

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