Langyaw is Editor’s Choice in National Geographic

My photo (top) as editor's choice in the National Geographic Magazine May 2010 issue

Finally, it’s out: the May 2010 issue of the National Geographic Magazine where my image of a flagellant preparing his tukarol is published. The caption reads:

Estan Cabigas Talisay City, Philippines

On Good Friday in the Philippine town of Infanta, this Roman Catholic flagellant donned a floral headress called the “tukarol.” Cabigas, 36, captured his image while documenting Holy Week practices for a school assignment.

This photo is part of a story that I did for my Diploma in Photojournalism course at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. Check out my slideshow.

Thanx to Nomadic Pinoy for sending me this scanned page. I’m still awaiting delivery of my copy.

Check the slideshow and free download

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. journeyingjames
    April 22, 2010 @ 15:12

    galing, astig, panalo talaga. i hope you receive more awards and recognitions. congratulations bro!

  2. estan
    April 22, 2010 @ 20:58

    thanx james ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. faith
    April 23, 2010 @ 12:04

    Wow! Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kristine
    April 23, 2010 @ 15:02

    CONGRATS Estan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. estan
    April 23, 2010 @ 18:34

    thanx ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. joemill
    April 24, 2010 @ 0:32

    congrats bai! the best gyud! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Azrael
    April 24, 2010 @ 23:59

    congrats pre!!
    nice to meet you sa bgc passion fest!
    food blog na tayo! ahhahaha

    April 28, 2010 @ 16:50

    Nice work. You have a wonderful blog. May I ask if you are open for an exchange link? Can we trade if so… my URL is Thanks.

  9. Traveler on Foot
    May 1, 2010 @ 10:58

    You make Filipinos proud estan. Congratulations!

  10. estan
    May 1, 2010 @ 15:44

    @traveler on foot, thanx ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. flip
    July 1, 2010 @ 8:35

    congrats estan ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. estan
    July 1, 2010 @ 14:22

    @flip, thanx ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. TawidTayo
    July 14, 2010 @ 23:44

    Congratulations po Sir, talaga namang napakahusay mo. Idol!:)

  14. estan
    July 15, 2010 @ 0:36

    Tawid, salamat gid ya ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. journeysandtravels
    August 3, 2011 @ 10:25

    Congrats bai! I am proud of your work!

  17. estan
    August 4, 2011 @ 3:45

    @wendell, thanx

  18. Karl
    September 1, 2011 @ 21:19

    i remember reading that post dati. congrats. thank you for featuring my town province, infanta.

  19. estan
    September 1, 2011 @ 22:03

    @karl, welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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