Langyaw Issue #02

Langyaw #02: Cuyo

The new issue of Langyaw as a downloadable PDF e-magazine

The town of Cuyo, a remote municipality of Palawan, between this province and Panay Island, north of the Sulu Sea has always been a mystery to me. In 2006, I was able to visit this beautiful place for a few days as part of a heritage church book project.

This new downloadable photo PDF is my second e-magazine following last year’s issue #01 and focuses on this far flung town.

From everyday objects to the massive fortress-church. From fishermen early in the morning to a lazy afternoon with some children playing. Or an amble within the quaint town.

This 33-page download consists of 31 beautiful colored images that I have taken when I was there, presented mostly as single page spreads except where there are vertical photographs. Check this download out and fall in love with the place. Click the links above to read my entries.

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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. Angel
    December 16, 2010 @ 0:12

    Great post! Ganda ng mga images! I hope makabalik ako sa Cuyo, I will make sure na hindi rainy season ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. estan
    December 16, 2010 @ 0:18

    @angel, dapat pre ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ada
    December 16, 2010 @ 2:39

    Astig!!! Idol, makagawa nga din ako ng ebook minsan. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. fetus
    December 16, 2010 @ 6:41

    i used to play sepak takraw wayback elementary and high school. the place is reminscent to my childhood life, very much similar to our place in tagbilaran city.

    this, for sure, has slapped me to remember my forgotten past — a past i’m failing to flee from.

    “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makarating sa paroroonan.”

    cliche, but its creeping my nerves all of a sudden.

  5. estan
    December 16, 2010 @ 7:14

    @ada, thanx! gawa ka rin ๐Ÿ™‚

    @fetus, bai, salamat sa comment. you should go back or write about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. fetus
    December 16, 2010 @ 8:14

    i don’t know. it’ll be too emotional for words to be written, too anchored to metaphysical things that only through silence it can be understood. char.

  7. estan
    December 16, 2010 @ 8:17

    @fetus, hahaha… writing about it would become an outlet and I would be interested to read about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ed
    December 16, 2010 @ 10:32

    @fetus: haha. imagine what i had to go through na lang when i had to write about dumaguete. hehe. but it was worth it.
    @estan: paturo ng ebook one of these days! very professional ng dating!

  9. Oliver Oliveros
    December 16, 2010 @ 17:30

    Very inspired images. The whole idea has prompted me to revisit the film we shot on the island of Cuyo a few years ago:

  10. estan
    December 16, 2010 @ 19:51

    @ed, no problem bai ๐Ÿ™‚

    @oliver, thanx too for the comment. happy that it made an effect ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Earl B.(Suroy Pilipinas)
    December 18, 2010 @ 21:59

    Great photos! Mura na gihapon kog naka-adto sa Cuyo aning imo ebook bai!

  12. estan
    December 19, 2010 @ 0:13

    @earl, thanx bai ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. aleah
    December 21, 2010 @ 2:28

    Love your images. Idol na rin kita! ^_^

  14. estan
    December 21, 2010 @ 22:59

    @aleah, thanx ๐Ÿ™‚

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