August 29, 2010

Scenic Sunday # 111 : Vicente de Lara Park Grounds (5 of 5)

Tribute to the Slain Members of the Press
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Traveling will never be complete with out checking out the public parks where locals converge. for the next 4 weeks, starting 01st of August 2010, ill be featuring the grounds of Vicente de Lara Park.

Vicente de Lara is the former governor of the province. This was park was formerly called Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park. People said that when Gen Douglas Mac Arthur left Corregidor Island (in the province of Cavite), he landed in Cagayan de Oro en-route to Australia.

Local folks go here for a game of Badminton or to jog or just to meet. Expos and trade fairs are also held here. This park as of this writing is still under renovation. that is why every time I pay a visit a new attraction amazes me.

This final scene I want to share to you made my heart weep. It is really sad to know that a person who once wrote the news will be written in the news. Each brass plates in the left side of the photo represents one slain member of the press. Written(engraved) on each plate are names, news agency and its location. My condolences and my tribute to those who once spread the reality of our society.

Scenic Sunday

Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A580 in
Vicente de Lara Park, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
last 28th of April 2010

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