Photo entries of Victor Francis Orencia and Richard Badlisan, both Cagayan de Oro-based photography enthusiasts, made it to the 48 finalists out of 5,500 entries for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor’s) 1st National Photography Competition on July 5  at the Airport Casino Filipino in Parañaque City.

Orencia’s “Chillin out at the Park” and Badlisan’s “Pineapple Plantation” passed the regional screening held last June 10. CLICK THE PHOTOS BELOW FOR LARGER VIEW.

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badAll 48 photos that made it to the finals will be exhibited from July 5 to 12, 2013 in Airport Casino Filipino but only 12 grand winners—three from each category–people, nature, structures/historical landmarks/and customs and traditions—will be proclaimed on July 12.

The grand winners will win P75,000 each while the 36 non-winning entries will each receive a consolation prize of P20,000. Accordingly, the winning entries will be used for Pagcor’s 2014 calendar. Pagcor will also have  a special award for the “Most Liked” photos, chosen via online voting at Pagcor’s Facebook page that runs from June 20 to July 9, 2013.

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