Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Zamboanga City's Yuletide Scenes

Colorful lights and yuletide decorations adorn the century-old former Spanish military fort which now houses the Zamboanga City Hall in the southern Philippines. Aside from City Hall, the Plaza Pershing, named after American Governor John “Black Jack” Pershing; and the Plaza Rizal, also named after a Filipino hero Dr Jose Rizal, are all decorated with thousands of beautiful color lights and have become favorite places to hang around among locals and visitors. Zamboanga, popularly known as the “City of Flowers,” has been branded as “Asia’s Latin City” because of its unique language called Chavacano, which is a mixture of Spanish and Filipino dialects. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)

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