About gerryruiz

This photoblog is all about meanderings into pseudo-serious photography by Gerry Ruiz, a Broadcast Communication graduate of the UP Institute of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C. He is now based in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines.

The site features photos mostly of the Eastern Visayas region (Leyte, Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte and Biliran provinces) as well as some taken from other Philippine regions and major cities, and a few from other countries.

Gerry was formerly with ABS-CBN 3 Cebu (Producer-Director), PRTV12 Tac (Station Manager, Producer-Director) & San Miguel Corp. (Comm Specialist for Vis-Min, Corporate Communications Office, SMC Cebu).

He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of San Juanico, District 3860 and former Editor-in-Chief of the Governor’s Monthly Letter publication of the Rotary International District 3860.

He is the “immediate past president” of the Camera Club of Leyte and Samar (CCLS).

Gerry plays the Korg and Yamaha keyboards when bored, with their retro band called “Past Forward” – this happens at least once a year. 🙂

Gerry belongs to Batch ’73 of U.P. Diliman’s Upsilon Sigma Phi. Proudly.

The gerryruiz photoblog was launched on September 25, 2007. His first post was “Welcome to Tacloban!” View it here.

Update Aug 25, 2009: View my photo portfolio at http://gerryruiz.callezaragosa.com

All photos by gerryruiz (unless otherwise indicated.) All rights reserved.

gerryruiz now accepts specialized photo documentation work – destination photography, weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, debuts and special events. For samples of photo documentation gigs, go to http://czproductions.callezaragosa.com and http://gerryruiz.callezaragosa.com



29 Responses to “About gerryruiz”

  1. hi sir,

    came upon ur photoblog while blog hopping and i like the pics and the stories. i am also a fellow taclobanon based here in manila. like u, sir, i am also a photography enthusiast. thank u for promoting tacloban thru ur blog. keep it up, sir!

  2. Hi Jenny!

    Thank you for your comments! And, please, if you don’t mind, you can drop the ‘sir’ thing. 🙂

  3. Hi Gerry! I came across your photoblog when I was surfing the net for islands and beaches in Eastern Visayas that I want to visit next. I’m originally from Southern Leyte but live and work now in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I’m done with the Boracays of the Philippines and looking for out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-path islands and beaches in the Philippines. Less crowded, much cheaper and very much natural paradise. Thanks for having this valuable resources you have here on the net. All the information you give to nature-seekers like me is… priceless.

  4. Hi Gerry, Anton Diaz here from OurAwesomePlanet…. Hope to meet you while I’m in Tacloban. Will visit Calle Zaragosa.

  5. Hi Gerry,
    Thanks for visiting my page and also sharing your wonderful site! The pictures are simply beautiful! Such rich colorful costumes so wonderfully captured!

    If you don’t mind, I’d like to link you up in my page so I can show to the world just how beautiful my hometown, Tacloban, really is!

    Madamo nga salamat!

  6. Hi Tito Gerry! This is Doris Dolina. Thank you for visiting my blogsite at http://dorisday1971.wordpress.com. I believe we are related by blood having seen you in one of the many Dolina family reunions but we haven’t been introduced to each other yet nor did we have any chance of knowing each other. Anyway, to give you a little background of my roots, my grandparents (Julian and Justina) and my father (Jimmy) came from Arado, Palo but we lived in Tanauan. I hope to visit Calle Z one of these days and I would make an effort to introduce myself. LOL .

    You have a nice site.

  7. Thank you, Doris! Great to meet you here in the cyberworld. Anyway, just ask the cashier to call my attention (they’ll ring me up) when you come to calle Z. Hope to meet you personally soon! 🙂

  8. Hi Gerry,

    I came across your blog and me and my husband are so impressed. We are glad of your wonderful work. My husband is from Ormoc and loves photography too. We hope to visit some of the places you featured in your blog. Keep up the good work. You inspire us.

  9. Manong Gerry I saw you last night ngadto ha Plaza Rizal together with the other photographers. hehehe

  10. Love the photos. It made me want to go back to Tacloban more. I never really had the chance to go around Tacloban. But I’m a frequent diner at Calle Z. And I think you’re a good friend of my Hubby’s family. Hoping I can visit Tacloban this April for Palarong Pambansa. Your photos are very inspiring.

  11. i’m a fan!

  12. me too, an instant fan. 🙂

  13. Thank you, guys! Am flattered. 😉

  14. Hi Gerry,
    Looking at your photo again, I think I knew you before when I was still in Tacloban. Those pictures are great! Maybe that is an understatement; they are awesome! Hope to visit Tacloban again. I was there in 2007.

  15. Hellow, sir Gerry!
    nahidlaw ako ha imo. pero han makita ko han imo mga pictures nalipay 
ako. may talent ka pa la as photographer, nabusog mo ako hit imo mga retrato ngan video. miss u, Sir, and our prod’n group. God bless you and your family.

  16. Gerry – We love your images. May we feature your photos on the Search For the Ultimate Athlete web site? We would be interested in your photos of extreme sport activities on the Agas Agas bridge. We are just developing the site and would love to keep in touch about extreme sports in the Philippines.

  17. I’ve been following your blog since I started to get interested in most of internet stuff. And even now I envy your blog. Hopefully I can have a good blog as well, even though it wont be as beautiful as this. I just started my photoblog here in wordpress, hoping that some people will like it as well.

    Just a question, I haven’t noticed any pictures taken from Jaro, Leyte. I’d love to see my hometown photos published here.

    • Hi, sircmon. While I haven’t done a feature post on Jaro, Leyte, I have in fact posted scenes taken in Jaro. They are one of the earlier photos I’ve taken, way back in 2007. Go >>> https://gerryruiz.wordpress.com/2007/11/16/ordinary-things-ordinary-scenes/

      I have a couple of photos taken at the Jaro Public Cemetery – it was a fun shoot w/ members of our former camera club. Since the theme was kind of morbid (and besides, date they were taken was nowhere near All Soul’s Day), I did not post them here.

      Next time I’m near the area, I’ll try to get more photos. Sayang, nag-fiesta pa la ada hira this month, right?

      • Thanks for the info. Yup, nag fiesta pala ngadto ha amon last september 21. And i’ve heard that there were a lot of activities. You should have been there to take shots. I’ll be following your blog, and i’m excited to see more of your posts.

  18. wow, su-subay-bayan ko po ung blog nyo, pag tinitingnan ko ung mga pictures parang na sa Tacloban na din ako. astig. taga dun din po pa la kayo. twice a year lang po kasi ako nakakauwi samin kaya nakaka-miss talaga. inadd ko nga po pala kayo sa blogroll ko. thanks po.:)

  19. Helo Gerry. Fellow Waray, Mass Comm alumni, and photography enthusiast here. 🙂 Love the photos. Glad I stumbled upon here. 😀

  20. @Cedric, yep, Jesse is a brod 😉

  21. Thanks! 😀

  22. awesome site! i was a security police then at PICOP, way back 1975 and haven’t heard of such a paradise site! i hope to see it once i would be back. alam ko marami pang mga pang-tourism sites sa province namin!

  23. Hello. I’ve seen your photos of the Bangon River in Palo. I like it very much. Actually, my thesis is about the River, still in the making. Can I use some of your pictures?

    • Hi Bernadine. Yes you may use my photos in your thesis. Only favor I ask is for one not to edit/remove the watermark in the photos, and a brief acknowledgment of the photo’s author. 😉 Good luck on your thesis!

  24. […] Gerry Ruiz travels the distance to Bislig, and captures the magic of Tinuy-an falls in his photoblog. He claims the long trip is worth it as soon as he is greeted by one of the country’s best waterfalls.  Stunning, magnificent, grand, majestic….these are just some of the words he uses to describe what he has seen. And his photos show it all. Truly enchanting. Makes one proud to be Pinoy! […]

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