SM Marilao Giant Santa Claus '08

The Giant Santa Claus at SM Marilao

20-foot fiberglass figure of a sitting and smiling Santa Claus, reportedly the biggest in the country.

Made by craftsman Fred Velasquez and his 21 employees at Candellero Handicraft, the giant image of Santa Claus is on loan to SM Marilao in Bulacan this year.

Bicol Travel November 2008

Me at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City with fresh Papaya...hehehe.

At Villa Caceres open air Dining Area

Pool side at Villa Caceres, Naga City

Nice View of Mt. Mayon with Cagsawa Church ruin park at Albay... Mayon Volcano is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines.
Renowned as the "Perfect Cone" because of its almost perfectly conical shape, Mayon is situated 15 kilometres northwest of Legazpi City.
Mayon is a continuing nominee as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Me with the nice background of amazing perpect cone volcano, Mt. Mayon.

Mayon is a stratovolcano or composite volcano. The current cone was formed through pyroclastic and lava flows from past eruptions. Mayon is the most active of the active volcanoes in the Philippines, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years.
It is located on a convergent boundary between the Eurasian and the Philippine Plate. Where a continental plate meets an oceanic plate, the lighter continental plate overrides the oceanic plate, forcing it down. Magma, formed where the rock melts, may be forced through the earth's crust. One such exit point for the magma, is Mayon.
Like other volcanoes located around the rim of the Pacific Ocean, Mayon is part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire".

framing with the the bell tower as background. The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814. Lava flowed but not as much compared to the 1766 eruption. Instead, the volcano was belching dark ash and eventually bombarding the town with tephra that buried the town of Cagsawa—only the bell tower of the town's church remained above the new surface. Trees were burned; rivers were certainly damaged. Proximate areas were also devastated by the eruption with ash accumulating to 9 m (30 ft) in depth. 2,200 Albay locals perished in what is considered to be the most lethal eruption in Mayon's history.

Mayon Volcano's longest uninterrupted eruption occurred on June 23, 1897 which lasted for seven days of raining fire. Lava once again flowed down to civilization. Seven miles eastward, the village of Bacacay was buried 15 m (50 ft) beneath the lava. In Libog, 100 people were declared dead—incinerated by steam and falling debris or hot rocks. Other villages like San Roque, Misericordia and Santo Niño became deathtraps. Ash was carried in black clouds as far as 160 km (100 mi) from the catastrophic event. More than 400 persons were killed

Sky walker visits Mt. Mayon...

Mayon Volcano is the main landmark of Albay Province, Philippines. It is ten kilometres (6 mi) from the Gulf of Albay, in the municipalities of Legazpi City, Daraga, Camilig, Guinobatan, Ligao City, Tabaco City, Malilipot, and Santo Domingo (clockwise from Legazpi). It rises 2462 m (8,077 ft) above the gulf.
Mayon Volcano is the Philippines' most active volcano and is considered to be the world's most perfectly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone. It is a basaltic-andesitic volcano. The upper slopes of the volcano are steep averaging 35-40 degrees and are capped by a small summit crater. Its sides are layers of lava and other volcanic material.

Mt. Mayon with beautiful rainbow to provide amazing view of natural beauty of Bicol Region.

Mayon Volcano as viewed from Lingñon Hill in Daraga, Albay