CELEBRATION OF A FILIPINO INGENUITY | GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL – Got to believe in Magic! That’s what I said to myself while looking at vibrant and colorful giant lanterns light up the whole night in the small city of San Fernando, Pampanga. I traveled from Manila to witness this year’s Giant Lantern Festival. The Lantern from the Barangay Telabastagan won the grand prize, second place was awarded to Barangay Del Pilar while Barangay Sta. Lucia bagged the third spot. The festival is an annual celebration held in San Fernando, now dubbed as the Christmas Capital of the Philippines.