A Stopover in Davao Occidental that Give “Rio de Janeiro” Feels
Kenneth Mheil Mangaya- Ay | June 22, 2020
Photos by Marke Dave Pangan
The newly released photos of the statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental will surely give you calming and peaceful feels just like in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 35-foot statue is the newest landmark in the region. Unlike the statue in Brazil, the face is painted brown to be relatable to the IP communities of Blaan and Manobo in their town according to Mayor Jason John Joyce.
The Redeemer was just one of many proposed landmarks to make international sights accessible to locals who cannot make trips abroad. The Redeemer statue is located in Barangay Culaman watching over the entire municipality. Wow Mindanao, Choose Philippines!