After securing a 2 hour permit-to-shoot from the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), I was able to take these pictures of Rizal Park.
Contrary to what the Facebook Group Bawal Mag-Shoot Dito (BMSD) is circulating to the public and to newbie photographers like me, hindi po bawal mag-shoot sa Rizal Park (literally: it is not forbidden to shoot in Rizal Park). You’ll just have to secure a permit from the NPDC and there is no fee for taking pictures of Rizal Park even if you’re using a DSLR for as long as the pictures are for personal use only.
Don’t be a dayuhan sa sariling bayan (a stranger in his own land). Take pictures of Rizal Park and Intramuros. These are beautiful places. By the way, I took these pictures before the recent Onslaught of Habagat.