Do you believe in Diwata?

Diwata
@Nakitakona (56088)
Philippines
November 24, 2022 7:26am CST
Our small city is rich in traditional beliefs or superstitious beliefs and one of them is diwata or fairy who lives near the falls. To this effect, a replica or statue of this fairy was sculptured by Joel Espartero as one of the factors that brought many blessings to Mangkas or ancient La Carlota. The said Diwata statue at La Carlota public plaza was water damaged by the super typhoon Odette last December 17, 2021. And recently it was facelifted job by ENRO workers under Noel Gamilla, the department head and with the closed supervision of sculpture artist Raul Donguines. Now it looks clean and vibrant as it gives a beautiful attraction to bystanders at the public plaza.
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9 responses
@LindaOHio (115364)
• United States
24 Nov
They did a wonderful job of restoring the statue.
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@Nakitakona (56088)
• Philippines
24 Nov
We love it. Yes they did it wonderfully.
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@porwest (62901)
• United States
30 Nov
Great what they were able to do here to keep up the tradition, although I do not believe in fairy tales or superstitions or any of that stuff.
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@porwest (62901)
• United States
3 Dec
@Nakitakona If it it's any consolation, I do believe in the benefits of water. You know, "di water."
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@Nakitakona (56088)
• Philippines
1 Dec
That's okay. I understand.
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@Nakitakona (56088)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@porwest Yes, I do.
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@shaggin (65017)
• United States
28 Nov
I don’t believe in fairies no. I think it is a nice statue though and nice for those who do believe in this fairy to get to see it and take photos with it. Odd that if it’s a fairy it doesn’t have any wings.
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@Nakitakona (56088)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Me too but our ancestors are too superstitious.
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@xstitcher (26681)
• Petaluma, California
29 Nov
Nice statue, but no, I don't.
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@Nakitakona (56088)
• Philippines
30 Nov
Thank you. I know everyone has his belief.
@just4him (272808)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
They did a good job restoring the statue.
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@Nakitakona (56088)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Yes, they did. Thanks.
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@CarolDM (202097)
• United States
29 Nov
Too bad the statue was damaged. Looks very nice now.
@rsa101 (36695)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Not a believer since when I was a child I saw one yet. Although I love hearing stories about them in my childhood and back then I was hoping I could see one and befriend them but I haven't seen them to this day.
@snowy22315 (149491)
• United States
28 Nov
I don't believe in any Gods, other than possibly one supreme being.
@Juliaacv (74955)
• Canada
28 Nov
It is a lovely looking statue, such a nice greeting to visitors.