First there was the parade of the different DOST agencies...
But, the highlight of the opening ceremony was the parade of the different Muses. Philippine Science High School, the school were I taught and which hosted the event, was regaled with beauty and pageantry. And of course, Filipinos love, always, a beauty pageant.
To cover the event, as I almost always do, I brought two cameras. One was the Canon 7D with a 70-200 lens and, this might shock you, the Canon Powershot G15. Since my style of coverage is a guerrilla style of event photography, I needed the long reach of the telephoto lens. But for those times that I needed a wide lens, then I use the Powershot. I don't want to change lens during a shoot of this kind: I don't want to miss any shot as much as possible!
Covering the event was great fun. And, after being away for 8 years, I was treated to a DOST that I didn't know exist before. :)