Saturday, December 07, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Typhoon Yolanda is one, if not, the biggest disaster of our generation. Its grim aftermath was beyond comprehension. Dead people, destructed villages, unprepared government, suffering… all depressing.
But Yolanda somehow triggered the macrocosm of our society straight towards our face. She painted to us how we are as a people facing this fate of adversity. Our polarized criticisms, support system, political bickering and failure of systems are clear manifestations of our collective thoughts as one society. We may be facing all forms of disputes, especially our trust and faith to our government and its leaders but everything is part of a nation's dynamism.
Now unfolding is the shaping of a new history. Soon this will dwell in the past and the future will always be better than the present.
Right now, we all need to participate; if you burst to criticize then be the best in that; if you collaborate and help then be the best in it; if you intend to be an observer then be it. But we all need to think deep.
Remember that the future will always be better than the present and Yolanda will bring the best in us in the future.
BE STRONG PILIPINAS!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
|Banol Beach, Coron, Palawan|
Coron is one of the towns badly hit by the recent Super Typhoon Yolanda. And if you happen to see images of the havoc of the typhoon, you will be disheartened by its aftermath. In fact, I do have doubts of featuring places recently hit by calamity because the photos I have taken depict images that was taken before the typhoon. And seeing images on the net and tv of how they look now is definitely far-cry on how it looked before.
Friday, November 01, 2013
It is the time of the year when ghost stories are delegated to heightened proportions. And when travelers congregate, there are places which they have visited that seems to be haunted more than others. And although the present time is the age of zombies and the walking dead, still, the old allure of white ladies or headless priests or even those things unseen but make their presence felt make up the pieces of every travelers' haunted place.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
“Hi, I’m Ana” she said in a very thick accent. She extended her hands to me but her scantily-clad young body certainly does not make any effort not to touch mine. “I’m John” I said. I offered her the seat in front of me, but she preferred the seat close to mine. She is Number 112 on the stage and for her, tonight is just all in a day’s work.
Search the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” slogan on the web and chances are you will see more than a couple of addresses in the list that promote the Philippines as a sex-tourism destination. Although prostitution is illegal in the Philippines, you don’t have to be a detective to find it being practiced. The red-light district of most big cities operates openly and freely and no administration from the Marcos Regime to the present Noynoy Administration could stop them. They are in Manila, Subic, Cebu, Baguio and in Angeles City to name a few.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Barracuda Lake is named after a big, territorial fish that used to inhabit the place. It is one of the two famous lakes of Coron Island that is often visited by tourist. It is a freshwater lake but its proximity to the sea makes it brackish and a bit salty.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Painted bodies adorned with colorful ornaments take the center stage as they sway to the beat of the festival music. This is Kasadyaan Festival 2013. And as they wait for their turn to showcase their presentations, I happened to be on the crowded sidelines trying to take some snaps. However, the almost barren tropical scene of the sea awaits me that day so I have to leave the revelries behind. Here are some shots: