Monday, July 30, 2012

Manila City Hall

This is the view of Manila City Hall's tower and clock from the second floor of the legislative offices. I took the picture during a visit to a councilor friend friend.

The city hall looks great from the outside. But I really think that the current or future chief executive of the city must look into how the country's premiere city hall should be immediately renovated. 

City halls are historical features and as such it should highlight any city's past, present and future.

And if anyone will visit Manila City Hall, it would conjure a city with a proud past but it lacks a sense of modernity and especially a future.

Ang sama talaga ng kalagayan ng Manila City Hall. Period.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dumaguete City Photo Walk


My work provides me the pleasure to travel and in a recent "mission" I was able to visit Siquijor Island and the gateway to the famous destination - Dumaguete City.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saranggani jeepney

While visiting Saranggani, I got the chance of taking the photo above with magnificent blue sky backdrop.

Like other jeepneys in the Philippines, the jeepney version in Saranggani are colorful. The jeepneys are also longer compared to those plying in Metro Manila.

You can also see some of my photos on Saranggani Bay beach here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ubos na load ko - BC Bloggers meme

Like the majority of Filipinos living in Metro Manila, I use public utility vehicles to commute around the traffic-prone streets of the metropolis.

But a few months back, I got this idea to start a photo blog about commuting here in the Philippines. I titled the blog Jeepney Pixels, culled from the generic name of the vehicle which have transported millions of Filipinos for generations.

The idea was to capture images of the passengers and the jeepneys and other means of public transportation in the country.

Posted above is one of the photos I have taken during one of my rides. Please help me caption the photo as I am lost for words how to capture in words the emotion oozing from the eyes of the lady passenger.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Mystic Siquijor

I was invited recently to visit Siquijor Island to be part of a team tasked to train local leaders in political mobilization and communications.

Since it would be my first trip to the island famous for its rural legends like the manananggal and manggagamot, I consciously put any judgement about the island and its people prior to my visit, although I made a research about what Siquijor province and its six municipalities can offer a tourist cum trainer like me.

I discovered an island rich with the bounties of the seas and the mountains and a people with a history which they can be proud of.

Here are some of the photos I took while visiting the island.