THIS MESSAGE WILL SELF DESTRUCT IN FIVE DAYS. PHILIPPINE TIME.

I’m taking the annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk (SKWWPW) in Paete, Laguna on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Photographers, street photographers, travel photographers, amateurs, pros, hobbyists, or simply looking around. If you are somewhere near, this is your chance to photowalk the place. Paete is a good place for photography. An artisan’s realm. The Carving Capital … Continue reading THIS MESSAGE WILL SELF DESTRUCT IN FIVE DAYS. PHILIPPINE TIME.

PARTING SHOT

Jun Jacolbe is not my mentor. Not even my idol. I don’t really know the man. But he transformed the way I view photography forever. Unwittingly. One day not too long ago, I sat on a banquet table across this gray-haired gray-goateed stranger, eavesdropping on his conversation with another guy about black and white street … Continue reading PARTING SHOT

SLEEPWALK

The Cereal Killer and I used to walk around town before sundown. No complaints, no objections. Because for every disciplined effort there is a 7-Eleven treat. But that was long ago. The kid doesn’t live here anymore. What we have here now is a 14-year-old couch potato. Still notorious for cereals though. But lost in … Continue reading SLEEPWALK

SAGRADA

Mierkoles Santo. The women prepare “Ina” for the procession. While the men do the cooking. They have a troop of parabuligs to feed. Devotees who would parade Ina around the town — on their shoulders. But that was long ago. Today, Ina rides on a chariot. Breaking up that old gang of parabuligs. Still, the … Continue reading SAGRADA

P FOR PLAGIARIZED

Borongan is not very near. You need to travel across different languages to get there. For the Philippine Information Agency to simply copy-paste my notes about eatables I experienced in Borongan, is contemptible. Wednesday, Patch Salarzon, very eagle-eyed, alerted me about the PIA’s lifting of some pieces from my decade old article Borongan Appetit! and … Continue reading P FOR PLAGIARIZED