DO YOU WANNA MAKE TEA AT THE BGC

It seems the 10-NO PHOTOGRAPHY PLACES IN MANILA will have to be edited to 9 after all. This after the BGC has rid itself of its photographer kick-ass policy and decided to — finally — be PHOTO FRIENDLY. This should send a clear “what’s the point anyway” message to the rest of photo forbidden places around the Metro.

Class act.

The juncture however is not without an “initiation” as landscape photographer and Canon Ambassador Mr. Jay Jallorina himself came to a brush with BGC security personnel as to this Photo Friendly catchline. The sekyu, apparently, had a different apprehension of the word friendly. Fortunately there’s Mr. Marc John Buencamino of the BGC to settle the issue. Mr. Buencamino, btw, is the name ‘neath each and every PHOTOGRAPHY PERMIT issued by the FBDC.

BOTTOM LINE. Although BGC has softened on its photo restrictions, it does not mean photographers can operate the premises in complete liberty. Read the fine print.

A welcome news nevertheless especially for commercial photographers.

In any case, I don’t really mind. Street togs function on any sovereign-tea. Or authori-tea.

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5 thoughts on “DO YOU WANNA MAKE TEA AT THE BGC

  1. Wonderful series of images. The first with the converging buildings with palm is my favorite. I can’t decide if the buildings are moving away or coming at me. Eerie feeling either way. The second would be the ad of the man looking up at and the umbrella covered person. There is a real connection here. Keep them coming.

  2. Great news, no doubt your own rant on Malate about the “no-photography” rule helped stir the soup, as I came across your post shared on facebook many times. Am in Manila, will sms you re a catch up, if you can manage that at all. the work’s astig, as usual.

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