Malate is a place.
About 14° 34′ 0″ North, 120° 59′ 0″ East. To the east is the metropolis and to the west is the filthy Manila Bay. And Elmer Valenzuela is the man. Loafer, daydreamer, beachcomber, photography nut, former this, former that and Powerbooks/National Bookstore/Booksale denizen as sea urchin is to sea. The man’s got mouths to feed and bills to pay so he works for the GRP full time since 19-ninety-three taking care of logistics, graphic arts, Info-tech, a demanding boss and The Bizarre Cadre.
MALATE: Since 2008. Come to Malate for a drink!
Malate first nailed a slot in that most coveted Freshly Pressed section in 2010 with “Cool Pueblo Plunge.” Unfortunately, then WP Editorial Czar Joy Victory had to pull out the post immediately citing one ‘smutty’ image.
Almost a year later, Malate is back on Freshly Pressed with vengeance, in a post titled “Snack Street.”