UPSHOTS

Six typhoons in two months. “Ulysses” for the swan song. Looking back at the congregation of storms — from my quarantine window.          

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BURNED TO THE GROUND

At the height of Typhoon Rolly’s onslaught in Calabarzon, a fire was raging at a fishing community in Bacoor, Cavite. Good thing a forced evacuation prior to the typhoon was placed, saving the families from the inferno. Now the same people are asking the question: was the fire done deliberately while everyone was away? The […]

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OF CALAMITY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

The night before the Taal Volcano eruption, a huge fire broke out at the Legazpi Tower, right across our office building. I joined the crowd of firefighters and usiseros hoping for a photo-journalistic shot of the chaotic scene. I, the social mediaman. Unfortunately, no shot was up for keeps. Not even a facebookable one. I […]

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INSIDE THE HUMMING RELIEF HUB

AIR21 CARGOHAUS BUILDING: Cargo house-turned-relief goods assembly hub. I can’t believe how this freight forwarding company has been contributing enormously in the relief efforts for the typhoon devastated areas. Makes me wonder how come the megacorps can’t follow suit. Kudos Air21! Friday we took our pre-scheduled volunteer work at the assembly lines. It’s not easy, […]

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