The sites, the art, the people and really being here.

by Vincent

photo by: V.Galvez, Leaving Baguio for Manila


I haven’t written anything down in a few weeks. Thoughts here and there, but nothing too substantial. I realize there’s been an internal struggle that I’ve been trying to make sense of. Riding the constantly changing waves of life and energy that flow to me and through me. Being in the cool air of Baguio, the caves and mountains of Sagada, the traffic of Manila, the streets of Quezon City, the markets of Quiapo, the sites of Bataan, the organic farms of Los Banos. Seeing the museums, cemeteries, churches, houses, malls, neighborhoods rich and poor. Philippines is vast and wide, varied and complex.

I guess I’ve just been searching for something to speak to me…

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If Only I Could Vote…

by alex

Nationalism.  Democracy.  Freedom.  These are words.  In the Philippines they are important words.  Unfortunately more because they are reminders of what Filipinos don’t yet have.  [*Current events around this election are perfect example.]   Continue reading

Elections 2010: What’s Going On?!?

by alex

In front of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Progressive partylist congresspersons (and two senatorial candidates) in the centre from Bayan Muna, Gabriela, and Anakpawis.

It has became apparent that the 2010 Philippine elections are in trouble.   Continue reading

It Might Get Crazy. Real Crazy. Real Soon.

by alex

This article is illustrated with older photos of mine.

The mood was kinda weird tonight at the house.  We have a friend from Kapisanan in Toronto who has been here almost a week, and today his cultural adjustment just hit a major bit of Philippine political reality.  We were up talking til three… and then I decided to write this.

You see there is a very real possibility of a failure of elections (or a postponement or straight out cancelation).  And if that happens things will get real interesting, real crazy, and real soon.

It’s kinda freaking near everyone (in the country) out. Continue reading

Principle Photography is Complete—Now What?!?

by alex

We got through principle photography without killing each other. Awesome. (photo by dyan ruiz)

So Vince and I are done principle photography on our documentary.  But we still have two months left on our trip.  Now what? Continue reading