Caveat Venditor: Aljun At the Footbridge

Commuters need good food. They use a lot of energy–and time–in traffic and transit, so every moment they can save counts. They often want to reach their workplace armed with a packed meal or two as “baon”, saving time they would otherwise lose to the lunch rush later in the day. Vendors like Aljun meet…

Caveat Venditor: Cebu, Metro Manila, Pampanga 

Caveat Venditor features street vendors in their local contexts. Above: vendor by the Philhealth building, Cebu. Below: Taho vendor along EDSA, Metro Manila. Below: Vendor along MacArthur Highway, San Fernando Pampanga. First post of Caveat Venditor appears here.

Caveat Venditor: Entry One

The risks for modern-day street merchants abound: exposure to extortion, violence, unhealthy conditions, in addition to the burden of being breadwinners amid the mounting vicissitudes of life.

Exploratiologo Ortigas Gallery

All five of the daily choices from Exploratiologo Ortigas in one place. Day One is here.  Day Two.  Day Three.  Day Four. Day Five.

Exploratiologo Ortigas, Day 5 of 5

Day Five of Exploratiologo Ortigas fell on a Sunday. Most of the streets were empty, and I managed to give Ingy a copy of her portrait before snapping the shot of the day. Here is the photo for Day 5:    Below the scrawl is the word “Saya,” a Filipino term for happy. Around the…

Exploratiologo Ortigas, Day 4

Day 4 had the shortest shooting time, at about 25 minutes, in the lowest light I had across five days. As it happened, I spent a greater part of the morning playing with my 11 month old son, who managed to rise early that day. Best use of time, I tell you. Someone once commented…