A portrait of Manila, photographs fro...

A portrait of Manila, photographs from the Philippines by Jed Bacason

There are 22 comments on the Denver Post story from Jul 23, 2013, titled A portrait of Manila, photographs from the Philippines by Jed Bacason. In it, Denver Post reports that:

Armed only with his Rolleiflex, photographer Jed Bacason searches for stories on the streets of Manila , Philippines .

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Juan de la Cruz

Philippines

#1 Jul 26, 2013
Way, way back, our Elementary Schools gave us the use of books for free and I recall the big blue book of Geography had interesting illustrations of the whole Philippine Islands. most if not all where photographs of of native nipa huts and people in poor areas of the provinces, Nothing else was shown in cities like Manila, Iloilo, Davao at that time. It seemed then that our country was just so under developed. Perhaps it would be good to ask this Photograper to present mainly the modern skyscrapers, huge Malls and other modernized structures for the world to see and not the SLUM areas only and the people living in shanties along the streets. Show the world that we are today comparable to the most modern cities on earth.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#2 Jul 26, 2013
Considering that it's a Geography book -

The concept of just showing the modern skyscrapers, huge malls, etc. without the slums and people living in poverty,is a shallow thinking that does not have any depth. It's like wanting to only see things at face value without concern with what lies beneath.
Zed

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jul 26, 2013
Hahaha what a name, baka son
Juan de la Cruz

Philippines

#4 Jul 26, 2013
lol wrote:
Considering that it's a Geography book -
The concept of just showing the modern skyscrapers, huge malls, etc. without the slums and people living in poverty,is a shallow thinking that does not have any depth. It's like wanting to only see things at face value without concern with what lies beneath.
Hey Lol", you just love to say your "two bit worth"" all the time,...this is not a concept but a suggestion for Photographers to present the Philippines as it is. I said, cover the modern structures and the slums for all to see. The slums are seen everywhere in the world and showing it as the main feature makes us appear like a bunch of beggars seeking compassion and donations. Smart thinking, is'nt it ,eh Lol ?
lol

San Francisco, CA

#5 Jul 26, 2013
Juan de la Cruz wrote:
<quoted text> Hey Lol", you just love to say your "two bit worth"" all the time,...this is not a concept but a suggestion for Photographers to present the Philippines as it is. I said, cover the modern structures and the slums for all to see. The slums are seen everywhere in the world and showing it as the main feature makes us appear like a bunch of beggars seeking compassion and donations. Smart thinking, is'nt it ,eh Lol ?
Here, I'm quoting what you posted:
"Perhaps it would be good to ask this Photograper to present mainly the modern skyscrapers, huge Malls and other modernized structures for the world to see and not the SLUM areas only and the people living in shanties along the streets. Show the world that we are today comparable to the most modern cities on earth."

you said to present mainly the modern, etc. etc......and not only ...unquote ARE YOU CONFUSED HERE....
L A Marcial

Philippines

#6 Jul 28, 2013
You just cannot seem to read and understand English Lol".. I said modern structures and the slums, both to be shown to the world"....Go back to school young man"..../////
BaKuteH

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#7 Jul 29, 2013
take a little snap on the slum, is good enough to represent the whole philippines..... many filipinos would hide it, they even build walls surrounds it mentioning "its more fun in the philippines" lol maybe its more like slums in the philippines
We the People

Philippines

#8 Jul 30, 2013
BaKuteH wrote:
take a little snap on the slum, is good enough to represent the whole philippines..... many filipinos would hide it, they even build walls surrounds it mentioning "its more fun in the philippines" lol maybe its more like slums in the philippines
Mr. Bakuteh, the slums are the consequence of our society who think only of themselves. Mostly heartless persons who don't give a damn what happens to poor people everywhere. The day is not far off for them to feel the wrath of God. They can be sure of that.
Nena Diaz

Philippines

#9 Aug 1, 2013
As I said before, ..the slums are present in every major cities of the world. Go to Brazil, to India, to China , most cities in Asia and see for yourself. We in the Philippines have a very small portion of it, ...it is nothing to be proud of but Greed is the main source of it's formation and poor education.
Bogensexpat

Denpasar, Indonesia

#10 Aug 2, 2013
Nena Diaz wrote:
As I said before,..the slums are present in every major cities of the world. Go to Brazil, to India, to China , most cities in Asia and see for yourself. We in the Philippines have a very small portion of it,...it is nothing to be proud of but Greed is the main source of it's formation and poor education.
slums in india is pretty similar to philippines, china have very little slums which appear to be swallowed up by the massive development there
Nenita Olmedo Bacolod

Philippines

#12 Aug 2, 2013
Having the poor around is part of God's wisdom and plans for humanity. It is a test of who among the people are concerned about kindness and willingness to help each other. There will always be the needy and also the wealthy in this world Neither is an accident of nature"... each will be rewarded accordingly in time.
Nenita Olmedo Bacolod

Philippines

#13 Aug 3, 2013
Dirty Politics is the most damaging of all man's creation. The weakness of man is very well present in every aspect of running a Government. Each and every person in Government is not there for patriotic reasons but for personal agrandisement and that is amassing wealth at every opportunity. It is not normal to see wealthy individuals to aspire for a choice position in the Government at Election time. It is not normal to grant millions of people;s money to our Lawmakers to squander it on fake projects or invest it on SCAMS and it definitely not normal to let them feel free to use the money that is meant to be for the good of the people. ARREST THEM !
Nenita Olmedo Bacolod

Philippines

#14 Aug 3, 2013
MAY THE LORD FORGIVE THEM", BUT I DOUBT IT ! THESE NOT SO honorable persons) DESERVE TO BE JAILED FOR THE CRIME THEY HAVE COMMITTED. They deserve the same punishment that any THIEF will commit because that is what they are in reality. They have lost all their respectability. Most probably they are asking each other,..."Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are !
Nenita Olmedo Bacolod

Philippines

#15 Aug 3, 2013
/// A rotten apple stays rotten until it is taken out and thrown away !
L A Maecial

Philippines

#16 Aug 4, 2013
De Quiroz in Inquirer today says the truth about issues regarding the SCAM, the Boc, and several more of the recent investigations as mere "rituals". It starts off with a bang and gradually eases off to almost nothing. Very disappointing indeed. The people want to see some big wig in Jail now,...not years after. This is really Politics at its best. bahhhhhaaa....Only a "tsunami" can sweep up this country from dirty Politicians. lol
lol

San Francisco, CA

#17 Aug 4, 2013
Nenita Olmedo Bacolod wrote:
/// A rotten apple stays rotten until it is taken out and thrown away !
Welcome Nenita....you're a reasonable good person based on your postings. Please continue sharing your ideas.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#18 Aug 4, 2013
L A Marcial wrote:
You just cannot seem to read and understand English Lol".. I said modern structures and the slums, both to be shown to the world"....Go back to school young man"..../////
lol.........my english is not the problem but how you wrote it. By the way, are you the L A Marcial.. posting long time ago and now retired in PH?? Good you are not Juan de la Cruz anymore.
L A Maecial

Philippines

#19 Aug 4, 2013
Names do not matter. Was L A Marcial once, but I am back after thirty years. I do not like what I see but will try to help get our country on even keel and bring back contentment after the whole mess has been cleaned up by Pres. Aquino. I still can be Juan de la Cruz when necessary. You can help too in bringing back the people's faith in God which many have lost due to their quest for wealth and power in the Government. I believe P'Noy is the man to do that. He has no dark past,...is young and untinted by Hipocricy.
L A Marcial

Philippines

#20 Aug 4, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
lol.........my english is not the problem but how you wrote it. By the way, are you the L A Marcial.. posting long time ago and now retired in PH?? Good you are not Juan de la Cruz anymore.
You are very observant my friend",..under Marcos I also wrote a few comments against Martial Law, I will never forget him and his former cohorts then,...sad to say they or some of them are still around and even denying their close friendship One of them is so wealthy he thinks he can fool all the people all the time. Only God knows he is a liar and a thief too. Will you help us too in making our dreams come true for a better Philippines ? Sad to admit that we are still the "Islas de Ladrones ". Our country is populated with them ..."ladrones" (thieves)
Linda Vermejo

Philippines

#21 Aug 5, 2013
L A Marcial wrote:
<quoted text> You are very observant my friend",..under Marcos I also wrote a few comments against Martial Law, I will never forget him and his former cohorts then,...sad to say they or some of them are still around and even denying their close friendship One of them is so wealthy he thinks he can fool all the people all the time. Only God knows he is a liar and a thief too. Will you help us too in making our dreams come true for a better Philippines ? Sad to admit that we are still the "Islas de Ladrones ". Our country is populated with them ..."ladrones" (thieves)
Hello Marcial "...You do sound like a reformer and I like your comments. t has awakened me from my attitude of "mind your own business"...but it is my business now to be useful to whoever can start the ball rolling by seriously going after all these crazy Government officials and convicting them to jail whoever he or she is. They have gone so far that the people already hates the mere mention of their names and the office they hold. Yes, I will join the group that initiates any move to remove them and abolish Pork, NOW So help me God !

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