Tuesday, August 12, 2008

homeless

i took this shot last May when I was in Cebu. this was taken on one of the overpass in Fuente Osmena circle. the country is already facing poverty, gas price increase and now conflicts in Mindanao. the ongoing encounters of the military and the MILF group in Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao is really disturbing. more and more people are affected with their livelihood, safety and the children's education. let's hope that things will get better in the coming days.

i've been very busy lately and will still be busy in the coming weeks. so i'll be posting some photos from my archive. but i'll still make time to drop by your blogs.

46 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

I hope that things get better there. this is a very emotional shot!, It reminds me to be thankful for everything that I have.

boying said...

pahirap na ng pahirap...na ng pahirap.

Napaboaniya said...

:( Everywhere in every country these are the sights that break our heart..
Hope there'll be less of these around.

luna miranda said...

There seems to be no easy solution to the Bansang Moro problem. Ilang dekada na at libong buhay na ang nawala at mawawala dahil sa pinag-aawayan na yan sa Mindanao. Poverty is one of the reasons why peace in the ARMM seems so unattainable. But is federalism the solution to a long-lasting peace in the ARMM? Mas ramdam nga talaga ngayon ang kahirapan ng buhay…kaya mag-cost-cutting na.:D

i like this photo...

the donG said...

>luke, thanks! yes you really need to be thankful for that.

>boying, exactly.

>napaboaniya, yes. it's sad because in the philippines the president thinks the country is getting better.

>hi luna, thanks! actually there's a solution that's not as complicated as you think, but the problem is, are the people needed in the solution ready to do it. definitely it's not BJE. not ARMM. if you want to know the solution, you can email me personally.

Gibo said...

i always hope for the best..but i don't think things will get better back home.

sad.

teresa said...

perstaym ko po sa blog nio..
bloghopping from doc.rio's blog..hehehe!


ang aliw na po dito,
ang ggnda ng mga pechurs..
will be back to read more of ur entries.

two thumbs up sa blog mo!
apir! hehe.

The Islander said...

i think ive passed this overpass na. and yep, maraming beggars nga. may iilan nga nasa edge na ng overpass. kulang nalang isang gulong para mahulog. pero magaling silang tumantya ng position nila. hehe

the donG said...

>gibo, i really hope things will get better in the coming days.

>hi teresa, thanks a lot! yang si doc rio idol talaga ng bayan yan.

>the islander, malamang kasi dalawa lang naman ang overpass sa area na yon. oo marami din sa mga hagdan. kakalungkot yung mga ganito.

redlan said...

dom san to? marami akong tanong sa isipan ko kapag nakakita ako ng ganito.

maganda ang shot mo. yung reflection ng light ang galing!

atticus said...

daming ganitong nakikita lalo ngayon. hay.

Mojo said...

Seems to be the same story everywhere. You've captured the hope and the hopelessness in one shot. Great job.
-Mojo

bloggingbugs said...

very interesting shot!

I share your sentiments about Mindanao. My heart goes out to the civilians who are caught in between. We should all be praying (and working) for peace.

rayts said...

i like the "drama" you attached to this shot.least disturbing as to my close-up shot I guess, but it's poverty just the same. i like how you superimposed your subject in amidst the subtle lighting.

this country has been through a lot. whatever worst scenario we have right now, we have no choice but to remain an optimist and hope that one day, everything will be better.

Nanaybelen said...

kahit sa quipo at ibang overpass my ganyan

ang galing ang pagkakuha mo, akala ko sa teatro yan

Random Ramblings said...

everywhere you look these days it seems puro poverty na lang ang makikita mo. i hope the philippines can recover soon

SandyCarlson said...

I hope that things improve there. Always the most vulnerable people take the hardest hits when troubles arise. It's horrible.

Your photos are striking. Thank you.

pensucks said...

nakakaawa naman sila. haaay...buhay sa pilipinas.tsk.tsk.tsk. :(

Lawstude said...

"let us be more helpful, more courteous, more quick" - GMA SONA 2008

I don't wanna sound political Dom but this post truly mirrors the hopelessness that some of our countrymen face today. really disheartening.

margaret said...

i always pass by this area and everytime i see those kids it really breaks my heart.:( kaya nga minsan i dont want to use the overpass... jaywalking na lang ako sa baba which i know is bad.hehehe.... haaay...:( nice shot:)

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

There's war here in east europe as well.. shame coz it's the olympics week...

eye in the sky said...

heartbreaking. you wanna help but you know that these will be band air solutions. THAT was beautifully caught. snaps like that are "gold" pero mahirap kunan ng pics without hurrying up.baka kasi you get accused of taking advantage di ba? nice shot.marami din sa manila, sa overpass ng boni avenue.

bw said...

A poignant picture of poverty. Pretty tragic sight, tsk. :(

Chyng said...

ang lugar na madameng mahirap, means lugar na madameng tao walang pakealam.

Photo Cache said...

such is the state of living nowadays. pity.

equilibrium2008 said...

Yes it is true, everything here now is so expensive. For other people, they would say that my salary is fair enough however, it is still not enough since i spend everything in my townhouse at the same time send my niece to school.

Rio said...

ano kaya ang pwede nating maitulong sa mga kagaya nila?
hindi enough ang mga baryang naibibigay natin sa kanila..kailangan nila ng higit pa dun..

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

oo nga dong maraming dahilan ang hindi ko rin maintindihan..ayaw ko na sanang banggitin pa na pahirap na nang pahirap ang pinas..pero kailangan ng ganitong pagkakataon para gumising man lang tayo...sa ganitong paraan may mensahe na nakakarating.

Pietro said...

Really a dramatic view. I hope things get better there and all the world over. We all need peace.

Shawie said...

That is such a sad capture! haaaayyyy, i feel really bad everytime I see those scenarios:(

Paulette said...

its hard to see images like this.. its like i fell guilty that i enjoy the best things in life.. i just hope and pray that things will be better in the coming years..

BlogusVox said...

Down na nga ang economy, may guira pa sa Mindanao. Saan na ba tayo patutungo? Kahit anong abla ang gawin mo, bingi naman ang mga nasa pwesto o nagbibingi-bingihan.

acey said...

hi, kuya dong! nalulungkot talaga ako pa nakakita ako ng ganito sa kalsada or flyover... it's sad that we have lots of homeless people here and that there's nothing much we can do about it. i hope the government starts to care.

Stanley said...

Thats sad....that one picture says so much. I do hope that things would get better...

mimi said...

naantig ako sa shot...

opo.. sana nga sa sunod na mga araw uusad ang ating bansa hanggang wala na ang nanlilimos..

bid yan said...

that's the problem with those people. they always say that their reason for doing all those violent stuff is for many people's sake. who are they kidding. it's just very sad that innocent people are involved because of their actions..

Lalaine said...

maraming ganyan ang nakakalat sa kalsada... at sa totoo lang nde ako nagbibigay ng barya sa kanila hanggat maaari kase pakiramdam ko kapag nagbigay ako eh kinukunsinti ko lang sila sa mga ginagawa nila... mas pinipili ko pang magbigay na lang ng pagkain kesa sa barya... at least alam ko kung anu binigay ko at nde ako manghuhula kung anu bibilin nila sa perang iaabot ko.

yung iba pa kase dyan eh masyadong bata na parang sila na kumakayod para sa pamilya nila... samantalang yung mga magulang nila eh walang ibang ginawa kundi magparami ng lahi... tsk! tsk!

Tink *~*~* said...

This photo evokes feelings of sadness and loneliness. The human condition can be so heartless at times.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Joshua said...

well all I can say in war there's no winner..all of us will become loser..sad but true tsk!:(

lei said...

when i was still working in cainta, pag hindi robinson ikot ang nasasakyan ko, kailangan kong dumaan ng overpass at ganyang eksena din ang makikita mo. madalas naman dun mga batang dun natutulog, minsan karton lang ang sapin minsan wala.. at kadalasan pa may mga hawak o katabing rugby. :(

at yung mga nasa mindanao, sayang yung ganda ng lugar dahil sa mga nangyayaring ganyan.. at kawawa talaga yung mga civilian na nadadamay.

alicesg said...

So sad, with prices rising in almost every country. Prices of oil and gold are coming down, hopefully prices of our daily consumes will come down too.

Dakilang Islander said...

hayyy...common sight 'to sa mga overpass dyan sa fuente dati pa...

Panaderos said...

Our country really needs to get better. We can't go on further with our current system. Congress and the government need to act with a sense of urgency.

This photo was heartbreaking.

Heart of Rachel said...

The increasing unrest in some parts of Mindanao is very alarming. It's sad to think of the many affected families. I hope that the situation will improve for the sake of the people.

Allan Barredo said...

something new from you bro - street photography. minsan ikot tayo ng Quiapo :)

caryn said...

dong, ang ganda-ganda ng shot na yan. seryus.

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