Sunday, May 31, 2009

Anak ng Pasig (Children of the Pasig River)

These kids seem immune to the dangers of swimming in, or worse accidentally gulping some of the river's waters. Famed for being probably the most polluted river in the Philippines, the Pasig River has received some long overdue attention via the Sagip-Pasig Movement. A monumental task, what with the river having been a virtual toilet for Manila's factories, hotels, and urban-poor settlers lining its famed banks for decades. This view was made possible via the Pasig River Cruise , an inexpensive and novel way to see another side of Manila. If Recto is the Rectum of Manila according to writer F.Sionil Jose, then the Pasig River is definitely Manila's isaw (intestinal tract).

Hand-made in Photoshop CS2. Just fooled around with the border to emulate the film look. I miss film.

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