Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Today, I had to go look for an evacuation center to cover for work. Typhoon Nesat (Pedring) has shown her wrath, and today I got to see the people who felt it. It was my first time to see an evacuation center of this scale, and I'm slowly learning how to handle the things I see, because more often than not, it isn't pretty.
The whole place is a horrible mess. It smells of piss and half of the place is just children, and half of the children are crying. There are newborn babies in every corner. It is depressing, and sad, and most of us don't know, and even worse, a lot of us don't care.
This is no way to live. :( But we can help. The following accept donations (grabbed the list from propinoy.net) :
Thousands of families have been displaced. They're hungry, homeless, and they need your help. Let's please pray for them.
**my photos appear online at the Wall Street Journal, TIME (I still can't believe it!) , Daum (Korean News), SNT Online, The LA Times, and The Jakarta Globe, among others
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Philippine Volcanoes National Rugby Team invited me to come shoot the National Men's 7s Team right before they flew to Borneo to represent the Philippines. Really, how could I say no? These lads are awesome. I probably can't stress well enough how down-to-earth they are, and it's really sweet, their brotherhood. Meeting them indoors was incredibly different from seeing them play outdoors.
For the rest of the photos I took and for information about the team, check out their blog, which they launched today :) The players' names are there. Keep posted! Also, follow the team on Twitter.
They're competing for the Philippines this weekend, so throw them your support!
Rooting for you, boys! Make us proud!
PS This is just a sneak peek--the other photos will debut at their blog so watch out for it!
**update: They placed second in the Asian 7s Championships in Borneo! AAAA. So proud!!!!! :)