Good Morning, Manila

“Good morning Manila”

“A floating AMERICA”

Photos and captions by artist Daisuke Takeya,

taken during his 2017 Manila artist-residency.

Poetry: Imperial Manila

Imperial Manila


How straw hat to name a cross a

cross. Is there a manuscript?


My bereavement swells

at your breath,


the morning itself is at a loss.

The word ‘critical’ has been wanting


a piece of you,

its heart whispering of halts.


Dennis Aguinaldo

Published in the Sunday Times, April 2014.

From The Pasig River Cruise

Tanay Rodeo



Annual rodeo in Tanay

Rizal [2017]

Crafting a President

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As seen in a crafts sale

Makati [2016]

No-Plastic Ordinance

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Some local governments have already decided to institute a no-plastic policy in their domains…

Batangas [2016]

Old Bridge

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Old bridge, Brgy. Cabuaya, Mati, Davao Oriental

Photo and caption by Angely Chi

‘political art’

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Reverb show at the Vargas Museum.

Quezon City [2016]

Boracay shoreline

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Boracay Island, a top tourist destination in Southeast Asia.

Aklan [2016]

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