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A repository of my thoughts, what I capture around me, my consciousness in digital form.



We drafted the framework for an Open Government Licensing Policy into our draft EO on the National Government Digital Service (Committee) back in the previous administration. Too bad it never got signed. But here is the jist of what an Open License is all about and why it is important.

https://blog.okfn.org/2017/06/08/the-state-of-open-licensing-in-2017/

Father & child. Baguio City public market.

A father clutching his child while walking past vendors at the public market in Baguio City. I took this photo while spending time off after a just concluded event where I opted to stay behind for an extra day to relive what used to be my everyday life in Baguio a few years back. Something […]

Sampaguita vendor, Quiapo and the Sony RX100V

A sampaguita vendor takes a moment to relish the sweet, thick fragrance of the fresh flowers that she sells at the plaza right outside of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila. * * * I took the plunge and downgraded my gear from full frame to 1-inch sensor. A few months […]

Dagonoy Market. San Andres Bukid, Manila

A child sprints and jumps over an empty crate which doubles as part of an obstacle course put up by children playing just outside Dagonoy Market in San Andres Bukid, Manila. Taken last July 8, 2017. First posted on my Instagram. EXIF is available on Flickr. * * * I’ve recently been going on impromptu […]

Buhay Jeepney: Are we there yet?

A commuter looking out the window of a jeepney bound for San Andres, Manila. Taken last December 17, 2016 near Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita. * * * I’ll be honest with you. These days I’d mostly take an Uber or GrabCar when getting around the Metro. Only because most of where I need to […]

Buhay Jeepney: Monday na naman bukas.

A jeepney driver resting his head amidst heavy traffic along Pedro Gil St. in Sta. Ana, Manila. Photo taken last year, October 27, 2016. * * * To say that traffic in Metro Manila is beyond redemption is an understatement. Traffic here is so bad, it let’s you cycle through all the five stages of grief, after which […]

passport.gov.ph – Expired SSL certificate on the PH Passport Portal for the past 12 days

A public portal used by citizens for passport applications (passport.gov.ph) suddenly becomes unsecure due to an expired SSL certificate and no one can do anything about it because, bureaucracy. Last May 12, 2017, the SSL certificate of the Passport Portal of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) here in the Philippines expired. I noticed this Thursday […]

Buhay Jeepney: Belat

A photo of a woman on a moving jeepney taken at night along Pedro Gil Street in Ermita. I haven’t posted anything lately as I’m still finding time to go through photos that I took the past two months. There’s just too many jeepney photos to choose from and there’s no simple way but to […]

Buhay jeepney

Buhay Jeepney: Taft Ave. corner Vito Cruz St.

Whenever I’m on foot or commuting during the evening rush or at later parts of the night, I’d take photos of jeepneys and the drivers or passengers. It has become a habit the past few months and it soon evolved into a series which I will soon start sharing and putting up on a special […]