I wasn’t happy. We were encountering a motorcycle gang invasion at “The Farm” in Guimaras, our home province. Our fortress of solitude had been shattered one morning by motorcyclists who had discovered a path through our sequestered enclave in order to avoid detection by nearby Land Transportation Office officers who were conducting a checkpoint nearby.
Pretty pinays were on parade at the 20th Annual Manggahan Festival held in Guimaras last month. Escorted by a posse from the Philippine National Police, PNP, I withstood the early morning heat from my unshaded vantage point to snap the following photographs. This American expat living in the Philippines stood out like Al-Qaeda at a bar mitzvah.