Decades ago I was in the United States Air Force military police. Maybe that’s why I always make it a point to be sociable to peace officers no matter where I’m at but especially in the Philippines. I’ve met quite a few friendly police men and security guards in nearby Iloilo on Panay Island and on our own island province. So I guess it shouldn’t come as a complete shock to my readers when I post a title such as the one above: “I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan.”
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.