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Litratong Pinoy #89: Kwadro (Frame)

sanmateo


I was saddened by this sight of an itinerant senior vendor sitting on the side of the road in San Mateo, Rizal. I saw her back in June. Her frail body is framed by the big political painting of the town mayor. In the Philippines, "beautification" of towns usually means "self-promotion" by local officials.

Wouldn't it be nicer if people's tax money were used for public purposes that actually benefit the public more? Like a place for this lady to retire comfortably. Who knows if she needs colon cleansing or serious medical attention? At her age, she should be resting more and perhaps playing with her grandchildren, not out on the streets selling sundry items.

Don't they have grandparents too?


Sana mahalin din nila ang mga nakatatanda para hindi sila nakikitang palabuy-laboy sa kalsada.

8 vandalized my wall:

kayni said...

I agree. Since it is "people's tax money," then it should be used for the improvement of people's lives. the photo makes me sad too.

Luna Miranda said...

ouch for colon cleansing! LOL
hindi na yata mababago ang style ng mga politico dito. kung pwede lang nga, pati dahon lalagyan nila ng litrato ng mukha nila. pag iba naman ang nakaupo, kahit bago pa itong pintura, babaguhin para mukha naman nya nakalagay sa pader.:p

Marites said...

ano pa nga ba ang bago sa mga pulitikong iyan. meron ganyang matanda sa amin..awang-awa ako sa kanya.

Kim, USA said...

The money that they spend for the paint and all, if they only give this to people who are in dire need ,at least they make people happy. Nice shot!
Kuadro o Frame

lino said...

nice shot fairy... happy LP! :)

Iris said...

aww. good photo though.

upto6only said...

hayyy tama nga nakakalungkot talagang isipin yan. dapat tinutulunagn talaga sila.

Jay - agent112778 said...

i agree

eto ang aking LP entry


salamat sa pagbisita

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