Al Fresco

This scene at the corner of Kamuning Road cor. Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City shows in more ways than one the contradictions that plague Philippine society. Beckoning to passersby is a large tarpaulin sign announcing the opening of a branch of Italliani’s – the latest foreign, expensive restaurant to rise along what is otherwise known as “Restaurant Row”. Beside the sign, a pauper chews on what is probably all he could afford for the day – a few small pieces of bread which he likely bought from a nearby bakery.

(Photo by Raymund Villanueva)


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