There is a well known—yet unpleasant—Spanish proverb referring to the idea that distance engenders apathy: "Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente" (out of sight, out of mind). In one of my lectures, I have transformed it deliberately. This was "Filipinas: ojos que te ven, corazón que te siente" (Philippines: eyes that see you, heart that feels you; Buenos Aires, Universidad de Belgrano, 2005). Today I may choose the motto of the Philippine Ministry of Turism, of which I think as very apt to introduce these pics—"WOW PHILIPPINES!"
Image selection, sequence and text by akermariano. Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.