Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Signs - Prelude to the Mayan Prophesy

Abe V Rotor

Hanging cross on a topless belfry. Once the
most massive standing Spanish tower in the
Philippines, it lost its crown to earthquake
in the sixties. Bacarra, Ilocos Norte 2009

Defiant smoke belching bus plies along Commonwealth
Avenue QC
, a blatant disregard to law, and indifference to
public order and decency. This bus, among thousands of
smoke belching vehicles, is supposed to have passed gas
emission test prescribed by LTO (Land Transportation Office)
Neo colonial building modeled after Greco-Roman
architecture of the Renaissance and introduced by
the Americans during the Commonwealth era gives
way to modernization, Paco, Metro Manila

Razed by fire, this building remained an empty shell for a
long time as people everyday pass by. Intramuros, Manila

"Time overtakes all,
structures crumble,
dreams dim;
acceptance its kindness;
forgetting its end."

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Drought survivor, field kangkong, gropes over parched
earth caused by El Niño phenomenon. Photo by Nilo
Manalunsong, National Food Authority

Receding shoreline is caused by rising sea level and
more frequent tidal waves brought about by global
warming. Morong, Rizal

Death to all living things, a reminder of Armageddon.
A sand model, St Paul University Museum

Dead barnacles bleached and subsequently dislodged from
their rocky foothold as a result of increasing temperature
of sea water mainly attributed to global warming.
Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur

City ablaze (Ho Chi Minh, then Saigon capital of Vietnam)
is depicted in this mural painting. Photo 2006

Good Friday sunset. Gray and red sunset is sign of inclement
weather - and true to the prediction of old folks, it ushered the
start of the current El Niño plaguing the country and other parts
of the world. Photo taken at San Vicente Ilocos Sur, April 2009

Sugar mill chimney emits tremendous amount
of heat and carbon dioxide, as well as other
pollutants, an eerie night scene, Calatagan,
Batangas 2007

This dead kamachili tree provided shade and
edible fruits for some fifty years or so until a
barangay road was built beside it necessitating
pruning of its limbs that subsequently led to
its demise. Sagpat, Bantay, Ilocos Sur

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