The Faces Of Poverty: Lucban, Quezon

Saturday, May 22, 2010

When I arrived in Lucban, Quezon it was evident that the town had rich culture. Though it really showed another face of poverty. There are old ones, there are innocent looking kids in the street. Some of them are still in the festive mood even if they are in the sad plight of poorness. I had a lot to say about the ones near the church. There are still hundreds of people who are below the poverty line. They haven't tasted 3 meals a day like most of us. Here are some images of that...

This is a kid carried around by his mother near the church. I saw him peeking a bit when we passed by so I took a shot. I feel innocence with him. Even if he was dirty he was still happy being carried by his Mom. I think I went through this phase sometime in the past LOL... no seriously I was really drawn on his innocent look while I took this photo.

This was a dirty kid carried around by his mom inside the church grounds. I think they were begging or sumthing. I don't know why but I think this was the only time of the year there were lots of people in the town and they took the liberty to beg so I don't give that much thought on this one. I just pity the child had to be used so they would look KAWAWA.
This was not a sad story. This was a kid who stood by the pond outside the church. You see, they have this pond that had lots of tubes in the middle with faith hope love and the rest of the good things life has.... they kinda had it labeled so when someone shoots a peso inside they'll have their wishes come true. A wishing pond something like that. This kid tried to get some money off of it I think. Not sure. But I was captivated on how he eagerly waits for every peso to shoot inside the tubes. I like shooting kids I guess.
This was the woman in the street outside the church. Unlike the modern churches here in the Philippines, the one they had there was like sideways. The main door was on the side and the altar was on the left. I don't know if I entered the wrong door but it seems that is what it is. This lady had no home, she was a little filthy. I took a shot because I felt bad that everyone was happy and here she was in the hot sun just sitting there. I think she had no one to take care of her.

This was the guy on one of the houses in Lucban, he was singing for the enjoyment of everyone that passed by. I don't know why but I think they sang some kind of Ethnic Reggae thingy. I think everyone enjoyed what they were doing.

I'll get back to my roots of shooting street again sometime soon. I don't think this is my forte but I'm sure getting lots of fun doing it.

Till next time!



Arvin said...

poverty is everywhere...

btw, i am randomly bloghopping.
exchange links? :)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

marami ang naghihirap.....kahit saang lugar..