“Find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground
Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down…”
- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970)

With apologies to all the Filipino insurgents and war veterans of years gone by, from the island fighters who fought all the foreign invaders, the Katipuneros, to today’s freedom-fighters – my photos are only limited to those of Manila and Corregidor Island off Manila Bay, taken June 11 & 12, 2011.

Happy Independence Day to all! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

Photos above: Malinta Tunnel complex deep inside the mountains of Corregidor Island, Manila Bay

Famous promise made… and kept.

Ruins of US and Filipino military barracks, after tremendous bombings during World War II

Pacific War Memorial erected to honor Filipino and American WW II soldiers

Caballo Island, Manila Bay

Among the subjects taken up during recent talks between Pres. Noy Aquino and US Pres. Barack Obama. Caballo Island, off Corregidor, is full of unexploded WWII ordnance.

June 12, 2011, Manila

Today’s war front: seeking freedom from poverty. A family on wheels, moves on to find greener pastures…

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