Double Barrel Alpha

(the name of the current anti-drugs campaign)Lately, being half Filipino and with the constant media scrutiny on the Philippines, there’s was a strong intrigue and urge to go witness how people are managing to maintain their grace amidst the countries new murderess government. The new populist demagogue President has put a global spotlight on the Philippines for all the wrong reasons with his so-called war on drugs that’s stained neighbourhoods throughout the country. Shot during my month long journey in March, I ventured deep into the colourful communities of Manila and the northern mountain provinces of Bontoc and Ifugao to see the impact, if any, the current unstable political state has had.

Words by Ben Amando

Taken from Trip Magazine

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