Illusions of prosperity

Makati skyline Spectacular views and images like these make one feel like nothing’s wrong in our country. Everything looks so urban and prosperous. Of course, greater empirical observations across the country prove otherwise.

These were taken the night before The Peninsula Hotel in Makati (seen at the lower left of the first picture) was taken by rebel soldiers with noble intentions and legitimate reasons. Some of my brods and I were at the penthouse of another brod that night for some function. The view was simply and irresistably spectacular.

Makati skyline This is Ayala Avenue from atop, at night. The business district looks so vibrant, healthy and bustling from up here.

Makati skyline

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