10 NO-PHOTOGRAPHY PLACES IN MANILA

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10 No-Photography Places in Manila by elmer nev valenzuela Sekyu: Tasked with the dirty job of enforcing company policies

Photography is a strong arm. Here in the Philippines, the House Bill 4807 boner is proof of this. You don’t mess with photojournalists. Photojournalism rules! I’d like to think, in this democratic population, while civilian authority reigns supreme over military, photojournalists reigns supreme above all.

But no. For we have another sector which doesn’t budge to photographers and reigns topmost in this hierarchy — the Security Guards.

You see, where the power of camera ends, security guard supremacy begins. Thou shalt not mess with the sekyu. They don’t bend to photographers and photojournalists’ carte blanche. They can declare NO PHOTOGRAPHY and they don’t even need a legislation from your friendly neighbor Congressman.

A recent brush with a security guard made me dig up past experiences involving photo refusals and run down this 10 No Photography Places in Manila (Metro…

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