Games of generals

Number 591 Teresa sits on a narrow cobbled road lined with storefronts offering ID laminations, photocopying services and cheeseburgers available 24 hours a day. Down Teresa Road, over railway tracks that cut across the street, is the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Number 591, almost right where the road begins, is the barangay hall, a one-room wide, two-story building, unimposing in its smallness. The grills of its second-floor balcony are hung with the same tarps used to promote government officials. This time, they are hung backwards, clean white sides facing out. They are not there to advertise, but to hide the row of army fatigues and camouflage bags that are hung on the rails.
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Mar 18, 2007 under General | 2 comments