Portraits: Management Rotation in Bicol

I took quite a number of photos during my Bicol rotation, and while I would like to post them all here for everyone to see, I cannot. There are just too many of them.

Let's start with my favorite portraits. 

She's Margie Bo Bocaya. Born in Bicol, raised in QC. Owns a mansion in Tabaco (which I didn't get to visit, unfortunately). She was my seatmate on Day Two.

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Bon Buno. Kilabot ng Malvar, Batangas. One of the funniest people I know. He taught me a couple of dance moves along the way.

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Jegar Catindig. If there was one person who was the least affected by the breakdown of the Cagsawa bus, it was Jegar. He slept the entire time. He flew back to Manila a day earlier, and he reported he bumped into Miss Universe runner-up Shamcey Supsup in the airport.

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Elizabeth Ching. Her father and mother (Hello po, Tito and Tita!) read this blog regularly from Laguna—or so I was told. I love this windy portrait of her.

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Rickman Carino. One of our block's iKids (nerdy classmates who got into UP's seven-year straight medicine program). He carried a big camera with him the entire time. One of my wretched habits is tickling him—too bad I didn't do that while we were crying for our lives in the Hanging Bridge at Lignon Hill, Legazpi.

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Carlie Bozon. An iKid herself, she's officially the blockhead and, weirdly enough, the proverbial baby of the group. Her reaction when she panics is priceless. Hug her, and your problems will fade away. She also writes poetry, all inspired by and dedicated to C***.

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Krushna Canlas. She bought the entire Gaisano Mall. In cash.

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Carbs Bonifacio. A quotable-quote machine, I tell you. When asked how long her shorts are, she replied, "Isang dangkal and a kuko."

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Leeca Caro. What would we do without Leeca? She was the Liaison Officer of this rotation. She headed the planning, brainstormed on our itinerary, and budgeted the costs. Thanks, Leeca! You're amazing—as in wow-legs amazing!

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Migz Catangui. One of the twins and a great friend. He looks like an action star here.

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Ivan Burog. He chronically suffers from RHD (Romantic Heart Disease). We're both early risers.

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Casti Castillo. In his yacht. I told him he should resume his photography.

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Myself.

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Marfan Chan, hugging the stone spewed out by Mayon. He's one of the most loved figures in the block, mainly because he never runs out of answers in SGDs, and his perennial insistence that we eat at Binondo.

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Joseph Brazal. His reaction when he slipped off the Hanging Bridge, potentially endangering his life and of others? Priceless. I asked him how he felt during that ordeal, he said, "Para akong daga during cervical dislocation—naiihi."

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Lennie Chua. We fondly call her "Wet Look" because one day, she arrived at the wards looking exactly like that: wet.

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Franco Catangui. One of the twins. Almost always writes the most thorough reports in class. He's OC like that. He called for help when our bus broke down in the middle of nowhere.

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So I did take this solo portrait of Jonas, our great class president! By including this photo in his portfolio, he could qualify as a model for any eye-shadow company of his choice.

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For some reason I didn't get a decent solo picture of my dear Coy Cabanilla, our local bully, because of two reasons: 1) she was very movable, and 2) she was always out with someone else. But I did ask to have a portrait with her taken at some point, so here it is—for completion's sake.

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Group pictures. We had lots of 'em.

Taken at the beach.

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Block Two!

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Stranded.

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Leeca's pre-nuptial photos: first, with Ivan.

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Then with Bon.

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Iiiiiiriga!

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Ching, one of the boys.

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From above

Two towers, Bon and Casti, and the launching of "Kalbo, Kalbo, Masamang Tao" series.

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The ladies.

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Lennie, Ching, and Franco.

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After updating to iOS 5, I've had a hard time syncing my iPod with Ubuntu, so I can't transfer the videos, mostly of the jumpshots. Many of them are hilarious!

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