06 December 2008

The Sad Museum

Legend has it that Olongapo is named after the phrase ulo ng apo, or head of a wise elder.

Gore, fear, and injustice pepper the history of Olongapo City (or so its museum tells us), from the time it was named (after a severed head). Centuries later, while the rest of the Philippines has some bitterness about the US occupation and bases, the people of Subic and Olongapo are nostalgic about the dollars and resentful that the Americans were voted out of our islands.

Sadness at the Spanish arrival.

Running from the war planes.

An American soldier.

An angry logger trying to further cut a stump.

Popular Posts