How I came by this site, I can’t remember, but what I do know is that I am in love with its concept and its vision!

I saw these photos from Ken Adrienne Batino’s Facebook account and I hope he does not mind my reposting some of the photos. If he minds, I’ll take the photos down at once.

I saw this information posted and I must say, it has got me very, very interested.

Show your ♥ for our country!!!

Join the I AM PINAS, The REPRESENT MANILA Open Photoshoot.

THIS JULY 23, 24 AND 25 2010 at SM MEGAMALL ATRIUM. Come anytime between 10am-8pm.

Registration is 900 pesos inclusive of 1 high resolution of soft and hard copy of your photo, hair and make up, PLUS FREE ENTRANCE and an OPEN BAR in the upcoming events of REPRESENT MANILA!

Proceeds of the shoot will be given to GAWAD KALINGA!

1000 pictures
1 nation
1 voice


To register, TEXT your FULL NAME to:

KEN BATINO- 09166823434 or

or visit,


I went to visit the website and learned more. I also got to see more photos from their previous shoots. Here are a few samples:

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This first photo is from Gallery 1. You may view the entire catalogue by visiting Jimmy Aguilera’s Flickr set. You may also view source by clicking on image. I absolutely love this catalogue. I like the captions/descriptions and how individualized it is. It’s fantastic! Going through each photo absolutely makes my day. I wish I made it to this photo shoot!

This message is what I like best:

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The next photo is taken from Gallery 8. It’s from their “I Represent Manila” photo shoot held last May, if i am not mistaken.

The following photos I also lifted off Ken Batino’s Facebook. I don’t know if this is how the actual photo will look, if I go for example on the mentioned dates, but I seem to like the ones below so much better.

What I like about this project is that it is very expressive, very creative and proceeds will go to Gawad Kalinga.

I think this would be such a great project to participate in by me and my friends. I’ll go and ask them if they are interested. They might not have the P900, which may seem like a big amount to middle-class people or maybe bordering on not-yet-middle-class people like us. BUT it’s a great project and that alone should be well worth it!