Influenza Virus And St. Benilde

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) will resume classes on June 19, 2009. The infectious, potentially fatal Influenza A(H1N1) virus has a few DLS/CSB students in quarantine. The undue media hype can be very helpful in galvanizing the nation's collective consciousness on health, diseases and appropriate government action plans. Remember that more people die from Dengue than the new, dreaded Influenza. As the axiomatic cliche goes: health is wealth! I hope none of my students were infected and I know that they proceeded with all their photo projects well in advance-as we agreed upon. Please read more on this here.

Christian Garcia And The High Seas

Ahoy there! One of my outstanding International Cruise Ship Photography Workshop student in Christian Garcia has been recently promoted to senior photographer. The gentle yet strong, charismatic, durable photographer is a freelance wedding photog here in Manila when he's on vacation. He works for the Grand Princess Cruise ship. Immese floating piece of metal, huh? Congratulations Christian! May you promote the Pinoys as world-class cruise ship photogs! You do us all proud! Thanks for the sample photos you gave. Here is the FPPF link for those of you who intend to follow Christian.