The first photo is one of the hundreds of proof that Cebu City is the Capital of Homeless Children in the Philippines. Despite its advances and full embrace of everything modern, at no other place in the country do you see stuporous children sleeping almost naked on the pavement - at midday! I could easily roam the city and make a minimum of two albums of photos of such neglected kids.
I actually rushed to a nearby bakery and bought a bag of bread (better give food than money) for the child above although there was a bit of concern with such random act. I nudged him to wakefulness, but he wouldn't. He was in deep slumber. So I just left the bag beside him. He is just one of the several I saw in Colon and if you think this is coincidental, try walking along Osmena Boulevard, the city's main street - you would find more. Where are the powers that be? The Osmenas, Ramas, the Davides, the mayor and governor, the Social Welfare?
One of the 2 or 3 Gaisano malls in the area.
Bumper to bumper
The area is also dotted with several Lhuilleir pawnshops.
A stately funeral parlor
Please check out more information, photos and a little history of Colon here - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2011/12/colon-street-philippines-oldest-street.html
As you move away from Colon, the vista turns lovelier.
Osmena Boulevard going towards the city center and the Provincial Capitol.