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The microeconomic side of tourism is what we tangibly see on the streets – like this vendor tying to sell a hat to a foreign tourist who casually dismisses him, not a glance nor a shake of the head is returned. Often the vendors earn what they can for the day while hotels have guaranteed bookings.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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Young and old: these boys peruse the works of Jose Maceda, National Artist for Music, that involve a wide-ranging research on Philippine and Southeast Asian ethnomusicology. Indigenous instruments become prominent in mainstream music because of Maceda, who is celebrated this year for his 100th birth anniversary.

Photo by I.R. Arenas