The Manila Dragons, one of the country’s pioneer dragonboat teams, prides itself as one of the most inclusive sports teams in the country. Majority of its paddlers identify as LGBTQ and their number only keeps on increasing. In just the past month alone, the Manila Dragons has added two gay men and a trans woman […]Read more "Knowing is Half the Battle"
Vic’s Baklock Party: Ang Baklang Block Party. Victor turned 37 with a few of his favourite people. Booze. Burgers. Baklaan. Super. Gay. Music by BOYKILLSROBOT. Photography: Kyle Jayogue Not in photos: Gigo Cosme and Nina Defensor Special thanks to: G.R.Eat Burger Truck, Gigo Cosme, Carlo Natanauan and Rodney Ong © 2017 Victor John Platon […]Read more "Dancin’ in the Streets"
The author Mark Cooper said, “Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.” My closest friends are well aware of my admittedly self-absorbed fantasy that my life is actually a TV show. I’ve always thought that my existence is so interesting and adventure-filled (and it is) that there are hidden cameras everywhere ready […]Read more "What A Feeling"
My iPhone starts blaring U2’s Beautiful Day at 3:45 AM. It’s supposed to be telling me to wake up. But I’ve beaten it by a good twenty minutes yet again. I take a quick shower, brush my teeth (and tits) and apply my moisturizer and sunscreen. Senna Enna’s roosters haven’t even started crowing but here […]Read more "Playing with Fire"
Death and taxes. They always say that nothing in this world is certain but those two. But looking back at some of my old photos, I would like to add bad haircuts to this very short list. Hello, I am Victor Platon and I will be your Grief Counselor-in-Chief. “What makes you qualified for this […]Read more "How to Grieve the Loss of a Parent"
We sailed over seas Searching for the missing key Unlock a new world harmony Climb the highest mountain range Then we took the longest train Looking for our perfect refrain I hear voices beneath the sky Bali, Indonesia | April 23 – May 1, 2017 © 2017 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on […]Read more "Sembilan Hari Di Bali"
The Manila Dragons. A whole lotta fire. A whole lotta water. A whole lotta heart. Photography: JL JAVIER Producer: VICTOR PLATON & PAOLO LORENZANA Creative Associate: BEA FAICOL Special thanks to GELO CIMAGALA and ERIC BANE of the MANILA DRAGONS. © 2017 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his social media accounts Facebook: […]Read more "We Breathe Fire on the Water"