May 9, 2014


Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City "When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'."
~Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

This is a view of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, looking north, from the rooftop of a medium-rise condominium. The white, spiky building in the center is one of the bigger churches of the Iglesia ni Cristo, the third largest religious denomination in the Philippines. The bulky yellow building to the right is the Sandiganbayan, a special judicial court which has jurisdiction over graft and corruption cases against government employees and officials. I hear their backlog of pending cases is tremendous, and that it takes five years or more for them to try and decide a case.

Sky Watch Friday


LOLfromPasa said...

Good quote. Your Manila is a big place :). Super shot!

Mo said...

I love finding roof tops to get pics like this

William Kendall said...

That church does look quite distinctive. And I can just imagine the kind of backlog the courts would be dealing with. That quote by Teddy is far too appropriate.

Lowell said...

Love this panorama. It sounds as though your government is just as dysfunctional as ours!