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DPWHERE: The most concise collection of DPWH meme images September 30, 2011

Posted by quiapo in Uncategorized.

Yep, the DPWH has gone places. What places? Well, places like the moon, the Rizal Shrine, the Royal Rumble, on top of the sphinx…

For those who want comic relief after being frustrated with the DPWH’s kabopolan, you guys might want to check out the edited images at the DPWHERE? fb page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/DPWHERE/147529172009029?sk=wall

Also check out plop culture, one of the first blogs to collate DPWH meme images, and I believe the first to coin the term “DPWH goes places.”

It’s amazing that some images look much more realistic than DPWH’s original edited photo.

Here are a few images for your enjoyment:

frm Data Canlas

frm Dennis Niera

frm Dennis Nierra

frm Felix Ocampo

Update: And now we have CAKE https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-dpwh-meme-cake-no-acceptance-celebration-is-complete-without-it-d/


Calumpit residents need rubber boats September 30, 2011

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I’m gonna use some of my purported “15 seconds of fame” for this, guys and gals that visit this page, let’s try and help the residents of Calumpit Bulacan. I saw this on a friend’s fb page:

MESSAGE FROM CALUMPIT RESIDENTS: PLEASE.. Kung may kakilala po kayo sa media or sa mga TV Stations or Radio Stations.. Pakiusap po.. Calumpit, Bulacan is in need of rubber boats.. Hundreds of rubber boats.. Andame pa po naka stock sa community namin.. PLEASE.. Help us..

p.s. I still have trauma from when Ondoy decimated our house, so I kinda know what they’re experiencing right now. Aside from rubber boats, please spare some change and donate relief goods to those affected by the flooding.

Another bopols move by the DPWH: Kisses bosses’ asses before appeasing Noynoy’s bosses September 30, 2011

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This issue has gone over 9000 over the interwebs and guess what the DPWH does for damage control? They APOLOGIZE to the three guys in the photoshopped pic before they issued a half-hearted  one to the public.

Perhaps fearing for their jobs, the DPWH page admin posted this at 8:48AM on their Facebook page:

The only problem is that, well, perhaps they forgot that they haven’t really apologized for the use of edited photos yet. And all the other people they haven’t apologized to, i.e. “the public,” are Noynoy’s self-professed bosses. So the internet raged and after all the shitstorm that followed, they issued this statement to try to appease all the other people at 10:23AM

Seriously DPWH, WTF??? This is ass-kissing to the extreme.  Yet another bopols move. Good job DPWH!

Also, they still have not given any reasons/explanations for the use of photoshop, so the apology is really a non-apology, as one of the commenters said.

Note: all images screengrabbed from their FB page. THe time  stamps are seen by pointing the mouse over the  “x hours ago” link.

Hey hey the DPWH apologized, sort of. September 29, 2011

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Just checked their FB page where some guys (like me) have been bashing them and I saw they replied on one of the posts:

as usual, click on the post to enlarge ok?

It’s nice that these guys can apologize, we’ve been too accustomed to  ahole government officials that don’t give a shit to tax payers, but the message confuses me even more. From the sentence construction it seems that photoshop use is very common with them, and that the post which we called out was just not cleared before posting. Now, what about photoshopped pics that were cleared?

Well, at least next time we can be assured that the quality of their photoshopped pics will be much improved. I just hate bad lasso tool use hehe

p.s. you can check out their fb page here https://www.facebook.com/dpwhco

DPWH Photoshop Fail September 28, 2011

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I’m a civil engineer by profession and I love my job and if there’s one thing I hate it’s people that fabricate their inspection reports. Why? Inspection reports are very important in our field, if the inspection report is erroneous, this might lead to a wrong and/or costly design. Aside from that, it might lead to a very difficult project implementation, and worse, not prepare others from potential safety risks of the site.

Which is why  I was uber-pissed when I was checking my updates in FB at around lunch time yesterday and I saw this:

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Now, if you didn’t have knowledge in Adobe photoshop, you would’ve just glanced at it and moved on with your life, but I’ve used the software since I was in high school (I’m 30 now) so I kinda noticed something weird. Here’s the blow-up of the image from DPWH:

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WTF?! Those three guys seem to be floating on air.

So I re-checked the image and concluded that DPWH fabricated this picture. Why they had to edit it and not just simply compose a photo with all three guys, I do not know. Although my evil mind tells me that the DPWH wants a pogi photo showing their bosses in deep thought while assessing the disaster site, and they didn’t have the opportunity to pose because those guys were probably there for 15 minutes max – so they just lasso tooled the hell out of that pic.

Here are my findings on how lame this photo was ‘shopped.

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Shit, even my mom can do that in CS5. I didn’t even go to lighting analysis because I’m not a photoshop expert, but I sure as hell know that I’m better at photoshop than the guy that did this hack job.

Some say this is a very minor issue, but I see this as a nice sample of DPWH’s lack of integrity. If they can fabricate simple things like this, just imagine what these guys can do to progress billings and acceptance of projects. Also, while relatively mild, isn’t this a classic example of “Utak Wangwang?” While unethical and unnecessary, they thought they could get away with fabricating photos so they tried to.

As of this writing, the DPWH has not apologized for this grave indiscretion.


Update: After more than a day, they apologized for posting an *uncleared* pic. They didn’t say anything  about how much they rely on photoshop though… https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/hey-hey-the-dpwh-apologizes-sort-of/

Update2: My bad, I was sleepy and thought DPWH claimed the inital pic wasn’t photoshopped. I misread it, yung *official pic* pala ang sinasabi ni Mr. Santiago. The initial tirade against Santiago that I posted here was uncalled for. But I’m still pissed at their stupid reasons for the mix-up.  Here’s the inquirer.net article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/67533/photo-of-%E2%80%98floating%E2%80%99-dpwh-officials-causes-uproar-in-cyberspace

Update3: another bopols move by the DPWH  https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/another-bopols-move-for-the-dpwh-kisses-bosses-ass-before-appeasing-noynoys-bosses/

Update4: Found a nice fb page collecting photoshopped DPWH images. Check out DPWHERE to de-stress. Also check out plop-culture, one of the first sites that posted DPWH meme images.

Update5: It’s now in the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/philippines-officials-photoshop-themselves-into-typhoon-cleanup-photo/2011/09/30/gIQA09OhAL_blog.html

Update6: Pakiusap lang sa mga nagsasabing nakakahiya ang Pilipinas at maging Pilipino dahil sa insidenteng ito.  https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/pakiusap-lang/

Update7: DPWH Secretary Singson is embarrassed, aims whip at photographer: https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/dpwh-secretary-singson-embarrassed-aims-whip-at-photographer/

Update8: WTF? Could Sec. Singson’s excuse/reason be made in China? https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/does-singson-dpwh-have-no-originality-pointing-the-blame-on-the-photographer-is-first-made-in-china/

Update9: And now we have CAKE https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-dpwh-meme-cake-no-acceptance-celebration-is-complete-without-it-d/