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DPWH Photoshop Fail September 28, 2011

Posted by quiapo in badtrip na naman si pierre, Gripes / Flames / Rants, Photos.
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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/






1. jamboy - September 29, 2011

what an *ss.. they didn’t apologize? i won’t be surprised if they were not even questioned..

Jacke - September 29, 2011


momoyalvarez - October 1, 2011

They did apologize… to the 3 people in the photo for any inconveniece ek-ek. Bakit dun sila sa 3 itlog nag-apologize? Because the artist did a wishy-washy job? Why didn’t they apologize to the Filipino people for thinking that Filipinos are stupid and wouldn’t notice? Sheesh…

2. Jerome Edge Ocampo - September 29, 2011

So this is where our taxes go to. i bet they didn’t use the money to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. May I share this on Facebook so that my friends will see what DPWH really stands for? It’s actually Dapat Parang Walang Hiya…

3. quiapo - September 29, 2011

@jamboy, yep they just deleted the post after some fb users called them out.

@jerome, spread the word \m/ so that they’ll learn

4. Anon - September 29, 2011


5. quiapo - September 29, 2011

@anon, yes let’s do that. The TNL posting helped a lot in making this viral.

6. dOnzkiE - September 29, 2011

nakaka bwisit tong mga empleyado ng gobyerno.. nag gagaling galingan edited naman pla.. napaka obvious pa

7. Rovie King Christian Magdael - September 29, 2011

ikalat na yan

8. erroneous - September 29, 2011

Wow wala ako makita kahit isang shadow sa pics nila so hinde hatala yan kundi edited talaga =]]

9. hohenheim25eckoy - September 29, 2011

they even got mad when someone pointed out the mistake

10. quiapo - September 29, 2011

@hohenheim: wtf?! they did? Tigas ng mukha ah. Can you point me to where you got that info?

11. yoshi - September 29, 2011

post it everywhere! facebook, twitter, tumblr, plurk, your blogs.. everywhere!

12. pixie - September 29, 2011
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14. IPv6 - September 29, 2011

at least they did inspect the area because two of them were seen on the background.

they didn’t just have a dramatic pose so they photoshop one. 🙂

15. Princess Bersales - September 29, 2011

Not gonna brag or anything, but seriously, I can photoshop better than these guys. Even the coloring is wrong, since the guys up front really pop, and doesn’t even look like their part of the picture.

C’mon guys, it would’ve been better if you planned the photo. Like asking them to pose, instead of this pathetic excuse of using our taxes for fail photoshop editing..

16. Jerry Ocampo - September 29, 2011

My God! Ano’ng klaseng mga hayop ang nasa pamahalaan natin?

17. kapre - September 29, 2011

Huwag na tayong magtaka kung lumutang sila sa ere na parang multo.

Saan ba galing ang salitang ‘ghost project’?

himala - September 29, 2011

Ang tawag dyan sa nakalutang, GHOST employees.

Dami nyan sa gobyerno.

18. matchgurl - September 29, 2011

….malayo na nararating ng tatlong yan, mula manila bay abot na hanggang winterfell!! sila na ba sunod mapupugutan ng ulo?? http://i.imgur.com/aZRL1.jpg

anon - September 29, 2011

nice! hahaha talaga naman umabot sa parthenon at winterfell.

19. matchgurl - September 29, 2011

bongga!!! marami na rin pala talaga silang international project: http://i.imgur.com/6b27s.jpg

20. Dee Quixotic - September 29, 2011

matalino ang mga tao ngayun, hindi na kayang lokohin

21. JSTN - September 29, 2011

Looks legit. Fck DPWH.

22. matchgurl - September 29, 2011

thank you DPWH… di lang kayo para sa publiko, pang isports pa! http://i.imgur.com/ow6r1.jpg

23. Nikki Salud - September 29, 2011

THIS ISN’T A PHOTO OF DPWH. Guys, if you are going to post an article, please make sure that you do the research first.

Yes this photo is fabricated. Yes they used photo shop. BUT IT WASN’T DONE BY DPWH.

A few months ago, News of a fabricated inspection photo from a province in China was shown on Yahoo News. The issue was that China could and would always try and get away with fabrications just like the fireworks at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

May i point out that THIS IS THE EXACT PHOTO that the Chinese Public Works officials made to make them appear that they were inspecting a highway project then.

Those three officials that appear on the photo above are CHINESE. The photo above was RE-FABRICATED to show the Manila Bay Walk with the chinese trio floating above the pavement.

Whoever made this FAKE Photo from the ORIGINAL FAKE one and publish it with such inaccuracy to call it DPWH PHOTOSHOP FAIL should be ashamed of himself.

Just a reminder, do your research. THINK BEFORE YOU POST.

quiapo - September 29, 2011

@nikkisalud Uh… the photos were taken from DPWH’s FB page, what you are talking about is an incident that happened before, these aren’t the chinese officials. Eto yung mga chinese o: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009957/Photoshop-picture-Chinese-officials-inspecting-road-ridiculed-world.html

You can still even see one or two of these guys on different pix in DPWH’s facebook page.

So let me get back at you with what you just said, “Just a reminder, do your research. THINK BEFORE YOU POST.”

Also, learn2google.

Mina Rivera - September 29, 2011

This was the photo from the Chinese Government…


How on earth is that “THE EXACT PHOTO”

Just a reminder, do your research. THINK BEFORE YOU POST.

Ang kapal ng mukha mo mag magaling. Inutil.

Jose Ped - September 29, 2011

Niki Salud =Bobo. Ikaw magresearch ka muna. Tanga.

baj - September 30, 2011


redskii - September 30, 2011

“Think before you post.”

ayos. ansarap kumain ng sarili mong salita ano?

lamunin mong maigi yan ha. namnamin mo.

xyxo loco - September 30, 2011

pinagtatanggol mo pa yung mga gunggong na yun. siguro isa ka sa staff ng dpwh.

pNOY - October 3, 2011

Dami mo satsat, bulag ka ba? Ikaw siguro yung photographer na nag photoshop nyan.


24. Jhino R. DelaCruz - September 29, 2011

is that a work of a grade 6 student in multimedia subjecT? wtF!! funny can be a example in a photoshop class

25. no need - September 29, 2011

yah! wag nyo paabutin to sa labas ng bansa magmumuka tayo tuloy mga paganda ng ugali sa picture o sa tv bawas pogi points sa pinas lalo na sa mga ibang tao diyang kung makapang lait kala sakanila bansang to!

26. mr.man - September 29, 2011

for a filipino to say that ,its kind of awkward bashing your own officials

27. Kevin - September 29, 2011

If the photo, as you say, was fake, then why did DPWH reply as seen on the photo comments and on the actual FB Page?

How do you explain that?

28. Eugene F. Maning (@jinmaning) - September 29, 2011

I’m sorry but I can’t find it as fabricated. Why? Because they’re still in the site. Though, I agree that it’s a Photoshop FAIL thing. 😉 and as what others say above, they can do better than that.

quiapo - September 29, 2011

well I didn’t say that they didn’t inspect the site. Di ba sila nga yung dalawang nasa likod nung edited pic? =)

29. mike - September 29, 2011

isa rin palang ngmamagaling tong si Pierre Albert San Diego e research ka muna, mga chinese pala yang mga yan aysus!. tsk tsk tsk.

quiapo - September 29, 2011

Hindi ako nagmamagaling, this really happened yesterday and I have the first pic to back me up. The first pic is a screenshot taken from DPWH’s fb page. They even acknowledged it was from their page when they apologized.

May kamag-anak ka ba sa DPWH o contractor ng DPWH?

rommel - September 29, 2011

hoy mike, ikaw ang magresearch, basa ka sa inquirer.net para malaman mo totoo.. BOBO!

30. Chiikoy Añonuevo - September 29, 2011

damn these people. sa lahat ng bagay, sinisingil nila ako ng tax! tapos ganyan ?! pagmumukain pang tanga yung mga tao?! konting hiya naman !

31. David Garcia - September 29, 2011

@Nikki Salud. The photo in this post is not the one from China. This is the one from China: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009957/Photoshop-picture-Chinese-officials-inspecting-road-ridiculed-world.html The photos in this link don’t even have two persons with coats. Just for clearance. 🙂

@ Kevin. Whether or not the DPWH replied on the Facebook page, their photo could have still been photoshopped. The proofs in this explanatory photo prove the main argument of the author of this blog. 🙂 https://quiapo.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/dpwh-shopped-findings.jpg

32. technostar26 - September 29, 2011

Bad Photoshop skills. I mean, c’mon. Ano pa ba aasahan natin sa mga pulpol na tauhan ng gobyerno? Pupusta ako bukas or the day after tomorrow, nasa balita na ‘yan. Disseminate this, so the whole country can see where the taxes go.

Joey - September 29, 2011

Wag mo naman lahatin ng nasa gobyerno, kung makapag-salita ka naman parang ang talino mo na talaga…

33. KurakotDPWH - September 29, 2011

stupid people for those who keep covering up the fault of this government official.. as we all know it’s a serious matter they should be fired now because of this.

34. zek - September 29, 2011

damn! mas mahal pa ata bnayad sa artist na nag-edit(kuno) nung pic.

35. WENG - September 29, 2011

Common Sense. Bat nagkaroon ng Fan Page ang DPWH? If its official, shouldnt it be posted sa kanilang website (and not on facebook) Not unless there is a legit publication (newspaper, legit article) na nakapost ito, i still doubt its authenticity.

Yup, its photoshopped. But whether or not it was released by the DPWH, that is still the big question.

Think Before You Click

Joey - September 29, 2011

Yeah, I agree with you Weng.. This is not an official DPWH publication. But the agency is still at fault for not having stringent control over this.

Eli Rio - October 3, 2011

There is a link in the DPWH website the the Fan Page of DPWH in Facebook. The PID of DPWH issues comments in this Fan Page. So it legit.

36. nilo - September 29, 2011


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38. nilo - September 29, 2011

kung ako ang pinag photoshop nyo edi panalo sana..hynaku!

39. redskii - September 29, 2011

wahehehe gawan din natin sila ng ganto!


40. markus - September 29, 2011


kindly check the official website of dpwh


then look on the right side, right under the part that says “Secretary’s Corner”

41. DPWH Photoshop Fail - iSTORYA.NET - September 29, 2011

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42. AkoPal - September 29, 2011

Ay! Tangina lang O.O first impression ko palang sa litrato photoshop na… -.-wala! panis!! xP

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44. Amfufufu - September 29, 2011

ampota mga yan… maski kelan puro HAOSHIAO ang trabaho nila… paramg Customs, BIR at Deped sa kabulukan yang DPWhighways

45. justwondering - September 29, 2011

I think your fanpage screenshot is the one that was edited to show some deception on DPWH part.. can’t help but notice a missing icon in your taskbar, could it be the running photoshop program? hahaha

quiapo - September 29, 2011

During the time I took the screen shot my outlook email was open as well as some other work related tabs on chrome. I had to remove that because I didn’t want someone to accidentally discover my corporate email address.

Of course you’ll notice that I removed it, that was intended, duh? I don’t have photoshop on my laptop kaya nga sobrang basic ng ginamit ko na editing, I just put boxes in MS Paint over my details. Despite my recklessness in posting personal details here, ayoko naman magulo pati trabaho ko dahil dito sa issue ng DPWH.

justwondering - September 29, 2011

oh well, what’s done is done.. the photoshop issue has overshadowed the real inspection that took place on the area..

duh? i don’t know if you really have a photoshop or not on your laptop.. 🙂 anyways, no intention of spoiling your day, just looking at the issue from another point of view.. and I think the PR people in DPWH should be disciplined for that matter especially if its meant to deceive the public..

“DPWH public relations officer Andro Santiago told Inquirer.net over a phone interview that the photo had been posted by mistake as they were also preparing the layout for a magazine they circulated in the DPWH.” – from Inq. so does this mean they are preparing a layout meant for DPWH publication that shows deception? hahaha your guess is as good as mine..

Anonymous - September 29, 2011

obvious troll is obvious

46. Kim Tyrone Agapito - September 29, 2011

Great find. This should on the news very soon. 🙂

47. Mark Angelo Recto Delgado - September 29, 2011

hahahaha ayos may masabing ginagawa lang

48. Anonymous - September 29, 2011

u mad?

49. JM Santos - September 29, 2011

https://www.facebook.com/dpwhco eto ung facebook na yan;.. fake mismo ang facebook

50. Joseph - September 29, 2011

To be fair to DPWH, while the photo was fake, they really were doing their on-site inspection. So, no fiasco. This goes to show how many put reason aside when small details are sensationalized.

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52. concerned citizen - September 29, 2011

mga tatlong gunggong ng DPWH .. nagiisip na nmn ng mapagkakakitaan..

53. DPWH Posts Photoshopped Photo | Enricq - September 29, 2011

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54. areffio - September 29, 2011

who the fuck uses the lasso tool? noobs?

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57. zzz - September 30, 2011

Alam ny ba na ang China ang unang gumawa ng ganyang fail???

i-google nyo kung gusto nyo malaman!!!

quiapo - September 30, 2011

Yun nga eh ginaya pa natin.

mothership - September 30, 2011

Oo. So..?

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60. jeffrey - September 30, 2011

Nandun naman pala sila, eh. Ginawa nila yung inspection. Ang mali lang naman nila yung mahinang paggamit ng photoshop. Eh ano naman kung mahina sila dun?

redskii - September 30, 2011

hindi issue yung presence nila dun. hindi rin issue yung pagiging mahina nila sa photoshop. ang issue dun e namemeke sila ta’s ipinepresenta nila satin yun as totoo.

sabi nga ng author ng blog na ‘to, kung mga ganto ka-simpleng bagay e dinadaya pa nila, pano pa kaya yung ibang mas mabibigat na bagay? ta’s ieexpect nilang tatanggapin natin ‘tong ginagawa nila?

quiapo - September 30, 2011


ton - September 30, 2011

nandun sila para magpapogi at kwentahin kung magkano kikitain nila pag pinagawa yung proyekto na yun!

61. petrucci - September 30, 2011

They should have paid the editor to learn photoshop

taxwasted - September 30, 2011

eh pano bulok din ung editor nila.. Mga under qualified na kamag anak ng mga official ang employed nila as editor and etch.. sucks..

62. rashinuhhr - September 30, 2011


petrucci - September 30, 2011

Do you even know what epic means? You are so stupid. You are no better than the people present in the picture

weasley - September 30, 2011

Lol, petrucci. I think you’re the one who’s stupid. What’s so wrong with what rashinuhhr has said? Are you from the Cenozoic Era or something? Never knew about “INTERNET SLANG”? Lololol, pity.

mothership - September 30, 2011

Oh my weasley. Slang is something restricted with its own context. Epic is a traditional long poem or other art work portraying heroic deeds. If the slang word epic means that this picture is like a poem, then you are a moron. If taken metaphorically, there is no connection. Then it’s a stupid slang created by illiterate brainless people. And you are just joining the band wagon cause you think it’s so cool. And what’s with LOL. Oh yeah I forgot. You’re a moron, can’t type the whole phrase.

Now that is pity.

kate - October 1, 2011

What’s funny about weasley is the fact he said Cenozoic Era. I commend you for waisting 30min of your life researching about Cenozoic. And to think you will actually sound smart if you put it in here. Lololol mo mukha mo. Tanga

jusTEEN - October 1, 2011

I actually agree with weasley. The guy just posted something and petrucci deliberately commented back rudely. I think he, petrucci, deserved what weasley said. And hey, @mothership, in case you haven’t noticed, you’re on an internet page and the owner of this page never said that ‘slang’ is restricted here. You talk like you know everything. And what’s with “illiterate brainless people”? Think they could post and come up with such ideas if they’re brainless? WTH? And another thing, you don’t like abbreviations? E di wag mo! Go reply/comment your friends the looooong -laughing out loud- phrase all your life for all the world cares. You even used the word ‘moron’ which weasley does not deserve at all.

at ikaw naman @kate, oh my god, don’t tell me you yourself would need to research about the Cenozoic Era before you could actually understand it! Gosh! Hindi ka ba nagka-subject ng Earth Science during your high school, dear? Nakakaawa ka naman.

dazzle - October 1, 2011

Good point, jusTEEN. Super dami kasing nagmamagaling sa world natin ngayon e… Pagpasensyahan mo na. =)

cedny - October 1, 2011

I agree with jusTEEN. Haha. Feel na feel ni mothership and smartness nya oh. OMG. Awts, Oh my Gosh pala. Baka kase ako naman tawagin ni mothership ng moron. Amfufufu. :))))

Kate, sali-sali ka naman sa usapan e simpleng lesson sa 1st year HS kailangan mo pang i-research. Ay naku! Wag nalang kasing mag comment ng kung anu-ano kung wala ka din naman. Tanga mo din, te!

Lisa - October 1, 2011

“Epic Fail” is an internet slang meaning, complete and total failure when success should have been reasonably easy to attain.

quiapo - October 2, 2011

hmmm… I know Lourd De Veyra wouldn’t approve of the term and idol ko pa naman si Lourd pero this is the internet and this blog is intended for informal discussion so “epic fail” while it’s kinda annoying for english language purists, is ok to use in my book. Words change meaning with repeated use naman, and I’ve seen people using “epic fail” since 2009 ata on 4chan’s /b/. Dapat bang pumasok pa sa MW o Oxford dictionary yung term bago natin i-acknowledge?

Just make sure you don’t use the term for formal reports and business presentations, kahit ako babatukan kita ;p

Besides, I use a lot of memes and ‘net slang regularly too.

march - October 2, 2011

@ justine – I came from a prestigious school but Eras weren’t taught to us. The point is it’s as irrelevant.

jusTEEN - October 2, 2011

I pity you, bro… You and your prestigious school to be exact.

redskii - October 3, 2011

bwehehe. sheesh. big deal.

jehuty - October 3, 2011

@ jusTEEN – I have nothing against you. But don’t be pity if one doesn’t study eras. But then again, being a street smart is something to look up to. That is actually a childish comment however, it is a valid metaphoric term. The photoshop issue is not the usual topic a child gets involve to. So good work to you and your sister for getting involve. So I encourage both of you to try commenting constructively. For a young age, that is a good practice.

@redskii – Yes, it is a big deal. A great amount of deal ’cause it damages the invulnerable.

quiapo - October 3, 2011

^ huh? Nag-nose bleed ako dun ah…

redskii - October 3, 2011

^@quiapo, ako din eh. hehehe. napa-“anu daw?” ako dun ah.

@jehuty, anong invulnerable ang mada-damage dito? hehehe ang isyu kasi dito e yung DPWH.. so etong post ni rashinuhhr na EPIC FAIL, di naman sana big deal. nagtataka lang ako kung bakit napaka-big deal nung sinabi nya, hence my reaction. Ke mali man ang gamit ng “epic” at mali din ang form nung “fail,” accepted na sya sa internet as an expression e. naiintindihan naman natin sya diba? ayun lang naman.

jehuty - October 2, 2011

I just wanna say that “Epic Fail” is being used wrongly in the internet. Cause one, ang layo ng term na “Epic” as a definition of “greatness” or “awesomeness”. Ang panget ng evolution ng word na ito. Two, a lot of people who say “epic fail” doesnt even know what epic really means. Akala talaga nila na ang awesome na sobrang fail. Nakikiuso kasi. Another example is pag mabasa ka, sinasabi nilang dadami ka. Nanggaling iyo sa movie na gremlins. Ngayon kung alam mo yoon, edi good for you. Kung hindi, I really feel bad. Huwag na kayo makiuso. Nakakahiya kayo. Pangatlo, wala ako kinakampihan sa inyo. Mali ang Epic Fail at sana ihinto niyo na pag gamit nito. At lalo namang mali sabihan ang isang tao na tanga, moron at kung ano pa.

Lastly, hindi namin pinag aralan ang Eras sa school. Pero ano kinalabasan nito? Less ba akong tao? Pantay pantay lang tayo ng dignidad. Kaya kung pinag aralan niyo ito sa earth science, well, tingnan natin kung yayaman ka kung napag aralan mo nga talaga iyan. Kasi napakawalang kwenta ng topic na iyon.

jehuty - October 2, 2011

Just to add. I really encourage people to also stop using LOL. Cause kids these days, well at least based on my experience. Akala nila this is short for ULOL.

quiapo - October 2, 2011

Hmmm… interesting points. But first, to all involved, let’s leave the catcalls and proceed with a more scholarly discussion on semantics =)

While it’s true that epic, in it truest form, are long narrative poems about heroes, it also is a synonym to the word grand. Before the term epic fail has been in use, we’ve been accustomed to using epic as an adjective such as in “epic proportions.” I don’t think people protested before to the use of epic in this way. From there, the message board people and gamers and everyone else in the web that developed l33t speak derived the term “epic fail.”

And since l33t speak is kinda looked down upon by english language purists, here comes the protests.

LOL btw is already old, it’s already evolved into Lulz

jusTEEN - October 2, 2011

Anyway, wala naman talaga akong balak makipag-away. It’s just that I was pissed when I read mothership and kate’s replies to weasley. Oh, and petrucci’s too. They commented as if they’re the smartest persons on earth. They even used words like “moron” and “tanga” against her, weasley. By the way, I’m only a sophomore from a public high school so forgive me if you think I speak pure rubbish. In addition, I actually know who weasley is cuz she’s my sister and she’s only Grade 6. I just wanted to defend her. Judging by the way you guys commented, I can say that you’re professionals already so pasensya na po.

jusTEEN - October 2, 2011

…and she got the idea of Cenozoic Era from me. Never have I known a girl as inquisitive as my sister.

quiapo - October 2, 2011

@justeen: well it’s nice that you and your sister, young as you guys are, actively participate in issues like this. Kaya pala may Cenozoic era na comment.

Word of advice lang, learn to differentiate where you can use slang and when you should use proper words. IMHO sa ganitong setting ok lng, baka lang madala mo sa reports mo sa school. =)

jusTEEN - October 3, 2011

ok po. Salamat. 😀

jehuty - October 3, 2011

@jusTEEN – Go and continue to get involve into issues like this. But before commenting, know first what you are getting into. Know what is the source of the issue. Dont be like the ones who join rallies and assemblies, then at the end of the day, they weren’t actually sure why there were there. This webpage is a perfect example. A lot of people saying that those officials were really trying hard to be noticed. People saying that this picture was edited just to show the masses they were there. But actually, those officials were really there. The editing of the photos were edited without their consent.

63. WOLF PACK - September 30, 2011

Kakahiya ang mga ganitong picture dahil sa kagustuhan nilang magpakita ng magandang imahe sa publiko naging sentro pa ito ng kontrobersya.. Bakit kelangan pa nilag mag photoshop kung sinsabi nila na nadun sila sa site?

64. DPWH officials Facebook photo photoshopped criticized, agency apologizes - Free Logo World ! – Free Logo World ! - September 30, 2011

[…] remarkable by a polite operative named Pierre Albert San Diego on his blog on Wednesday, he beheld a print of 3 DPWH officials posted on a central Facebook page, that he […]

quiapo - September 30, 2011

Er, what’s a polite operative?

65. Is the DPWH now a meme? « Indolent Indio - September 30, 2011

[…] After Typhoon Pedring kicked Manila’s ass earlier this week, the Department of Public Works and Highways was quick to get out in the field and check damage to the sea wall along Roxas Boulevard. They were also apparently quick to fire up their Photoshop for a sloppily-done PR photo showing their officials at the site. […]

66. albertine - September 30, 2011

siguro tinipid yun nag-edit kaya sablay yung picture….

67. Isabeau Jane - September 30, 2011

sana naligo nlng sila sa dagat

68. DPWH posts photoshopped inspection picture on Facebook page, goes as well as you’d expect | Gadgets Magazine Philippines - September 30, 2011

[…] would take the opportunity to document the whole thing, but the DPWH took things a bit too far. A blogger by the name of Pierre Albert San Diego noticed something a bit off from one of the photos that was […]

69. ton - September 30, 2011

lunurin na langf sila sa dagat. wala silang ginagawa kundi bawasan daw ang corruption. ang mga kalye natin sira sira na, nagpapainit lang sila ng puwit sa pwesto ayaw magtrabaho kasi may corruption na mangyayari everytime na magtrabaho sila. Yung C-6 road, malapit nang matapos yung period na pinost nila for repair (August to October) pero ni isang trabahador wala akong nakita!

70. killem - September 30, 2011

kaya minsan nakakahiya maging pilipino dahil sa mga pinaggagawa ng mga tao sa gobyerno, kelan pa kaya magbabago ang mga hinayupak na yan?! mga nagpapalaki ng tiyan! mas malala pa sila sa buwayang si lolong -__-

71. hits - September 30, 2011

biglang taas ng hits ng blog mo? 15 minutes of fame? CHECK!

quiapo - September 30, 2011

Lol, it’s more like 15 seconds.

Here’s a shameless plug I can do now that I have “fame:” please support Unicef Philippines..


Let’s get kids into classrooms and out of the streets.

if just one of the 50k that read this blog do decide to pledge some amount to unicef, I’ll be more than happy.

72. PR girl - September 30, 2011

I think it’s forgivable since they were really in the scene, they just weren’t able to take a good photo that’s press release-worthy.

People are just making a big fuss over this. Companies just have to do something like this sometimes. There are stories that really happened but were never caught on camera. This just looks bad because DPWH is a government agency.

Telling the story in pure text could’ve been the better option though.

justwondering - September 30, 2011

may tama ka! 🙂

73. reyprintingphilsy - September 30, 2011

totally Photosahop talaga, planado mga kurakot eto.

74. Maybelle - September 30, 2011

My daughter told me about this one because she watched it on the news.. my golly! I had no idea.. and yes, I caught those photoshopped notes you gave and recognized them for what they were. Love your updates! I do not mean to criticize the government but there’s a really fine line between honest advertising and just plain bullcrap.

75. DocKB - September 30, 2011

Engineer grabe ka naman po makapagsalita. Please take note that the purpose of the employee (i.e. publicity) may not be the similar to that of the officials, or vice versa. Please also note that the employee in-charge in editing photos is not competent. The officials were really there. It’s just that the employee who edited the photo tried to place the officials in a different angle, showing the bay and the ruins at its worst. Please do not be quick to judge. Thank you. By the way, I agree with your analogy as the integrity of the department.

76. boy bulag - September 30, 2011

bakit may FB account ang DPWH ..ano para ipakita nila na nagtratrahabo sila ? tapos now nabuking sila..hehhehe..anog issue ngayon dito eh ..paano maniniwala ngayon ang tao na tunay ang susunod na pictures ng nagtratrabaho na taga DPWH….baka naman lahat retoke lang ..gaya ng mga projects nila.lahat retoke..kaya yung mga kaslada…ayun .isang baha lng nagbabakbak na…mga tulay ang babagsakan..mga dike…gumuguho na…

sus dipa nyo alam nag isa sa pinaka corrupt ang DPWH eh i heard na kung manghingi ang mga yan para manalo ka sa bigging nila either isang Avanza or Suzuki AVP ang kapalit..

77. kathurrr - September 30, 2011

eh…if they can fabricate such a photo for a propaganda, what more yung mga projects na they have supposedly “accomplished”? we are already in a time of disaster, isn’t doing this fabrication a.k.a. lying to the public adding more salt to the injury? this is an INSULT TO PUBLIC TRUST! i do hope they apologize! SHAME ON YOU DPWH.

78. boy bulag - September 30, 2011

President Abraham Lincoln

“It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

Gets nyo DPWH….

79. Jana Soriano - September 30, 2011

Well I won’t be surprised to see someone running around wearing a Guy Fawkes costume with a mask and bombing structures up. There will be a time that Filipinos would get tired of all these government schemes. There would be no trust, no fear, no hope; only disgust, boldness and total modification of the government.

Stupid noh? They ask too much of trust and cooperation from us when they can’t even get themselves together and successfully deploy an “Operation Photoshop” idea.

“Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”
-John Basil Barnhill

80. poopie - September 30, 2011

Anong katangahan yan? Suskopo parang first time photoshop user ang gumamit nyan, may double exposure pa? Ano sila nakakaloko?

81. epic_r - September 30, 2011

they should fire their artists haha,

82. verne - September 30, 2011

mas okay nga na nalaman nang tao toh. saka mas okay na hindi masyado marunong sa photoshop ang gumawa kung hindi nalinlang na tayo sa tuwid na daan…

83. DPWH publishes fabricated inspection picture on Facebook page (updated) | smells-like-fb.tk - October 1, 2011

[…] undermine the trust of Filipinos in their own government. And according to quiapo, impressions are even more important in the engineering industry: …if there’s one thing I hate it’s people that fabricate […]

84. hello - October 1, 2011

…well at least the guys were actually there during the inspection as you can see further back, i think they just wanted a more presentable picture but hired a lousy artist.

85. Storm forces hundreds of thousands to flee in Vietnam, China - TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum - October 1, 2011

[…] In the cleanup photo, the three officials appeared to be assessing the damage of the typhoon, but one discerning blogger and civil engineer noticed that something didn’t seem quite right. A careful look at the […]

86. Rachel E. Khan - October 1, 2011

thank you for your vigilance, dapat ma-expose ang ganito.

87. Eli Rio - October 1, 2011

Facebook records the date/time of all its entries. Reviewing these date/time records on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH Central Office) FB account will show attempts of cover-up. Consider the following:-

12:12 pm, Sept 28, 2011 – Based on the screen shot in the 2011/09/28/dpwh-photoshop-fail blog of Pierre Albert San Diego, the DPWH FB posted a picture showing 3 DPWH with the caption “DPWH INSPECTS COLLAPSED SEAWALL AT ROXAS BOULEVARD. DPWH Undersecretary Romeo S. Momo with NCR Director Reynaldo G. Tagudando and South Manila District Engineer Mikunug D. Macud inspect the extent of damaged seawall in Baywalk along Roxas Boulevard caused by Typhoon Pedring.” Pierre in that blog pointed out discrepancies in the picture that clearly showed the picture was “photoshopped”.

12:29 pm, Sept 28, 2011 – DPWH deleted that post replacing it with a picture of two DPHW officials in Roxas Blvd. The picture carries the original caption of the deleted photo where 3 names were mentioned. But the photo shows only 2 people, the one with the red jacket is missing. The one in white polo barong now wears a safety helmet when in the former picture, his head was bare. A number of remarks flooded the Internet regarding this new picture, some saying that this is also doctored.

10:30 am, Sept 29, 2011 – the DPWH FB posted another with the same caption as above. The picture showed the 3 DPWH officials as in the original (deleted) photo. While in that photo Manila Bay was on the RIGHT side of the picture frame, this “official” photo shows the bay on the LEFT side. This time the picture showed the same 3 DPWH officials shown in the original photo, with the one in white polo barong now without a safety helmet.

9:37 pm, Sept 29, 2011 – INQUIRER.net carries the press release where DPWH public relations officer Andro Santiago told Inquirer.net that the original photo had been posted by mistake as they were also preparing the layout for a magazine they circulated in the DPWH. He maintained that it was not the DPWH’s intention to fool the public by posting an edited photo of the inspection, adding that the minute they realized the mistake, they immediately replaced it with the official photo release. “After about two minutes, the photo was deleted. The official photo release was posted,” said Santiago, stressing that the official photo was genuine and “Photoshop was not used. Walang Photoshop at hindi naretoke” was his description of the official photo release. Yet, FB records show that the second photo (which was questionable) was posted around 20 minutes after the first and the third photo very much later by around 20 hours.

8:48 am, Sept 30, 2011 – DPWH FB posts this Comment – We would like to apologize to Undersecretary Romeo Momo, Director Rey Tagudando and District Engineer Mikunug Macud for whatever inconvenience that may have caused them regarding the photo earlier posted. Rest assured that we shall exert more diligence and prudence in the execution of our mandate to inform the public of our plans, programs, projects and official activities. – PID

Now comes the QUESTIONS:-

1. Why did it take 20 hours for the “official” picture to come out, if it was available during the original posting?
2. Where is the original photo that was the source of the “failed photoshop”? When this happened in China, the authorities simply published the original “un-photoshop” picture with a public apology and fired some people involved. Why couldn’t the DPWH do the same?
3. Could it be that the original photo did not actually occur and was “photoshopped” to show 3 DPWH officials when in fact there were only two in the scene?
4. Did the 20 hours mysterious gap between the original picture and the “official” photo gave chance for the 3 DPWH officials to “stage” a photo session so that the “photoshopped” picture can now be realized and they can claim no “retoke”, except that they forgot to put Manila Bay to the RIGHT side of the picture frame?
5. If this is the case, which is the bigger sin, the “photoshopped” picture done by some staff in DPWH, or the staged photo session done by the DPWH officials?

Ed Zafra - October 1, 2011

These are very valid questions that must be answered by the concerned DPWH officials (PID and whoever). The post is also very enlightening as far as how the publishing events unfolded. It clearly showed that the first photoshopped picture was not replaced after two minutes as Santiago claimed in his interview with the press. Another lie!

negerns - October 4, 2011

I noticed that you have been posting the same info on other blogs/sites/etc. It would really be nice if we also have a screen capture of those events you are referring to.

Did anybody else screen capture the said events? Pls post. thank you.

negerns - October 4, 2011

Sorry, this was meant to be for the post of Eli Rio..

negerns - October 4, 2011

Found it on DPWhere…

88. John Paul Rosacia - October 1, 2011


89. Philippines officials Photoshop themselves into typhoon cleanup photo - 7Photoshop.com | 7Photoshop.com - October 1, 2011

[…] the cleanup photo, the three officials appeared to be assessing the damage of the typhoon, but one discerning blogger and civil engineer noticed that something didn’t seem quite […]

90. Recco - October 1, 2011

SHARED it dude 🙂

91. alzek114 - October 1, 2011

HAHA.Laughtrip. Magpophotoshop lang di pa ayusin, yan tuloy nabuko.lol

92. kcat - October 1, 2011

hi there, i posted the link to this post on my blog, i hope it’s okay fellow blogger. i like your post a lot.
i hope it’s okay if i use your picture, but i will put your name there.
thank you so much!

93. “photoshop” is now a verb? « khanterbury tales - October 1, 2011

[…] a photo of three of its officials at a typhoon-affected site. Only, as astutely pointed out by the Controlled Chaos blog, the officials were “photoshopped” into the picture. Unfortunately for these […]

94. Markleen - October 1, 2011

well, i think we should also learn from their mistake. It’s about time to realize that we must be responsible every time we use computer stuff. Even in networking sites, do not post it if you can’t say it in real life…nakakahiya talaga ang nagawa ng DPWH…masyadong mapapel…ganito na ba talaga tayo ngayon?

95. CONCERNED MOM - October 1, 2011

i think i know he guy in barong. he used to be my classmate in MPA in NCPAG in 2004.

96. Flood Victim - October 1, 2011

Anu pa kayang mga klaseng panloloko nagawa na nila sa bayan…? Tsk tsk tsk….

97. Of Photo Ops, Photoshop… Photo Fail! | DNA in Manila - October 1, 2011

[…] for them, a civil engineer blogger noticed right away that something is not quite right, and took a screenshot before the picture was […]

98. midshots tpc - October 1, 2011

3 or more high end automobiles – reported
2000 pesos worth of gas times 3 automobiles – reported
food allowances maybe 3000 – reported

they show these photoshopped images and get reimbursements with em really sitting their ass home paying some government guy to do the chopping with our taxes.

just another that at the office for a typical high ranking government official of the philippines.

multiply this caught up scandal exponentially to mirror unsung graft and corruption doings of these crocodiles yet no one or minimal number of persons are penalized let alone humiliated. if you can’t beat them and didn’t join them they’ll cut you off. that’s how our philippine government works, compadre system.

99. mick reyes - October 1, 2011

a classic sample o pandurugas!!

100. DPWHere – A Collection of Images for the Photoshopped DPWH Officials | THE Fanboy SEO - October 1, 2011

[…] original story and expose’ was released through this blog (which I shall credit properly). After that, it all went to hell for these guys as the active […]

101. DPWH officials Facebook photo photoshopped criticized, agency apologizes | America Society - October 1, 2011

[…] noted by a civil engineer named Pierre Albert San Diego on his blog on Wednesday, he noticed a photo of three DPWH officials posted on its official Facebook page, […]

102. Where in the world is the DPWH now? | News| Celebrity News | Philippine News | Tagalog Movies - October 1, 2011

[…] Albert San Diego, a civil engineer, exposed the glitch point-by-point on his blog Wednesday, calling the incident “a nice sample of the DPWH’s lack of […]

103. DPWH officials now deep in thought in many places - FREE HD VİDEOS – FREE HD VİDEOS - October 1, 2011

[…] Albert San Diego, a polite engineer, exposed a glitch point-by-point on his blog Wednesday, job a occurrence “a good representation of a DPWH’s miss of […]

104. Gab - October 1, 2011

Shame. They could have fixed the lighting to make it look like it’s on one same picture. And what were they using, pen tool? GODDDDDDDD.

105. Elward - October 2, 2011

Dito na ba napupunta lahat ng perang binibigay ng magulang ko at ng ibang tao sa gobyerno? Mukhang mas napupunta pa ang pera sa mga nage-edit ng picture na low-class editors pa. Wala matagal pa bago makarating sa tamang landas ang Pinas.

106. Alwyn B. (@thenonhacker) - October 2, 2011

Error Level Analysis shows heavy editing, especially on the red guy:

107. DPWH Photoshop Meme reaches Washington Post | raincheck - October 2, 2011

[…] by raindeocampo This is the photo that Pierre San Diego, a civil engineer who owns the blog Controlled Chaos exposed to the public last September 28 as a Photoshop edited picture of a DPWH disaster […]

108. Debbi - October 2, 2011

BUSTED! You KNOW they wouldn’t have admitted anything if nobody noticed! It’s clear they aimed to take advantage of the Filipino people who they figured wouldn’t notice. They didn’t count on Pierre Albert San Diego’s sharp eyes!!!

Good for you, Pierre!

109. ricky pogi - October 3, 2011

Malamang ganyan din gagawin nila sa PROPOSED BUDGET may MAGIC!!!

110. onlinebizgirl - October 3, 2011

photoshopping govt officials into disaster areas was first done by the Chinese. of course, it was discovered coz of the bad photoshopping. feeling siguro nung DPWH photographer magaling sya mag photoshop kaya ginaya yung tactic ng Instsik. tsk tsk!

111. cons - October 3, 2011

ha ha ha this is where your taxes go.. paq pogi points na nga lang na picture pinepeke pa. E BAKA NAMAN LAHAT NG GOVERNMENT PROJECTS E TALAGANG GHOST PROJECTS NGA. Pera diretso sa bulsa.
Na post ko na sa FB ko para madami makita . He he akala nyo ba tanga lahat ng pinoy. Tahimik lang kami pero di tanga.

112. `Overeager’ employee photoshops Filipino officials | REPUBLICAN.GNOM.ES - October 3, 2011

[…] https://quiapo.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/dpwh-photoshop-fail/ © 2011 REPUBLICAN.GNOM.ES press release services […]

113. ‘Overeager’ employee photoshops Filipino officials… badly | Asian Correspondent - October 3, 2011

[…] photoshopped image was discovered last week by a blogger and has become a sensation. Other bloggers mocked the Department of Public Works and Highways by […]

114. DPWH Baywalk “fake” Photoshoped picture exposed! | Audio Visual Junkie - October 3, 2011

[…] three DPWH officials apparently inspecting the wreckage caused by typhoon Pedring. Since then a number of posts have come up exposing the image as being altered and faked in Photoshop. Refer to the original […]

115. DPWH Baywalk “fake” Photoshopped picture exposed! | Audio Visual Junkie - October 3, 2011

[…] three DPWH officials apparently inspecting the wreckage caused by typhoon Pedring. Since then a number of posts have come up exposing the image as being altered and faked in Photoshop. Refer to the original […]

116. Dennison Uy - October 3, 2011

At least they used real photos of real officials 😀

redskii - October 3, 2011

kaso boss, mali pa rin e. hehe. panget ang intensyon.

117. Hikot - Pinoy Social - October 3, 2011

Thanks for this post… at least buong bayan nalalaman tong ka gaguhan ng DPWH pero.. kakahiya sa Washinton Post ko pa na basa ang balita.. ibig sabihin… hindi lang tayo mga Pinoy ang sumubaybay nito kundi pati ang buong mundo..

napaka laking kahihiyan… parang.. ang sakit isipin an hanggang nagon ganito pa rin.

President Noy, di ba tama Palitan mo na mag Big HEPE sa mga Opisinag tulad NYAN at palitan na rin mga workers

E swap sila sa ibang department.. apra ma tigil ang napag kasanayan… kahit ano man gawin mo Pres Noy oag ang virus ay nandyan.. tuloy tuloy pa rin yan..

sampolan mo na nag mawalang nga trabaho ang mga yan at di na uulit

118. carol - October 3, 2011


119. Matt - October 3, 2011

I suppose alam ng bossing nila ,so sana warn them or suspend them …….. I do not trust DPWH second to Atty……same field…

120. designpinoy - October 3, 2011

Isipin nyo matagal na nila siguro ginagawa ito. Shame on you DPWH for deceiving filipinos. On the lighter side eto naman top 10 funniest photoshopped DPWH pictures I’ve ever seen http://bit.ly/oYMCb0

121. Tony De Guzman - October 4, 2011

Ritrato Dinoktor ng Inhenyero. Naalala ko pa nung College ako ang instructor laging sinasabi Engineering ang course namin at hindi medicine. PAALALA SA LAHAT ANG PAWANG PROFESSIONAL LANG PO GUMAGAWA NITO (copy EB advisory) LOL. aYUSIN NYO BUHAY NYO!!!!!!!

122. Gov’t Hack Jobs – Part 2: The DPWH Meme – Can You Spot The Photoshopping? » marginlines - October 4, 2011

[…] blogger Pierre Albert San Diego makes clear in his take-down of the fabrication: Now, if you didn’t have knowledge in Adobe photoshop, you would’ve just […]

123. Dyanen - October 4, 2011

nakakahiya sila :/ they’re ruining the already ruined image of the Philippines

124. gia - October 4, 2011

nakakapag-alala ay baka yung mga project completion report ng mga BOPOL na taga-DPWH e photoshop din

125. Yam Dela Cruz - October 4, 2011

Hi Pierre! I left a message on your Facebook. Need your urgent reply.


126. kazuki - October 4, 2011

etong 3 bobo sa dpwh at isama na rin nila ang bobo nilang graphic artist…magpakamatay na lang kayo. sayang lang ang tax na binabayad namin sa gobyerno! pakamatay na lang kayo. ang kakapal ng mga mukha ninyo.

127. serjz - October 4, 2011

isa lang ang masasabi ko…..”ALAM NA, CONFIRM!!!”….hehehe…

128. Jan - October 4, 2011

Sec. Singson is actually a very good and honest person. But there are still too many stupid and lazy people in the agency. Whoever had anything to do the facebook photo fiasco should be fed to a colony of ants.

129. designpinoy - October 5, 2011

^fed to a colony of ants, grabe sakit nun!

I think they’ve learned their lesson at a great price.

I a lighter note here’s the TOP 10 Funniest DPWH pictures circulating online http://bit.ly/oYMCb0

130. austinh - October 5, 2011

good post sir! if i may din, pashare nito. 🙂

131. Kelso - October 5, 2011

I couldn’t help but notice the expensive pairs of shoes these guys were wearing. I guess the government really pays them well to afford them and to actually wear such expensive footwear in a supposedly hazardous area (thus the hard hats?) just shows how dedicated they can be – to sacrifice hard earned money that went into buying fancy shoes and using them for such difficult work like inspecting a site with all the rubble, dirt and mud around them. Some people have to save up for a long time just to buy expensive shoes for special occasions like weddings or silver anniversaries. But then again, maybe they were just wearing “fakes” like those you find in Greenhills.

132. Craziest DPWH Photoshop Scandal Memes | Web Content Strategy, SEO and Internet Marketing - October 5, 2011

[…] original edited / photoshopped picture posted on DPWH’s Official Facebook Fan Page courtesy of Pierre Albert San Diego:Here’s the said image with notes and proofs of alteration:And highlight of this post, the proof […]

133. Kaye Gonzales - October 6, 2011

…..it’s not about of photoshop Drama! it’s about of Corruption sa mga taga DPWH…I think yung mga againts dito, maybe one of you Corruption,magaling ka man O hindi mag Edit sa photoshop,pero mgaling ka naman mag bunyag sa mga mag nanakaw….saludo ako!…

134. noypi - October 6, 2011

here’s more…

135. You lie, you die | Engineers of Perception - October 6, 2011

[…] pointed out by a vigilant, Photoshop proficient blogger, DPWH cared so much that they painstakingly created a botched Photoshop of their officials […]

136. Peppherz Fayrz - October 7, 2011

Kaya pala mabagal ang Lamborghini ng Globe, fake pala. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEknqQXWxKw&feature=youtu.be

137. Moving Beyond Photoshop: How IT Could Help Transform Philippine Public Service « iancorpuz - October 7, 2011

[…] two issues that has caught my attention for the past few days: First is the Photoshop fail committed by the Department of Public Works and Highways which raised concerns about the […]

138. Steve Miller - October 7, 2011

My concern here is does DPWH really needs Adobe Photoshop in executing their job? If this app was procured and used in malicious way then there goes the taxpayer’s money into waste.

quiapo - October 7, 2011

I’ve been pleading to them that they use GIMP or any other open source software if they needed to edit pics, so that they can save taxpayers’ money ;p

139. Leon Cortez - October 8, 2011

The newspapers have been quoting DPWH Officials that the photographer (Andro Santiago) was suspended. On the contrary, He is yet un-remorseful proudly declaring he was not suspended.He was seen staying in the office of the honorable USEC Pacanan. Undersecretary for Support Services. In that office, he is hidden from persons who might ask him about what really transpired during that fateful i-day. What do you know could be the reason why he did such a dishonest act? He is being protected by the people infected with wang wang virus that’s for sure.

quiapo - October 8, 2011

@Leon: I’m very much interested in what you have to say. Can you give more details? I’ve been trying to search for you over the net but I can’t seem to find who you are. Perhaps it would be better if, like me, you did give your real name so we could validate your claims? email me at demet2hel@yahoo.com.

140. Floating Filipino government officials in one of my gardens! | the pothole gardener - October 10, 2011

[…] not sure if you’ve heard about them, but a blogger picked up some seriously dodgy photoshopping of some Filipino government officials recently, and […]

141. I am not alone… « pinoy visual culture - October 10, 2011

[…] to the world”? One can only wonder again. It’s still happening. Read this recent example. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

142. I am not alone… « pinoy visual culture - October 10, 2011

[…] We don’t have to go far. It’s still happening as recently as this month. Read this example. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

143. Photo Shop: Good or Bad? « Picture This - November 4, 2011

[…] of Philippine officials photo-shopping themselves into a picture of typhoon clean up. One blogger noticed the mistake and brought it to everyone’s attention. “The department has taken down the […]

144. allan - November 6, 2011

dapat sakin nalang sila nag pa edit ng pics, magaling ako sa photoshop hehe! just kidding! 🙂

145. THE TOP TWENTY NOISEMAKERS OF 2011 « Notes From The Philippines - December 31, 2011

[…] DPWH officials “photoshopped” themselves on the site of Pedring’s devastation in Manila Bay. Netizens had a field day inserting the three stooges’ images into other many other pictures. Even the Washington Post noticed this. The "Photoshop scandal" involving these three […]

146. Russian Orthodox Patriarch’s flashy watch — and 5 other badly doctored photos - 7Photoshop.com | 7Photoshop.com - April 8, 2012

[…] the cleanup photo, the three officials appeared to be assessing the damage of the typhoon, but one discerning blogger and civil engineer noticed that something didn’t seem quite […]

147. Russian Orthodox Patriarch’s flashy watch — and 5 other badly doctored photos | Chillups - May 6, 2012

[…] the cleanup photo, the three officials appeared to be assessing the damage of the typhoon, but one discerning blogger and civil engineer noticed that something didn’t seem quite […]

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