CITY DWELLERS

Be­yond the name­less mul­ti­tude that in­hab­its the city are hu­mans with their own sto­ries to tell. We asked guests at the launch of Hu­mans of Makati, held last Jan. 29, to per­son­ify the city and de­scribe who th­ese in­di­vid­u­als are.

Makati Leads - - Quotes -

ISA LIT­TON, EVENTS HOST/AC­TRESS

“It’s not nec­es­sar­ily a per­son, but any­one on the move. Makati is like New York: it never sleeps. A hu­man of Makati is any­one who’s got a pur­pose.”

GUIO MARTINEZ, AC­COUNT EX­EC­U­TIVE

“Ba­si­cally, Makati is made up of a whole com­mu­nity of peo­ple rang­ing from your CEOs down to the usual faces you see on an

ev­ery­day ba­sis.”

ATTY. ZONA TA­MAYO, LAWYER

“They are a mix­ture of peo­ple from all walks of life, with var­i­ous back­grounds—from the or­di­nary cig­a­rette ven­dors to the ex­ec­u­tives and even the

stu­dents. They make up the city.”

XYZA CRUZ BA­CANI, PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

“Walk­ing around the city, you think they’re just peo­ple in the busi­ness in­dus­try, but ac­tu­ally they are a mix of very in­ter­est­ing peo­ple. Ev­ery­one in

the city has a story to tell.”

ATTY. AN­DREW VA­LEN­CIA RAY­MUNDO, LAWYER

“The hu­man of Makati is re­ally an ag­gre­ga­tion of sev­eral iden­ti­ties; you can­not just pic­ture the city as one per­son. From the time you wake up, you see a con­ver­gence of all th­ese dif­fer­ent types of peo­ple, from street sweep­ers to of­fice work­ers. Makati’s a

mi­cro­cosm of what it means to be a Filipino.”

SID MADER­AZO, COM­MER­CIAL DI­REC­TOR

“Makati has such a di­verse de­mo­graphic, and the Hu­mans of Makati event re­ally hu­man­ized the city by high­light­ing all th­ese dif­fer­ent peo­ple from all

walks of life.”

SHEILLA AGUILAR, PRO­JECT DE­VEL­OP­MENT

MAN­AGER OF MAKATI ES­TATES

“Makati’s lo­cals are a di­verse group be­cause the city it­self is multi-faceted. That is what we’re try­ing to show: that Makati isn’t made up of just one seg­ment of so­ci­ety but rather a whole mix of dif­fer­ent peo­ple.”

JAY YAO, PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

“There are so many groups of peo­ple in Makati, it’s dif­fi­cult to pin­point just one group to rep­re­sent the whole city. But one thing can be said: the hu­mans of

Makati are multi-faceted.”

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