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SNAPSHOTS: Life in Rural Philippines
Javier, Leyte

June 5, 2022 l 2:10 PM


Jaime ‘Jimmy’ Javier is a Business Management (BSBM) degree holder from the Ateneo de Manila University and finished his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines Law School as a working student.

Prior to his admission to the Philippine Bar, he was a radio broadcaster for RJFM 100.3 aka ‘Sneakers’. Jimmy also acted in TV and movies. His role as ‘Vince’ in the film ‘Batch ‘81’ earned him nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) and the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Urian Awards).

He was a tenured sportscaster for the PBA, PBL and the UAAP in his spare time.

In government service at the national level, he worked as Chief of Staff in both the Philippine Senate & Congress. Later at the municipal level, he worked with the Office of the Mayor in Javier, Leyte, assisting with government funding for the town’s infrastructure projects. Before his retirement, he was a consultant for a multinational construction firm.

He learned to take snapshots started with unexposed Eastman short ends left over from ‘Batch ‘81’ movie film reels. The short ends from the film’s cinematographer were later spooled and loaded on a borrowed Nikon film camera. When modern gear evolved from film to digital, Jimmy rekindled his interest in photography. Working in Leyte allowed for an intimate window into the daily lives of the town’s residents.

‘Snapshots .. Life in Rural Philippines’ is a collection of human interest images which were taken during his weekly visits to his hometown from 2011 to 2015.

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