Members of online community PinoyPSP quietly launched this week a web ad campaign titled “PSP is better than sex”, featuring photos of Sony Playstation Portable users in provocative poses while playing their favorite handheld.

The photo set by amateur photographer Mark Baul of darckedesigns has received compliments from members of the Digital Photographer Philippines online forum.

Mark said that he used a Nikon D40 with the 18-55mm lens and improvised lights from several lamps. The photos were shot at an old house along Vito Cruz in Malate, Manila.

Models’ names are Pola, Rogel, Jamirxp, Dhez, Mcoy, Anne, Reese, Chadchad. Except for Pola, all are PinoyPSP members.

The entire shoot took five hours, Mark said, adding that photos are principally aimed to help launch PinoyPSP’s 3rd edition community shirts.

Sony PR executives should be rejoicing as this effort cuts down ad expenses. PSP users themselves are helping raise awareness of Sony gaming handheld.

Photos at the jump.

Here’s a slideshow of some photos sent to this blogger/journalist by the Gloria Step Down Movement-Hong Kong chapter and the Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP), the groups spearheading the protests during President Arroyo’s visit to HK:

More photos below, this time by Reuters and Associated Press lensmen and as published by Yahoo! News:

Thanks to Yahoo News!, we can see photos taken by wire agencies Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France Presse and which they dispatched to newspapers and other media outlets across the world.

Full credit goes to the following photographers: Bullit Marquez, Pat Roque, Cheryl Ravelo, Darren Whiteside, John Javellana and Romeo Ranoco, and their respective wire agencies.


All sorts of people — rich and poor, gay and straight, discreet and overt, etc. — joined the Pride March 2007 in Malate, Manila.

Twas not about violating public morals. Twas not about pushing the limits. Twas about reminding the nation that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people are people too, and that the quest for equal treatment under the law continues.

No one is demanding same-sex marriages, but the simplest and most basic human rights to be recognized and respected, regardless of sexual orientation.

As a tribute to the many who marched today, here are more photos: