Yen Baet

Nationality: Filipino.

Occupation/Location: Photographer based in England.

How did you find about the Philippines?

I was born and raised there.

What Philippine locations have you visited?

My family moved around a lot through the years, so I have lived in all of the 3 major islands. I was born in Ozamis but grew up in different parts of the country including Davao, Cebu, Ilo-ilo, Manila, Laguna and Pampanga.

What are your opinions on the following things about the Philippines?


The Philippines is a haven for photographers when it comes to breathtaking landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes. It also has a great variety of interesting contrasts including old and new architecture in rural and urban environments. Its pristine beaches are among the best in the world.


Filipino food is a product of different cultures that have influenced our cooking style over the years, and that makes it great and varied, offering many choices for every taste bud.


Despite other cultural, including Western, influences, the Filipinos have still managed to preserve old and endearing traditions that make us unique. Our festivals celebrated all over the country, for instance, tell a lot about not only our history, but also our attitude and outlook as people who love to celebrate life in general.


Hospitable seem to be the most popular world to describe us, and it’s certainly one characteristic to be proud of.

Your favorite place/s in the Philippines.

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