Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Go green

A people for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia supporter wears fresh lettuce lace for a gown as she promotes vegetarianism in front of Lacson, Sta. Cruz, Manila, february 24, 2015.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

50 shades of green

Accidentally covering her eyes with her hair like a blindfold, Miss Teresita "Wynwyn" Marquez  walks in her swimsuit during the press presentation of the Binibining pilipinas candidates 2015 at the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City, February 17, 2015.  She is the daughter of Joey Marquez and actress-politician Alma Moreno.

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 candidates are presented to media for the first time at the Sofitel Hotel.

Street revelry

 A street performer blows fire duriing Chinese New Year celebration along Ongpin St., Sta Cruz Manila

 A colorful lion and dragon dance snakes through a procession along a street in Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, February 19, 2015 in the midst of frenzied Chinese New Year celebration to mark the start of the Year of the Sheep.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Osmena Highway demolition

A pregnant woman became hysterical after a demolition team came to destroy their houses at a lot in Osmena Highway, Makati City, February 18, 2015.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Hostage taker arrested in Pasay City

A seven-hour hostage siege in Pasay City ended at around 12:45 p.m. (February 4, 2015) after the 56-year-old hostage taker was arrested by the police.

Injured hostage taker–Christopher Magsusay who took at gunpoint five minors, a couple, and an adult—is carried out of the crime scene in Pasay. All hostages were released unharmed after seven hours.

Magsusay took captive partners Jonel Veloso and Baldo; their three children aged 1, 3, and 8-years old; Veloso’s brother, Jose, 21; and two other children, 1 and 3 years old, left by their mother to Veloso.

The five children managed to escape from Magsusay around 12 noon after the hostage taker reportedly fell asleep. MB  

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Treat the poor fairly" - Pope Francis

Selected families meeting with the Pope  inside the MOA Arena, January 16, 2015 in Pasay City. Pope Francis approached each family and blessed them.

Street dwellers are back in public view in Manila, more than a week after some homeless families were rounded up by Department of Social Welfare and Development authorities purportedly to hide them in the duration of Pope Francis' visit recently. MB