Thursday, April 09, 2015

Amongst Heroes

A lone cemetery caretaker attends to the final resting place of Filipino war veterans at the the Libingan ng mga Bayani, April 9, 2015, Araw ng Kagitingan, observance nationwide tyo remember and honor the bravery and heroism exemplified by Filipino soldiers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Panata


Ruben Enaje shows the 2 inch stainless steel nails in his home in barangay Cutud, San Fernando Pampanga, March 31, 2015.  He will reenact Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in a makeshift Golgotha or Burol area in Barangay San Pedro Cutud, here, on Good Friday.



Crucifixion for the masses


Members of an urban poor organization dramatize their travails in life at Plaza Miranda, in front of Quiapo Church in Manila, in their annual Calvary of the Poor, a re-enactment of the sufferings of Jesus Christ as taken in the context of the plight of the poor. 

Palm Sunday blessing

 Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle blesses the palm fronds, or 'palaspas,' wielded by Catholic devotees, March 29, 2015. Palm Sunday or Sunday before Easter which commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Burned to death


An unidentified burnt corpse was found in Smokey Mountain, Tondo Manila, March 4, 2015. The victim is unrecognizable with an electrical wire tied around the neck.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Parola


Scores of families have been rendered homeless and the count could further increase after two fires struck in succession at the densely-populated Parola compound in Tondo, Manila 


The firefighters could not penetrate the area quickly because there were a lot of people standing in front of the burning area.


This street mongrel finds comfort in the arms of his master after the 12-hour fire that razed the Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila yesterday that rendered more than 10,000 families homeless


In the first fire that started at 7 p.m. Monday, more than 6,000 families were displaced when the conflaguration, that burned for 12 hours, razed to the ground 5,000 houses.


More than 2,700 families have taken refuge at Delpan evacuation center. Others have transferred to the Baseco covered court, Parola barangay hall and Delpan sports complex. MB






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.