Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Don't drink and drive

A brand new Mitsubishi sedan lies on top of a concrete barrier after its driver, who was apparently drunk, drove it through the u-turn barriers near Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City at dawn, December 16, 2014.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Homeless this Christmas

Residents carry their belongings and flee from their burning shanties along Oroquieta Street in Sta. Cruz, Manila which displaced some 500 families during an early morning conflagration December 11, 2014.
Firefighters train their hoses on burning shanties along Oroquieta Street in Sta. Cruz, Manila which displaced some 500 families during an early morning conflagration.  
Five hundred families were affected in the fire. The two-story home caught fire at about 5:12 a.m. and reached fifth alarm at 5:23 a.m. It was placed under Task Force Alpha at 5:30 a.m. and fire out at 7:33 a.m. MB



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scattered Souls

Thousands of residents from the coastal area of Tondo wait out Typhoon ‘Ruby’ December 9, 2014  at the Delpan Sports Complex.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Dark and grim end

 An unidentified man lies dead, sprawled on Padre Burgos Avenue, Lawton in Manila December 1, 2014 after he allegedly jumped from the Sta. Cruz flyover. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cebuana crowned Miss Earth 2014

Twenty- year-old Jamie Herrell (second from left) proudly wears the crown of Miss Earth 2014 at the end of Saturday night’s pageant at the University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City. Other winners are (from left) Miss Venezuela Maira Alexandra Rodriguez as Miss Earth-Water, Miss USA Andrea Neu as Miss Earth-Air, and Miss Russia Anastacia Trysova as Miss Earth- Fire.

Philippines wins Miss Earth 2014


 Twenty-year-old Jamie Herrell, owner of the Mactan Dynamics Dance Co., bested 83 candidates from around the world to capture the second Miss Earth crown for the country. 
 
 The moment Herrell’s name was announced as the winner, she cried for joy.
Twentyyear-old Jamie Herrell proudly wears the crown of Miss Earth 2014 at the end of Saturday night’s pageant at the University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City.
It was in the question- and-answer portion that Herrel impressed the judges. Asked “If you will be crowned Miss Earth tonight, what will you do to slow down the effects of global warming?” Herrell said: “Global warming has been known for being long overdue issue. That is why if I am crowned tonight, I will use my title to inspire others to help our environment and start with the kids; because the kids are the people of tomorrow. And if we teach them, they will also help the community.”

Herrell, who stands 170 centimeters and measures 32- 25-28, describes herself as “hyper and adventurous.”MB

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Feeding program for children

Filipino children eat their meals during a free feeding program  organized by Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation movement in suburban Quezon City, east of Manila, November 23, 2014. 
 Street children in the area were served breakfast meals.  It was noted that close to one hundred were of the children were severely malnourished.
The Philippine government will initiate a massive feeding program for undernourished children in 2015 that would cover even those not yet in school.