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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pope Francis in Manila

Hundreds of thousands of well wishers were blown away by the angelic presence of Pope Francis as he passed them by along Andrews avenue  during his motorcade toward the apostolic Nunciature, January 15, 2015.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New year fire: Save the animals

A woman carries her pet to safety  as an early morning fire engulfed houses made of light materials in a residential compound in Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City, January 1, 2015. The conflagration which reached general alarm rendered 2, 000 families homeless and killed 3 residents.

Firefighters, with their split second heroics save dogs and kittens by pulling them out of the burning houses.

Two people were hurt, more or less P3 million worth of properties destroyed while an estimated 2,000 families are now homeless after a large fire said to be caused by the firecracker kwitis hit a heavily populated barangay in Quezon City on New Year’s Day, a fire official disclosed. MB

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.