Residents wade through a flooded street in Manila. Flooded residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila.
Workers wade through floodwaters caused by monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Kawit, Cavite province, south of Manila, on Monday. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital forced the closure of government offices, schools, banks and most private companies on Monday, and residents in parts of the city and nearby provinces had to flee from their homes because of floods.
Residents wade through water searching for anything that can be salvaged after a fire razed a slum area in Manila. Almost 200 houses were destroyed, leaving 400 residents homeless, according to a local media report. Read more
A policeman helps a resident away as a fire engulfs a shanty town in the financial district of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, leaving more than 1,000 people homeless, according to city officials. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blaze. Read more
A resident carrying salvaged belongings escapes out of a window of his burning house as fire engulfs a shanty town in the financial district of Manila on Thursday, leaving more than 1,000 people homeless, according to city officials
A man stands beside the Philippine flag as colourful umbrellas adorn a village hall in suburban San Juan, east of Manila on Thursday. Read more
People, covered with mud and dried banana leaves, raise their hands for blessing as they attend a mass celebrating the feast day of the Catholic patron Saint John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, Nueva Ecija, north of Manila. Hundreds of devotees took part in this annual religious tradition, which has been held in the village since 1945.
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Residents are seen at their hut near a dump site in Manila. The Philippines’ financial capital banned disposable plastic shopping bags and styrofoam food containers on Thursday, as part of efforts to curb rubbish that exacerbates deadly flooding.
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Morning sunlight illuminates a part of the community along the creek in P. Casal district in Manila, Philippines. Read more
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Filipino students ride a motorbike from school after the first day of a new school year at a public elementary school in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday. Read more