A hawker rides his bicycle past graffiti along a street in Manila on Wednesday. Activists will take to the streets of Philippines’ capital to demand higher wages and more job opportunities to commemorate Labour day on May 1
An anti-US protester dressed like the Statue of Liberty stands next to a giant mock US flag during a protest near the Malacanang palace in Manila, as US President Barack Obama‘s visit to the capital winds down. The protesters were protesting against the newly-signed defense agreement between the US and the Philippines. Read more
An activist holds a placard near the Malacañang presidential palace in Manila, during a rally opposing the Enhanced Defense Co-operation Agreement between the Philippines and US
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A boy walks among the ruins of his family’s home after a squatter colony was demolished in Tondo, Manila. Police and local officials said about 500 shanties and illegal structures were being demolished as the government started clearing the area to widen the road and make way for the construction of a modernised port.
Protesters try to force their way closer to the US Embassy in Manila on Wednesday during a rally against next week’s visit by US president Barack Obama.
A protester is prevented by police from placing a sticker on the logo of the US embassy during a rally in Manila, Philippines, ahead of a visit by US president Barack Obama. The US and Philippine governments are rushing to finalise, for possible signing, the so-called Agreement on Enhanced Defence Co-operation (AEDC) which will allow a larger US military presence in the country.
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A man whips a devotee during a Maundy Thursday ritual by penitents to atone for sins in Angeles, Pampanga north of Manila. Flagellation is a form of religious discipline observed every lenten season by Catholic devotees in the Philippines
An Angry Bird inspired Hot Air balloon floats over rice fields and houses during the Philippine International Balloon festival in Lubao town, Pampanga province, north of Manila
Supporters of a controversial birth control law celebrate in front of the court in Baguio City, north of Manila, on Tuesday, after the Philippines supreme court declared it as not unconstitutional, as church groups had asserted
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Filipino activists wear painted skull masks at a march outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, on Monday to condemn an upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama. Activists also called for an end to the presence of US troops in the country and the visiting forces agreement.