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A vendor of used magazines sleeps along a street in Manila on Monday
Filipino activists scuffle with anti-riot police during a protest rally against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Protesters blamed the APEC on the collapse of local business, low wages and environmental degradation
A Filipino informal settler boy frolics at a polluted coastline at a fishing village in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday
A Filipino inmate is seen inside a jail following a raid at the national prison in Muntinlupa city, Philippines. The National Bureau of Investigation found rifles, pistols, knives, bullets, refrigerators, televisions, and drug paraphernalia
A Filipino boy wades next to a church at the flood-hit town of Calumpit, Bulacan province, northern Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday. The Philippines suffered severe flooding after being hit by Typhoon Koppu
Filipino typhoon victims ride on a makeshift raft at a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes
Filipino Marine soldiers maneuver during a mock ‘beach assault’ scenario in the town of Ternate, Cavite province, South of Manila, Philippines on Thursday
Policemen seek cover with their helmets and shields as they block protesters trying to march towards Batasang Pambansa, where Philippines President Benigno Aquino will address the joint session of Congress and deliver his last State of the Nation address in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Protesters burn an effigy of President Benigno Aquino during a rally near Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines, on Monday. Aquino will address the joint session of Congress delivering his last State of the Nation Acayan.
An eight-month pregnant woman stands near the entrance of her home at a flooded squatter colony beside a creek in Meycauayan Bulacan north of Manila in the Philippines on Friday
A boy runs as heavy rains and high waves brought by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, crash along a breakwater along Manila Bay at a slum area in Baseco, Tondo in Manila on Monday
A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, in northern Philippines
Activists hold a protest in front of the Chinese Consular Office in Manila as the country commemorates the 117th anniversary of the Philippines’ declaration of independence from Spain. The protesters shouted slogans against China’s reclamation and construction activities on islands and reefs in the Spratly Group of the South China Sea that are also claimed by the Philippines
An elderly resident sits in front of her demolished house during the demolition of informal settlements in order to give way to a road widening project of the government near the fish port in Manila on Tuesday. Shantytowns dot the Philippine capital where many of the city’s poor are forced to reside
A woman paddles in a makeshift boat as she collects recyclable trash from a polluted river in Navotas city in the Philippines on Wednesday
Filipino linemen conduct preventive maintenance to electrical lines in a street in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines energy department urged Filipinos to conserve electricity usage after it recorded its highest daily demand this year.
A father and son on a makeshift boat made from styrofoam paddle through a garbage filled river as they collect plastic bottles that they can sell in junkshops in Manila on Thursday
Majay Bugarin, 5, shows materials he collected among debris after a fire in a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines. According to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), two residents were killed and more than 500 families were rendered homeless by a blaze that swept through some 400 houses at a shanty town amid the start of the country’s fire safety month. Fire Prevention Month is observed in the month of March, with incidents of fire expected to increase during summer.
Filipina women have their heads shaved during a rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Monday. Fifteen women farmers had their heads shaved to protest against the alleged failure of the House of Representatives to immediately pass bills that could extend and overhaul the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)