philippines

Fire razes homes in Mandaluyong, Manila...epa05040806 Filipino, Fil Binay (L) battles to contain a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, 25 November 2015. The cause of the fire which reached the general alarm is still unknown.  EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Filipino, Fil Binay battles to contain a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines 

A vendor of used magazines sleeps along a street in Manila on Monday

Noel Celis/AFP

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, 16 November 2015. According to the statement of the protesters, they blamed the APEC on the collapse of local business, low wages and environmental degradation. The Philippines will hosts the summit on 18 and 19 November.

Mark R. Cristino/EPA

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. Street vendors and homeless people near the APEC 2015 venues have been rounded up, while protesters were told that they demonstrate only in designated areas away from the site of the summit.

Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

A Filipino informal settler boy frolics at a polluted coastline at a fishing village in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday

Prohibited items confiscated during raid at New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa...epaselect epa05009936 A Filipino inmate is seen inside a jail following a raid at the national prison in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines, 04 November 2015. Joint forces from the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the National Bureau of Investigation found rifles, pistols, knives, bullets, refrigerators, televisions, drug paraphernalia, and equipment for making liquor, power tools, and cellphones from inmates at the maximum security compound of the National 'New Bilibid' Prison when they conducted a raid, according to a news report.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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, 21 October 2015. The death toll in a powerful storm that battered the northern Philippines has risen to 35, with nearly half a million people displaced, disaster relief officials said. Most of the fatalities either drowned in floods that reached up to the roofs in some areas, were buried in landslides, or hit by toppled trees or collapsed walls caused by typhoon Koppu. Koppu, which flooded rice-growing provinces, caused damage to agriculture and infrastructure worth at least 6.56 billion pesos (142.60 million dollars), the national disaster relief agency said

Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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, 19 October 2015. 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, officials said. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines

Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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, 24 September 2015. The Philippines navy conducts military exercises to strengthen its capability, amid increasing regional tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea

EPA

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.

Krik De Castro/Reuters

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 Aquino during a rally near Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city

Reuters

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 July 10, 2015. The United Nations Population Fund, (UNFPA) called on humanitarian agencies to redouble efforts in addressing the special needs of vulnerable populations in preparedness and response measures to disasters as nations observe World Population Day on July 11

Erik De Castro/Reuters

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...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 July 6, 2015. All shipping was ordered to remain in harbor and some flights were canceled in the northern Philippines, while schools were closed in the capital, Manila, on Monday due to flooding and landslides from a tropical storm, disaster officials said. Storm warnings were issued in at least 14 areas of the main Philippine island of Luzon as tropical storm Linfa moved slowly across the north of the Southeast Asian archipelago. It was carrying maximum wind gusts of 100 km per hour (60 mph)

Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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

Bullit Marquez/AP

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...Activists hold a protest in front of the Chinese Consular Office in Manila on June 12, 2015, 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.  AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Noel Celis/AFP/Getty

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

Ted Aljibet/AFP

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 Wednesday

Ezra Acayan/Reuters

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 on Thursday. According to news reports, officials of the Philippines Energy department urged Filipinos to conserve electricity usage after it recorded its highest daily demand of 8,271 megawatts (MW) so far this year.

Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

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 March 19, 2015. They earn three US dollars a day. The Philippines will be observing World Water day on March 22, a global event that focuses on finding access to clean and safe water

Noel Celis/AFP

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

Fire razed 250 houses and killed two residents...epa04667151 Majay Bugarin,5, shows  materials  he collected among debris after a fire that razed a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines, 18 March 2015. 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.  EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

Dennis M.Sabangan/EPA

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. 

Filipino 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 March 9, 2015. Fifteen women farmers had their heads shaved to protest 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).

Aaron Favila/AP

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)