Protesters, some dressed in Halloween costumes, on Wednesday march towards the Philippine senate, south of Manila, to demand the scrapping of government funds intended for development projects. Janet Lim Napoles, a wealthy businesswoman who allegedly stole huge amounts of government development funds in conspiracy with powerful lawmakers, is set to appear before the senate on November 7.
Students from President Corazon Aquino elementary school use notebooks to cover their heads as they take part in an earthquake drill in Manila on Friday, after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippine island of Bohol.
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Filipinos walk along a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cortez town, Bohol province, central Philippines. The death toll after the earthquake has risen to 144, the national disaster risk management agency said on Wednesday. At least 23 were reported missing and believed trapped in collapsed buildings in Bohol Province, 640km south of Manila, it added. Nearly 300 were injured in the tremor, the worst to hit the Philippines in two decades.
A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.
The Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin is interviewed by a horde of reporters during a break in his team’s practice at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Lin has easily stolen the spotlight as the Houston Rockets practice for this week’s first ever NBA preseason game against the Indiana Pacers in the basketball-obsessed Philippines.
Children play on a flooded street after a water pipe was damaged by a construction company in Quezon City in the Philippines
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Filipino riflemen shoot fish at a flood control facility in Taguig city, south of Manila in the Philippines on Tuesday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said at least 27 people had been killed and 50,000 were affected by Typhoon Usagi on the country’s main island of Luzon. Another 14,000 families have been affected by days of heavy downpour caused by monsoon rain enhanced by tropical storm Pabuk in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the social welfare department said.
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A resident wades through chest-deep floodwaters along a street while his neighbours paddle an improvised life raft in Manila after torrential rains pounded Luzon island worsened by Typhoon Usagi.
Evacuees line up to receive their food ration as fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels continues in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. The Philippine president has asked the last remaining pockets of rebel holdouts still holding residents hostage in coastal communities in the south to surrender and save their lives, adding that a major offensive he was overseeing to end the 11-day standoff may be nearing an end
A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Wednesday
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A Filipino army soldier peers from an armored personnel carrier on its way to the site of renewed clashes as it enters the second week of a stand off between government troops and rebels, in the residential village in Zamboanga city, Philippines
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Soldiers in the Philippines stand behind an armoured personnel carrier on the fifth day of a stand-off between government troops and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga city, on the island of Mindanao
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A young Filipino stands amid burning houses after a fire fight between Philippine forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, on the southern island of Mindanao. The stand-off between government troops and rebels holed up in the southern city, entered its fourth day on Thursday.
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Government soldiers in a residential district of Zamboanga city in the Philippines, during clashes between government forces and Muslim rebels from the MNLF
A vendor in Quezon city, Manila sells pig masks on Wednesday during an interfaith prayer vigil calling for the abolishment of the Priority Development Assistance Fund, also known as “pork barrel”, a discretionary fund in the Philippines available to members of Congress.
A young girl is distressed after a cup of congee (rice porridge) she received during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila, slipped from her hands. The girl is one of the thousands of people affected by flooding brought on by tropical storm Trami, which has been pounding the Philippine capital for a third day on Wednesday
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.
Children play in the waves caused by Typhoon Utor along a sea wall in the suburbs of Manila, Philippines
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.