Surviving relatives receive assistance for final resting place of victims of alleged extra-judicial killings

epa09472811 Catholic priest Flavie Villanueva (R) walks behind funeral workers as the remains of a victim of alleged extra-judicial killing are exhumed at a cemetery in Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 17 September 2021. Surviving relatives are receiving assistance from a project aimed at providing a final resting place for victims of alleged extra-judicial killings since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a 'war on drugs' and criminality in July 2016. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, on 15 September has authorized an investigation into alleged crimes related to Duterte's war on drugs campaign in the Philippines. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Luzon region in state of calamity after typhoon, in Philippines

epa08826502 Trash and debris cover a street at a riverside community affected by flood in Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines 18 November 2020. The Philippines' Luzon region has been placed under a state of calamity following three successive typhoons that hit the country. Typhoon Vamco, the latest to batter the Philippines, which has left 73 dead and caused massive flooding in the Bicol region and Luzon, including Metro Manila. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

SEA Games Philippines 2019

epa08051099 Janry Ubas of the Philippines competes in the Men's Long Jump final of the SEA Games 2019 at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in New Clark City, Philippines 07 December 2019. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Demonstration calls for LGBT equality bill to be passed in the Philippines

epa08785322 Drag artist Samael Says waits for his turn to perform at a rally for LGBT rights at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 30 October 2020. The UP Pride 2020 was held to call for the Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill to be passed, which is pending in the Philippine Congress. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Philippine capital of Metro Manila and four nearby provinces return to quarantine restriction

epa09104259 Government transportation inspectors wearing protective suits against COVID-19 wait for public transport vehicles to be checked for social distancing protocols along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 29 March 2021. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), the most restrictive type of lockdown in the country's four-level quarantine measures, during the Lenten season. Police checkpoints have been tightened at various border points in Metro Manila and nearby provinces from 29 March to 04 April. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Miss Philippines beauty pageant in Manila

epa07637634 Miss Philippines 2019 (Binibining Pilipinas) winner Gazini Ganados (L) loses control of her crown as reigning Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray (R) reacts during the coronation night of the Miss Philippines 2019 beauty contest in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, past midnight 10 June 2019. Ganados is expected to compete in the upcoming Miss Universe 2019 pageant. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Eid al-Fitr observed in Philippines

epa07626227 A child holds a balloon as Muslims conduct morning prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr at a public park in Quezon City, Philippines, 05 June 2019. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr and mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two major holidays in Islam. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Penitents nailed to wooden crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

epa06636785 A Filipino male penitent is nailed to a wooden cross in Paombong District of Bulacan Province, north of Manila, Philippines, 30 March 2018. Despite reminders from the Catholic Church and health officials to refrain from self-inflicted pain during Lent, many Catholics express their faith by undergoing crucifixion rites on Good Friday to give thanks for blessings and seek forgiveness for sins. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Philippines Mud People Festival

epa06046774 Filipino Catholic devotees cover themselves in mud and leaves in an early morning ritual to mark 'Taong Putik Festival' (Mud People Festival) and the feast day of Saint John the Baptist in Bibiclat village of Aliaga town in Nueva Ecija province, northern Philippines, 24 June 2017. The annual ritual followed by a morning mass is held by devotees largely to give thanks for answered prayers and a bountiful harvest. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Haiyan typhoon aftermath

epa03960888 Spanish emergency nurse Vanesa Carbajal, who is part of the medical team of AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development), positions a newborn Filipino baby for treatment for respiratory problems at the Eastern Visayas Medical Center in typhoon-affected Tacloban City, Leyte Province, Philippines, 22 November 2013. Foreign aid in all forms has poured into the Philippines since super typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on 08 November. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Haiyan typhoon aftermath

epa03962036 A Filipino boy pulls on a coca cola box after collecting a container water in Tacloban City, Leyte Province, Philippines 23 November 2013. The death toll rose to 5,235 in the Philippines from the strongest typhoon to make landfall, with 1,613 missing, the government said on 23 November. Authorities fear the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan would still spike as rescue teams find more bodies while clearing debris from the 08 November storm. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos holds campaign rally in Metro Manila

epa09756223 Presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr., son of the late president Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 14 February 2022. Bongbong Marcos is running for president in the May 2022 national elections amidst criticism that his campaign is an attempt to revive his father's tainted legacy of corruption and human rights violations. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

Tennis China Open

epa03899157 Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their final match for the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, China, 05 October 2013. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Beijing retirement services plans for senior citizens

epa03983520 Chinese senior citizens gather in a music room to play and listen to piano music at the Cun Cao Chun Hui retirement facility in Beijing, China, 09 December 2013. The Information Office of Beijing Municipality reports that some 2.7 million of the over 20 million permanent resident population of Beijing are over 60 years old, with more than 400 citizens turning 60 everyday. The Beijing local government is planning a retirement service package that would provide retirement services at home for 90 percent of elderly people by 2020. Around 6 percent can avail of community-based retirement services, and 4 percent will use services of professional nursing homes, according to the report. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Double Ninth Festival and Seniors' Day in China

epa03908197 A senior citizen carries flowers for women visiting Jingshan Park in Beijing, China, 13 October 2013. China marks Double Ninth (Chongyang) Festival and Seniors' Day on 13 October, which is the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. While the day is observed in honor of elders, citizens also traditionally go to high places in a symbolic act to keep away from harm and practice appreciation of chrysanthemum flowers. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Brazil vs Zambia

epa03911294 Brazil's Neymar (L) argues with Zambia's Christopher Katongo during the international friendly soccer match between Brazil and Zambia at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, 15 October 2013. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing

epa03874237 Chinese female members of local theater troupe perform a traditional dance routine to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival at a park in Beijing, China, 19 September 2013. The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important Chinese holiday celebrated during the eighth month in the lunar calendar where traditionally, family members and friends gather to admire the mid-autumn moon, and eat moon cakes together. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Lexus Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

epa03934327 Ekaterina Bobrova (T) and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia, silver medalists in the ice dance category, perform during the gala exhibition program of the Lexus Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Beijing, China, 03 November 2013. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

epa03998229 Assoli Slivets of Russia in action during the Ladies' Aerials division of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Beijing, China, 21 December 2013. The Freestyle Ski World Cup runs until 22 December in Beijing. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Philippine drug enforcement agency conducts raid east of Manila

epaselect epa05827092 A Filipino man carries a baby to safety as operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conduct a raid in San Martin De Porres district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 03 March 2017. Reports stated the PDEA arrested a female suspect going by the name of 'Jasmin' who is believed to be involved in trade of illegal drugs. At least 10 individuals, who were suspected to be involved in illegal drugs, were also rounded up for verification and drug testing. According to initial findings, suspected illegal drugs worth some 200,000 Philippine pesos (3,700 euro) were seized during the raid. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Haiyan typhoon aftermath

epa03962038 An overview of damages of the typhoon-affected coastal village of San Roque in Tanauan town, Leyte Province, Philippines, 23 November 2013. The death toll rose to 5,235 in the Philippines from the strongest typhoon to make landfall, with 1,613 missing, the government said on 23 November. Authorities fear the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan would still spike as rescue teams find more bodies while clearing debris from the 08 November storm. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Kungfu Revelations - 9 Scrolls theater show

epa04034062 Members of the China Poly Kungfu Star Performing Group perform part of a dance sequence during a presentation to the press of the theater show 'Kungfu Revelations - 9 Scrolls' in Beijing, China, 21 January 2014. The performance combines martial arts and theatrical dance forms to depict the spiritual inspiration that can be drawn from the art of Kung fu. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Hosa Swimming Fashion Trend Show

epa04144089 A model presents a swimsuit creation during the Hosa Swimming Fashion Trend Show, as part of the China Fashion Week, in Beijing, China, 28 March 2014. The China Fashion Week will run until 31 March. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

The National Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Manila

epa03527746 YEARENDER 2012 DECEMBER Filipino orthopedically impaired trainee, Mark Alcantara exercises in a gym at the National Vocational Rehabilitation Center (NVRC) in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 03 December 2012. Mark Alcantara, 26, is an electronics trainee who also spends time in the center’s gym with dreams of becoming a weightlifter. Alcantara recalls that he underwent a medical operation at the age of five years to remove a tumor near the base of his spine. Despite the operation and two years of therapy, he was unable to walk upright by the age of 15 years and has since been using a wheelchair. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA PLEASE ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03513948) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

Search continues for Malaysia Airlines jet

epa04119648 A relative awaiting news about passengers of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is interviewed by media outside a hotel meeting room in Beijing, China, 11 March 2014. Search operations to locate the missing Malaysia Airline passenger jet found nothing on 11 March even as the search area was expanded to include mountains and hills near the area where the plane disappeared, officials said. China's defence ministry has began using 10 satellites to sweep and survey the South China Sea where the aircraft was feared to have crashed. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 people on board went missing early 08 March 2014 while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Airline officials said. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Chinese New Year and Spring Festival

epa04057051 Visitors ride custom sleds on a frozen lake on the seventh day of the Lunar New Year of the Horse and final day of the week-long Spring Festival holiday in Beijing, China, 06 February 2014. The Spring Festival is observed by citizens as the country's main annual holiday season. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

China feature FIFA World Cup 2014

epa04315206 Chinese soccer fans watch a broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2014 final match between Germany and Argentina in the early morning hours at a bar and restaurant in Beijing, China 14 July 2014. Germany beat Argentina 1-0. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Fire aftermath in Manila

epa03402389 A recovered statue of the Child Jesus is seen on the porch of a burned home following a pre-dawn fire at an urban poor district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 19 September 2012. Local media reported that one four-year-old child was killed while some 800 residents were affected by the fire, as investigators estimate that at least 100 houses were gutted. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Chinese Lunar New Year cultural performances

epa04047563 A Chinese performer portraying an emperor arrives during a reenactment of a ritual of prayer and sacrifice for a good harvest performed ahead of the Lunar New Year at the Temple of Earth in Beijing, China, 30 January 2014. Live cultural performances have already begun in public parks to entertain early visitors in Beijing as the Lunar New Year, or Year of the Horse, officially starts on 31 January 2014. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Storm Kai-Tak expected to affect Manila and northern provinces

epa03361560 A Filipino walks barefoot on a muddy trail caused by flooding in a riverside community of Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 August 2012. Philippine authorities on 14 August evacuated residents living near rivers and seashores in northern provinces threatened by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak. The storm was also expected to bring more rains over Manila and surrounding provinces that were hit last week by widespread flooding after days of heavy monsoon rains. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Swamp Soccer China event in Beijing

epa04288802 A player kicks the ball in mud during a match of Swamp Soccer China 2014 at the Yuetan Sports Center in Beijing, China 29 June 2014. Played for 24 minutes on a six-a-side format and on a mud field, 32 teams joined Swamp Soccer China as it gathered interest among sports fans in China looking to participate in soccer-themed events coinciding with the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Filipino nuns visit zoo in Philippines

epa03783743 A Filipino nun (R) tries to hold albino pythons as zoo owner Manny Tangco (L) and an orangutan named 'Pacquiao' (C) look on inside rest quarters of the Malabon Zoo in Malabon City, northwest of Manila, Philippines 11 July 2013. Nuns from the Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus convent visited the zoo which is marking its 25th anniversary. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Weather forecast on tropical storm Saola

epa03325835 A Filipino settler looks around for reusable material from debris after overnight heavy rains and large waves caused a barge to hit shanties at a coastal area in Manila, Philippines, 30 July 2012. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is currently tracking Tropical Storm Saola (local name 'Gener'), and estimated its center to be 290 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes province in the northern Philippines. Storm Saola is moving north-northwest at 11 kph, with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Filipinos protest President Aquino's State of the Nation Address

epa03315153 Filipino protesters try to flee from police during a demonstration on a road leading to the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, east of Manila, east of Manila, Philippines 23 July 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivered his State of the Nation Address on 23 July, as Filipino activists hold protests demanding government attention to cases of human rights violations, improved agrarian reform, poverty alleviation, job security and the removal of US troops deployed in the Philippines. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

City jail inmates receive free medical services

epa03310745 A Filipino inmate undergoes free tooth extraction at the city jail of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 19 July 2012. The government's Public Attorney's Office, which provides legal assistance in correctional facilities, conducted free medical services to inmates as part of a humanitarian aid program. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

United Nations marks World Food Day

epa02968362 A Filipino couple shares a meal on the roadside in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 16 October 2011. The United Nations marks World Food Day on 16 October with the theme, 'Food Prices - From Crisis to Stability.' The UN has called for mitigation in food price fluctuations, as data from the World Bank revealed that rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people into extreme poverty in 2010 and 2011. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Child labor in the Philippines

epa03158195 A Filipino boy (C) holds a toy gun while dragging a sack of recyclable material that can be sold at junk shops in Manila, Philippines 25 March 2012. Reports state that data from the International Labor Organization (ILO) indicating that there are approximately 2.4 million child laborers in the Philippines, a Philippine senator has called on government labor and welfare departments to intensify campaigns to curb child labor and exploitation in the country. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Caracol Festival in Philippines

epa03122377 Filipino youth in flower costumes gather for a parade of the Caracol Festival in Makati City, east of Manila, Philippines 26 February 2012. The Caracol Festival features a parade wherein participants are dressed in nature-themed and wildlife-themed costumes, in efforts to raise public awareness in the preservation and care of the environment and wildlife creatures. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

A Filipino carries a boy during an evacuation of residents due to a collapsed wall in Quezon City

epa02454033 A resuer a boy during an evacuation of residents due to a collapsed wall in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 18 November 2010. An 11-year-old girl was injured and at least six residents were taken to safety after a collapsed cement wall initially trapped and endangered neighbors in a residential compound, according to city rescue teams. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Fire hits residential area in Philippines

epa03540868 Burning houses are seen from across a river during a fire in a residential area in Cainta town, Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines 17 January 2013. Local media reports stated that more than 100 houses were gutted by the blaze, as investigators continue to determine the cause of the fire. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Filipinos react as police advance into an area of informal settlers in Quezon City

epa02281882 Filipinos despair as police advance into an area of informal settlers in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 11 August 2010. Police arrived to secure a demolition crew who were under orders from the Quezon City Hall to take down an area of shanties occupied by informal settlers EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Filipinos flee from a fire in Quezon City

epa02131174 Filipinos flee from a fire in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 25 April 2010. Initial reports from fire officials indicated that the blaze damaged at least 300 shanties and left more than 1,000 families homeless. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

A Filipino firefighter tries to control a pressurized water hose during comeptition in Manila

epa02130886 A Filipino firefighter tries to control a pressurized water hose during the TxtFireLympics, a competition in firefighter skills, in Manila, Philippines 25 April 2010. Volunteer firefighter units held the competition to test and further develop skills in responding to variuos emergency situations and promote camarederie among competing teams. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA


epa00576290 A Filipino youth pulls a sack as he collects recyclable material at the Pier 18 trash dumpsite in Manila, Philippines on 16 November 2005. Children forced to work in trash dumpsites collecting reusable material in exchange for money to help their families is a widely known but commonly ignored problem in Philippine society. Despite efforts from government child welfare programs, increasing poverty still keeps many underprivileged children exposed to health risks in dumpsites early in their lives. As Asia celebrates the United Nations Universal Children's Day set this Sunday 20 November 2005, the world's fastest growing region faces increasing demands to protect the rights of children and provide their daily needs. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA ASIA PACKAGE UNIVERSAL CHILDRENS DAY CHILD LABOUR 14 OF 41


epa00688952 A Filipino boy sits at a railroad track inhabited by urban poor dwellers in Manila's Sta. Mesa district, Philippines on Monday, 10 April 2006. Railroad tracks in Manila are undergoing clearing and rehabilitation as the government plans to create more public transportation to nearby provinces, but many urban poor dwellers who have become accustomed to living dangerously close to railroad tracks in the city refuse to leave despite government relocation programs. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

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