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Quiapo 18
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
14 Sep 2014

Studio where are repaired and replaced the statues in Quiapo Church and where several people are working permanently.

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Quiapo 19
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
14 Sep 2014

A boat sails on the formerly pristine waters of Quiapo currently highly contaminated. The district has been transformed into a crowded, depressed, dirty, unsafe place forgotten by local authorities.

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Quiapo 20
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
14 Sep 2014

Inside the former home of Dr. Ariston Bautista (see his portrait in the center of the picture) and members of the "Katipunan" secret society of revolutionary intellectuals formed after the banning of "Liga Filipina", which was founder and later national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. The house was built by architect Arcadio Arellano with a strong modernist style unique in the Philippines.

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Quiapo 21
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
14 Sep 2014

Natural solutions are shown along with beverages of all kinds and for all the ills in the arcades of the blocks adjacent to the main streets of Quiapo.

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Quiapo 22
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
14 Sep 2014

The "Life Theater", now known as "Building Teofilo Villonco" was designed by the architect Pablo Antonio in 1941. Building with style "Art Deco" was one of many that were built in the mid-twentieth century to show films exclusively in Tagalog . In the Second World War was destroyed, reformed in 1946. Today, despite the deterioration suffered, is one of the few theaters that time still operating.

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Quiapo 24
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
14 Sep 2014

The faith of Filipinos is evident in all temples of the Islands and the worship of images of saints, virgins and Christs. Quietly and in long lines parishioners are waiting to touch the religious figures. Quiapo, Manila. Philippines.

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Quiapo 01
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

The Hidalgo street turns during the day in a passageway between the stands selling all kind of things. This road connects the Miranda Square with Chinatown where is located Quiapo Church. People come and go and sell everything. From appliances to hijabs as image.

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Quiapo 02
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

A large group of grandmothers sell candles of all colors, in their view, lighting them serve to improve different aspects of life from love to the money. Religions are mixed to pagan beliefs in the district of Quiapo, Manila.

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Quiapo 03
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

Thousands of people pass daily through the huge Catholic church called "Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene" or "Quiapo Church." In the early nineteenth century the church and the Plaza Miranda were the center of what was the city of Manila.

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Quiapo 04
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

Outside of Quiapo Church from the Miranda Square with various selling stands around the church.

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Quiapo 05
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

The sale of animals like parrots, some of them protected as Pikoy, is common in near the Quiapo Church.

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Quiapo 06
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

Quezon Boulevard is one of the main roads in Manila. There is always a high traffic density, especially at peak times of the day. This adversiting covered walkway connects pedestrians in the area where is the Quiapo Church with the Muslim area where the Golden Mosque is.

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Quiapo 07
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

The 85 years old elder Imam Abdul Satar rests in the office of the Administrator of the Golden Mosque in Manila.

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Quiapo 09
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

Demonstration of communist people in Quezon Boulevard against Martial Law imposed from 1972-1981 by the former President Marcos.

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Quiapo 10
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

Demonstration of communist people in Quezon Boulevard against Martial Law imposed from 1972-1981 by the former President Marcos.

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Quiapo 11
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

Security personel hired by the advertising company that occupies the footbridge over Quezon Boulevard.

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Quiapo 12
Manila, Metro Manila
By David Ozkoidi
09 Sep 2014

Rush Hour in Quezon Boulevard. Traffic jams are continuous. Right hand side Quiapo Church, left the area where the Golden Mosque is.

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Coral Triangle
Coral Triangle
By Mark_Esplin
10 Jun 2014

The Coral Triangle is one of the world’s most important natural resources. It is an area of ocean that covers 5.4 million km2, where more biodiversity can be found than anywhere else on Earth.

The 3,000+ species of fish, and vast coral reefs, provide livelihoods and food for an estimated 130 million people in the region. Millions more throughout the world also benefit from the bounty of natural resources, provided by the Coral Triangle.

But all is not well in paradise. Scientists, environmentalists, economists and governments, are increasingly worried for the future of this ecosystem. In the last forty years alone, the Coral Triangle has incurred substantial losses of 40% to its reefs and mangroves.

Projections suggest this rate of degradation is likely to continue, or increase into the future. With such significant numbers of people reliant on this natural resource, there is a potential catastrophe of global proportions waiting to happen.

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Aguinaldo Shrine readies for Independ...
Kawit, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
07 Jun 2014

100 flags are seen around the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite.

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Aguinaldo Shrine readies for Independ...
Kawit, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
07 Jun 2014

Employees at Aguinaldo Shrine practicing the flag raising at Aguinaldo Shrine. The house of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo or the Aguinaldo Shrine is the venue where the Independence Day of Philippines was declared on June 12, 1898.

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Philippine Air Force readies for typh...
villamor airbase
By Sherbien Dacalanio
07 Jun 2014

Villamor Airbase, Philippines - As wet or rainy season is set this June, soldiers from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) begin to check their rescue ambulance aircraft and conduct drills to prepare for possible rescue missions. The Air Force are among the first responders during calamities and with the country now experiencing the El Nino phenomenon, local weather agency, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA predicts strong typhoons once the season starts.

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Typhoon Haiyan Six Months Later: Diff...
Philippines
By Javier Triana
04 May 2014

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6000 people and left more than one million homeless in the Philippines, the country is slowly recovering.

The 17 members of the Homerez family from the island of Leyte lost everything in the tragedy. The island was the most affected area with 3,000 dead recorded. They were able to survive thanks to the rice they found on a boat that had washed ashore near their house. In the last six months they have been struggling to rebuild their houses and overcome the death of the father.

The Libutar family wasn't as lucky as the Homerez. Their house was washed away by the typhoon. They now live under a bridge by the river. Meanwhile they are trying to save money to rebuild their makeshift house. The aid they get from NGOs is not enough to neither build a concrete house nor buy another plot in a safer area.

Authorities are trying to move people who lost their homes into longer term and more durable housing. About 500 000 people are living in areas where their is a high risk of natural disasters. According to the mayor of Tacloban, 65 000 to 75 000 people are waiting to be relocated to safer areas.

490.000 houses were destroyed by the typhoon on Leyte, and more than 200 000 families haven’t received enough aid to build a safe and durable home.

Journalist Javier Triana will interview the breadwinners of both families, NGO officials and the Mayor of Tacloban about the country's recovery.

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40th Qur'an Reading Competition held ...
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 May 2014

Ustadz Saudi M. Gandisa (Male reader or qari) and Ustadza Rahima Panondiongan (Female reader or qari'ah) are the champion of male and female category of the 40th National Qur'an Reading Competition held in Quezon City.

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40th Qur'an Reading Competition held ...
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 May 2014

Muslim youth reading the Qur'an through his tablet

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40th Qur'an Reading Competition held ...
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 May 2014

A Muslim reading the Qur'an while watching the competition

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40th Qur'an Reading Competition held ...
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 May 2014

Muslim competitors gathered at UP Bahay Alumni in Quezon City for the 40th National Qur'an Reading Competition. This year's theme is "Al Qur'an: The Exponent of Justice and Peace". Winners will represent the Philippines in international competitions.

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40th Qur'an Reading Competition held ...
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 May 2014

Aleem Anuar S. Limbona, chairman of the competition tells the criteria for judging. Winners of the Qur'an Reading Competition will represent the Philippines in various international Qur'an reading competitions.

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40th National Qur'an Reading Competit...
By Sherbien Dacalanio
03 May 2014

Muslim competitors gathered at UP Bahay Alumni in Quezon City for the 40th National Qur'an Reading Competition. This year's theme is "Al Qur'an: The Exponent of Justice and Peace". Winners will represent the Philippines in international competitions.

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Cash for work
London
By Tom Price
28 Mar 2014

Members of the community in barangay 89, working on road repairs.

Credit: Tom Price / Integral Alliance IA Member: World Renew

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents supporting the new peace deal agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, pray near the Presidential palace in Manila, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents from all over the Philippines flock to Manila to sign a petition supporting a supposed final peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents in tears as they hear of the signing of the peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents from all over the Philippines flock to Manila to sign a petition supporting a supposed final peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents from all over the Philippines flock to Manila to sign a petition supporting a supposed final peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents from all over the Philippines flock in Manila to sign a petition supporting a supposed final peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents from all over the Philippines flock in Manila to sign a petition supporting a supposed final peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents from all over the Philippines flock in Manila to sign a petition supporting a supposed final peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR

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50 Years of War Ends in the Philippin...
Manila, Philipines
By Transterra Editor
27 Mar 2014

Muslim residents from all over the Philippines flock to Manila to sign a petition supporting a supposed final peace agreement between the government and separatist rebel group, the MILF, on March 27, 2014. The Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that will pave the way for the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity that is supposed end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao. The signing of the CAB was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. JES AZNAR