Monday, August 25, 2014

People Living With The Dead

The Manila North Cemetery opened in 1904, is the largest public cemetery in the country. It is considered as one of the important landmarks in the City of Manila. Most of the country's Leaders and City Mayors are laid to rest here. Among them, Presidents Sergio Osmena, Manuel Roxas and Ramon Magsaysay, Manila Mayors Ramon Nolasco, Valeriano Fugoso, Manuel De La Fuente, Arsenio Lacson and Antonio Villegas.

But here's the catch, the cemetery is home for more than 10,000 informal settlers, from "caretakers and their families assigned by owners of the various mausoleums" to "just simply poor people avoiding high cost of house rentals outside"....

Below are photos of some people living in the premier public cemetery.



The Manila City Government is now trying to find solutions on the issue of squatting.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mother and Child


A statue of mama Mary and child Jesus. Taken from the office of Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, Inc., in Big Horseshoe Drive, Quezon City, Philippines.


 

Related post:
PRO-LIFE PHILIPPINES' NEW OFFICE BLESSING

Saturday, June 21, 2014

STREET LIFE - 1


Some photos taken as I walked around in Quiapo area in Manila.

Time 6:21 AM
Quiapo Church Belfry
In front of the church.
Come and go.......
Outdoor breakfast
Still asleep.
Vendors readying their merchadize...
Little child sleeping on a cold slab.
3-1 coffee and biscuit for breakfast
Readying her grapes for sale.
Almost done.
Religious items all over....
Filpino favorite "Lugaw" (rice porridge)
with tokwa't baboy for breakfast.
One (1) of many ambulant
vendors.

Related Post: http://larawanatbp.blogspot.com/2014/01/around-quiapo-church-feast-of-black.html