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Muntinlupa post #GlendaPH (at West Gate Alabang)
A former drug addict myself, I’ve had it with how a huge part of society puts a stigma on former drug users as if they were saints themselves. 
You don’t need that award, Nora. You have the people to validate who you have been to this country. #RealNationalArtist

It’s that time of the year again. Outtake from a year ago. #holyweek #crucifixion #faith

Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories

"For us to be reminded, and to never forget that we were able to rise above something this horrible. We are grateful to the world, we know we couldn’t have done it without every bit of help that was sent our way." Haiyan survivor when asked why he marked his rebuilt house with these words. #YolandaUpdates #Haiyan
A person with disability works at a cooperative that offers livelihood for disabled persons affected by Typhoon #Haiyan in Iloilo, Visayas Region south of the Philippines. In order for people with disability to be able to live independently, #disability #inclusion in society is essential. @cbmworldwide (at Iloilo City)
An island called “Poo” in Kinablangan, Baganga Davao Oriental after it was wiped out by typhoon Pablo in December of 2012. I am amazed how the community has rebuilt the island, currently looking for a way to visit back. #resilience #typhoonpablo
Selected readings. Salamat @jimmysunday #photojournalism
It’s fascinating how the context of the stories you’ve shot can change as you change through time — Indigenous children living inside a New People’s Army camp after Typhoon Pablo isolated their already highly isolated location in Compostelq Valley, Mindanao December of 2012. Conflict areas experiencing the effects of natural disasters and the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid to communities caught in the middle of everything. #TyphoonPablo

The New Norm. #climatechange #ongoing #outtake

Female Circumcision: Photos of an Ancient Ritual in Kenya | LightBox | TIME.com

The Leyte Provincial Convention Center in Palo, Leyte after Yolanda hit. An outtake from #HaiyanAtNight #Haiyan  (at Leyte Convention Center)
An inmate carries his child who has been living with him inside the Leyte Provincial Jail as they were made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan. Last Thursday, nearly 200 of the inmates staged a jail break, complaining of a lack of food and the uncertainty of their cases after the storm destroyed most of their case files. Most of the escapees were captured and returned to jail, where security has been porous because of the damaged facilities. #YolandaUpdates #Haiyan
What was left from a village in Samar a day after #Haiyan. Editing your own work is hard. I’ve barely gone through even just half of what I have. You confront a lot of things you had to set aside while covering these events in order to do the job. It’s like experiencing the whole thing all over again but this time the toll is more on mental and emotional especially if you’re doing it by yourself. #thinkingoutloud
A message from the people of Bislig to the world. Thank you for all the efforts, no matter how big or small. #Haiyan #yolandaupdates