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Philippine Daily Life, Part 1/2

Philippine Daily Life, Part 1/2
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A child cleans melted candle wax from an apartment-style grave at Manila South Cemetery a day before the nationwide cemetery closure during All Saints' Day amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manila, Philippines, October 28, 2021. (Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Reuters)

A child cleans melted candle wax from an apartment-style grave at Manila South Cemetery a day before the nationwide cemetery closure during All Saints’ Day amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manila, Philippines, October 28, 2021. (Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Reuters)

Rows of tombs remain without the usual visitors on All Saint's Day at Manila's North Cemetery, Philippines on Monday, November 1, 2021. Local governments in Metropolitan Manila closed all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbaria to most of the public during the observance of the traditionally crowded All Saints Day to avoid mass gatherings that might trigger the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Rows of tombs remain without the usual visitors on All Saint’s Day at Manila’s North Cemetery, Philippines on Monday, November 1, 2021. Local governments in Metropolitan Manila closed all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbaria to most of the public during the observance of the traditionally crowded All Saints Day to avoid mass gatherings that might trigger the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A man passes by apartment type tombs as it remains empty of the usual visitors on All Saint's Day at Manila's North Cemetery, Philippines on Monday, November 1, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A man passes by apartment type tombs as it remains empty of the usual visitors on All Saint’s Day at Manila’s North Cemetery, Philippines on Monday, November 1, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A vehicle bearing photos of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, and his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte passes by outside the Commission on Elections in Manila, Philippines, Monday, November 15, 2021. Duterte filed his candidacy Monday for a Senate seat in next year's elections, walking back on his announcement that he would retire from politics when his term ends and prompting human rights activists to press allegations that he would do anything to cling to power to evade accountability for his deadly anti-drugs crackdown. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A vehicle bearing photos of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, and his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte passes by outside the Commission on Elections in Manila, Philippines, Monday, November 15, 2021. Duterte filed his candidacy Monday for a Senate seat in next year’s elections, walking back on his announcement that he would retire from politics when his term ends and prompting human rights activists to press allegations that he would do anything to cling to power to evade accountability for his deadly anti-drugs crackdown. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Elementary students sit inside dividers as preventive measure against COVID-19, as they attend the first day of physical classes at Longos Elementary School on November 15, 2021 in Alaminos, Pangasinan province, Philippines. After almost two years since schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines resumed limited face-to-face classes in 100 schools across the country on November 15. The Philippines is the last country in the world to reopen schools since the pandemic began, after Venezuela reopened schools on October 25. Critics are blaming the government's lackluster pandemic response for the prolonged closure of schools. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

Elementary students sit inside dividers as preventive measure against COVID-19, as they attend the first day of physical classes at Longos Elementary School on November 15, 2021 in Alaminos, Pangasinan province, Philippines. After almost two years since schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines resumed limited face-to-face classes in 100 schools across the country on November 15. The Philippines is the last country in the world to reopen schools since the pandemic began, after Venezuela reopened schools on October 25. Critics are blaming the government’s lackluster pandemic response for the prolonged closure of schools. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

Flowers with slogans are left by activists at the “Bantayog ng mga Bayani” or Monument to the Heroes in Quezon City, Philippines as they condemn the fifth anniversary of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Filipino activists who were jailed, abused and tortured during late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' martial law asked the Commission on Elections Wednesday to disqualify his son and namesake from running for president next year, saying he may “whitewash” history and make it nearly impossible to recover plundered wealth. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Flowers with slogans are left by activists at the “Bantayog ng mga Bayani” or Monument to the Heroes in Quezon City, Philippines as they condemn the fifth anniversary of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Filipino activists who were jailed, abused and tortured during late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law asked the Commission on Elections Wednesday to disqualify his son and namesake from running for president next year, saying he may “whitewash” history and make it nearly impossible to recover plundered wealth. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A partial lunar eclipse is seen behind a crane in Manila, Philippines on Friday, November 19, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A partial lunar eclipse is seen behind a crane in Manila, Philippines on Friday, November 19, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A view of a detention cell packed with inmates in Manila, Philippines, 21 November 2021. According to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, several jails in the country hold a number of prisoners over five times their intended capacity amid the COVID-19 crisis. A big number of detainees are drug cases due to the crackdown on illegal drugs launched by President Rodrigo Duterte when he took office in 2016. (Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA/EFE)

A view of a detention cell packed with inmates in Manila, Philippines, 21 November 2021. According to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, several jails in the country hold a number of prisoners over five times their intended capacity amid the COVID-19 crisis. A big number of detainees are drug cases due to the crackdown on illegal drugs launched by President Rodrigo Duterte when he took office in 2016. (Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA/EFE)

Ofel (R) sews one of her boss' teddy bears as she sets them outside to dry at their residence in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippin​es, 24 November 2021. (Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA/EFE)

Ofel (R) sews one of her boss’ teddy bears as she sets them outside to dry at their residence in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippin​es, 24 November 2021. (Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA/EFE)

Residents wait to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines outside a school during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. There has been no reported infection so far caused by the new variant in the Philippines, a Southeast Asian pandemic hotspot where COVID-19 cases have considerably dropped to below 1,000 each day in recent days, but the emergence of the Omicron variant has set off a new alarm. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Residents wait to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines outside a school during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. There has been no reported infection so far caused by the new variant in the Philippines, a Southeast Asian pandemic hotspot where COVID-19 cases have considerably dropped to below 1,000 each day in recent days, but the emergence of the Omicron variant has set off a new alarm. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Residents wait to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines outside a school during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Residents wait to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines outside a school during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Residents wait to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines at a school during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world’s desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

Residents wait to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines at a school during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world’s desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A woman holds onto a cotton pad after being inoculated with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive at a school in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A woman holds onto a cotton pad after being inoculated with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine during the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive at a school in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, November 29, 2021. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

The groom kisses the bride during their wedding outside Manila's Cathedral, Philippines on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Religious activities, including weddings, have resumed with greater capacity as the government continues to ease health restrictions due to the decline of COVID-19 cases in the country while closely monitoring the new omicron virus variant. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

The groom kisses the bride during their wedding outside Manila’s Cathedral, Philippines on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Religious activities, including weddings, have resumed with greater capacity as the government continues to ease health restrictions due to the decline of COVID-19 cases in the country while closely monitoring the new omicron virus variant. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

A resident receives a dose of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a rural village on December 01, 2021 in Aringay, La Union province, Philippines. The Philippines is rushing to vaccinate its population as it mulls making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory and amid the looming threat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The country, which has just approved booster shots for its adult population, launched a three-day national vaccination holiday on November 29 to December 1 with the goal of vaccinating at least nine million additional people. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

A resident receives a dose of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a rural village on December 01, 2021 in Aringay, La Union province, Philippines. The Philippines is rushing to vaccinate its population as it mulls making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory and amid the looming threat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The country, which has just approved booster shots for its adult population, launched a three-day national vaccination holiday on November 29 to December 1 with the goal of vaccinating at least nine million additional people. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

A student wearing a face mask sit in a class with plastic barriers as schools in the Philippines' capital reopen for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines, December 6, 2021. (Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Reuters)

A student wearing a face mask sit in a class with plastic barriers as schools in the Philippines’ capital reopen for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines, December 6, 2021. (Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Reuters)

A local tourist arrives to take shelter at a sports complex utrned evacuation center in Dapa town, Siargao island, Surigao del Norte province in southern island of Mindanao on December 16, 2021, as Typhoon Rai barrel the island. (Photo by Roel Catoto/AFP Photo)

A local tourist arrives to take shelter at a sports complex utrned evacuation center in Dapa town, Siargao island, Surigao del Norte province in southern island of Mindanao on December 16, 2021, as Typhoon Rai barrel the island. (Photo by Roel Catoto/AFP Photo)

Evacuees arrive at the Siargao Sports Complex in Dapa town, Siargao island, Surigao del Norte province, southern Philippines on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated to safety in the southern and central Philippines as Typhoon Rai approached Thursday at a time when authorities were warning the public to avoid crowds after the first infections caused by the omicron strain of the coronavirus were reported in the country, officials said. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

Evacuees arrive at the Siargao Sports Complex in Dapa town, Siargao island, Surigao del Norte province, southern Philippines on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated to safety in the southern and central Philippines as Typhoon Rai approached Thursday at a time when authorities were warning the public to avoid crowds after the first infections caused by the omicron strain of the coronavirus were reported in the country, officials said. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

Toppled electrical posts lie along a street in Cebu city, central Philippines caused by Typhoon Rai on Friday, December 17, 2021. A powerful typhoon slammed into the southeastern Philippines on Thursday, toppling trees, ripping tin roofs and knocking down power as it blew across island provinces where nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated. (Photo by Jay Labra/AP Photo)

Toppled electrical posts lie along a street in Cebu city, central Philippines caused by Typhoon Rai on Friday, December 17, 2021. A powerful typhoon slammed into the southeastern Philippines on Thursday, toppling trees, ripping tin roofs and knocking down power as it blew across island provinces where nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated. (Photo by Jay Labra/AP Photo)

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