BEAUTIFICATION. Editha Lopez (standing, left), principal of P. Guevara Elementary School in Manila, supervises the school staff in painting the concrete barrier inside the compound as part of the beautification projects. The school was built by the American military government in 1898 as one of the first primary schools in Manila. (Photo by Ben Briones)


TRAFFIC BUILDUP. Motorists endure heavy traffic on Edsa northbound, near the Guadalupe MRT-3 station around 11 a.m. Thursday (March 31, 2022). To address this, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has proposed several new traffic schemes and modifications to government work hours to help ease vehicular traffic in the National Capital Region. (Photo by Ben Briones)


BACK TO BUSINESS. Delivery workers load merchandise into a truck on San Fernando Street, Binondo, Manila to be delivered to various retail and wholesale stores in the area on Friday (Apr. 1, 2022). Several business establishments have resumed up to 100 percent operation for their fully vaccinated employees as the country’s economy continues to pick up from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ben Briones)


  • Jampacked

JAMPACKED. Devotees of the Black Nazarene offer prayers outside of the Quiapo Church, Plaza Miranda in Manila for the first Friday Mass (April 1, 2022). Several police personnel were deployed to secure the area and ensure that everyone wears a face mask. (Photo by Joey O. Razon)


Security check

SECURITY CHECK. Members of the Manila Police District inspect the documents of motorcycle riders at a checkpoint along Quezon Boulevard in Manila City on Friday (April 1, 2022). A total of 2,132 people have been arrested so far for violating the election gun ban, the Philippine National Police earlier said.  (Photo by Joey O. Razon)


Light post replacement

LIGHT POST REPLACEMENT. Members of the Dasmarinas Public Safety Unit Office replace broken street light bulbs along Gov. Mangubat Ave., in Barangay Burol main, Cavite on Friday (April 1, 2022). The activity is to avoid accidents in the area at night. (Photo by Gil Calinga)


Ready to act

READY TO ACT. Bureau of Fire Protection personnel load refill with water on their truck from a fire hydrant in Barangay San Agustin in Dasmarinas City, Cavite on Friday (April 1, 2022). The firefighters are getting ready for any fire breaking out in the area. (Photo by Gil Calinga)


1st Friday Mass

1ST FRIDAY MASS. Catholic devotees attend the 7 a.m. first Friday Mass at the Quiapo Church in Manila on Friday (April 1, 2022). Religious gatherings are now allowed at full capacity in Metro Manila which is under Alert Level 1. (Photo by Rico H. Borja)


Little Vigan

LITTLE VIGAN. Local tourists enjoy a walk on the cobblestones promenade in “Little Vigan” in Gapan City on Friday (April 1, 2022). Many tourists have enjoyed walking through the old Spanish ambiance of the place after shopping at a nearby plaza. (Photo by Oliver Marquez)