Veteran photojournalist Bullit Marquez will be sharing with VERA Files images he has captured about happenings that matter to the Filipino people.
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Many Filipinos were shocked to see images of the historic Manila Central Post Office building in flames when they woke up on Monday, May 22. The fire started shortly before midnight on Sunday but the highest fire alarm level was raised six hours later. Photojournalist Bullit Marquez took photos of the charred iconic structure for VERA Files.
No decision on bail but de Lima a picture of strength and optimism
There was no decision on her petition for bail. But former Sen. Leila de Lima, who has been in detention for six years for what her supporters insist are trumped-up drug charges, was a picture of optimism when she appeared at the RTC Branch 256 Muntinlupa City Monday, May 8. Photo for VERA Files by Bullit Marquez.
Nagkakaisang panawagan ng manggagawa
Nagsanib pwersa ang mga grupo ng militanteng manggagawa at ‘yung mga may simpatiya sa mga kapitalista para palakasin ang sigaw nila sa pamahalaan at sa publiko na pakinggan ang kanilang mga hinaing, kasama na ang kahilingan para sa pagtaas ng sweldo at pagbaba ang presyo ng mga bilihin.
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr
Filipino Muslims gather at Rizal Park in Manila to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan Saturday, April 22. It was the first on-site prayer following the pandemic. Photos by BULLIT MARQUEZ for VERA FILES
Solar eclipse 2023
Students and employees of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration watch the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, April 20, at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory at the University of the Philippines – Diliman campus in Quezon City. – Photos by Bullit Marquez for VERA Files.
Balikatan 2023: The largest gathering of forces
Underscoring the warming of relations between the Philippines and the United States under the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Balikatan 2023 started on April 11 with 17,600 Filipino and American soldiers participating, the largest gathering of forces in the history of the Balikatan Military Exercises.
Palm Sunday tradition lives on
Waving their palm fronds for the traditional blessing during the Palm Sunday mass (April 2), Filipino Catholics join the Christendom in recalling Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Photojournalist Bullit Marquez captures images on Palm Sunday at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Shrine in Baclaran and at the Manila Cathedral