Veteran photojournalist Bullit Marquez shares with VERA Files images he has captured about happenings that matter to the Filipino people.
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Save Manila Bay, save the country
Environment advocates brought their demand to stop the reclamation in Manila Bay, Bulacan and other parts of the country to Mendiola, near Malacañang. They also want to hold accountable government agencies and officials allowing the destruction of the environment.
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
Army-to-Army exercise for stronger defense of PH territory
Philippine and American armies continue their joint military exercise on March 31 as part of “Salaknib,” an annual Army-to-Army exercise which precedes the bigger Balikatan slated this month. Photos by Bullit Marquez for VERA Files
Allowing Earth to breathe for 60 minutes
Metro Manila residents who care for the world we live in gather in the evening of March 25 at the Quezon Memorial Circle for the symbolic 60-minute switching off of lights as their contribution to save Mother Earth from man-made degradation.