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The week in photos: October 14-20, 2017

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Airport chief to personnel: Don't ask passengers for gifts

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:51 PM

MIAA chief Ed Monreal warns airport personnel who solicit gifts from passengers especially Filipinos coming home for the holidays

PH might be unable to showcase NAIA Expressway in APEC

Jul 14, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Delayed right of way acquisition and stalled relocation of utilities take a toll on San Miguel Holdings Ninoy Aquino International Expressway project

STALLED RIGHT OF WAY. Concessionaire San Miguel Holdings Corporation cannot continue the construction of a portion of NAIA Expressway near Villamor Air Base (as seen in the photo) as the government has yet to secure a permit. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Football brings hope to kids from conflict areas

Apr 17, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Kids from Basilan Sulu and Zamboanga to play football in Manila for Football for Peace

#PugadBaboy: Graceless President

Feb 25, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Filipinos bid goodbye to Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 6:47 AM

UPDATED The Philippines bids goodbye to the beloved pontiff after 4 fruitful days in the country

PAALAM! Pope Francis waves goodbye to the crowd assembled at the Villamor Airbase tarmac (not seen in photo) as he boards the plane that will bring him to Rome.

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 2

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis second day in the Philippines in photos

Pope Francis touches a sick child as he enters the Mall of Asia Arena for the meeting with families, January 16, 2015. Rappler photo

When Filipinos saw the Pope: Tears said it all

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Thoughts can always be manipulated Feelings point us to our deepest desires says a Jesuit spiritual director

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 1

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis first day in the Philippines in photos

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle after arriving at the Villamor Air Base on January 15, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe CacaceAFP

700 portalets readied for papal visit

Jan 15, 2015 - 6:43 PM

A special portalet prepared for Pope Francis is air conditioned and bigger than regular ones

SANITATION. Hundreds of portalets will be stationed around public venues included in Pope Francis' itinerary in the Philippines. Photo by Raisa Serafica

Sweeping views of Pope Francis: The life of a MMDA street sweeper

Jan 15, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Oril and her team hope that the streets will remain clean a holy man will cross it after all How can someone so holy leave a dirty trail?

Early birds flock to papal route for good view, health, luck

Jan 15, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Despite government advisories against camping out in sites for papal events early birds head to these areas to see the Holy Father

EARLY BIRDS. One day before his scheduled mass, Filipinos flock to Manila Cathedral. Photo by Raisa Serafica

The first Filipinos the Pope will see in PH are children

Jan 15, 2015 - 3:09 PM

Two children have been selected to accompany the highest leaders of the land in welcoming Pope Francis to the Philippines Like the other faithful they too wish to be blessed by the Holy Father with fewer worries

SMILING FACES. Filipino children await the arrival of Pope Francis at Villamor Airbase on January 15, 2015. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Fake evacuees looting relief goods arrested

Nov 27, 2013 - 3:39 PM

A government car was among the vehicles allegedly used by looters to bring the relief packs outside the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City

EVACUEES: Typhoon survivors arrive at the Villamor airbase. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Alicia Keys on Pinoys: 'resilient, beautiful spirits'

Nov 26, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Alicia Keys distributes crayons and supplies to children in Villamor Airbase before her concert

GIRL ON FIRE. Alicia Keys keeps the flame going for Filipinos affected by typhoon Haiyan. Photo from PIA-NCR Facebook

Catfight over who gets to help Yolanda evacuees?

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM

With thousands of victims to attend to Oplan Salubong was hastily moved to Camp Aguinaldo because of a turf war with Air Force officers wives in Villamor

PACK YOUR BAGS: DSWD moves Oplan Salubong from the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Escaping hell: A family's story of survival

Nov 18, 2013 - 10:00 AM

The Pasi family survives Super Typhoon Yolanda and flees Tacloban for Manila but like many survivors now have to work to rebuild their lives

PAINFUL MEMORIES. 12-year-old Karl Pasi says he saw corpses on the streets and lost his classmates to Super Typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Rappler

First flight: From Tacloban to Manila

Nov 16, 2013 - 11:57 AM

The journey was not as much about going to Manila as it was about getting away from Tacloban