I love having a professional photographer in our branch! Del captured these stunning shots during our time in Manila. The poverty & living conditions in PI is unlike anything I've experienced before. Shocking & humbling.
And yet these kids all still seem so happy. (I love the girl's sweet smile on the bottom right)
I warned you! I apologize, but this type of thing isn't uncommon to see in the Philippines. They even have "male urinals" right on the sidewalk (below). There's no plumbing inside that thing...not even a hole...just sidewalk! It's a place where the bus drivers and jeepney drivers can relieve themselves w/o exposing themselves (entirely).
The billboards in Manila are a bazillion stories high.
These last 2 shots are unbelievable. Heart-breaking & beautiful at the same time. (Click to enlarge)