Since the drug war has intensified in Philippines after Duterte took office in June, all of the jails got extremely overcrowded. There are even people who are not convicted yet but have to wait on their trial in these prisons. Quezon City Jail in Manila is one of these overcrowded prisons. It can normally hold 800 inmates but currently, there are about 4,000 detainees in there. Almost most of them imprisoned on drug charges.
The resort Villa Escudero is located in the Quezon province in the Philippines where visitors can dine at a unique waterfall restaurant. Sitting at the foot of the Labasin Falls, this eating establishment allows people to slip off their shoes and sit down at one of their many benches where their feet are bathed in cool water. You can even submerge yourself in the water if you want.
Filipino widow Bai Ulan Kudanding, in the center, poses for a photo with her children and some of her 247 grandchildren in General Santos City, Philippines. From Kudanding's 14 children, she has 107 grandchildren, 138 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. One of her daughters, Marawiya, has 19 children.
Our visitor Running Is Fun sent us these funny pictures with guys and girls from the Philippines who, according to the author, “don’t know how to smile”. Yeah, what they are doing is called – duckface! Apparently, they are following this “popular trend” too.
The human landscapes of rice cultivation in terraces that follow the natural contours of the escarpments like contour plowing are just amazing. It shows that people’s work together with nature can give some very beautiful results.
Such terraces are a classical feature of the island of Bali, the Banaue Rice Terraces in Benguet, Philippines, and the rice terraced mountains in China.