2019: Year In Pictures

This page highlights some of the best images captured or published by Basilio Sepe in 2019.

1. Devotees of the Black Nazarene join the 'Traslacion', its grand procession to celebrate its feast day in Manila, Philippines that started early morning. January 9, 2019. Thousands of devotees took part of the annual procession transferring the venerated statue of Jesus Christ from a park to a church in the Philippine capital.

2. Filipino entertainers perform the dragon dance with spark displays during the Chinese New Year's eve celebration at the Chinatown district of Manila, Philippines. February 4, 2019.

3. Aeta children cooldown in watering hole near a small village in Capas, Tarlac province north of Manila, Philippines. February 24, 2019. The village is right in the middle of a government project, which threatens farmers and their rice fields that may soon turn into roads or buildings. More or less 300 families might be forced to leave their homes because of the planned New Clark City, envisioned to be the first “smart, green and resilient metropolis in the country.”

4. A Catholic church is seen in a submerged town, which was once home to more than a hundred families in the province of Bulacan, north of Manila, Philippines. March 3, 2019. A few stilt houses, destroyed mangroves, including a school were all that is left in the submerged coastal village, where a proposed construction site of a new international airport would soon take place.

5. Filipino farmers hold a protest rally on International Women’s Day in Sagay City, Negros Occidental south of Manila, Philippines. March 8, 2019. The group called for fast land distribution and the complete implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the island of Negros.

6. Filipino protesters gather to protest against the presence of Chinese vessels in South China Sea outside the Chinese consular office in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines. April 9, 2019. The groups called for the government's inaction against China's claims to the disputed islands in the South China Sea. 

7. Men carry water containers as they assist in a church relief operation at a resettlement area in the town of Porac, Pampanga, north of Manila, Philippines. April 26, 2019. 

8. A child prays outside a mosque as FIlipino Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan known as Eid al Fitr in Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines. June 4, 2019. The Eid is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim world marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

9. A transgender man wears makeup as thousands of supporters and members of the LGBTQ (Lesbians Gays Bisexual Transgender) community attend the annual celebration of the 'Pride March' in Marikina city, Philippines. June 29, 2019.

10. A police mobile joins the funeral procession of Myca Ulpina, a three-year-old girl who was killed in a crossfire between the police and her drug suspect father during an anti-drug operation, in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. July 9, 2019. The death of Myca has once again raised alarm and outrage from local critics and international groups.

11. Funeral parlor workers carry the coffin of Enrique Cahilig in Quezon City, Philippines. Enrique's wake took three weeks before he was buried at Bagbag public cemetery in Novaliches, Quezon City. July 21, 2019. 

12. Fishermen activists join an anti-government protest rally as they march towards the Philippine Congress for the 4th State of the Nation (SONA) address of President Rodrigo Duterte in Quezon City, Philippines. July 22, 2019. The groups protested against the tension between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea and the thousands of killings in Duterte’s 'war on drugs'.

13. A mother carries her child with dengue fever at a hospital in Manila, Philippines. August 8, 2019. A nationwide dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines as deaths linked to the mosquito-borne disease hit more than 600 this year, according to health officials.

14. A Filipino Muslim prays inside a small mosque during Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice in Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines. August 11, 2019. Eid al-Adha, the second most important holiday in the Muslim world, is commonly celebrated around the by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son.

15. Families visit the graves of their loved ones on the eve of All Saints' Day at a cemetery in Marikina, Philippines. October 31, 2019. Thousands of Filipino Catholics are expected to flock to cemeteries in observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

16. People dressed in Halloween costumes attend the Zombie Street, a Halloween party in Poblacion in Makati, Philippines on the eve of All Saints' Day. October 31, 2019. The event featured a costume contest and a street dance competition.

17. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and other reenactors fire off a volley as they deliver a 21 Gun Salute during the Veterans Day Parade in St. Louis City, Missouri, USA.

18. A woman takes a selfie on her bicycle in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA.

19. Children play by the seawall as strong waves brought by Typhoon Kammuri surge high along the coastline in Legazpi City in the province of Albay, Philippines. December 3, 2019. Typhoon Kammuri brought heavy rains and strong winds as it made its first landfall on Monday evening in Sorsogon province.

20. Relatives and friends of Mark Anthony Ruivivar, who was killed in an alleged shootout with police, grieve as they join his burial ceremony in Manila, Philippines last December 15, 2019. According to a police report, the 25-year-old fought back against police operatives during an anti-illegal drugs operation.

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