Santo Niño Church - Tacloban City 

4 boys in school uniform sat down on one of the perfectly lined benches at the church and 4 girls did the same on the opposite side. A perfect geometry balanced by the architectural design of the building - an immense white room with a golden altar. 
The 4 boys knelt down and made the Sign of the Cross.
The girls on the other side were giggling and chatting. They stood up and ran through the central aisle of the church.
One of the boys got up and grabbed a pink water bottle left behind by one of the girls and ran after them.
The other 3 boys did the Sign of the Cross again and left on the same direction. 
Two benches ahead of the one that I was sitting on was a person laying down - apparently sleeping. He (or she) had a long blue umbrella in front of him (her). His (her) bare feet were black with mud and dust. 
The day is a sunny blue sky day.

 

Sazzy (21) - Sazzy is a make up artist, costume maker and pageant beauty in the community of Anibong in Tacloban City. She lives in her one room house with her partner Ronald since they were 17 years old. Ronald built the house for her. 

Sazzy (21) - Sazzy is a make up artist, costume maker and pageant beauty in the community of Anibong in Tacloban City. She lives in her one room house with her partner Ronald since they were 17 years old. Ronald built the house for her. 

"I dressed as a woman for the last time 2 weeks before the typhoon for my friend's birthday party. Two weeks later he perished in the storm".  "Mom" Ernie - 53 years old. Ernesto Luna Amascual is a former pageant beauty and collected numerous accolades in his career. Today he is an advocate for LGBTQI+ rights and HIV awareness in Tacloban City.  

"I dressed as a woman for the last time 2 weeks before the typhoon for my friend's birthday party. Two weeks later he perished in the storm".  "Mom" Ernie - 53 years old. Ernesto Luna Amascual is a former pageant beauty and collected numerous accolades in his career. Today he is an advocate for LGBTQI+ rights and HIV awareness in Tacloban City.  

"I wanted to make a dress as beautiful as I am" John Paul Oquiño - 19 years old 

"I wanted to make a dress as beautiful as I am" John Paul Oquiño - 19 years old 

"I am happy because I can help other people. I buy medicines for them when they come here" Zita Regacho Tampil - 50 years old 

"I am happy because I can help other people. I buy medicines for them when they come here" Zita Regacho Tampil - 50 years old