Bystanders reflected on blood

PhotographerJansen Romero
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyManila Bulletin
City/CountryManila, Philippines
Photo DateDecember 8, 2016
Entry Description

Children reflected from the pool of blood looks at the lifelessbody of Nora Acielo after being shot while accompanying her child to school at Port Area, Manila on early Thursday, December 8, 2016. According to people living in the area, Acielo's killer was a suspected drug user. The gunman was also shot the following day. Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office, killings of suspected drug pushers or users became rampant. However, some of the victims families says their loved ones have no connection to drugs at all. Photo by Jansen Romero

About Photographer

Jansen Romero is currently a staff photographer for Manila Bulletin, one of the major news paper in the Philippines. Covers disaster, politics, daily life, to name a few. Before becoming a photographer for a news paper, he was a close-in photographer of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.