#QuarantineVisualDiary: Day 05 at EDSA

A man walks alone atop an overpass at Edsa avenue.

With the ‘enhanced community quarantine’ in place, Filipinos are encouraged to stay indoors amidst the coronavirus pandemic. With no clear relief effort provided by the national government, many continue to search for means to provide for their families.

A bus terminal along Cubao at EDSA is completely empty save for a few security guards on duty. Since the lockdown, no public utility vehicle is allowed to enter nor exit the metropolis.

An employee of a bus company on strike guards the entrance of a picketline along EDSA. Workers could not afford to give up their rights despite government’s orders to remain indoors.

EDSA, Metro Manila’s main artery is now virtually free of traffic as all means of public transportation is suspended for the duration of the lockdown.

Empty Ortigas Avenue.


Workers walk home as empty tricycles are parked at a terminal in Quezon City. Tricycles are a popular and affordable means for the common Filipino as they could enter narrow streets unlike larger vehicles. The DILG has suspended their use despite objections of Pasig City mayor Vico Sotto, who says these tricycles are vital in transporting patients and health workers while the lockdown is in effect.

A young girl amuses herself with a hulahoop at an overpass in EDSA.


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