Christmas masses. A big group of devotees shows up and hears mass outside the well-lighted Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila after sundown on Tuesday. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic churches in the country are holding anticipated and actual “Simbang Gabi” masses for nine days in preparation for Christmas day. PHOTO BY RHOY COBILLA
    Making ends meet. NEDA is confident the country’s poverty rate will be as low as 14 percent by 2022, even as the pandemic has affected the livelihoods of many. (Photo by RHOY COBILLA)