Delicacy. A vendor drops sliced salted egg to add flavor to “bibingka,” a buttery rice cake usually enjoyed after midnight mass, that has also become a staple in Christmas gatherings, along with “puto bumbong,” a yam-flavored delicacy. (Photo by Rot Cobki
    Moving reminder. Persons conducting business at the Mandaluyong City Hall are reminded to observe health protocols, especially physical distancing, by a city hall employee going around with a very visible signboard. PHOTO BY ROLLY SALVADOR
    Home for the holidays. Passengers wait for their ride to the province at a Manila bus station ahead of the Christmas rush.
    (Photo by RHOY COBILLA).