PHOTOESSAY: Buried in debt only to have their loved ones get a burial

  • Fernando G. Sepe Jr ABS-CBN, Manila
Keywords: Duterte's war on drugs, extrajudicial killings, photojournalism, reality, rehabilitation, visual language

Abstract

The photoessay Healing The Wounds From the Drug War was the trail of people’s lives that have been disrupted by this brutal campaign in the Philippines. It was about what happens to those people left behind after the killings. Some who survive end up in decrepit jails. The families of the dead, mostly from the poor who get by in hand-to-mouth existence, end up buried in debt only to have their loved ones get a burial. But it also a story of hope for those given a new lease of life by organisations willing to assist in the rehabilitation of drug addicts.

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Author Biography

Fernando G. Sepe Jr, ABS-CBN, Manila

Fernando Sepe Jr is head of the multimedia team of ABS-CBN's news website.  He previously worked for the Associated Press as photographer, video journalist and eventually senior producer for TV, documenting events worldwide such as Hurricane Katrina in the US, the civil unrest in Myanmar, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the World Cup in Germany.

References

Sepe Jr, F. G. (2017). Healing the wounds from the drug war. ABS-CBN. Retrieved from http://news.abs-cbn.com/specials/healing-drug-war

Published
02-11-2018
How to Cite
Sepe JrF. G. (2018). PHOTOESSAY: Buried in debt only to have their loved ones get a burial. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 24(2), 146-157. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v24i2.453