Hi, I am Hannah Reyes Morales and I am a Filipino photojournalist.
I met the Clemente family while covering the current war on drugs in the Philippines. Their son / father / brother Jhaylord was gunned down last week in Metro Manila. He was a man who collected recyclable materials in the trash to make a living. He is survived by his two children. I am told he was an easygoing fun loving man who like hopia, basketball jerseys, and dogs. In fact when we found his body, their dog Puppy was patiently waiting beside him.
His family is struggling to pay for his burial and death costs. I am hoping that in some way this shows you a glimpse of this ongoing war, and if you could, please lend a hand. If we can raise a bit more than what they need for the burial (they are hoping to bury him by Sunday), I will give the remaining money to his mother, who is supporting the education of his eldest daughter Shaemie (seen on the first and final photo).
I will make a list of the donors and give your names to the family. Thank you so much.