National Geographic : 2017 Jun
A woman checks her phone as she sits with her dog at dusk in Barangka Municipal Cemetery (above). People who live around the cemetery often hang out there. Before the dead are interred, mourners perform rituals to protect the living. A girl (below) is passed over the casket of Alex Hongco—it’s believed this act will protect her from being haunted by the dead. Hongco, 31, was killed with five others; he left behind a wife and six children.