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Raffy Lerma is a photojournalist based in Manila, Philippines. 

Currently a staff news photographer for Philippine Daily Inquirer, he has been documenting the government’s war on drugs—shooting regularly on the night beat for the past six months. 

For more than a decade in the newspaper, Lerma has also covered historical events both in the local and international scene.

Prior to his stint in the Inquirer, Lerma was working as a staff photographer for The Philippine Collegian—the official student publication of the University of the Philippines, in which he took up Fine Arts. 


2016 Save The Children Media Awards - Most Outstanding Photograph

2011 Lasallian Scholarum Awards - Outstanding Photograph on Youth and Education


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