<span>Miss Universe candidates join the flower parade in Baguio City,  January 18, 2017. Four giant floats and hundreds of street dancers provide a preview of the famed Panagbenga Festival to Miss Universe candidates.</span>

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Flower festival welcomes Miss U candidates

By: January 18, 2017

Miss Universe candidates join the flower parade in Baguio City, January 18, 2017. Four giant floats and hundreds of street dancers provide a preview of the famed Panagbenga Festival to Miss Universe candidates.

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<span>Police say a candle left unattended by druggies could have caused the fire that leveled a slum area in Navotas City. Half of the drug suspects killed in the city reportedly came from this neighborhood near the fish port.</span>
<span>A priest sprinkles holy water over replicas of the Black Nazarene image. Millions are expected to show up in the annual traslacion when the image is brought from Rizal Park to Quiapo Church in Manila. </span>
<span>President Duterte flashes his signature clenched-fist sign with Russian Navy officials and members of his Cabinet after touring the visiting Russian ship Admiral Tributs, January 6, 2017. </span>
<span>Marilyn Villanueva comforts her grieving children aged 9, 8, and 6 during the wake of her eldest daughter, Emilyn in Malabon City. Emilyn, 15, was struck in the head by a bullet on New Year’s Eve in Malabon City and died on January 4 after four days in coma. 
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<span>Miss Universe candidates join the flower parade in Baguio City,  January 18, 2017. Four giant floats and hundreds of street dancers provide a preview of the famed Panagbenga Festival to Miss Universe candidates.</span>
<span>Police say a candle left unattended by druggies could have caused the fire that leveled a slum area in Navotas City. Half of the drug suspects killed in the city reportedly came from this neighborhood near the fish port.</span>
<span>A priest sprinkles holy water over replicas of the Black Nazarene image. Millions are expected to show up in the annual traslacion when the image is brought from Rizal Park to Quiapo Church in Manila. </span>
<span>President Duterte flashes his signature clenched-fist sign with Russian Navy officials and members of his Cabinet after touring the visiting Russian ship Admiral Tributs, January 6, 2017. </span>
<span>Marilyn Villanueva comforts her grieving children aged 9, 8, and 6 during the wake of her eldest daughter, Emilyn in Malabon City. Emilyn, 15, was struck in the head by a bullet on New Year’s Eve in Malabon City and died on January 4 after four days in coma. 
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<span>A young boy gets some help from his adult companion to reach up and kiss the exposed toes of the Black Nazarene figure which is kept in a glass case inside Quiapo church in Manila City. The annual procession on the Feast of the Black Nazarene is observed every 9th of January.
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<span>Metro Manila is covered with smog after new year's celebration as seen from Taguig City. </span>
<span>Visitors pose beside the sculpture of Dr. Jose Rizal being led to his execution in Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila. Rizal Day is observed every December 30.</span>
<span>The new P1000 bill with President Rodrigo Duterte's signature. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas started releasing 27 million pieces of banknotes worth P8.75 billion bearing President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature on December 20, 2016. </span>
<span>Light operators inspect the glittering giant lanterns during the Ligligan Parul Festival at the City of San Fernando in Pampanga province. As many as 5,000 bulbs are used to produce each lantern's marvelous effect.</span>
<span>Bureau of Immigration Deputy Commissioners Al Argosino (l) and Michael Robles (r) shows the P30 million pesos of the P50 million they received from gaming tycoon Jack Lam at the City of Dreams hotel and casino in Parañaque City on Nov. 27 during a press conference in Manila. The two officials allegedly extorted the money from Lam in exchange for the release of illegal Chinese workers. 
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<span>Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle thanks Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach for her donation of cash and goods for Caritas Manila's bazaar to raise funds for 5000 scholars. </span>
<span>A man walks past a list of names of eligible voters posted outside polling precincts at the Maximo Estrella Elementary School in Makati City as poll closes at 5pm of May 9, 2016.</span>

2016 National Elections

Scenes from the precincts

By: May 09, 2016

A man walks past a list of names of eligible voters posted outside polling precincts at the Maximo Estrella Elementary School in Makati City as poll closes at 5pm of May 9, 2016.

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<span>Poll watchers scrutinize the vote tally at Maximo Estrella Elementary School in Makati City. </span>
<span>Election paraphernalia litter the Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School during election day on May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte casts his vote at the Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Matina, Davao City, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Voters look for their names and precinct numbers at Brgy. Valenzuela in Makati City before voting on Monday morning, May 9, 2016.</span>

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<span>A man walks past a list of names of eligible voters posted outside polling precincts at the Maximo Estrella Elementary School in Makati City as poll closes at 5pm of May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Poll watchers scrutinize the vote tally at Maximo Estrella Elementary School in Makati City. </span>
<span>Election paraphernalia litter the Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School during election day on May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte casts his vote at the Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Matina, Davao City, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Voters look for their names and precinct numbers at Brgy. Valenzuela in Makati City before voting on Monday morning, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Presidential candidate and Senator Grace Poe casts her vote at the Sta. Lucia Elementary School in San Juan City, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>38 year-old Juan Magdaraog, a person with rare Pompe disease casts his vote inside Xavier School in San Juan City, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Liberal party presidential candidate Mar Roxas pose with pictures of grandfather former president Manuel Roxas, father senator Gerry Roxas and brother Dinggoy at their ancestral house at Roxas City, Capiz after casting his vote, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Persons With Disabilities (PWD) from Tahanang Walang Hagdan cast their votes at the Marick Elementary School in Cainta, Rizal, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Presidential candidate and Senator Miriam Santiago casts her vote at the La Vista Subdivision clubhouse in Quezon City on Monday morning, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Voters including nuns look for their names on the list posted outside precincts in Epifanio delos Santos Elementary School in Manila, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Junjun Binay talks to Senator Nancy Binay while their father, vice president and presidential candidate Jejomar Binay uses his phone inside their house in San Antonio, Makati City after casting their vote, May 9, 2016.</span>