PDI Correspondent/ Kimberly dela Cruz

<span>A participant in the "Colors of Freedom Run" waves a Philippine flag at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, June 12, 2016. The runners wore colored afro wigs and spayed powdered dyes during the celebration of Philippine's 118th Independence Day. </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>
<span>Poll watchers scrutinize the vote tally at Maximo Estrella Elementary School in Makati City. </span>
<span>Reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach attends the media presentation of this year's Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant in Quezon City, March 29, 2016.  Forty women are vying for the coveted honor of representing the country in the Miss Universe pageant.</span>
<span>Precy Valencia is nailed to the cross during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Kapitangan, Paombong Bulacan, March 25, 2016.</span>
<span>Artificial trees on the median of Lawton Avenue in Pasay City are aglow with different colors, as central business districts in Metro Manila come up with colorful Christmas sceneries to make them stand out and attract people, especially shoppers, at night.</span>
<span>A member of the police force rests at the HK Sun Plaza warehouse in Pasay City where 2,737 policemen and members of the Philippine Army are staying for the duration of the APEC summit to provide security in Manila. </span>
<span>Security team composed of police, army and navy rest at the Quirino Grandstand on November 15, 2015. Thousands of security force from different agencies were tapped to maintain peace and order during the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila.   </span>
<span>Dancers donning head-mounted lasers perform during the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) opening ceremonies at the MOA Arena in Pasay City on October 21, 2015.</span>
<span>Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago poses with fans and supporters during a booksigning event for her book entitled Stupid is Forever More in Makati, 13 October 2015. During the event, Defensor said the Philippines will be a “much better country” if she will become president in the “near future.” </span>
<span>Commuters experience heavy traffic in Edsa during the morning rush hour of September 7, 2015, the day the Highway Patrol Group is tasked to manage Metro Manila's busiest highway.</span>
<span>Militants move the container van barricades out of their place as they try to go to the opposite lane of the Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City during the president's State of the Nation Address.</span>