PDI Correspondent/ Leo Sabangan

<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>The University of the Philippines opens the Christmas season with the unveiling of Toym Imao's installation "Budyong." In line with the theme “Himig ng Diliman,” the Oblation was designed to be surrounded by lantern elements that take the shape of a conch shell or a “budyong” that is used as a horn, an instrument that dates back to the pre-colonial era.</span>
<span>President Aquino, administration presidential candidate Mar Roxas, Budget Secretary Butch Abad and other Cabinet members perform a medley of songs with singer-composer Noel Cabangon during a thanksgiving party for Liberal Party supporters at Balay in Cubao, Quezon City, June 1, 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>Catholics join the annual procession of the Black Nazarene as it pass by the National Museum Building along P. Burgos Ave in Manila on January 9, 2016. The Black Nazarene, is a life-sized iconic statue of Jesus Christ enshrined in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene located at Quiapo in the City of Manila, Philippines.</span>
<span>Young boys enjoy the slides at a children's playground at Luneta Park in Manila on the second day of the new year. Many Filipino families still flock to the park on holidays to enjoy the biggest
public open space in the metropolis, January 2, 2016.</span>
<span>A newly lit installation by artist Toym Imao gives the Oblation on the campus of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City a colorful Yuletide look. Imao designed the "Pagiilaw" to usher in the Christmas season at the UP community during a ceremonial lighting on Nov. 27. </span>
<span>Rescuers carry victims of an earthquake in Marikina Bridge during the metro-wide shake drill on July 30, 2015. The shake drill is an exercise to prepare for the "Big One" - a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on the West Valley Fault that the Phivolcs says is likely to hit the capital anytime.</span>
<span>Rescuers carry victims in a scenario where Marikina Bridge collapsed in an earthquake during the metro-wide shake drill on July 30, 2015. The shake drill is an exercise to prepare for the "Big One" - a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on the West Valley Fault that the Phivolcs says is likely to hit the capital anytime.</span>
<span>Grade school pupils sit on the steps as their teacher conducts a remedial class at the Isabelo de los Reyes Elementary School in Tondo, Manila due to lack of classrooms, March 2, 2015.</span>
<span>A man walks past a graffiti with a theme of Peace as seen on the wall of U.P. Diliman  along Katipunan Ave. in Quezon City on March 6, 2014.</span>
<span>The aftermath of the fire that affected 120 families in Barangay Cembo, Makati City evokes a scene once captured in a classic haiku, as seen on February 28, 2014.</span>