<span>Parola compound residents try in vain to contain the roaring flames after a fire started Tuesday night, February 8, 2017, and raged for ten hours. The fire left around 3,000 families homeless. </span>
<span>Amina Ameroding of Marawi CIty sells hijab at the Islamic Center in Quiapo, Manila as Muslim communities celebrate World Hijab Day on February 1. </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>While his mother shops for holiday decor at the Dapitan Arcade in Manila, 2-year old Enrique seems transfixed by a traditional "parol," the Filipino's version of the Star of Bethlehem that guided the Three Kings to the infant Jesus on the first Christmas.</span>
<span>A boy living near the Golden Mosque in Quiapo enjoys an instant shower from recent overcast skies. Two typhoons early this week skipped Metro Manila but carried with them gusty winds and rain showers.</span>
<span>Militant groups gather at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila on National Heroes Day to protest the planned burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.</span>
<span>The family of Paul Lester Lorenzo mourn after he was killed, along with Danny Laurente, in an alleged drug buy-bust operation by the police in Pandacan, Manila on August 17, 2016. 
<span>Students carry their school shoes to prevent them from getting wet during heavy rain along Taft in Manila on August 9, 2016.Classes have been suspended in the metro due to habagat. </span>
<span>A man tries to look for recyclable materials on Manila Bay which seems to be covered in garbage following heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm "Carina," August 1, 2016.</span>
<span>AWOL policeman Bobby Orit lie dead in front of a store at the Aroma Compound in Vitas, Tondo, Manila, following a "shootout" with Manila policemen on July 21, 2016. Investigators say Orit with another companion shot first after they sensed they were dealing with undercover lawmen during a buy bust operation. </span>
<span>An MMDA ferry maneuvers around thick water hyacinth that occupies majority of the Pasig river along Ayala bridge in Manila, July 18, 2016.  Water hyacinth spreads quickly in any weather condition in the Philippines, especially in dirty water, clogging many water ways. </span>
<span>Mock protesters clash with police during a Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) Competition at the Rizal Park in Manila, July 16, 2016. The CDM competition is an annual friendly competition where Metro Manila police districts show their level of effectiveness during various civil disturbances.