joan bondoc

<span>For the first time since assuming the country's top government post, President Duterte speaks to members of the Malacanang Press Corps after the mass oathtaking of his appointees at the Palace. He lamented the "lackadaisical" stance of companies on the issue of labor contractualization.</span>
<span>Smiles, the offer of a cold drink and an invitation to visit "anytime," mark the first meeting between Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte during the change of command ceremony at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. </span>
<span>President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and Rodrigo Roa Duterte salute while singing the national anthem at the Malacanang grounds for Aquino departure honors, June 30, 2016. Shortly after the departure honors, President Rodrigo Duterte took his oath as the 16th president of the Philippines. </span>
<span>Presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe lights a candle at the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran before a multi-sectoral meeting in Paranaque City, March 21, 2016.</span>
<span>Members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) parade during the PSG's 30th founding anniversary at PSG Grandstand, Malacanang Park, Manila, March 1, 2016. The Presidential Security Group is the lead agency tasked with providing security to the President of the Philippines, the Vice President of the Philippines, and their immediate families.</span>
<span>President Aquino joins former President Fidel V. Ramos, who led the military breakaway from dictator Ferdinand Marcos in February 1986 with then Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, and Bobby Aquino, son of the late former Sen. Agapito "Butz" Aquino, in reenacting the freedom leap during the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution on February 25, 2016. </span>
<span>President Benigno Simeon Aquino lll with House Speaker Sonny Belmonte, former President Fidel V. Ramos, Exec. Sec. Paquito Ochoa and Jose Pardo De Tavera show the "Laban" sign while singing the song "Bayan ko" during the 30th aniversary celebration of the Edsa People Power Revolution.</span>
<span>Jet planes of the Philippine Air Force are seen flying as they rehearse for the Edsa People Power 30th Anniversary.</span>
<span>A man walks past the "Halls of Desaparecidos" inside the People Power Experiential museum in Quezon City on February 22, 2016. 43 statues form part of sculptor Toym Imao's installation in memory of those who disappeared during martial law. </span>
<span>Two women go bananas over rows of toy monkeys being sold at the Manila Zoo on December 26, 2015. According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. </span>
<span>People line up to buy ham in a store in Carriedo Manila as they do last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve. </span>
<span>Policemen deployed at the International Media Center during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit take their souvenir photos as the summit ends on November 20, 2015. </span>