<span>Anti-Marcos groups use their cellular phones to light the Black Friday Protest at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, November 25, 2016. The groups condemn the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. </span>
<span>Hundreds of people gather at the Lapu Lapu monument in Rizal Park, Manila to protest the burial of President Ferdinand Marcos, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. President Duterte is determined to allow a state funeral for the late dictator. </span>
<span>If folk singer Freddie Aguilar were to have his way, national hero Jose RIzal would switch places with the carabao across the street to solve the issue of photobombing posed by the 49-story Torre de Manila condominium in the background.</span>
<span>A Philippine Marines soldier aligns a giant Philippine flag during rehearsal for the celebration of the 118th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence at the Rizal Monument in Manila, June 11, 2016. President Aquino will lead the commemorative activities for the last time.  </span>
<span>A 12-meter bronze statue of Lapu-Lapu known as the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom stands at Rizal Park in Manila. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte disapproves of the naming of a fish after the hero of Mactan. He says he will make Lapu-Lapu a "proper hero" to be honored for being the first Filipino to resist the Spanish conquistadors who came to the Philippines in 1521.</span>
<span>Catholic devotees wave  towels as the image of the Black Nazarene passes by in a raucous procession to celebrate its feast day along Katigbak Street in Luneta, Manila. As in the past, the annual procession attracts thousands of devotees with scores being injured and saw the deployment of hundreds of police and soldiers.</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>The monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal is lighten with fireworks display during countdown welcoming the Year of 2016 in Manila.</span>
<span>A lights display at Rizal Park brightens up the night for the commemoration of Rizal Day on December 30, 2015 and for the New Year's Eve celebration.</span>
<span>A family of Filipino Muslims eat their breakfast after attending prayers at Manila's Rizal Park to mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan known as Eid al-Fitr on July 17, 2015.</span>
<span>A Filipino Muslim child plays at the Rizal Park in Manila after prayers marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan known as Eid al-Fitr on July 17, 2015.</span>
<span>Members of the Philippine Army practice raising a huge Philippine flag at Rizal Park in Manila on June 11, 2015 as part of preparation for the 117th Independence Day celebration.</span>