richard reyes

<span>A bolo-wielding PNP chief, Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, shows his clowning chops during the launch on September 5, 2016 of the PNP's newest project, a reporting and quick-response app dubbed "Itaga mo sa Bato."</span>
<span>Colorful in their coconut-inspired costumes, contingents from different towns of Quezon province join a dance competition along Gomez St. in Lucena City, August 27, 2016 to celebrate the Niyogyugan Festival. Named after the coconut (niyog) and dancing (yugyugan), the festival pays tribute to the tree of life that sustained the province in its early years.</span>
<span>A PNP operative arranges the 536 loose firearms confiscated from June 1, 2016 to August 22, 2016 during the police authorities' "Oplan Double Barrel" in Calabarzon area. "Oplan Double Barrel" is a strategy by the policemen for an all-out anti-illegal drugs simultaneously attacking big-time drug lords and street-level pushing. 
<span>Jun Lozada at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on August 23, 2016 after he was found guilty of of graft over a corrupt act when he was president and chief executive officer of the state-owned Philippine Forest Corp. (PFC) in 2007 and 2008. Lozada turned whistleblower in the anomalous 2007 National Broadband Network-ZTE deal case.</span>
<span>Engineers inspect one of the fuel storage tanks at the newly inaugurated North Mindanao Import Facility in Cagayan de Oro City. The facility directly addresses the growing power and energy needs of the Visayas and Mindanao regions. </span>
<span>Breaking into loud cheers,  crowd of Filipinos and Vietnamese at Manila Bay hoist a giant flag on July 12, 2016 to show their support for the unanimous decision of a UN-backed tribunal to junk China's claim over the West Philippine Sea.</span>
<span>Residents line up to receive free food packs during a visit of President Rodrigo Duterte at Delpan Sports Complex in Tondo, Manila, June 30, 2016. This is the first activity the new president attended outside Malacanang Palace after his oath taking.
<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>Voters including nuns look for their names on the list posted outside precincts in Epifanio delos Santos Elementary School in Manila, May 9, 2016.</span>
<span>Corn stalks in Tuguegarao City have turned brown as temperatures rise, intensified by El NiƱo, April 13, 2016.  Nearby, the Cagayan River water level has dropped to one of its lowest.</span>
<span>A kite inspired by the Philippine flag competes
in the second Isabela Kite Festival, April 9, 2016.
<span>Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle blesses the inmates after the celebration of Holy Wednesday mass inside Manila City Jail in Sta. Cruz, Manila, March 23, 2016.</span>