President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag raising ceremony during the commemoration of the 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration at the Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park in Manila City on Sunday (June 12). With this year’s theme: “Kalayaan 2016: Pagkakaisa, Pag-Aambagan, Pagsulong”. Also in photo are Vice President Jejomar Binay; Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada; National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chairperson Dr. Maria Serena Diokno; Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr.; Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin; and Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras.  (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)