Phillippines National Day in pictures

President Benigno Aquino III attended ceremonies across Manila, with marines honouring the day with a 21-gun salute
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III with other officials stand at attention during the 115th Independence Day celebrations on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech in front of the statue of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III stands at attention alongside Philippine officials during the 115th Independence Day celebrations on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III pays homage to the statue of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III with other officials pulls the rope raising the Philippine flag during the 115th Independence Day celebrations on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)
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Philippine honor guards rehearse the flag raising in preparation for the 115th anniversary of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)
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The Armed Forces of the Philippines band rehearse their piece before the start of the 115th Independence Day celebrations on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III pays homage to the statue of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio on June 12, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine Marines honored the day with a 21-gun salute, with President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay attended ceremonies across Manila. (Getty Images)