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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014

HIS EXCELLENCY US President Barack Obama speaks to American and Filipino troops and veterans at the Army gym in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City where he reiterates the US “ironclad commitment” to defend the Philippine security and sovereignty on April 29, 2014. RAFFY LERMA

HIS EMINENCE Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, one of the four living princes of the Church in the Philippines, is designated as member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life by Pope Francis in April. Tagle, former Cavite bishop, is made cardinal by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Nov. 24, 2012. RICHARD REYES

PROFILES IN COURAGE The whistle-blowers who have blown the lid off the biggest corruption scandal in this country, with explosive information detailing how billions in public wealth have been scammed by their employer, Janet LimNapoles, and her cohorts in the legislature and various government agencies through bogus nongovernment organizations that received lump-sum funds for ghost projects. They are (from left) Mary Arlene Baltazar, Merlina Suñas, Gertrudes Luy, Benhur Luy, Marina Sula and Simonette Briones. ALANAH TORRALBA

PARTNERS Then Sen. Benigno Aquino III flashes the familiar “Laban” sign of the Liberal Party as he welcomes fellow Sen. Mar Roxas (left) as his running mate in the 2010 presidential election held at Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City, on Sept. 21, 2009. EDWIN BACASMAS

HUMAN SHIELDS Whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada, who testified on anomalies in the Arroyo administration, including the controversial NBN- ZTE broadband deal, enjoys the protection of nuns from different religious congregations as he makes his way to a press conference at the La Salle Green Hills chapel in San Juan City on Feb. 7, 2008. RAFFY LERMA

HELP ON THE WAY Residents of Cainta, Rizal province, are brought out of their flooded homes to an unrecognizable Ortigas Avenue nearby after Tropical Storm “Ondoy” pummeled Metro Manila in September 2009. EDWIN BACASMAS

ESCAPE FROM REMING’S WRATH Father and son in the tiny village of Tagas in Daraga—located at the foot of the majestic Mayon Volcano—try to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by Typhoon “Reming” that hit Albay province in December 2006. EDWIN BACASMAS

GOODBYE TO MY BFF Ousted President Joseph Estrada, out on a temporary pass from his detention quarters, says goodbye to his friend of 40 years Fernando Poe Jr. at the wake of the late actor and 2004 presidential candidate in Sto. Domingo Church, Quezon City, on Dec. 21, 2004. REM ZAMORA

INTERFAITH RALLY in Ayala on Feb. 29, 2008

EDWIN BACASMAS

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PDI celebrates 29th anniversary  

The Philippine Daily Inquirer marks its 29th anniversary today with simple rites at its offices in Makati City.

PDI celebrates 29th anniversary  

The Philippine Daily Inquirer marks its 29th anniversary today with simple rites at its offices in Makati City.