A young student paints the Philippine flag at the Department of Education booth at the start of the three-day Independence Day activities at Rizal Park, Manila on Monday (June 10, 2024). There were also cooking contests for the best pancit (Filipino noodles) and adobo (vinegar and soy sauce-based meat dish), government agencies with essential services and Kadiwa ng Pangulo stalls selling fresh produce and other items at low prices. (PNA photo by Yancy Lim)