"THE BIG DAY -- Grooms registered to be married in Manila as part of a nationwide mass wedding in the Philippines organized by the government on Thursday. More than 3,000 couples were wed simultaneously (Boston Globe February 15 2013)."
Philippines OKs divisive contraceptives bill
President signs law promoting sex ed
Philippine church’s influence in the country wanes
Philippine birth-control law is on hold
"SKY LIGHTS -- Thousands of youths released paper lanterns to mark "World Peace Through Meditation" in a bid to break a Guinness World Record at the University of the Philippines in central Philippines. The organizers said they released 15,185 sky lanterns to break a record set in Romania of 12,740 lanterns released in a single event (Boston Globe May 25 2013)."