The Metro Manila Franklin Graham Festival, held 2-5 February drew massive crowds to Rizal Park, totaling at least 317,600, including 125,000 on the final night alone. Throughout the event, 33,844 people responded to the invitation to put their faith in Jesus Christ. Saturday morning, 82,500 kids packed the grassy expanse, breaking the record for the largest children’s event ever held in the venue. Crowds at the festival heard Graham’s nightly messages in English and Tagalog, the two languages used interchangeably in the Philippines. Before the festival began, Graham addressed the President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and hundreds of other government officials and city leaders at the National Leadership Breakfast. (Metro Manila Festival)