"The first year of President Rodrigo Duterte is marked with the war in Marawi, martial law in the entire Mindanao, US intervention in a domestic conflict, a stalled peace talks (with the New People's Army) and a restive population because of the worsening economic crisis and we are very far from the change that was promised a year ago. "
8. Man holding placard reading (English) "Yes to peace talks! No to all out war!" pan down to another placard "martial law is not the answer! Peace based on justice is what we need!"
"The human rights record is a very serious concern, it is a bloody mark on the report card of the president and the killings have to stop, martial law has to stop, the militarisation of communities in the countryside have to stop."
10. Protesters holding placard reading (Tagalog) "First year of Digong (Duterte)" with angry and sad emoji faces symbols
Hundreds of Filipino marched to the Presidential palace on Friday to mark the first year of President Rodrigo Duterte in office and remind him of his pledges, as well as holding him accountable for what they called his crimes against the people.
Holding placards and banners such as "Stop killing the poor" and Lift martial law" they made their way through the capital.
Renato Reyes of the Patriotic Alliance group said they were concerned as the country was seeing little of the change that was promised a year ago.
It's been a remarkably turbulent first year for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has left thousands of suspects dead and prompted critics to call his rule a "human rights calamity."
One accused him of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court.
A former state prosecutor, Duterte denies condoning extrajudicial killings and remains popular with the masses who embrace his unorthodox leadership style, profanity-laced outbursts and draconian bent in an Asian bastion of democracy.
Last month, he declared martial law in the south to deal with an unprecedented siege by Islamic State group-aligned militants that continues to devastate Marawi city and alarm the rest of Southeast Asia.
"The human rights record is a very serious concern, it is a bloody mark on the report card of the President and the killings have to stop, martial law has to stop, the militarisation of communities in the country side have to stop" Reyes said.