About 50 protesters celebrated St Valentine's Day in Manila by demonstrating outside the Burmese Embassy to demand the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The protesters, carrying heart-shaped balloons, placards and pictures of Suu Kyi, kissed images of the Nobel Prize-winner.
Rusty Dalizo, protest leader, said that the protesters had gathered to show their ''solidarity of love on Valentine's Day 2007."
"We want to show our ''love for the Burmese people, especially their leader, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, whose picture is here, in order to show our commitment to the continuing struggle for freedom and democracy,'' Dalizo added.
Burma's ruling military junta in May last year extended Suu Kyi's house arrest by one year, defying international pressure to free the Nobel laureate.
The junta took power in 1988 after violently suppressing mass pro-democracy protests. It held a general election in 1990, but refused to recognise the results after a landslide victory by Suu Kyi's party.
Information for this report is provided by APTN.