The Day in Photos, 17 February 2017


Posted at Feb 17 2017 11:38 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Masked gunmen kill 2 in Navotas

Investigators check a crime scene at Market 3 Fishport in Navotas after a shooting incident on Thursday night. The fatalities, identified as Zoren Quiso, 20, and Jason Rivera, 31, who lived in a makeshift shelter near the market after a fire razed the home last month, were allegedly killed by masked gunmen. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News

Robredo visits Surigao

Vice President Leni Robredo visits Brgy. Poblacion, San Francisco, Surigao on Friday to inspect areas affected by the Magnitude 6.7 earthquake. She is set to go to other communities and her visit will focus on how the Office of the Vice President can help in providing basic relief goods, shelter materials, and rescue equipment for the affected families. Cha Villegas, OVP/NPPA Images

Duterte meets with Russians

President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with Russian Federation delegates led by Excellency Nikolay P. Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council, at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on Thursday. Toto Lozano, Malacanang Photo

Frosty vegetables in Atok, Benguet

A farmer attends to his vegetable farm that is covered with frost in Atok, Benguet on Thursday. Farmers in Barangay Paoay in Atok, Benguet reported a drop in temperature to minus-2 degrees Celsius last February 15, but did little damage to the town's vegetables. Harley Palangchao, Reuters

Killings haven't stopped

The body of a man killed by an unidentified gunman lies on the street in Manila on Friday. Shadowy assassins have killed scores of poor victims in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered police to withdraw from his deadly drug war, a rights monitor said on February 17. Noel Celis, AFP