The Day in Photos, 21 April 2017


Posted at Apr 21 2017 10:04 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos. 

Melon-headed whale dies

Residents check out a dead Melon-headed whale, which got entangled in a fishing boat anchor at Barangay Camague, Iligan City on Friday. The juvenile whale eventually died after fishermen failed to cut the rope lose, according to the local Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. ABS-CBN RNG

Duterte urged to stand by Lopez

Activists hold an effigy of President Duterte during a protest in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) head office in Quezon City on Friday, ahead of Earth Day. They urged the president to stand by DENR Secretary Gina Lopez's "pro-environment and pro-people policies." ABS-CBN News

Paris, day after terror attack

Bullet impacts are seen on a window at the 102 Champs Elysee avenue in Paris, France on Friday. A police officer the previous day was killed along with the attacker in a terror attack on the Champs Elysees. A total of three police officers were shot at on the city's famous boulevard, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. Christophe Petit Tesson, EPA

Urban poor groups criticize ADB

Urban poor groups and environmental organizations march in front of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila on Friday. The group criticized ADB’s alleged contribution to "dirty energy" by funding projects that allegedly promote environmental destruction and displacement of poor people in various countries. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Duterte tours Russian warship

President Duterte (2nd right) is taken on a tour of the guided missile cruiser Varyag of the Russian Navy's Pacific fleet at South Harbor in Manila on Friday. The Russian warship docked in Manila on April 20 in a visit aimed at boosting ties between the two countries as Duterte pivots his nation's foreign policy towards Moscow and Beijing. Joseph Agcaoili, AFP

Lorenzana visits Pagasa Island

A Filipino soldier looks out from a boat in Philippine-occupied Pagasa (Thitu) island in the disputed South China Sea on Friday. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and other government and military officials visited one of the disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea. Erik De Castro, Reuters