The Day in Photos: 11 August 2017


Posted at Aug 12 2017 01:22 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos. 

Talayan, QC fire

Firefighters battle to contain a blaze at an informal settler community in Barangay Talayan, Quezon City on Friday. The fire, which reached fifth alarm, was declared fire out by the Bureau of Fire Protection at 12:41 p.m. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

6.3 earthquake hits Luzon

Employees of the Philippine Senate evacuate the GSIS Building in Pasay City on Friday, after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Luzon. The quake struck at 1:28 p.m. local time, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Safer grounds

Students use their hands to cover their heads as they evacuate their school premises after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Luzon Friday, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

10 Vietnamese poachers arrested

Members of the Philippine Navy inspect a Vietnamese vessel carrying 70 dead sharks near the Tapiutan Island and the Municipality of El Nido on August 8. The 10 Vietnamese poachers caught on board the vessel were charged, Friday, with illegal fishing and violation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. Photo courtesy of Philippine Naval Forces West

Marawi after 81 days of fighting

Marawi City as seen from the Mindanao State University on Friday, 81 days after the firefight started on May 23. The military claims the ISIS-affiliated Maute gunmen have been driven to houses near the lake. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News