The Day in Photos: 04 October 2017


Posted at Oct 04 2017 09:32 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Prayer for the 59

A woman lights a candle at a makeshift memorial near the Mandalay Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, after a gunman killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others, before taking his own life, when he opened fire from a hotel on a country music festival. Robyn Beck, AFP

A “medal of valor” for Ombudsman

Members of the Akbayan partylist group troop to the Office of the Ombudsman to award a symbolic medal of valor to Ombudsman Conchita Morales during a gathering in front of the headquarters on Wednesday. The group commended Morales for upholding the Constitution. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Probing 'fake news'

Presidential Communications Operation Office Asec. Ana Maria Banaag and Asec. Mocha Uson confer with each other during the Senate probe on fake news on Wednesday. The Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media led by Sen. Grace Poe called for a hearing to address the proliferation of false information in social media. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Environment chief gets CA nod

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu attends the Committee on Appointments hearing at the Philippine Senate on Wednesday. The CA confirmed the appointment of Cimatu as Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary, 4 months after President Duterte chose him to replace Gina Lopez, whose appointment was thumbed down by the appointment body in May. Cesar Tomambo, PRIB

Down by the Pasig River

People take a motorized boat as alternative transport under the Pantaleon-Estrella bridge which separates Makati and Mandaluyong, Wednesday. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is looking for alternative solutions to the worsening traffic problem in the metropolis. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News