The Day in Photos: 12 October 2017
Here are the big stories today in photos.
After 10 years, not guilty
Edita Burgos (right), mother of missing farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, is consoled by Erlinda Cadapan, mother of missing UP student Sherlyn Cadapan, after the Quezon City Regional Trial Court handed down the not guilty verdict on Major Harry A. Baliaga, who was charged with the arbitrary detention of the young Burgos. Burgos, son of press freedom icon Jose Burgos, was allegedly abducted by six armed men and a woman at a restaurant in a mall on April 28, 2007. Mark Saludes, ABS-CBN News
Air patrol with Indonesia and Malaysia
Indonesia's Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, Malaysia's Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussei and Philippines' Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana (l-r) launch the Trilateral Air Patrol at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday. The agreement is aimed at ensuring militants including the Islamic State (IS) will not use the three countries' borders in their illicit activities. Lai Seng Sin, Reuters
Fire razes neighborhoods in California
Fire damage is seen from the air in the Coffey Park neighborhood on Wednesday, in Santa Rosa, California. More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless. Elijah Nouvelage, AFP
When FVR met Mahathir—again
Former President Fidel V. Ramos (center) greets former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (right) at the ASEAN Leaders Forum at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati on Thursday. The forum brings together leaders from government, business, academe and civil society to discuss key issues. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
'Who's the nice guy?'
US President Donald Trump (right) welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Trudeau met the US President at the White House for talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Saul Loeb, AFP