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The Day in Photos: 07 December 2017

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2017 10:24 PM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

BAYAN blasts crackdown on activists

Leaders of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) hold a press conference in Quezon City on Thursday, condemning the government's crackdown on progressive organizations accused of aiding communist rebels. The group decried the harassment of leader-activists and the killings of 10 Lumad leaders, a Protestant pastor and Catholic priest Marcelito Paez. Mark Saludes, ABS-CBN News

'Stop killing farmers'

A woman joins farmers during a protest in front of the Armed Forces headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday. The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas condemned the spate of killings, which allegedly intensified after the administration’s termination of the ongoing peace talks with communist rebels. Out of 113 alleged victims of political killings, 101 were farmers, according a KMP report. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Miss Universe reaches out to Filipino orphans

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, and Miss Universe-Philippines Rachel Peters pose for photos with Filipino orphans from the Kanlungan sa Er-Ma Ministry at Jollibee- Macapagal branch in Pasay City on Thursday. They are currently in the Philippines for a week-long tour upon the invitation of the Department of Tourism. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Safeguarding human rights

The Commission on Human Rights and civil society organizations launch a consultative caucus for human rights in Quezon City on Thursday. The caucus aims to better respond and uphold human rights obligations. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Santa goes green

An activist in Santa costume, from the Ecowaste Coalition, joins students during a public awareness activity at the Quirino Elementary School in Quezon City on Thursday. Members of the Ecowaste Coalition pushed for waste reduction applying the "3Rs" (reduce, reuse, recycle) as practical steps to decrease the volume of garbage during the holiday season. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

Christmas carol for human rights

Human rights advocates stage a "Christmas caroling" protest for human rights in Quezon City on Thursday. Fears of human rights violations have surfaced anew with the return of the Philippine National Police in the government’s war against illegal drugs. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News