The Day in Photos: 3 January 2018
Here are the big stories today in photos.
Philippine stock market reopens for 2018
A trader talks on the phone while holding a horn on the other hand moments before the first day of trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati, Wednesday. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News
Stop the 'TRAIN'
Labor groups protest against the recently implemented Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law in Manila on Wednesday. Critics protest the tax reform measure for impacting the low-wage earners with rising prices of certain goods despite tax exemptions for them. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Secure the Nazareno
Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team patrols the vicinity of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Tuesday. Thousands of Nazareno devotees flock to Quaipo Church with 6 days left before the annual Traslacion. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
No sugar for my honey
A worker arranges cases of soft drinks at a store warehouse along Kamias Road in Quezon City Wednesday. Soft drink prices are expected to rise with the imposition of taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages to raise revenues as part of the Duterte administration’s tax reform package. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News
Fire hits Freddie Aguilar’s house
Jonan Aguilar inspect the gutted house of his father, singer Freddie Aguilar at North Fairview Residence in Quezon City on Wednesday. The fire, which started 11PM Tuesday evening, started at Aguilar’s music room according to reports. ABS-CBN News