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The Day in Photos, 6 January 2017

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 06 2017 08:37 PM

Traslacion alert

A member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines unloads weapons as they patrol the vicinity of Quiapo Church on Friday, ahead of the annual Traslacion on Monday next week. The gov't will be implementing stricter security during the religious festival after receiving intelligence reports on possible threats from Islamist rebel groups. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Orangutan 'Pacquiao' with rooster

Orangutan "Pacquiao" joins roosters at the Malabon Zoo on Thursday during an event to bid farewell to the Year of the Monkey 2016 and welcome the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese-Filipino community around the country will be celebrating the New Lunar year of the Rooster on January 28. ABS-CBN News

'Bato' with 'Mike'

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ismael 'Mike' Sueno (right) and PNP chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa (left) during the arrival ceremony at Camp Crame on Friday to lead the traditional New Year's call of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Philippine National Police, and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. ABS-CBN News

Push for SSS pension hike

Members of the Anakpawis Party-list group join a protest rally in front of the Social Security System (SSS) main office along East Avenue in Quezon City, Friday. They demanded the immediate implementation of a P2,000-pension increase which has already been approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate but has yet to be signed by President Duterte. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

Duterte on Russian warship

President Rodrigo Duterte is accompanied by Russian Navy official as he checks the view from the bridge of Admiral Tributs, one of the Russian warships docked at Pier 15 in Manila on Friday. Two Russian Navy vessels are currently in Manila for a goodwill visit, as the Philippines aims to strengthen its partnership with Russia. Rey Baniquet, Malacanang Photo