The Day in Photos, 20 January 2017


Posted at Jan 20 2017 09:20 PM | Updated as of Jan 20 2017 10:02 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

MMDA rolls out EDSA zipper lane

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel enforce a "zipper lane" or counterflow lane along EDSA during the program's launching on Friday. The scheme aims to ease the heavy traffic congestion in the southbound lane of EDSA from Quezon City to Makati from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ABS-CBN News

Lumban celebrates Feast of San Sebastian

Devotees carry the statue of San Sebastian to a makeshift decorated barge along the Pagsanjan River during the eve of the town fiesta in Lumban, Laguna. Lumban is one of the oldest towns in the province established by Franciscan missionaries. Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of soldiers, athletes, and policemen. Frances Rosario, ABS-CBN News

Heavy rains submerge parts of Mindanao

A father takes his family to safety after pre-emptive evacuation was ordered amid rising floodwaters in Barangay Buhangin in Butuan City on Thursday. Torrential rains brought by a low-pressure area causes massive flooding in many areas in northern Mindanao. Kleester Macasero, ABS-CBN News

Women groups protest Trump’s election

Protesters burn a U.S. mock flag with pictures of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump outside the U.S. embassy in Manila on Friday. Women rights advocates around the globe organized marches in 57 countries, protesting Trump’s election as the 45th president of the USA. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

A message for Trump

Activists from the “Bridges not Walls” movement display messages on Tower Bridge in London on Friday to coincide with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20 -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. Daniel Leal-Olivas, AFP