The Day in Photos: 07 February 2018


Posted at Feb 07 2018 08:54 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Short on rice

Protesters picket in front of the National Food Administration (NFA) office in Quezon City on Wednesday, amid a reported shortage of government-subsidized rice that would last for less than the 15-day buffer for stocks. The NFA said its stocks got depleted due to relief operations last year and would seek to import rice to replenish its supplies. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Temblor in Taiwan

Rescue workers search for survivors outside a building which tilted to one side after a strong quake rocked eastern Taiwan Wednesday. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake on the east coast of Taiwan has left 4 people dead and more than 100 injured, the government said. Paul Yang, AFP

‘Save us’

Children administered with the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia join their parents during a protest in front of the Department of Health headquarters in Manila on Wednesday. The parents urged the government to provide financial assistance to families affected by the Dengvaxia controversy. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Dengvaxia dialogue

Parents of children administered with the dengvaxia vaccine rally in front of the Department of Health headquarters on Wednesday to air their concerns. The controversial vaccine has drawn national attention after vaccine maker Sanofi warned Dengvaxia could cause severe symptoms for patients who have not contracted the mosquito-borne illness. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Baguio in bloom

Tourists and locals check entries of the landscaping design competition of the 2018th Panagbenga Baguio festival in Lake Drive, Burnham Park on Tuesday. Landscape artists put up their best floral and architectural garden designs a part of the annual 'Panagbenga' Baguio Flower festival now on its 25th year. Jun Leprozo, ABS-CBN News

Caroline and the young poets

Former US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy meets with students after speaking at a forum in St. Scholastica's College in Manila on Wednesday. Kennedy is currently in the country for a 2-day visit which aims to connect young poets around the world. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

No love for ‘endo’

Members of different labor groups hold a protest at Mendiola bridge in Manila on Wednesday. The country’s largest labor groups are united in urging the Duterte administration to immediately sign an executive order that would stop labor-only contracting. Mark Saludes, ABS-CBN News

Low supply of NFA rice

Workers load a sack of rice in a warehouse in Quezon City on Wednesday. NFA rice stocks fell to its lowest in a decade after the NFA Council failed to approve a request to import 250,000 metric tons of rice in November 2017. As of Monday, there were only 65,200 metric tons of NFA rice, which would only last for 2 days. Dondi Tawatao, Reuters