The Day in Photos, 09 March 2017


Posted at Mar 10 2017 12:21 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Gunned down

Police investigators inspect the bodies of Efren Romero Jr., 26, and another victim (not seen in the picture) after they were gunned down by unidentified assailants along Luzon Avenue, Barangay Old Balara, in Quezon City on Thursday. According to police, Romero was a drug user while his companion was an alleged drug pusher. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Duterte pays tribute to 4 slain policemen

President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by PNP Director General Roland Dela Rosa, offers his hand to one of the children of the late PO1 Rholly Benelayo during his wake visit at the Bansalan Municipal Lobby in Davao del Sur on Thursday. Benelayo was one of the four police officers who were killed in an ambush by suspected members of the New People's Army in Bansalan, Davao del Sur on March 8, 2017. Robinson Niñal, Malacanang Photo

'Shabu' found in candy packs

A Customs police officer shows seized sachets of the illegal drug methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as "shabu," during a press conference at the Bureau of Customs' office at the Manila airport on Thursday. The illegal drugs with a street value of P5.5 million, which were found hidden inside a backpack on March 2, will be turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to be destroyed. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Police drug buy-bust operations resume

A suspected illegal drug pusher and three suspected illegal drug users cover their faces onboard a police mobile after being arrested in a buy-bust operation along Arayat, Cubao in Quezon City. The government reactivated its anti-illegal drugs operation with the launching of the new Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (P-DEG) early this week. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Angel’s guns

Philippine National Police-National Capital Region Director Oscard Albayalde (right) and Quezon City Police District head Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar (center) presents to media recovered cache of firearms on Thursday. The PNP confiscated various firearms and live ammunition from the residence of Angel Manalo at the Iglesia ni Cristo compound in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. ABS-CBN News