The Day in Photos, 12 May 2017


Posted at May 12 2017 08:38 PM


Members of the Philippine National Police - Community Relation Group distribute chocolate cupcakes and Mother’s Day greeting cards to queueing mothers at the MRT Cubao Station in Quezon City, Friday. Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world every second Sunday of May.



Joana Chris Arpon (left), an Israeli soldier from a search and rescue unit, whose parents immigrated from the Philippines, helps evacuate her comrade during a drill at Tzrifin military base in central Israel on Wednesday. Arpon got motivated to join the search and rescue unit of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) after her grandmother was rescued by the IDF in 2013.

Amir Cohen, Reuters


President Rodrigo Duterte and Honeylet Avanceña board Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 to Hong Kong at the Phnom Penh International Airport after attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the ASEAN at the Sokha Hotel, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Thursday.

Malacanang Photo


Members of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY) from Sitio San Roque, Quezon City, throw tomatoes during a protest outside the National Housing Authority along Elliptical Road in Quezon City on Friday. The group condemned the scheduled demolition of their homes on May 16.

Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News


A U.S. military soldier (left) talks to a Filipino soldier, while a mock rescuer comes out from a rubber tube, as part of an earthquake scenario during the Philippines and United States annual Balikatan (shoulder to shoulder) exercises inside the Fort Magsaysay military headquarters in Nueva Ecija province on Friday.

Romeo Ranoco, Reuters


Members of Joint Task Force Basilan, consisting of the 4th Special Forces Battalion and 3rd Scout Ranger Regiment, pose for photos after seizing an Abu Sayyaf camp site at Barangay Pamatsaken, Sumisip, Basilan on Thursday. The troops also recovered explosive components capable of making improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Photo courtesy of 4th Special Forces Battalion