The Day in Photos: 16 October 2017


Posted at Oct 16 2017 09:58 PM | Updated as of Oct 16 2017 10:10 PM

Keeping afloat

Children float on a makeshift raft made of discarded boards and styrofoam as they collect recyclable plastic bottles drifting with garbage along the coast of Manila Bay at the slum area in the Baseco Compound on Monday. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

Five months of war

Smoke billows from destroyed buildings after government troops fired mortars at the position of Maute rebels in Marawi on Sunday. Philippine troops on October 15 bombed militants loyal to the Islamic State group who have held out for over four months in a southern city. The military said the conflict would be over "very soon". Ferdinandh Cabrera, AFP

No to new 'kings of the road'

Activists stage a transport strike against the government's public vehicle modernization program in Quezon City on Monday. The government's modernization program aims to replace vehicles aged 15 years and above for newer and eco-friendly models. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Die-in vs jeepney phase-out

Members of the No To Jeepney Phase-Out Coalition Metro Manila hold a die-in protest at the intersection of España Boulevard and Lardizabal Street in Manila as part of a transportation strike on Monday. The group is opposing the expensive jeepneys under the phase-out plan of the Duterte government and the alleged corporate take-over of public utility vehicles in the country. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Oplan Greyhound in Manila City Jail

Detainees sit next to a mural of President Duterte while authorities search through belongings for illegal contraband inside the Manila City Jail on Monday. The words on the mural read "Steer away from illegal drugs to save your life and in turn, will save the country's". Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

The end is near: Maute, Hapilon killed

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año shows photos of Omarkhayam Maute (left) and Isnilon Hapilon (right) during a press conference at a military camp in Marawi on Monday. Hapilon, said to be the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, was killed during a battle between government forces in Marawi on Monday. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News