The Day in Photos: 16 November 2017


Posted at Nov 16 2017 09:15 PM

De Lima attends hearing on drug charges

Police escort Senator Leila De Lima as she emerges from a Muntinlupa City court on Thursday. De Lima is facing criminal charges over allegations she tolerated illegal drug operations at the National Penitentiary when she was justice secretary. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

VP Leni visits Marawi

Vice President Leni Robredo visits the main battle area in Marawi City on Thursday. Robredo called for unity to help facilitate immediate rehabilitation of the Islamic City and to consider the needs of local residents in Marawi’s rehabilitation plan. Courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Sea of water hyacinths

Fishermen struggle to cross a sea of water hyacinths at Laguna de Bay as they approach the Cardona Municipal fish port in the province of Rizal on Friday. A state of calamity has been declared in 14 barangays in Cardona town as at least 8,600 fisherfolk are affected by the plants clogging a portion of the lake, according to municipal officials. ABS-CBN News

Goodbye Train

Passengers watch the front coaches of an MRT train move toward the MRT Ayala Station, after the last coach accidentally detaches from the train on Thursday. Around 130 passengers were immediately evacuated by security guards after the incident. MRT-3 is currently investigating the cause of the detachment. Courtesy of Ivan Villegas

San Beda wins NCAA Men's Basketball

The San Beda Red Lions celebrate after winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 Men's Basketball title at the Araneta Coliseum on Thursday. The Red Lions swept Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Pirates in the best-of-three finals, winning Game 2, 92-82. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Humpback whale dies after 3rd stranding

The body of a humpback whale is lifted ashore after it got stranded for the third time in as many days in Qidong, Jiangsu province, China on Wednesday. The 7-meter long humpback whale died after getting stranded in shallow waters according to local reports. Stringer, Reuters