The Day in Photos: 11 December 2017


Posted at Dec 11 2017 08:14 PM | Updated as of Dec 11 2017 08:15 PM

Senate probes DOH’s Dengue immunization program

Senator Richard Gordon speaks with former Health Secretary Janette Garin, former Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and current Health Secretary Francisco Duque III during the Senate inquiry on DOH’s Dengue Vaccine program on Monday. The probe has been called to address concerns on Sanofi Pasteur’s recent announcement on the possible effects of the Dengvaxia vaccine administered to an estimated 800,000 Filipino students. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fr. Paez laid to rest, clergy calls for justice

Members of the Catholic clergy carry the remains of Fr. Marcelito Paez during a Mass prior his interment in San Jose, Nueva Ecija on Monday. Fr. Paez was gunned down by unknown assailants last December 4, the day he helped in the release of political prisoner Rommel Tucay in Cabanatuan City, according to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Noriel Padiernos, ABS-CBN News

PDEA seizes P57.6 million worth of shabu

Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) present parcels containing methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” during a press conference on Monday. According to PDEA, the P57.5 million worth of illegal drugs were intercepted in two separate operations in Pasay City. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Protest at the House over power contracts

Protesters picket outside the House of Representatives as the investigation on alleged 'midnight deals' between the Energy Regulatory Commission and the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) resumes on Monday. Critics claim the ERC favored MERALCO in certain power deals, which the power distributor has denied. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MMDA tests Carpool lane in EDSA

Traffic Enforcer Noel Belir from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority takes footages of vehicles during the first day of the one week dry run of the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along EDSA on Monday.

Vehicles with two passengers or more shall be allowed to pass through the car pool lane or HOV lane in the leftmost lane of EDSA, according to MMDA. Motorcycle riders should strictly stay on the fourth lane from the right sidewalk, and private vehicles prohibited on the yellow lane as part of the scheme. George Calveo, ABS CBN News

Anti-nuke campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize

Leader of the Nobel Committee Berit Reiss-Andersen, Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow and Executive Director of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) Beatrice Fihn, are seen at the City Hall on the occasion of the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN, in Oslo, Norway on Sunday. NTB Scanpix/TBerit Roald via Reuters