The Day in Photos: 12 January 2018


Posted at Jan 12 2018 10:22 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Test of roadworthiness

Members of the Field Enforcement Division of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) flag down vehicles for inspection at Taft Avenue in Manila on Friday. Under the “Tanggal Usok, Tanggal Bulok” campaign of the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT), vehicles deemed not roadworthy shall have their licenses suspended and fined from P2,000 up to P6,000. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Better benefits for health workers

Health workers call for immediate action on their delayed benefits and increase in salary during a protest outside the Department of Budget and Management in Manila, Friday. The workers expressed concern on the delayed release of their benefits, especially their performance-based bonus, and the effects of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Talong festival

Students and teachers from various public elementary schools perform in a field demo competition as part of the annual Talong (Eggplant) Festival in Villasis town, Pangasinan on Friday. ABS-CBN News

Manila's 'comfort women' statue

A vendor pushes a cart past a memorial statue that commemorates the Filipino "comfort women" who worked in Japanese military brothels during World War II, erected along a main street of Roxas Boulevard in this photo taken Friday. A message reads "This monument is in honor of Filipino women who were victims of abuse during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945)." Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

19 Camarines Sur town flooded

Residents walk along the flooded streets of Naga City on Friday. Incessant rains which started Thursday evening left at least 19 towns in Camarines Sur heavily flooded, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. Jessa Lylce Mella, ABS-CBN News

Preparing for the New Lunar year

A Chinese worker makes red lanterns for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations on February 15, at a factory in the village of Tuntou in Hebei province southwest of Beijing in this picture taken on January 11, 2018. In preparation for the biggest Chinese holiday of the year - the lunar new year of the dog - the town has been churning out the pumpkin-shaped lamps for over a month. Fred Dufour, AFP

Daily commute

Commuters and motorists are silhouetted on a main thoroughfare in Cubao on Friday. Commuters are pushing for an efficient public transportation system to address the traffic problem in Metro Manila. Dondi Tawatao, Reuters