The Day in Photos: 13 March 2018


Posted at Mar 14 2018 02:07 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Trump’s big, beautiful wall

A man looks on near prototypes of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico behind the current border fence, in this picture taken from the Mexican side of the border in Tijuana, Mexico on Monday. Trump is set to visit San Diego to check on the border prototypes on Tuesday. Edgard Garrido, Reuters

PNP’s subpoena power questioned

Workers from Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) protest in front of the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Quezon City on Tuesday, demanding the release of "illegally detained" union organizers. They also condemned the signing into law of Republic Act 1097, which gives subpoena powers to key PNP officials, citing concerns on possible illegal arrests. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Cockatoos and marsupials confiscated in Pasay

Sulphur-crested cockatoos by the hundreds are trapped in cages as they were brought to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center- Biodiversity Management Bureau in Quezon City on Tuesday. The animals, which included several species of cockatoos and marsupials like sugar gliders and wallabies, were rescued from a wildlife trader in an early morning raid in Pasay. The animals were estimated to be worth P5 million-P10 million. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Day of Action for Rivers

Kids collect plastics along Estero De Magdalena in Manila that they can sell to a junk shop on Tuesday. March 14 is commemorated as the International Day of Action for Rivers, which aims to educate the public about the threats to our river systems, and to learn about better water and energy solutions. ABS-CBN News

Commonwealth traffic

Traffic builds up along Commonwealth Avenue as construction of the MRT-7 continues in Quezon City on Tuesday. Heavier traffic is expected along the 22.8-km rail line as it aims to finish and begin operations by the latter part of 2019. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News


A 'tawid-tawid' ferries passengers across the Pasig River from the side of Makati City on Tuesday. For a small fee, commuters use these small boats along the Pasig River to cross areas without or far from any major bridge to avoid the metro traffic. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

PH receives surveillance drone from US

A Philippine Air Force officer stands next to a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, on its launcher, during the turn-over ceremonies of 6 ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at the military airbase in Manila on Tuesday. The United States, on March 13, gave the Philippines its first drone system that would help fight militants in the strife-torn south as the allies hailed "strong relations," authorities said. Ted Aljibe, AFP