The Day in Photos: 14 March 2018


Posted at Mar 15 2018 02:08 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

In defense of police investigators

The head of the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Chief Supt. Roel Obusan, addresses questions regarding the dismissal of charges against Kerwin Espinosa and other alleged drug suspects due to insufficient evidence. Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II blamed the CIDG for not using Espinosa's confession of his alleged drug dealings in the Senate, that led to the dropping of charges. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

‘Not one more’

The lawn outside the U.S. Capitol is covered with 7,000 pairs of empty shoes to memorialize the 7,000 children killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook school shooting, in a display organized by the global advocacy group Avaaz, in Washington, DC, Tuesday. Saul Loeb, AFP

PMA introduces top cadets of Class of 2018

Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria leads the Philippine Military Academy's Class of 2018 dubbed Alab-Tala. Class valedictorian Hontoria is shown with other top graduates. Jun Leprozo, ABS-CBN News

IP groups say no to China-funded dam projects

Members of different indigenous groups troop to the Chinese consulate in Makati on Wednesday to protest dam projects in their communities. The group criticized China’s proposal to construct dams in Central and Southern Luzon, which they said, could submerge more than 16,000 households. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Ortigas haze

A slight haze envelopes the Ortigas skyline as the summer months begin to set in as seen from Antipolo City in this photo taken on Wednesday. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Strewn with trash

A hand-pulled boat ferries passengers across the San Juan River in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday. March 14 commemorates International Day of Action for Rivers, calling for better policies, actions, and improvement for the world's rivers. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Goodbye Aldrinne

Playmates of 13 year-old Aldrinne Pineda weep as they bid him goodbye in Tondo, Manila before his funeral on Wednesday. Aldrinne was allegedly shot by a police officer on the night of March 3, 2018. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News