The Day in Photos, 19 May 2017


Posted at May 19 2017 08:19 PM

65 arrested in Davao City operation

A man wearing a wristband that bears President Duterte’s name waits for an inquest proceeding in Davao City, Friday. Sixty-five people were arrested following a joint operation on Friday by security and law enforcement units in 10 barangays in Davao City that targeted drug personalities, wanted persons, illegal firearms, and known criminal and terror suspects.


Injured on Times Square

Injured people are seen on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City, U.S. on Thursday. One person died and dozens were injured, according to initial reports.

Mike Segar, Reuters

Balikatan 2017 closing

Members of US Marines march during the closing ceremony of the annual joint US-Philippines Balikatan exercise in Manila on Friday. The Philippines and the United States launched the scaled-down annual military exercise on May 8, which focused on counter-terrorism and disaster relief following President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy pivot.

Ted Aljibe, AFP

Groups raise concern over 'militarization'

Members of Kalikasan, together with environmental activists, stage a protest rally outside the DENR in Quezon City on Friday. They raised concern over the appointment of former AFP chief Roy Cimatu as environment chief, AFP chief Eduardo Ano as interior and local government secretary, and other former military officials to key Cabinet positions.


Duterte signs E.O. on Smoking Ban

A vendor smokes beside his cigarette stall, while waiting along a main street in Metro Manila, on Friday. President Duterte signed on May 16 Executive Order No. 26, which prohibits smoking in “enclosed public spaces and public conveyances, whether stationary or in motion, except in DSA (designated smoking areas).”

Romeo Ranoco, Reuters