The Day in Photos: 9 August 2018


Posted at Aug 10 2018 02:40 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Blown Away

Police and civilian attendees run for safety as their tent is blown away by a low-flying helicopter (not pictured) in a review of troops during the 117th police anniversary celebrations at the national headquarters in Manila on Wednesday, attended by President Duterte. At least 3 people were injured in the incident.Ted Aljibe, AFP

Riders unite

Transport advocacy group Transport Watch, together with Riders of the Philippines (ROP), Arangkada Riders Alliance and thousands of concerned motorcycle riders took to the streets of Quezon City for a unity ride to stress the call for immediate regulation of motor taxis on Thursday. The group called on DOTr to amend their department order, based on a directive of the Congress, to include motorcycle taxis in transport network vehicle service. Jire Carreon, ASB-CBN News

World Indigenous Day

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and representatives from different tribal groups join a contingent from Taiwan indigenous people as they cap the celebration for World Indigenous Day with a march down Session Road with cultural performances and speeches at People’s Park in Baguio City, Thursday. ABS-CBN News


Children from the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines and Parents Advocates for Visually Impaired pose with ‘superheroes’ during an event at the Manila Ocean Park on Thursday. DSAP regularly organizes activities to support families with Down syndrome children. ABS-CBN News

Remembering Nagasaki bombing

This picture taken at Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki on Wednesday shows people lighting lanterns for atomic bomb victims, marking the 73rd anniversary of the bombing. Nagasaki on August 9 marked 73 years since its destruction by a US atomic bomb. Jiji press, AFP

PH economy slows down

A customer hands over a peso bill as he buys vegetables at a market in Manila on Thursday. Philippine economic growth slowed sharply in the second quarter and fell well short of expectations as a result of policy decisions that included the shutdown of holiday island Boracay, with concern growing in the country over inflation, which hit a five-year-high 5.7 percent in July officials said August 9. Ted Aljibe, AFP