The Day in Photos: 17 August 2017
Here are the big stories today in photos.
The body of a man, who police said was killed in a spate of drug- related violence, is silhouetted near a police car and police investigators in Manila on Wednesday evening. At least 25 people were reported killed in Manila in different anti-crime operations, which came a day after 32 were killed in anti-drug raids in Bulacan.Dondi Tawatao, Reuters
Tenants vacate the Sunvar premises in Makati in the wee hours Thursday, with fear of possible lockdown after the 3-day deadline issued by a trial court for Sunvar Realty Development Corporation to vacate the government-owned property lapses Friday. Tenants are calling for an extension of the deadline to give them more time to transfer their properties to a new site. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News
This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks,” during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia. The Philippine men’s hockey team aims to win a gold medal in next week’s games in Kuala Lumpur — a far cry from the early days when the members learned of the sport through Disney movies. Ted Aljibe, AFP
People living in a settlement walk about, as the skyline of Manila’s financial district is seen in the background, on Thursday. The Philippine economy grew by 6.5 percent from April to June, likely one of the fastest in Asia, the government said on August 17, defying concerns over President Rodrigo Duterte’s unconventional leadership. Noel Celis, AFP
Singapore’s Chiam Kun Yang (right) competes against the Philippines’ Frazier Alamara during their men’s water polo round match at the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the National Aquatic Center in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia on Thursday. Mohd Rasfan, AFP