The Day in Photos: 31 August 2017


Posted at Aug 31 2017 09:06 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Philippines to host 30th SEA Games

The Philippine national flag is raised as the next 2019 SEA Games hosts, during the closing ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Bukit Jalil stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. The Department of Foreign Affairs announced last August 17 that President Duterte approved the Philippines' hosting of the 30th SEA Games with Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano heading the organizing committee. Manan Vatsyayana, AFP

SEA Games flag turned over to PH

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano waves the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Federation flag after receiving it from Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Jose "Peping" Cojuangco and outgoing SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar of Malaysia during the closing ceremonies of the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday night. Cayetano will serve as chairman of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Sports Commission

Gordon vs Trillanes

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV confronts Blue Ribbon Committee chair Senator Richard Gordon, as Senator Tito Sotto attempts to mediate during the Senate probe on the P6.4B shabu shipment, on Thursday. Trillanes’ allegation that Gordon was not pursuing some leads prompted the latter to suspend the hearing. He then cited Trillanes in contempt and threatened the former rebel soldier with an ethics complaint. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Pambansang Lakbayan

Over 2,500 participants in the Pambansang Lakbayan from different regions hold a protest at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila on Thursday. The group demanded justice for victims of extra-judicial killings and other human rights violations as a result of alleged attacks in their communities. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

Mumbai building collapse

Rescue workers and residents look for survivors at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai on Thursday. At least three people died and dozens were feared trapped when a building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai after days of heavy rain swamped the city. Punit Paranjpe, AFP

Floodway residents protest demolition

Residents clash with riot police during a protest against the demolition of the former's houses located at East Bank road of Manggahan floodway in Sta. Lucia, Pasig City, Thursday. At least 20 members of Kadamay were arrested and 10 policemen were injured during the dispersal. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Anti-demolition protest turns violent

Police officers arrest a protester after a violent clash ended at the Manggahan floodway in Pasig City on Thursday. Urban poor residing at the East Bank road of Manggahan floodway blocked a road leading to their homes to protest a scheduled demolition by the local government of Pasig. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News