MANILA, Philippines – Here are the news highlights of the past week — in photos.
SUNDAY, SEPT 1, 2013
The transfer of the alleged pork barrel scam queen pushed through two days after the order from the Makati City RTC was released.
US President Barack Obama postponed threatened missile strikes against Syria on Saturday, August 31, in a risky gamble that saw him striving to win more support against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
MONDAY, SEPT 2, 2013
Wrongdoers in Davao, beware. The driver of that random cab passing by might just be Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Day for sea creatures
Playing with stingrays and protecting the dolphins
TUESDAY, SEPT 3, 2013
People say that in this fast-paced age, one needs to pause once in a while. Well, some people took it literally.
Man versus machine
Modes of public transportation are aplenty in the country.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 4, 2013
A divided US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved an amended resolution 10-7, that authorizes US military intervention with a 90-day deadline and bars American boots on the ground for combat purposes.
The Philippines jumps a total of 26 notches since 2010 in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index.
THURSDAY, SEPT 5, 2013
Found on the beach by a fisherman at around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, the whale shark was 6.5 meters long and around 2 meters wide, according to Provincial Fisheries Officer Ellen Voluntad of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Former heads of subsidiary agencies of the Agriculture Department told senators on Thursday, September 5, that they were conned into allowing the transfer of lawmakers’ development funds to fake non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
FRIDAY, SEPT 6, 2013
On the sidelines of the G20 summit, contradictions remained between the two leaders over US plans for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
EU commissioner lobbies for PH support
THE WEEK IN PHOTOS is intended to highlight major, compelling, interesting stories and trends that broke in the past week, both in the country and abroad. All photographs are obtained from Rappler photo stringers, private individuals, government PIOs, public domain websites and wire agencies such as Agence France Presse and European Press Photo Agency, which license use by Rappler.