The Day in Photos: 21 January 2019


Posted at Jan 21 2019 10:25 PM

Duterte pays respect to Henry Sy

President Duterte pays his last respects to the late Chinese-Filipino business magnate Henry Sy at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City on Sunday. Public viewing of Sy’s remains will be until January 23 and interment on January 24, according to a release issued by the family. Valerie Escalera, Presidential Photo

Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite

Voters gather around election officials to get their ballots at the Amai Pakpak Elementary School in Marawi City on Monday. At least 2 million voters from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Cotabato City, and Isabela City in Basilan are set to cast to votes for and against the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

A vote for BOL

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim casts his vote during the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) Plebiscite at Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat on Monday. Republic Act 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law pushes for a new political entity called the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, which will be governed by a parliamentary-democratic government. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Pinoys attend World Youth Day

Pilgrims from the Philippines take a selfie ahead of Pope Francis' visit for World Youth Day in Cocle, on the outskirts of Panama City, Panama on Saturday. The World Youth Day opens on January 22 and ends on January 27. Erick Marciscano, Reuters

Wolf Moon

The so-called Super Blood Wolf Moon slips into Earth's dark umbral shadow during a total lunar eclipse behind the Tours cathedral on Monday. Guillaume Souvant, AFP

Teachers secure ballots

Teachers from Cotabato City Central Pilot School secure ballot boxes as they travel in the evening after precincts closed for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite on Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

River crossing

Commuters take a 4-peso boat ride crossing the Pasig River as an alternative means of transportation in Mandaluyong City on Monday. Commuters are experiencing heavier traffic after the Department of Public Works and Highways ordered the closure of the Pantaleon-Estrella bridge that connects Makati and Mandaluyong City. The Chinese grant-aid project will make it a 4-lane (from a 2-lane) bridge. It is expected to be completed in 2021. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News