The Day in Photos: 23 January 2019


Posted at Jan 24 2019 12:24 AM | Updated as of Jan 24 2019 01:20 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Manila Bay rehab is next

Officials and employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development gather at Manila Bay and take part in a cleanup drive on Wednesday. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will start the rehabilitation of Manila Bay on January 27. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

The Chinese trains are coming

Passengers get ready to board one of the Dalian train coaches as it undergoes validation testing at the MRT-3 on Wednesday. The testing for rail-worthiness led by the Department of Transportation and the Philippine National Railways, from January 23 up to February 1, 2019, would help bring more coaches to the MRT's fleet of ageing trains. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Back to business after BOL plebiscite

Residents sell fresh seafood near the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, The Sultan Hassal Bolkiah Masjid, in Barangay Kalanganan, Cotabato City on Tuesday, one day after the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. The Sultan Hassal Bolkiah Masjid is the largest mosque in the country. The poll was generally peaceful despite scuffles between critics and supporters of the BOL in some areas. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Niagara freezes over

An aerial photo taken over the American side of the world famous waterfall shows water flowing around ice due to subzero temperatures in Niagara Falls, New York, U.S. on Tuesday. A winter storm, with temperatures dropping 20 degrees below zero, hit the northeastern part of the USA, causing power outages and killing at least 10 people. Dronebase, Reuters

Pope Francis leaves for World Youth Day in Panama

Pope Francis waves before taking the plane to participate in the World Youth Day 2019 in Panama city, at Fiumicino airport in Rome, on Wednesday. Pope Francis will be joining around 150,000 young people from 155 countries during the 14th World Youth Day in Panama, which will end on January 27. Vincenzo Pinto, AFP

Manila Zoo ordered closed

A worker feeds 44-year-old Mali, a Sri Lankan elephant, at the Manila Zoo on Wednesday. The 5.5-hectare zoo, found to be releasing untreated sewage into Manila Bay, is closed to the public until it finishes installing a sewage treatment plant.Ted Aljibe, AFP

The long road to justice

Journalists commemorate the Maguindanao Massacre in simple rights at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on Wednesday as the case turns 10 years old without any resolution. The massacre remains as one of the most brutal attacks on journalists worldwide, which resulted in 58 deaths, 32 of whom were journalists. Fernando Sepe, Jr, ABS-CBN News