The Day in Photos: 09 February 2018


Posted at Feb 09 2018 11:40 PM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Preparing for Lent

Fr. Jerry Habunal, a Catholic priest, leads the burning of dried palm leaves for Ash Wednesday rites at the Our Lady of the Abandoned Diocesan Shrine Parish in Muntinlupa City on Friday. Ash Wednesday ushers the beginning of the 40-day Lenten Season observed by Catholic devotees. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

UP Bike Share

University of the Philippines students take bicycles from a UP Bike Share station in Philcoa to get to the campus in Quezon City on Friday, amid a shortage of jeepneys plying the UP route.

The government is pushing for a jeepney modernization program that seeks to remove old and dilapidated jeepneys from the streets. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Students push for free education

Student protesters picket in front of the Commission on Higher Education in Quezon City on Friday, leading to a larger protest on February 23. President Duterte recently threatened UP students protesting his administration's policies that he would give their slots in the state university to Lumad students. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Circling comely Mayon

Members of the Philippine Air Force join representatives from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in an aerial inspection around Mayon Volcano on Friday morning. Entry within the 8-kilometer extended danger zone is prohibited as Alert level 4 remains up for Mayon Volcano. Val Cuenca, ABS-CBN News

Leaning building in Taiwan to be demolished

Japanese rescue workers look at the Yun Tsui building (center), which is leaning at a precarious angle, in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Friday, after the city was hit by a 6.4-magnitude quake late on February 6. Taiwan began demolishing three dangerously damaged buildings on February 9 as rescue workers combed the rubble of a hotel in a last-ditch effort to find seven people still missing after a deadly earthquake. Anthony Wallace, AFP

Ortigas carpool

Passengers alight from a UV Express along Julia Vargas Avenue in Pasig City, which will implement a carpool lane on the busy street in a bid to encourage carpooling and reduce traffic at the Ortigas Business District, on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Philippines competes at 2018 Winter Olympics

The flag of Philippines is paraded during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday. Michael Martinez and Asa Miller will be representing the Philippines in figure skating and alpine skiing, respectively. Pawel Kopczynski, Reuters

Binondo’s charm

Filipino-Chinese visit a lucky charms store in Chinatown in Binondo on Friday, in preparation for the Lunar New Year celebration on February 16. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News