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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 15, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 15 2019 11:39 PM

Students call for press freedom following Ressa arrest

A student holds a placard during a protest at the University of the Philippines-Diliman Campus on Thursday in support of news website Rappler chief Maria Ressa, who was arrested the day before for a cyber libel case. Ressa was freed on bail on Feb. 14 following an arrest that sparked international censure and allegations she was being targeted over her news site's criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Duterte’s 11 senatorial bets

President Duterte raises the hands of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) senatorial bets during the party's Proclamation and kick-off rally held in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on Thursday. Duterte endorsed 11 senatorial bets including 6 non-PDP Laban members completing his preferred candidates list. Rey Baniquet, Presidential Photo

Phase 1 of North-South Commuter Railway project breaks ground

The first phase of the North-South Commuter Railway project, which will connect Central Luzon, Metro Manila and Calabarzon, breaks ground in Malolos, Bulacan Friday. The 38-kilometer stretch of the 147-kilometer commuter railway system aims to start operations by 2021. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Tandang Sora flyover closure

Motorists drive past the Tandang Sora flyover along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Friday, about a week before its scheduled closure on February 23 to give way to the construction of the MRT-7. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Fishing by the Manila Bay

A man catches fish by the seawall of the Pasig River near the Manila Bay on Thursday. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu urged 178 mayors from cities and towns surrounding the Manila Bay to clean up "esteros" as part of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project, which began on Jan. 27. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

'Stop the attacks'

Journalists take videos during the Black Friday protest at Roces Circle in Quezon City on Friday. Journalists and supporters held a brief gathering on Friday to denounce the recent arrest of Ressa and called on the media and the public to protect the freedom of the press. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Sediments reach Great Barrier Reef

This handout photo taken by Matt Curnock on February 13, off Townsville. 2019 and released on February 15 shows sediment (bottom) approaching Central Great Barrier Reef from recent unprecedented rain and flooding around Cape Cleveland, off Townsville, Australia. Runoff from recent floods in northern Australia is flowing onto parts of the Barrier Reef, scientists said on February 14, starving coral of light and providing fodder for the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish. Matt Curnock, AFP