THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 20, 2019


Posted at Feb 21 2019 01:24 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Impact of Tandang Sora flyover closure

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia discusses the impending closure of the Tandang Sora flyover and its impact to Quezon City residents during a dialogue at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Wednesday. The flyover is set to be closed to traffic on February 23 to give way to rail and road constructions in the area. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Miss Universe Catriona Gray dazzles the press

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray flashes the heart sign as she appears before the media on Wednesday in Quezon City to start a series of homecoming appearances. Gray is scheduled to appear in public and meet her fans in a grand parade in Manila and Makati on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

NDF consultants face multiple murder charges

National Democratic Front (NDF) consultants Vic Ladlad (front) and Adelberto Silva arrive at the Manila Regional Trial Court on Wednesday to attend a hearing on charges of mass murder of members of the communist movement. The NDF maintains the charges are politically motivated meant to scuttle peace talks with the government because the same case was already dismissed in 2005 by a local court. ABS-CBN News

Preparing to close Manila Bay walk

Personnel from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, on Wednesday, prepare the steel bars that will hold the railings needed to cordon off the bay walk on Roxas Boulevard in Manila. The closure was done after people flocked to the area and began swimming despite health hazard warnings issued by the health department. ABS-CBN News

Fast connection needed

A commuter uses his mobile phone's camera to communicate face to face with on the other end at a busy intersection in Mandaluyong on Wednesday. The government said everything is on track with the 5-year rollout plan for a faster connection despite a delay because of franchise and ownership of the designated third telco, Mislatel. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News