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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 22, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 23 2019 02:27 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Kapamilyas welcome Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray waves to fans during her visit in ABS-CBN Corp. in Quezon City on Friday. The Fil-Australian, the fourth Filipino to win the Miss Universe crown, is currently in the country for her grand homecoming after winning the title 2 months ago. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Pigcasso

Pigcasso, a rescued pig, paints on a canvas at the Farm Sanctuary in Franschhoek, outside Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday. Sumaya Hisham, Reuters

Wanted: skilled workers

Construction workers navigate an array of reinforcement bars on a building under construction in Ortigas, Pasig City on Friday. The lack of skilled workers in the country has been cited by President Duterte as a cause of delay in the implementation of the Build, Build, Build program and urged skilled Filipino workers abroad to return to the country. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Kris Aquino counters Falcis grave threats accusation

Actress Kris Aquino and son Bimby (right) and Josh (partly hidden) arrive at the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office on Friday to file a counter-affidavit to cause for the dismissal of the case for grave threats filed against her by brothers Nicko and Jesus Falcis. The Falcis camp filed a case of grave threats against Aquino for allegedly threatening to kill Nicko. ABS-CBN News

Fire in Mandaluyong affects 1,000 families

Two men watch as fire engulfs their neighborhood in Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City on Friday. Around 1,000 families were affected by the blaze that reached the fifth alarm and razed more than 200 houses. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Baywatch in Manila

Members of fisherfolk, urban poor, and environmental groups hold a protest at the bay walk on Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Friday. The group launched the Manila Baywatch, a watchdog alliance which aims to monitor the government’s reclamation and rehabilitation of Manila Bay. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News