THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 27, 2019


Posted at Feb 28 2019 02:03 AM | Updated as of Feb 28 2019 03:33 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Metro subway by 2022

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade joins Japanese Ambassador H. E. Koji Haneda and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea during the ground breaking ceremonies for the Metro Manila Subway Project in Valenzuela City on Wednesday. DOTr targets the completion of the 36-kilometer subway rail from Valenzuela to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by 2022. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Catriona’s love

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray hugs a group of children during her visit at Young Focus, a non-profit organization for impoverished children and youth, in Manila on Wednesday. Gray has highlighted education for the poor as one of her advocacies. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

300-gram miracle baby

This undated handout released by Japan's Keio University Hospital on February 27, 2019 shows a 5-day-old baby, who weighed 268 grams at birth months ago, at a hospital in Tokyo. The baby has gone healthy and became the smallest newborn boy in the world to leave a hospital safely. After five months of treatment, the baby boy now weighs 3.238 kilos, is breastfeeding normally, and has been discharged, Keio University Hospital said. Keio University Hospital, Handout/AFP

Trump in Vietnam

U.S. President Donald Trump waves a Vietnamese flag as he is greeted by students during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Office of Government Hall in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday. Trump will be meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the second time in Hanoi to discuss diplomatic issues, which includes North Korea’s denuclearization. Leah Millis, Reuters

The pride of UP

A security guard lowers the Philippine flag as the sun sets at the University of the Philippines Oblation fountain in Diliman, Quezon City on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Campaign heats up

A Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan is held at the San Andres sports complex in Manila on Wednesday. Pro-administration candidates have been busy holding sorties around the country, with opposition candidates challenging them to a debate so they can explain their positions on different issues. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News