THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 27, 2020


Posted at Feb 28 2020 12:44 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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6 killed in Milwaukee shooting

Police investigate a shooting at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Wednesday. At least 6 people, including the gunman, were reported killed during the incident. Sara Stathas, Reuters

A reminder from Pope Francis

Pope Francis leads the Ash Wednesday mass which opens Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Easter, on Wednesday, at the Santa Sabina church in Rome. Pope Francis reminded the Catholic Faithful to spend time reading the word of God and disconnect from their cellphones and avoid verbal violence online. Alberto Pizzoli, AFP

Ex-FHM model arrested in PDEA drug bust

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency presents two drug suspects arrested in a buy-bust operation in Taytay, Rizal, including former FHM model Charlene Mecayer, during a press briefing in Quezon City Thursday. Anti-illegal drug agents seized 11 heat-sealed sachets of shabu worth P68,000 and ecstasy tablets worth P4,500 being sold online. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Promoting love for reading

Katkat Dalon, a Lumad student, reads “Duyan pababa sa Bayan” (On a Hammock down to Town) during a storytelling session and book launch at the Museo Pambata on Thursday. Room to Read, a global non-profit organization focusing on the development of literacy skills and love for reading, embarked on its first book development project in the Philippines for Filipino children who are beginning to read. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Finja says hello on World Polar Bear Day

This recent handout photo released on Thursday by the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, shows polar bear cub "Finja" in her enclosure at the zoo. After 20,964 name suggestions for the baby bear from all over the World were sent in, keepers opted for "Finja" during World Polar Bear Day. Daniel Zupanc, Tiergarten Schˆnbrunn via AFP

COVID-19 cure?

People work on the production line of chloroquine phosphate, resumed after a 15-year break, in a pharmaceutical company in Nantong City, Jiangsu, China on Thursday. Chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for the treatment of malaria, has shown some efficacy and acceptable safety against COVID-19 associated pneumonia in trials, according to Chinese media. Xu Congjun, EPA-EFE

Global dolls

A man cleans the display cabinet of dolls wearing national costumes of different countries at the Museo Pambata’s “Bata sa Mundo” theme room on Thursday. The museum, located in Manila, is an interactive museum that has several theme rooms which promote Filipino global culture and children’s advocacy programs. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News