THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 5, 2019


Posted at Mar 05 2019 08:33 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Manila Bay dredging

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) personnel get ready to use heavy equipment for dredging activities at the Manila Bay’s baywalk area on Tuesday. The 2,000-square kilometer bay is currently undergoing rehabilitation after it was found that it contains extreme levels of coliform. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Inflation cools to 3.8 percent in February

A vendor tends to her produce at the Tandang Sora Public Market in Quezon City, Tuesday. Inflation slowed down to 3.8 percent in February, falling within the central bank's 2 to 4 percent target. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Greenpeace Protest

Environmental activists from Greenpeace get ready to unfurl banners reading "Stop Single-Use Plastic" on the side of a garbage barge on the way to a dump site along the coast of Manila Bay, Tuesday.The campaign focuses on changing the habit in the production and consumption of plastic products for one-time use only. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fire hits San Antonio, QC

Fire guts several houses in Barangay San Antonio in Quezon City, Tuesday. The Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Bureau of Fire Protection are actively campaigning for early response and mitigation of fires in observance of National Fire Prevention Month this March. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A gift for President Duterte

President Duterte and artist Louie Gordon Yu Lee exchange pleasantries after the latter presented a portrait painting to the President at the Malacañan Palace on Monday. The painting, which shows the image President Duterte standing with Mt. Apo in the background, was given in appreciation of Duterte’s effort towards nation-building, according to the artist. Karl Alonzo, Presidential Photo

A young man and the sea

A fisherman waits on board his boat in Manila Bay as the sun rises on Tuesday. The rehabilitation of Manila Bay is seen as a positive step in addressing the bay’s pollution thus improving the livelihood of fishermen residing around the bay. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News