THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 7, 2019


Posted at Mar 07 2019 11:30 PM | Updated as of Mar 08 2019 12:13 AM

Marked for Lent

This photo taken and handed out on March 6, 2019 by the Vatican Media shows Cardinal Jozef Tomko (R) marking the sign of the cross with ashes on the forehead of Pope Francis during Ash Wednesday Mass, which opens Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Easter, at the Santa Sabina church in Rome. Vatican Media, Handout/AFP

Farmers call for Año’s arrest for red-tagging

Farmers from the Southern Tagalog region call for the arrest of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año over alleged 'political crimes' against farmers and civilians, during a protest in front of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Quezon City on Thursday. They blamed Año, a former military chief, for the reported red-tagging of farmers and civilians under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program or e-CLIP. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Grace Poe in Baguio

Senator Grace Poe is mobbed upon arrival at the Baguio City Public Market on Thursday morning. Poe graced a youth forum hosted by the University of the Cordilleras. ABS-CBN News

Duterte welcomes Mahathir

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) walks with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (center right) as they inspect troops during a welcome ceremony at the Malacañang Palace grounds in Manila on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The Malaysian leader is in Manila for a 2-day official visit, his first since returning to power in May 2018. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Women peace advocates

Women peace advocates and supporters call for the release of Philippine Peace Center Executive Director Rey Casambre and wife Cora for alleged false charges filed by the government during a protest at the National Council of Churches in the Philippines in Quezon City on Thursday, the eve of International Women's Day. The protest aims to highlight the cases of political prisoners, many of whom are women. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Billionaires' conversation

Manny Villar and Teresita Sy-Coson have a conversation at the sidelines of the Makati Business Club forum at Makati Shangri-La Hotel on Thursday. Villar, according to Forbes, is the Philippines' richest person with a net worth of US$5.5 billion, while Sy-Coson is 9th richest (tied with 2 of her brothers) with a net worth of $2.2 billion. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Water in La Mesa Dam: Going, going...

The water level at La Mesa Dam in Quezon City reaches near critical level at 69.35 meters above sea level (masl) compared to 80.15 masl Normal High Water level, on Thursday. Manila Water cited increased water demand of around 1.7 billion liters per day as a cause of the decreasing water level. Water service providers urged the public to use water efficiently as a mild El Niño affects the country. ABS-CBN News