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The Day in Photos: 08 March 2018

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 08 2018 10:31 PM | Updated as of Mar 09 2018 12:40 PM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Fire damages UP Shopping Center

A fireman checks the UP Shopping Center in Quezon City after a blaze on Thursday morning. Officials say the fire started at 7:14 a.m. and was declared fire out at 8:53 a.m., with an estimated P500,000 in damage at another lost iconic landmark of the state university. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Cat-astrophe

A tenant secures two kittens inside a box after saving them from the burning UP Shopping Center Thursday morning. The Bureau of Fire Protection recently launched a campaign raising awareness on animal welfare as part of National Fire Prevention Month. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Justice panel vs the Chief Justice

Members of the House Committee on Justice attend the hearing on the determination of probable cause in relation to the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday. The lawmakers said they found probable cause to bring the impeachment complaint against Sereno before the House plenary. Ted Aljibe, AFP

‘It’s about time’

Members of different women’s groups shout slogans and carry placards as they march towards Plaza Miranda to commemorate International Women’s Day in Manila on Thursday. The group pushed for women empowerment through provision of basic rights and called for an end to violence towards women. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

‘Gabriela Silangs’ fight for rights

Members of Gabriela-Metro Manila act as modern-day Gabriela Silangs, representing workers, farmers, and Lumad, as they march towards the headquarters of the Department of Labor and Employment in Intramuros, Manila in observance of International Women's Day on Thursday. The group demanded for the passage of an executive order that would end labor-only contractualization. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

The power of two

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (right) is greeted by Lipa, Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos during an annual judges' conventionin Manila on Thursday. Sereno vowed to fight "bullying" and save judicial independence as President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies launched an impeachment process March 8 to remove her from office. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Uncouth

Students from the University of the Philippines Diliman campus stage a protest inside Palma Hall in commemoration of International Women's Day, Thursday. They criticized President Duterte for his statements encouraging violence towards women rebels. Miggy Hilario, ABS-CBN News

Duterte effigy in International Women’s Day

Protesters look an at effigy in the image of President Duterte during a protest at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila, Thursday. Women and militant groups in the Philippines celebrated International Worker Women's Day with a rally against "rising tyranny and dictatorship." Mark Z. Saludes, ABS-CBN News

For his future

A woman carries a little boy during a protest march to Mendiola in Manila, Thursday. The group aired their frustration over various issues in the current administration as they mark International Women’s Day. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News