THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 8, 2019


Posted at Mar 09 2019 01:16 AM

Church women for Justice

Women members of different church groups dance during a gathering at the Iglesia Filipina Independiente Cathedral in Taft Avenue, Manila on Friday. The group called for an end to violence and prejudice against women and girls as they celebrate International Women's Day. ABS-CBN News

Inspiring women

Vice President Leni Robredo speaks during the International Women’s Day Summit 2019 organized by the Office of the Vice President in cooperation with SPARK! Philippines at SM Aura Premier in Taguig City on Friday. Robredo highlighted the importance of empowering women to be economically independent to help their families break free from poverty Office of the Vice President/ Handout

Fun Walk for Women

National Parks Development Committee employees gather for a Fun Walk to celebrate International Women’s Day in Rizal Park, Manila, Friday. International Women’s Day is celebrated every March 8 and stands as one of the main focal points for women’s rights and equality. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

No chill for Rice Tariffication bill

Rice producers and members of urban poor groups gather in Mendiola Friday to protest the recently signed Rice Tariffication bill. Critics say the bill would lead to more imports and would flood the market with cheaper rice from overseas, which would affect local farmers. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Lining up for water

Residents fall in line to get water supply from a firetruck in Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong on Friday. A number of barangays in the capital are grappling with water interruptions due to the low water level in the La Mesa Dam reservoir, brought about by El Niño and higher demand from the urban population. George Calvelo ABS-CBN News

Sorbetes for life

Ancieta Tanio sells “sorbetes” or local ice cream outside Pasong Tamo Elementary School in Quezon City on International Women's Day on Friday. Both Tanio and her husband, Godofredo, sell sorbetes to make a living so they can send their 6 kids to school. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Women power

Protesters from different women’s rights groups march towards the La Madre Filipina Statue at the Rizal Park in Manila to mark International Women’s Day on Friday. The groups called for action against misogyny and authoritarianism, slamming disrespectful words sometimes used by President Duterte in his public speeches. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A woman’s drive

Pamela Alarin waits for passengers at a tricycle terminal in Quezon City on International Women's Day on Friday. Pamela, like her husband Warlito Libag, transports commuters to help augment the family income, rather than just staying at home. The Libags have 4 kids. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Woman's bestfriend

A woman grooms her pet dog on Kalaw Avenue, Manila, Friday, International Women's Day. The occasion calls for female empowerment and equality, with this year’s theme being "Balance for Better." Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Strawberry Festival

Patrolwoman Charmaine Manuel of the La Trinidad Police Office shows off some of the entries to the competition for the sweetest and biggest strawberries in La, Trinidad Benguet on Friday. The country’s “Strawberry Capital” celebrates the month-long Strawberry Festival every March. ABS-CBN News