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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: MARCH 12, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 13 2019 12:39 AM | Updated as of Mar 13 2019 07:10 AM

Plastic Prison

A crab is seen trapped inside a plastic cup as other discarded plastics litter the Verde Island Passage, a marine zone rich in biodiversity, in Batangas City. Plastic pollution is a big problem in the Philippines and ranked as the third largest contributor to ocean plastic in 2018. Boogs Rosales, Greenpeace

Bucket buyers

Residents scramble to buy plastic buckets in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday to store water amid water rationing in the city. Eastern Metro Manila has been troubled by water interruptions since last week amid low supply. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Using every drop

Children frolic as they try to take a quick shower from a water tanker's remaining water supply for the day in Pasig City on Tuesday. Parts of Metro Manila are under water rationing. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

No Pressure

Rizal Medical Hospital utility workers bring clean water to the wards for patients’ needs from the hospital’s comfort room located at the ground floor as water pressure was not enough to reach the facility's higher levels on Tuesday after the Philippine Red Cross filled the hospital’s water tanks. Manila Water on the same day said it would give priority to providing water to hospitals, especially those in areas affected by the current water shortage. ABS-CBN News

Estero inspection

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu (3rd from left) and former NCRPO chief Director Vidal Querol (right) inspects the sewage system in Estero Padua in Malate, Manila where the environment department donated a communal septic tank that will service 75 informal settlers’ households on Tuesday as part of the Manila Bay rehabilitation program. Improper disposal of human waste is the main culprit in elevated coliform levels at the Manila Bay. ABS-CBN News

Jinggoy in Baguio

Senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada poses for a photo with supporters during a visit to Baguio City on Tuesday. Estrada, a former senator, has been in the top 10 in recent surveys on preferred senatorial candidates even as he faced trial for plunder and graft over alleged involvement in the "pork barrel" scam. He has been out on bail since September 2017. Jun Leprozo, ABS-CBN

Talaandig tribe’s shaman

Leonarda Saway or Bae Mangangapog, one of the "baylan" or shaman from the Talaandig tribe, performs a betel nut ritual known as “inapogan” to a couple who requested her service in Songco, Bukidnon. Baylans are respected in ethnic communities for their ability to communicate with spirits for guidance. Nikon Celis, ABS-CBN News

How green is your candidate?

Members of the Green Thumb Coaltion launch the “Green Scorecard” during a press conference in Quezon City on Tuesday. The groups aim to gather information and raise awareness on the different environmental policies and positions of candidates running for the May 2019 election. Jhun Dantes, ABS-CBN News

Joy in service

President Duterte shares a light moment with Major Nancy Dacanay of the Philippine Air Force's 15th Strike Wing during an awarding ceremony at Malacañang Palace on Monday. Dacanay is an awardee of the Outstanding Women in Law Enforcement and National Security of the Philippines. Valerie Escalera, Presidential Photo