Posted at Mar 15 2019 11:50 PM

Cherry blossoms in China

Visitors take pictures under blooming cherry blossoms at a botanical garden in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China on Thursday. The colorful flowers usually bloom between March and April and is associated with spring. China Stringer Network/ via Reuters

Deadly shooting in Christchurch

An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. Al Noor was one of two mosques hit by shootings which so far has left 40 dead and 20 injured, many of them critically. Martin Hunter, SNPA via Reuters

Water distribution

Residents of Barangay San Juan, Mandaluyong City scramble to fill their buckets during water rationing by the local government on Monday amid a water shortage in parts of Metro Manila. Several barangays in the city are set to recommend the declaration of a state of calamity brought about by the water shortage. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Waiting for water

Residents queue to receive water distributed from a water tank truck in the wee hours of the morning in Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City on Friday. Manila has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours for rationed water. Noel Celis, AFP

No pail, no problem

A boy uses a small plastic bottle to take advantage of the delivered water in Mandaluyong City by taking a quick bath as another child reacts. Metro Manila residents have found different ways of coping with the worst water shortage the metropolis has experienced in years. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MWSS protest

Protesters led by Bayan and Gabriela hold a protest in front of the gate of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in Quezon City on Friday to condemn the recent water shortage gripping parts of Metro Manila. President Duterte has ordered the water regulator to demand water service providers Maynilad and Manila Water to release the water from Angat Dam to address the water crisis. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News