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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 18, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 19 2019 12:50 AM

LOOK: Elmo, Cookie Monster to help MMDA's campaign

Sesame Street characters Elmo (left) and Cookie Monster (right) join Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danny Lim (2nd left) and Will De Pippo of Sesame Workshop during the signing on Monday of a 3-year educational campaign for children. The project aims to help children and families learn about road safety, caring for the environment, and preparing for emergencies. ABS-CBN News

Manila Water executives in hot water

Executives from Manila Water (from right), Ferdinand Dela Cruz, President and CEO, and Perry Rivera, Chief Operating Officer, listen to Marikina Representative Bayani Fernando (back to camera) as the latter stresses a point during the House Committee hearing on the water shortage at the House of Representatives on Monday. Manila Water executives admitted their shortcomings, which they said was due to the delay in their Cardona water treatment plant in Rizal. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN news

Back to normal?

Carwash employees busy themselves with an influx of customers in Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong City on Monday. Manila Water President and CEO Ferdinand Dela Cruz, during a House Committee meeting at the House of Representatives on the same day, admitted the company’s shortcomings and said he holds himself accountable. George Calvelo ABS-CBN News

Sea you

Children look on as olive ridley sea turtle hatchlings are released near the shoreline of Natipuan Cove in Nasugbu Batangas on Monday. The turtles, released by barangay councilor Edgardo Herrera, are the most abundant of all sea turtles in the world yet their conservation status is “threatened” because they nest in a very small number of places, and any disturbance to even one nest beach could have huge repercussions on the entire population. Domcar C. Lagto, ABS-CBN News

Netherlands tram shooting

Police forces walk near a tram at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, on Monday where a shooting took place. A gunman who opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht injuring several people, is on the run, police said. Police only spoke of one gunman but did not rule out the possibility there might be others, the ANP news agency quoted police as saying. Robin van Lonkhuijsen, ANP/ via AFP

Hometown advantage

Candidates of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago, together with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (center), attend the city's 82nd founding anniversary on Sunday. A regional party formed by the president's daughter, Hugpong is endorsing 13 candidates from various parties for the senatorial elections on May 13, 2019. Romeo Mariano, ABS-CBN News