THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 18, 2022


Posted at Mar 19 2022 12:16 AM

Here are the day's top stories on photos.

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Philippines’ Kathleen Paton wins 2022 Miss Eco International

Miss Eco International 2022 Kathleen Paton from the Philippines joins Ms Belgium Chloe Reweghs and Miss Eco International 2021 Gizzelle Mandy Uys after being crowned during the pageant night at the Triumph Luxury Hotel in Cairo , Egypt on Friday. Miss Eco International aims to promote the importance of environmental action as well as promote tourism across the world. Screengrab from Miss Eco International 2022

Russian shelling destroys aircraft repair plant in Lviv

Smoke rises after an explosion in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Friday. Russian forces on March 18 destroyed an aircraft repair plant in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv but no one was hurt, the mayor said. Lviv is the largest city in western Ukraine and a popular tourist destination known for its picturesque views. Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP

Shanghai pushes through with mass testing amid COVID-19 spike

Workers wearing protective gear look on as people wait to be tested for COVID-19 at a residential compound in Shanghai on Friday. The Chinese commercial hub is pushing ahead with a mass testing initiative as it tries to curb a new spike in infections, but some districts were easing lockdown rules in an effort to minimize disruptions. Hector Retamal, AFP

Pilipinas Debates 2022 all set

Newly appointed Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan (R), Commissioner George Garcia (L) and spokesperson James Jimenez (center) inspect the stage of the Presidential debates venue on Friday, a day before the actual event at the Sofitel Tent in Pasay. All presidential candidates have committed to participate except former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. ABS-CBN News

Isko 'apirs' in Cavite sortie

Halalan 2022 Presidential hopeful Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso greets supporters in Cavite during a sortie on Friday. The Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer during a recent town hall meeting in Sorsogon City said he is hoping to get more campaign resources but denied his war chest is nearing empty more than a month after the official campaign period for the 2022 national elections began. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News