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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 19, 2019

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Posted at Mar 20 2019 12:08 AM

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Guadalupe Nuevo fiesta

Band members walk along the street after their performance celebrating Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo’s fiesta in Makati City on Tuesday. Fiestas are deeply ingrained in Philippine culture and most, if not all, towns in the country hold their own fiesta throughout the year celebrating religion, culture, or both. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Death by plastic

In this photo taken on March 16, 2019, Darrell Blatchley, director of D' Bone Collector Museum Inc., shows plastic waste found in the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale in Compostela Valley, Davao on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The whale died with 40 kilos (88 pounds) of plastic trash in its stomach, with activists calling it one of the worst cases of poisoning they have seen. AFP

Water rebates?

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Chief Regulator Patrick Ty (far right) and MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco (middle) look at Manila Water President and CEO Ferdinand Dela Cruz on Tuesday during the Senate Committee on Public Services hearing tackling the ongoing water crisis affecting customers of Manila Water. MWSS is mulling penalizing the water distributor over the “unprecedented” outage via rebates for customers around June or July. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Onion farmers call for help

A farmer segregates damaged onions at a farmland in Palayan, Nueva Ecija amid an infestation of army worms. The farmers are urging the Agriculture department to assist impacted communities in the province. Noriel Padiernos, ABS-CBN News

Mourning in Christchurch

Abdul Iskandar, who said he was supposed to be at Masjid Al Noor mosque on Friday, the day of the shooting, is comforted by a bystander as he weeps at the memorial site for the victims, outside the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday. Edgar Su, Reuters

Foreign affairs secretary in China

Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan (left) meets with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. at Zhongnanhai in Beijing Tuesday. Locsin is in China for a four-day state visit upon the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Andrea Verdelli, Pool/ via Reuters