THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 20, 2019


Posted at Mar 20 2019 11:46 PM

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QC fire aftermath

A resident wipes her eyes as her possessions are strewn across the street after a fire hit Barangay Damayang Lagi in Quezon City on Wednesday. The fire, which lasted at least three hours before being declared under control, displaced around 750 families and injured 6. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fire hits QC barangay

Residents and firefighters look on as fire engulfs homes at a residential area in Brgy. Damayang Lagi in Quezon City on Wednesday. The fire, which reached general alarm requiring all available trucks to respond, started around 1:30 p.m., according to the Bureau of Fire Protection. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

“Zero” bill for water disruption

Protesters picket outside the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System in Quezon City on March 20, 2019 as they call for accountability from the agency and water distributor Manila Water for the water shortage plaguing residents in parts of Metro Manila. The Senate and the House of Representatives this week held separate hearings on the massive water interruption in Metro Manila to help address the problem. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Marawi rehab head Del Rosario emotional over resignation call

Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario turns emotional during a dialogue with affected residents at the Provincial Capitol in conflict-stricken Marawi City on Wednesday, after a deluge of complaints and calls for his resignation. Residents from the main affected area will be allowed to return home after it is cleared of debris and unexploded ordnance, operations expected to be done by the end of August 2019, according to TFBM officials. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Foreign Affairs Sec Locsin meets Chinese counterpart

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. attend a news conference after talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China on Wednesday. Locsin is currently in China for a 4-day visit to strengthen bilateral relationship between the 2 countries. Thomas Peter, Reuters

Flashflood hits Papua,Indonesia

People stand as they look at damaged houses after a flash flood hit Sentani, Papua, Indonesia, on March 17, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. At least 80 people were reported killed, hundreds injured and thousands displaced after torrential rains caused flash floods in the area according to local reports. Gusti Tanati, Antara Foto/Reuters