THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 20, 2023


Posted at Mar 20 2023 11:22 PM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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MMDA launches weight loss program

Officers and staff of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority take part in the Batak Trapiko weight loss program in Makati City starting on Monday. The three-month program aims to promote physical fitness among traffic enforcers. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Japan, US Coast Guard to help in Mindoro oil spill cleanup

Members of the Japan Coast Guard Disaster Relief Team and US Coast Guard Oil Spill Response Team pay a courtesy call at the Philippine Coast Guard National Headquarters in Manila on Monday, in response to a request for assistance from the PCG with the cleanup of an oil spill off Naujan, Mindoro. The oil spill from the sunken MT Princess Empress, which was carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel oil when it sank on February 28, has reached Isla Verde in Batangas and affected 131 barangays in Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, and Antique. Jam Sta. Rosa, AFP

PH inflation seen easing by 3rd quarter of 2023

A customer pays for an order of chicken at a market in Quezon City on Monday. Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno conveyed optimism that inflation would ease to 4 percent by the third quarter of the year during a forum with journalists on Monday. The country's inflation rate was 8.7 percent in January and 8.6 percent in February. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA-EFE

Cash aid for Tanza fisherfolk

Fisherfolk line up to receive cash aid after a townhall meeting organized by San Miguel Corporation with residents affected by its sand mining in Tanza, Cavite, on Monday. SMC distributed P5,000 in monthly cash aid for each of the 1,000 affected fishermen or boat owners, as transitional support for the duration of the company’s operation. Some fishermen raised concern on the inadequacy of the financial aid, citing additional expenses they incur as they venture farther away out to sea to match their previous catch in their usual fishing ground. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

US-PH live fire exercise in Nueva Ecija

Army Artillery Regiment and 99th Infantry Battalion personnel who are under the operational control of the 1st Brigade Combat Team conduct live fire exercises of 81mm and 60mm extended-range mortars as part of Exercise Salaknib between the Philippine Army and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on Sunday. The live fire exercise is part of the ongoing eighth iteration of Salaknib, which is set to culminate on April 4. Cpl. Josel P. Sucayan, Philippine Army handout

Credit Suisse take over puts European banks in limbo

A local pensioner protests in front of the Credit Suisse headquarters after Swiss bank giant UBS agreed to take over its troubled Swiss rival, in Zurich on Monday. Shares in European banks sank on March 20 despite a buyout of Credit Suisse by Swiss lender UBS aimed at preventing a global banking crisis. Fabrice Coffrini, AFP