THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 22, 2019


Posted at Mar 22 2019 11:50 PM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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National Day of Reflection

Injured people from the shootings pray during congregational Friday prayers and two minutes of silence for victims of the twin mosque massacre, at Hagley Park in Christchurch on Friday. Thousands joined the National Day of Reflection after the deadly attack at 2 Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people. William West, AFP

IPs say no to Kaliwa Dam project

Representatives of indigenous peoples (IPs) from Quezon and Rizal join members of the Philippine Movement for Climate Change during a protest action outside the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System on Friday, in observance of World Water Day. They are opposing the proposed Kaliwa Dam project, citing its impact on the environment and their ancestral domain. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Duterte and Robredo at PNPA graduation rites

President Duterte greets Vice President Leni Robredo during the commencement exercises for the 201 cadets of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Sansiklab Class of 2019 at Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on Friday. Duterte awarded class valedictorian Cadet Jervis Allen Musni Ramos with the Presidential Kampilan while Robredo awarded Merriefin Longcob Carisusa from Medellin, Cebu, Top 2 cadet of Sansiklab Class—the Vice Presidential Kampilan Award. OVP/Handout

Bottle cap art featured in La Trinidad Strawberry Festival

Barangay Balili village captain Billy Bilango applies finishing touches to a non-motorized float made of recycled materials like plastic bottles and caps in La Trinidad, Benguet on Friday. The village hopes to defend its title in the non-motorized float category as part of the annual Strawberry festival celebration. ABS-CBN News

Beating the dry spell

Seasonal farm worker Rosalie Gabor and her daughter Analyn harvest corn in Candon City, Ilocos Sur on Thursday. The farmers harvested and husked corns earlier than scheduled as the dry spell brought by a weak El Niño threatens to damage their crops. Jimmy A Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Water crisis on World Water Day

Residents in Sitio Kasiglahan, Barangay San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal, fetch water while still available on World Water Day, Friday, amid a water shortage in parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province. Some residents were charging a fee for the water due to the scant water supply within the rest of the barangay, forcing others to look for sources as far as Marikina River. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Novaliches-bound bus catches fire along EDSA

Bureau of Fire Protection personnel inspect a bus that reportedly exploded and caught fire in front of Megamall near the Shaw boulevard underpass in Mandaluyong on Friday. No one was reported injured during the fire. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News