THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 29, 2019


Posted at Mar 30 2019 12:25 AM | Updated as of Mar 30 2019 07:09 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Rappler’s Ressa arrested

News website Rappler CEO Maria Ressa (2nd right) is escorted by police after an arrest warrant was served shortly after her arrival from San Francisco at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Friday. Ressa, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested for allegedly violating the Anti-Dummy Law. Stringer, AFP

Bangladesh fire kills 5

Bangladeshi firefighters on ladders work to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka on Thursday. A huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block March 28 killing at least five people with many others feared trapped in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital. Munir Uz Zaman, AFP

PDEA implements “Oplan Harabas”

Drivers of public utility vehicles submit urine samples during surprise mandatory drug tests conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Quezon City, Friday. PDEA implemented the nationwide testing as part of its anti-illegal drug campaign dubbed as "Oplan Harabas, Drug Test Muna Bago Pasada." Manny Palmero, ABS-CB News

The battle begins

Children rest in front of a fence filled with election posters in Quezon City, Friday. At least 61 million registered voters are expected to vote for the senatorial, congressional and local positions for the May 13 election.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Cayetanos launch campaign in Taguig

Former Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left), who is running for the first congressional seat of Taguig City, and his brother mayoral candidate Lino Cayetano kneel in prayer as they join other candidates during an interfaith prayer rally in Taguig City on Friday. Also in the photo is Cayetano's wife, incumbent Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, who is running for representative of the city's second district. Another Cayetano sibling, sister Pia (not in photo), is eyeing a Senate comeback. Angie De Silva, ABS-CB News

Mocon’s buzzer beater shot

Javee Mocon of the PBA Rookies-Sophomores team makes a game-winning buzzer beater basket over the Gilas cadets-composed Juniors team in the 2019 PBA All-Star at the Calasiao Sports Complex on Friday. The 2019 PBA All Star Weekend events opened on Friday and will end with the North vs South All Stars on March 31. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Graduation at Bakwit school

Lumad children perform a tribal dance during the commencement exercises of some 30 displaced indigenous students in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on Friday. At least 70 tribal students who have been affected by the armed conflict between the government and communist-rebels in Mindanao have continued their classes in a sanctuary in the capital Manila since last year. Mark Saludes, ABS-CBN News

Local election campaign begins

Mayoral candidate Isko Moreno speaks during his proclamation rally at Bustillos Street in Sampaloc, Manila on Friday. Campaign for local positions officially began on March 29, 45 days before the May 13 elections. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News