THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 4, 2019


Posted at Apr 05 2019 12:51 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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Show stoppers

Auto enthusiasts take photos of the McLaren 570s GT4 and other cars at one of the booths at the Manila International Auto Show being held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on Thursday. Now on its 15th edition, the show aims to raise the way Filipinos travel and enable them to “Experience the Fun and Function” of the latest auto and motor innovations. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Fishing at dawn

Fishermen get ready to moor their boat after fishing at dawn along the shores of Danao City, Cebu. Sustainable fishing is a key issue in the country as around 60% of Filipinos live in coastal zones and depend on coastal resources for their livelihoods. Charlie Sacdea, ABS-CBN News

Beauties by the pool

Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidates pose for photographs by the pool area of Novotel Manila in Cubao, Quezon City during a press presentation on Thursday. One of the winners of the beauty contest gets to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant where the Philippines is looking for consecutive wins after Catriona Gray took home the crown last year. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Farmers’ protest

Farmers from various provinces stage a protest rally on Thursday in front of the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City calling for agrarian reform that would lead to rice sufficiency. The Philippines, which considers itself an agricultural country, may see its biggest volume of rice imports this year after the passage of the rice tariffication law. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

It's that time of the year in Japan

People on boats enjoy the full blooming of cherry blossoms along the Chidorigafuchi Imperial Palace moat in Tokyo on Wednesday. The most popular flower in Japan blooms for only two weeks in spring and is sought after by many travelers. Koji Sasahara, AP