THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 22, 2019


Posted at Apr 22 2019 11:16 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2019 11:24 PM

Philippines' Obiena wins gold in pole vault

Philippines’ Ernest John Obeina joins China’s Zhang Wei and China’s Huang Bokai during the awarding ceremony after winning the gold medal in the Men’s Pole Vault during the Asian Athletics Championship at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. Ibraheem Al Omari, Reuters

Pope's message of peace

Pope Francis waves after delivering his "Urbi et Orbi" ("to the city and the world") message, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday. Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass on Sunday, marking the most joyful moment of the year for the faithful even as the church faced a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. Andrew Medichini, AP Photo

Sri Lanka bombing kills at least 290

A security officer stands guard in front of St. Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday. At least 290 people were killed and more than 500 injured after a string of bombing hit churches and hotels. Dinuka Liyanawatte, Reuters

'Reclamation-free' Manila Bay

Members of environment group Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) together with fisherfolk, indigenous people and other environmental activists hold a protest outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources headquarters in Quezon City on Earth Day. The protesters called for the protection of the country's natural resources in areas like the West Philippine Sea, Manila Bay, and the Sierra Mountain Range. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Stars, staff evacuated from ABS-CBN buildings

ABS-CBN staff, talents, visitors and other individuals are evacuated from the network's buildings in Quezon City following a strong earthquake on Monday. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Luzon near Castillejos, Zambales at a depth of 21 kilometers, Phivolcs said. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Earthquake evacuation

Wearing protective helmets, employees evacuate their office building following an earthquake in Manila on Monday. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook parts of Luzon prompting thousands of people to flee to safety. Aaron Favila, AP

EDSA bus ban dry run

A provincial bus waits for passengers inside its terminal during the dry of the MMDA’s EDSA provincial bus ban. The ban, which takes full effect in June, no longer allows provincial buses to pick up and drop off passengers along the major thoroughfare in an effort to ease traffic congestion. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News