THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 26, 2019


Posted at Apr 26 2019 11:43 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Customs seizes P60-M smuggled goods from Hong Kong

Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero joins Customs District Collector Maritess Martin during the presentation of seized smuggled sugar and firecrackers worth 60 million pesos at the New Container Terminal in Subic Bay Freeport on Friday. The 35x40 containers were shipped from from Hong Kong, according to BOC. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

Jonas Burgos: 12 years missing

Families of desaparecidos and sympathizers gather at Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City to commemorate the 12th year of the disappearance of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, on Friday. Jonas’ mother, Edita Burgos, remains hopeful that justice will still prevail and that she will again see her third-born even after acquittal of Army Major Harry Baliaga, Jr. for arbitrary detention in relation to the case. Maria Tan, ABS-BCN News

Fishing in Misamis Oriental

A crew member prepares to cast his mooring rope as the fishing boat docks at the port in Opol town, Misamis Oriental on Friday. Fishing is one of the main sources of livelihood in the province. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Fresh coat for STOBOSA

Volunteers join representatives of the Tourism Promotion Board led by COO Marie Venus Tan in applying fresh coat of paint at the STOBOSA colorful hillside houses in La Trinidad, Benguet on Friday. STOBOSA, which stands for Stonehill, Botiw-tiw and Sadjap, has become one of the favorite tourist destinations in the province. ABS-CBN News

Red umbrella protection

A man uses an umbrella as sun protection as he waits near the Cultural Center of the Philippines where preparations are being made for the "Aliwan Fiesta" on Friday. Aliwan Fiesta is an annual showcasing of the country’s diverse culture through dance, music and visual arts. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

When lightning strikes

Lightning strikes in the sky over St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on Thursday, as soldiers stand guard following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Catholic church suspended all public services over security fears on April 25, as thousands of troops joined the hunt for suspects in deadly Easter bombings that killed nearly 360 people. Jewel Samad, AFP

Davao gets ready for Palarong Pambansa

A giant durian is prominently displayed at the Davao City Sports Complex on Friday as it undergoes final preparations for the 2019 Palarong Pambansa. The annual national youth sports meet gets going on Sunday, April 28, and will run until May 5. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News