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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 24, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 25 2019 04:07 AM | Updated as of Jun 25 2019 07:41 AM

The mud festival of Nueva Ecija

A man covers his child with mud as they prepare to join the Taong Putik Festival in Barangay Bibiclat, Aliaga, Nueva Ecija on Monday. The feast, where participants bathe in mud and don banana leaves in honor of their patron St. John the Baptist, is celebrated annually to commemorate an incident during World War II when rain poured and stopped the execution of some men from the village by Japanese troops. Jhun Dantes, ABS-CBN News

Groups call for deprivatization of water services

Protesters picket in front of the main office of Manila Water and Maynilad in Quezon City on Monday, calling for the return of water utilities to public control as a supply shortage continued. Manila Water started service interruptions June 22 as the water level in Angat Dam crept towards critical level. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Give me Wattah

A woman collects water as residents enjoy water sprays during the Wattah-Wattah Festival celebration in honor of St. John the Baptist, in San Juan City on Monday. The celebration pushed through despite a water supply shortage in the capital. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Beauties by the pool

Contestants of Miss Earth Philippines 2019 frolic at the pool and smile for the cameras during the pageant’s press presentation at the Diamond Hotel on Monday. The Miss Philippines Earth 2019 Grand Coronation night will be held on July 10 at Cove Manila. ABS-CBN News

Buying spices

A woman picks out onions and garlic at the Balintawak Public Market in Quezon City on Monday. Most of the garlic sold in the country are imported with locally grown garlic taking up only six percent market share. The Department of Agriculture said it was thankful for recent social media posts drumming up market awareness and interest in garlic produced in Lubang Island, Occidental Mindoro which will hopefully translate to a bigger demand for locally grown garlic. Jontahan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Hugpong ng Pagbabago thanksgiving dinner

Politicians arrive at the Manila Peninsula Hotel on Monday night for the administration-backed slate Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s thanksgiving dinner. Nine of the party’s 13 senatorial candidates, campaigned for heavily by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, won the midterm polls. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News