THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 29, 2019


Posted at Aug 29 2019 11:51 PM

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Another ill-fated ferry

The ill-fated M/V Lite Ferry 16 lies off Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte on Wednesday after fire engulfed the ship as it neared the port. Fishing boats and passing ships rescued 245 people from the burning ferry overnight but three passengers died in the incident. Wilfredo Castro, AP

A warm welcome in China

President Duterte receives a warm welcome upon his arrival at a hotel in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 28, 2019. Duterte's arrival marks the start of a nearly week-long stay, which is geared towards easing tensions in the resource-rich South China Sea. Karl Norman Alonzo, Presidential Photo

Davao flood aftermath

Residents walk past a damaged portion of Bangkal in Davao City, the old residence of President Duterte, on Thursday morning after heavy rains in the mountainside caused flooding in a few barangays in the city. The sudden flooding caught residents by surprise. Several residents had to be evacuated. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

4S vs dengue

A woman looks at a leaflet on dengue prevention distributed by Department of Health volunteers in San Juan on Thursday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque previously said that while the increase in the number of dengue cases in the country is not as concerning as that of other countries in Southeast Asia, the country’s fatality rate is higher compared to others. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Badge of courage

Major Fortunato S. Perez receives the US Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award given by the United States, for his bravery during the second World War in ceremonies held at the World War II Veterans Museum in Taguig on Thursday. Now 96 years old, Perez entered the service at 18 and fought against the Japanese occupation, leading tactical operations in Hagonoy town, Bulacan.

“They were courageous,” Perez said of his men as he recalled how they evaded capture by enemy troops and defeated four enemy soldiers.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Miss World PH presentation

Miss World Philippines 2019 candidates pose for pictures during the press presentation at Novotel Hotel in Quezon City on Thursday. The pageant will be held on September 15, and the winner will represent the country in the Miss World in London on December 15. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

High-level talks

President Duterte joins a Philippine contingent in bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his government in Beijing on Thursday. Duterte’s fifth visit to China is expected to raise the Hague ruling on the South China Sea, as he had previously stated. Robinson Ninal, Presidential Photo