THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 2, 2019


Posted at Sep 02 2019 11:56 PM

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9 dead in Calamba air crash

Firefighters search for the bodies of passengers where an air-ambulance plane crashed at a resort area in Calamba, Laguna on Sunday. The King Air 350 light aircraft was supposed to bring a patient and a medical team to Manila from Dipolog City when it crashed amid heavy rain. AFP

Probing good conduct

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon attend the Senate probe on the Good Conduct Time Allowance Law in Pasay City on Monday.

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee is investigating the GCTA law after concerns were raised on the possible release of Mayor Antonio Sanchez who was convicted to 7 counts of reclusion perpetua for the rape-slay case of UPLB students Eileen Sarmenta and companion Allan Gomez in June 1993. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Pac Token

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (3rd left) raises a toast with (left to right) his business manager Arnold Vegafria, Jeffrey Lin and Sean Wong of GCOX during the launching of his own cryptocurrency "Pac Token" at a sports center in Manila on Sunday. The Pac Token, the first celebrity cryptocurrency, will allow fans to purchase the Filipino boxer’s merchandise and interact with him online. Maria Tan, AFP

Umbrella protest in HK trains

Protesters hold open umbrellas inside an MTR train during a disruption protest in Hong Kong on Monday. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters threw morning rush hour train travel into chaos on September 2, kicking off another day of potential turmoil after a weekend featuring some of the worst violence in three months of anti-government protests. Philip Fong, AFP

ROKS Munmu the Great now in Philippines

The Philippine Navy band performs during a welcome ceremony for South Korean Navy destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976) as it docks at the port of Manila on Monday. The ship, named after the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty who unified the Korean peninsula in 676 AD, is in port as part of a three-day goodwill visit to the Philippines. Agence France-Presse

Gilas gets A for effort

Gilas Pilipinas guard CJ Perez brings up the ball against Serbia during their FIBA World Cup Group D match in Foshan city, China on Monday. Serbia, a title favorite, beat the Philippines 126-67 to advance to the second round; the Filipinos, meanwhile, were relegated to the classification phase. Ye Aung Thu, AFP

Easing the burden?

A man looks on as he and other farmers wait in line to sign documents as part of cash loan requirements intended to help farmers in Nueva Ecija on Monday. The flood of imported rice in the country under the Rice Liberalization Law is affecting local rice farmers as palay prices have plummeted to to P7 per kilo. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News