THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 9, 2019


Posted at Sep 09 2019 11:49 PM

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Typhoon Faxai hits Chiba, Japan

This picture shows the damaged roof of Higashi Chiba station caused by typhoon Faxai in Chiba on Monday. A powerful typhoon with potentially record winds and rain battered the Tokyo region on September 9, causing widespread blackouts and transport disruption and sparking evacuation warnings to tens of thousands. Jiji Press/AFP

Naga to Manila: Procession for Our Lady of Penafrancia

Marian devotees carry the statue of Our Lady of Penafrancia of Naga at the Manila Cathedral after a procession from Luneta Park, in celebration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday. The Solemnity of the Our Lady of Penafrancia will be celebrated on September 22, 2019 to commemorate the Canonical coronation of Our Lady of Peñafrancia as "Patroness of Bicolandia" on September 20, 1924. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Singaporean President in Manila

Singapore's President Halimah Yacob (center) accompanied by mayor Francisco Domagoso (centre left) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Jose Rizal's monument in Manila on Monday. Yacob is on a five-day state visit to the Philippines. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Pork sales slow down

A butcher looks at her unsold meat at the MC Adore Market in Dagupan, Pangasinan as vendors report at least a 50-percent decrease in pork meat sales. The vendors blame supposed inaccurate news reports about an “unknown disease” killing hogs, and insist on the safety of their products because of the city’s strict regulations. The Department of Agriculture announced on Monday that blood samples from dead pigs raised in backyard farms in Rizal province tested positive for African Swine Fever. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

Strengthening ties

Singapore's President Halimah Yacob, right, prepares to take her seat as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte walks to his position during the official Palace Guest Book signing on Monday at the Presidential Palace in Manila. Yacob is on a five-day state visit that aims to strengthen ties between the two Southeast Asian neighbors. Bullit Marquez, AP

Good job

Senator Ronald Dela Rosa gives a thumbs up after Godfrey Gamboa, a person deprived of liberty, said there were "positive changes" in the New Bilibid Prison during Dela Rosa’s time as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief. Gamboa made the statement during a Senate hearing on Monday on the alleged anomalies in the implementation of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA). BuCor officials are under fire for allegedly abusing the GCTA program to allow the early release of some inmates. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Ryan Cayabyab receives Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ryan Cayabyab holds his trophy after being recognized as one of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay awardees on Monday, as he poses with Vice President Leni Robredo and Ramon Magsaysay chair of the Board of Trustees Jose Cuisia Jr. during ceremonies in Manila. The Ramon Magsaysay Awards, which are regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, recognized Cayabyab’s contributions to music. Aaron Favila, AP