THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 12, 2019


Posted at Sep 13 2019 12:07 AM

Justice for Tondo fire victims

Residents construct a makeshift bedframe after a fire razed their homes in Manila on Wednesday. The early morning fire killed at least three people, according to local reports, and displaced some 20 families. Agence France-Presse

Forest fire in Indonesia

A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest at Rambutan village, in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra province, on Wednesday. Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighboring Indonesia to tackle huge fires tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog. Abdul Qodir, AFP

United for democracy

Local residents sing a theme song written by protesters "Glory be to thee" at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Wednesday. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside. Vincent Yu, AP

Pushing peace talks

Church groups, peace advocates, and human rights defenders call for peace during a forum at Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City on Thursday, amid widespread killings around the country including a string of killings in Negros Island. The groups also called for the resumption of the GRP-NDFP peace talks amid the killings and armed conflict between the government and the NPA. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Vendors' groups oppose road clearing

Rotten vegetables lie on the road after being thrown by members of vendor’s groups at the gate of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) headquarters in Quezon City on Thursday during a protest against the department’s order for local government units to clear road obstruction, including vending stalls, which they say adversely affects their livelihood. The DILG’s order comes as massive traffic jams have hit the metro, costing the country some P3.5 billion daily, according to a study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Not a good day

New Bilibid Prison doctor Urcisio Cenas reacts after he and two other officials were cited in contempt for being “evasive” on Thursday by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee during the investigation on the supposed abuse of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, where some 2,000 heinous crime convicts were granted early release. Bullit Marquez, AP

By the bay

Children play onboard docked fishing boats at a slum area beside the heavily polluted Manila Bay on Thursday. The government owned LandBank recently offered a credit program for businesses that need to construct their own sewage treatment plans to adhere to the national government’s push to reduce coliform at the Manila Bay. Agence France-Presse