Illegal Chinese nationals
Chinese nationals are held in a room in Puerto Princesa, Palawan in this Sept. 16, 2019 photo provided by the Bureau of Immigration. The Philippine immigration bureau said its agents have arrested 324 Chinese in a crackdown on large numbers of Chinese who mostly entered the country as tourists and then worked for online gambling operations, which are illegal in China. Bureau of Immigration/via AP
Haze blankets Singapore
This overview shows the Marina Bay Sands hotel and resort blanketed by haze in Singapore on Wednesday. Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed thousands of schools across the country and in neighboring Malaysia while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city's Formula One motor race. Roslan Rahman, AFP
Last day to surrender or else...
Former prisoners freed by the Bureau of Corrections under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) scheme return to the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa on Thursday, the last day of President Duterte's 15-day period to surrender. Duterte ordered the re-arrest of 1,914 convicts released under the GCTA law following allegations of corruption in its implementation. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
Bomb threat in Mapua, Intramuros
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams secure the area in front of Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila, on Thursday following a bomb threat against the school. The school administration canceled all classes and ordered the evacuation of students and faculty members from its Intramuros and Makati campuses. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
'Pison break': Road clearing operation in Manila
Members of the public works office of the City Hall of Manila use acetylene torches to cut through metal from an abandoned steamroller or "pison" and asphalt paver on Thursday as part of road clearing work in the city. Other cities have 10 days left before the deadline set by the Department of the Interior and Local Government for road clearing operations in a bid to ease vehicular traffic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
'Araw-araw sa Maynila'
People enjoy paintings on display at Bulwagang Rodriguez at the Manila City Hall on Thursday. The paintings are part of the “Araw-araw sa Maynila” exhibit, a tribute to artists Carlos "Botong" Francisco and Lucio San Pedro, featuring the art and music of Angono, Rizal. The paintings will be on view until September 30. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Ex-CIDG chief appears at Senate probe on BuCor corruption
Former Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief and now Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong gestures as he testifies during the resumption of the Senate probe on alleged corrupt practices inside the state penitentiary at the Senate building in Pasay City on Thursday. Magalong revealed several ways that moneyed convicts, particularly Chinese drug lords, secure their release or get hospital passes. Bulitt Marquez, AP