THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 20, 2019


Posted at Sep 21 2019 12:07 AM

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Advising a rebel returnee

President Duterte greets one of the surrenderees during the decommissioning of firearms and forces of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade at the Camp General Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz on Thursday. The group, a breakaway faction of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), signed a peace agreement with the Philippine government in 2000. Albert Alcain, Presidential Photos

Going back to being polio-free

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, (3rd left) administers polio vaccine to a child as he joins members of the private sector on Friday in launching "End Polio Now," a polio awareness and vaccination campaign. Health officials announced Thursday that one polio case has been confirmed in a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur, the first polio case in the Philippines after 19 years of being polio-free. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Global climate strike

Environmental activists from Greenpeace climb on top of one of the facilities of Shell Philippines' Batangas refinery on Friday to unfurl a banner against the use of fossil fuels. The action coincides with global climate strikes in the runup to the UN climate talks leading to the 26th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Greenpeace handout

Groups mark 47th year after Martial Law

Members of multi-sectoral groups gather in Mendiola, Manila on Friday for a program calling for an end to supposed political repression and human rights abuses against those critical of the government’s policies. The groups claim increasing state repression from the current administration as the protest comes a day before the 47th commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law in the country. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Getting a Marcos tattoo

An artist tattoos a portrait of former President Ferdinand Marcos, who declared martial law in the country 47 years ago, on the leg of Cyril Villena, during a tattoo expo in Pasay City on Friday. The University of the Philippines will offer next semester a general education subject devoted to Martial Law. ABS-CBN News

‘There is no Planet B’

Protesters led by students attempt to set a world record for a human globe formation at University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City on Friday in a bid to call attention to climate change. Various groups from all over the country participated in what is expected to be the world’s largest protest against climate change, known as “Global Climate Strikes.” George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Just add water

Visitors take a photo in front of a banner announcing the first Philippine Dive Expo at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on Friday. The expo promotes the country as a top destination for divers and highlights its tropical climate and diverse marine biology. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News