THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 2, 2019


Posted at Oct 02 2019 11:27 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Star City on fire

A huge fire rages through the sprawling Star City theme park at the CCP Complex in Pasay City shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Authorities are currently looking at suspected arson as the cause of the blaze. Mark Cayabyab for ABS-CBN News

Star City after the fire

Smoke emerges from the Star City compound hours after a huge fire destroyed parts of the popular theme park on Wednesday. Theme park management announced the park’s closure for the upcoming Christmas season. Val Cuenca, ABS-CBN News

Reading with lola

A girl takes time to read with her grandmother at a Culiat high school in Quezon City on Wednesday. A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that toddlers engage more when stories are read to them with a book instead of a tablet computer, as this benefits a child’s cognitive development. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

30K for teachers

Teachers form the figure 30K during a creative protest at the San Diego Elementary School in Quezon City on Wednesday, in observance of World Teachers’ Day. Public school teachers called for a substantial pay hike, which according to the Alliance of Concerned Teachers was not addressed in the government’s 2020 budget. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Duterte arrives in Russia

President Duterte receives a warm welcome from the members of the reception party upon his arrival at the Vnukovo Military Base Airport in Moscow on Wednesday. Duterte’s 5-day official visit to Russia aims to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries. Alfred Frias, Presidential Photo

Messages for Mother Earth

Candidates for the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant pose with their messages to save Mother Earth following their media presentation on Wednesday in Manila. Contestants from 85 countries will vie for the Miss Earth 2019 title, which organizers have dubbed as a "Beauty Contest With A Cause," on October 26. Bullit Marquez, AP

Not just Star City

A firefighter prepares to go inside the burnt Manila Broadcasting Co. building in Pasay on Wednesday, which was razed together with the nearby Star City theme park. In a statement, company president Ruberto Nicdao assured that its FM radio stations will continue broadcasting and its AM station expected to be back on air soon. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rush-hour flood

Commuters brave floodwaters at the intersection of Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue in Manila on Wednesday during rush hour. A thunderstorm advisory was issued in Metro Manila and Southern Luzon provinces late afternoon resulting in the suspension of flights and ground operations in NAIA. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Happy send-off

Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2019 Samantha Ashley Lo and Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2019 Leren Mae Bautista share a light moment with fellow Binibining Pilipinas Queens during a send-off program at Araneta City in Cubao on Wednesday. Lo is the country’s representative to the Miss International pageant to be held in Venezuela on October 25 while Bautista will vie for the Miss Globe crown on October 21 in Albania. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News