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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 4, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 04 2019 11:58 PM

Making children street smart

A Metro Manila Development Authority personnel teaches children how to cross a pedestrian lane during the re-launching of Children's Road Safety Park in Adriatico, Malate Manila on Friday. The 4,600-square-meter part aims to teach traffic rules and regulations to young people to avoid road accidents. ABS-CBN News

Congested Manila

A truck driver waits inside his flatbed freight trailer during heavy traffic at the Port Area in Manila on Friday. A recent study published by the Asia Development Bank cited Manila as the worst congested city among its 45 member states. ADB urged the government to address challenges in public transportation, housing and urban planning to genuinely address the traffic problem in the metro. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

World Animal Day

A Pomeranian licks its human at an event in Quezon City Friday celebrating World Animal Day, which seeks to make the world a better place for animals. A recently published study by scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom found that at least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market, which is about 50 percent higher than previous estimates. Eloisa Lopez, ABS-CBN News

V for Hong Kong

Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up their hands to symbolise their five demands during a protest against an expected government ban on protesters wearing face masks, at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on Friday. Hong Kong's government was expected to meet October 4 to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, in a move opponents said would be a turning point that tips the financial hub into authoritarianism. Mohd Rasfan, AFP

Windy day

A privately-owned Cessna 172 plane lies upside down at the general aviation area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it was lifted by strong winds, Friday. No one was injured and no other aircraft was damaged in the incident. Raoul Esperas for ABS-CBN News

Teacher's Day protest

Educators and labor groups call for higher wages for teachers as they march towards Mendiola, Manila Friday in commemoration of Teacher’s Day. The protesters are calling to raise teachers' pay to P30,000 to match the increased entry-level salary of soldiers and police officers. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Smiling for World Smile Day

A young Smile Train beneficiary, an international charity that provides free cleft surgery and care to children, instructs BB. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao how to use her phone’s camera while taking a picture with (from left) Bb. Pilipinas International Patch Magtanong, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Resham Saeed, and Bb. Pilipinas first runner-up Aya Abesamis in Taguig on Friday. World Smile Day is held on the first Friday of October every year and encourages people to smile and perform acts of kindness. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News