THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 7, 2019


Posted at Oct 08 2019 12:07 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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Baguio produces 7.8 km longganisa

Students from various Baguio universities join members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio City as they showcase the 7.8 km longest spicy longganisa links along Session Road on Sunday. The longganisa, made of 3,633 kilos of pork meat, was prepared by the Alabanza meat store in Baguio City for at least 2 months. Jun Leprozo, ABS-CBN News

Duterte back from Russia

President Duterte is accorded foyer honors upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on Sunday following his five-day official visit to the Russian Federation. The Russian government expressed commitment to assist the Philippines in its campaign against terrorism, according to Senator Bong Go. King Rodriguez, Presidential Photo

Commuter woes rise amid LRT-2 closure

Commuters in Marikina City take special buses that traverse Santolan to Cubao and vice-versa on Monday, amid the temporary closure of the LRT-2. The LRT-2 remains closed after a fire hit one of the train's power transformers on October 3, with a possible partial reopening on October 8 or 9 according to the LRTA. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

When lightning strikes

This photo taken on the evening of October 5, 2019 shows a lightning strike off the western coastal town of Baler, Aurora province facing the Pacific Ocean. PAGASA is currently monitoring the movement of Typhoon Hagibis in the Pacific, which is forecast to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the middle of the week. Romeo Gacad, AFP

Pope Francis at Amazon synod

Pope Francis walks in procession on the occasion of the opening of the Amazon synod, at the Vatican on Monday. Pope Francis opened a three-week meeting on preserving the rainforest and ministering to its native people as he fended off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda. Andrew Medichini, AP

Seniors get 'shots': Not just for kids

An elderly lady grimaces as she is given a vaccine against respiratory infections like pneumonia and influenza during a mass vaccination in Dapitan, Manila on Monday. Vaccination in the Philippines has become a hot topic following outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, dengue, and polio. Among the factors for the low immunization rates are vaccine scares, civic complacency, vaccine shortages, and poor accessibility. ABS-CBN News

Daddy's girl

A man and his daughter enjoy their time together as they take a break by the multimedia installations at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) grounds on Monday. The installations are part of the CCP’s 50th anniversary light show “Sinag: A Festival of Radiance” that will run until January 5. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

World Habitat Day

Alicia Aldique, 73, does her chores by a makeshift shelter beside a main highway in Tondo, Manila on Monday, World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day is celebrated every first Monday of October as designated by the United Nations to reflect on the state of cities and the basic human right to adequate shelter. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News