THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 8, 2019
Here are the day's big stories in photos.
LRT2 resumes partial operation
Passengers wait at the LRT-2 Araneta Center-Cubao station as the railway resumes partial operation from Cubao to Recto stations with 5 trains, on Tuesday. The Anonas, Katipunan, and Santolan stations remain closed to make way for repairs, which may take at least 9 months, after a fire damaged a section of the train system last October 3, 2019. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Solidarity for Leni
Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo hold a protest in front of the Supreme Court in Manila on Tuesday as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal met on the electoral protest filed by vice-presidential candidate Senator Bongbong Marcos. Robredo on Monday urged the Supreme Court to release a copy of the report on the initial recount. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Angkas to the rescue
A dispatcher for ride-hailing app Angkas gets the name of a student at the Recto LRT-2 station for the transport firm's free ride service from Recto in Manila to Katipunan in Quezon City amid partial suspension of operations at the train line.
The LRT-2 suspended operations last Thursday after fire damaged a section of the train line between the Anonas and Katipunan stations. Operations have been restored between the Cubao and Recto stations, but power supply is limited, slowing down trains. ABS-CBN News
Dormitorio family files murder case against PMA cadets, others
Dexter Dormitorio (in striped shirt) files murder, anti-hazing, anti-torture, and negligence cases against seven Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets, three doctors, and two tactical officers believed to be involved in the hazing death of his brother PMA Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio, at the Baguio Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday. Dormitorio’s death, allegedly caused by the beatings of his upperclassmen, rocked the country’s premier military academy leading to the resignation of its superintendent Lieutenant General Ronnie Evangelista and Commandant of Cadets Brigadier General Bartolome Vicente Bacarro. Jong Gasmeña, ABS-CBN News
Westbrook warms up
Russell Westbrook warms up a few moments before his new team, the Houston Rockets, face the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday. Several Houston Rockets sponsors and partners in China said they would stop broadcasting its games after the team’s general manager Daryl Morey posted a since-deleted tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters. China Central Television, the state broadcaster, has gone a step further and said it would stop broadcasting all NBA preseason games after NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Morey’s freedom of expression. Jae C. Hong, AP