THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 8, 2021


Posted at Oct 09 2021 12:03 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Presidential candidate Leni Robredo chooses Kiko Pangilinan for running mate

Senator Francis Pangilinan, accompanied by runningmate and presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo, files his certificate of candidacy for vice president in the 2022 elections on October 8, 2021 at the Harbor Garden tent of the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City. Pangilinan, 58, is president of the once-ruling Liberal Party chaired by Robredo. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Soldiers vote in advance in Iraq's parliamentary election

Members of Iraqi Security forces line up outside a polling station waiting to cast their vote in a special process two days ahead of Iraq's parliamentary elections in Mosul, Iraq on Friday. Iraq is holding its early parliamentary election in response to the mass protest movement in 2019 that led to newly introduced electoral laws. Khalid al-Mousily, Reuters

Floods bring customers to Thai resto

People eat at a flooded restaurant, where patrons stand up from their seats every time waves come in, on a river bank in Nonthaburi near Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday. Forced to close during the COVID-19 lockdowns, the eatery by the Chao Phraya river is experiencing a surge of customers who are reveling in shin-deep dining, and the thrill of avoiding the rush of water set off as boats go by. Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters

Sen. Bato guns for top spot, joins presidential fray

Sen. Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa talks to members of the media after filing a certificate of candidacy for president for Halalan 2022 at the Harbor Garden tent of the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City on Friday. Dela Rosa is running under the PDP-Laban faction backed by President Rodrigo Duterte, and will have Sen. Bong Go as his running mate, both of whom enjoy years of close ties with President Rodrigo Duterte. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

New York Comic Con returns after COVID-19 postponement

A person in a princess costumes takes the escalator out of the subway near the Jacob Javits Center on Thursday, the opening of the New York Comic Con. The convention, which was postponed last year due to COVID-19, will be open through Sunday with New York City's health and safety protocols in effect. Michael M. Santiago, Getty Images via AFP