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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 10, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 10 2019 11:56 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Tokong wins Siargao surfing tilt

John Mark Tokong successfully nails a 360 air reverse after a successful barrel over the renowned Cloud 9 break, earning much-needed points for the win during the finals of the 25th Siargao Cloud 9 International Surfing Cup in General Luna, Surigao del Norte. On its 25th year, the Cloud 9 competition is part of the World Surf League Asia-sanctioned men’s qualifying series. Kleester Macasero, ABS-CBN News

Lumad slams DepEd closure order

Lumad students, faculty, and supporters rip copies of the Notice for Resolution on the closure of 54 Lumad schools during a protest in front of the Department of Education in Pasig City on Thursday. Education Secretary Leonor Briones defended the closure of the schools, citing non-compliance with the agency's rules and regulations. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Coast Guard gets a weapon

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard Special Operations Group walk past a patrol boat (back) with a newly installed .50 caliber stabilized remote gun system at the Coast Guard headquarters in Manila on Thursday. The stabilized remote gun system was acquired from Elbit Systems Ltd., an Israel-based international defense electronics company. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Grieving for George

Relatives and loved ones grieve as the remains of George Impang are unloaded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday. Impang was one of three Filipino fishermen who died after a bridge in Taiwan collapsed last week. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Carving it up

A student arranges carved fruit during one of the competitions for student chefs and baristas at the 15th Hotel Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) week at the Baguio Country Club on Thursday. HRT week is an annual activity by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio, which aims to promote the city as a tourist destination. Jong Gasmeña, ABS-CBN News

No crisis?

Commuters fall in line to avail of free bus rides offered by the Metro Manila Development Authority and the Land Transportation and Regulatory Franchising Board in Cubao to Masinag in Rizal on Thursday. Massive traffic jams and a broken-down LRT-2 line has brought the metro to a near standstill, even as Malacañang spokesperson Salvador Panelo denied the existence of a transportation crisis. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News