THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 15, 2019


Posted at Oct 16 2019 01:24 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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PH bet’s Ati-Atihan-inspired costume wins silver in Miss Earth 2019

Miss Earth Philippines 2019 Janelle Lazo Tee clad in an Ati-Atihan-inspired costume walks the stage during the national costume competition of Miss Earth 2019 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila on Monday. The costume, which was created by fashion designer Patrick Isorena, won silver. ABS-CBN News

Women protest Rice Tariffication Law

Women members of the National Movement For Food Sovereignty (NMFS) stage a protest in front of the Department of Agriculture headquarters in Quezon City on Tuesday. The group called for the immediate repeal of the Rice Tariffication Law, which allegedly resulted in low buying prices of palay and falling incomes of around 2.4 million rice farmers in the country. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Support for VP Leni

Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo gather outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday for its decision on the electoral protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. But the high court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, deferred ruling on the protest. It instead ordered the release of the committee report on the initial recount of votes to both parties and for them to comment. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Solid for Marcos

Supporters of former Senator Bongbong Marcos gather in front of the Supreme Court on Padre Faura Street in Manila, on Tuesday, to show support as they wait for the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s (PET) decision on his electoral protest over Vice President Leni Robredo's victory in the 2010 elections. The PET decided to release the report on the revision and reappreciation of ballots in 3 pilot provinces chosen by Marcos, and requested both parties to comment on the report within 20 days. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

First Dalian train deployed

Commuters on Tuesday get ready to board a Dalian train at the Kamuning station of the Metro Rail Transport Line 3 (MRT-3) during its first run, as the China-made trains will only be deployed during off-peak hours from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Aquino administration purchased 48 Dalian trains for P3.8 billion, most of which have never been used because of compatibility issues. This is the first Dalian train added to the regular fleet of the MRT-3 even as the trains arrived in the country in 2015. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

‘Galing ng Pilipino’

Boxer Nesthy Petecio, gymnast Carlos Yulo, and pole vaulter EJ Obiena wave to the crowd during a press conference in Manila on Tuesday. Petecio and Yulo recently won world titles, while Yulo and Obiena have secured a berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News