THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 30, 2019


Posted at Oct 31 2019 12:10 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Rescuers from the municipality of Magsaysay in Davao del Sur carry tarpaulins for distribution to evacuees following the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that hit Mindanao on Wednesday. The tremor, which has so far claimed 6 lives, jolted several parts of Mindanao still reeling from the 6.3 magnitude quake less than two weeks ago. ABS-CBN News

Faceless victims

Human rights advocates pray in remembrance of victims killed under the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign in a mass and prayer gathering in Mendiola, Manila on Wednesday, two days before All Souls Day. Critics of the war on drugs contest the current impact of the campaign, saying that the deaths have reached around 30,000 which is much higher than official numbers. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Ahead of the carmaggedon

A traffic management staffer of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) monitors the relatively light flow of traffic on Wednesday morning at the Balintawak Toll Plaza Command Center. Authorities anticipate the increase in the volume of vehicles leaving Manila as thousands are expected to travel to their respective hometowns during the observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Millions without power in California after wildfire

A firefighter battling the Kincade fire attempts to extinguish a hot spot as strong winds send embers flying in Calistoga, California, on Tuesday. Millions of people have been without power for days as fire crews raced to contain two major wind-whipped blazes that have destroyed dozens of homes at both ends of the state: in Sonoma County wine country and in the hills of Los Angeles. Noah Berger, AP

Coffin photo frame

A man has his photo taken inside a faux casket on Wednesday, as part of a funeral home’s gimmick in Quezon City. Malacañang declared that government offices will be open for half a day Thursday to give public employees time to prepare for All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News