THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 31, 2019


Posted at Oct 31 2019 11:09 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Powerful quake wrecks Ecoland 4000 in Davao City

Rescue workers set up a first aid station as they monitor damage inside Ecoland 4000 Building in Davao City after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the area Thursday morning. Local authorities are currently monitoring impacts of the strong quake that hit Davao and Cotabato. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

Kidapawan hotel in near collapse

Eva's Hotel in Kidapawan City in near collapse after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the region on Thursday morning. Impacts are currently being monitored after structural damage in several buildings were reported in the region caused by the powerful quake. Photo courtesy of Johnny Tamboong

Marcos Bridge reopens

Motorists pass through the newly rehabilitated Marcos Bridge in Marikina City on Thursday. The reopening of the bridge, led by Public Works and Highways secretary Mark Villar and Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro, is expected to ease traffic along Marcos Highway in time for Undas. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Opposing relocation

Residents of Katuparan housing project in Vitas, Tondo light candles during a protest opposing their impending relocation on Thursday. Residents alleged the housing project will make way for a cockpit arena under construction inside the Vitas slaughterhouse. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Paying respect

President Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go visit the tomb of Duterte's parents at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on Thursday before he leaves for the 35th ASEAN Summit in Thailand on Friday. Meanwhile, Duterte was in his home city when a strong earthquake hit, the third powerful tremor to hit the region this month. Photo courtesy of Sen. Bong Go

Church roof collapses

Parts of the roof of Santo Niño de Cebu Parish in Makilala town, Cotabato, are peeled off after the area was hit by a magnitude-4.2 quake several hours after a strong tremor jolted parts of Mindanao Thursday. The aftershock is the latest in a series of quakes that hit Cotabato and the nearby region, which has left substantial damage to property and at least seven fatalities. Photo from the Diocese of Kidapawan Facebook page

Monster meeting

Children in costumes participate in a trick-or-treat in Moriones, Tondo on Thursday. While people in the Big City choose a more Western way to celebrate Halloween, it is more common for people in provinces to practice the folk tradition of “pangangaluwa,” which sees them go house to house and sing songs inspired by All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day to solicit gifts. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News