THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 9, 2019


Posted at Dec 12 2019 12:23 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Six killed in New Jersey shooting

Emergency personnel are shown on the scene of a shooting that left multiple people dead on Tuesday in Jersey City, New Jersey. In a raging gun battle that by some accounts lasted in excess of an hour, six people - a Jersey City police officer, three civilians and two suspects - were killed in the Tuesday afternoon standoff and shootout across the Hudson River from Manhattan, according to published reports. Rick Loomis, Getty Images/AFP

Duterte meets surfing champ Casogay

President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Roger Casogay during a meeting with the Philippine surfing team at the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday evening. Casogay earned praises after saving an Indonesian competitor during a SEA Games surfing match. Richard Madelo, Presidential Photo

New trains for Manila line

The new Philippine National Railways (PNR) train sets made in Indonesia are unveiled upon arrival at the port area in Manila on Wednesday. The diesel trains will start carrying passengers from Malabon to the FTI railway station in Taguig on December 16. ABS-CBN News

Ready for SEA Games closing ceremony

Volunteers take a bus transfer at the World Trade Center in Pasay City going to the New Clark City Sports Complex for the closing ceremonies of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday. The Metro Manila Development Authority advised motorists to carpool going to the closing event with the expected traffic congestion along NLEX. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

SEA Games closing is lit

Fireworks light up New Clark City in Capas town, Tarlac as part of the closing ceremonies of the 30th SEA Games on Wednesday. The Philippines topped the regional biennial meet with a total of 387 medals. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Former MWSS chief faces Senate

Former Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) chief Dr. Angel Lazaro III talks during a Senate hearing on the bills seeking to create an agency to handle water resources management in the country. Lazaro was the administrator of the MWSS when water concession agreements, now being tagged by President Duterte as onerous, were signed with Manila Water and Maynilad. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Up next

Performers from Vietnam entertain the crowd during the SEA Games closing ceremonies at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Capas, Tarlac on Wednesday. Vietnam will host the next SEA Games scheduled for 2021. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News