THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 6, 2019


Posted at Mar 07 2019 01:12 AM

Ash Wednesday rites

A child sleeps peacefully as other Catholic faithful line up for Ash Wednesday rites at the Quiapo Church in Manila. Ash Wednesday signifies the start of Lent, one of the most solemn and important periods in the Catholic faith. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Meralco protest

Protesters gather in front of the Meralco office in Kamuning, Quezon City Wednesday to call for the speedy refund owed to consumers because of overcharging. The power provider has repeatedly said that not all of its customers are entitled to the remaining Php 4.4 billion refund because they have been able to return most of the Php 32 billion owed to its customers. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Touching Jesus on Ash Wednesday

Catholic devotees touch a crucifix as they pray on 'Ash Wednesday' at Baclaran church in Parañaque on Wednesday. The 40-day period of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, with Catholics around the world observing the season which culminates on Easter Sunday. Ted Aljbe, AFP

“Stop the attacks against women”

Women's rights advocates pose for photos during a press conference at the Scholastica's Archives Museum in Manila, Wednesday. The group called for an end to misogynistic attacks on women as they celebrate International Women’s month. ABS-CBN News

Hugpong bets woo voters in Parañaque

Senatorial candidates Bong Go, JV Ejercito and Imee Marcos join Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez in a Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign sortie at the Olivarez Sports Coliseum on Wednesday. National candidates are busy campaigning with roughly 2 months left before the May 13 midterm elections. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Campaigning in a wet market

Senatorial candidate Atty. Romy Macalintal (center) shares a light moment with a wet market vendor during a campaign sortie in Antipolo City, Rizal on Ash Wednesday. Macalintal and other members of opposition slate Otso Diretso held a campaign sortie in Rizal Province and Marikina City courting support for the May 13 midterm elections. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News