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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 9, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 09 2019 11:53 PM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Cabinet’s booklist

President Rodrigo Duterte holds a copy of Graham Allison’s “Destined for War,” which discusses the US-China relationship, during the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Presidential Palace on Monday. Malacanang has raised concern over a recent survey showing 4 out of 10 Filipinos “don't believe that Beijing's intentions for the Philippines is good for Filipinos.” Rey Baniquet, ABS-CBN News

'Defend our sovereign rights'

Protesters from different groups march towards the Chinese Consulate in Makati to mark “Araw ng Kagitingan” on Tuesday. The activists urged President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold national sovereignty as China continues to occupy disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Crushed contraband

A road roller gets ready to run over contraband products confiscated from inmates of the Manila City Jail, as members of the Bureau of Jail Management (BJMP) watch. The illegal items were confiscated as part of the BJMP campaign “Oplan Linis Piitan.” ABS-CBN News

77th Araw ng Kagitingan commemoration

Vice-President Leni Robredo greets World War II veterans and their relatives during the 77th commemoration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” held at the Mount Samat National Shrine in Pilar town, Bataan on Tuesday. Robredo led the wreath-laying ceremony honoring the bravery and the sacrifice of Filipino and American soldiers who died defending Bataan. OVP

Remembering a hero

Juliet Oria visits the grave of her father, Lt. Pedro Oria, at Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City during Araw ng Kagitingan on Tuesday. Pedro Oria was one of many gallant Filipino soldiers who fought in the Battle of Bataan during World War II and died during the "Death March." ABS-CBN News

Candles for Negros 14

Members of peasant groups light candles as a form of protest at the Commission on Human Rights office along Commonwealth in Quezon City on Tuesday demanding justice for the Negros 14. Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte will not tolerate police abuse after accusations surfaced that the 14 farmers killed in joint police-military operations were victims of summary executions. ABS-CBN News