THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 10, 2019


Posted at Apr 10 2019 11:46 PM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

Duterte on Day of Valor

President Duterte makes his way to Camp Teodulfo Bautista Memorial Shrine in Jolo, Sulu to lead the wreath-laying ceremony as part of the Araw ng Kagitingan commemoration on Tuesday. Duterte honored troops in Jolo, Sulu who have been securing the province against the threats of Islamic State militants and awarded several wounded soldiers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Rank of Kampilan. King Rodriguez, Presidential Photo

A killing in Malabon

Barangay Councilor Dante Sih's body lays dead on a sidewalk in Panghulo, Malabon after unknown gunmen shot and killed him early Wednesday morning. The Philippine National Police has seen a 50% increase in politically-motivated killings in 2018 compared to 2017 based on a report published last February 2019. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News

Poverty-wealth divide

High-rise buildings emerge amid a community of informal settlers in this photo taken on Wednesday. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported a drop in poverty incidence from 22.2 percent in 2015 to 16.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Balikatan 2019

A Philippine Air Force UH-1H "Huey" helicopter ferries troops shortly after taking part in the joint U.S.-Philippine military exercise, dubbed Balikatan 2019, at Crow Valley, Capas town, Tarlac on Tuesday. About 8,000 Philippine and American troops are taking part in the two-week exercise that focuses on "territorial defense" among the two militaries. Bullit Marquez, AP Photo

Greenpeace plastic protest

Environment activists display placards and carry with them a plastic figure depicting a snake, as they troop to the Manila headquarters of a multinational food and beverage company on Wednesday. The protesters are demanding accountability for the company’s alleged role in abetting the country’s plastic pollution crisis. The Philippines is consistently listed as one of the world’s worst offenders when it comes to plastic-waste disposal. Greenpeace/Handout

First black hole photo

The first ever photograph of a black hole and its fiery halo released by Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) astronomers on Wednesday. The photograph is the "most direct proof of their existence," according to one of the project’s lead scientists. European Southern Observatory/ via AFP