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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 25, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 26 2019 12:24 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Impeachment probe on US President Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California steps away from a podium after reading a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Pelosi announced the launch of the House of Representatives’ impeachment probe against US President Trump for allegedly seeking Ukraine’s help on a smear campaign against former US Vice President Joe Biden. Andrew Harnik, AP

Pretend gun play

Children play with a pretend toy gun at the tracks of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City on Tuesday. Pretend gun plays have raised concerns among parents but some studies show its developmental value as children deal with societal and gender roles. Parents and guardians are encouraged to set rules and boundaries to ensure safety during such play. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Life in Barangka

A resident waits for a bite as they fish along Pasig River in Mandaluyong on Wednesday. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted a joint inspection of the river's health condition and assessed enforcement of easement rules along Metro Manila’s major tributary. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

'Justice for Darwin'

Students and youth groups from the University of the Philippines stage a protest to condemn the death of PMA Cadet Darwin Dormitorio, who died from hazing inside the PMA, at UP Diliman, Quezon City on Wednesday. The students decried the statements made by Senator Bato dela Rosa and PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde who allegedly condoned hazing at the military academy despite a law banning such practice. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Tobacco farmers seek higher prices of leaves

Tobacco farmers from Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte call on the government to raise the floor price of tobacco leaves to P128 per kilo as the National Tobacco Administration holds a consultative conference on the setting of floor prices of the product, in Quezon City on Wednesday. The protesters also want government assistance to help them cope with rising prices of basic goods and services. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Recto Ave. cleared of vendors as deadline nears

Makeshift stalls and other obstructions are removed along Recto Avenue on Wednesday in a clearing operation 4 days before the 60-day deadline set by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). The DILG’s memorandum to all Local Government Units in the country to clear road obstructions and improve traffic flows stems from President Duterte’s directive in his last State of the Nation Address. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Dragon boat capsizes, 7 dead

Victims of a capsized dragon boat off the coast of Boracay are transported during rescue operations at the Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay, Aklan on Wednesday. Seven members of a Philippine dragon boat team were killed after their boat capsized while training for an international race. Coast Guard Station Aklan handout/AFP

Meters of water meters

Vivian plays with her daughter Erica as they wait for workers to finish installing rows of of water meters in Barangay Cembo, Makati ,on Wednesday. Manila Water said Tuesday it has restored 24-hour water availability to 100 percent of its customers in Metro Manila’s East zone following months of water rationing due to lack of supply. The concessionaire was hit with almost P1-billion in sanctions because of the water crisis. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Under the bridge

Cyclists pass under the M. Roxas Jr. Bridge, more popularly known as the Delpan Bridge in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday. Taking a bike is considered an alternative mode of transportation in a city that struggles with congested roads. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News