THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 16, 2019
Here are the big stories today in photos
No more Albayalde
President Duterte presides over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday. Duterte has yet to name the new PNP Chief that would replace Gen. Oscar Albayalde who stepped down after being linked to the alleged reselling of seized narcotics. Simeon Celi, Presidential Photo
Free pandesal from Kamuning Bakery on World Bread Day
A man eats a pandesal given free by Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Quezon City, in celebration of World Pandesal Day and World Bread Day on Wednesday. World Pandesal Day highlights the Filipino bread as a staple and a way for the neighborhood bakery to give back to the community. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Metro Manila's new police chief
Outgoing Philippine National Police- National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar (right) greets the newly installed NCRPO Chief PBGEN Debold Sinas in the presence of PNP Officer in charge PLTGEN Archie Francisco Gamboa during the turnover ceremony at Camp Bagong Diwa on Wednesday. President Duterte is expected to announce the new PNP Chief on October 29 according to Senator Bong Go. ABS-CBN News
Justice dep't probes 'ninja cops'
Policemen tagged as “ninja cops” appear before the Department of Justice after being served subpoenas for the preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice (DOJ) headquarters in Manila on Wednesday. The justice department pushed for a reinvestigation of the alleged involvement of 13 Pampanga policemen, led by then Supt. Rodney Baloyo, in drug recycling following a drug-bust operation in 2013. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
'No means no!'
Protesters outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Quezon City urge environment officials not to issue an environmental certificate for the construction of Kaliwa Dam. Multi-sectoral groups are calling for the scrapping of the project, saying the dam will have adverse effects on the environment and on indigenous people living in the area. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Ready for the SEA Games
People inspect and take photos of the swimming pool at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas town, Tarlac during a site visit on Wednesday. The 2,000-seat facility is part of a P13-billion sports complex that also includes a 20,000-seat athletics stadium, and an athlete’s village composed of seven buildings for the Southeast Asian Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Earthquake hits Mindanao
Firemen try to put out a blaze inside a mall following a 6.3-magnitude quake in General Santos City, Wednesday night. A strong and shallow quake hit the southern Philippines on October 16, the Phivolcs said, sending hundreds rushing out of a shopping mall where local television said an elderly man was injured. Edwin Espejo, AFP