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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 17, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 18 2019 01:32 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Duterte honors Pinoy athletes

President Rodrigo Duterte strikes his signature pose with Filipino athletes who brought home medals from various international competitions during their meeting at Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on Wednesday. In the photo are pole vaulter EJ Obiena, boxer Nesthy Petecio, gymnast Carlos Yulo, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, and boxer Eumir Marcial with their respective families, coaches and Philippine Sports Commission officials. Richard Madelo, Presidential Photo

Earthquake aftermath in Digos

A resident rides past a damaged mall in Digos City, Davao del Sur on Thursday morning after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Mindanao on October 16, 2019. At least 4 people were reported killed and 60 injured across Mindanao. ABS-CBN News

'Stop Manila Bay reclamation'

Fisherfolk from Bulacan and Cavite troop to the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) headquarters in Pasig City on Thursday. The group expressed opposition to the 2,500-hectare Aeropolis Project in Manila Bay, that would allegedly displace communities dependent on the local fishing industry in the area. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Pro-democracy lawmakers protest

A pro-democracy lawmaker is escorted by security from the Legislative Council, as Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam takes questions from lawmakers regarding her policy address, in Hong Kong on Thursday. Pro-democracy legislators called for Lam’s resignation amid anti-government protests in the city. Umit Bektas, Reuters

'Justice for Kateleen Myca Ulpina'

The mother of Myca Ulpina, with her face covered, walks past posters calling for justice for the death of the 3-year-old as she files murder and obstruction of justice charges against 40 police officers of the Rodriguez Municipal Police and Region 4A PNP at the Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday. Ulpina was killed in her home after being caught in the crossfire when police conducted an anti-drug operation in Rodriguez, Rizal on June 29, 2019 against her father, who was also killed. Police claim she was used as a human shield, which her mother vehemently denies. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Overlooking

A child living in an informal settlers' community on Agham Road, Quezon City occupies his time by playing with a plastic bag on Thursday as a high-rise condominium looms overhead. Urban congestion and expensive housing have priced out workers from central business districts, one of the causes of the nearly daily traffic jams in the metro. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Indian president arrives in PH

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (right) and wife Savita are welcomed by Philippine government officials as they arrive at Manila's international airport on Thursday. Kovind, in the country for a state visit, is expected to meet President Rodrigo Duterte Friday. Basilio Sepe, AP

‘I love Marawi’

To celebrate the second anniversary of their city’s liberation from terrorist groups, members of an events organizing firm decorate the “I Love Marawi” sign on Thursday, which was riddled with bullets during the siege of the city. The months long siege is the longest urban battle in the country’s recent history and cost more than P17 billion in property damage and opportunities lost. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Manila FAME: Day 1

Guests of Manila FAME at the World Trade Center in Pasay City try out various products from Marawi and other provinces during the first day of the design and lifestyle trade event on Thursday. The second longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific, Manila FAME promotes local, artisanal products to the global market. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News