THE DAY IN PHOTOS: November 21, 2019


Posted at Nov 21 2019 11:54 PM

Duterte bans vaping in public

This photo illustration shows a customer smoking at a vape store in Manila on Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest people caught vaping in public and to confiscate the devices. Dante Diosina Jr, AFP

Pope Francis meets Thailand’s Buddhist supreme patriarch

Pope Francis meets with Buddhist supreme patriarch Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, at the Wat Ratchabophit Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday. Pope Francis is currently in Thailand as part of his 32nd Apostolic Journey in Asia to promote interreligious dialogue in the region. Marco Tassi, Vatican handout via Reuters

Eyeing gold: Getting ready for SEA Games

Athletes train at the aquatics stadium inside the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Thursday. Senator Franklin Drilon recently questioned the Philippine Sports Commission on the P9.5B allocation for the development of the New Clark City sports complex, where only swimming and athletics will be held in the said venue. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Filipino leftists express support for resigned Bolivian President Morales

Leftist groups hold a solidarity action in Quezon City on Thursday for resigned Bolivian president Evo Morales. Supporters decried the resignation of the first indigenous president that served since 2006. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Robredo pursues drug reform route

Vice President Leni Robredo greets participants at the Bahay Pagbabago, a community-based drug reformation center in the municipality of Dinalupihan in Bataan on Thursday. Robredo maintained that the government must take a holistic approach in solving Philippines' illegal drug issue despite President Duterte openly expressing his distrust on her. Jay Ganzon, OVP handout