THE DAY IN PHOTOS: April 15, 2019


Posted at Apr 15 2019 10:52 PM

No MRT for Holy Week

Commuters wait for buses on North Avenue in Quezon City on Monday. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) allocated the buses to help regular passengers of the Metro Rail Transit travel to their destinations as the rapid transit system undergoes maintenance operations during the entire week. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Drug-free drivers

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officers oversee a drug test for bus drivers at the Araneta Bus Terminal Station in Cubao, Quezon City on Monday. The drug agency implemented a random drug testing operation on provincial bus drivers as thousands of Filipinos prepare to travel during Holy Week. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

He’s back!

Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters in Augusta, Georgia, USA on Sunday. The win marks an epic comeback to golf's grand stage after an 11-year drought huddled by injuries, personal problems and a divorce. Mike Segar, Reuters

Pabasa in Marikina

Catholic devotees perform "Pabasa" at the Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish in Marikina on Monday. The ritual involves the uninterrupted chanting of the Pasyon, which usually lasts for three consecutive days. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News


People pass by a Glutamax billboard in Magallanes, Makati City on Monday. The company issued an apology for the "discomfort" caused by its ad campaign after receiving flak from netizens for its supposed distasteful advertisements. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Orderly departure

Passengers flock to the North Port Passenger Terminal in Manila on the first day of Holy Week. Port authorities said that passengers nowadays know the trip schedules beforehand resulting in a more orderly departure and less congested terminals. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Alleged Abu Sayyaf Group member arrested

Suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member Abuhair Kullim Indal, center, is escorted to a police car after being presented to reporters at Camp Crame police headquarters in Metro Manila, Philippines on Monday. A police statement said he allegedly participated in the kidnapping of 15 people at Lantawan, Basilan province and has engaged the military under the leadership of the late ASG leader Isnilon Hapilon in 2001. Aaron Favila, AP Photo