THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 12, 2020


Posted at Feb 13 2020 12:21 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Hontiveros raises concern vs illegal POGOs

Senator Risa Hontiveros hugs Lai Yu Cian (Ivy), a Taiwanese offshore gaming worker who has been a victim of human trafficking and unfair labor practices, during a press conference at the Senate on Wednesday. Hontiveros urged the government to take action against illegal and abusive Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs). Joseph Vidal, Senate PRIB

Preventing Covid-19 spread in HK

Personnel wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate, during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday. The Centre for Health Protection of the city's Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of the novel coronavirus infection to prevent further spread of the virus. Kin Cheung, AP

Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders and other relatives as he arrives to speak at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States on Tuesday. The left-wing senator narrowly edged out moderate rival Pete Buttigieg in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary. Rick Wilking, Reuters

Pollution in the Philippines

Greenpeace campaigners Khevin Yu (top) and Rhea Mallari (bottom) hold a press conference on environmental pollution issues in Quezon City on Wednesday. According to a Greenpeace report, coal-fired plants and vehicular emissions are large contributors to pollution levels in the Philippines as data from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources show that vehicular sources account for 65 percent of air pollution in the country, primarily in Metro Manila. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA-EFE

Dancing fountain lights up Manila

A musical dancing fountain lights up the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine in Manila during its opening on Wednesday. The show, scheduled every night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., is an addition to the city’s beautification efforts to attract more local and foreign tourists. Photo courtesy of Christian Turingan, Manila PIO

Enjoying Manila's new attraction

People take pictures and videos as they visit the newly inaugurated Musical Dancing Fountain at the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine in Manila on Wednesday. The new attraction, which was funded by the private sector, is open to the public and has a 15-minute light show that will run every hour on the hour from 6 to 11 pm. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

LRT 'Love Train'

A staff member demonstrates how to play with themed installations inside the “Love Train” in LRT Line 1 on Wednesday. Now on its 4th year, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) continues its Valentines Day tradition with themed train cars. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News