THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 14, 2020


Posted at Feb 15 2020 02:19 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Boxed protection

A boy wears a cardboard box on his head at the Shanghai Railway station in Shanghai on Thursday. China reported 63,851 cases of Covid-19 infection on February 13 and revised downwards the number of death to 1,380 citing “duplicate statistics.” Noel Celis, AFP

Girls rise for revolution

Thousands of Filipino students dance to take part in the One Billion Rising global campaign to end violence against women and children, during the Valentine's Day celebration at St Scholastica's College in Manila Friday. One Billion Rising 2020 campaign, with the theme “Raise the vibration, rise for revolution” urged women and girls to take action against different issues affecting them Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Policeman's serenade

A woman holding roses looks on as a police officer plays a saxophone at a train station in Manila on Valentine’s Day. Police in the Philippine capital gave away flowers to entertain commuters during the occasion. Mark R. Cristino, EPA-EFE

Through sick and thin

A couple wearing masks embrace in an MTR train amid the outbreak of COVID-19 on Valentine's Day in Hong Kong. Chinese officials revised the death toll from the virus as according to the National Health Commission some of the fatalities were counted more than once. Tyrone Siu, Reuters

A rose and a reminder

A woman receives a rose and a pamphlet containing information on premarital sex and teen pregnancy from the Commission on Population (POPCOM) at the LRT-2 Legarda Station on Valentine’s Day. According to POPCOM, while teenage pregnancies have decreased, pregnancies from very young adolescents or those between 10 to 14 years old saw a 63 percent increase between 2011 and 2018. The commission adds that adolescent mothers who join the workforce are at a disadvantage when it comes to potential earnings. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rise up for rice

A flash mob composed of members of multi-sectoral groups gather in Mendiola, Manila on Friday and danced in protest. The group is calling for resistance against the alleged destruction of Philippine agriculture through policies such as rice import liberalization and environmental plunder. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Supporters rally behind ABS-CBN

Supporters and employees hold placards during a protest to show support for ABS-CBN Corp. on Friday. Government lawyers have filed a quo warranto petition against the network in what rights activists consider an attack on press freedom. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Love wins

Members of the LGBT community participate in a ceremonial exchange of vows at the Love and Light Events Place in Quezon City on Friday, Valentine’s Day. The Philippines has no marriage equality laws, but this does not prevent partners from undergoing unions that are ceremonial and symbolic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News