THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 18, 2020


Posted at Feb 18 2020 11:58 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Trillanes posts bail for sedition case

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail for the sedition case filed against him at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court 138 on Tuesday. Trillanes and 10 others are facing charges over their alleged links to the "Ang Totoong Narcolist" videos that accused President Duterte and his family of accepting bribes from narcotics syndicates. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Fire hits Taguig residence

Firefighters inspect a house destroyed by a fire along Lawton Avenue in Sitio Una, Barangay Fort Bonifacio, Taguig on Tuesday. The blaze reached second alarm and was declared fire out at 8:41 am. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fly by

An airplane flies overhead as two boys play basketball in Manila on Tuesday. Scares and travel bans because of the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 have taken a toll on the Philippine tourism sector with Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat saying the industry is projected to lose some P42.9 billion in revenues if the travel ban on China and its territories continue until April. Francis R. Malasig, EPA-EFE

Ready to fly again

A woman walks past some pigeons on a street in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Philippine authorities on Tuesday lifted the travel ban to Macau and Hong Kongfor overseas Filipino workers (OFW) as several OFW groups voiced concern for the possible loss of their jobs. Vincent Yu, AP

Miracle Garden's Airbus

A tourist takes a picture of a mockup of an Emirates Airbus A380 jetliner covered in over 500,000 flowers and plants at the Dubai Miracle Garden in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday. Airbus has stated that it will stop production of the largest passenger airliner next year owing to slow sales. Jon Gambrell, AP

China’s COVID-19 countermeasures continue

Residents walk through a disinfection channel set up as a protective measure against COVID-19 at the entrance to their compound in Tongzhou, China on Tuesday. The channel uses humidifiers to spray a mist of disinfectant as residents pass through in a bid to counter the virus which has so far claimed 1,868 lives after 98 more people died according to the National Health Commission. Greg Baker, AFP