THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 25, 2020


Posted at Feb 26 2020 12:10 AM | Updated as of Feb 26 2020 12:11 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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34 years after EDSA Revolution

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay, former Senator Rene Saguisag and members of the August Twenty One Movement (ATOM) commemorate the 34th Anniversary of the 1986 EDSA Revolution, at the Ninoy Aquino memorial along Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas in Makati on Tuesday. The 4-day demonstration led to the end of President Ferdinand Marcos’ authoritarian rule in 1986. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A celebration of life for Kobe and Gigi

Shaquille O'Neal hugs Vanessa Bryant during “The Celebration of Life” for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Monday. Bryant, his 13-year old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images/AFP

EDSA People Power commemoration

Filipino soldiers march during a ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution at the People Power Monument in Quezon City, Philippines, Tuesday. The EDSA People Power Revolution was a 4-day bloodless revolt in 1986 that ousted former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Rolex Dela Pena, EPA

COVID-19 fears hit stock market

Pedestrians walk past a display showing Tokyo's stock benchmark Nikkei Stock Average after a morning trading session in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday. The Nikkei Stock Average fell 4.5 percent, losing more than 1000 points, in fear over further development of coronavirus cases in the nation. Kimimasa Mayama, EPA

Home but not yet home

Officials of the DFA-PH Embassy in Tokyo join representatives of the Department of Health as they prepare for the disembarkation of over 400 Filipino crew members aboard the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship on Tuesday. The DFA, through Civilian Security and Consulate Concerns Usec. Brigido Dulay, reported that 80 Filipinos onboard the cruise ship were tested positive of the coronavirus with 10 people cleared and discharged. DFA handout

Getting to know Ninoy

A young girl looks out of a bus window as she views the statue of Ninoy Aquino along Ayala Avenue in Makati City on Tuesday. Human rights activists and victims of martial law offered flowers at the Ninoy Aquino Monument to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolution. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Paying respect

Members of the Liberal Party pay their respects to Salvacion Gerona, mother of Vice President Leni Robredo, on Tuesday. Gerona, a career educator, passed away on February 22 at 83. Charlie Villegas, OVP

Floodwaters paralyze parts of Jakarta

Trucks are seen partially submerged along the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road in Bekasi, near Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday. Flooding caused by torrential rains paralyzed traffic on several major streets in Jakarta and nearby areas less than two months since the deadliest flooding to hit the Indonesian capital in more than a decade which killed at least 60. Fakhri Hermansyah, Antara Foto via Reuters

'Never again to martial law'

Members of sectoral groups gather near the presidential palace in protest of some policies of the Duterte administration, on Tuesday, the 34th anniversary of 1986 EDSA People Power. They criticized what they see as a "return" to a dictatorship and alleged anti-people policies. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Sunog Sala

Parishioners of the Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Mandaluyong participate in the Sunog Sala on Tuesday. The rite is usually performed a day before Ash Wednesday, wherein dried palm fronds from the previous year are burned and ashes of which are used for the celebration of Ash Wednesday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Colonel Jesus Durante III takes over as PSG commander

Col. Jesus Durante III signs the assumption order to command the Presidential Security Group (PSG) as President Rodrigo Duterte looks on during the PSG Change of Command Ceremony at the PSG Compound in Malacañang Park in Manila on Tuesday. Durante, the fourth PSG commander under Duterte, replaced Brig. Gen. Jose Niembra. Rey Baniquet, Presidential Photo

Warm welcome for repatriates

Well-wishers at Clark Airport in Pampanga welcome home the first batch of Filipinos repatriated from the cruise ship Diamond Princess moored off Japan on Tuesday. Two special Philippine Airlines flights were expected to bring home 445 Filipinos, who will next be quarantined at New Clark City for 14 days. Handout, Department of Foreign Affairs