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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 28, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 29 2020 01:49 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Hong Kong protest gets fiery

Police stand guard on a road to deter pro-democracy protesters from blocking roads in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Wednesday evening, as the city’s legislature debates over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem. Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub's legislature on May 27, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China's national anthem. Isaac Lawrence, AFP

Journalists tested for coronavirus

Journalists get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before attending the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China on Thursday. China parliament’s annual meeting pushed through on May 22-28, two months after its original schedule on March 2020 due to the COVID1-9 pandemic. Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters

Honor the flag

Philippine Navy personnel wear face masks inspired by the colors of the Philippine flag during the flag ceremony celebrating the National Flag Day in Alapan, Imus, Cavite on Thursday. The National Flag Day commemorates the first unfurling of the Philippine flag by General Emilio Aguinaldo at the Teatro Caviteño in Cavite City following the Battle of Alapan on May 28, 1898. ABS-CBN News

Tricycles back in San Juan

Drivers wait in line at a tricycle terminal in San Juan City on the first day of the resumption of their operations on Thursday. The city of San Juan issued safety protocols which includes wearing of face masks and face shields and installation of plastic barriers between the driver and the passenger to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tricycle drivers must secure a health pass from the city health office which should be worn at all times. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Manila celebrates National Flag day

A policeman fixes his gloves before ceremonies in observance of National Flag Day outside the Manila City Hall on Thursday, as the capital observes community quarantine to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus. The country commemorates the 122nd year the first Philippine flag was unfurled in Cavite City following the victorious Battle of Alapan. Aaron Favila, AP

Testing the troops

A police officer undergoes coronavirus testing at the Dagupan City Astrodome on Thursday. Police officers across the country are among frontliners in the battle against COVID-19, enforcing quarantine protocols and manning checkpoints. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

Pasig Community Mart launched

Vice President Leni Robredo visits the Pasig Mega Market in Pasig City on Thursday, as part of the Community Mart program of the Office of the Vice President and the Pasig city government. The Community Mart program is an app-based delivery service that aims to help small market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the enhanced community quarantine. Together with Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto, Robredo met with the members of the Community Mart- Pasig Mega Market team and checked safety measures being implemented in the public market. Jay Ganzon, OVP handout

UP fights COVID-19

Mini-tents with mattresses and beddings are set up inside the Kalinga Center at the University of the Philippines Diliman gym where COVID-19 patients, including health workers, await results of their secondary tests. The facility also has shower and toilet amenities, water dispensers, and washing machines, along with hygiene kits. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Tribute to real life heroes

A mural of Philippine fictional superhero Captain Barbel wearing a face shield, mask, gloves and clad in a personal protective suit while holding a swab stick is seen on a condominium building along Maginhawa Street in Quezon City on Thursday. This is the second mural that artist group Art Attack has painted- next to a Darna medical worker mural- to continue to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of health frontliners in the fight against COVID-19. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Flag-waving frontliners

Medical frontliners wave Philippine flags during their break at Santa Ana Hospital in Manila to commemorate National Flag Day on Thursday. The Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,193 health-care workers who have recovered from COVID-19 while those with active cases are at 1,213. ABS-CBN News