THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 2, 2020


Posted at Jun 03 2020 01:22 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Bikers along Commonwealth Avenue get help

Members of various cycling groups guide bikers traversing Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City at peak hours on Tuesday. The group made the initiative amid the rising number of bikers, mostly first timers, commuting to their destinations due to lack of mass transport amid the general community quarantine. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Protests continue near White House

A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after a curfew took effect during a protest over the death of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington on Monday. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. Alex Brandon, AP

Writings on the wall

President Donald Trump walks past graffiti from the White House through Lafayette Park to visit St. John's Church in Washington on Monday. Trump during his speech pledged to stop the civil unrest, which ended in six nights of looting and violence in several major cities around the USA. Patrick Semansky, AP

Mandaluyong fire displaces thousands

A boy quenches his thirst as he joins residents in clearing up debris from damaged houses on Tuesday, a day after a huge fire hit Block 37, Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday. At least 800 houses were destroyed and 1,600 families displaced during the blaze that reached general alarm on Monday evening. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Biker friendly bus

A biker takes the P2P bus with her bike, after being allowed by the driver, at the North Avenue MRT Bus station in Quezon City on Tuesday. Cycling groups urged the government to designate permanent bike lanes and footbridges as more workers opt to travel by bike amid the general community quarantine in Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Mask production for community frontliners

Workers from a barangay in Panghulo, Malabon City on Tuesday sew face masks for the community’s frontliners as the threat of COVID-19 lingers. The Department of Health confirmed additional 176 fresh and 183 late cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 18,997. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Readying for the resumption of religious rites

Church workers and volunteers at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City attach social distancing markers on Tuesday as they prepare for the resumption of religious services following Metro Manila’s shift to a general community quarantine (GCQ). According to government guidelines, only 10 people are allowed inside the church during GCQ as mass gatherings are still prohibited. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Dining in the new normal

A staff member of a restaurant walks past mannequins wearing face masks and face shields displayed inside a restaurant, to simulate seating arrangements when restaurants will once again be allowed to cater to dine-in customers, in a mall in Manila on Tuesday, a day after the government eased up quarantine measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the country's capital. Manila emerged on June 1 from one of the world's longest coronavirus lockdowns as the Philippines seeks to repair its badly damaged economy even as the number of new infections surges. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Atlanta police show support for protesters

Officers kneel with protesters during a demonstration in downtown Atlanta on Monday, condemning the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened military deployment if widespread violence isn’t quelled. Dustin Chambers, Reuters

Beating traffic

A man carries his bike up a foot bridge in Makati, as rush hour traffic builds up along EDSA on Tuesday, a day before World Bicycle Day. Limited mass transportation has forced many Filipinos returning to work to use bicycles even as bicycle infrastructure is almost non-existent in the metro. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News