THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 3, 2020


Posted at Jun 04 2020 12:01 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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No protection for bikers on World Bicycle Day

Metro Manila Development Authority personnel remove the temporary bike lane protectors put up by the volunteer group, Bikers United Marshalls (BUM), along Commonwealth Avenue on Wednesday. The group put the road markers to set apart one lane of the highway for bikers from 6am to 8am, following the increase of number of people on bikes because of the unavailability of public transport during the general community quarantine. The MMDA, however, said the markers are illegal and may put the lives of people in danger. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Commuting to work by bicycle

People ride bicycles on EDSA near Pasay Rotonda on Wednesday as the world celebrates World Bicycle Day on Wednesday. Many workers are using bicycles because of the scarcity of public transportation during the general community quarantine. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Lopez: I am a Filipino

ABS-CBN Chairman Emeritus Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III testifies via the internet before a House of Representatives joint committee hearing on the network's franchise on Wednesday. Lopez, who was born in the US, was grilled by two House committees on his citizenship where he maintained that he is a natural-born Filipino and a US citizen, and that he would give up his US citizenship "in a minute if it came down to a conflict of interest." Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Protesters seek junking of anti-terror bill

Protesters do a noise barrage while displaying placards calling for the junking of the Anti-Terror Bill, from their vehicles in front of the House of Representatives on Wednesday in Quezon City. The proposed measure, certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte, is one step away from being passed by the Lower House, while its counterpart in the Senate already hurdled final reading last February. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Raising fists for George Floyd

People raise their fists and kneel as they protest on Tuesday at the makeshift memorial in honor of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, sparking nationwide protests and riots. Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after protests over racism and police brutality boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. Chandan Khanna, AFP

'Junk the terror bill'

Members of various progressive groups gather at Quezon Hall at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City on Wednesday after a short march as they call for the junking of House Bill No. 6875 or the Anti-Terror Bill. The bill, certified urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte, is a step away from final approval as the House of Representatives passed it on second reading Tuesday. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Social distancing in Angono jeepneys

Passengers wearing protective masks sit between makeshift plastic barriers to maintain social distancing inside a jeepney amid the COVID-19 outbreak, in Angono town, Rizal, on Wednesday. In an "ANC Headstart" interview Wednesday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said deploying traditional jeepneys in the capital region is “out of the question for now” due to coronavirus concerns. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Sanitizing with or without crowds

A janitor wearing a hazmat suit to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cleans the rails of an escalator in an almost empty shopping mall in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday. Businesses in Metro Manila are slowly reopening after almost 80 days in quarantine as the country put in steps to revive the economy that shrank in the first quarter for the first time in 22 years. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters