THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 5, 2020


Posted at Jun 06 2020 01:21 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Bikers express support for ABS-CBN

Bikers pedal around the ABS-CBN compound in support of the passage of the franchise renewal bills in the House of Representatives on Friday. ABS-CBN has been off-air for a month after the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order last May 5. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

George Floyd laid to rest, protests persist

George Floyd's casket is carried to a hearse after his funeral at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday. Floyd’s death, while being restrained by the Minneapolis police on May 25, triggered civil unrest in several major cities around the USA. Bebeto Matthews, AP

Quiapo Church reopens amid GCQ

Catholic devotees observe physical distancing as they line up outside Quiapo Church in Manila on Friday amid the general community quarantine. Only 50 devotees are allowed inside for a 5-minute prayer, while 10 people will be accommodated during Masses, with disinfections in between intervals. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

PITX gears up for new normal

Employees of an establishment inside the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) clean the store windows on Friday, as physical distancing markers and signs dot the premises. The PITX set safety measures, such as physical distancing and mandatory temperature scanning among others, to curb the spread of COVID-19 as it readies to reopen on June 8. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Supporters call for ABS-CBN return

ABS-CBN supporters gather at the broadcast network’s headquarters in Quezon City on Friday and light candles, as they call for the passage of the network’s franchise still pending in Congress. The House of Representatives can continue to deliberate the network’s franchise, even as the 18th congress is on break after lawmakers adopted House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez’s motion to allow standing and special committees to conduct public hearings or inquiries as congress adjourned sine die on Friday. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Invading the habitat

A white heron stands between dumped plastic bottles and waste on the bank of the river Sava on World Environment Day, in Belgrade, Serbia on Friday. World Environment Day, marked annually on June 5 since 1974, aims to raise awareness and encourage protection of the environment with this year’s theme of biodiversity. Darko Vojinovic, AP

Albay Balik-Probinsya Program continues

A woman is sprayed with disinfectant before riding a bus at the Baclaran church en route to her home province Albay on Friday. Some 600 individuals stranded in Manila because of the lockdown were given free rides back to Albay in the Balik-Probinsya Program through the efforts of the Office of the Vice-President, the Redemptorist community, and the Albay provincial government. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

'Strawberry moon' rises over RIzal

A "strawberry moon", classified as a penumbral eclipse, is seen over Morong, Rizal on Friday as Earth embarks on a new “eclipse season” or one of two periods a year when it’s inevitable for two to three eclipses to occur. The "strawberry moon" gets its name from the time of the year it appears signalling the Algonquin tribes in North America it was time to harvest wild strawberries. Photo courtesy of Jovelyn Mateo