THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 9, 2020


Posted at Jun 10 2020 01:20 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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US Democrats call for police reform

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) kneel with Congressional Democrats during a moment of silence to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others inside Emancipation Hall after weeks of protests against racial inequality in the aftermath in Minneapolis police custody of Floyd, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., Monday. The Congressional Democrats held events pushing for police reform legislation in the US. Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

Road safety for bikers

Volunteers from the Bikers United Marshall assist workers biking to work by setting up improvised safety cones along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. The groups urged the government to designate bike lanes in Metro Manila’s major roads to ensure safety of workers who opt to bike-to- work as public transportation remains suspended under the general community quarantine. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Teachers demand distance learning tools

Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) hold a protest from inside a vehicle in front of the Department of Education headquarters in Pasig City on Tuesday. The groups slammed the department for the absence of a clear action plan in implementing distance learning nationwide and raised concern on the accessibility of digital learning tools to both educators and students. The group also called for mass testing to ensure safety of teachers who might be required to report to work physically amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Applying for Pag-IBIG loans

Pag-IBIG fund members fall in line at the Commonwealth office in Quezon City on Tuesday, most applying for calamity loans, as the metro remains under general community quarantine. The number of unemployed in the country reached 7.3 million in April, a record high, as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses for over two months and left many industries struggling. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Ships dock on Pag-Asa Island, as beaching ramp inaugurated

In this handout photo provided by the Department of National Defense PAS, ships carrying construction materials are docked at the newly built beach ramp at the Philippine-claimed island of Pag-Asa, also known as Thitu, in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday. The Philippine defense chief and top military officials flew to a disputed island in the South China Sea on Tuesday to inaugurate a beach ramp built to allow the "full-blast" development of the far-flung territory but would likely infuriate China. Department of National Defense PAS via AP

Protesters mark one year of Hong Kong demonstrations

Pro-democracy protesters march in the Central district of Hong Kong on Tuesday as the city marks the one-year anniversary since pro-democracy protests erupted following opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China. The protests have evolved to include calls for wider independence from the mainland due to what many see as curtailed freedoms due to the looming national security law. Anthony Wallace, AFP

As the flag flies

A welder works on a portion of Quezon Bridge in Manila on Tuesday, a few days before the country marks its 122nd independence day. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday that the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases has allowed the traditional celebration of the country’s Independence Day on June 12 but with attendance limited only to 10 people. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News