THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 18, 2019


Posted at Jun 19 2019 01:02 AM

Duterte graces PH Navy anniversary

President Duterte salutes one of the awardees during the 121st Philippine Navy Anniversary at the Commodore Rudiardo A. Brown Beaching Area (CRABBA), Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City on Monday. Duterte for the first time addressed the Reed Bank incident involving 22 Filipino fishermen, but has not issued any official statement, citing the need for thorough investigation. Robinson Niñal, Presidential Photo

Victorious Toronto

Jodie Meeks #20, Malcolm Miller #13 and Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors wave from their bus during the Toronto Raptors Victory Parade on Monday in Toronto, Canada. The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 4-2 to win the 2019 NBA Finals. Vaughn Ridley, Getty Images/AFP

Burning flags

Activists led by labor group Defend Job Philippines burn 22 mock Chinese flags as they stage a protest at the Kilometer 0 marker in Rizal Park, Manila on Tuesday. The groups condemned the alleged ramming incident between a Chinese ship and the F/B GEM-VER, a Filipino fishing vessel where 22 fishermen were abandoned afloat the Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea on June 9. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A river runs dry

A Dumagat man takes a rest overlooking the Matulid River, one of Angat reservoir’s major tributaries, with very low water level on Sunday. The National Water Resource Board urged Metro Manila residents to conserve water as lack of rainfall is experienced in the watershed due to El Niño. Water concessionaires also warned on possible water interruption and water rationing in Metro Manila as water level in the dam dipped further on Tuesday morning. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Hong Kong cleanup

Protesters clean up the main road near the Legislative Council after a massive protest attended by nearly two million people according to organizers against an extradition bill in Hong Kong on Monday. The protesters have been praised for clearing the roads of trash and leaving them spotless after holding one of the territory’s largest protests in its history. Vincent Yu, AP

Waste to energy

An employee oversees machinery near a storage pit at the Vancouver Waste-To-Energy garbage facility where garbage shipped from the Philippines will be processed, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, on Tuesday. The Philippines shipped back some 1,500 tons of illegally-imported trash back to Canada on May 31 after a years-long standoff. Lindsey Wasson, Reuters