THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 18, 2020


Posted at Jun 19 2020 02:50 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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4 Fire volunteers injured in road mishap

Members of the RAHA Volunteers Fire Department and the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Mangament Office monitor a rescue operation after a trailer truck rammed a volunteer fire truck at UN Avenue corner San Marcelino Street in Emita, Manila on Thursday. Four fire volunteers of the Execom Fire & Rescue based in Caloocan were reported injured during the incident and were brought to a hospital in UN Avenue. Francisco Peña Adapo, ABS-CBN News

Securing the South Korean border

South Korean soldiers gather near a guard post in a sideline of Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju on Wednesday. North Korea threatened on June 17 to bolster its military presence in and near the Demilitarized Zone, a day after blowing up its liaison office with the South, prompting sharp criticism from Seoul. Jung Yeon-je, AFP

Disinfecting the DOJ compound

Maintenance personnel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) spray disinfectant solution at the agency's receiving division on Thursday. The DOJ compound was placed on lockdown after 5 employees working in 3 different buildings tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Danny Pata, ABS-CBN News

‘Ayuda sa Mamamayan’

Members of women’s rights group Gabriela stage a picket rally in front of the DSWD headquarters along Batasan Road in Quezon City on Thursday. The group called for the department’s immediate action to provide assistance to women workers, vendors, sellers and tricycle drivers affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. Protesters questioned the accreditation and distribution process for the social amelioration program, which allegedly left a large section of the population unassisted. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Home-bound repatriated OFWs

Repatriated OFWs who arrived in the country Monday from the Middle East get ready to board buses at the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, taking them to their home provinces after being given COVID-19 clearances, on Thursday. Some 500 OFWs were assisted by the Department of Labor and Employment's Hatid-Probinsya program. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

More restos reopen in Metro Manila under GCQ

A diner passes his plate to his companion as they eat with a barrier between them at a restaurant in a Taguig City mall on Thursday. Restaurants have been implementing such measures as physical distancing and installation of plastic barriers between diners to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants in areas under general community quarantine following health protocols are allowed to service dine-in customers, after being forced to close for nearly three months. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hong Kong Disneyland reopens

Visitors wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 take a selfie at the Hong Kong Disneyland on Thursday, as it opened for the first time in nearly five months at a reduced capacity and with physical distancing measures in place. The theme park closed at the end of January due to the coronavirus outbreak and is the second Disney-themed park to re-open worldwide after Shanghai Disneyland. Kin Cheung, AP