THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 29, 2020


Posted at Jun 30 2020 02:03 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Passengers stranded at North Port Passenger Terminal

Stranded passengers wait outside the North Port Passenger Terminal in Tondo, Manila for their scheduled departure on Monday early morning. Travelers bound for different areas in Visayas and Mindanao are required to submit their respective travel authority and health certification including their nasal swab test result for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) to board their ships, according to Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News

UV Express units back on the road

Commuters take a UV Express Van plying the Antipolo-Ayala route at a terminal in Antipolo City, Rizal on Monday, amid the general community quarantine. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board initially allowed 980 UV Express vans in 47 routes to resume operations to accommodate the rising number of commuters returning to work onsite. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Bus augmentation terminal at MRT-3 Guadalupe

A maintenance worker cleans the bus terminal at MRT-3 Guadalupe Station during a media tour of the bus augmentation lane along EDSA on Monday. The MRT-3 Bus Augmentation Program, which operates from MRT North Avenue in Quezon City to Taft Avenue in Pasay City, aims to ‘ bridge the gap’ as MRT-3 operates at 20 percent its normal capacity to ensure the implementation of physical distancing inside trains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Loss of Liberty

This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on June 29, 2020 shows the capsized fishing boat Liberty 5 after its collision with a cargo ship registered in Hong Kong early on June 28 off the coast of Mindoro island, southwest of Manila. Philippine authorities deployed aircraft and ships in the hunt for the missing people, who included 12 Filipino crew members and two passengers. Philippine Coast Guard handout via AFP

Taiwanese lawmakers scuffle over Presidential appointment

Lawmakers from Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) scuffle with lawmakers from the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, who have been occupying the Legislature Yuan, in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday. Members of the Kuomintang protested the nomination of President Tsai Ing-wen’s senior aide as head of Control Yuan, which exercises the powers of impeachment, censure, and audit. Ann Wang, Reuters

A call for fairness

ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak answers questions from congressmen as the House of Representatives resumed Monday hearings on bills seeking to grant the network a new 25-year franchise. Katigbak appealed for "fairness" from Congress, saying other media companies have been allowed to continue operations while their applications for a new franchise were pending. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News