THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 01, 2020


Posted at Jul 02 2020 02:39 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Pangasinan's Hundred Islands reopens amid MGCQ

Alaminos City inaugurates a 3D mural at the 100 Islands Welcome Arch to jumpstart local tourism on Wednesday. The Hundred Islands National Park will now be open for local tourists coming from the 1st District of Pangasinan, as the province is still under the modified general community quarantine. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

First arrest as HK implements national security law

Riot police (left) deploy pepper spray toward journalists (right) as protesters gather for a rally against a new national security law in Hong Kong on Wednesday, on the 23rd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. A man found in possession of a Hong Kong independence flag became the first person to be arrested under Beijing's new national security law for the city, police said on July 1. Dale De La Rey, AFP

Senate pays honor to former lawmaker Ramon Revilla Sr.

Military officers carry the casket of actor-turned-politician former senator Ramon Revilla Sr. at the main entrance of the Senate building where he was received by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III, incumbent senators including his son Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., and Senate officials for a necrological service on Wednesday. Revilla, 93, succumbed to heart failure on June 26. Alex Nueva España, Senate PRIB

Thinking inside the box

Students of Sam Khok school wearing face masks and face shields are seen inside old ballot boxes repurposed into partitions as they attend a class in Pathum Thani province, Thailand on Wednesday. The Thai government eased isolation measures and introduced physical distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as schools nationwide reopened. Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters

India political party protests against China

A Bharatiya Janata Party activist burns a photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Jammu, India on Wednesday. Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying their data would be transferred to an Irish subsidiary, a response to India's ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. The quick workaround showed the ban was largely symbolic since the apps can’t be automatically erased from devices where they are already downloaded, and is a response to a border clash with China where 20 Indian soldiers died earlier this month, digital experts said. Channi Anand, AP

BIR clears ABS-CBN of tax delinquency

ABS-CBN Chairman Martin Lopez, ABS-CBN Corp. Group Head of Finance Ricardo Tan and ABS-CBN legal Counsel Marvin Ibarra listen during the House hearing on the network’s franchise application on Wednesday. The network debunked allegations of tax violations with BIR Assistant Commissioner Manuel Mapoy saying ABS-CBN Corp. has been "regularly paying its corporate taxes for the past years.” George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Policing against COVID-19

Members of the Philippine National Police stand guard at the entrance of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Wednesday to enforce physical distancing measures. Several people were seen flocking to the CCP Complex Sunday to exercise, with some ignoring physical distancing, prompting the Department of Health to issue a reminder to follow government measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Waiting to return home

A child looks inside a temporary shelter provided by the Philippine Red Cross for stranded individuals set up near the gate of the Philippine Ports Authority at North Harbor in Manila on Wednesday. The government recently suspended the return of stranded individuals to some provinces because of limited quarantine facilities and COVID-19 restrictions. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News