THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 03, 2020


Posted at Jul 03 2020 11:47 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Jeepneys on limited run following protocols

A commuter pays the fare at a jeepney loading station on Araneta Avenue in Quezon City on Friday for the Quezon Avenue-Sta. Mesa route. A limited number of jeepneys were allowed by the Land Franchising and Regulatory Board on 47 routes in Metro Manila after almost four months of lockdown. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Defending their rights

ABS-CBN employees and other press freedom advocates conduct a Black Friday protest at the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City Friday in light of the second cease and desist order received by the network while the franchise hearing in Congress is happening. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

The New Divi

New vending stalls line Ylaya Street in Divisoria, Manila on Friday. The new stalls, with physical distancing and using cashless payment system, will be inaugurated sometime next week following guidelines that would minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus. ABS-CBN News

Philippine Red Cross gives cash aid to Tondo families

Residents of Tondo, Manila line up for the cash assistance program of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) at the Dr. Juan G. Nolasco High School on Friday. The PRC reached out to 204 beneficiary families in Tondo and gave each of them P3,500 as part of their cash assistance program for households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Plastic protest

Contemporary art designer Leeroy New wears a makeshift face shield made from recycled plastic bottles inside his studio in Quezon City on Friday. The mask, crafted from recycled plastic bottles, is one of the artist’s latest artworks that protests various issues such as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the ABS-CBN shutdow Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Press freedom advocates show support for ABS-CBN

A woman joins a candle-lighting activity in front of the ABS-CBN headquarters in Quezon City on Friday, as various groups gather to support the network and press freedom. The National Telecommunications Commission on Tuesday issued two cease-and-desist orders against ABS-CBN’s TV Plus channels and SKY Direct even as the network's franchise is still being tackled in Congress. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

HK security law leaves Lennon Walls blank

Blank notes are seen on a Lennon Wall inside a pro-democracy bubble-tea shop in Hong Kong on Friday in response to a new national security law introduced in the city which makes political views, slogans and signs advocating Hong Kong’s independence or liberation illegal. Several pro-democracy restaurants and shops have taken down their Lennon Wall displays expressing support for protests or criticism of China's leadership for fear of arrest. Isaac Lawrence, AFP

First Friday prayer

A devotee prays outside Quiapo Church in July’s First Friday Mass. The government will further ease restrictions on religious gatherings, it said Friday, allowing up to 10 percent of a venue’s capacity in areas under general community quarantine starting July 10. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Tondo barangays prepare for hard lockdown

Local barangay officials man their posts in Barangay 56, Tondo, Manila, as they prepare for a hard lockdown on Friday night. Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno placed 31 barangays under a 48-hour hard lockdown, which will take effect from midnight, July 4 until 11:59 p.m., July 5. Moreno issued the executive order, after the Manila Health Department confirmed 147 positive COVID-19 cases in those villages. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News