THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 4, 2019


Posted at Jul 04 2019 11:38 PM

Duterte honors veteran photojournalist Rene Lumawag

President Duterte pays his last respects to his long-time friend and one of his close-in photographers Renato Lumawag at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Chapel in Davao City on Wednesday. Lumawag, 74, followed Duterte’s political career since 1986 when the latter was elected Davao City Vice Mayor all the way to his election as president in 2016. Toto Lozano, Presidential photo

Group slams China’s 'intrusion in PH EEZ'

Pedestrians walk past a protest in front of the World Center where the Chinese Consular Office is located in Makati, on Thursday. The protesters slammed President Duterte for alleged cowardice and inaction on China’s intrusion in the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

TNVS operators announce ‘transport holiday’

Members of the ride-sharing umbrella group TNVS Community hold banners announcing a “TNVS transport holiday” during a press conference in Quezon City on Thursday. The group says its members will temporarily stop offering its services on Monday, July 8, in protest against the supposed inconsistent policies of the LTFRB. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Believe it or not, this is Divisoria

Pedestrians and vehicles pass along Divisoria unhampered by vendors and illegally parked vehicles days after clearing operations ordered by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. The mayor also said that the city government will organize street vendors instead of private individuals and that it will not allow non-Manila residents to ply their wares on the streets. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Dispose of illegal drugs

An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency stands guard next to bricks of cocaine and other seized illegal drugs prior to destroying them at a waste facility in Trece Martires city, Cavite, Thursday. About 1.41 metric tons of assorted illegal drugs worth P6.58 billion were destroyed by authorities as part of an intensified narcotics crackdown in the country. Ted Aljibe, AFP