The Day in Photos: 12 July 2018
Here are the day's big stories in photos.
A banner saying the “Welcome to the Philippines, province of China” hangs from a pedestrian overpass in Quezon City on Thursday. Similar banners were displayed in other footbridges in Metro Manila, coinciding with Manila's victory over Beijing in an international arbitration court. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Campaign against wildlife trafficking
Hundreds of Mynah, Blue-naped parrots, and Hornbill birds are rescued in Quezon, Palawan. Authorities strengthened their campaign against wildlife trafficking in the province with the increasing number of critically endangered species confiscated this year. Lynette dela Cruz, ABS-CBN News
‘Fight of the Champions’
Manny Pacquiao (left) and Argentina's Lucas Matthysse (right) pose for pictures with the WBA welterweight championship belt after the press conference on Thursday, ahead the “Fight of the Champions” in Malaysia on July 15. Mohd Rasfan, AFP
A fight for West Philippine Sea
Protesters stage a moving picket protest at the Chinese Embassy at The World Center in Makati City on Thursday.
The protesters, led by the Kilusang Makabansang Ekonomiya (KME) and Akbayan Party, aired their concerns over China’s construction in disputed areas in the South China Sea, as the Philippines commemorates the 2nd anniversary of its victory at Permanent Court of Arbitration over conflicting maritime claims with China. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News
‘Free health services for the poor’
Health workers dramatize the state of the country’s health care system during a protest in front of the Department of Budget and Management in Manila, Thursday. The group urged the government to look into alleged corruption besetting the health department. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
King of the road to school
Children hold on to a tricycle's roof as they take a ride to school in Tondo, Manila, on Thursday. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has been pushing for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to disallow the use of tricycles as school service. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News