THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 15, 2019


Posted at Jul 16 2019 02:18 AM

Earthquake aftermath

A woman looks at a destroyed house after a large earthquake that hit Cantilan, Surigao City on Sunday. Fifty-one people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged on Saturday when an earthquake hit before dawn, police said. Erwin Mascariñas, AFP

A painful farewell

Maria Theresa Conje, a Filipina domestic helper from Saudi Arabia, cries during the burial of her son Bryan Conje at Sangandaan Cemetery in Manila on Sunday. President Duterte earlier branded as "idiots" the governments behind a UN rights body investigation on the Philippines' human rights situation including alleged cases of extrajudicial killings linked to the war on drugs. Noel Celis, AFP

How do you solve a problem like Manila

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno reacts as reporters interview a suspect charged with extortion at the Manila City Hall on Monday. The suspect was caught during an entrapment operation while collecting money from vendors planning to sell their merchandise along Recto Avenue, weeks after the clearing operation in Divisoria. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Waiting for 'WakaSONA'

Activists from different student organizations carry images of Filipino heroes during a press briefing at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) headquarters in Quezon City on Monday. The group slammed President Duterte’s upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) as a diversion from real and pressing issues such as intensified foreign aggression by China and alleged human rights abuses directed at the poor and student organizations. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Securing SONA 2019

Members of the Quezon City Police District Station 6, PNP Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and bomb disposal units conduct a simulation exercise to test their capabilities in responding to different security threat scenes along Batasan Road on Monday. Security preparations are underway with barely a week before President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Drone snipers

French Army soldiers hold anti-drone guns during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris, France on Sunday. Thousands watched the festivities in the French capital, including President Emmanuel Macron. Charles Platiau, Reuters

No, they are not Daniela

People dressed like Kate Bush take part in "The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever" flash mob in Berlin, Germany on Saturday. Bush is an English singer who made the hit song entitled "Wuthering Heights" in 1978, which in turn was inspired by the 1847 novel with the same title. Axel Schmidt, Reuters