THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 16, 2019


Posted at Jul 16 2019 11:55 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Toppled by a temblor

A motorist drives past a destroyed house after a large earthquake hit Surigao City. Fifty-one people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings were damaged during the quake. Erwin Mascariñas, AFP

Bali breakdown

Balinese men collect stones from a damaged temple in Bali, Indonesia Tuesday. Indonesian authorities say a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java on Tuesday, causing damage to homes and temples. Firdia Lisnawati, AP

'Tis the peak season of dengue

An 8-month-old dengue patient is carried by his mother at the adult dengue ward at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on Tuesday. The health department declared a national dengue alert on July 15 after seeing a spike in mosquito-borne cases around the country. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Praying for the West Philippine Sea

Filipino Catholics and activists sing after a mass outside the Philippine Senate in Manila on Tuesday. The group offered a mass for the country due to their concerns about China and the disputed West Philippine Sea, the country's exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea. Aaron Favila, AP

More water for swimmers

Swimmers reach for water bottles while competing in the men's 10km open water swim at the World Swimming Championships in Yeosu, South Korea, Tuesday. About 4,500 athletes from 190 countries will vie for 76 golds in swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming and high diving during the 18th FINA World Championship in Gwangju, South Korea from July 12-28, 2019 Mark Schiefelbein, AP

PH-US strategic dialogue

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez (left) and US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim shake hands following their news conference at the conclusion of the two-day 8th US-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue on Tuesday in the financial district of Makati. The "strategic dialogue" discussed both countries' defense, military and economic relations. Bullit Marquez, AP

Manila cleanup continues

Members of Manila’s Department of Engineering and Public Works declog the drainage at the recently cleaned Lagusnilad underpass. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has been restoring long neglected areas of the capital, including crowded marketplace Divisoria and the Bonifacio Shrine near the Manila City Hall. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Needle anxiety

Children react as they watch a schoolmate get Diptheria and Tigdas vaccine shots at the Pasig Elementary School on Tuesday. The Department of Health continued its school-based immunization campaign to encourage parents and caregivers to avail of the government's free immunization services to provide children protection against vaccine-preventable diseases. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News