THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 17, 2020


Posted at Jul 18 2020 12:24 AM

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Contagious exhibition

Dutch King Willem-Alexander tours the "Contagious!" exhibit at Rijksmuseum Boerhave in Leiden, Netherlands on Thursday. The museum finally opened an exhibition Thursday on contagious diseases through the ages after a long delay caused by the disease currently sweeping the world, COVID-19. Peter Dejong, AP/pool

Relatives appeal for stranded OFWs

Families of stranded seafarers and OFWs troop to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City on Friday, calling for a dialogue in person after multiple online requests to the department for the repatriation of their relatives were unheeded. The government estimates over 300,000 of the recorded 2.2 million overseas workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be returning home in the next few months. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Taiwan lawmakers scuffle in parliament

Taiwan’s main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Lu Ming-che (L) fights with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Wu Ping-jui (C) during a voting in at the parliament in Taipei on Friday. Scuffles during voting in the parliament broke out as the KMT protested against Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's nomination of Chen Chu, former secretary general of the President Office, for the chairwoman of the Control Yuan, the country’s watchdog body of other branches of government. Sam Yeh, AFP

Shopping for farm fresh produce

People purchase vegetables and other goods from a member of the Batangas City Rural Improvement Club Marketing Cooperative at the Harvest to Goodness weekend market in Eastwood, Quezon City on Friday. The initiative was set up by the Department of Agriculture, Megaworld Lifestyle malls and non-profit group Resto PH to provide a venue for farmers, fisherfolk, and Filipino-owned restaurants to sell their products as the metro remains under general community quarantine. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Manila builds second COVID-19 drive-through testing center

Local government workers prepare a drive-through COVID-19 testing center at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Friday. This is the city’s second drive-through testing center with the first one opening on Wednesday, and both residents and non-residents of the city being tested free of charge. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Kapamilyas show support

ABS-CBN employees and supporters conduct a noise barrage and call for the network’s resumption of operations on Friday, a week after it was denied a fresh franchise by the House committee, in front of its headquarters in Quezon City. Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep Luis Raymund "LRay" Villafuerte on Friday said he would support the network’s renewal if it was under new management and ownership. Villafuerte was one of the 70 representatives who voted against the network’s franchise. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News