THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 22, 2020


Posted at Jul 23 2020 01:07 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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A call to protect nurses

National Nurses United (NNU) display 164 white clogs shoes outside the US Capitol, Washington, USA on Tuesday as tribute to the more than 160 nurses who have lost their lives from COVID-19 in United States. The group demanded the Senate to act swiftly to protect nurses on the frontlines. Olivier Douliery, AFP

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa pleads not guilty on tax evasion case

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa arrives for her arraignment at the Pasig Regional Trial Court Branch 157 on Wednesday. Ressa pleaded “not guilty” to the 5th tax evasion charge filed by the Justice department against her and Rappler Holdings Incorporated for allegedly failing to supply correct information on Rappler's value-added tax (VAT) return for the second quarter of 2015. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Labor groups blast Duterte for failing to address workers' rights

Members of different labor groups hold a protest at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros on Wednesday. The groups criticized the current administration for its failure to address workers’ rights ahead of President Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address on July 27. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Manila’s Muslim cemetery and Cultural Hall

Guests take selfies at the site marker after the groundbreaking ceremony of Manila’s first Muslim Cemetery and Cultural Hall inside the Manila South Cemetery, Wednesday. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso led the groundbreaking ceremony of the project which will serve as an exclusive ground for the interment and transfer of remains of the capital’s deceased Muslim residents. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

School uniform vendors reel from pandemic impact

Rodulfo Cajes fixes school uniforms and other clothing he sells along Quirino Avenue in Parañaque on Wednesday. Cajes says his business has taken a hit, barely able to sell any school uniforms, a first for him in 33 years even as classes are set to begin in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News

Portions of Baesa put under special concern lockdown

A barangay official helps a resident buy supplies, as portions of Howmart Road in Baesa, Quezon City, were put under special concern lockdown starting Tuesday due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the area. Malacañang floated the possibility of Metro Manila reverting to the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine as COVID-19 cases rise. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Show of support continues for ABS-CBN

Employees and supporters continue to hold a noise barrage outside the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City on Wednesday. The Makabayan lawmakers’ bloc is seeking a full house vote on the network’s franchise after its application was rejected by the House Committee on Legislative Franchises. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

National Museum of Korea reopens

Visitors wearing face masks take pictures at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul Wednesday. The museum reopened Wednesday after having been closed for two months due to new coronavirus concerns. Ahn Young-joon, AP