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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 27, 2020

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Posted at Jul 28 2020 12:32 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Groups gather for #SONA2020 protests

Multisectoral groups march toward UP Diliman in Quezon City in protest on the day of President Duterte's 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday. Joint Task Force COVID Shield commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said police will implement maximum tolerance against protesters. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Senate opens 2nd Regular Session of the 18th Congress

Senators bow their heads in prayer during the opening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 18th Congress on Monday. Some senators to be led by Senate President Vicente Sotto III will proceed to the House of Representatives in the afternoon to hear the President’s 5th State of the Nation Address in a hybrid joint session. Henzberg Austria, Senate PRIB

Father and child await free ride to home province

Aldan Capas places his 8-month old child on a makeshift hammock at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila City on Monday, as they wait for free transportation under the government’s Hatid Tulong Program that will take them to his home province. Capas said he is worried for his child’s health because of the possibility of catching COVID-19 and other diseases, especially since garbage has been accumulating in the complex due to the number of people there. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News

Fifth State of the Nation Address

President Duterte delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address in front of a limited number of lawmakers, including Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, on Monday at the House of Representatives in Quezon City. In a speech lasting almost two hours punctuated by jibes at his critics, Duterte also laid down plans for the remainder of his term, including reviving the death penalty. Handout, Office of the Senate President

Peaceful protest, peaceful dispersal

Police disperse demonstrators staging a protest in front of the Sto. Niño de Tondo Church in Manila in time with President Duterte's State of the Nation Address on Monday. Members of the group, who were protesting peacefully and practicing physical distancing, were asked by the police to disperse peacefully or face arrest. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

NCMH director, employee killed by gunmen

Police inspect the car of National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) director Dr. Roland Cortez at the corner of Cassanova Drive and Tandang Sora Avenue in Quezon City on Monday. Cortez and NCMH employee Ernesto Dela Cruz, witnesses say, were shot dead by unknown motorcycle-riding assailants. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Noise barrage on SONA day

Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN hold a noise barrage in front of the network's headquarters in Quezon City on Monday after President Duterte's 5th State of the Nation Address. Duterte again linked the denial of ABS-CBN'S franchise by a House committee to his war on "oligarchs" that includes the Lopezes. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News