THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 29, 2019


Posted at Jul 30 2019 01:55 AM

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Strong quakes hit Batanes

Photo shows a damaged house in Itbayat town, Batanes islands, northern Philippines on Saturday. At least 8 people were reported killed after three strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday. Agnes Salengua Nico, AP

Dozens arrested in Hong Kong protest

A pro-democracy protester throws back a tear gas canister at the police during a protest against police violence near China's Liaison Office, Hong Kong on Sunday. At least 49 people were arrested for various offenses including unauthorized assembly and possession of offensive weapons according to Hong Kong police. Tyrone Siu, Reuters

Itbayat after the tremors

Aerial photo shows damaged structures and temporary shelters surrounding the Itbayat Church after strong tremors hit Batanes on Saturday. President Duterte conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas and a situation briefing with members of his cabinet and local government officials at the Basco Airport on Sunday to discuss disaster response measures in the aftermath of the earthquakes. Presidential Photo

Pacquiao and Isko

Senator Manny Pacquiao raises the hand of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso during a courtesy call at the city's flag raising ceremony at the Bonifacio Monument in Manila on Monday. Moreno congratulated Pacquiao after his historic win against American boxer Keith Thurman for the World Boxing Association welterweight title last July 21. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Life after the war

Teachers and parents sit outside the bullet-marked school building in Barangay Ragayan, Butig, Lanao del Sur on Sunday. The town of Butig is one of the most affected towns in Lanao del Sur in the military campaign against the Maute-Daesh insurgents. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Gambling with their lives

Patients' relatives wait at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) releasing section located at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City on Monday. Beneficiaries raised concern over the possible suspension of the PCSO Individual Medical Assistance Program with the closure of gaming operations and small town lottery as ordered by President Duterte last Saturday after disclosing corruption within the agency. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Labor groups renew call for anti-endo bill after Duterte's veto

Members of various labor groups stage a protest at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on Monday to denounce the new government policy direction on endo and President Rodrigo Duterte's veto of the Security of Tenure bill which he himself had certified as urgent. Labor Secretary Silvestre Belo III said that the president was surprised by the public outcry over his veto as he only seeks to maintain the balance of interests of the workers and employees. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News