THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 31, 2019


Posted at Aug 01 2019 12:30 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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CPR training for students

Students, employees and faculty members of the University of the East (UE) participate in the 2019 Nationwide Simultaneous hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation campaign on Wednesday. The Department of Health and the Philippine Heart Association aim to train millions of Filipinos in CPR to help save lives. ABS-CBN News

Pay hike for government workers

Government workers protest in front of the Department of Budget and Management in Manila on payday Wednesday, calling for an increase in the national minimum wage to P16,000 a month. Government workers continue to clamor for wage hikes following pay increases for police officers, soldiers, and other uniformed personnel in 2018. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

VP Robredo visits Itbayat

Vice President Leni Robredo inspects the damage wrought by deadly earthquakes in Itbayat, Batanes on Wednesday. Robredo brought relief supplies for the affected residents and visited families of the victims killed during the deadly earthquakes that hit the town last July 27, 2019. Marvin Bautista, OVP

Lotto operations resume

A man waits by the public assistance desk of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday, the same day that lotto operations resumed following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to lift the agency's suspension. More than 21,000 lotto outlets and other PCSO gaming kiosks were shut down nationwide from July 27 to 30 after the President declared these as illegal due to "massive corruption," but Duterte lifted the suspension on lotto operations on Tuesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Showing support for Archbishop Soc

Catholic devotees flock and light candles at the St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Dagupan City in support of Archbishop Socrates Villegas on Wednesday. Villegas, along with other administration critics, are facing sedition and inciting to sedition complaints filed by the Philippine National Police. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News