THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 2, 2019


Posted at Aug 03 2019 01:13 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Death by debris?

A dead sea turtle is seen amid marine debris carried by huge waves brought by southwest monsoon at the shoreline of Barangay Wawa in Nasugbu, Batangas on Friday. Global population of the marine turtles is dwindling owing to the unabated poaching for their meat, shell and eggs, while reproduction is mired by habitat destruction, accidental by-catch, ocean plastic pollution and climate change, according to DENR. Domcar Lagto, ABS-CBN News

My Darna

A collector poses for photos after buying a Darna Funko Pop figure at the Fun Con 2019 event in Makati City on Friday. The launch of the Funko Pop version of the famous Filipino heroine attracted long lines even before mall hours. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Manila flooding

A commuter holds his shoes onboard a tricycle traversing a flooded street in Manila on Friday. The heavy downpour brought about by the southwest monsoon caused massive flooding in different parts of Metro Manila. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Waiting out the wet weather

A boy clings to an adult companion under the LRT line along Rizal Avenue on Friday, as they seek shelter from the downpour. A combined low pressure area spotted east of Catanduanes and an enhanced southwest monsoon brought torrential rains and flooding to different parts of Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Focused on Folayang

A fan takes a photo of Filipino fighter Eduard Folayang before his match against American Eddie Alvarez in ONE: Dawn of Heroes at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday. Folayang lost to Alvarez by rear naked choke 2 minutes and 16 seconds into Round 1 of their Grand Prix lightweight semifinal. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News