THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 5, 2020


Posted at Aug 06 2020 04:06 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Massive blast rocks Beirut

A picture shows the scene of an explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent said. The blast, which rattled entire buildings and broke glass, was felt in several parts of the city. Amwar Amro, AFP

A chance to go home amid MECQ

Around 60 locally-stranded individuals camp out near the gates of the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on Wednesday. The stranded individuals wait for a chance to return home to their respective provinces under the government’s Hatid Tulong program as well as aid from the Department of Social Welfare and Development amid the modified enhanced community quarantine. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Lining up for gov't aid in Las Piñas

Las Piñas residents queue outside a remittance center in Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas City to claim their social amelioration subsidy on Wednesday. The social welfare department removed at least 3 million names from the current list of SAP beneficiaries for the second tranche due to double listing, unqualified individuals, beneficiaries of other cash aid programs and those who voluntarily returned their cash aid in the past. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News

Joint Task Force COVID Shield implements tighter checkpoints

Motorcycle riders fall in line for a police checkpoint along the Radial road 2 near the Zapote-Alabang Road in Las Pinas on Wednesday. The Philippine National Police in coordination with local government implemented stricter security checks between cities and towns as Metro Manila and its adjacent provinces are placed under modified enhanced community quarantine to address rising COVID-19 cases. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Catholic Diocese of Kalookan, Agri dep't promote ‘food gardening'

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan blesses seedlings, which will be distributed to residents as part of the "Gulayamanan" project, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace Parish Church in Caloocan City on Wednesday. The diocese signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture in promoting urban gardening for food production in the time of pandemic. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News

A prayer for Hiroshima victims and survivors

A woman prays before a memorial service for Korean atomic bomb victims in front of the Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on Wednesday. Hiroshima marks the 75th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing on Aug. 6. Eugene Hoshiko, AP

Clean hands protect against infection

Passersby use a hand-washing station set up beside the Philippine National Police and Bureau of Fire Protection checkpoint in Barangay Santo Rosario, Pateros on Wednesday, as Metro Manila and nearby provinces reverted to the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine. Pateros has recorded 270 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 112 recoveries and seven deaths as of Tuesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Softdrinks supply run

A man crosses over a rope marking a residential compound with a sign barring access to non-residents in Taguig City on Wednesday, the second day of a two-week reimposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. The National Capital Region, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite reverted to the stricter quarantine as the country’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise logging 3,462 new cases on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Tents set up at GABMMC for excess patients

A nurse gestures to COVID-19 patients inside a tent at Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center in Tondo, Manila, to wear their masks. The hospital has been forced to set up several tents at the outdoor parking lot acting as an extension of the emergency room due to the hospital’s COVID-19 ward being fully occupied. Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News