THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 7, 2019


Posted at Aug 07 2019 11:50 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Early morning dispersal

A riot policeman gestures as police disperse the residents and protesters at Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong, Wednesday. Protesters surrounded a Hong Kong police station to demand the release of a university student arrested for apparently buying laser pointers, sparking the latest confrontation in the Chinese city. Vincent Thian, AP

Risk of deportation

Filipino children carry a banner which reads in Hebrew "We don't have another country" during a protest against deportation in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Hundreds of people demonstrated in Israel against the deportation of Filipino children born in Israel from migrant workers but without any legal status. Gil Cohen-Magen, AFP

USS Ronald Reagan patrols South China Sea

A U.S. fighter jet prepares to take off from the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for their patrol at the international waters off South China Sea Tuesday. The U.S. aircraft carrier has sailed through the disputed South China Sea in the latest show of America's military might amid new territorial flareups involving China and three rival claimant states. Bullit Marquez, AP

Farewell to a shepherd

Archbishop Antonio Ledesma (in purple robe) leads the burial rites of Archbishop Emiritus Jesus Tuquib at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro in Wednesday. Tuquib served for 18 years as archbishop in Cagayan de Oro and was the leading figure against government plans to set up a gambling casino. Cagayan de Oro remains a casino-free city. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Not just fresh roses

A worker from the Manila Office of the City Engineer lays fresh asphalt as vendors look on during road repairs at the Dangwa Flower Market in Manila on Wednesday. Along with the asphalt laying, the drainage system in the area was unclogged to make the decades-old flower market less susceptible to flooding. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Bye, tiangge

A worker uses an acetylene torch to dismantle stalls at the Quezon Memorial Circle on Wednesday, a few days after the occupants were informed that their business permits have already expired. The removal of the stalls, according to the city government, was done to maintain orderliness at the park. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Preventing dengue

A Manila Health Department personnel conducts misting to kill mosquito larvae as a dengue prevention measure, in Barangay 851, Zone 93, Zamora Street in Pandacan, Manila. The health department declared a national dengue epidemic on August 6 as dengue cases continue to rise in the country. ABS-CBN News

No bus ban

Southbound buses force their way into the yellow lane of EDSA near Kamuning, Quezon City, leaving only one lane left for other vehicles using the main thoroughfare as Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel strictly enforce the yellow lane policy. The MMDA called off a provincial bus ban dry run along EDSA after bus companies who initially volunteered to participate decided to ply the roads due to a court order halting the ban. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News