THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 9, 2019


Posted at Aug 10 2019 12:48 AM

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Indigenous people's day protest

A number of indigenous peoples in the Philippines hold a protest on Friday in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources calling for the non-renewal of the mining concession of Australian-Canadian owned OceanaGold in Nueva Vizcaya. Indigenous peoples in Australia, El Salvador, and Canada also held simultaneous protests as they commemorated International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Three's a crowd

Children huddle under an umbrella as intense rains and strong winds batter Mandaluyong City on Friday as Typhoon Hanna leaves the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). According to state weather bureau PAGASA, Hanna left PAR without making a landfall in the country but continues to enhance the southwest monsoon over parts of Luzon and Visayas. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Balete crushes sedan

Workers cut down a balete tree that crushed a Toyota Vios and injured a passerby along Madison Street in Quezon City after being knocked down by strong winds on Friday. Monsoon rains and gusty winds battered different parts of the metro as Typhoon Hanna moved away from the country’s area of responsibility. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

‘Kaliwa Dam is not right’

In celebration of the World's Indigenous Peoples Day, the Dumagats of Quezon and Rizal, together with the Stop Kaliwa Dam Network, hold a protest on Friday, urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) not to issue an environmental compliance certificate for the dam project. The group called on the DENR to stand true to its mandate of protecting the environment and the rights of indigenous peoples, considered nature's first defenders. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Looking for dry ground

Workers carrying plastic plants wade in floodwater, as heavy monsoon rains continue in Manila on Friday. Schools and government offices in Metro Manila were closed, as the downpour enhanced the southwest monsoon with Typhoon Hanna exiting the country. Aaron Favila, AP

Hajj begins

Muslim pilgrims face the Kaaba as they pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have arrived in the kingdom to participate in the annual pilgrimage, a mandatory religious duty that must be carried out at least once by every adult Muslim who is physically and financially capable of making the journey. Waleed Ali, Reuters