THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 13, 2019


Posted at Aug 14 2019 02:14 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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Picking up where habagat left off

Elderly citizens clean up debris on the shore of Barangay Bucana, Nasugbu, Batangas on Tuesday. The activity is part of the community service in the government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which qualified senior citizens can join. Domcar C. Lagto, ABS-CBN News

An eye for an eye

A combination picture shows anti-extradition bill protesters wearing an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured during a clash with police inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong, China. Flights are set to be rescheduled on Tuesday after a demonstration at the airport grounded all flights in and out of one of the busiest airports in the region on Monday night. Thomas Peter, Reuters

Confiscated contraband

Manila Police District (MPD) officers and employees prepare improvised firearms and illegal gambling machines confiscated from Baseco in Port Area in Manila through two weeks of operations. The guns and machines will be presented to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno at the City Hall on Tuesday. Police held a series of operations at the compound following Moreno's orders, with Sunday's raids leaving 3 suspects dead and more than a thousand residents arrested. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Last call for boarding

A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departure gate during another demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday. The airport has suspended flight check-ins after protesters calling for democratic reforms blocked passengers at departure halls forcing immigration counters to shut down. Philip Fong, AFP

Making do

An infant confined at the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Provincial District Hospital in Calamba, Laguna on Tuesday is placed under a makeshift oxygen hood made of a 6-liter plastic water container. An increase in the number of patients has forced the 100-bed capacity hospital to resort to using the improvised oxygen hood which the hospital says is clinically accepted. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Testing for dengue

A boy cries as a Department of Health doctor extracts blood samples to test for dengue at the barangay hall of Palo Alto, Canlubang in Laguna on Tuesday. The provincial government has increased community visits in an effort to mitigate the rise of dengue cases with Calamba, Laguna now under a state of calamity due to the rapid surge of the mosquito-borne viral disease. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News