THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 14, 2019


Posted at Aug 15 2019 12:16 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Hong Kong airport disruption

Riot police use pepper spray to disperse anti-extradition bill protesters during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday. Police stepped in to quell the protests at the terminal that has disrupted flights in and out of Hong Kong for two days. Tyrone Siu, Reuters

74 years since

Protesters display placards during a rally by comfort women or wartime sex slaves near the Presidential Palace to mark the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II on Wednesday in Manila. In their statement, the protesters lamented the fact that after 74 years since the end of World War II, Japan still "refuses to atone for its wartime atrocities and has now embarked on a campaign to silence efforts to commemorate by causing the removal of all memorials related to the issue." Bullit Marquez, AP

Looking for their daughter

Jovita Antoniano, mother of a missing 11th-grader, wipes her eye as she looks at “Allen,” an alleged former New Peoples Army (NPA) rebel, during a senate inquiry on missing minors supposedly being recruited by leftist organizations. The Senate committee on public order chaired by former police chief Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa launched an investigation on the supposed practice of leftist groups as the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group filed complaints of kidnapping and a slew of other cases against various members of militant youth group Anakbayan. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fun by the filthy bay

Children at Baseco compound in Tondo, Manila, frolic along the shore of the Manila Bay on Wednesday. Despite a national and citywide cleanup drive, slum areas remain littered with garbage, a lot of which come from other towns and are washed ashore. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

ISKOnek kiosk unveiled

People take pictures as they use the ISKOnek WiFi kiosk, which features free WiFi hotspot, charging station, and phone booth, near Manila City Hall on Wednesday. If successful, the city says it will put up 50 more kiosks with high foot traffic around Manila. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News