THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 21, 2019


Posted at Aug 22 2019 12:55 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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BRP Conrado Yap arrives in Manila

Philippine Navy sailors (left) march past their newly-acquired vessel, the Pohang-class corvette BRP Conrado Yap (PS39), as it prepares to dock at the international port in Manila on Tuesday. The newly-acquired vessel from South Korea, measuring some 88.3 meters with a maximum speed of 32 knots, is capable of anti-submarine warfare equipped with sonar, torpedo launchers and depth charges. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Remembering the Plaza Miranda bombing

People flash the “Laban” sign to commemorate the Plaza Miranda Bombing in front of the Quiapo Church in Manila on Wednesday. Nine people were killed and 95 others injured when a blast hit a political campaign rally of the Liberal Party on Aug. 21, 1971. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Tropical depression Ineng enters PAR

A boy holds an umbrella as he walks under the rain at the Quiapo market in Manila on Wednesday. Tropical depression Ineng, the ninth cyclone to enter the Philippine area of Responsibility is unlikely to make landfall but is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon according to PAGASA. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Kiefer, Paul and Beau in Gilas PH send-off

Kiefer Ravena and Beau Belga pretend to record teammate Paul Lee as he is interviewed by members of the media during the send-off for Gilas Pilipinas at the Meralco compound in Ortigas on Wednesday. The team is bound for China to participate in the FIBA World Cup, the team’s second straight appearance in the tournament since 2014. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hong Kong tensions rise again

Protesters use fire extinguishers at riot police during a standoff at Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, the same site where an attack on protesters by suspected triad gang members occurred a month ago. The protests, which started out as a call to scrap a proposed extradition bill, has grown to a call for sweeping changes in the Special Administrative Region and threatens to hit the economy of both Hong Kong and mainland China. Thomas Peter, Reuters