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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 23, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 24 2019 12:26 AM

HK students join protests

Secondary school students cover their right eye as they hold up their phone torches while attending a rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Thursday. Hong Kong student leaders on Thursday announced a two-week boycott of lectures from the upcoming start of term, as they seek to keep protesters on the streets and pressure on the government. Anthony Wallace, AFP

Amazon forest burning

An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil on Thursday. Environmentalists raised concern on the record number of wildfires that hit the Amazon forests. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) registered 72,843 fires, the highest recorded since 2013. Ueslei Marcelino, Reuters

Enough pork in PH

Vendors prepare pork products as prices go down at the Commonwealth Market in Quezon City on Thursday. The Agriculture department gave assurance on the ample supply of pork in the country, but remains vigilant as it tightens quarantine measures to prevent outbreak of African swine-flu in the country. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Back home

A repatriated Filipino migrant worker from Saudi Arabia arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Friday after escaping from allegedly abusive employers. While over 10 million Filipinos continue to work abroad, boosting the Philippine economy with their remittances, it is not uncommon for them to encounter labor and recruitment issues in the hands of employers and recruiters. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Hogging hogs

A worker brings two pigs inside the Vitas Slaughterhouse complex in Tondo, Manila on Friday a few moments after the groundbreaking ceremony of the renovation of the abattoir. The renovation was made after inspectors found the slaughterhouse to be in a sorry state, which the city’s mayor said contributed to the selling of “bocha” or spoiled meat in the capital’s markets. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Robredo pays respects to Gina Lopez

Vice-President Leni Robredo talks to ABS-CBN Corp. chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez as she pays her respects to philanthropist and environmentalist Gina Lopez inside the ABS-CBN compound on Thursday. The former Environment Secretary passed away on Monday. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

The next Gilas?

A boy tries to get a shot off over another kid, as they play basketball using a plastic rim attached to a wall in Parañaque. Basketball remains the favorite sport of Filipinos, proof of which is the country’s anticipation of the FIBA World Cup that tips off on August 31. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News