THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 26, 2019


Posted at Aug 27 2019 01:06 AM

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Sanctuary for Lolas

Members and supporters of the “Flowers for Lolas Campaign” unveil a marker at the garden sanctuary inside the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran in honor of comfort women who suffered during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during World War II. A mass, blessing of the marker and flowers were offered to pay tribute to women victims of the Japanese wartime sexual slavery as survivors and their supporters pledge to fight for justice. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Higalaay Carnival

Performers in colorful costumes dance on the streets during the Higalaay Carnival Festival in downtown Cagayan de Oro on Sunday afternoon. The city will celebrate the feast of San Agustin on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News

Guns and protests

Police officers point their guns at protesters in Tseun Wan in Hong Kong on Sunday during the latest opposition protests to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city. Hong Kong police officers fired at least one gunshot on August 25 after the latest pro-democracy rally descended into violent clashes. It is believed to be the first time a live round has been fired by police in three months of escalating violence that has rocked the financial hub. Lillian Suwanrumpha, AFP

Pinoy in Judo World Championships

Philippines' Bryn Quillotes (in white) fights against Australia's Joshua Katz (in blue) in the men's under 60kg category bout during the 2019 Judo World Championships at the Nippon Budokan, a venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo on Sunday. The biggest international judo competition is being held from August 25 to September 1. Charly Triballeau, AFP

Salute to Filipino heroes

Philippine honor guards fire their rifles during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate National Heroes' Day at the Heroes Cemetery in Manila on Monday. President Duterte, who the skipped the Heroes' Day rites, urged Filipinos to be everyday heroes by reaching out to those in need and are neglected in the society. Ted Aljibe, AFP

A call to save the Amazon

Handout aerial released by Greenpeace showing smoke billowing from forest fires in the municipality of Candeias do Jamari, close to Porto Velho in Rondonia State, in the Amazon basin in northwestern Brazil, on August 24, 2019. Brazil on August 25 deployed two Hercules C-130 aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest. Victor Moriyama, Greenpeace/AFP

'Endo' protest on Nat'l Heroes' Day

Members of the United Workers Alliance hit with hammers an effigy of President Duterte during a protest in Mendiola on National Heroes' Day, Monday, as they call for an end to contractualization and alleged attacks against labor unions. Last July, the president vetoed the security of tenure bill saying “Our goal, however, has always been to target the abuse, while leaving businesses free to engage in those practices beneficial to both management and the workforce.” Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

'Defend the Defenders'

Cause-oriented groups launch the Defend the Defenders Network to protest the government's Oplan Kalasag counter-insurgency program. The protesters say President Rodrigo Duterte's EO 70, which implements a "Whole of Nation Approach" in counter-insurgency, is meant to intimidate and harass dissenters. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Mother Teresa's birthday

A nun of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, touches a portrait of the saint on her birth anniversary in Kolkata, India on Monday. Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, born on August 26 at Skopje, Macedonia, Slovenia in 1910, was a Catholic nun who spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying and was conferred a Sainthood on September 4, 2016 by Pope Francis. Bikas Das, AP