THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 28, 2019


Posted at Aug 29 2019 12:17 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Prepping for more patients

Maintenance personnel at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila prepare a temporary emergency tent to accommodate the influx of dengue and leptospirosis cases at the hospital. Private and public hospitals in the country are bracing for a surge of patients related to the rainy season. ABS-CBN News

What trade war?

Chinese customers rush to visit the first Costco outlet in China, on the store's opening day in Shanghai on Tuesday. Despite the bitter trade war ongoing between the United States and China, the American retailing giant proved popular among the locals. Hector Retamal, AFP

It also floods in Japan

Rainwater floods Saga station in Saga prefecture, southern Japan on Wednesday. Japanese authorities are warning of mudslides, flooding in low-lying areas due to torrential rains in most of southern Japan. Kyodo/via Reuters

And another one

A skull cap is tossed in the air as Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience on Wednesday. The Holy See and China have recently ordained the first bishop under a deal which sees both Beijing and the Vatican having a say in appointing Catholic bishops in the country. Alessandra Tarantino, AP

Hair in the air

Students take photos amid strong winds in a public park in Navotas City on Wednesday. Tropical Storm Jenny has exited the Philippine area of responsibility but PAGASA warned that sea travel remains risky over certain parts of the country. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Inside the session hall

A man walks inside the session hall during the 18th Congress at the House of Representatives in Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City on Wednesday. Among the budget hearings held Wednesday was the health department’s wherein Health Secretary Francisco Duque was criticized by former health secretary and current Iloilo 1st District representative Janette Garin for focusing too much on cleanliness as a response to the dengue epidemic in the country. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News