THE DAY IN PHOTOS: November 18, 2019


Posted at Nov 19 2019 02:21 AM | Updated as of Nov 19 2019 02:57 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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Keeping the barricade

A protester walks on stairs at the barricaded main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University as other protesters attempt to find safe passage out of campus, in Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on Monday. A large fire burned near an entrance to a besieged Hong Kong campus on November 18 morning after protesters threw Molotov cocktails to fend off a police advance on the university, according to AFP reporters at the scene. Ye Aung Thu, AFP

Tribal protest

Members of the Tuwali tribe of Nueva Vizcaya hold a protest action against Oceana Gold Mining company at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila on Monday. The group expressed concern on the possible impact of destructive mining in their ancestral lands. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Employment for senior citizens

Senior citizens attend the memorandum of agreement signing between the Philippine Children's Medical Center and the Department of Labor and Employment in employing senior citizens under a special job program in Quezon City, Monday. The senior citizens under DOLE's Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Program will receive NCR-based minimum wage, recognizing senior citizens’ possible contribution to the workforce according to PCMC. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

'Anyare, Yorme?' Vendors seek dialogue with Isko

Vendors hold a protest outside Manila City Hall after the city government prohibited them from selling their wares along Ylaya Street in Divisoria on Monday. The group of vendors urged Mayor Isko Moreno, who earlier expressed dismay on the waste management situation in the area, to hold a dialogue to discuss the said concern. ABS-CBN News

Hong Kong protests drag on

Police drag a protester along a road after detaining her during an attempt to escape the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on Monday. Hong Kong riot police swooped on pro-democracy protesters trying to flee a university they had set ablaze, in one of the most violent confrontations seen in nearly six months of unrest. Hundreds of demonstrators clashed throughout the day with police who had threatened to use deadly force, as protests also flared in other parts of the city. Anthony Wallace, AFP

Race against time

Men continue to work on the facade of the Rizal Memorial Track and Football Stadium in Manila on Monday. With a little more than 10 days left till the start of the SEA Games, construction and rehabilitation work in some venues are still ongoing. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Three Kings

Three men enjoy the company of new born baby girl Rhian Kimberly as they take a break from making Christmas lanterns at the Central Market in Manila on Monday. Christmas lanterns whose common designs evoke the Star of Bethlehem that guided the Three Kings to the manger where Jesus Christ was born, continue to be popular decorations during this time of the year. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Santas a-hanging

A shopper looks at Santa Claus decorations at one of the stalls in Dapitan Arcade on Monday. Vendors say that their sales have increased in number as the Holiday season approaches. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News