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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: November 19, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 20 2019 01:52 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

El Deposito poised to become a San Juan attraction

In this photo taken on November 6, 2019, a worker stands near the entrance of the El Deposito, a Spanish-era water reservoir being rehabilitated for tourism, in San Juan town, suburban Manila. Vaulted ceilings and rows of stone columns stretch into the humid darkness deep below the Philippine capital, where workers are transforming an over century-old underground reservoir into a draw for tourists. Ted Aljibe, AFP

US defense chief visits Manila

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, second from left, walks during his visit at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in metropolitan Manila, Tuesday. Esper is expected to meet with his Philippine counterpart to advance the alliance as well as strengthen regional security cooperation to uphold international rules and norms. Aaron Favila, AP

Escape from HK police

A protester tries to escape through a sewage tunnel inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus during protests in Hong Kong on Tuesday. At least 76 people from HKPU were reported sent to hospital, with 10 in serious condition according to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Adnan Abidi, Reuters

Justifying multimillion-peso SEA Games cauldron

Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chairman House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano answers questions of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon during a hearing on the proposed 2020 budget of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and attached agencies at the Senate on Tuesday. Cayetano defended the multimillion-peso budget for the SEA Games cauldron after Drilon questioned the alleged extravagance of the expense. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Knights take the crown

Letran’s Fran Yu shoots a three over San Beda’s Evan Nelle during Game 3 of the NCAA Season 95 Finals at the Mall of Asia on Tuesday. Yu was named the Finals MVP as the Knights thwarted San Beda’s quest for a 4th straight championship. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Water and light show

People take photos and videos of the country’s first interactive water show during a preview in Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna on Tuesday. Ayala Land partnered with the art collective teamLab to bring the attraction where visitors can enjoy and also co-create some artworks with others in real time using a smartphone app. The show will begin on November 22 and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News