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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: November 20, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 21 2019 01:34 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Taking shelter from Ramon

Residents take shelter at the municipal gymnasium of Sta. Ana, Cagayan as Tropical Storm Ramon makes landfall early Wednesday. Ramon, the 18th storm to enter the country this year, is forecast to further weaken into a low pressure area within 24 hours according to PAGASA. Zhander Cayabyab, ABS-CBN News

Indignation run

Supporters of Senator Leila De Lima run in indignation of her 1000th day in detainment over illegal drug charges believed to be trumped up and politically motivated in Quezon City on November 20, 2019. De Lima is a staunch critic of the Duterte administration's 'war on drugs' and other reported anti-human rights policies. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

VP Robredo meets with Dangerous Drugs Board

Vice President Leni Robredo meets with officials of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) led by its Chairman Catalino Cuy at the DDB-PDEA Building in Quezon City on Wednesday to harmonize the efforts of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), where she sits as co-chair. Robredo declined the scheduled classified briefing from co-chair PDEA chief Aaron Aquino until a clarification on her job description from President Duterte. Jay Ganzon, OVP

'Repeal Rice Tariffication Law'

Members of various farmers groups hold a protest against the Rice Tariffication Law in front of the National Economic and Development Authority's main gate in Pasig City on Wednesday. President Duterte ordered the Department of Agriculture to suspend the importation of rice to avoid a “food crisis,” months after signing into law a rice tariffication bill which lifted restrictions on rice imports. Mike Alquinto, ABS-CBN News

Pope Francis in Thailand

In this handout photo released and taken by the Thai Organizing Committee on Wednesday, Pope Francis greets a Thai child during arrival at the Military Air Terminal at Don Muang airport in Bangkok. Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on November 20, the first leg of an Asian tour that will sweep in Japan and carry a message of interreligious dialogue and nuclear disarmament. Thai Organizing Committee, AFP

Thirdy, second to none

Graduating forward Thirdy Ravena celebrates his third finals MVP and Ateneo’s third consecutive championship after the Blue Eagles beat University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 82 finals at Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday. Ravena is the first player in the final four era to win three Finals MVP awards while Ateneo is the first men’s basketball team to notch a 16-0 record. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Christmas fairytale

Ballerinas in fairy costumes perform during the launch of the giant Christmas tree installation at the Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City on Wednesday. This year’s theme is about Christmas fairy tales and will feature a light and sound show every 30 minutes from 6pm onwards. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News