THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 5, 2019


Posted at Dec 06 2019 01:43 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

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Tapales vs Ryosuke Iwasa

Marlon Tapales of the Philippines works out at Gleason's Gym on Wednesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Tapales will face Ryosuke Iwasa in a middleweight bout on December 7. Emilee Chinn, Getty Images/AFP

Comelec tests voting process for PWDS

The Commission on Elections conducts a voting simulation exercise for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) at the Toro Hills Elementary School, Barangay Bahay Toro in Quezon City on Thursday. PWDs participated in the mock election to provide feedback to the Comelec on how to further improve the voting process in preparation for future elections. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

esports makes grand SEA Games debut

Spectators watch the opening of the esports competition at the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the San Juan Arena in San Juan City on Thursday. The game of esports , already a multimillion-dollar industry with a vast global reach, is only debuting as a sport in the biennial meet. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Skateboarding supremacy

The Philippines' Margielyn Didal (right) and Christiana Means celebrate after winning the gold and silver medals, respectively, in SEA Games women’s skateboarding at Tagaytay Convention Center on Thursday. Daniel Ledermann added a second gold for the hosts after winning the men's title. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Massive flooding in Isabela

A house is seen next to a flooded rice field on Thursday, days after Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) hit Ilagan. Typhoon Tisoy ‘s wrath has left 13 dead, officials said December 5, as authorities confirmed reports of storm-related fatalities. Bill Visaya, AFP

Youth activists push for declaration of Climate emergency

Youth activists hold a climate strike at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila on Thursday. The protesters handed over an open letter to Malacanang, calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to issue a Climate Emergency Declaration as countries gather in Madrid for the 25th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. ABS-CBN News