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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 24, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 25 2019 12:53 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Badjaos rescued in QC

Quezon City Task Force officials rescue more than 150 Badjao from Lucena, Quezon who stayed along a national road and begged for Christmas alms on Friday evening. The Quezon City LGU promised to provide food and aid for the visiting Badjao before sending them back to Quezon. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

P800M shabu seized in QC

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) present to media Chinese national Yunquan Zhang, who was arrested during a drug buy-bust operation in a rented apartment in Tabayoc Street in Quezon City on Tuesday. The PDEA seized 118 kilos of shabu with an estimated worth of P800 million disguised in biscuit canisters and coffee packs. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Ursula leaves thousands of passenger stranded

Passengers are left stranded at the Araneta Center Bus Station in Quezon City on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, as storm signals are raised due to incoming Typhoon Ursula. Water vessels, including ferries that carry provincial-bound buses, were prohibited to travel due to the typhoon. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Christmas eve typhoon

Police assist residents arriving at an evacuation center in Borongan City, as typhoon Ursula makes landfall in Eastern Samar on Tuesday. Typhoon Ursula smashed into the central Philippines on December 24, leaving thousands of people stranded for the Christmas holidays and forcing many others to evacuate to safer grounds. Alren Beronio, AFP

Cardinal Tagle reminds Catholics to choose salvation

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Christmas Eve Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Tuesday. Cardinal Tagle reminded Filipino Catholics, during his homily, to choose salvation and the path of peace by being just as Jesus emptied himself for others. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News