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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: December 30, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 31 2019 12:52 AM

Emulating Rizal

A couple dressed as Dr. Jose Rizal and Josephine Bracken attend the 123rd Rizal Day rites at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday. Malacañang earlier said that the commemoration of the national hero’s death must remind Filipinos of their “continuing revolution” against those who still see the country as a “vassal state.” Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Duterte leads 123rd Rizal Day in Davao

resident Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, leads the 123rd Rizal Day rites in Davao City on Monday. Malacañang earlier said that the President was skipping this year’s commemoration at the Luneta. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

Fin-tastic view

Dave Yranela arranges plastic bags containing aquarium fish that he breeds and sells at the sunset boulevard in Dipolog City, Mindanao, on Saturday. He displays about 18 species almost every day, if weather permits, from 5-9 pm, and earns a daily average of P750 in sales. Jimmy Domingo, ABS-CBN News

After Christmas cleanup

A maintenance worker packs star-shaped lanterns as the city of Manila removes Christmas decorations along Roxas Boulevard on Monday, a day before New Year’s eve. According to a hotel booking site, Manila is still the most popular place for New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Securing the faithful

People visit the Basilica de Nazareno, more popularly known as the Quiapo Church, on Monday as a police patrol car stands by. Around 1,000 police officers are expected to secure the area for the annual new year thanksgiving procession of the Black Nazarene replica. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News