THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 6, 2019


Posted at Aug 07 2019 12:23 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

EDSA without bus ban

Commuters walk along EDSA going to Kamuning in Quezon City as early morning traffic grinds to a crawl on Tuesday. The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) recently ordered transport regulators to stop implementing the provincial bus ban along EDSA. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

The neophytes

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and Sen. Imee R. Marcos join Sen. Francis Tolentino (center), chair of the Senate committee on local government during a Senate hearing on Tuesday. The senators grilled police and interior and local government officials as well as Metro Manila local executives on the recent sidewalk clearing operations in Metro Manila. Joseph Vidal, Senate PRIB

Trade war

A woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries' banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong, Tuesday. China's yuan fell further Tuesday against the dollar, fueling fears about increasing global damage from Beijing's trade war with President Donald Trump. Kin Cheung, AP

A quiet walk

A woman walks past closed shops in Jammu city, India on Tuesday, a day after the government withdrew Article 370. India’s government recently revoked Kashmir’s special status guaranteeing the Muslim-majority state significant autonomy as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived, along with a telecoms and media blackout, in the Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule. Rakesh Bakshi, AFP

Unclogging Dangwa

Workers from the city engineer’s office unclog the drainage at the Dangwa flower market in Manila on Tuesday in anticipation of floods this rainy season. The task of unclogging and applying asphalt on the site is expected to take a couple of days, after which the vendors could resume business. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

United in protest

The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines and other congregations hold candles during a solidarity mass and protest at Christ the King Seminary along E. Rodriguez, Quezon City on Tuesday. Church leaders and other personalities are being accused by the Philippine National Police of inciting to sedition and other charges stemming from a viral video released on social media linking President Duterte and his family to the illegal drug trade. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News