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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 3, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 03 2020 11:20 PM

Weary schoolchildren

Students wear face masks as they enter a school in Brgy Batasan Hills, Quezon City on Monday, a day after the Philippines recorded its first new coronavirus-related death. Some schools are imposing their own measures to prevent the spread of the virus as authorities monitor more suspected cases. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Learning how to brush

A young boy examines a giant model of a set of teeth used by the local government of Manila to teach schoolchildren on proper toothbrushing during the First National Toothbrushing Day at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila on Monday. Proper hygiene is one of the ways being encouraged by authorities to prevent catching a virus. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN news

Where the horses had names

Horses left on volcano island forage for remaining grass on the scorched landscape on the island volcano of Taal on Saturday. Many animals left on the island during the eruption of the volcano on January 12 were later found by their owners. The owners go back to the island during daytime to care for them. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Skyway fall

San Miguel Corporation personnel inspect on Monday the vicinity of a portion of Skyway Stage 3 in Pandacan, Manila which collapsed after a massive fire engulfed the nearby San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation on Feb. 1. San Miguel Corporation vowed to work quickly to make sure the highway opens by July this year, a 2-month delay from the original opening target, despite contractors' estimate that it will take 8 months to rebuild the collapsed portion. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Heading home

Travelers wearing face masks have their tickets checked by security before entering the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Monday. Some 300 Chinese nationals were left stranded in the Philippines as the government recently expanded its temporary travel ban on China and its territories. Mark R. Cristino, EPA-EFE

Commemorating the Battle for Manila

Color guards march with the flag of the Philippines and Manila as the city commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle for Manila and its eventual liberation from Japanese forces during World War II. In his speech, Manila Mayor Francis Domagoso called for peace and unity as he honored those who fought in the month-long battle, considered to be the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News