THE DAY IN PHOTOS: February 24, 2020


Posted at Feb 25 2020 12:46 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

Kapamilya Walk of Faith

ABS-CBN employees, talents and supporters walk around the ABS-CBN headquarters in Quezon City during the “Kapamilya Walk of Faith” to pray for strength and enlightenment as the company's executives attend the Senate Committee on Public Services hearing on alleged violations of ABS-CBN's franchise. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN executives appear before Senate

ABS-CBN Executives (left to right) Chairman Mark Lopez, general counsel Atty. Mario L. Bautista, President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, and Chief Operating Officer for Broadcast Cory Vidanes appear at the Senate hearing on the ABS-CBN franchise on Monday. The Senate Committee on Public Service called for a hearing to shed light on alleged violations amid the corporation’s pending franchise renewal application. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

South Korea raises COVID-19 alert

An employee from a disinfection service company sanitizes the floor of a traditional market in Seoul, South Korea on Monday. South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday, a day after the government raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level. Kim Hong-Ji, Reuters

A Kapamilya's appeal

ABS-CBN executives listen as Jon Villanueva (in red), president of ABS-CBN Rank and File Employees Union, makes an appeal before the Senate hearing on the network's franchise renewal on Monday. More than 11,000 employees, regular and talents included, are set to lose their jobs in case renewal of the network’s franchise will not pass the Philippine Congress. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

'Namaste Trump'

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on Monday. Trump’s maiden visit to India comes as the two countries face trade tensions, with Trump previously saying India’s tariffs are “no longer acceptable.” Money Sharma, AFP

Protesters call for press freedom on eve of EDSA Revolution anniversary

Advocates call to fight for freedom and democracy in a protest in Quezon City on Monday, the eve of the 34th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, amid calls for the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN Corp. The protesters said the delayed action of the lower House on the renewal of media network's franchise is an affront to democracy. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN's ELJ building shines in red, green, blue

The Eugenio Lopez Junior Communications Center in the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City is draped in the network’s colors on Monday. Earlier in the day, the Senate held a hearing on the issues of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation's franchise renewal, even as House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano questioned the move. Alec Corpuz, ABS-CBN News