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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 8, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 09 2020 03:41 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos

The last Supermoon of 2020

The moon is viewed beside a pedestrian stoplight in Bacoor, Cavite Friday. The full moon, also known as Super Flower Moon, is the fourth and last of the supermoons of 2020. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

In Honduras, it's chickens

People crowd to receive hens given by Honduran presidential pre-candidate for LIBRE party, Wilfredo Mendez, at the working-class neighborhood of El Carrizal, in Tegucigalpa on Thursday, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities all over the world hit by the pandemic are grappling with ways on how to deal with the basic necessities of the people. Orlando Sierra, AFP

The Grim Reaper warns barangay residents in Mandaluyong

A depiction of the Grim Reaper stands in the middle of a street in Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City on Friday as the barangay is placed under a 7-day 'total lockdown.' Local authorities recorded more than 50 COVID-19 cases in the barangay, one of the highest in Mandaluyong City, which has 430 cases as of May 6, 2020. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Physical distancing in buses

Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, Philippine National Police Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield, inspects a bus plying the Rosario to San Fernando, La Union route if it is following physical distancing rules on Friday. La Union is now under general community quarantine and is allowed certain limited movement of the public with strict rules. ABS-CBN News

Berlin Marks VE Day in one-off public holiday

World War Two veteran Seman Kleinmann, 94, attends a celebration to mark Victory Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 at the Soviet War Memorial at Tiergarten Park in Berlin, Germany on Friday. The German city is celebrating Victory in Europe Day or VE Day in a one-off public holiday to remember the day 75 years ago when the war that claimed over 50 million lives came to an end in Europe. Fabrizio Bensch, Reuters

Mass testing continues

A health worker collects blood samples from police officers as they conduct mass testing for COVID-19 in Manila on Friday. The Philippines on Friday logged 116 recoveries, a record high, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,734. Aaron Favila, AP

Press freedom advocates show support for ABS-CBN

Following social distancing guidelines, press freedom advocates gather in front of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Mass Communication on Friday to protest the shutdown of ABS-CBN's broadcast operations. The network was ordered shut down by television and radio regulators as the company’s franchise expired on May 4 even as several bills seeking a new license to operate languished in Congress for years. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Candle lighting for solidarity

A member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines lights candles in front of the ABS-CBN headquarters in Quezon City on Friday as a sign of solidarity. The Supreme Court on Friday said it will raffle off the network’s petition for a temporary restraining order against the cease-and-desist order issued by government regulators on May 11, 2020. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News