THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 13, 2020


Posted at May 14 2020 12:49 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

Jeepney drivers prepare for the ‘new normal’

This photo taken on May 11, 2020 shows a driver installing seat dividers in his passenger jeepney to comply with government-imposed physical distancing rules to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Manila. The Philippines will begin easing two months of quarantine to rekindle its bruised economy, but the capital is to remain under tight restrictions. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Surge in electricity use

A lineman from an electric company takes a rest after working on electricity meters in Manila on Wednesday. A surge in electricity use has been observed as Metro Manila remains under enhanced community quarantine compounded by the rising temperature this summer, according to Meralco. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Repatriated Filipinos get tested for coronavirus

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who had returned from Thailand holds her 2-year-old son as he undergoes swab testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 in Manila on Wednesday. Several swabbing centers were set up as part of government's test, trace and treat strategy in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

PH bishops lead Marian consecration amid COVID-19 crisis

Manila Archdiocese Bishop Broderick Pabillo leads a mass during the National Consecration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Manila Cathedral in Manila on Wednesday, May 13, the 103rd anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. The Eucharistic celebration, which was not open to public due to quarantine guidelines, was offered to ask for divine intercession in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Waiting for returning Pinoys

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard prepare for the arrival of overseas Filipino workers from Hong Kong at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday. Filipino migrant workers returning to the country are required to undergo rapid testing for COVID-19 and a 14-day facility-based quarantine. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

OFWs return home

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) wearing protective masks are guided by a member of the Philippine Coast Guard as they arrive from Hong Kong at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said some 7,500 migrant workers who were tested for the coronavirus upon arrival have already completed their 14-day quarantine and will be given livelihood seminars by the government. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News