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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 27, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 28 2019 12:26 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Needle and spine

A doctor (center) from Turkey demonstrates the technique of needle insertion in the spine during a spine surgery workshop at the anatomy room of the University of the Philippines in Manila on Wednesday, as part of the Association of Southeast Nations' Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques (ASEAN MISST 2019) congress. The congress, in collaboration with North American Spine Society, gathers 58 mentoring experts from the US, Germany, Turkey, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan with a total of 21 countries engaged including the ASEAN countries. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Madrid summer

People cool off in an urban beach at Madrid Rio park in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Hot air from Africa is bringing a heat wave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures in Spain. Manu Fernandez, AP

Tax evaders beware

Members of the Social Security System- Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) team led by Senior Vice President for NCR Operations Group Jose Bautista inspect establishments in Binondo, Manila on Thursday. The agency reminded employers to pay contributions of their employees as mandated by RA 8282 or the Social Security Law. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Wellmed whistleblowers

Former WellMed Dialysis Center staff turned whistleblowers Liezel Aileen De Leon and Edwin Roberto are flanked by National Bureau of Investigation agents on their way to the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on Thursday. The two former employees exposed alleged malpractices and fraudulent claims involving Philhealth and WellMed. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

How a Marikina school harvests rain

A maintenance worker checks the rain catcher facility at the Marikina Elementary School in Barangay Sta. Elena on Thursday. The 32-plastic drum rain water harvesting facility has provided water to the school amid the rotational water service interruption in Metro Manila. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

The Bocaue Pagoda sails down the river

An ornately designed pagoda, the centerpiece of a 9-day festival and a fluvial parade, travels along the Bocaue River by barge on Thursday. The floating altar is the main attraction of the Bocaue Pagoda Festival, which celebrates the discovery of an apparently miraculous cross found on the river years ago. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News