THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 1, 2019


Posted at Jul 02 2019 01:44 AM

Free ride

Students avail of the free ride offering by the Department of Transportation in Quezon City on Monday. Starting today, students may apply for passes which would allow them free rides at the MRT-3, LRT-2, and PNR on certain window hours in the morning and afternoon. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Scuffle at Hong Kong protest

Riot police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, China, Monday. Millions have participated in a series of protests against the controversial extradition bill that drew criticisms among Hong Kong residents. Thomas Peter, Reuters

Rain or shine

Veteran Filipino broadcast journalist Waldy Carbonell rips a mock Chinese flag after failing to burn it because of the rainy weather on Monday, in Makati to protest against alleged Chinese intrusion into the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Carbonell assailed President Rodrigo Duterte for his remarks on the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea. Bullit Marquez, AP

Imelda celebrates 90th birthday

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos takes the stage as she celebrates her 90th birthday on Monday, a day before her actual birthday, with hundreds of supporters from Friends of Imelda Romualdez-Marcos-24K (FIRM-24K), a group composed of Marcos loyalists from all over the country. Over three decades since her husband Ferdinand Marcos was ousted from the presidency via the People Power movement, the Marcos name still enjoys a loyal following. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Hong Kong protesters breach government building

A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem after protesters broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday during the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Anti-government protesters stormed Hong Kong's parliament building late on July 1 after successfully smashing their way through reinforced glass windows and prying open metal shutters that were blocking their way. Tyrone Siu, Reuters