THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 02, 2020
Here are the big stories today in photos.
'Together for every life'
The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with a message that reads “Together for every life" as a tribute to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday. Brazil reported 1,448,753 COVID-19 cases and surpassed 60,000 deaths on Wednesday. Pilar Olivares, Reuters
Green light for jeepney operations
Drivers prepare their jeepneys with plastic barriers on Thursday in preparation for the resumption of jeepney operations in Quezon City. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has given a greenlight to the resumption of operations of traditional jeepneys starting on July 3 after over three months off the road because of quarantine restrictions. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Livelihood for Sual women
Women from Sual town in Pangasinan arrange small fishes on drying screens on Wednesday as they anticipate high demand for dried fish products as the province reopens for tourism. Small businesses and cottage industries are starting to pick up, providing jobs to residents, as Pangasinan eased restrictions under the modified general community quarantine. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News
At least 100 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide
This handout from the Myanmar Fire Services Department taken and released on Thursday shows rescuers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state. The bodies of at least 50 jade miners were pulled from the mud on July 2 after a landslide in northern Myanmar, fire services said, as monsoon rains worsen already deadly conditions. Myanmar Fire Services Department Handout/AFP
Paying their last respects
Loved ones and fellow soldiers pay their last respects after a mass for Capt. Irwin Managuelod and Major Marvin Indammog at Libingan ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on Thursday. Managuelod and Indammog were two of the four army intelligence officers killed by police in a shooting incident in Jolo, Sulu on Monday. Danny Pata, ABS-CBN News
ABS-CBN Corp. Chief Financial Officer Aldrin Cerrado looks at records with ABS-CBN Chief Strategy Officer Raymund Miranda (left) and Atty. Othello Carag at the ABS-CBN franchise hearing in Congress on Thursday. The Bureau of Internal Revenue Thursday said ABS-CBN Corp. remitted P15.4 billion in various taxes from 2016 to 2019, making it one of the top taxpayers in the country. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
HK national security law in effect
A man walks past stickers with messages about an anti-Beijing government left by protesters on a street in Hong Kong on Friday. Hong Kong police have made the first arrests under a new national security law imposed by mainland China, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against it. Police said they arrested 10 people under the law, including at least one who was carrying a Hong Kong independence flag. Kin Cheung, AP