THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 9, 2019


Posted at Jul 09 2019 11:44 PM | Updated as of Jul 09 2019 11:49 PM

'West Philippine Sea is ours'

Protesters carrying placards shout anti-China slogans during a rally near Malacanang Palace in Manila on Tuesday. The group urged the Philippine government to hold China accountable on the Recto Bank incident after a Chinese vessel allegedly rammed the FB GemVer on June 9, 2019. Ted Aljibe, AFP

3-year-old slain in Rizal police op laid to rest

A police van joins the funeral procession of 3-year-old Myca Ulpina who was shot during an anti-drug police operation in Rizal, Philippines on Tuesday. Police said she was used as a human shield by her father, a suspected drug dealer who resisted arrest and opened fire which the girl's mother has repeatedly denied. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Listening to Swift

A martial law victim’s relative listens during a forum with Robert Swift, counsel for martial law victims, at the College of Law in University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, on Tuesday. The American lawyer is seeking an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss a possible settlement on US$41-million in assets recovered from the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the US. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

‘Stop the killings’

Families of those allegedly killed in extra-judicial killings remove pictures of their slain relatives following a mass in Quezon City on Tuesday, as they call for the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the murders. Forty-seven member states of the council are set to vote on Friday, July 12, on a resolution proposed by Iceland and several other member countries to establish an independent investigation on the killings that happened since 2016. Bullit Marquez, AP

School improvements

A member of the media exits a function room after they were given 5 minutes to take photos and footage of a closed-door meeting between Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and the Manila City School Board inside city hall on Tuesday. Moreno expressed his desire to remove politicians’ names on schools, install solar panels on school rooftops and rainwater collectors, and the implementation of the NutriBun to address child malnutrition in Manila. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News