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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 19, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2019 01:00 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Misa ng Bayan

Nuns kneel at the consecration of host at the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino on the first day of the Sixth Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE) at the UST Quadrecentennial Pavilion on Friday. The 6th PCNE, an annual gathering of members of the clergy, laity and different religious groups, will be held on July 19-21 with the theme “Filipino Youth Walking with Jesus.” Angie De Silva, ABS-CB News

Pre-SONA protest

Members of various sectors and organizations hold a protest in front of Quezon Hall at University of the Philippines in Diliman calling for the "defense" of the West Philippine Sea and the Filipino identity. The protest comes a few days before President Duterte’s State of The Nation Address, which he has said he will use to “educate” his critics angered about his claim that Manila cannot bar Beijing from the West Philippine Sea. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Grim remembrance

A resident rides past a truck that figured in a deadly accident on Friday in Boljoon town, Cebu. The truck carrying more than two dozen villagers, mostly ecstatic grade-schoolers on their way to a school festival, lost control on a downhill road and flipped on its side, leaving several students and an adult companion dead, police said. Charlie Saceda, ABS-CBN News

‘I am your paw-ther’

Dogs dressed as Darth Vader and Yoda wait outside the San Diego Convention Center during the 2019 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. This year is the convention’s 50th edition and will see some 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, and fans come to see upcoming films, TV shows, and comic books. Robyn Beck, AFP

‘Stop the killings’

A child looks at a makeshift memorial for children killed during anti-drug war operations made by human rights groups and family members of the victims in a protest action at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on Friday, a few days before President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address. Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the government’s war on illegal drugs, saying that the deaths are unlawful and deliberate. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Teaching the teachers

A lecturer shares his knowledge in photojournalism to participants of the School Papers Advisers during the 2019 CALABARZON Campus Journalism Roadshow at the Lemery Pilot Elementary School in Batangas on Friday. The Campus Journalism Roadshow is a yearround initiative of DepEd Region IV-A which conducts workshops in school paper management and campus journalism in various schools around the region. Domcar C. Lagto, ABS-CBN News