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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 22, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 23 2019 12:57 AM

Leader of the House

Taguig City 1st District Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano greets Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte as they arrive for the opening of the 18th Congress at the House of Representatives on Monday. Members of the House of Representatives were set to vote for the highly contested House speakership hours before President Duterte’s scheduled 4th State of the Nation Address. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

'Taksil sa bayan'

Protesters slam President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged inaction on China's aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea, including the ramming of a Filipino boat carrying 22 Filipino fishermen at Recto bank on June 9, 2019. The street protest along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City came hours before the scheduled 4th State of the Nation Address of President Duterte on Monday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Sotto's oath

Senator Vicente Sotto III takes his oath as Senate President at the opening of the 18th Congress at the Philippine Senate on Monday. Sotto was reelected by majority of the senators to the third highest position in the Philippines. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rally in the rain

Members of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines brave the downpour during a protest action along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City hours before the 4th State Of The Nation Address of President Duterte in Batasan, Monday. The AMRSP joined thousands of ralliers under the United People’s SONA urging the Duterte administration to defend the Philippines' territory. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Showing support for the President

Pro-administration supporters gathered at the IBP Road cheer as the President arrives at the House of Representatives to deliver his 4th State of the Nation Address on Monday. The president enjoys high trust and approval ratings, according to a Pulse Asia Survey. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Duterte delivers 4th SONA

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday as Senate President Vicente Sotto III (left) huddles with newly-elected House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. The President urged Congress to pass the TRABAHO or Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher-quality Opportunities Bill which seeks to bring down the corporate income tax to 20 percent from the current 30 percent. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

SONA effigy burning

Protesters burn an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte along Commonwealth Avenue on Monday during his fourth State of the Nation Address. The effigy, named “Duterte-syokoy” after the Philippine mythological creature, shows the President as a sea monster in reference to the government’s supposed failure in addressing maritime issues. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News