THE DAY IN PHOTOS: July 23, 2019


Posted at Jul 23 2019 11:29 PM

India joins space race

Students wave Indian national flags as the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Chandrayaan-2 (Moon Chariot 2), on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, launches for the Moon from Sriharikota in the state of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. India's efforts to put a craft on the surface of the Moon, only the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China, is part of its plan to become a leading space power. Arun Sankar, AFP

Not so fast: Customs destroys smuggled Ferrari

A payloader destroys a smuggled Ferrari worth $135,000 as part of the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) effort to prevent illicit trade and other customs fraud, July 23, 2019 at the Customs parking lot in Manila. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his fourth State of the Nation Address Monday, listed the bureau as among one of the most corrupt government agencies in the country and recently asked more than 60 officials to resign. Bullit Marquez, AP

New Skyway section opens

Engineers perform a final inspection of the CAVITEX-C5 Southlink Merville/C5 section on Tuesday as it opens to light vehicles. The 2.2-kilometer flyover, which crosses the South Luzon Expressway and traverses Pasay City and Taguig, is expected to reduce traffic in the Sales interchange near Villamor Air Base, and decongest the SLEX East and West Service Roads as well as EDSA. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

South Korea protests Japan export restriction

South Korean protesters cut a banner showing a picture of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a rally denouncing Japan for its recent trade restrictions against Seoul over wartime slavery disputes, near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday. After South Korea's high court ordered Japanese firms that used forced labor to compensate Korean victims, Japan earlier this month restricted the export of several chemicals to South Korea that are crucial to its world-leading chip and smartphone companies. Jung Yeon-je, AFP

Clean and green

Bright lights illuminate the once dirty park behind the Bonifacio shrine in Manila on Tuesday. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s efforts cleaning up the city has not gone unnoticed, as he has gotten praise from citizens and received courtesy calls from a number of foreign envoys including US Ambassador Sung Kim, British Ambassador Daniel Pruce, and Panamanian Consul-General Rolando Alvarado. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News