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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 20, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 21 2019 12:39 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

A tribute to Gina

ABS-CBN employees pay tribute to philanthropist and environmental crusader Gina Lopez during the arrival of her remains at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center on Tuesday. Lopez, 65, who served as chairperson of the ABS-CBN Foundation, died on August 19 due to multiple organ failure. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Hearing out the LGBTQ+

Transwoman Gretchen Diez walks behind Senator Risa Hontiveros during a senate hearing on the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression Equality (SOGIE) Bill on Tuesday. Hontiveros, who is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality, gave an overview on gender identity, sexual orientation, and expressions and how to respond to practical issues, such as the use of public spaces. Joseph Vidal, Senate PRIB

FPJ honored on 80th birthday

Senator Grace Poe, daughter of National Artist for Film Fernando Poe Jr., honors the memory of her father as she visits his grave with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno at the Manila North Cemetery on Tuesday. Family members and fans observed the 80th birthday of the King of Philippine cinema. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Leptospirosis rising

A patient afflicted with leptospirosis rests inside the gymnasium of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute on Tuesday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque reminded the public to take precaution as rise in leptospirosis cases have been recorded in several hospitals in Metro Manila. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Paying their respects

ABS-CBN employees give their respects to philanthropist and long-time ABS-CBN Foundation chairperson Gina Lopez at Studio 10 of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center on Tuesday. The staunch eco-campaigner and former environment secretary passed away on August 19 due to multiple organ failure. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

'Stop the killings'

A nun participates in a protest in Manila on Tuesday against the supposed excessive militarization of Negros Oriental and the spate of unsolved killings there. Several high-profile and brazen killings have occured in the province with the Philippine National Police and communist rebels putting the blame on each other. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

'Hands off our youth'

Students shout slogans and carry placards as they protest in front of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Tuesday. Students from state universities slammed a proposal that would allow the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to operate inside their respective campuses to address recruitment of the New People’s Army in student organizations. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Martha Stewart at the ANC Leadership Series

American businesswoman and media personality Martha Stewart talks to Karen Davila during the ANC Leadership Series at Sofitel Plaza on Tuesday. As founder and head of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she presides over a business empire that includes magazines, TV shows, and merchandising, ranging from food to home-care needs. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News