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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: March 3, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 04 2020 03:40 AM

Avoiding coronavirus in a crowd

A large crowd wearing masks commutes through Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, Tuesday. The Japanese government has indicated it sees the next couple of weeks as crucial to containing the spread of COVID-19, which began in China late last year. Jae C. Hong, AP

Keeping Nasugbu clean

A man holds an empty beer bottle he picked up along the shoreline of Nasugbu Beach Park in Batangas on Tuesday. Nasugbu, a first-class municipality, is one of the famous tourist destinations in the province of Batangas. Domcar Lagto, ABS-CBN News

'No Coal Japan'

Climate justice activists picket in front of Mitsubishi Corporation's office in Makati City on Tuesday to protest the company's financing for coal plant projects in Asia. The protesters called out against Mitsubishi's push for coal, particularly its planned Vung Ang 2 coal project in Vietnam, which would contribute to global warming. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Plan of action vs coronavirus

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (3rd right) and his ministers wear face masks during a cabinet meeting at the government complex in Seoul on Tuesday. South Korea's coronavirus case total -- the largest in the world outside China -- approached 5,000 on March 3 as authorities reported 477 new cases. YONHAP via AFP

Marked in blood

Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Dante Jimenez on Tuesday shows his acceptance statement as co-chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) that he marked with his own blood as his way of showing commitment to his new post. Jimenez earlier said he would seek an audience with the president to clarify what his new job would exactly be. Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News

Gordon's privilege speech

Senator Richard Gordon speaks on his investigation on the issues on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) during a privilege speech at the Senate in Pasay City on Tuesday. Gordon will lead a Senate inquiry on the around P22.6 billion in cash allegedly smuggled in the country by Chinese nationals. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News