THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 31, 2020
Here are the day's big stories in photos.
Duterte kisses ground at Jolo ground zero
President Duterte kisses the ground of the Jolo blast site in Barangay Walled City Sunday where soldiers and civilians were killed during the twin blasts last August 24. Duterte led the candle-lighting event, visited wounded soldiers and condoled with the families of those who perished in the twin blasts. Photo courtesy of Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go
Tribute to medical workers on Heroes' Day
Workers' rights advocates pay tribute to 38 fallen medical frontliners in a protest action at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City on Monday, National Heroes Day. The labor unions demanded for regular free testing, quarantine leaves, hazard pay for health workers in the private sector. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Manila's Bishop Pabillo leads mass for COVID-19 frontliners
A doctor lights a candle during a Mass for frontliners led by Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo at the San Felipe Neri Parish in Mandaluyong City, on National Heroes Day, Monday. The religious celebration, themed “Pagpaparangal at Pagdarasal Para sa mga Frontliners”, is dedicated to all frontliners in the country's COVID-19 response. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Labor groups call for 'justice for ABS-CBN workers'
Protesters led by DefendJobs Philippines hold a protest condemning the retrenchment of thousands of ABS-CBN workers, caused by the denial of the media company's franchise renewal, outside the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Sgt. Esguerra, Quezon City on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The labor groups tagged the 70 solons who voted against the ABS-CBN's new franchise application as "modern-day traitors of the working class & people in time” as the country commemorates National Heroes’ Day. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Tribute to Filipinos facing tragedies
ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak and Chairman Mark Lopez (l-r) watch as a tribute video bearing a message of hope to all Filipinos facing tragedies plays at the ELJ Building lobby at the company's headquarters in Quezon City on Monday. The tribute, also meant to honor the company's 11,071 employees, was unveiled on National Heroes Day and the last day of almost half of ABS-CBN's workforce who were retrenched after a lower House committee denied the network's franchise renewal. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Whenever I see lanterns on display
A worker prepares a Christmas lantern for display on Monday at a shop along Granada Street in Quezon City where the shops pop up at start of the 'ber' months. Despite the pandemic, social media has been abuzz with talks of the start of the 'ber' months, which traditionally indicate the coming of the Christmas season in the Philippines. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News