A fallen tree in Taiwan after Typhoon Maria
A worker takes a photo of a fallen tree on a street in Taipei after Taiwan braced for super Typhoon Maria on Wednesday. Typhoon Maria, which first slammed Japan’s Ryukyu Islands, nearly made landfall in the northern part of Taiwan causing flight cancellations and class suspension. Eason Lam, Reuters
Bangsamoro Basic Law in the home stretch
Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III and Senator Franklin Drilon discuss a point as other lawmakers listen during the Joint Bicameral Conference Committee meeting on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig, Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
A push for genuine Bangsamoro Law
Members of the Coalition of Moro Youth Movements (CMYM) join a protest as lawmakers gather for a Joint Bicameral Committee meeting on the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Ortigas on Wednesday.
The group called for the passage of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission’s BBL version and not the amended form. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
A really ‘wet’ market
Market vendors and consumers wade through a flooded fish market in Dagupan City on Wednesday as water caused by monsoon rains and high tide coming in through the adjacent Pantal River. The Pangasinan provincial health office reported a 13% increase of Leptospirosis cases with 10 deaths since January of this year. ABS-CBN News
LOOK: Typhoon Maria's strong waves
Waves caused by typhoon Maria batter the coast near Wenling, east China's Zhejiang province on Wednesday. Typhoon Maria, categorized as a Super Typhoon, was downgraded to Category 2 as it made landfall in the eastern part of China on Wednesday morning. AFP Photo
River transportation in Navotas
People disembark at a ferry station in Navotas City on Wednesday. People utilize small boats when water is calmer to cross river channels that connect most neighborhoods in the city. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
The wait for regularization
Terminated PLDT and its affiliate companies' workers picket the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) main office in Manila on Wednesday.
They called on DOLE to implement its ruling on regularization after workers were terminated despite its order to regularize 7,000 people outsourced by the company.
Last month, PLDT said "certain aspects" of DOLE's order to regularize 7,000 workers "were inconsistent with applicable law, jurisprudence and the documentary and testimonial evidence presented to the DOLE Secretary." It appealed the DOLE's order to regularize workers. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
Out of Tham Luang
Video grab from a footage released by the Thai government on Wednesday shows members of the "Wild Boars" football team being treated at a hospital in Chiang Rai. The 12 boys rescued from a cave were "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous passageways, a former Thai Navy SEAL told AFP on July 11, giving the first clear details of an astonishing rescue mission that has captivated the world. AFP Photo