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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 7, 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 08 2019 12:14 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Ready for Election Day

Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in formation during the sendoff ceremony at the Camp Aguinaldo Grandstand in Quezon City on Tuesday. Members of the AFP and the Philippine National Police as well as poll officials attended the sendoff ceremony before their deployment to their respective regional assignments for the coming mid-term elections. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Dead whale

Duat Mai stands atop a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Monday. The Marine Mammal Center plans a necropsy to determine what killed the animal. Jeff Chiu, AP

Blowing in the wind

Pope Francis' robe blows in the wind as he delivers a speech during an inter-faith "meeting for peace" on Nezavisimost (Independence) square in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, on Monday. Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to open their hearts and doors to refugees as he began a visit to the European Union's poorest country, where the main Orthodox Church snubbed holding joint prayers with the pontiff. Nikolay Doychinov, AFP

Reuters reporters freed

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo walk free from Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon in Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday. The reporters were arrested in 2017 for allegedly violating the Official Secrets Act after writing investigative pieces on the death of 10 Ronghiya Muslim men and boys in the Rakhine state. Ann Wan, Reuters

Health workers’ day

Health workers from public and private hospitals hold a protest march in Mendiola on Tuesday to mark National Health Workers’ Day. The group pushed for an increase in the daily minimum wage to P750 and P30,000 entry level salary for nurses. The group also urged the government to stop labor contractualization at government hospitals. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Makabayan Coalition's miting de avance

Makabayan Coalition’s senatorial and party-list bets, together with candidates’ representatives, stand hand in hand at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo during the bloc’s miting de avance on Tuesday. Makabayan’s slate is a mix of re-electionists and opposition candidates who, the coalition says, they hope to work with on various issues. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News