THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 8, 2019


Posted at May 09 2019 12:00 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Guarding the vote counting machines

Elements of the Manila Police District guard trucks loaded with vote counting machines before its deployment to different polling precincts in Manila on Wednesday. Preparations are in high gear with 5 days left before the national elections on May 13. ABS-CBN News

Duterte leads command conference

President Duterte presides over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police command conference at the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday. Members of the AFP and PNP have been deployed to different areas around the country for the May 13 mid-term elections. Toto Lozano, Presidential Photo

1 killed in Colorado shooting

Parents gather in a circle to pray at a recreation center where students were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school Tuesday, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA. At least one person was reported killed and 8 others injured, according to local reports. David Zalubowski, AFP

Brand new bishop

Most Rev. Fidelis Layog (3rd from right) is being congratulated by Archbishop Socrates Villegas and other bishops and members of the clergy at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Dagupan City during his Episcopal ordination as new bishop on Wednesday. Bishop Layog will serve as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, next to Archbishop Socrates Villegas. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

Vote counting machines undergo final testing

Poll clerks from a voting precinct conduct final testing of vote counting machines (VCM) at the Manuel Araullo High School at the United Nations Avenue in Manila a few days before the mid-term elections. The upgraded VCMs will be able to service 1,000 voters each, 200 more than the ones used in the 2016 elections. ABS-CBN News

Baguio ballot check

Baguio City election officials and representatives of different political groups on Wednesday inspect ballots to be used in the upcoming mid-term elections. The Cordillera Administrative Region has the least number of registered voters in the country totaling only 1,013,148 JJ Landingin, ABS-CBN News

Newest royal baby

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on Wednesday. The couple showed off the baby shortly before a meeting with his great grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip the Duke of Edinbugh. Dominic Libinski, Pool/AFP