THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 15, 2019


Posted at May 15 2019 11:57 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Checking numbers

Volunteers of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) wave Philippine flags to seek assistance during the unofficial tally of votes at Monday's midterm elections Tuesday. Preliminary results comprising 94 percent of returns from Monday's midterm elections showed at least eight candidates endorsed by Duterte were leading the race for 12 seats in the 24-member Senate. Bullit Marquez, AP

Post election cleanup

Local government volunteers and police officers remove campaign materials in Barangay Bagong Silang in Quezon City on Wednesday. The Commission on Election urged candidates to help with the clean-up initiative 2 days after the mid-term elections. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

USS Coast Guard arrives in Manila

The USS Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf arrives in Manila on Wednesday for a five-day visit in the country. The 170 crew of the Bertholf will train and interact with Philippine Coast Guard members through community relations events including Brigada Eskwela after participating in a search and rescue exercise in the West Philippine Sea last May 14. ABS-CBN News

Popemobile joyride

Pope Francis rides with a group of migrant children who recently arrived from Libya on his popemobile at the start of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is planning to issue a decree that fines NGO rescue boats 5,500 Euros for every migrant that they disembark in the country. Andrew Medichini, AP

Cleaning time

A child passes by posters at an impounding area in Pasig City where campaign materials are being dumped 2 days after the national midterm elections. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday said it collected 168.84 tons of election-related materials from March 1 until May 14. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News