THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 20, 2019


Posted at May 21 2019 01:43 AM

Fertility dance in Obando, Bulacan

Catholic devotees honor a statue of the Our Lady of Salambao during a religious fertility dance festival in Obando, Bulacan on Sunday. The devotees danced the Fandango during the Obando Fertility rites as part of the three-day festival honoring San Pascual Baylon, Sta. Clara and the Our Lady of Salambáo from May 17 to 19. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Feast day

Women try to empty cups filled with flour by blowing through a straw in a parlor game during the annual Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia in Manila on Sunday. A number of religious festivals are celebrated around the country in the month of May. Noel Celis, AFP

Prepping for school opening

Students, teachers, and volunteers take part during the Brigada Eskwela 2019 activity at the Batasan National High School in Quezon City on Monday. “Brigada Eskwela” is a week-long activity initiated by the Department of Education that brings together the school body and other members of the community to prepare classrooms and other school facilities for the opening of classes in June. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

More ballots in

Comelec employees receive ballot boxes coming from Compostela Valley and Davao City at the National Board of Canvassers center at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Monday. The Comelec scheduled the proclamation of winning party lists and senatorial candidates on Tuesday with at least 1.5 million votes left to be canvassed. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Juvenile justice

Members of child rights groups urge senators to junk a bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility during a protest in front of the Philippine Senate on Monday. The groups say proper implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, which was signed into law on April 28, 2008, is enough deterrent against juvenile delinquency. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News