THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 24, 2019


Posted at May 24 2019 10:09 PM

Canada garbage protest

Environmental group Ban Toxics carries placards and a mock shipping container in front of the Philippine Senate complex in Pasay City on Friday during a protest rally urging the government to demand that Canada take back their garbage that was exported to the country. The group is also urging the government to ratify the Basel amendment, which the Philippines is part of, that effectively prohibits rich countries from exporting their trash to developing countries so that the ban can be enforced. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Taiwan's first

Taiwan’s first gay couple Shane Lin (R) and Marc Yuan display a sign reading "we are married" in front of Taipei 101 tower during a wedding ceremony in Shinyi district in Taipei on Friday. In a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia, Taiwan is the first country in the region to legalize same-sex marriage. Sam Yeh, AFP

Before classes start

A student of the Manuel L. Quezon High School in Tondo, Manila paints chairs as part of the Brigada Eskwela initiative on Friday. Public school classes will begin on June 3. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

‘Fridays for Future’

Members of youth groups in Manila take part in the “Fridays for Future,” a worldwide protest calling for action against climate change. The protesters called on the government to urgently address climate issues, as the country ranks third among countries most vulnerable to climate change, according to a survey by HSBC. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Theresa May resigns

British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she gives a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London, England on Friday. May says she'll quit as UK Conservative leader on June 7, following a Conservative Party mutiny over her stay in power and sparking contest for Britain's next prime minister. Alastair Grant, AP

Protesting martial law in Mindanao

Members of various sectoral groups protest the continued imposition of martial law in Mindanao, demanding an end to it 2 years after its declaration. Demonstrators hit the Duterte-approved extension of military rule on the island, saying it has no bearing in redevelopment plans and alleging its only purpose is to foment violence in the region. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Discounted discoveries in Divisoria

A man checks a schoolbag, as his family looks at a stall in Divisoria on Friday before the start of classes on June 3. Many people flock to Divisoria to purchase goods, such as school supplies for a bargain. Mark Demayo,ABS-CBN News