The Day in Photos, 26 May 2017


Posted at May 27 2017 03:01 PM | Updated as of May 27 2017 11:31 PM

More residents leave Marawi

Residents fleeing the fighting in Marawi City scramble for a ride on a dump truck that arrived at the provincial capitol of Lanao del Sur on Friday. Fresh fighting has erupted in some parts of the city center as government troops pursue the Maute Group.

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Marawi gunfight

Soldiers on military vehicles patrol after a continued assault on fighters from the Maute group who have taken over large parts of Marawi city on Friday. At least 2 civilians were reported killed during the siege according to the Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Office.

Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

Filipino Muslims prepare for Ramadan

A girl plays inside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, a day before the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, Friday. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on May 27, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset.

Noel Celis, AFP

A month of fasting and prayers

Filipino Muslims pray inside Golden Mosque in Manila, a day before the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Friday. Ramadan, which is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar is observed with prayer and fasting by Muslims all over the world.

Dondi R. Tawatao, Reuters

Black Friday Protest against Martial Law

Members of Bayan, Saura Bangsamoro, and Karapatan hold march from UST in Espana to Mendiola, as part of the Black Friday Protest on Friday. The group condemned the recent declaration of Martial Law by President Duterte in Mindanao.

Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Red Cross humanitarian response

Evacuees wait onboard a Red Cross vehicle that picked them up from the Lanao Provincial Capitol on Friday. Thousands of residents have fled Marawi since Wednesday, a day after a firefight between government forces and terrorist Maute Group erupted.

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News