THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 27, 2019


Posted at May 28 2019 12:40 AM

Breaking the fast

Inter-religious groups from the Sabiel-al Mohtadeen Islamic Institute in Zamboanga City hold an iftar or 'breaking of the fast.' Muslims around the world celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating and drinking during the period between sunrise and sunset. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Trump meets Emperor Naruhito

U.S. President Donald Trump is escorted by Japan's Emperor Naruhito during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on Monday. Trump is the first world leader to meet the newly crowned emperor after his father Emperor Akihito abdicated on April 30, 2019. Franck Robichon, Pool via Reuters

Celebrating National Flag Day

Members of the Philippine National Police prepare the Philippine flag as part of the National Flag Day celebration held by the provincial government of Bulacan on Monday. The National Flag Day is officially commemorated on May 28. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Quake-hit School

Teachers inspect a heavily damaged room at the Nabuclod Integrated School in Floridablanca, Pampanga on May 27, 2019. Teachers raised concern on the available space in the school, as 9 out of 11 rooms were damaged after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the province on April 22, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Monster traffic jam at Marcos Highway

Motorists plying Marcos Highway encounter a massive traffic jam caused by the partial closure of the highway’s 30-year-old bridge for its repair and rehabilitation. Originally slated to begin on May 11, the east-bound lane was closed on Saturday and will last for four months, after which the west-bound lane will be closed for the same amount of time. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News