THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 30, 2019


Posted at May 31 2019 12:35 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Coast Guard launches ‘Oplan Kahandaan’

Coast Guard personnel stand at attention in front of newly acquired rescue boats at the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) Headquarters at the Port of Manila on Thursday. The PCG launched its “Oplan Kahandaan” campaign for 2019 as PAGASA expects the rainy season to begin by the second week of June. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Scuffle at CHED

Police officers contain some protesters after some threw paint bombs at the gate of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Thursday. The students railed against tuition increases, exclusion of Filipino in the general education curriculum of tertiary institutions, and the revival of a mandatory Reserve Officer Training Course or ROTC. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Subic Bay view

Children enjoy the sunset at Subic Bay, Pampanga, as the container ship MV Bavaria sits in the background on Wednesday. The MV Bavaria was hired by Canada to bring back tons of trash it dumped in the Philippines years ago, a move driven by an escalating row between the two countries over garbage disposal. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Holy hog

Pope Francis is presented with a Harley Davidson motorcycle by "Jesus Bikers", a German motorcycle group, at the Vatican on Wednesday. Signed by the pope, the machine will be auctioned and the proceeds sent to an orphanage in Uganda. Andreas Solaro, AFP

Vacation almost over

Children take turns climbing an inflatable slide at a resort in Subic Bay, Zambales, on Thursday as they enjoy the last few days of vacation. According to Save the Children's Global Childhood Report 2019, the number of unenrolled children in the country has decreased over 20 years. Noel Celis, AFP