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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: September 27, 2021

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Posted at Sep 28 2021 12:19 AM

Here are the day's top stories in photos.

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Pasay residents pay homage to Archangel Rafael

Catholics pay tribute to Saint Raphael the Archangel during a motorcade along Park Avenue in Pasay City Sunday. Saint Raphael, whose name means "It is God who heals," made known in the Holy Scripture through the Book of Tobit, is revered by many Catholics as the patron saint of travelers, the blind and those in need of healing. September 29 is the feast of the Archangels. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Manila senior citizens line up for monthly allowance

Elderly residents flock inside the Delpan Sports Complex in Tondo to collect their monthly financial aid from the local government of Manila on Monday. The City government of Manila provides qualified and registered senior citizens, persons with disabilities and single parents a monthly allowance of Php500 in accordance to Manila Ordinance No. 8565 series of 2019. ABS-CBN News

Youth groups want voter registration period extended

Members of Akbayan Youth and First Time Voters Network urge Congress to pass the Voters' Registration Extension Bill on September 27, 2021, four days before the Commission on Elections' deadline for voter registration. People have recently been camping out in different COMELEC registration centers to beat daily cutoffs in an attempt to register for the 2022 national election. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Perseverance rover collects samples from Mars

In this image released by NASA, the Perseverance Mars rover takes a selfie using its WATSON camera. The rover is positioned over a rock nicknamed "Rochette" where two holes can be seen where the rover used its robotic arm to drill rock core samples on September 10, 2021. The Perseverance rover on Mars collected two probable samples of volcanic rock, NASA announced on September 10, 2021, stressing that the presence of salt in these rocks was an indicator of favorable conditions to possibly detect traces of ancient life. AFP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Long queues as voter registration deadline nears

Residents line up as the Commission on Elections in partnership with the Araneta group launches its one-day voter registration for residents of Quezon City District 3 at the Ali Mall Activity Area in Cubao, Quezon City on Monday. Several groups urged Comelec to extend the ongoing voters registration, citing challenges in document processing and travel limitations due to COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Gabriela supporters slam NTF-ELCAC, call to defend women representation in Congress

Supporters of Gabriela Partylist stage a protest against the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict's (NTF-ELCAC) Barangay Development Program and its disqualification case against the partylist, on Monday at the House of Representatives in Quezon City. The group said the budget for the program amounting to P28-billion could be used to provide cash aid to COVID-19 pandemic-hit families instead, and also called to defend women representation in Congress, as the Commission on Elections hears the disqualification case against the party on the same day. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

South Korea to vaccinate children, give boosters to elderly in transition by October end

A man wearing a face mask rests at a pavilion which has been cordoned off as a measure to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at a park in Seoul, South Korea on Monday. South Korea said on Monday it would begin inoculations next month for children aged 12 to 17 and offer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to those 75 years and above as the country starts to transition to normalcy by the end of October. Kim Hong-J, Reuters