THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 1, 2019


Posted at May 01 2019 11:44 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Morning in Lubuagan, Kalinga

A farmer takes an early morning walk along the narrow pathway between the rice fields on a small community farm in the town of Lubuagan, Kalinga province in this photo taken on April 26, 2019. The historic Lubuagan was the seat of government for 73 days in March 1900 prior to Emilio Agunaldo’s escape from American troops. Erwin Mascariñas, ABS-CBN News

8,000 crinkles form flower mosaic

Student-chefs from SKD Academy and Sinner or Saints Cafe show a giant mosaic made from crinkles at a mall in Baguio City on Wednesday. The 15 ft. x 15 ft. mosaic was made from 8,000 freshly baked ube- and strawberry-flavored crinkles, a popular 'pasalubong' from Baguio. Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

Emperor Naruhito ascends to the throne

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito, accompanied by new Empress Masako, makes his first address during a ritual after succeeding his father Akihito at Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Wednesday. Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne a day after the abdication of his father Emperor Akihito. Japan Pool via Reuters

Workers unite

Members of different labor groups join the workers' unity march from the Mabuhay Rotonda to Mendiola in Manila on Wednesday in celebration of International Labor Day. Tens of thousands are expected to join several Labor Day protests to push for workers’ rights and increase minimum wage to P750. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Father and son on Labor Day

A father and his son listens to the program of various labor groups during a Labor Day protest in Mendiola, Manila on Wednesday calling for job security and an increase in minimum wage. Endo or “end of contract” is an often employed practice in the Philippines where companies hire workers for not more than five months, depriving them of benefits accorded regular employees. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Last day of local absentee voting

Members of the press cast their votes at the Commission on Elections National Capital Region office in Intramuros, Manila on the last day of local absentee voting, Wednesday. The three-day local absentee voting was organized for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and the media. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Effigy burning

Protesters burn an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte during a demonstration marking Labor Day in Manila on Wednesday. The workers alleged that Duterte reneged on his campaign promise two years ago of ending contractualization. Ted Aljibe, AFP