THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 2, 2019


Posted at May 03 2019 01:01 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Barefoot runner competes in Palaro

Some youth athletes run barefoot in their competitions at the ongoing Palarong Pambansa 2019. The annual national sports competition among elementary and high school students has been a venue to discover sports prodigies in the country. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Beauty queens, celebs join Flores de Mayo

Mutya ng Pilipinas Top Model of the World 2017 Hannah Khayle Iglesia joins other celebrities, beauty queens, and models during the Reina: Flores de Mayo held at the Manila Hotel on Wednesday. The show paraded the creations of 30 Filipino designers as organizers aim to promote the colorful culture of the Filipino people and celebrate the ingenuity of the Philippine fashion industry. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Taylor Swift, Brendan Urie open 2019 Billboard Awards

Brendan Urie (left) and Taylor Swift (right) perform “ME” to open the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on Wednesday. Drake, who won the Billboard Top Artist award made history after winning a total of 12 awards. Mario Anzuoni, Reuters

Ressa arraignment

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrives at the Pasig City Regional Trial Court, where she later pleaded not guilty to alleged violation of the anti-dummy law. She and other Rappler executives face the charges for the news website's sale of Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to foreign-owned Omidyar network. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Rights activists in Portugal protest drug war

Participants at the Harm Reduction International Conference in Porto, Portugal, hold a sign as a show of solidarity to victims of summary killings in the Philippine drug war. The conference is one of the largest international gatherings of human rights and public health advocates with more than 1,200 delegates representing almost 90 countries. Steve Forrest, HRI/Workers’ Photos handout