THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 23, 2019


Posted at May 24 2019 01:20 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Riot in Indonesia

Fire crackers explode near supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during clashes with the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday evening. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. Dita Alangkara, AP

BRP Jose Rizal

Philippine Navy’s BRP (Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas) Jose Rizal is seen berthed for its launching at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea's southeastern city of Ulsan on Thursday. BRP Jose Rizal is the first combat ship designed and acquired for the Philippine Navy as part of the Frigate Acquisition Project, which started in May 2013, to modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Jorge Carino, ABS-CBN News

A different skullcap

Pope Francis poses with a group of faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in the Vatican on Wednesday. Pope Francis’ weekly audience has drawn thousands of devotees who wish to meet the charismatic pontiff. Remo Casilli, Reuters

DOT features local delicacies in 'Taste of Rizal' event

Students in colourful costumes show off famous delicacies during the “Taste of Rizal” celebration as part of a collaboration of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and a mall in Antipolo City on Wednesday. Rizal is known for native delicacies made of rice like “suman” (rice cake). Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

Remembering the fallen

A woman wipes her tears as she lays a white rose at the Marawi Memorial Pylon at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Thursday during a ceremony commemorating the second year of the Battle of Marawi. The crisis was a five-month battle between government forces and Islamic State-linked terrorists that left the southern city in ruins and displaced thousands of residents. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Enjoying the last days of vacation

A boy bikes at a park on the side of the Tumana-Malanday Creek in Marikina City on Thursday, with more than a week to go before the start of school. The Department of Education recently announced that the upcoming academic year will start on June 3 and end on April 3, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News