THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 17, 2019


Posted at May 17 2019 11:58 PM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Human Rights Press Awards

Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of the Philippines-based news website Rappler, speaks at the Human Rights Press Awards at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong on Thursday. Currently free on bail after her second arrest this year, Ressa spoke on the dangers she and her colleagues face as journalists in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte. Isaac Lawrence, AFP

Groups question Comelec’s transparency

Members of Tindig Pilipinas picket in front of PICC in Pasay City, Friday. The group questioned Comelec’s lack of transparency in addressing broken SD cards, malfunctioning vote counting machines and the 7-hour gap in data transmission of election results. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

10 killed in Shanghai building collapse

A firefighter works at the site where a building collapsed, in Shanghai, China on Thursday. The death toll rose to 10 people after a building, which is undergoing renovation, collapsed on Thursday morning. Aly Song, Reuters

PH pulls out representatives in Canada

A man enters the Philippine embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Thursday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin pulled out Philippine representatives in Canada after the Canadian government missed a May 15 deadline to take back tons of trash sent to Manila. Chris Wattie, Reuters

Taiwan parliament approves same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage supporters carrying signs that read “Vote Can’t Be Defeated” gather outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. In a landmark first for Asia, Taiwan's parliament has legalized same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday, the same day that the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is celebrated. Chiang Ying-ying, AP

Groups protest election results

Members of Kabataan Party-list join other left-wing groups during a demonstration in Mendiola on Friday to protest the results of the mid-term elections. The groups slammed and dubbed the polls as “Duterte Magic,” alleging that the administration rigged the elections. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News