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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 14, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 15 2020 12:37 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Clear the roofs

Residents clear volcanic ash from their roof in Agoncillo, Batangas on Tuesday. Residents were allowed to briefly inspect damage on their homes and rescue animals they left 2 days after Taal Volcano spewed a giant ash column on January 12, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Not a burden: Rescuers save animals from Taal's wrath

Rescuers save animals left along the coastal areas of Barangay Calawit, Balete, Batangas on Tuesday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Tuesday that plants and wildlife in Taal island were killed after Taal Volcano’s eruption last January 12, 2020. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Helping the sick, elderly after Taal ashfall

Medical teams and members of the Bureau of Fire Protection check on a bedridden elderly person in Agoncillo, Batangas on Tuesday. The rescue teams checked on houses to convince residents to evacuate the area as Phivolcs advised total evacuation of residents within the 14-kilometer radius from the main crater. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

All we have is ash

Locals dig through the dirt of what's left of their home in Barangay Calawit, Balete, Batangas on Tuesday. Phivolcs declared the Taal island and areas within the crater’s 14-kilometer radius a danger zone. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

No man’s land

Taal Volcano releases ash and steam amid the barren landscape around it in Barangay Calawit, Balete, Batangas on Tuesday. Phivolcs reminded residents to stay away from the danger zone while Alert Level 4, which warns of a “hazardous” eruption in the next “hours or days,” was raised 2 days after the Taal Volcano spewed volcanic ash and lava. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Drained of color

A man in San Nicolas, Batangas looks at the Taal volcano as it continues to spew smoke on Tuesday. Once covered in lush vegetation, the volcano is now drab grey in color because of the ashfall from its explosion last January 12. Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

To the rescue

Members of the media and the Philippine Navy take photos of the BRP Davao del Sur as it gets ready to sail to the Middle East for repatriation efforts on Tuesday. The Philippine government has started mandatory repatriation of overseas Filipino Workers in the region even as tensions between Iraq and the United States have simmered down. Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Gearing up for Sinulog

The Tribu Rayhak of Santa Fe National High School from Borongan city, Eastern Samar, gets ready on Tuesday, a few days before the Sinulog festival in Cebu City. Sinulog, one of the largest festivals to honor the Santo Ni?o, is celebrated every third Sunday of January. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

Friendly gesture

Members of the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) show to their Filipino counterparts their donations to those devastated by the Taal volcano eruption, as CCG Vessel 5204 docked at the South Harbor at Port Area in Manila Tuesday. The vessel is on a weeklong friendly, the Chinese embassy said. Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News

Cleaning power lines

Meralco personnel clean power lines filled with ash fall along Mahogany Avenue in Tagaytay City on Tuesday. Tagaytay City remains without power after Taal Volcano erupted on January 12. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News