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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 1, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 02 2020 01:13 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos:

Welcoming 2020

Revellers light sparklers on New Year’s Eve as they welcome 2020 in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Wednesday. January 1 also marks the start of a new decade, which, according to a Pulse Asia survey, 93% of Filipinos look forward to. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

New decade, new baby

Rosel Escopete, 20, holds her newborn child Ericka at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Ericka was born at exactly 12 midnight of the new decade. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

New Year's Day fire in Manila

A firefighter sprays water as a residential area in Sta. Ana, Manila burns during the first hours of 2020. Some 300 families were affected by the blaze. ABS-CBN News

New Year fireworks in Quezon City

Fireworks illuminate the Quezon Memorial Shrine in Quezon City during New Year's Eve festivities. People all over the world counted down to 2020, which also marked the start of a new decade. Angie de Silva, ABS-CBN News

Metro Manila New Year skyline

The skyline of Metro Manila is seen from Angono, Rizal early morning of the new year, Jan. 1, 2020. Air quality in Metro Manila was “hazardous” at the height of New Year's Eve revelries, as fireworks lit up the sky, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Salvaging books

Ten-year old Iego Rafael Servano tries to salvage what he can of his books, which were damaged during Typhoon Ursula’s onsalught on Wednesday. Servano lives in one of the coastal barangays of Salcedo, Eastern Samar where the typhoon made its first landfall and fell at least 80% of the houses.

Photo taken during Bayan Mo, Patrol Mo’s outreach program in Basey, Samar. Photo courtesy of Rowena Carranza Paraan