THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 13, 2020


Posted at Jan 14 2020 12:44 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

Residents near Taal evacuated

Residents are evacuated by military trucks in Talisay, Batangas as heavy ashfall affects villages around Taal Lake following the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano on Sunday. Authorities evacuated villages on the island volcano and nearby villages around the lake as alert level 4 was raised signaling possible eruption in hours or days. ABS-CBN News

Taal spews lava, thousands evacuate

A dramatic lightning display during an eruption of the Taal volcano is seen from Tagaytay City as taken at 3:40 a.m on Monday. Thousands of residents were evacuated from municipalities near Taal as the volcano continued to spew lava and ash on Monday early morning. Paul Quiambao, ABS-CBN News

Thousands evacuate as Taal erupts

Residents wait to be rescued at the Talisay City hall as evacuation efforts continue on Monday morning. Thick ash covered the municipality of Talisay and other municipalities near Taal Volcano, a day after it spewed ash on Sunday afternoon. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Phivolcs warns of possible volcanic tsunami

A youth living at the foot of Taal volcano rides an outrigger boat while the volcano spews ash as seen from Tanauan town in Batangas on Monday. The Philippines was placed on alert for the possible "explosive eruption" of Taal volcano, which officials said could be imminent after a massive column of ash forced a halt to flights at the capital's main airport. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Protect animals from ash fall

A man washes his horse while the Taal Volcano erupts in Balete, Batangas on Monday. Animal rights groups reminded the public to keep animals indoors and immediately wipe or wash off volcanic ash as animals inhale more particles at a time compared to humans. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Ride to safety

Residents of Barangay Poblacion evacuate to safer ground as thick ash blankets the municipality of Agoncillo, Batangas on Monday. Thousands of residents were advised to evacuate to other municipalities of Batangas citing Phivolcs report on possible hazardous eruption of Taal Volcano. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News


Passengers gather at the check-in area of NAIA Terminal 1 n Parañaque City as the capital’s main airport resumed partial operations on Monday morning. All flights were suspended overnight starting Sunday evening due to ashfall after Taal Volcano in Batangas erupted. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Cats escape Taal's fury

Cats find a safe spot under a road in Talisay, Batangas after the eruption of Taal Volcano blanketed villages with ash on Monday. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as authorities raised the alert from 1 to 4 in a span of 24 hours, meaning a violent eruption is imminent in a matter of hours or days. Mark R. Cristino, EPA-EFE

More ash

Men in Tagaytay City watch as Taal Volcano violently spews more steam and ash on Monday.

The volcano remains under alert level 4 which means a hazardous explosive eruption is possible according to Phivolcs. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Splash of color

Koring, a 57 year old cacao farmer, washes off the volcanic ash that have coated his plants in Talisay on Monday. Vast swathes of Southern Luzon and Metro Manila were affected by the ash and steam eruptions of Taal volcano the previous day. The volcano is on alert level 4, meaning a more hazardous and explosive eruption is possible within hours or days. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News