THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 16, 2020


Posted at Jan 17 2020 12:57 AM | Updated as of Jan 17 2020 12:58 AM

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Dog rescue in Taal

An animal volunteer carries a dog he rescued from deserted homes near Taal volcano as residents evacuated to safer grounds leaving some of their pets behind in Talisay, Batangas on Wednesday. More than 53,000 residents have abandoned their homes around Taal to take shelter in evacuation centers, but thousands more are refusing to leave or have already drifted back to check on their animals and possessions. Aaron Favila, AP Photo

A respite from Taal's rage

Marciano Arandia, 87, rests in his wheelchair inside an evacuation center in Bauan, Batangas on Thursday. As of January 15, 838 families coming from different towns affected by the Taal Volcano eruption have fled to Bauan Technical High School, which currently serves as the central evacuation center in the area. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Fleeing Taal, one horse at a time

An injured horse rescued by residents near the erupting Taal Volcano falls from their boat, in Talisay, Batangas on Thursday. The Philippine National Police allowed residents to check their livestock and animals for 2 hours as authorities imposed lockdown in Agoncillo, Laurel, Lemery and Talisay. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Fissuring in Agoncillo after Taal eruption

Volcanic quakes damage a house and opens a huge fissure in Agoncillo, Batangas on Thursday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has kept the alert level at four, following Taal Volcano's eruption on 12 January 2020. Mark Cristino, EPA-EFE

Pelosi signs Trump impeachment articles

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gets up after signing the articles of impeachment of US President Donald Trump during an engrossment ceremony on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, in Washington, DC. The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to transmit articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, opening the way for the historic trial of the 45th president for abuse of power. Brendan Smialowski, AFP

A welcome lull from Taal

A boy takes advantage of the fair weather and plays while wearing a protective mask in Tagaytay on Thursday with Taal volcano in the background. While Taal appears to have calmed down, the Phivolcs said the possibility of an eruption still remains and urged residents not to return yet. Aaron Favila, ABS-CBN News

Sense of normalcy

Children ride a scooter on Thursday at Good Shepherd Bahay Pastulan, which stopped production of its ube jam because of the current status of Taal volcano. The Tagaytay City Tourism Council plans to ask the Department of Tourism to reopen businesses, even as it earlier advised tourism hubs in Calabarzon to cease operations amid health and safety issues, and the Phivolcs’ Alert Level 4 warning. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News