THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 22, 2020


Posted at Jan 23 2020 01:11 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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In search of the silver lining in Taal

Taal volcano emits steam-laden plumes from the main crater as seen from Mataasnakahoy on Tuesday afternoon. Phivolcs reiterated on January 22, the imposed total evacuation of the Taal Volcano Island and other high-risk areas within the 14-km radius of the main crater and along Pansipit river where fissuring has been observed. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Temperature drops in Baguio

Tourists pose for photos at “The Lion’s Head” along Kennon Road going to Baguio City on Wednesday. Weather bureau PAGASA recorded the lowest temperature in Baguio this 2020 at 11.4 degrees Celsius. Jong Gasmeña, ABS-CBN News

Virus scare ahead of new Lunar Year celebration

People wearing protective masks arrive at Beijing railway station to head home for the Lunar New Year on Tuesday. China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and the World Health Organization said it would consider declaring an international public health emergency. Nicolas Asfouri, AFP

A little help

A woman teaches her child to stand up and walk on her own while staying at an evacuation center in Barangay Mabini, Lipa, Batangas on Wednesday. The Batangas government recently appealed for donations of breast milk and feeding bottles as authorities reminded the public that donating milk formula and other milk products is prohibited by law in times of calamities as the lack of potable water and other factors put infants at risk. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Saving Amadeo’s kapeng barako

Sophia Bedua, 61, harvests coffee at a farm damaged by ashfall from Taal volcano in Amadeo, Cavite on Wednesday. Losses in agriculture due to the eruption of Taal volcano has reached P3.06 billion, according to the agriculture department. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

NAIA on coronavirus alert

Passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 pass in front of a thermal imaging machine used to look for possible signs of illness amid an alert over a new strain of coronavirus originating from China. China has confirmed multiple deaths from the virus, while the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan have also recorded cases of the disease. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Falling in line

Evacuees from Lemery town, Batangas use sacks to save their place, as they queue for rice and other relief goods at an evacuation center in Barangay Mabini in Lipa city, Batangas on Wednesday. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. is set to allot P2 billion for the building of permanent evacuation centers, as the Department of Public Works and Highways eyes building more than 200 emergency shelters this year upon the President’s directive. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Dancing for luck

A performer lifts the head of a dragon during a traditional dragon dance at a mall in Binondo, Manila on Wednesday, a few days before the Lunar New Year. Motorists should expect heavy traffic in Manila on Saturday, Chinese New Year, due to stop-and-go traffic to make way for a grand parade. In an advisory on Wednesday, the Manila Police District said the parade’s route begins at the Manila Post Office, and will pass through Jones Bridge, Quintin Paredes, Ongpin, Ronquillo, F. Torres , Soler, and Reina Regente streets and will end at the Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News