THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 24, 2020


Posted at Jan 25 2020 03:43 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

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Birds' eye view

Two sparrows perch on a roof top as Taal Volcano emits steam-laden plumes as seen from Tagaytay on Friday morning. Ash emission was observed from Taal’s main crater at 5:11 a.m Friday, the strongest the past few days according to Phivolcs. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

New coronavirus kills 25, infects 830 in China

A militia member checks the body temperature of a driver on a vehicle at an expressway toll gate in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Thursday, in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. At least 25 people were killed while 830 others have been infected in China by the novel coronavirus, according to China’s National Health Commission. Yuan Zheng, EPA-EFE

Precaution against novel coronavirus

A bus commuter wears a surgical face mask as basic protection on Friday, with the spread of the novel coronavirus globally from Wuhan, China. The health department is cautiously addressing the potential spread of the new virus, which claimed 25 lives and infected at least 830 in China. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

'Tulong po'

Evacuees from Lemery, Batangas who fled to nearby town Laurel, wait for volunteers distributing relief goods outside their house along Diokno Highway in Laurel, Batangas on Friday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports showed that 137, 538 people are currently staying in 488 evacuation centers while the remaining 144,907 people are served outside designated government evacuation centers. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Welcoming the Lunar New Year

Workers put finishing touches to a pocket park in Davao City's Chinatown area on Friday ahead of the celebration of the Lunar New Year. Thousands of Chinese-Filipinos will be welcoming the Year of the Rat with a colorful celebration on January 25, 2020. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News

Beijing cancels Lunar New Year fairs

A worker dismantles decorations on Friday after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China. Annual Lunar New Year fairs around the country have been canceled while popular tourist spots will be closed in a bid to control a new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan and has so far killed 25 and infected more than 800. Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters

'Black Friday' candle-lighting

Members of various media groups hold a candle-lighting activity in front of ABS-CBN Corp. on Friday as they call on Congress to tackle the broadcast network's franchise renewal applications. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said on January 22, that the House of Representatives has enough time to tackle pending bills for the renewal of the ABS-CBN broadcast franchise, which expires at the end of March this year. Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Eve of festivities

Dragon dancers perform along the streets of Binondo, Manila on Friday, the eve of the Lunar New Year. The Department of Labor and Employment reminded employers that workers who will be on duty on Chinese New Year should be given holiday pay. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

The Cardinal and the Lady of La Naval

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle looks at the image of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila during its arrival at Manila Cathedral on Friday for the first time since 1942.

Tagle also celebrated his last mass, as he assumes his role as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples at the Vatican. The image, which was paraded around Intramuros, made a stop at Colegio de San Juan de Letran, which celebrates its 400th year. It will stay there for one night before being returned to Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News