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The Day in Photos: 29 January 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 29 2019 10:29 PM

Brazil mine disaster

Members of a rescue team search for victims on Monday after a tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil. At least 60 people were killed with more than 300 still missing after the dam collapsed last Friday. Adriano Machado, Reuters

French 'spiderman' nabbed for Makati building stunt

Alain Robert, the 56-year-old urban climber dubbed the "French Spiderman," has his mug shot taken after he was arrested by police for scaling the 700-ft GT Tower in Makati City on Tuesday. Robert, who has been arrested in different cities around the world for climbing tall structures without permission, holds a Guinness World Record for the most buildings climbed. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

'Tax tobacco to the max,' say health advocates

A group of health advocates march towards the Senate on Tuesday to support bills that will increase taxes on cigarettes to help curb smoking. Several bills have been filed in both houses of Congress seeking to raise excise taxes on cigarettes from P32.50 per pack. Senator Manny Pacquiao's bill wants the excise tax hiked to P60 per pack over a certain period. ABS-CBN News

Starting from scratch

A resident of Talayan Village in Quezon City sifts thru the wreckage to salvage what is left of her family's belongings on Tuesday after a fire that hit the neighborhood the previous night. Around 100 families living in a densely populated area were affected by the fire. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Justifying martial law in Mindanao

Solicitor General Jose Calida (3rd left) converses with Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año (2nd left) and Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde (2nd right) before the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday on the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Calida justified the extension of martial law until December 31, 2019 in the wake of Sunday's deadly bombings in Jolo, Sulu. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Enjoying a clean Manila Bay

Children frolic along part of the shore of Manila Bay on Roxas Boulevard on Tuesday following a massive clean-up drive last Sunday that rid the shoreline of tons of trash. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has started rehabilitating Manila Bay but warned people that its water toxicity is still high and swimming is not yet advisable. Michael Delizo, ABS-CBN News

Wounded soldier in Jolo blasts awaits medevac

A soldier wounded in the Jolo bombings looks out from a military ambulance to a waiting helicopter for medical evacuation that will take him to a bigger hospital in Zamboanga City on January 29, 2019. The death toll in Sunday's twin blasts at a Catholic church in Sulu has risen to 21. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News