THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 15, 2020


Posted at Jan 15 2020 11:54 PM | Updated as of Jan 16 2020 06:48 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Duterte visits Taal eruption victims

President Duterte leads the distribution of family food packs to the victims affected by the Taal Volcano eruption during his visit at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum on Tuesday. Duterte warned residents not to go back to their homes as Alert Level 4 remains in the 14-km danger zone set by Phivolcs. Toto Lozano, Presidential Photo

'Thank God'

A fisherman weighs his catch in Barangay Lumang Lipa, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas on Wednesday. The influx of fish from damaged fish farms prompted prices to go down to P40 from P100-P120 per kilo according to local fishermen, 4 days after Taal volcano’s eruption. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Harvesting the sea

Local fishermen take advantage of the massive influx of tilapia and bangus in Barangay Lumang Lipa, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas on Wednesday. Phivolcs urged residents within the 14-kilometer danger zone to stay away from the area despite Taal Volcano’s calmer appearance citing the increased volcanic activity in the area. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Earthquake damages houses in Lemery, Batangas

Residents on Wednesday check a house in Barangay Sinisian East, Lemery, Batangas damaged by an earthquake following the eruption of the Taal Volcano. Phivolcs said it has recorded 466 volcanic earthquakes since 1 p.m. on January 12 with 156 of them ranging between Intensity I to IV. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Ash off

Residents of Barangay Busu-Buso in Laurel, Batangas clean ash off their boats on Wednesday, a few days after the Taal Volcano erupted. Laurel, along with other towns, is on lockdown due to continued ashfall. Romeo Mariano, ABS-CBN News

Drained from all the moving

Almario Mendoza sits in a vehicle ready to move people to another place out of Lemery town, Batangas on Wednesday. The 67-year-old was first forced to evacuate Agoncillo town, Batangas when Taal erupted. Fissures caused by rising magma were observed in different villages, Lemery included, making it mandatory to again transfer people in affected areas. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Wash the ash

Workers hose down the roof of a popular wedding destination in Tagaytay City on Wednesday, days after the eruption of Taal Volcano. Businesses in the area have taken a hit even as the local government is targeting to reopen them by the weekend. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News