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THE DAY IN PHOTOS: January 17, 2020

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Posted at Jan 18 2020 12:47 AM | Updated as of Jan 18 2020 03:27 AM

Art therapy for children after Taal eruption

A boy attends an art therapy session at the Divino Amor Parish Church in Lipa City, Batangas on Thursday. Children's rights advocates cited the need to address trauma among children displaced and currently staying in evacuation centers after Taal Volcano’s eruption last January 12, 2020. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News

Leaving Agoncillo

Residents affected by the erupting Taal Volcano leave their town after authorities allowed them to collect belongings and abandoned animals in Agoncillo, Batangas on Friday. Several municipalites imposed mandatory evacuation and lockdown beginning January 15 citing Phivolcs’ advise on possible hazardous eruption of Taal Volcano. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Taal's crater

Photo shows aerial view of Taal crater spewing white cloud of steam taken on Friday by the Joint Task Group (JTG) Taal of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. A new fissure was found along the 3-kilometer trail regularly used by tourists going up the main crater ridge of Taal Volcano, according to Phivolcs. JTG Taal-AFP

Chicken rescue in Agoncillo

A resident hauls dozens of chickens in Agoncillo, Batangas on Friday. Residents were temporarily allowed to collect belongings and abandoned animals from their respective homes in Agoncillo 5 days after the eruption of Taal Volcano. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Fissures widen in Agoncillo

A puppy crosses a fissure caused by a volcanic earthquake in Agoncillo, Batangas on Friday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) explained that fissures are a sign that magma is rising in Taal Volcano, causing ground deformation. Fissures in Lemery, Agoncillo, Talisay, and San Nicolas have widened by several centimeters. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

NUJP calls on Congress to tackle ABS-CBN franchise renewal

A man signs a petition after a protest by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calling for Congress to extend ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise which is set to expire at the end of March this year. A House committee headed by Rep. Franz Alvarez has yet to act on 8 bills seeking another 25-year franchise for the network. Alec Corpuz, ABS-CBN News

Taal selfie

Visitors passing the highway in Tagaytay City pose for a selfie with the Taal Volcano in the background on Friday. The eruption of the island volcano has temporarily halted tourism in this once idyllic city famed for the active volcano as its main attraction. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Evacuees fill Tagaytay sports complex

Evacuees use foldable tents per family as they stay at the Tolentino Sports Complex and Activity Center in Tagaytay City on Friday in the aftermath of Taal's eruption. More than 140 families are temporarily housed in the gym as the number of people displaced by the eruption has breached 50,000. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Taal volcano billows at night

A photo taken via time exposure at 10 p.m. Friday shows Taal volcano, which showed signs of being calm the whole day, billowing a thick column of smoke in the night. Authorities have warned that the volcano may have another eruption episode and has maintained alert level 4. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Open for business

Workers at an events place in Tagaytay look at smoke coming out of Taal Volcano on Friday. The local government has given businesses the go-ahead to resume operations in a bid to recover losses even as Phivolcs has not downgraded the Alert Level 4 in the area. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Danger looms

A man clears ash from the roof of his truck, before a plume of steam rising from the Taal Volcano, at a fishing harbor in Laurel town, Batangas Friday. Despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors, Taal remains life-threatening according to the Phivolcs, which advised people to steer clear of the 14-kilometer-wide danger zone. Ed Jones, AFP