• Against China’s great wall of seven-footers led by former National Basketball Association teammate Yi Jianlian, Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player Andray Blatche couldn’t dominate much. China defeated Gilas Pilipinas, 78-67, and booked a trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Fiba Asia Championship. PHOTO FROM FIBA.COM

  • A bomb-sniffing dog inspects new patrol cars turned over to the Iloilo Police Provincial Office at the Iloilo provincial capitol grounds, Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City, on Oct. 2, 2016. The vehicles are expected to boost the police’s capability to respond to crime incidents. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • This roadside tailoring shop in Jaro, Iloilo City may be a small enterprise but it is giving these tailors a decent job. Their specialty is sewing jeans. They have lots of customers because their products and services are affordable, according to the tailors. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • At the Iloilo provincial capitol grounds, a police officer checks some of the new patrol cars that the Philippine National Police is giving police units in Iloilo, Capiz and Guimaras provinces. Sixty-three police patrol jeepneys were turned over to 63 municipalities in three provinces of Western Visayas Oct. 2, 2015. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN


    A big signage of Mayor Monico Puentevella’s slogan is placed at the fountain area of the Bacolod People’s House (city hall). ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • In Barangay Tiolas, San Joaquin, Iloilo, it is not unusual to see fishermen selling huge fishes by the roadside. San Joaquin, located in the southern tip of Iloilo province, has a coastline facing the Panay Gulf – a rich fishing ground. And because there are no middlemen involved in the fish trade, prices are affordable. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN





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