GLENDA SOLOGASTOA/PN - Criselda Pedrosa (far left) of Iloilo City and Quinet Managuit (center) of Sibalom, Antique tell an interpreter they are happy to have been given the chance to work despite their disability. Their keen sense of smell is needed in this pioneering crabmeat factory in Concepcion, Iloilo. Seventy percent of the factory’s workforce is deaf-mute.
A THING FOR BLING
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Sidewalk faux jewelry catches the attention of a shopper in downtown Iloilo City. They may not be the real thing but they look beautiful and inexpensive, she says.
YUMMY OR YUCKY?
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Street food are cheap and taste good, according to this student. But don’t be deceived. The Department of Health urges the public to be cautious when consuming street food especially during summer season when cases of diarrhea and other microbe-related illnesses spike up. The preparation and handling of street food might not be hygienic.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Young boys play on the shore of Barangay Lawi, Jordan, Guimaras as their elders set out to sea. Locals call Barangay Lawi “Turtle Island” even if it is not an island because it was a former turtle sanctuary. To get there, you can hire a banca (outrigger boat) or go by foot from Lawi Port. The small cove with its rock formations and marine sanctuaries is worth the walk.