ADAPT TO THE TIMES
Romulo Caballero, a member of the Panay-Bukidnon Council of Elders, indigenous peoples’ coordinator and spokesman of the Hugpong Pumuluyo Para sa Kalinungan kag Kauswagan, says the Panay-Bukidnon people have to adapt to the times. It used to be that the Jalaur River and surrounding creeks would give them a bountiful supply of fish and there was enough water for their rice lands but modernity has brought with it pollution from pesticides that seeped to the waterways. “The mega dam can give us the progress long denied us as long as the terms in the Memorandum of Agreement are complied with,” he says in Karay-a, adding that should this not be so, he himself will take the government to task.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A mother finds Iloilo City’s Plaza Libertad a nice place to spend quality time with her children. Beautifully landscaped, Plaza Libertad has been serving as a leisure place for residents and visitors. The plaza is also historic. After the Spaniards surrendered Iloilo – its last bastion during the Philippine Revolution – on December 25, 1898, the Philippine flag was raised at the plaza.
PHOT BY HARRY Z. - A person with disability is forced to find ways of getting around despite his physical limitations. This man, a beggar, traverses Iloilo City’s Iznart Street using a small cart. It is risky but what else does he have to lose? He uses his two strong arms to “paddle” the cart.
MAN’S BEST FRIEND
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A man and his dog get ready to join a fun run for a cause on Sept. 27 to mark World Rabies Day, at Megaworld Avenue in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Hundreds of dogs of various breeds and their owners joined the activity to raise public awareness on the importance of eliminating rabies and taking good care of canines.
BACOLOD PIO PHOTO - MassKara Queen 2014 candidates talk about their advocacy during the Press Presentation and Pre-pageant Swimwear Competition on Sept. 27 in L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.