Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta of Iloilo’s 2nd District donated this brand new Toyota Hilux to the police station of Pavia, Iloilo. Now, Pavia has the most number of police patrol cars in Iloilo province. Gorriceta had served as mayor of Pavia.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Why was Frances Lei Reyes of Oton, Iloilo killed? This photo was taken on Jan. 27, 2014 outside a mall in Iloilo City where she was shot dead by a lone gunman. Who ordered the killing?
THE MORNING AFTER
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - These bags of garbage are products of the Dinagyang Festival. Photo shows the garbage collectors of the Iloilo City government hauling them to a truck early morning of Jan. 26, 2015 in front of Museo Iloilo.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - A man unloads lots of squashes at the Iloilo Terminal Market, the biggest public market in Iloilo City. From there, wholesalers buy various merchandises then retail them for profit in various parts of the city and Iloilo province.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Vendors sell candles, rosaries and prayer booklets outside the Jaro Cathedral in Jaro, Iloilo City. On Feb. 2, 2015, Jaro will be celebrating its annual district and religious fiesta – one of the biggest in the Philippines. Thousands of devotees are expected to troop to the cathedral.
NOT SO STRANGE AT ALL
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - This strange-looking creature dangling from a stick is a coconut crab. In Caluya, Antique where it is abundant and a source of income of the residents, the crab is called tatus. During the recent Dinagyang Festival, tatus was introduced to the Western Visayan audience via the Kasadyahan regional cultural competition. Caluya’s Tatusan Festival participated in the contest and was eventually declared the grand champion.
A MAN’S JOB
ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - Central Negros Electric Cooperative personnel replace an old electrical post (left) with a new one. The old post is blocking a church’s façade at La Salle Ville in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, they say.
“WE LOVE YOU, GOV. JAVIER”
STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN - says this placard held by supporters of beleaguered Antique governor Exequiel Javier during a “peace rally” outside the provincial capitol. Javier says he will not leave his post despite the Commission on Elections’ disqualification order against him, insisting that only the Supreme Court can make him step down.