JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A VENDOR from the Iloilo City central market has a message to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. She and colleagues will hold a protest against market privatization on Monday when President Benigno Aquino III delivers his State of the Nation Address. The placard says, “Mayor you cannot threaten us!”
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - WITH RAINCOAT ON, a pupil of Rizal Elementary School in Iloilo City crosses the street. Is her raincoat safe? Parents must be picky with rain gear choices for their children. The EcoWaste Coalition advises parents to avoid raincoats made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic which contains toxic additives. Among these additives is lead, a metal that can harm the brain and the central nervous system.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - People have started using this new, wider and safer overpass on Iloilo City’s Diversion Road near a giant mall. Its construction was in line with the widening of the road in preparation for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit next year. Iloilo City is hosting two ministerial meetings of the international gathering.