• In the Philippines, carabaos (water buffaloes) are farmers’ best friends. Despite the invention of machines that aid farmers in the rice field, in most rural areas, carabaos remain to be the primary option in plowing the field and transporting the farmers’ goods. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • Interior secretary Mar Roxas (left) hands Iloilo governor Arthur Defensor Sr. (center) the P7-million check after the province was awarded the Seal of Good Local Governance. Also in the photo is Provincial Administrator Dr. Raul Banias. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • This is now chorizo (pork sausage) is made at the Iloilo Central Market. Chorizo is encased in natural casings made from intestines. Spain introduced chorizo to the Philippines during its conquest of the archipelago. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • This boy can fly…errrrr…dive. Using a platform at the roll on, roll off station in Lapuz, Iloilo City, young boys show off their diving skills. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • This acacia tree has survived the road widening in Pavia, Iloilo. The contractor of the Department of Public Works and Highways has refused to cut it. Now, this tree fronting Ungka 2 Elementary School is occupying the widened Vice President Fernando Lopez Avenue, posing danger to vehicles. The contractor appears superstitious. There are rumors that the acacia tree is mariit (enchanted). DOL FAJARDO/PN

  • Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanod. Barangay 4, San Jose, Antique’s chief village watchman Belly Pajares (center) demonstrates his skills and knowledge on arrest techniques during the regional assessment and evaluation for the 2015 Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanod in Region 6. The province’s nominee for the search, Pajares was among the Top 3 contenders. The champion will receive a plaque and a cash prize of P10,000, while the 1st runner-up will get P7,000. DILG PHOTO


    A trisikad driver passes by the busy intersection of Burgos Street and Circumferential Road in Bacolod City despite a city ordinance banning trisikads and tricycles from major roads. From Aug. 10 to 31 this year, the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office has impounded 135 tricycles and 105 trisikads for violation of the ordinance. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • Beneficiaries of the Bacolod City’s livelihood assistance program show their checks while posing for a photo with Mayor Monico Puentevella and the city government’s Department of Social Services and Development head Pacita Tero. BACOLOD PIO





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