JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - “I was begging them to let me check the farm and if my son was safe or if he was there. They wouldn’t allow me,” says Consolacion Larbo of Barangay Mayang, Tubungan, Iloilo. Her son Gerardo was killed in an encounter between government troops and rebels in Tubungan on July 17, 2014.
WHO COULD BE THIS HAPLESS VICTIM?
JEZREEL FAJARDO/PN - Recovered near this skeleton in Barangay Purok 1, Pavia, Iloilo were a silver bracelet and necklace with a heart pendant engraved with the name Stephanie.
ONE GOOD SAMARITAN
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A traffic aide assists an old man board a passenger jeepney in downtown Iloilo City. The government accords respect to senior citizens. Republic Act No. 9257, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003, defines a senior citizen or elderly as any resident citizen of the country at least 60 years old. The law gives full support to the improvement of the total well-being of the elderly and their full participation in society. It also reaffirms the valued Filipino tradition of caring for the senior citizens.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - NOTWITHSTANDING THE RAIN, personnel of Panay Electric Company fix a broken electric post on De Leon Street, Iloilo City near the Iloilo Terminal Market. The broken electric post caused a few hours of power interruption in the vicinity.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - This overpass on Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue (Diversion Road) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City will have elevators for the easy mobility of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
FEED THE CHILDREN
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Children of Barangay Edganzon, Iloilo City are fed with nutritious snacks as part of the Nutrition Month celebration. Parents invest in books, tuition and other school fees, uniforms and other gadgets for their children, but they should not forget to invest in an even more important aspect –their children’s nutrition. Well-nourished children perform better in school because they are mentally alert, emotionally balanced and physically energetic.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - With umbrellas open, students of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology shield themselves from the rain as they leave the school. Monday’s rain was brought by the southwest monsoon enhanced by typhoon “Henry” that was barreling to Northern Luzon.