• In Iloilo City’s Barangay South Baluarte, Molo district, the lack of water is giving this trisikad driver a sideline – fetching water for households. It’s a welcome extra income, he says. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • These men enjoy a game of chess at the Freedom Grandstand in JM Basa Street, Iloilo City. Chess is a two-player board game that involves strategy and tactics. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • These boys are puzzled. Who or what is this effigy all about? For decades, anti-imperialist militants use “Uncle Sam” as a personification of the United States and would burn this effigy during rallies, like what happened on July 27, 2015 when President Benigno Aquino III delivered his final State of the Nation Address. Militants accused Aquino of being an American lapdog. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN


    This eatery in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, would have been filled with customers on Monday, July 27, if the television is showing a Manny Pacquiao match. Sadly, it’s President Benigno Aquino III delivering his last State of the Nation Address, still ranting about his predecessor’s follies. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN


    A woman protester shields herself from the drizzle amid a rally by militant groups at the Bacolod City public plaza while President Benigno Aquino III delivers his State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN





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