• ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - Sacadas get ready to prepare this farm for sugarcane planting. About 80 percent of the country’s sugar is produced in Negros Occidental.

  • GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Pied Piper of Hamelin he is not, but this vendor attracts children with his colorful balloons in Barangay Calaparan, Arevalo, Iloilo City. Selling balloons is honest living and much better than peddling illegal drugs, he says.

  • JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Iloilo City officials need not look far to know that Metro Iloilo Water District’s service is below par. City hall itself does not have enough water gushing out of its faucets. Photo shows a water tanker of MIWD delivering water to the city hall.

  • ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - Some 200 farmers from the Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Bayan-Negros and Defender Patrimony seeking to scrap the Mining Act of 1995 gather in front of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City. KMP secretary-general Seneti Gelle claims some 30 percent of the province’s total land area is being mined.





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