On Nov. 25, 2014, Biznews Asia awarded Dr. Edgar “Injap” Sia II (third from left), chairman of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., for his valuable contribution in building and growing businesses that create employment for over 15,000 Filipinos. Sia is shown here with Vice President Jejomar Binay (second from left). Sia is also the chairman of Injap Investments Inc. and Hotel of Asia Inc., vice chairman of Mang Inasal Philippines Inc. and Contemporaine Foods Corp. (J.Co. Donuts Philippines), and director of Maxicare Philippines. Right photo shows the other notable awardees: Hans Sy of SM, Ramon Ang of San Miguel, Tessie Sy-Coson of BDO, Atty. Felipe Gozon of GMA 7 and Raul Concepcion of Carrier. The awarding ceremony was held at Intercon Hotel Makati.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - The back rider of this motorcycle does not wear a helmet in violation of the Motorcycle Helmet Act that requires not only motorcycle drivers but also their passengers to wear protective headgear while on the road.
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Iloilo City’s Plaza Libertad is one big, safe playground for this little girl. It’s a good place to spend quality time with children, her mother says.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Personnel of the Iloilo City government’s veterinary office catch and impound stray dogs to keep the city rabies-free. Recently, an animal welfare’s group said Iloilo City is a failure when it comes to animal protection. The Animal Welfare Association (AWA)-Iloilo received information that unclaimed stray dogs are killed every Friday because the city lacks funds for proper animal housing. Iloilo City has no animal pound where abandoned animals can be kept prior to adoption.
ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - The Defende Patrimony Alliance, an alliance of different groups in the province of Negros Occidental, stages a rally against mining operations yesterday. The group wants to scarp the Mining Act.
Entry name SILVERTAFF garnished 5 straight wins and 1 loss in the semifinals of DIGMAAN 10-Stag Derby 2014 on Nov. 18 at the Iloilo Coliseum using five green-legged hi-action triple-hatch dome stags. From left: Relly Seraspi, Stafford Sinoro (SILVERTAFF), Rommel Octavio (breeder), and Danny Bautista.