JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Workers replant a full-grown palm tree on one side of the newly-restored old Iloilo provincial capitol in Iloilo City. The edifice will host the traditional Independence Day vin d’honneur of Malacañang this June 12. With the prevailing dry spell, will the palm tree survive and make it to the big day?
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - A woman patiently waits for her containers to be filled with water from a Metro Iloilo Water District pipe at the public market of La Paz, Iloilo City. Several barangays suffer from water scarcity due to the El Niño phenomenon.
ECGARCIA, CAPITOL NEWS - Lambunao, Iloilo’s Sangguniang Bayan member Ramie Pilla (4th from right) takes his oath of office before Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. and in the presence of his family members, colleagues in the municipal council and Mayor Reynor Gonzales (2nd from right). Pilla replaced his father Wilfredo who died recently. The oath-taking was held at the Governor’s Office on April 22, 2015.
PRETTY MAIDENS ALL IN A ROW
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Contestants of this year’s Carabao-Carroza Festival Queen of Pavia, Iloilo welcome Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta (left) of the 2nd District during the grand opening of the 2015 Pavia Kapistahan on April 27, 2015 at the Pavia public plaza. Pavia, one of the most progressive towns of Iloilo, has lined up weeklong activities leading to its fiesta day, May 4.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Zumba, a dance exercise, is a popular activity in Iloilo City. Enthusiasts swear of its good benefits to their health. Photo shows participants of a zumba at the Iloilo Esplanade.
PA 303IB PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE PHOTO - Brigadier General Jon Aying, Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, signs the declaration of Escalante City as a “peaceful and ready for further development” locality in Negros Occidental. Government officials and other stakeholders were also present at the signing last week.
ADRIAN STEWART CO/PN - Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Nerlens Noel (4th from right) and retired WNBA cager Ruth Riley (3rd from right) traveled to Manila to participate in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 National Training Camp held at the Philippine International Convention Center Forum in Pasay City.