CityMall Tagbak in Jaro, Iloilo City is officially open. Gracing the opening are (from left): Tommy Que of Iloilo Supermart; Ferdinand Sia, president of Hotel of Asia, Inc.; Edgar “Injap” Sia of DoubleDragon Properties, Inc.; Senate President Franklin Drilon, CityMall ambassadress Anne Curtis, Rep. Jerry Treñas, and Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. RAYMART ESCOPEL/PN

  • Senior citizens of Barangay Balabag, Santa Barbara, Iloilo show grace at a folk dance competition of the Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of Santa Barbara, Iloilo, Inc. to mark the 2015 Elderly Filipino Week. The Oct. 10, 2015 contest was held at the Don Herminio Maravilla Recreational & Cultural Center. PHOTO BY AIMEE GALLEGO

  • How much is that puppy on the sidewalk? On Iloilo City’s Delgado Street, two young men hope to find buyers. Local breeders and pet vendors commonly do not have permits. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN


    Job seekers flock to the People’s House of Bacolod (city hall) during the MassKara Job Fair on Friday, Oct. 9. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • Sibato Island in Caluya, Antique is very much like Boracay Island with white-sand beaches. But unlike Boracay today, its sea is still pristine and crystal clear. The island is also sparsely populated. Given an accessible port, roads and tourism facilities, it could be another Boracay.

  • Taxi drivers in Iloilo City insist on the P40 flag-down rate, citing the high price of fuel. They are against the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s plan to make permanent the provisional P30 flag-down rate. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN





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