• An elementary school pupil buys a drink from an itinerant vendor in Iloilo City. He’s pretty confident it’s not contaminated. There has been a series of food poisoning cases across the country since classes resumed last month. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • Personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways remove a dead palm tree from the center island of the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Iloilo City. It was one of the many palm trees planted supposedly to beautify the city in preparation for a series of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings. Several of these palm trees have turned brown and died since last year. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN


    While their parents are busy planting rice, these kids enjoy playing in the muddy rice fields in Zarraga, Iloilo. MAI ORQUISTA PHOTO


    Pupils in Malaga Velez Elementary School in Barangay Robles, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, enjoy making “plastic balloons.” The popular toy, which consists of a solvent in a tube from which children can form semisolid bubbles, reportedly contains noxious chemicals. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN


    A trisikad negotiates Gonzaga Street toward Lacson Street in Bacolod City amid heavy traffic — a wanton disregard of a city ordinance prohibiting trisikads from plying major city streets, especially four-lane roads. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • A member of the Philippine Red Cross “rescues” two “injured” persons during an emergency rescue drill in Iloilo City. The local Red Cross is preparing for a series of ministerial meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN





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