JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Young basketball sensation Kiefer Ravena of Ateneo de Manila University leads the Oath of Sportsmanship during the opening rites of the 19th Philippine University Games at the University of San Agustin.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A female team captain of the University of Santo Tomas’ Growling Tigers gamely lets a Dinagyang Festival ati warrior paint her face during the opening of the 19th Philippine University Games at the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City.
CANDLES FOR JENNIFER
GABRIELA-ILOILO PHOTO - Supporters of women’s advocacy group Gabriela-Iloilo City light candles in downtown Iloilo City as they seek justice for slain transgender Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City. Other cause-oriented groups joined Gabriela in this Oct. 17 activity at Plazoleta Gay. Photo shows children joining, too. In Metro Manila, the killing has sparked debates on whether the Philippines should scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States. The suspect in Laude’s death is a US Marine serviceman.
CAPITOL PHOTO - These three are illegal fishing suspects caught over the weekend in the waters off Concepcion, Iloilo. The man on the left is Felix Villar Sr., an amputee. He lost his right hand in a dynamite fishing expedition many years ago. Clearly, he has not learned his lesson. Worse, in his latest illegal fishing activity, he used the boat freely given him – as a victim of super typhoon “Yolanda” – by the provincial government under the Adopt-A-Fisherman Program. Photo shows Villar with two other companions and samples of fishes they dynamited.
BACOLOD PIO PHOTO
Mayor Monico Puentevella of Bacolod City (3rd from left) and Mayor Eric Saratan (5th from left) of Talisay City sign a P1-billion joint residential project with Megaworld’s subsidiary, Suntrust Properties, Inc. on Oct. 20 at the Sugarland Hotel. Joining them are (from left) Suntrust Realty chief operating officer and executive vice-president Deanna Jean A. Claveria, Ma. Jesusa "Suzette" D. Lacson, Suntrust Properties, Inc. president Harrison M. Paltongan, and Felipe D. Lacson.