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  • JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - WATER refilling stations such as this one thrive in Iloilo City. This is in part because of the lousy service of the city’s sole water distributor, the Metro Iloilo Water District. Ilonggos thirst for sufficient and potable water, something that the water district has failed to deliver.

  • SAFE AND AFFORDABLE

    SAFE AND AFFORDABLE

    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - An accredited dealer sells affordable rice from the National Food Authority, in this photo taken at the entrance of the Iloilo provincial capitol during a recent exhibit organized by the Department of Agrarian Reform.

  • GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - RIDING IN TANDEM police officers check the protesters lining Iloilo City’s sidewalks during Monday’s mass action against the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III. Despite heightened emotions, the protesters dispersed peacefully after their rally, according to the Iloilo City Police Office.

  • CITY FLASH FLOOD AGAIN

    CITY FLASH FLOOD AGAIN

    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - This old woman, a charcoal vendor, can only shake her head in frustration. Good thing she managed to secure her sacks of charcoal from the floodwaters that inundated this part of Iloilo City’s Barangay Tanza, she says. The past few days were rainy.

  • JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - CHILDREN PLAY on this newly concreted road in Barangay Gen. Hughes, Iloilo City. The road is not yet serviceable. The cement’s curing period is not over yet. There’s a flurry of road repair and construction across Iloilo City which is hosting two ministerial meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit next year.

  • ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - ‘IMPEACH DAPORK BARREL KING!’ Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan denounce President Benigno Aquino III in a protest held in Bacolod City while the President is delivering his fifth State of the Nation Address in Quezon City. The administration is mired in controversies involving the pork barrel fund and the Disbursement Acceleration Program.

  • FLOODING IS FOREVER

    FLOODING IS FOREVER

    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Or so this portion of Delgado Street in Iloilo City shows. With more typhoons expected to hit the country during the rest of the wet season, people in this city should prepare for continuous heavy downpour — and the consequent flooding.

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