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  • Dog enthusiasts and their pets join a parade in Iloilo City to raise public awareness on animal rights and welfare. The parade on Feb. 6, 2016 was organized by a volunteer worker from the United Kingdom married to an Ilongga. Sick and abandoned animals, specifically dogs, are a problem in Iloilo City. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • Students of Hua Siong College of Iloilo perform a traditional Chinese dance during Iloilo City’s celebration of the Chinese New Year last year. This year, performances will be a mix of the modern and traditional dances. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • PANAY NEWS’ managing editor Herbert Vego (center) receives a gift and certificate of recognition from the Philippine Army’ 3rd Infantry Spearhead Division (3ID) for his membership in the Multi-Sector Advisory Board (MSAB) that promotes shared responsibilities between the civilian and military. Flanking him are Brig. Gen. Harold N. Cabreros, 3ID commander; and Col. Ray Bañares, 3ID chief of staff.

  • It’s easy to grill pork, says this barbeque vendor at the Iloilo Central Market. But one has to be attentive, he says, otherwise the pork will be charred from too much grilling. He is also using charcoal, he says. The smoke from the charcoal gives the grilled pork a nice, smoky taste and smell. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN


    Contingents of the Bacolaodiat Festival Street Dance Competition dance on Lacson Street to welcome the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • Old women check these dried tobacco leaves being sold at a public market in Barangay Lawigan, San Joaquin, Iloilo. Tobacco – and tobacco smoking – was introduced to the Philippines in the late 16th century during the era of Spanish colonization when Augustinian friars brought cigar tobacco seeds to the colony for cultivation. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN





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