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  • Members of the militant women’s group Gabriela fight for freedom of the press during a parade in downtown Iloilo City on Nov. 30, 2015. The mass action calls for an end to the culture of impunity that targets journalists. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • A young softball player gets ready with her bat during a practice at the public plaza of La Paz district in Iloilo City. Softball may not be as popular as basketball in this part of the country but it has its own enthusiasts. Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago, USA as an indoor game. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • Activists hold a torch parade in downtown Iloilo City on Nov. 30, 2015 to cap a weeklong vigil in front of Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo that a group of men tried to storm on Nov. 19. Participants include students, members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Panay and Gabriela women’s group, among others. The parade started at Plazoleta Gay and ended in front of Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo on Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, Mandurriao district. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN


    Central Negros Electric Cooperative personnel remove tree branches obstructing power lines in a subdivision in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. They say this will help minimize power line damage that often leads to brownouts and systems loss. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • What are these men doing on the sidewalk of Rizal Street, Iloilo City? Are they playing tumbô and gambling? Tumbo involves three coins of the same kind being tossed up in the air while the bettors hope luck are on their side; once settled on the ground, all the coins would show up as either hari or corona (king or crown). A variant involves only one coin either tossed up or made to “dance” on the floor then covered with a hat for the bettors to guess which side settled top over the other. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN





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