GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - The Lizares Mansion (Angelicum School), one of Iloilo City’s tourism landmarks, dazzles with Christmas lights in Jaro district. Every December, it attracts thousands of people.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A curious boy checks out a hawksbill sea turtle measuring 17 inches in width and 18 inches in length in a large basin. This turtle and several others were released in Sitio Punta, Barangay Lawi, Jordan, Guimaras last week. The hawksbill turtle was rescued by the locales from a fisherman’s net. After being reported to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, it was nursed back to health for two months. Barangay Lawi was declared a marine turtle sanctuary in 1998.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Bingka sells like hot cakes, according to this vendor selling the favorite Filipino snack near Molo Church in Iloilo City. After hearing the traditional misa de gallo or early dawn Mass, people would go to his stand and buy bingka, he says.
ECGARCIA, CAPITOL NEWS/PN - Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. marks his 73rd birthday with the inmates of the Iloilo District Jail in Pototan, Iloilo on Dec. 21, 2014. Defensor’s birthday falls on Christmas Day. Right photo shows the inmates lining up to receive Christmas presents from Defensor and wife Cossette.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Mayor Geeofre Alonsabe (right) of Alimodian, Iloilo says farm-to-market roads in his town have made the transport of goods from the hinterlands to the town proper easier and faster. Interviewing him is “Reklamo Publiko” host Danny Fajardo, editor in chief of Panay News.
HEALTH CHECK FOR FREE
PIA PHOTO - Provincial Health Nurse I Allan Rojo (standing, right) assists a nurse attending to a patient availing herself of medical service courtesy of World Medical Relief, Inc., a charity organization based in Detroit, United States, at the Silay City Health Office.
PIA PHOTO - Antique governor Exequiel Javier (right) cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the opening of the Department of Trade and Industry’s “Pasundayag 2014” at the Gaisano Mall in San Jose town. Antique Rotary Club president Dr. Miguel Labrague (left) is assisting him. About 15 exhibitors are joining the event to promote the province’s food, handicraft and pottery.