• JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - With a cool climate year-round, scenic Bucari in Leon, Iloilo is the summer capital of the province.

  • JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta (third from right) turns over a new covered gym to Bucari National High School in Leon, Iloilo. Also in photo are (from left) Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Principal Cenon Calaor, Parents-Teachers Association president Danilo Tuala , Mayor Rolito Cajilig of Leon, Public Works regional director Edilberto Tayao, and Mayor Michael Gorricta of Pavia, Iloilo.

  • GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Native chicken tastes better, according to these farmers from Iloilo province. They hope to sell all their fowls in the city. The Philippine native chicken strain indigenous to and most dominant in Western Visayas is generally referred to as “darag.”

  • TASK FORCE MAPALAD PHOTO - Landless farmers from Negros Occidental protest the House of Representatives’ failure to immediately pass bills that will extend and overhaul the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. They trooped to the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City early this month.

  • Joselito Villasis/PN - These boys sell miniature wind turbines in San Lorenzo, Guimaras. The town hosts 27 windmills that can generate 54 megawatts of power. These were inaugurated on March 27, 2015. Aside from ensuring Guimaras’ power supply, the windmills are also seen as tourist attractions.

  • GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Scavengers scour Iloilo City’s dumpsite in Barangay Calajunan, Mandurriao district for whatever items they can sell to junkshops. It can be messy but this is honest labor, they say.


    ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - Some 850 students of the Bacolod City College bid farewell to their undergraduate life during the school’s commencement exercises on March 27 at the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports Center.





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