STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN - Antique’s Vice Gov. Rhodora Cadiao (third from left) takes her oath as new governor replacing Exequiel Javier, at the old provincial capitol in San Jose, Antique. But Javier has refused to step down. Also in photo is former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office director Raymundo Roquero (far right).
THE SIDEWALK’S GONE
RUVIC GENOVA/PN - In Iloilo City’s Jaro Plaza, the sidewalks are gone. They have been invaded by vendors selling all kinds of stuff. The people have no choice but use the street instead even if it’s very dangerous.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - A vendor at the Iloilo Terminal Market prepares his jackfruits. These are fresh and straight from the farm, he says. Researchers say jackfruit could be a replacement for wheat, corn and other staple crops under threat from climate change. It is easy to grow. It survives pests and diseases and high temperatures. It is drought-resistant.
JIMMY BRITANICO, BJMPVICRS - An organic personnel of the Iloilo City District Jail Male Dormitory in Barangay Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City guides a male visitor in pressing a finger on a biometric device installed at the main entrance of the jail facility. The device encodes all information on the identity of jail visitors.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - A sidewalk vendor polishes a clay pot, one of the many earthen wares and garden decors he is selling outside Iloilo City’s Jaro Plaza. The Iloilo City Council is investigating allegations that shady personalities are illegally making money from the vendors.