President Benigno Aquino III (3rd from left) spends time with Iloilo provincial Liberal Party leaders after a grand rally in Iloilo City on May 3, 2016. From left: Cong. Arthur Defensor Jr. (3rd District), presidential candidate Mar Roxas, vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., and Cong. Arcadio Gorriceta (2nd District). The party’s standard bearers are gaining momentum in the latest surveys.
Summertime is playtime for these children in Barangay Edganzon, Iloilo City. Play is the business of childhood, allowing children free rein to experiment with the world around them and the emotional world inside them. While it may look like mere child’s play to adults, there’s a lot of work — problem solving, skill building, overcoming physical and mental challenges — going on behind the scenes. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
A policeman watches supporters of the Liberal Party gather at Iloilo City’s Plazoleta Gay, a major downtown intersection, for a rally on May 3, 2016. Plazoleta Gay is where four major streets intersect – Iznart Street, JM Basa Street, Ledesma Street, and Arroyo Street. Organizers estimate the crowd to have swelled to some 40,000. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN
MEN IN BLUE
To keep the elections peaceful and orderly Monday next week, the Iloilo Police Provincial Office has started deploying 1,310 police officers to 42 Iloilo municipalities. According to Senior Superintendent Roderick Augustus Alba, Iloilo police director, some of these police officers will be posted in polling precincts. IPPO PHOTO
Police Regional Office 18 (PRO-18) director Chief Superintendent Conrado Capa, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez and PNP deputy director for operations Director Jonathan Miano look at the 387 loose firearms PRO-18 seized in the first four months of 2016 under Oplan Katok. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN
BROAD DAYLIGHT VIOLATION
There’s a big “No Parking” sign on this part of Valeria Street, Iloilo City but this private vehicle is ignoring it. Where are the traffic enforcers assigned on this street? Illegally parked vehicles are among those causing traffic congestion in the city. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN