The micro cherry tomato variety (left) is much smaller than the already familiar small cherry tomato (right). Its size is comparable to that of the aratiles fruit. A botanical company in Cubao, Quezon City, is propagating the new tomato variety. It is well paired with bagoong (shrimp paste), or fried or grilled fish or meat. JULIO P. YAP JR.
START OF LENT
Using ash, a priest makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of a mother and her son in observance of Ash Wednesday at the Our Lady of Perpetual Chapel in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. In Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN
The subject of this photo, which came out on Panay News’ Sports page on Feb. 9, had been misidentified as Faizal Salasim (No. 179) of Guimaras who won gold in the secondary boys’ long jump in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet on Feb. 8. He is, in fact, Patrick Jade Parpa (No. 177), also of Guimaras.
FOR THE WIN
(From left) Molses Ella Marie of Guimaras, Allaine Caryl Macahilig of Aklan and Poncy Glycel Geraldino of Guimaras outbest each other in the secondary girls’ 400m freestyle swimming elimination round during the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet at Iloilo Sports Complex on Tuesday, Feb. 9. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN