PRINCE GOLEZ/PN - Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III (left) discusses with Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin (second from left) and other health officials the 2015 proposed budget of the Department of Health.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Hauling cargoes tests these men’s physical strength and patience. It takes some getting used to, but when the job is done and they get their pay at the end of the day, it’s all worth the effort, they say.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Balloon vendors look for buyers in downtown Iloilo City. There are many ways of making money honestly, they say, and this is one of them. Balloons never go out of season, thus they are assured of clients all year long.
KMU PHOTO - Worker’s groups picket in Iloilo City to push for a P16,000 national minimum wage for both public and private workers. According to Kilusang Mayo Uno spokesperson Elmer Forro, workers have “significantly contributed to the country’s development but suffer a lot from a repressive and exploitative system.”
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - In a province-wide journalism contest of the Department of Education in Iloilo, elementary pupils use laptops. The recent contest was held at the Don Eugenio Ladrido Memorial Elementary School in Lambunao, Iloilo. The Education department is using technology to improve the quality of teaching in schools.
CAPITOL PHOTO - This boy presents his entry for the Organic Beverage Preparation Contest held last week during the 9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival.