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  • At the public plaza of San Jose, Antique renamed after him, the statue of slain Gov. Evelio Javier reminds Antiqueños of that fateful day that helped change the course of the country’s history. He was assassinated while the counting of votes for the February 1986 snap presidential election was going on at the provincial capitol of Antique. His assassination was one of the major triggers of the People Power Revolution. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • Anti-riot policemen guard Casa Real de Iloilo (old provincial capitol) in Iloilo City on Feb. 9 as activists (not shown in photo) hold a rally nearby timed with the visit of President Benigno Aquino III. The activists call for, among others, an end to violence against women. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • From dust you came, and to dust you shall return, a lay minister (right) tells this woman has he marks her forehead with a cross using ash mixed with blessed water as fixative, at the San Jose Church in Iloilo City. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the start of the Christian season of Lent. In the Old Testament, ashes are a symbol of repentance and mourning, and Christians don them every year around this time to kick off 40 days of Lenten fasting and prayer. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. speaks before police officers during the 25th Philippine National Police Foundation Day celebration at the Iloilo Provincial Police Office headquarters in Santa Barbara, Iloilo on Feb. 1, 2016. Defensor assures the police of continued support and urges the men and women in uniform to maintain peace and order in the province. RAY CABARLES, CAPITOL NEWS


    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.


    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.


    (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

  • This board tells mall shoppers their luck prospects in the Year of the Fire Money. The Chinese-Filipino community of Iloilo City marked the Chinese New Year on Feb. 8 but the city government-sanctioned celebration is scheduled on Feb. 12. The annual Chinese New Year celebration in Iloilo City is considered the biggest outside Metro Manila. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN





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