GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - On Nov. 23, 2012, Senate President Franklin Drilon (far left) led the groundbreaking of the Iloilo Convention Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Two years later, he finds himself at the center of a controversy – the alleged overpricing of the center. He is shown here with Tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez (second from left), Iloilo governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and Jaro archbishop Angel Lagdameo (second from right), among others, during the unveiling of the center’s miniature.
RISKY JOY RIDE
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A boy holds on tight as his father pedals a trisikad. Nobody’s at home to watch over him so the father takes the boy with him as he works. This photo was taken on Iloilo City’s Muelle Loney Street.
‘TIS THE SEASON TO DECORATE
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A personnel of the Iloilo City government’s General Services Office hangs a Christmas décor on the façade of the Iloilo City Hall. The city government is looking forward to a joyous holiday season.
WHERE ARE THE PASSENGERS?
PHOTO BY RUVIC GENOVA, INTERN - These motorboats at Iloilo City’s Parola wharf are waiting for passengers bound for nearby Guimaras Island. But there’s none. Nobody would dare cross the Iloilo Strait at a time when tropical storm “Queenie” is unleashing her fury.
REACHING FOR THE STAR
ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - A man puts final touches on a huge Christmas tree at the Bacolod City public plaza. The Christmas tree was lighted on Wednesday.