Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (left) of Iloilo City and Councilor Plaridel Nava give each other a hug outside the Commission on Elections office. Looking on is Councilor Joshua Alim. Both have been trading accusations of corruption in recent weeks. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • Construction workers lay decorative concrete tiles on this part of Muelle Loney Street, Iloilo City. This tiled portion will serve as a bike lane. There is no letup in construction activities that aim to widen roads and beautify the city. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • From the Iloilo Esplanade can be seen this huge outdoor digital billboard campaigning for presidential candidate Mar Roxas. The campaign period has not yet started but the Commission on Elections is powerless over “premature campaigning.’ GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN


    Santol (cotton fruit), jackfruit and rambutan are just some of the nutritious tropical produce harvested from prolific fruit-bearing trees in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, and sold in makeshift stalls along the highway at very affordable prices. JULIO YAP JR./PN

  • Businessman Rommel Ynion flashes the peace sign as he shows his certificate of candidacy for councilor of Iloilo City at the Commission on Elections Office. The filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 2016 elections started on Oct. 12, 2015. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • Peanut butter trader Diopito Gonzales of Alimodian, Iloilo shows his certificate of candidacy for governor at the provincial Commission on Elections office in La Paz, Iloilo City. He dreams of “changing the system” in the Philippines. PHOTO COURTESY OF OF AKSYON RADYO ILOILO

  • Reklamo Publiko host and Panay News editor-in-chief Danny Fajardo (center) and co-host Sammy Julian, former president of the Malacañang Press Corps (2nd from left), interviews physicians affiliated with the Philippine College of Surgeons-Panay Chapter: Dr. Lister Leonida (far left), Dr. Guadalupe Matejka (4th from left) and Dr. Romulo Barrameda Jr. (far right). JOSELITO VILLASIS

  • A vegetable vendor at the Iloilo Terminal Market takes a nap. According to doctors, napping offers various benefits for healthy adults, including relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood, and improved performance, including quicker reaction time and better memory. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN





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