• DOL FAJARDO/PN - How do you dispose fighting cocks that lost in derbies? Aling Monique of Barangay Balabago, Jaro, Iloilo City has a practical solution – cook them and sell or eat them. She is shown here preparing the cocks she got from the barangay tupada or derby.


    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Boxing fans young and old watch the fight of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on two big LCD television sets outside a house in Barangay Rizal, Lapuz, Iloilo City. Many Ilonggos are dismayed with Mayweather’s victory. They believe Pacquiao should have won Sunday’s fight.


    PHOTO BY BERNADETTE PUERTAS - Mayor Monico O. Puentevella of Bacolod City (3rd from left) receives his Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) Certificate of Commitment from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general Joel J. Villanueva. Bacolod and all other local governments in Negros Occidental are beneficiaries of TESDA’s P70-million scholarships for technical-vocational skills — welding, carpentry, pipe-fitting, even massage therapy, among others — aimed at landing them good-paying jobs here and abroad. Also in photo are TESDA regional director Toni June A. Tamayo (far left) and Negros Occidental provincial director Joel M. Villagracia (far right).

  • GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - A farmer harvests pechay in the farming village of Lanit in Jaro, Iloilo City. He sells his produce at the Iloilo Terminal Market. Hopefully, his pechay will all be sold for he needs money, he says.





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