The Department of Interior and Local Government has successfully enforced the order of the Ombudsman suspending Makati City’s Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. According to Secretary Mar Roxas II (above), the rule of law must always prevail. Binay stepped down on Wednesday, a day after his supporters attacked policemen tasked to ensure peace and order at the city hall of Makati.
‘DIWAL’ FOR SALE
These shellfish popularly called diwal are fresh from the sea, according to this vendor. Positioned at the gate of the Iloilo provincial capitol, he hopes to attract lovers of this tasty but rare delicacy also known as “angel wings.” JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
RAIN OR SHINE
Umbrella is a handy protective gear during dry and wet seasons, according to these women crossing General Luna Street, Iloilo City. After months of searing summer heat, here now comes the rainy season. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
Multi-cabs to be given out to 25 barangays in Bacolod City are being blessed Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in front of the Bacolod People’s House (city hall). ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN
BUSINESS AS USUAL
At the Parola Wharf in Iloilo City, operations of motorboats bound for the island province of Guimaras continue Thursday, July 2, 2015, despite the gloomy weather. Before noon that day, the low-pressure area east of Luzon developed into tropical depression “Egay.” It is not likely to hit the country, though, the state weather bureau says. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
BRAVE OR RECKLESS?
A carpenter working on this building on Mabini Street, Iloilo City negotiates this bamboo scaffolding without using a safety belt. He could fall. Construction is one of the most dangerous land-based work. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injury in the construction industry. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN