Pupils return to Iloilo Central Elementary School in Iloilo City for the resumption of classes. Photo shows a police officer welcoming them back. Public elementary and high schools resumed classes yesterday. In Iloilo City, the security of students and teachers is a prime concern. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • A boy appears puzzled as a group of protesters denounce the K-12 program in front of the Department of Education Region 6 office in Iloilo City on June 1, 2015 — the start of school year 2015–2016. According to the protesters, education is a right, not a business; and schools are venues to increase knowledge, not profit. PHOTO COURTESY OF KABATAAN PARTYLIST-PANAY


    (From left) Megaworld public relations and communications head Harold Geronimo and Megaworld vice president for sales and marketing Rachelle Peñaflorida present the development plan of the Forbes Hill, Megaworld’s first upscale residential village outside Metro Manila and first luxury village in Visayas and Mindanao, to Bacolod City mayor Monico Puentevella. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • By the roadside of Muelle Loney Street, Iloilo City, a mother and her two daughters help one another wash clothes. Thanks to this water pump, they have water to use. They can’t rely on the Metro Iloilo Water District, they say. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN





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