JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - “We are following the rules,” says Director Edilberto Tayao of the Department of Public Works and Highways Region 6 as he presents an artist’s perspective of the Iloilo Convention Center. The edifice will be the venue of two ministerial meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit next year.
WHO WANTS MUSHROOMS?
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - This vendor has lots of them at the entrance of the Iloilo Terminal Market. They are safe and not poisonous, she says. She sells them at P20 a bunch. She harvested them from the farm, she says, and they’re pesticide-free. Mushrooms are used extensively in cooking, in many cuisines (notably Chinese, Korean, European, and Japanese). They are known as the “meat” of the vegetable world.
TIME TO RELAX
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A hauler at the Iloilo Terminal Market takes a nap after a long morning of backbreaking work. He has to preserve his strength, he says. Late afternoon, he resumes working again.
VINCENT GEFES/CAPITOL NEWS - His Excellency Ivo Sieber (left), Switzerland’s ambassador to the Philippines, confers with Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. at the Iloilo provincial capitol during a visit to Iloilo City on Sept. 26. Western Visayas is a recipient of a Swiss project that aims to boost the income of overseas Filipino workers.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A personnel of Iloilo City’s Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office prepares a tire clamp for an illegally parked vehicle on Valeria Street as Councilor Plaridel Nava watches. Nava, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s transportation committee, is leading the campaign to clear the city’s streets of obstructions. These obstructions contribute to traffic congestion, says Nava.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - At the Public Service Employment Office of the Iloilo City government, a woman checks out a poster of a job placement agency announcing job openings in Saudi Arabia. She hopes to have the right qualifications. The unemployment rate in the Philippines has reached seven percent in the first quarter of 2014, representing 2.924 million unemployed people, according to the National Statistics Office.
Bacolod PIO PHOTO - Mayor Monico Puentevella (6th from left) and Councilor Wilson Gamboa (3rd from left) together with the organizers award the champions of the 38th Milo Marathon on Sept. 8 in Bacolod City.
‘I HAVE A STORY.’
AKLAN FORUM JOURNAL PHOTO - A policewoman in Aklan tells day care pupils a children’s story via a picture book. A recent survey showed that residents of the province are satisfied with the service of policemen.
PIA PHOTO - Margie Gadian (top photo), manager of Philippine Information Agency–Antique, encourages students of Advance Central College (lower photo) to dispose of garbage properly, during a campus tour for the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Campaign on Sept. 29.