Ten got hurt when this passenger jeep they were riding crashed into a cement mixer parked on Benigno Aquino Avenue in Mandurriao, Iloilo City around 1:40 p.m. yesterday. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
This Iloilo City sidewalk vendor is selling white crystalline substance. No, this is not shabu, she says, but tawas – aluminum potassium sulfate or simply alum. Tawas has industrial, cosmetic, culinary applications as well as some medicinal and health benefits. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN
A fruit vendor’s son cleans their area on Ledesma Street, Iloilo City. The city government allows vendors to do business along sidewalks but with one condition – they must maintain the cleanliness of their surroundings. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
A huge tarpaulin hanging on the fence of Jaro Plaza reminds the public of the Iloilo City ordinance banning smoking in public places and conveyances. A single cigarette sold on a street corner may not cost a lot; however, the overall costs of smoking are huge.
First, consider the cost of human life. The World Health Organization says about 10 people die of a tobacco-linked disease every minute. That rate adds up to almost six million people dying from such diseases every year. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
Interior secretary Mar Roxas, Liberal Party’s presidential candidate, gives out yellow Malaysian mums he bought from a flower vendor at the public market in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN
Interior secretary Mar Roxas greets a person with disability who came to meet him on Friday at the public market in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN