FILE PHOTO - Former congressman Oscar Garin challenges Iloilo 1st District police chiefs and mayors to eradicate illegal gambling from their turfs.
SIGAY FROM SAGAY
RUVIC GENOVA/PN - Sigay shells from Sagay City, Negros Occidental are being sold on the sidewalks of Jaro, Iloilo City. This vendor is making chandeliers out of the shells. Jaro is celebrating its annual district and religious fiesta this Feb. 2, 2015.
RUVIC GENOVA/PN - This is Dagoy, the official mascot of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival. Dagoy is an Ati. At this year’s festival, he entertained the crowd with his exuberant dance steps at the Freedom Grandstand.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Devotees of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of Candles) pray before her image at Iloilo City’s Jaro Cathedral. Many more devotees like them are expected to come in droves to Jaro when the district celebrates its patronal and district fiesta this Feb. 2, 2015. The Jaro fiesta is known far and wide as “Candelaria.”
ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - An ambulant vendor traverses Panaad Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City to sell assorted housewares. He says he used to walk around the city carrying all his goods but, after saving a little amount, he bought a trisikad.