Retired police director Anacleto Araque, guest of honor during the recent 25th Philippine National Police Foundation Day celebration in Iloilo City, congratulates Superintendent Giovani Musico of the Aklan Police Provincial Office for the arrest of drug suspects Nemesio Legayada and Michael Abelibet in Barangay Punta Tabuc, Roxas City. The suspects were charged with violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. PHOTO BY SPO1 ORLEANS AND PO3 SHARON BALITOR, PRO-6
A man takes his dogs for a walk in Iloilo City’s downtown area very early in the morning. The city government hopes to maintain its status of being human rabies-free and animal-rabies free. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
A boy scavenges for scraps at Iloilo City’s controlled dumpsite in Barangay Calajunan, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. He braves the heat beating down his back while rummaging through other people’s trash so that at the end of the day he may bring home a few pesos for his family. RHICK LARS VLADIMER ALBAY/PN
HAPPY HEART’S DAY
Flower stands across the San Sebastin Cathedral on Rizal Street, Bacolod City attracts people seeking flowers for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day. From P20 per stem on regular days, the price of roses is now P150. Meanwhile, the prices of a bouquet of roses ranges from P1,000 to P1,500 depending on the number of stems and decorations.
On the sidewalk outside the Iloilo Central Market, an old couple sells the produce of their backyard: tomatoes, okras, ginger, and pepper. These were all organically-grown, they say, that is – free from pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN