PHOTO FROM BORACAY ATI COMMUNITY’S FACEBOOK - These are some of the houses built for the Ati community in what is now known as the Ati Village in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. A court case could end with the Ati of Boracay being displaced once more.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - This is what’s left of the house that fire struck in Barangay Arguelles, Jaro, Iloilo City on Feb. 28, 2015, a day before the start of the Fire Prevention Month of March. This house, two others, an apartment and three cottages were razed. The damage reached P10 million, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Iloilo City is a smoke-free zone, screams this tarpaulin in Jaro district. There are many other similar tarpaulins scattered across the city. The Department of Health has lauded the city government for its anti-smoking campaign.
CAPITOL PHOTO - These are four of the five fishermen facing charges for dynamite fishing. All residents of Buenavista, Guimaras, Ronald Salvacion, Reymar Davasol, Nacer Balila, Niel Zerrudo, and Romnick Navarro yielded a tub full of dynamited fishes, air compressor and two pieces of diving glass when arrested in Carles, Iloilo recently.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Firemen battle a grassfire at a vacant lot in Barangay San Jose, Molo, Iloilo City. Grassfires spread rapidly but with the firefighters’ quick response, it was effectively put out. We’re expecting more grassfires this summer season. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection, fire occurrences usually peak during the summer period from March to May, the country’s hottest time of the year.
CAPITOL PHOTO - This is “M/BCA Nono J” that the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force seized from fishermen caught using dynamites off the coast of Naburot Island in Carles, Iloilo. Fishing using explosives is illegal.
ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - A sugarcane tractor falls on its side after its driver failed to properly maneuver the vehicle while plying Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City on Feb. 28. No one was injured in the incident.