JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A flower vendor at the Iloilo Central Market arranges her merchandise to make them more attractive to buyers. She hopes to keep her spot at the central market when it has been fully rehabilitated by the city government.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - A child watches as insects feast on this rotten okra, a popular edible green seed pods. In the Philippines, okra can be found among traditional dishes like pinakbet and sinigang. Because of its mild taste and ubiquity, okra can also be cooked adobo-style, or served steamed or boiled in a salad with tomatoes, onion and shrimp paste.
FRESH FROM THE FARM
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - At the Iloilo Terminal Market, one can buy fresh vegetables like squash. A vendor says he sells squash at P40 a kilo. Squash is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, dietary fiber, niacin, folic acid, and iron, and like all plant products are free of cholesterol.
These are some of the houses built in Barangay Jolog, Estancia, Iloilo for the residents of Sicogon Island in Carles, Iloilo affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” and the redevelopment of the island.
FOR LOVE OF DAUGHTER
PHOTO BY PATRICIA JEANNE B. BUYCO - A father with a physical disability takes something out of his pocket for his daughter. A few coins to buy candies, perhaps? Good parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children.
ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - These farmers from a group of Indigenous People in Negros Occidental enjoy selling their organic products during the 9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival. A total of 216 farmers from Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental joined this year’s festival, which started on Wednesday and will wrap up on Sunday.