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  • Iloilo City students light candles as they call for an end to the culture of impunity that targets, among others, journalists. Today, advocates of press freedom in Iloilo City will hold a torch parade to dramatize their cause. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • This is how pomelos are peeled, according to this husband and wife vendor in downtown Iloilo City. Buyers prefer peeled pomelos because they find the peeling process too taxing. Pomelos are the largest of the citrus fruits and primarily found in Southeast Asia. Much of the weight and volume of pomelos is tough and inedible; only the inner flesh is palatable. Their taste, however, is quite pleasant, with the consistency of grapefruits without the tart or tangy flavor. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • A skilled labor force is needed in constructing the mega dam in Calinog, Iloilo and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is helping create a pool of these skilled laborers, says National Irrigation Administration’s Engr. Jonel Borres (right), principal engineer of the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Stage II. Interviewing him is Panay News editor-in-chief and Reklamo Publiko program host Danny Fajardo. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • Doesn’t the contractor of this bridge rehabilitation project in Ivisan, Capiz have mechanized equipment to hasten the work? Its people are working using basic implements, thereby slowing down the rehabilitation. Worse, the early warning device can hardly be seen. It’s too dangerous passing this bridge especially at night. DOL FAJARDO/PN





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