JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Vendors peddle perdon, the famous big candles of Iloilo City’s Jaro Cathedral. Thousands of these candles are sold each year during the fiesta of Jaro.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - A woman prepares buko juice she is going to sell at Iloilo City’s Jaro Plaza. Jaro district is celebrating its religious fiesta today. She hopes to earn a lot.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Two men deliver sacks of garlic to the Iloilo Terminal Market. In recent months, consumers have been complaining of the skyrocketing price of garlic. The Department of Justice’s Office for Competition last year confirmed the existence of a garlic cartel in the country.
H. VEGO/PN - Lord Leomer B. Pomperada (left) and Brian Poe Llamanzares are the only two Filipino recipients of the Gawad ASEANO Award, the other four being Malaysians, in the awarding ceremony held recently at H2O Hotel in Manila. The Gawad ASEANO Award recognizes youth leaders who have responded to the call of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in promoting the intrinsic ASEAN Identity all over the world. Pomperada, regional director for Asia of the World Youth Alliance, is shown here with his mother, Health & Wealth Journal advertising manager Merlyn Bayombong Pomperada. Llamanzares, son of Sen. Grace Poe, is a rookie reporter of CNN Philippines. The awardees were chosen by the ASEAN Youth Leaders Association from a set of nominees from each of the ASEAN member-countries.
PHOTO BY POLICE OFFICE 2 S. GIGABALEN - Policemen of Region 6 stage a “sympathy walk” on the streets of Iloilo City to honor the 44 members of the Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - Sidewalk vendors at the Central Market in Bacolod City dry fish along Gatuslao Street. Dried fish is considered a staple among Negrense families.