JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - It’s business as usual at the Iloilo Central Market despite the controversies involving several city government market officials. The goal is to sell more meat, says this market vendor.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - What would the animal rights advocates say? A vendor on Valeria-General Luna Street, Iloilo City sells pigeons, rabbits, chickens and even white mice. A passerby checks out the animals.
GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - In Arevalo, Iloilo City, a sidewalk vendor invites the public to try her kamonsil or camachile. The fruit’s many names are more interesting than its bland taste: devil’s necklace, monkey earrings, monkey pod and black bead are just a few. Indians know this fruit as “Manila tamarind” despite having no relation to the well-known, molasses-colored tamarind. Camachile is native to the tropics of Southern Mexico, South America and Central America. It was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period when the country and Mexico had a flourishing galleon trade.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Ambassador Luis Calvo Castaño (left) of Spain receives a token from Iloilo City’s Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog at city hall. Castaño has announced the appointment of Maria Rosa Cacho of Iloilo as Honorary Consul of Spain in the city.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - The flow of vehicles is slow in this part of Iloilo City’s Bonifacio Drive near the Hall of Justice due to the road repair that the Department of Public Works and Highways is doing. Drivers and commuters urge the department to hasten the repair.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Militant women call for President Benigno Aquino III’s resignation or ouster during a rally in downtown Iloilo City to mark the Women’s Month.