• PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY RICHEL V. UMEL - This P25.2-million Doppler Radar is fast taking shape in Barangay Hamungaya, Jaro, Iloilo City. A project of the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, it occupies 1,000 square meters of the Department of Agriculture – Western Visayas Agricultural Research Center property. The Doppler Radar, the 10th in the country, will help monitor and forecast weather disturbances affecting the Visayas region.

  • JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A ROUGH Iloilo Strait separates this young man from his home in the scenic island province of Guimaras. He is shown here standing on a levee at Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City.


    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - This road in Barangay Nabitasan, La Paz, Iloilo City is full of potholes. Village residents urge the city government to fix them. The maintenance of barangay roads falls under the responsibility of local governments, not the Department of Public Works and Highways.

  • AP - ITALY’S Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, is followed by France’s Jean-Christophe Peraud as he climbs port de Bales pass during the 16th stage of the Tour de France.

  • JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A BUYER checks the weight of the vegetables he’s buying at the Iloilo Terminal Market. He wants to make sure he’s not being shortchanged. A city government team regularly inspects the weighing scales in Iloilo City public markets. It has apprehended several vendors using tampered weighing scales.

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