• Soon, this new concrete lane of the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Mandurriao, Iloilo City will be opened to traffic. For the moment, it is undergoing "curing." Many are asking: On average, how long does it take for concrete to dry or cure enough to handle pedestrian traffic? JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
  • Native chicken tastes good, according to this man. He sells native chicken - locally known as darag - along the sidewalk in Barangay Maria Clara, Iloilo City. Evolved from the red jungle fowl, the darag is indigenous to Western Visayas and is a favorite among locals due to its savory and firm yet distinct meat. Its almost gamey flavor is best for traditional Filipino dishes like chicken tinola, inasal, tinuom, binakol and the internationally famous adobo. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
  • This man is paid to haul huge baskets of garbage piling up in Barangay Rizal Pala-pala, Iloilo City. A truck will transport the garbage to Barangay Calajunan, Mandurriao district where the city maintains a sanitary landfill. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN
  • Volunteers help a firefighter spray water to burning houses in Zone 5, Barangay Boulevard, Molo, Iloilo City yesterday afternoon. Four houses were gutted, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection. As of this writing, the probers were still determining the cause of the fire. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

    Scaffoldings are put up around the gazebo at the public plaza in Bacolod City as workers prepare the area for the 37th MassKara Festival, which opens on Saturday, Oct. 1. BACOLOD CITY PIO
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