• Supporters gather around Bacolod City’s Mayor Evelio Leonardia whom the Office of the Ombudsman dismissed from government service for grave misconduct and neglect of duty. The mayor is challenging the Ombudsman order and has no intention of stepping down. BACOLOD CITY PIO

  • Iloilo City is sprucing up for the Dinagyang Festival. The two-day highlights are on Jan. 21 and 22, 2017. Photo shows Iznart Street and the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • YEAR OF THE ROOSTER. A 3D figure of a rooster is on display along with existing art installations at the fountain fronting the Bacolod City Government Center. Similar figures of other animals in the Chinese zodiac are on display there, too, as the city prepares to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN

  • Colorful rosaries being sold in front of the church in Molo, Iloilo City catch the attention of this boy. In the Roman Catholic Church, the rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers based on the Bible and focused on the events in the life of Jesus and that of Mary. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • FOR THE HUNGRY. Food stalls at the Bacolod City Government Center cater to hungry clients on Monday, Jan. 16. Most of the clients are establishment owners processing their business permit at the Business One-Stop Shop. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN