• A traffic auxiliary stands before a streamer at the public plaza of Molo, Iloilo City supporting a change in the country’s form of government to federal. Supporters of federalism recently staged a rally in Iloilo City. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog says he supports the initiative. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • PEACE CRANES. Around 20,000 origami pieces, on which the students of St. Joseph School – La Salle wrote their prayers and folded into “peace cranes,” are unveiled at the Bacolod City Government Center ground during a flag-raising ceremony on Dec. 5. BACOLOD CITY PIO

  • Iloilo City’s General Luna Street is eco-friendly. Its long stretch of median strip hosts decades-old trees that offer shade and mitigate air pollution. A major drainage project, however, threatens their existence. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

  • OVERLOADED. In the Barangay Lanas, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo some children take tricycles in going to school such as this one. The tricycles are sometimes overloaded with school children. It’s a precarious ride but education is too precious to miss. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

  • Smoking and vaping will soon be banned in public areas in Kalibo, Aklan and allowed only in designated smoking areas. REUTERS