As part of her weekly tradition, Vice President Leni Robredo visited two small communities in the far-flung island of Alabat, Quezon. She first met with a small fishing community in Perez, one of the municipalities in Alabat. The group of nine were proud to show Leni how they, with the help of the local government of Perez, were able to set up a fish landing site.
It's two in the afternoon. While waiting for the arrival of Vice President Leni Robredo, Hadjir Nur Muto stares at the nearby patch of trees reminiscing the times before he became an organic farmer.
It was a hot and humid afternoon but neither the sweltering heat nor the humidity seemed to bother the group of women happily exchanging stories inside a small nipa hut in Bgy. Hagakhakin in Gumaca, Quezon.
Barangay Punta Tarawal is the smallest, farthest, and poorest barangay of the 3rd District of Camarines Sur. There are no roads connecting the village to nearby towns. To reach Punta Tarawal, you need to ride a habal-habal for 7km then take a one-kilometer boat ride through the Bicol River. Because it is near the shore, their village is also vulnerable to storm surges. However, residents do not want to relocate because fishing is their main source of livelihood.
3, 2, 1 … go! She feels the power of the earth push her forward, wind gushing against her face. She runs, her ears pounding with the beat of her heart. The crowd applauds and shouts her name when she is honored the gold medal just minutes after. Ten-year-old Alexandra Tallod dreams of this for her future.
Nanay Coring prepares for the visit of the Vice President, to show her how to make hanging rice, better known as puso in Cebu. At her age, Nanay Coring continues to do puso and sells it during Wednesdays in the tabo or market in Brgy. Litolet, Siayan.