Commuters ride on a horse-drawn carriage plying in selected streets of Iligan City. Locally known as tartanilla, it remains a popular choice of public transport among local residents for decades already. (Keith Bacongco)

Maranao vendors display local delicacy known as “dodol” along the higway in Ganassi, Lanao del Sur. Dodol is similar to Visayan delicacy calamay which is made of sticky rice flour, coconut milk, and brown sugar . (Keith Bacongco)

Vendors prepare tilapia beside Lake Pualas, a popular stopover point among motorists plying the Narciso Ramos highway in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao. (Keith Bacongco)

Students of Vicente Hizon Jr. Elementary School in Davao City participate in the nationwide simultaenous earthquake drill on Thursday, September 8, 2022. (Keith Bacongco)

Sans facemnasks, Maranao students walk along the highway in Balindong, Lanao del Sur. The Inter-Agency Task Force of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has recommended the voluntary wearing of face masks in open spaces by year-end amid the COVID-19 pandemic, (Keith Bacongco)

Sans their facemask, laborers lazae around the public market in Davao City. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has recommended the voluntary use of facemask in outdoor setting amid pandemic. (Keith Bacongco)

Davao City residents wear masks in public amid the pronouncement of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to allow the voluntary wearing of face masks outdoors amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (Keith Bacongco)

Davao City residents wear masks inside a public utility vehicle amid the pronouncement of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to allow the voluntary wearing of face masks outdoors amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (Keith Bacongco)