GOODBYE SANDO BAG. The days of the ubiquitous plastic “sando” bag like the one used here to contain the avocados bought by Mrs. Rose Espejo from a merchant in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, are numbered as SPM Christopher Baterina has filed a resolution limiting the use of single-use plastics such as sando bags, plastic straws, and thin plastic cups in the province of Ilocos Sur. The resolution was recently approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos. (photo by Maria Lalaine Lumague)