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List of Municipalities in the Iloilo Province within Region VI-Western Visayas in the Republic of The Philippines
Ajuy | Alimodian | Anilao | Badiangan | Balasan | Banate | Barotac Nuevo | Barotac Viejo | Batad | Bingawan | Cabatuan | Calinog | Carles | Concepcion | Dingle | Dueñas | Dumangas | Estancia | Guimbal | Igbaras | Janiuay | Lambunao | Leganes | Lemery | Leon | Maasin | Miagao | Mina | New Lucena | Oton | Pavia | Pototan | San Dionisio | San Enrique | San Joaquin | San Miguel | San Rafael | Santa Barbara | Sara | Tigbauan | Tubungan | Zarraga
Cities in the province of Iloilo: Iloilo City (Capital) | Passi City

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Philippines, is the only country in the world which is 85% Catholic that created FIVE(5) national laws "favoring", "respecting" and "financing" the religion of ISLAM.
Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions.
The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims.

Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

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Guaranteed one senator to represent Western Visayas Region VI and its provinces, cities/municipalities and barangays.
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Moringa (Malungay) leaves compared to common foods
Values per 100gm. edible portion
Nutrient Moringa Leaves Other Foods
Vitamin A 6780 mcg Carrots: 1890 mcg
Vitamin C 220 mg Oranges: 30 mg
Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm


Land Area : 4,719.4 sq km (2004)
No. of Barangays: 1,901 (As of September 2003)
No. of Municipalities: 42 (As of September 2003)
No. of Cities: 2 (As of September 2003)
Total Population: 1,925,002 (As of May 1, 2000 census)
Population Growth Rates: 2.10 (1995-2000)
Income Class: First
Consumer Price Index (2000=100): 114.4 (2004)
Inflation Rate: 5.2 (2004) 

Average Family Income: 110,114 (2000)
Average Family  Expenditure: 91,900 (2000)
No. of Elementary Schools:
     Public:   1,043 (SY 2003-2004)
     Private:  38 (SY 2002-2003)
No. of Secondary Schools:
     Public :  166 (SY 2003-2004)
     Private:  19 (SY 2002-2003)

No. of Tertiary Schools: 25 (SY 2003-2004)
No. of Licensed Hospitals: 20 (2003)
Telephone Loads: 50,254 (2003)
Telephone Density: 2.5 per 100 population (2003)
No. of AM Broadcast Stations: 7 (2003)
No. of FM Broadcast Stations: 12 (2003)

No. of Motor Vehicles Registered: 74,316 (2003)
No. of Establishments (3rd Qtr. 2004)
     Business Name Registration: 913   

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Capitol Building of the province of Iloilo
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Higher Aerial View of Iloilo City
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Jaro, Iloilo City, Cathedral. Built in 1864
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Iloilo Province, Philippines
  • The province of Iloilo is within Region VI-Western Visayas
  • Iloilo province has 42 Municipalities, 2 Cities, and 1,901 Barangays - Every barangay in the province of Iloilo has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
  • Registered Voters per the Comelec as of (2010) = 1,158,943
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 NSO census) = 1,691,878

Geography of Iloilo, Philippines

Located in the island of Panay in the Philippines.The island of Panay is divided into four provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo, all in the Region VI-Western Visayas.

Iloilo is located in the center of the Philippine archipelago. Strategically located 283 statute miles from Manila, it is the gateway to the flourishing region that is Western Visayas. The province comprises the southeastern part of Panay Island.

Location of Iloilo, Philippines

  • 10.7167° N, 122.5667° E - Iloilo, Coordinates

Iloilo is located in the center of the Philippine archipelago. Strategically located 283 statute miles from Manila, it is the gateway to the flourishing region that is Western Visayas. The province comprises the southeastern part of Panay Island.

History of Iloilo, Philippines

ILOILO takes its name from Irong-Irong, the old name of the city of Iloilo, a tongue of land that sticks out like a nose on the south of Iloilo River. The Maragtas Legend tells the story of Iloilo way back in the 13th century, when Datu Puti and his fellow Datus, fled from the tyranny of Sultan Makatunao of Borneo and landed at the mouth of the Siwaragan River, now known as the town of San Joaquin, and eventually settled there.

ImageAt the that time, people called the "Atis", who were ruled by King Marikudo and Queen Maniwangtiwang, inhabited Panay. King Marikudo bartered the lowlands of Panay Island for a golden hat, "saduk", and a long gold necklace, "manangyad", and other assorted gifts to the Bornean Datus. The latter then took complete control of the island with the "Atis" retiring to the mountains. It was Datu Paiburong who was assigned in Irong-Irong. Panay Island was ruled under the Code of Kalantiao, where peace and prosperity reigned for 300 years. But this was disrupted when the Spaniards came and established the provincial government.

ImageAs early as 1855, Iloilo opened to the world of trade and became the biggest port in the Philippines and premier province of the country because of various economic activities. Municipio de Iloilo became a city under the Bacura Law in 1893.

When the Philippine Revolution started, Panay uprising against the Spaniards was led by Gen. Martin Delgado of Sta. Barbara, who liberated all the towns, except Iloilo City, Molo, and Jaro. December 28, 1898 marked the arrival of the Americans at the Iloilo port, and on April 11, 1901, Iloilo City whose status has reverted to municipality, became the chief port and trading center of Panay and Negros. Because it progressed steadily, the Commonwealth Act No. 158 incorporated the surrounding towns of Lapaz, Jaro, Mandurriao and Arevalo to form Iloilo City and was finally inaugurated on Aug. 25, 1937, and was dubbed as the "Queen City of the South". Gen. Martin Delgado became the first governor of the province of Iloilo.

The Japanese occupation started on April 16, 1942. The Panay Guerilla Movement, the first resistance group in the Philippines, continued fighting the Japanese Imperial Army even before the American Liberation of Panay on July 4, 1946. ** article from the provincial government of Iloilo**

People of Iloilo, Philippines

Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) is the main dialect spoken in Iloilo. English and Tagalog are also widely spoken and understood especially in urban areas.

  • Population of Iloilo excluding Iloilo City (as of 2015) = 1,936,423 (excluding ILOILO CITY @ 447,992)
  • Registered Voters per the Comelec as of (2010) = 1,158,943
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 NSO census) = 1,691,878

Elected Government Officials of Iloilo, Philippines

Iloilo is composed of two cities and 42 municipalities. It is divided into five (5) congressional districts. It has 1,720 barangays.

Elected Officials of Iloilo for 2019-2022
  • Governor of Iloilo: DEFENSOR, ARTHUR JR. RIVERA PDPLBN 479,081
  • Vice-Governor of Iloilo: GARIN, CHRISTINE SERAG NP 443,266
  • House of Representatives (Congress) of Iloilo:
    • 1st District: GARIN, JANETTE LORETO NP 121,503
    • 2nd District: GORRICETA, MICHAEL BARRIDO NP 106,121
    • 3rd District: DEFENSOR, LORENZ RIVERA PDPLBN 153,395
    • 4th District: BIRON, BRAEDEN JOHN QUAN NP 128,935
    • 5th District: TUPAS, RAUL CAUSING NP 139,100
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  • Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  • Fifth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):

Elected Officials of Iloilo for 2016-2019
  • Governor of Iloilo: Arthur "Art" Doligosa Defensor Sr.
  • Vice-Governor of Iloilo: Christine "TingTing" Serag Garin
  • House of Representatives (Congress) of Iloilo:
    • 1st District: Richard Garin
    • 2nd District: Arcadio Gorriceta
    • 3rd District: Arthur Defensor Jr
    • 4th District: Ferjenel Biron
    • 5th District: Raul Tupas
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Renee Valencia
  2. Marcelo Valentine Serag
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Demetrio Sonza
  2. Liecel Seville
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Lorenz Defensor
  2. Emmanuel Gallar
  • Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Bryant Paul Biron
  2. Domingo Oso
  • Fifth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Nielo Tupas
  2. Jeneda Orendain

Elected Officials of Iloilo for 2013-2016
  • Governor of Iloilo: Arthur "Art" Doligosa Defensor Sr. - LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Governor of Iloilo: Tupas, Raul Causing - LIBERAL PARTY / UGYON
  • House of Representatives of Iloilo:
    1. TUPAS, JUNJUN - LIBERAL PARTY / UGYON - 1st District
    3. Arthur D. Defensor Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY - Representative, Third District
    5. Niel C. Tupas Jr. - LIBERAL PARTY / UGYON - 5th District
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Garin, Ninfa Serag
  2. Valencia, Dennis Tilos
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Mondejar, June Samarista
  2. Sonza, Demetrio Procalla-Simora
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Gallar, Emmanuel Rodriguez
  2. Tirador, Licurgo Peremne
  • Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Bautista, Carmen Rita Monfort
  2. Hidalgo, Maria Shalene Palmares
  • Fifth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Tupas, Nielo Causing
  2. Salcedo, Jesus Cacao

Elected Officials of Iloilo for 2010-2013

Elected Officials of Iloilo for 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Iloilo Province

Businesses in Iloilo, Philippines

Rice is the major crop in the province of Iloilo. Fish and marine products are considered the main source of livelihood in the first and fifth districts of Iloilo. There are also non-traditional products in the province which include processed food, fruits and vegetables, gifts, furniture, and others. Traditional products include sugar, coco oil, and lime products, among others.

There are 114 private and government banks all throughout the province and city of Iloilo, in addition to 40 rural banks found in most municipalities, at least 6 malls, and many department stores.

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Iloilo, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Iloilo, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Iloilo, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to ( or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data here yourself or email the information to

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Iloilo here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Iloilo here.
    1. Sta. Ana Parish Church, Molo, Iloilo City, Iloilo
    2. Cathedral Of St. Elizabeth Of Hungary, Iloilo City, Iloilo
    3. Jaro Plaza, Jaro Pavia Parish Church, Pavia, Iloilo City, Iloilo
    4. San Jose Parish, Iloilo City, Iloilo
    5. St. Clement's Church, La Paz, Iloilo City, Iloilo
  • List the Methodist churches in Iloilo here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Iloilo here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Iloilo here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Iloilo here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Iloilo here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Iloilo here.

Schools in Iloilo, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to ( or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

Having one of the highest literacy rates in the country and being center of education in Western Visayas, Iloilo has a lot of educational institutions including more than 30 tertiary, 200 secondary, and 1100 elementary level schools. There are 8 universities in Iloilo, 6 of them are private universities while 2 of them are public or government-owned.

  • Iloilo Universities:
    • University of San Agustin (USA)
      • Address: General Luna Street, Iloilo City 5000 Philippines; Phone: +63(33)3374841 to 44; Email:
    • University of Iloilo (UI)
      • The University of Iloilo (Filipino: Pamantasan ng Iloilo) is a private university in Iloilo City, Philippines. It is a member of the PHINMA Education Network. The University of Iloilo started as the Iloilo City Colleges (ICC). It was established in June 1947 by the Hon. Fernando H. Lopez, then mayor of Iloilo City, who was imbued with the spirit of unselfish service to the youth. In this great task of organizing a college, he was inspired by his wife Doña Mariquit and his brother Don Eugenio. Today, the University of Iloilo stands stronger than ever. It continues to enlighten the minds and shape the ideas of thousands of young Filipinos, the most fitting and lasting monument to its founders who had dreamed and worked hard to make this Institution a center of learning for everyone.
    • Saint Paul University Iloilo (SPUI)
      • Saint Paul University Iloilo (SPUI) is a premier institution for higher education recognized for excellence in student-centered learning, transformative teaching, challenging academic programs, innovative research, and responsive community service. Impelled by the love of CHRIST, and on the invitation and support of His Eminence Denis Cardinal Dougherty, Bishop of Jaro, The Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres began their apostolic activities in Iloilo by establishing St. Paul’s Hospital in 1911. Their primary aim was to care for the poor and the sick, However, the care of the poor and the sick was not the only apostolic mission of the Sisters of St. Paul; they have also been founded for the purpose of training and educating the young. So it was, with the great desire emboldened by the formative component of their mission, coupled with the pressing need of the hospital for trained competent Catholic nurses, the Sisters under the leadership of Mother Josephine de Jesus opened the School of Nursing in June, 1946. The school was formally declared as a university in 2004.
    • Central Philippine University (CPU)
      • Central Philippine University (CPU) is a non-stock, non-profit Christian institution of higher learning in Iloilo City.It was founded in 1905 as the Jaro Industrial School by missionaries of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society.The school has the distinction of having organized the first student government in the country – the Jaro Industrial School Republic, and one of the oldest student’s newspapers – the Central Echo. In 102 years, CPU has grown from an elementary school with 17 pupils to a widely known university with an enrollment of over 12,000. The 24-hectare campus, which was originally chosen for its quiet and relative isolation, is now a veritable community by itself, with more than 30 buildings used for classrooms and support facilities.
    • John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU)
    • West Visayas State University (WVSU)
    • University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV)
    • Philippine Christian University (PCU) – Extension Campus
  • Iloilo Colleges (other Tertiary Schools/Higher Education Institutions):
    • Iloilo Doctors’ College
    • Colegio de San Jose
    • Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
    • Western Institute of Technology
    • St. Therese-MTC Colleges
    • Colegio delas Hijas de Jesus
    • Western Visayas College of Science and Technology
    • Iloilo State College of Fisheries
    • Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College
    • St. Anne College of Iloilo
    • St. Augustine College of Nursing
    • Interface Computer College
    • STI
    • AMA Computer College
    • Dominican College of Iloilo
    • Cabalum Western College
    • ABE International College of Business and Economics
    • ACSI Business and Computer School
    • Computer College of the Visayas
    • De Paul College
    • Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines Foundation School of Midwifery
    • Interface Computer College
    • New Lucena Polytechnic College
    • Passi City College
    • Philippine College of Aeronautics, Science and Technology
    • St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary

Economy of Iloilo, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Iloilo you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Iloilo, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Iloilo Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Iloilo, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Iloilo Philippines, Jobs" page.

Natural Resources of Iloilo, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Travel and Tourists Attractions of Iloilo, Philippines

  • Help us post some interesting pictures. This will help boost the local economy of the community. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Send your pictures via email to ( or via Facebook.

  • Antonia, Isla de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo
  • Iloilo / Panay Mountainbiking
    • Guimaras Island off the coast of Iloilo is famous for the Guimaras International Mountain Bike Festival. If you want more, head across the Guimaras Strait to Iloilo, where there is an active biking scene and a number of routes of varying lengths. For a long-distance tour, ride across Panay Island and take your bike over to Boracay, a destination worth the effort.
  • Jaro Cathedral
    • 3 km. from the city proper; seat of the Jaro Archbisphoric embracing Western Visayas.
  • Lapaz Batchoy (Lapaz, Iloilo)
    • Originated in the District of Lapaz, Iloilo City. It’s a noodle soup with pig’s entrails, liver, and chicharon.
  • Malbuena Resort, Ajuy, Iloilo
  • Miag-ao Church (Miag-ao)
    • 40 km. southwest of Iloilo City; built in 1786; declared as national landmark in 1973; included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
  • Molo Church
    • 3 km. from the city proper; Gothic Rennaissance Church of coral rock; completed in the 1800s.
  • Museo Iloilo and Antique Collections (Iloilo City)
    • Repository of Iloilo's cultural heritage.
  • Paraw Regatta
    • (movable dates; Iloilo Strait). A race among swift and colorful native outriggers in the strait between Iloilo City and Guimaras Island.
  • San Joaquin Church
    • 53 km. southwest of Iloilo City; the only church in the Philippines sporting bas-relief of historic battle between Christians of Spain and Moors of Morocco in Tetuan in 1859.
  • Sta. Barbara Golf Course
    • 16 km. north of Iloilo City proper; 18-hole; 37 hectares of golf course which is the oldest in the country; built in 1907.
  • Tambaliza Beach, Pan de Azucar, Concepcion Iloilo
  • Tangke, Isla de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo
  • UP in the Visayas Campus (Miag-ao, Iloilo)
    • A thousand hectare school campus, which centers on fisheries.
  • White Beach Sand, Carles, Iloilo

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Iloilo, Philippines

Festivals are the bright flecks of Ilonggo life. They are mostly religious and folk celebrations rolled into one. Festivals provide an opportunity for elders to pass on folk knowledge to younger generations. It provides the perfect occasion for feasting, fellowship and family get-togethers. Festivals are the glue that holds together far-flung members of family and friends who come on reunions. It is an outpouring of respect, rejoicing, or high revelry. It can also be a commemoration of an important historical or cultural event, or a re-creation of cherished folkways. Here in Iloilo, festivals truly reflect Iloilo's diverse cultural heritage, enabling visitors a glimpse of a rich history and tradition as well as culture.

  • The first festival that Iloilo annually celebrates. The rich culture of Lambunao is depicted in this annual celebration highlighting the coupling mechanism of banog birds in a showdown of Binanog dance.
  • Originated in 1973 the town of Pavia celebrates the provinces' oldest festival with a carabao parade and race participated in by the town's 18 barangays.
  • (every 4th of weekend of January; Iloilo City). A colorful cavalcade in honor of the Holy Child Jesus amidst the cracking drumbeats, Iloilo's version of the world famous Ati-atihan Festival.
  • Celebrated every September, the municipality of Cabatuan pride themselves with its newly-instituted festival inspired from their native soup that has gained popularity all over Iloilo.

Philippine News

  • 6% growth target stays
  • Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»

  • Stocks up, peso stronger
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
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DA-6 taps IOs in campaign vs rice wastage

ILOILO CITY– Director Larry Nacionales of the Department of Agriculture-6 has asked the Information Officers of Iloilo to help the agency in its massive information campaign against rice wastage.

Nacionales said this campaign is part of its interventions in establishing rice sufficiency in the region, by not only increasing yield but by avoiding wastage in various forms.

He said information officers can educate the people in their respective areas as rice wastage is increasing as much as the increasing population consumes more rice.

Nacionales hosted the general assembly meeting of the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO) from the national agencies and local government units in Iloilo, taking it as an opportunity to enlist their help.

He said they have observed that there is so much wastage of rice in big growth centers like the cities, where people gather for conferences and seminars.

He added that DA is also campaigning for seminar/conference organizers to serve local food items, low cost and nutritious, like root crops, boiled bananas, corn, and other substitutes for rice, in support of staple food sufficiency, which is not only rice.

Nacionales quoted the data from food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) which showed that each person in the households is estimated to incur a rice wastage of three tablespoons per day, which, when put together can cost billions in a year.

Public education can also include identification of occasions of rice wastage, starting even from harvesting and storage, processing until preparation for cooking and improper eating habits.

Likewise, Nacionales said, government programs like farm mechanization, organic agriculture and community seed banking to increase production and profit should not be diminished by rice wastage.

“That is why we would like this campaign to take root in our villages, even schools, with your help,” Nacionales told the information officers

During the assembly, DA-6 Regional Information Officer Juvy S. Gaton was elected AGIO president for 2012-2014.

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