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City of Iloilo
Cuidad sang Iloilo
Lungsod ng Iloilo
Official flag of City of Iloilo
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Map of Iloilo showing the location of Iloilo City Coordinates: 10.69°N 122.55°E
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo (capital)
Districts Lone District of Iloilo City
Barangays 180
Incorporated (town) 1700s
Incorporated (city) July 16, 1937
Government
 - Mayor Jerry P. Treñas (Lakas-CMD)
 - Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (Lakas-CMD)
Area
 - City 56.05 km²  (21.6 sq mi)
Elevation 12.0 m (39 ft)
Population (2000)
 - City 365,820
 - Density 6,533/km² (16,920.4/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 55
Website: www.iloilocity.gov.ph

The City of Iloilo (Hiligaynon: Ciudad sang Iloilo; Filipino: Lungsod ng Iloilo) is the capital city of the province of Iloilo in the Philippines. It is the regional center and the main economic hub of the Western Visayas region. Image File history File linksMetadata SkylinePano-1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (698x688, 199 KB) Summary (City Government of Iloilo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mapilo2. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Philippine Standard Time (PST) is the name used in the Philippines to describe its location among the worlds time zones. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ...


Iloilo is historically one of the major agricultural centers of the country, and began exporting sugar, copra, bananas, mangoes, and other natural resources during the Spanish and American colonial periods. This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely traded commodity. ... Copra drying in the sun Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the fruit. ...


In the 2000 census, Iloilo City had a population of 365,820 people in 72,218 households with a 1.93% annual growth rate. It is the ninth most populous city in the Philippines. Average population density is 6,533 people per square kilometer which is half that of Tokyo. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...

Museo Iloilo is the repository of Iloilo's past.

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Subdivisions

Iloilo City is politically subdivided into 180 barangays. The barangays are grouped into six districts [1]: A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ...

All of the districts of Iloilo City were once individual towns. They were incorporated into Iloilo when it became a city in 1937. All districts have their own churches, which are part of the Archdiocese of Jaro. Jaro, Mandurriao and Molo are considered commercial areas, while Arevalo and La Paz are residential areas. Molo was once a residential district, while Mandurriao is the home of the city's largest shopping mall, SM City Iloilo. City Proper is also a commercial area and the political center of the city and of Iloilo province. It is also home to the Iloilo seaport. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The bell tower of the Parish of Our Lady of Candles in Jaro Jaro is one of the six districts of Iloilo City, in the Philippine province of Iloilo. ... Mandurriao is one of the six districts of Iloilo City, located in the Philippine province of Iloilo. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Archdiocese of Jaro The Archdiocese of Jaro is one of the oldest dioceses in the country. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ...


Real Estate

Iloilo city has numerous subdivisions, including (in no particular order) Ledesco Village and Puerto Real in Lapaz, Metropolis and Alta Tierra in Jaro, La Concha in Molo and Aurora in the city proper. Megaworld Corp. meanwhile has purchased the old airport site and plans to transform the site into a new commercial, residential and entertainment district.


Government

Mayor: Jerry P. Treñas


Vice Mayor: Jed Patrick Mabilog


Councilors:

  1. Jose Espinosa III
  2. Lyndon Acap
  3. Eldrid Antiquiera
  4. Arman Parcon
  5. Jeffrey P. Ganzon
  6. Neil Lex Tupas
  7. Ely Estante
  8. Erwin Plagata
  9. Antonio Pesina
  10. Perla Zulueta
  11. Juliene Baronda
  12. Eduardo L. Peñaredondo
  13. Stevie Ray I. Abitang (SK President)
  14. Marietta Orleans (ABC President)

Representative: Raul Gonzalez, Jr.


Medical Facilities

There are 8 hospitals and 338 health units in the city.[1] Iloilo is served by 2 government hospitals, Western Visayas Medical Center and West Visayas State University Medical Center (formerly Don Benito Lopez Memorial Hospital). There are also 6 private hospitals in the city: St. Paul's Hospital, Iloilo Doctors' Hospital, Amosup Seamen's Hospital, Iloilo Mission Hospital, Saviour International Hospital, and St. Therese-MTCC Hospital. There is also one condo-clinic named Medicus Condo-Clinics. It is also the second tallest building in the city at 8 stories high. The city is the only place in Western Visayas with MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The city is a hub for medical treatment, and patients from the province of Iloilo as well as the region seek treatment in the hospitals and clinics. “MRI” redirects here. ...


Finance

Iloilo City is the center of finance in the Western Visayas Region. It has 40 universal, 24 commercial, 11 governments, 9 thrift, 1 development, 9 savings, and 1 Thrift/Government and 2 rural banks. Among them are Banco De Oro, Philippine National Bank, Equitable PCI, Security Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Metrobank, China Bank, GE Money Bank, and Union Bank. The city also has some foreign banks, three of which are Malaya, Standard Chartered and Citibank Savings. On the other hand, Queenbank is the city's largest and best-known local bank.

The Old Calle Real (JM Basa Street) in downtown Iloilo City, planned as a heritage site
The Old Calle Real (JM Basa Street) in downtown Iloilo City, planned as a heritage site

There are also a handful of investment houses in the city as well that engage in stock trading. Image File history File links CalleReal_Iloilo. ... Image File history File links CalleReal_Iloilo. ...


Pawnshop and jewelry stores in the city also abound. There are as many pawnshops as there are banks in the city, the most notable of which are Tan-Guzman Pawnshop, Sarabia, Florete, Lhullier, V.Y.Domingo and Gorriceta.


ECONOMY

The strategic location of Iloilo, at the center of the Philippines, makes it a hub of trade, commerce and industry. Iloilo's port facilities, infrastructure, telecommunications system and utilities make it an ideal focal point for the exchange of goods, information and services. The province of Iloilo has a land area of 4,731 square kilometers. square kilometers. It is 55 minutes by plane from Manila, 30 minutes from Cebu and 2 hours from Davao. By boat, it is 18 hrs from Manila and 12 hours from Cebu.


The province has an extensive range of raw materials and a large consumer market. The local government has provided incentives to business in preferred investment areas, such as income tax holidays and free issuance of permits and licenses. Congestion in industrialized centers such as Manila and Cebu has led companies to seek alternative locations, an undertaking that is consistent with the national government's effort to spread economic growth evenly across in the country.


TRADE AND INDUSTRY

There are 8,407 business establishments as of December 2003 in Iloilo City, of which 1,182 are new. Total capital investments for new business establishments is P365,506,020.92. However, both new and renewed capital investments for the year 2003 amounted to Php 13.02 Billion.


Private building constructions totaled 822 in 2003 with a total construction cost of P 1,005,443,542.74 Business names registered at Dept. of Trade & Industry (DTI) totaled 1,911 with the total investment of P 4,116,492,305.95.


Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is 66.0 % (April, 2003). 79.5 % of the Labor Force are employed where 20.5 % constitute unemployment rate; while visible underemployed rate is 11.9 %. Of the employed person by type of industry from primary occupation 82 % belongs to service sector, 14 % belongs industry sector and only 4 % are in agriculture (as of April 2003 FIES, NSO).


Average Annual Family Income (at current prices) is P 283,604 or a percentage increase of 32.3 between 1994 to 1997 while Average Annual Family Expenditures is P 226,887 or a 25.6% increase (2000 FIES). Average per Capita Income is P 65,036 and Average Per Capita Expenditures is P 51,557 (FIES 2000). Average Inflation Rate is 3.2, the Average Purchasing Power of the Peso is 0.62 and the Average Consumer Price Index (CPI) is 162.6 in 2003. (Source: NSO, Prices Section).


Volume of Fish Unloaded and Auctioned at Iloilo Fishing Port Complex is 28,037,695 kgs. While Volume of Finished Fish Products shipped out is 241,862.92 kgs. in 2003. Also a total of 345,334.93 kgs. of materials was also processed at Iloilo Fishing Port Complex (IFPC).


Education

Iloilo City has 30 public and private high schools and 7 universities.


Iloilo city universities: Aside from the government-subsidized University of the Philippines, Visayas (UPV - Iloilo) and West Visayas State University (WVSU - est. 1906), Iloilo City also has five private universities: the Catholic University of San Agustin (USA - est. 1904) located in the city proper, the Protestant Central Philippine University (CPU - est. 1905) in Jaro district, the secular and Lopez-owned University of Iloilo (UI), the Catholic, St. Paul University Iloilo and the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University which specializes in Maritime courses. The latter is the first maritime university not only in the Philippines but in Southeast Asia as well. It is located in the districts of Molo and Arevalo. University in the Philippines, Visayas is found in the Island of Panay thats why it has the name ...of the Visayas. The University has many locations in (1) Cebu College, (2) Tacloban and in (3) Iloilo which has two colleges there in Iloilo City and the Main University in... West Visayas State University (WVSU) is located in Ililo City, Philippines, is one of a top state universities in Western Visayas. ... The University of San Agustin is a private university in Iloilo City, Philippines. ... Central Philippine University is a non-stock, non-profit Christian institution of higher learning in Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines. ... // Vision An effective learning institution producing values-oriented and globally competitive graduates. ...


Colleges: There are also a number of colleges, such as Iloilo Doctor's College which provides Medicine and Nursing Degrees, De Paul College which provides courses in business and liberal arts, the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology formerly Iloilo School Of Arts and Trade (ISAT) which specializes in Science and Technology related courses and Western Institute of Technology (WIT) specializing in Engineering courses. Additionally there are several Computer colleges in the city such as AMA, STI and Informatics. The Western Institute of Technology is a college in Iloilo City, the Philippines. ...


Specialized institutions: There are several English language "schools" that cater almost exclusively to Korean students. The city is a home of oldest catholic schools administered by the Daughters of Charity, namely, Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (CSCJ) and Colegio de San Jose (CSJ). Computer schools such as AMA, STI, Interface and CAL are also found in this city. For expats and their families, there is one international school, the Santa Clarita International School located in Puerto Real subdivision, La Paz district that caters to foreigners.


The city is also home to five educational institutions that are affiliates of prominent universities: UPV - Iloilo, St. Paul University Iloilo, University of San Agustin, Philippine Science High School and Santa Maria-Ateneo de Iloilo.


The state of education in Iloilo City is considered to be on par with national standards with graduates ranking high on the licensure examinations of nursing, accountancy, medicine and in the bar exams when it comes to law. In accountancy courses, UPV and CPU belongs to the top three schools in the country, it maintains a passing rate of 85% and above in the accountancy board exams. In law, USA belongs to one of the few schools in the country that rates 50% or more in the bar exams. On the other hand, most of the Western Visayas' top politicians come from the University of Iloilo College of Law. Meanwhile, the CPU college of law is best for law students with a low budget. In engineering, the Western Institute of Technology and CPU is known for its good passing percentage in the engineering board exams. In nursing education, West Visayas State University College of Nursing and St. Paul University Iloilo are consistently named as two of the top performing schools in the Nursing Licensure Examination with at least 98% passing rate.


Iloilo is also known for its high school institutions with high standards of teaching. These include science schools like Philippine Sience High School Western Visayas Campus and Iloilo Provincial High School Special Science Class, as well as Chinese and exclusive schools such as Iloilo Central Commercial High School, Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School, Assumption (for girls), and PAREF-Westbridge School (for boys), which provides the necessary learnings and skills for their students in preparation for college education.


Institutions that offer Commerce courses: USA CPU WVSU IDC WIT UI JBLMFU CSJ CSCJ UP Iloilo DPC


Instituions that offer Law: USA CPU UI


Instituions that offer Medicine: CPU WVSU


Instituions that offer Nursing: USA CPU WVSU IDC UI St. Augustine SPUI


Instituions that offer Engineering: USA CPU WVSU WIT UI JBLMFU


On the whole, Iloilo has one of the highest literacy rates in the country and is an educational center in the Western Visayas region.


Language

Hiligaynon, also known as Ilonggo, is the language spoken in Iloilo City. English is used as the language of business and education. In addition, English, Tagalog and other local languages such as Kinaray-a are spoken. Hiligaynon is part of the Austronesian language branch spoken in Western Visayas. The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members on continental Asia. Hiligaynon is concentrated in the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental. There are approximately 7,000,000 people in and outside of the Philippines who are native speakers of Hiligaynon, and an additional 4,000,000 who are capable of speaking it with a substantial degree of proficiency. Ilonggo is also the name of the culture associated with the people speaking Hiligaynon. Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Hiraya or Kinaray-a, is the mother language of the Western Visayas and it is spoken mainly in Iloilo, Antique and Capiz. ... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ...


History

Even before the Spanish colonizers came, Iloilo had a flourishing economy. In the 13th century, ten Bornean datus came to the island of Panay and bartered a gold hat (salakot) for the plains and valleys of the island from a local Ati chieftain. One datu, named Paiburong, was given the territory of Irong-Irong. // The salakots of the Gobernadorcillo and the cabeza de baranggay. ...


In 1566, as the Spanish conquest of the Philippines was underway and moving north toward Manila, the Spaniards under Miguel López de Legazpi came to Panay and established a settlement in Ogtong (now Oton). He appointed Gonzalo Ronquillo as deputy encomiendero, a position which would later become governor in later years. Miguel López de Legazpi (1502 - August 20, 1572, Manila), also known as El Adelantado (The Governor) and El Viejo (The Elder), was a Spanish conquistador who established the first colony in the Philippine Islands in 1565. ...


In 1581 Ronquillo moved the town center approximately 12 km east due to recurrent raids by Moro pirates and Dutch and English privateers, and renamed the area La Villa de Arevalo in honor of his hometown in Ávila, Spain.


In 1700, due to ever-increasing raids especially from the Dutch and the Moros, the Spaniards again moved their seat of power some 25 km eastward to the village of Irong-Irong, which had a natural and strategic defense against raids and where, at the mouth of the river that snakes through Panay, they built Fort San Pedro to better guard against the raids which were now the only threat to the Spaniards' hold on the islands. Irong-Irong or Ilong-Ilong was shortened to Iloilo and with its natural port quickly became the capital of the province.


In the late 18th century, the development of large-scale weaving industry started the movement of Iloilo's surge in trade and economy in the Visayas. Sometimes referred to as the "Textile Capital of the Philippines", the products were exported to Manila and other foreign places. Sinamay, piña and jusi are examples of the products produced by the looms of Iloilo. Because of the rise of textile industry, there was also a rise of the upper middle class. However, the introduction of cheap textile from UK and the emergence of the sugar economy, the industry waned in the mid-19th century.


The waning textile industry was replaced however by the opening of Iloilo's port to world market in 1855. Because of this, Iloilo's industry and agriculture was put on direct access to foreign markets. But what triggered the economic boom of Iloilo in the 19th century was the development of sugar industry in Iloilo and its neighboring island of Negros. Sugar during the 19th century was of high demand. Nicholas Loney, the British vice-consul in Iloilo developed the industry by giving loans, constructing warehouses in the port and introduced new technologies in sugar farming. The rich families of Iloilo developed large areas of Negros, which later called haciendas because of the sugar's high demand in the world market. Because of the increase in commercial activity, infrastructures, recreational facilities, educational institutions, banks, foreign consulates, commercial firms and much more sprouted in Iloilo. Due to the economic development that was happening in Iloilo, the Queen Regent of Spain raised the status of the town into a city, honored it with the title La muy leal y noble ciudad de Iloilo, and in 1890, the city government was established.


In 1896, the initial reaction of Ilonggos in the outbreak of the Revolution in Manila was hesitant. Yet because of the Spanish colonizers blow by blow defeat by at first with the Katipunan and later by the Americans, Ilonggos later on got involved with the fight for independence. On the other hand, after surrendering Manila to the Americans, the Spanish colonial government moved their seat of power to Iloilo.


In October of 1898, the Ilonggo leaders agreed to revolt against the Spaniards. By December 25, 1898, the Spanish government surrendered to the Ilonggo revoltionaries in Plaza Alfonso XVII (Plaza Libertad today). Although the Ilonggos were victorious, the American forces arrived in Iloilo in late December 1898 and started to mobilize for colonization by February 1899. Resistance was the reaction of Ilonggos upon the invasion which went up until 1901.[2]


The American colonizers came to Iloilo reverted the city's status into a township again, yet because of the continuous commercial activities and still retained as an important port of call in the Visayas-Mindanao area, it gained cityhood status again in July 16, 1937 incorporating the towns of Molo, Jaro, Mandurriao, La Paz and La Villa de Arevalo. During the Commonwealth era, Iloilo was prosperous and was popularly known as The Queen City of the South. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, prosperity did not continued as the sugar's demand was declining, labor unrests were happening in the port area that scared the investors away and the opening of the sub-port of Pulupandan in Negros Occidental, has moved the sugar importation closer to the sugar farms. By 1942, the Japanese invaded Panay and the economy moved into a standstill.


During World War II, Iloilo was controlled by several Japanese Battalions, Japan's ultimate goal was to entrench itself deeply into the Philippines so that at the close of the war they could occupy it just as the Spanish and the Americans had years before. However, when American forces liberated Iloilo from Japanese military occupation on March 25, 1945 the remnants of these battalions were held in Jaro Plaza as a make-shift detention facility. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


By the end of the war, Iloilo's economy, life and infrastructure was damaged. However, the continuing conflict between the labor unions in the port area, declining sugar economy and the deteriorating peace and order situation in the countryside and the exodus of Ilonggos to other cities and islands that offered better opportunities and businessmen moved to other cities such as Bacolod and Cebu led to Iloilo's demise in economic importance in southern Philippines.


By the 1960s towards 1990s, Iloilo's economy progressed although slowly but surely. The construction of the fish port, international seaport and other commercial firms that invested in Iloilo marked the movement of the city making it as the regional center of Western Visayas


Dining

Iloilo city has a wide selection of restaurants to choose from. There are several native filipino restaurants, the most notable of which specialize in seafood. Additionally, there are a dozen chinese, 3 japanese restaurants (Ohana, suehiro & maki), 2 korean, 2 american (American Legacy & Freddy's Bar), 1 German (Bavaria), 1 Austrian (Vienna KafeeHause and restaurant), 2 Thai (Peppy Thai & Krua Thai), 1 Mongolian Restaurant (Kublai Kan's) and 4 Italian restaurants (Alfrique's, Al Dente, Messe, Emilion).


A number of nationally known fastfood and popular food chains also dot the city: Jollibee (8 branches) McDonald's (4 branches) Greenwhich Pizza (2 branches) Chowking (4 branches) Red Ribbon (3 branches) Andok's Manokan (5 branches) Shakey's Pizza (2 branches) Pizza Hut (2 branches) Kentucky Fried Chicken (4 branches) Sbarro Pizza (2 branches) Pancake House Max's Chicken


Local food chains are the following: Chino's (Asian Cuisine) JD Bakeshop (pastries and Filipino fare) Deco's Batchoy (Ilonggo cuisine)


Dining out in the city for residents and tourists (both domestic and foriegn) is not a problem.


Accommodation

The following hotels are found in the city:

1. Days Hotel
2. Sarabia Manor Hotel
3. Hotel Del Rio
4. Amigo Terrace Hotel
5. Grand Dame Hotel
6. The Castle Hotel
7. Iloilo Midtown Hotel
8. Century 21 Hotel
9. Residence Hotel
10. Iloilo Grand Hotel
11. City Corporate Inn
12. Villa Sagrado Hotel
13. Harbor Town Hotel
14. Riverside Inn
15. EON Centennial Hotel
16. Four Season Hotel
17. La Fiesta Hotel
18. Westown Hotel
19. Iloilo Business Hotel
20. Punta Villa Hotel and Resort

Shopping Centers

Major

Name Address
SM City Iloilo Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Robinsons Place Iloilo De Leon St., City Proper, Iloilo City
Gaisano City Iloilo Luna St., La Paz, Iloilo City
The Atrium Gen. Luna St., City Proper, Iloilo City
Marymart Center Valeria St., City Proper, Iloilo City
SM Delgado Delgado St., City Proper, Iloilo City
Amigo Mall Iznart St., City Proper, Iloilo City
Makro Jalandoni St., Jaro, Iloilo City
Calle Real J.M Basa, Iznart, Aldeguer Sts. City Proper, Iloilo City

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Name Address
Jaro Town Square (including SM Quintin Salas) Jaro, Iloilo City
SM Jaro Jaro, Iloilo City
Iloilo Supermart - Jaro Jaro, Iloilo City
Star Plaza Jaro, Iloilo City
Gaisano Guanco Guanco St. City Proper, Iloilo City
Payless Plaza Quezon St. City Proper, Iloilo City
CitiSquare J.M. Basa St. City Proper, Iloilo City
Unitop cor J.M. Basa - Ledesma Sts. City Proper, Iloilo City
Ledi Supermart De Leon St. City Proper, Iloilo City
Washington Supermart J.M. Basa St. City Proper, Iloilo City
Iloilo Supermart - Molo Molo, Iloilo City
Iloilo Supermart - Mandurriao Mandurriao, Iloilo City

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Transportation

Air Iloilo has a new airport of "international standards" about 20 kilometers outside the city. The flight from Manila to Iloilo takes one hour. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines currently fly 4 times daily, while Air Philippines flies 3 times daily. There are also flights to Cebu by Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific, each with 1 flight daily, and via Cebu to Davao. Nickname: Motto: Linisin Ikarangal Maynila Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Alfredo Lim (2007-2010; GO)  - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (AM/PDP-Laban... Cebu Pacific Air is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. ... Philippine Airlines, also known historically as Philippine Air Lines (PAL), is the national airline of the Philippines. ... Air Philippines is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. ... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ... Davao refers to several places in Mindanao in the Philippines. ...


Land The city is a transportation hub of Panay and nearby islands including Boracay and Guimarras. There are several bus companies that provide transportation to the other major urban areas of Panay - Kalibo in Aklan, San Jose in Antique, Roxas city in Capiz, and Passi City in Iloilo. Additionally there are jeepneys and taxis plowing through the streets. There are also PhilTranco buses from Cubao, Quezon City to Iloilo City that use the ro-ro ferries. RORO and ro-ro are acronyms for Roll On/Roll Off; a type of ferry or cargo ship that carries wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trailers or railway carriages. ...


Sea Fast ferries serve Iloilo-Bacolod routes eight times daily. Negros Navigation and Superferry dock to the city where it serves routes going to Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro City. Bacolod City, or simply Bacolod, is the capital and the largest city of Negros Occidental province in the Philippines. ... Negros Navigation Co. ... Nickname: Motto: Linisin Ikarangal Maynila Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Alfredo Lim (2007-2010; GO)  - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (AM/PDP-Laban... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ... Zamboanga refers to a place in western Mindanao in the Philippines. ... The City of Cagayan de Oro (abbreviated C.D.O. or Cag. ...


Roll-on/roll-off ferry service, known in as ro-ro, is available from to Iloilo City. There is also a ro-ro service to Cebu via Negros. RORO and ro-ro are acronyms for Roll On/Roll Off; a type of ferry or cargo ship that carries wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trailers or railway carriages. ...


Infrastructure

Iloilo City has good infrastructure. There is one airport. Roads are rather small because Iloilo is an old city (established in 1890) but nevertheless it's extensive. There are four sea ports in the city. One international seaport, one domestic port located near Fort San Pedro, one River wharf serving Iloilo-Bacolod routes and one small dock for small ferries going to the island of Guimaras. Cell sites are all over the metro area. There are also good bridges that connect the Iloilo River. Recently, a flyover has been built along Gen. Luna St. to help decongest the traffic in the area. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Guimaras Region: Western Visayas (Region VI) Capital: Jordan Founded: May 22, 1992 Population: 2000 census—141,450 (7th smallest) Density—234 per km² (33rd highest) Area: 604. ...


Landmarks

Molo Church 
3 kilometers from the city proper; Gothic renaissance church of coral rock; completed in 1800s. The church was visited by Jose Rizal along the way to his exile in Dapitan, Mindanao.
Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral 
3 kilometers from the city proper; seat of Jaro Archbishopric embracing Western Visayas. The church contains the "miraculous" Our Lady of Candles, which the feast day is celebreated every 2nd of February.
Jaro Belfry 
Ruined in 1948 earthquake, but now restored. One of the few belfries in country that stands apart from the church.
Calle Real (Downtown Iloilo City Heritage District) 
Old buildings that were constructed in the Commonwealth era in J.M Basa (Calle Real), Iznart, Aldeguer and Guanco were declared as a heritage site of Iloilo. It showcases the unique architecture of the downtown area.
Museo Iloilo 
Repository of Iloilo's culrtural heritage.
Distrito Jaro 
3 kilometers from the city proper; old colonial houses of sugar barons and Hispano-Filipino houses of the elite still stand, seat of Catholicism in Western Visayas.
La Villa de Arevalo 
6 kilometers southwest of city proper; 2nd capital of the Alcaldia of Panay; flower and firecracker district of Iloilo City.
Muelle Loney 
The River Port of Iloilo named after British Consul Nicholas Loney, who is considered the Father of Sugar Industry in Panay and Negros. Considered one of the safest harbours because Guimaras protects it from winds. It was opened to international market in 1855.

Schools & Universities

Schools

  • Sun Yat Sen High School
  • Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus
  • Ateneo de Iloilo - Santa Maria Catholic School
  • Assumption-Iloilo
  • Iloilo Central Commercial High School
  • Angelicum School
  • St. Joseph School
  • Santa Clarita International School
  • Colegio de Las Hijas de Jesus
  • Westbridge School
  • Iloilo Scholastic Academy
  • Iloilo Central School
  • Philippine Science High School
  • Iloilo National High School
  • La Paz National High School
  • Lapuz National High School

The Ateneo de Iloilo - Santa Maria Catholic School is a private, Catholic college preparatory school for run by the Society of Jesus Philippine Province. ...

Colleges

  • Colegio de San Jose
  • De Paul College
  • Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
  • AMA - Iloilo
  • STI College - Iloilo
  • Iloilo Doctor's College
  • West Visayas State College
  • Western Institute of Technology
  • St. Therese Maritime Colleges
  • Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (formerly Iloilo School of Arts and Trade)

Universities

Central Philippine University is a non-stock, non-profit Christian institution of higher learning in Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines. ... The University of San Agustin is a private university in Iloilo City, Philippines. ...

Gallery

TV Stations

DYDY-TV, channel 2, is a television station of Philippine television network National Broadcasting Network in Iloilo City. ... National Broadcasting Network is the official government TV station in the Philippines. ... DYXX-TV, channel 6, is a television station of Philippine television network GMA Network in Iloilo City. ... DYAF-TV, channel 10, is the sister station of Philippine television network ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. ... Catholic Media Network is a catholic radio network in the Philippines. ... DYJB-TV, channel 12, is a television station of Philippine television network Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation in Iloilo City. ... Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is a Philippine VHF television network of the Government Communications Group headed by the Press Secretary. ... RMN DYRI-TV channel 26, is a television station of Radio Mindanao Network. ... Radio Mindanao Network, Inc. ... DYMK-TV, channel 28, is a television station of Philippine television network Citynet Television in Iloilo City. ... Global Media Arts (GMA) Network, Incorporated (PSE: GMA7 and GMAP), a Philippine multi-media conglomerate, is a television network in the Philippines. ... ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV, DYAQ-TV channel 30, is a relay station of ACQ-KBN Sonshine TV 43 Davao. ... ACQ Kingdom Broadcasting Network is the broadcasting arm of a Philippine television evangelist, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy. ... Studio 23 Iloilo is the UHF television station fully owned and managed by Amcara Broadcasting Network, Inc. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Philippines | Television networks ... UNTV Channel 42 is a UHF television station in the Philippines operated by the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation, the same company that operates the NU 107 network of FM stations. ... Progressive Broadcasting Corporation, is a Philippine television network, with main broadcast facilities in Metro Manila. ... RJTV 46 Iloilo is a UHF, free to air television channel, owned and operated by Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. ...

AM Radio Stations

Radyo ng Bayan Iloilo DYLL-FM 585 KHz Iloilo City is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. ... Aksyon Radyo Iloilo DYOK-AM 720 KHz Calinog is an AM station owned and operated by Manila Broadcasting Company in the Philippines. ... Manila Broadcasting Company Manila Broadcasting Company was first formed in 1939, and its first station DZRH went live on air on July 15th, 1939. ... RMN Iloilo DYRI-AM 774 KHz Iloilo City is an AM station owned and operated by Radio Mindanao Network in the Philippines. ... Radio Mindanao Network, Inc. ... Bombo Radio DYFM 837 KHz Iloilo City is an AM station owned and operated by Bombo Radyo Philippines by Consolidated Boradcasting System in the Philippines. ... Bombo Radyo Philippines is one of the largest radio network in the Philippines spanning across 20 major provinces. ... DYUP 873 AM is a music, news and educational AMradio station operating in Miagao, Iloilo. ... Radyo Budyong DYBQ-AM 981 KHz Iloilo City is an AM station owned and operated by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. ... Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is a Philippine VHF television network of the Government Communications Group headed by the Press Secretary. ... DYRP-AM 1017 KHz Iloilo City is an AM station owned and operated by Rosales Familys Allied Broadcasting Corp. ... Radio San Agustin DYSA-AM 1053 KHz Iloilo City is an AM station owned and operated by San Agustin Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. ... RJTV 29 (DZRJ-TV) is a UHF, free to air television channel, owned and operated by Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. ... Super Radyo Iloilo DYSI-FM 873 KHz Iloilo City is an AM station owned and operated by Radio GMA Network in the Philippines. ... DZRH (666 kHz Metro Manila) is a radio station in Metro Manila owned and operated by the Manila Broadcasting Company. ... Manila Broadcasting Company Manila Broadcasting Company was first formed in 1939, and its first station DZRH went live on air on July 15th, 1939. ...

FM Radio Stations

  • DYKU 88.7 Radio One 88.7 (FBS Radio Network)
  • DYQN 89.5 Home Radio Iloilo (Aliw Broadcasting Corporation)
  • DYMC 91.1 MOR For Life! (ABS-CBN Regional Network)
  • DYST 92.3 Yes FM Iloilo (Manila Broadcasting Company)
  • DYMK 93.5 Campus Radio Iloilo (RGMA Network, Inc.)
  • DYMI 94.7 Shine Radio Calinog (Catholic Media Network)
  • DYIC 95.1 IFM Iloilo (Radio Mindanao Network)
  • DYMB 97.5 Love Radio Iloilo (Philippine Broadcasting Corporation)
  • DYNJ 98.3 RJFM (Rajah Broadcasting Network)
  • DYRF 99.5 Star FM Iloilo (Bombo Radyo Philippines)
  • DYOZ 100.7 Z100 University (San Agustin Broadcasting Corporation)
  • DYSD 101.9 Adventist Radio Iloilo (Adventist Radio Network)
  • DYUP 102.7 UPV Radio Miagao (University of the Philippines Visayas)
  • DYCR 103.5 Cres FM (Central Radio Electronic School)
  • DYHP 104.3 Hot FM 104 (MBC)
  • P/PU 104.7 (Multipoint Broadcasting Network)
  • DYSA 105.3 Shine Radio Iloilo (Catholic Media Network)
  • DYIS 106.7 ISCOF Radio (ISCOF Barotac Nuevo)
  • DYNY 107.9 NU107 Iloilo (Progressive Broadcasting Corporation)

Charlie Fm 88. ... Home Radio 89dot5 DYQN - FM Iloilo City) is a music FM station owned and operated by Aliw Broadcasting Corp. ... My Only Radio. ... Yes FM DYST-FM 92. ... Campus Radio DYMK-FM 93. ... Radio Veritas DYMI-FM 94. ... i! FM DYIC-FM 95. ... Love Radio DYMB-FM 97. ... RJFM (DYNJ 98. ... RJTV 29 (DZRJ-TV) is a UHF, free to air television channel, owned and operated by Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. ... 99. ... Z100 University (DYOZ 100. ... Hope 102 is a music community radio FM station operating in Iloilo City. ... DYUP 102. ... Cres FM 103. ... HOT FM 104. ... 105. ... DYIS 106. ... NU107 DYNY 107. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.stocktonsistercities.org/iloilo.html
  2. ^ Funtecha, Henry. "Iloilo Through Time". Iloilo Yearbook 2005. Iloilo City. 2005,

External links

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