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Encyclopedia > Iloilo province

Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Iloilo City and is located at the southeast portion of Panay island, bordering Antique to the west and Capiz to the north. Just off Iloilo's southeast coast is the island-province of Guimaras and across Panay Gulf and Guimaras Strait is Negros Occidental. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Western Visayas one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Iloilo City is a first class city in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Antique P is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Panay Gulf is an extension of the Sulu Sea, reaching between the islands of Panay and Negros. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Iloilo
Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
Capital: Iloilo City
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—1,925,002 (7th largest)
Density—408 per km² (11th highest)
Area: 4,719.4 km² (22nd largest)
Languages: Ilonggo
Governor: Niel D. Tupas (2001-2004)
Includes the district of Iloilo City
Image:Ph_locator_map_iloilo.png

Contents

Provincial seal of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Western Visayas one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo. ... Iloilo City is a first class city in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the location of Iloilo. ...


People and Culture

Economy

Geography

Political

Iloilo is subdivided into 42 municipalities and 2 cities. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


Cities

Iloilo City is a first class city in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Ajuy is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Alimodian is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Anilao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Badiangan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Balasan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Banate is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Barotac Nuevo is a municipality in the Iloilo province on the island of Panay, located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Barotac Viejo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Batad is a 5th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Bingawan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Cabatuan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Calinog is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Carles is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Concepcion is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Dingle is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Dueñas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Dumangas is located northeast of Iloilo City on the island of Panay in the Philippines. ... Estancia is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Guimbal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Igbaras is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... The municipality of Janiuay is located 33 kilometers north-west of Iloilo City, Philippines. ... Leganes is a municipality in the province of Iloilo in the Philippines. ... Miagao, or Miag-ao, while having the distinction of being the largest municipality in the Philippines with a total of 119 barangays, it is very remote, being approximately 40 km southwest of Iloilo City. ... Pototan is a municipality in the province of Iloilo on Panay island in the Philippines. ... Tigbauan is a municipality in the province of Iloilo in the Philippines. ...

Physical

History

(Taken from the Official Iloilo City Website)


Irong-Irong appears in the Maragtas legend of the coming of ten Bornean datus (Chieftains) to Panay who bartered gold for the plains and valleys of the island from a local Ati chieftain. One datu, Paiburong by name, was given the territory of Irong-Irong (now Iloilo). For 300 years before the coming of the Spaniards, the islanders lived in comparative prosperity and peace under an organized government and such laws as the Codes of Kalantiaw. Irong-Irong (or Ilong-Ilong)appears in the Maragtas legend of the coming of ten Bornean datus (Chieftains) to Panay who bartered gold for the plains and valleys of the island from a local Ati chieftain. ... Datu is the title for ancient tribal chieftains in the pre-hispanic Philippines. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... ATI may be an acronym for: ATI Technologies Inc. ... Irong-Irong (or Ilong-Ilong)appears in the Maragtas legend of the coming of ten Bornean datus (Chieftains) to Panay who bartered gold for the plains and valleys of the island from a local Ati chieftain. ...


In 1566, the Spaniards under Miguel Lopez de Legaspi came to Panay and established a settlement in Ogtong (now Oton, Iloilo). He appointed Gonzalo Ronquillo as deputy encomiendero who in 1581 moved the seat of Spanish power to La Villa de Arevalo, a sitio named in honor of his hometown in Avila, in Spain. By 1700 due to recurrent raids by Moro pirates, Dutch and English privateers, the Spaniards moved to the village of Irong-Irong where close to the mouth of the river they built Fort San Pedro. Miguel López de Legaspi (1510 - August 20, 1572) was a Spanish Conquistador whose conquest of the Philippine Islands was for the glory of Spain and Christianity. ...


Irong-Irong or Ilong-Ilong whose name the Spaniards shortened to "Iloilo" later became the capital of the province. The Maragtas, a set of ancient documents, is a popularly accepted chronicle of ancient Panay. According to the documents, Datu Puti and his fellow datus, together with their families, warriors and slaves, fled from the tyranny of Sultan Makatunao of Borneo, and landed at now known as the town of San Joaquin. At that time, Panay was inhabited by native aboriginal people, the small, dark-skinned "Atis" who were ruled by King Marikudo and Queen Maniwangtiwang. King Marikudo sold the lowlands of Panay for the price of a golden hat (saduk), a long golden necklace (manangyad) and other assorted items. After the sale, the Atis retreated to the highlands and newcomers settled in their new home. In 1566, when the Spaniards set foot on the land they later renamed Iloilo, they discovered an affluent land bustling with trade and commerce. Its flourishing economic activities and excellent port made Iloilo the premier province of the country. Irong-Irong (or Ilong-Ilong)appears in the Maragtas legend of the coming of ten Bornean datus (Chieftains) to Panay who bartered gold for the plains and valleys of the island from a local Ati chieftain. ... Irong-Irong (or Ilong-Ilong)appears in the Maragtas legend of the coming of ten Bornean datus (Chieftains) to Panay who bartered gold for the plains and valleys of the island from a local Ati chieftain. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ...


External links

  • http://www.meanwebmachine.com/index.php - For more articles about Iloilo and Ilonggo Culture
  • [Iloilo City Official Website]
  • http://www.wowphilippines.com.ph/explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=thingstodo&province=34#634
  • http://www.geocities.com/cabatuan_iloilo/ - Municipality of Cabatuan

  Results from FactBites:
 
Iloilo - LoveToKnow 1911 (201 words)
ILOILO, a town, port of entry and the capital of the province of Iloilo, Panay, Philippine Islands, at the mouth of Iloilo river, on the S.E. coast.
The surrounding country, which is traversed by gravel roads leading to the principal towns of the province, is fertile and well cultivated, producing sugar, tobacco and rice in abundance.
In commercial importance Iloilo ranks next to Manila among Philippine cities; it has manufactures of pina, jusi, coconut oil, lime, vinegar and various articles made from palm wood.
The Provincial Profile of Iloilo (1718 words)
The province of Ogton was extensive, covering all of the island of Panay and the islands of Romblon, as well as the greater part of the island of Negros.
Iloilo is a province rich in history and cultural heritage, reflected in its old churches, ancestral homes, aesthetically designed handicrafts, resplendent festivals, unspoiled coastal communities with pristine beaches and islands.
Throughout Iloilo, centuries-old churches abound, that attest to the influence of the Catholic Church in the history of the province.
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