Iloilo Directory

Guide to Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2020

The Ilonggo cityscape, the deafening sound of drums, the cajoling of street dancers, and the deluge of people from different areas of the planet, all as one to celebrate Señor Santo Niño, the child Jesus. The sought-after loilo Dinagyang Festival is held every fourth of January every year. It commemorates the arrival of Malay settlers… Continue reading Guide to Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2020

National News

DOH, DILG, DOT Okays Public Events

Just recently, the Department of Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Tourism (DOT), in a joint agreement, gives go signal to public gatherings and festivals as long as all precautionary measures are observed as identified by the Department of Health. A joint statement clarifies the Department of Health’s… Continue reading DOH, DILG, DOT Okays Public Events

Local News

Traffic Discipline Zone: 1,600 Violations Already

Just recently, the Iloilo City Government revealed that amidst the implementation of the ‘Traffic Discipline Zone, there were already 1,600 violations recorded. The Traffic Discipline Zone (TDZ) stretches along the 14 kilometer Senator Benigno Aquino Jr Avenue or commonly known as Diversion Road in Mandurriao. “In one month of implementation of Traffic Discipline Zone, our… Continue reading Traffic Discipline Zone: 1,600 Violations Already

Local News

Iloilo City Government Gives Cash Incentives to Pre-Centenarians

Just recently, the Iloilo City Government headed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas gave cash incentives to ten seniors citizens aged 80 to 90 years old at the Iloilo City Hall last February 14. Beneficiaries Virginia Panaguiton of Brgy Sooc in Arevalo, and Consolacion Banzuelo of Brgy Jalandoni in Lapuz, both aged 90, received a… Continue reading Iloilo City Government Gives Cash Incentives to Pre-Centenarians

National News

Coca-Cola Advocates for World Without Waste Helps Iloilo City

Coca-Cola is once again honored to play a significant part in the hosting of the Dinagyang Festival—a grand celebration of Iloilo’s cultural identity and rich history, which welcomes thousands of festival-goers from all over the country and from around the world. Iloilo has been home to Coca-Cola for more than fifty years and the Company… Continue reading Coca-Cola Advocates for World Without Waste Helps Iloilo City

National News

Globe and Smile Train Give Children with Cleft Lips and Palates Reason to Smile

From the goodwill of its employees, customers, and partners, Globe was able to raise enough funds to support comprehensive cleft care for at least 20 children in partnership with Smile Train. Smile Train is an international children’s charity with the goal to ensure that every child born with a cleft can lead a full and… Continue reading Globe and Smile Train Give Children with Cleft Lips and Palates Reason to Smile

Local News

42k Ilonggo Learners ‘Frustration Level’ Readers

Just recently, an estimated 42,000 learners from kindergarten to high school are considered ‘frustration level’ readers, according to Dr. Roel Bermejo, Superintendent of the Iloilo Schools Division. ‘Frustration level’ is defined as a stage in the Philippine Reading Inventory Manual where ‘readers find reading materials so difficult that they cannot successfully respond to them’. “They… Continue reading 42k Ilonggo Learners ‘Frustration Level’ Readers

National News

Goodbye ABS CBN? NTC Cannot ‘Resurrect’ Expired Franchise

Just recently, a member of the House of Representatives reiterated that the National Telecommunications Commission cannot, on its own, ‘resurrect’ an expired legislative franchise by granting ABS CBN a ‘provisional authority to operate’. ABS CBN’s franchise is said to expire on March 30, 2020. This is after some leaders in Congress suggested that the network… Continue reading Goodbye ABS CBN? NTC Cannot ‘Resurrect’ Expired Franchise

Local News

Wanted: Blank Walls for Murals

Just recently, the Iloilo City Government posted via Facebook urging establishment owners to have their blank walls painted with murals. This is after Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas painted the City of Love with colorful murals and interesting street art. "We will be putting some more in other areas along Muelle Loney. And we have… Continue reading Wanted: Blank Walls for Murals

National News

Max Retail Prices of Medicines Revealed

Just recently, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Executive Order No. 104, elaborating the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) and Maximum Whole Price (MWP) on certain medications. Executive Order No. 104 reads ‘improving access to healthcare through the regulation of prices in the retail of drugs and medicines’. The MRP of medications included in the Executive Order… Continue reading Max Retail Prices of Medicines Revealed

Local News

Php 9M for Plaza Libertad Redevelopment

Just recently, the Iloilo City Government has allotted Php 19 million for the redevelopment of Plaza Libertad, located right in front of the Iloilo City Hall. In a Facebook post, the City Government revealed that the redevelopment will include the installation of a fountain. Moreover, a dilapidated structure within the plaza has been demolished. It… Continue reading Php 9M for Plaza Libertad Redevelopment