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

Local News

Northern Iloilo Towns Eyed for Renewable Energy

Three towns situated in the northern part of Iloilo Province are being eyed as sources of renewable energy – specifically the towns of Ajuy, Carles, and Concepcion. Moreover, the Provincial Government of Iloilo headed by Governor Arthur Defensor Jr, inked a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Development of Renewable… Continue reading Northern Iloilo Towns Eyed for Renewable Energy

Local News

Iloilo City Government Finalizes City Hospital Site

Just recently, government officials inspected the proposed site for the Iloilo City Hospital in Barangay Hinactacan, La Paz. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas revealed that the city is looking at acquiring a 2 hectares lot and is waiting for an offer that will be endorsed to the City Appraisal Committee. “We need to identify and… Continue reading Iloilo City Government Finalizes City Hospital Site

Local News

“JBLFMU Is Not Closing”

Just recently, a press conference was held within the premise of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University in line with the recent claim that the university is included in the 61 schools recommended for closure. The press conference clarified that the management of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, the sole maritime university in the… Continue reading “JBLFMU Is Not Closing”

Local News

Art Group Himbon to Inaugurate ArtHub with Exhibit ‘Home’

Iloilo’s contemporary art group Himbon is scheduled to inaugurate the Himbon Arthub at the L/GF of City Times Square – Gaisano City Center Iloilo on February 26, 2020 (Wednesday) starting 6:00 in the evening. The inauguration of Arthub will come with a group show entitled ‘Home’ which will feature selected masterpieces of members. The Arthub… Continue reading Art Group Himbon to Inaugurate ArtHub with Exhibit ‘Home’

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