17. January 2009

ILOILO

ILOILO, the largest province in Panay Island of the Western Visayas Region, is divided into 42 municipalities & 1 component city, composed of 1,721 brgys. with Iloilo City as the provincial capital.  Iloilo takes its name from Irong-Irong, the old name of the city of Iloilo, a tongue of land that sitcks out like a nose on the south side of the Iloilo River.

This mystical province, poised for progress, is famous for its delightful contrast between the east & west, the old and new … of tall buildings and nipa hus, of modern streamers and scurrying native boats, of free-wheeling cars and jeepneys.

A heritage and adventure destination in this side of the region, Iloilo prides itself with having the country’s oldest and well-preserved churches, ancestral homes, & other historical landmarks, resplendent festivals, unspoiled coastal communities with pristine beaches and islands.

Iloilo is harnessing the potentials of its strategic location, abundant resources & established facilities to attain revitalized growth.  Centrally located, it serves as the gateway to Southern Philippines and holds an unparalleled advantage of being the hub of trade, commerce and industry.

Agriculture is the principal industry of Iloilo.  Its production of rice, sugar, mongo, fish and other major producs has placed the province among the country’s top agricultural prodcuers.

While Iloilo teems with energy and vibrancy of new developments, the glory of its heritage is stiill evident in its architecture and lives on in the hearts of its people.  Truly, Iloilo is a destination that fulfill your needs, a place for history, business, leisure and one that you could proudly call home.

How To Get Here

Travel by Air: From Manila to Iloilo that takes about an hour. From Cebu to Iloilo its only 35 minutes by plane and 2 hours from Davao and Cotabato.

You can try by Sea: From Manila to Iloilo, sailing time is about 20 hours.From Zamboanga or Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo,about 14 hours and from Cebu to Iloilo, 12 hours. Lastly, Fastcrafts from Bacolod City to Iloilo take 50 minutes.
Another Economical way to travel is nautical highway service by roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessels fom various parts of the country. Bus terminals are in Ali Mall Cubao, Quezon City and Pasay City.

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1. Nelson commented on January 20, 2009 at 12:02 am

I have this feeling that you’re from Iloilo. Are you?

2. sterndal commented on January 20, 2009 at 1:21 am

hello,

i would love to visit iloilo someday 🙂

cheers!

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