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New IP center in Iloilo is also a shopping stop

A NEW center for indigenous people (IP) in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo is now open to tourists, showcasing local goods such as the Kape Miru brand, handmade bags, accessories, and other handicraft made from buri, a palm tree variety.

Iloilo hotels, restaurants see minimal nCoV impact as local travelers keep...

THE SERVICES sector in Iloilo, particularly hotels and restaurants, are seeing minimal impact from the novel coronavirus (nCoV) threat as the industry relies more on the local travel market.

Iloilo goods, arts featured in ‘Dagyang sa Kapitolyo’ on Jan. 20–26

A WEEK-LONG trade fair featuring products from the different towns of Iloilo province opened on Monday at the capitol compound in time for the Dinagyang Festival, the biggest annual festival of the independent city of Iloilo.

Iloilo to auction P90M PECO assets with unpaid property taxes

THE ILOILO City government is putting up for auction today, Nov. 12, the assets of Panay Electric Co. (PECO), which have unpaid real estate taxes for two years. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas on Monday said the City Treasurer’s Office will proceed with the sale of the assets valued at P90 million.

‘Meet you in Iloilo’

Earlier this month, Iloilo formally launched its “Meet you in Iloilo” campaign, a P50-million program specifically targeted to promote the city as a MICE destination.

‘Innovate Iloilo’ roadmap aims to tap technology, science for better local...

THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DoST) and stakeholders in Iloilo City are working on the “Innovative Iloilo” plan, a roadmap towards better governance using science, technology and innovations (STI).

Israeli envoy explores cooperation opportunities in tech, agri during Iloilo visit

ILOILO CITY — Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz visited Iloilo earlier this week to explore cooperation opportunities in line with its goal to strengthen ties with the Philippine through local partnerships in the regions.

Muslim entrepreneurs in Iloilo, some from Marawi, relish peace and order

FOLLOWING THE celebration of Eid’l Fitr on Wednesday, the Iloilo United Muslim Community thanked the people of Iloilo for treating them with respect.

Iloilo court to proceed with PECO-MORE Power expropriation hearings

THE ILOILO Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 37 has denied the motion for reconsideration filed by Panay Electric Company, Inc. (PECO) against the hearings on the expropriation case filed by More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power).

Lessons from a 104-year-old voter in Iloilo

THE HOT weather and congested voting precincts did not stop the elderly of Iloilo from exercising their right and responsibility to vote in last Monday’s midterm polls.

Weaving new life into Iloilo’s hablon

ILOILO CITY -- Connie M. Atijon, a master weaver of Iloilo’s hablon cloth, believes that the younger generation can be enticed to appreciate and keep alive the fading tradition.

Iloilo strengthens ‘bike-friendly city’ campaign

THE ILOILO City government, supported by the private sector, is holding the 6th Iloilo Bike Festival from May 1 to 5 as it strengthens its campaign towards becoming a “bike-friendly city.”

Dry spell destroys almost 25MT of rice in Iloilo

ILOILO province, the fifth largest producer of rice in the country and the top in the Visayas, has lost 24,692 metric tons (MT) of the crop due to the prevailing dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon.

FPOP-Iloilo’s community center targets people at risk of HIV

THE FAMILY Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP)-Iloilo Chapter has set up a community center aimed at assisting those at risk of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Iloilo City.

MIB plant upgrades to expand water supply in Iloilo

AS PART of its rehabilitation program, the Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation (MIB) started the upgrade of its water treatment plant in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo on Monday to expand the water supply within the franchise areas of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

Minor cracks reported after 12 tremors in Iloilo on Monday

STUDENTS and workers in Iloilo City moved out of buildings on Monday after a series of earthquakes were felt, the strongest of which was magnitude 4.8 that struck at around 10:54 a.m.


The 5th Iloilo Bike Festival was held Saturday, Oct. 27, where the Dahan-Dahan sa Daan, the road safety campaign of artist-activist group DAKILA, was also launched.

NIA inks deal with Korean firm for construction of P11-billion Iloilo...

State agency National Irrigation Administration (NIA) on Monday, Sept. 3, signed a contract with a Korean company for the construction of an P11.212-billion dam...

Gov’t, businesses frown upon Iloilo Esplanade extension to port area

ILOILO CITY — The proposed extension of the Iloilo River Esplanade project to the Fort San Pedro area is not getting support from both public officials and businesses, particularly industries operating at the port area.

Iloilo hospitals get P246 million from provincial supplemental budget

A P559 million supplemental budget was approved on June 26 by the provincial board, of which P246 million would go to the 12 district and provincial hospitals.

The real estate potential of Vis-Min

The Philippine real estate market has exhibited a stellar growth in recent years and is poised to sustain the momentum in the coming years....

Iloilo provincial board cannot take legal action vs Yolanda housing project

THE ILOILO provincial board, or Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), cannot take legal action on the alleged substandard housing units built for super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) victims in Concepcion town, but it is planning to submit its report to the Senate where there is an ongoing inquiry on National Housing Authority (NHA) projects.

DoubleDragon breaks ground on second Iloilo industrial hub

DoubleDragon Properties Corp. on Tuesday said it has started construction for its second industrial leasing hub in Iloilo. The listed property developer’s unit, CentralHub Industrial...

Iloilo provincial board probes NHA housing project

MEMBERS OF the Iloilo provincial board will conduct a site inspection of a National Housing Authority (NHA) project in Concepcion town for victims of typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) to validate allegations of substandard units.

Century-old prison is now a museum

By Louine Hope U. Conserva Correspondent ILOILO CITY -- What used to be the Iloilo provincial jail is now a regional extension of the National Museum...

GBP launches training school for its employees in Iloilo

Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) has launched a learning institute in Iloilo City where its employees can enhance their skills in meeting real life...

Iloilo provincial gov’t implements ‘No audit report, no additional budget’ policy

THE 42 municipalities and one city under the Iloilo provincial government would no longer be able to avail of new funds if they fail...

Megaworld plans more museums for its townships

Megaworld Corp. plans to include museums in its integrated townships, in a bid to promote local culture and tourism which would, in turn, drive...

DoubleDragon acquires another Iloilo property for industrial use

DoubleDragon Properties Corp. has acquired a 3.9-hectare Iloilo property to be developed by its industrial unit, as it looks to construct manufacturing facilities across...

Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict ex-Iloilo lawmaker for pork barrel...

THE Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to indict former Iloilo Rep. Rolex T. Suplico over misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund...

​Bustling and burgeoning

Western Visayas, the most populous region in Visayas, is a major economic contributor to the country. In 2016, the gross regional domestic product (GRDP)...

Tasting the heart of Iloilo

More than being the province geographically located at the center of the country, Iloilo has been aptly dubbed as “the Heart of the Philippines” for many...

The beacon of Western Visayas

From being once called the ‘sick man’ of Asia to adopting its new title of ‘rising tiger’, the Philippines has accomplished a lot in...

Promising developments

One of the industries that is gaining a lot from favorable macroeconomic conditions is the real estate industry. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority...

South Koreans still pushing for Iloilo-Incheon flights

ILOILO CITY -- South Koreans residing in Iloilo, majority of them students, remain hopeful that direct flights to and from Incheon will push through. Moon...

Scallop harvesters losing millions due to red tide

By Louine Hope U. Conserva Correspondent ILOILO CITY -- Scallop gatherers in the coastal town of Carles in Iloilo Province are losing at least P1 million...

AirAsia to add Manila-Iloilo flights in Sept.

AIRASIA Philippines said it will start operating three flights daily between Manila and Iloilo by next month. “The addition of Manila -- Iloilo route will...

Eating our way through Iloilo

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla THE MOMENT we landed at the Iloilo International Airport, our tour guide welcomed us with a promise that we were...

Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival gets Korean spice

Text and photos by Louine Hope U. Conserva ILOILO CITY’s annual Dinagyang Festival, held every fourth weekend of January, is similar to Cebu’s Sinulog and...