The main building of the University of the Philippines – Iloilo City Campus (UPV – Iloilo) dates back to the 1930s. The structure was designed by Arch. Juan Arellano, in collaboration with Italian Painter, Francesco Riccardo Monti, who made the magnificent sculptures that adorn the building’s facade.
The UPV Iloilo City Campus Main Building was Iloilo City’s former Municipal Hall.
A part of the building was used as Iloilo’s Court. After a trial, the accused were then sent directly to prison on the underground level, or “dungeons.”