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Following the transfer of the Iloilo Airport to Santa Barbara, developments in its vicinity and towns along the road leading to the airport have been on the upswing. Accordingly, the first installment of this month’s 3-part development update will be f
In response to the widespread devastation of Typhoon Frank in Iloilo City, the local government has established a website to help spread information about the calamity. Dubbed as “Bangon Iloilo” (), the website contains updates and news, stories, pictu
Now that hi-res images of Iloilo City can be accessed in Google Earth, let’s tour around the prominent and interesting landmarks around the city. From well … space, Iloilo looks quite messy compared to other cities in the country. This could be owed
Here’s a list of ongoing and proposed developments around the metro including some major infrastructures, commercial, and residential establishments. Amigo Rennovation The commercial strip/”mall” part of Amigo was closed a few months ago to give way to
This first week of May, the top festivals of the country will converge in Manila to compete for the title of Aliwan Fiesta 2008 champion. For those who don’t know yet, Aliwan Fiesta is the ultimate competition of festival champions with their beauty qu
Located in the tropical climate zone, the Philippines is hit by typhoons that are born in the Pacific Ocean annually. In addition, Iloilo City and its outlying areas, stretching over low and flat land, are vulnerable to large-scale flooding and mudslid
The Kasadyahan Competition is one of the main highlights of the Dinagyang Festival will be held on January 26, 2008, a day before the Dingyang Ati competition.. The dance competition features the history and culture of the various towns of Iloilo throu
In 1991, the National Heritage Institute declared the Santa Barbara Church and Convent as a National Landmark. The declaration is a testimony of the significance of the Church especially its important role in the Country’s history as the general headqu
2006 figures of the Financial Profile of Iloilo Province, Towns, and Cities. After doing some reading into the documents, I’ve made a list of the top 10 towns in Iloilo ranked according to their total operating income, income growth, and IRA-dependency
The first gravity irrigation dam in Iloilo was built in Santa Barbara in 1921 during the Commonwealth period. The Santa Barbara Dam is located in Brgy. Tungay approximately 2 – 3 kilometers or a 15 – 20 minute tricycle ride from the town plaza. The San
Inaugurated in 1884, Janiuay cemetery was hailed as the most artistic cemetery in the Philippines. In fact, it was once featured in the National Geographic Magazine. Three grand staircases lead to the cemetery built on high ground and supported by a re
Savannah is a community within a bigger community, with designated areas for a proposed school, a proposed commercial area, areas for the amenities, tree parks, pocket gardens and children’s playground within each of the subdivisions, and provisions fo
Here’s a list of the highest performing towns when ranked according to their total operating income, income growth, income per capita, and IRA-dependency. The figures were taken during the fiscal year 2005, haven’t got the 2006 figures yet so we’d have
Neoclassical in style, the church of San Nicolas de Tolentino, patron saint of Cabatuan, was built in 1834, replacing the temporary ones constructed by earlier priests. It was Rev. Fr. Ramon Alquizar, an Augustinian, who initiated in building the churc
The ingredients found in the renowned Tinuom dish of Cabatuan include: marinated native chicken with quartered potatoes seasoned with onions, ginger, tomato and lemon grass (tanglad), and wrapped in banana leaves. It is served with broth that accumulat