June 04, 2024 The Iloilo Bike Council had an ocular inspection at different intersections in Iloilo City in preparation of Iloilo Bike Festival this coming July 2024. Through this activity the Bike Council will be able to identify the actual situation of the roads and to count the average number of Ilonggo Bikers passing through […]

Legacy book pays tribute to Ilonggosโ€™ fortitude, spirit

(PNA photo by Perla G. Lena) The authors and photographers of the legacy book โ€œIloilo City Rises: Padayon sa Pag-uswag (Onward to Progress)โ€ during the launching ceremony at the Iloilo Convention Center on May 20, 2024. Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas on Tuesday (May 21) said the legacy book signifies the beginning of a new chapter […]

Convention of the Electrical Engineers of the Philippines

Representatives of the Electrical Engineers of the Philippines Convention, talking to all hotels, transports, restaurants and PSTMO of Iloilo City for the booking of their estimated 1,000 pax attendees at ICON this coming May 29 to 31, 2024, held at the Iloilo City MICE Center.


Met with the Bike Council to discuss the upcoming Bike Festival 2024 preparations. Our discussions included the mobility count for Iloilo City, presentation of DOTR End of Cycling Trip Facilities, and the automated vehicle and pedestrian monitoring system. We are committed to making Iloilo City more bike-friendly and ensuring the success of our festival and […]


PSA representatives Rovelin Llamas, Thea Kate Hojilla, and John Vincent Palmares had a meeting with Iloilo City MICE Center Chief of Staff Robert J. Madrid to ask about the total number of events, conventions, and exhibitions, the average number of attendees, the average duration of events, and the expenditure per event since 2019. Also, the […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ’๐˜€ ‘๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ’ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ

Press Release Published on: Apr 29, 2024, 3:53 pm BEING the country’s culinary gem, Iloilo City is stepping again into the spotlight to cement its title as the Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). The Iloilo City Government, through MICE Center, in partnership with Megaworld Iloilo and Iloilo […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข’๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—”๐— ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฆ ๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—–๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—ข๐—ฆ

As the UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy, Iloilo shares cooking demonstrations for chevon meat (goat meat) quesadilla and langka spaghetti with Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing, Ted’s Lapaz Batchoy, and the famous Sta. Barbara’s bayi-bayi and linopak that we can try at home. #RISEIloilo #UswagIloilo #UswagToTheNextLevel

๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——

It’s with great pride that we kick off our Festival of Food led by the Iloilo City Government through Iloilo City MICE Center Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., Festive Walk Mall Manager Karmela Jesena, and Iloilo Conventions and Visitors Bureau President John Frederick S. Sarabia. Distinguished guests included UNESCO Secretary General Ivan Henares, DOT Regional […]

๐—š๐—˜๐—ง ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐——๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——

There are only 3 days left until the festivities begin! Come and join us for the Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 2024! Date: April 26-30, 2024 Time: 5:00 p.m.โ€“10 p.m. Location: K-Town Festive Walk Parade Prepare to indulge in culinary wonders and experience the best of Ilonggo gastronomy. Don’t miss this […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——, ๐—” ๐—–๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—”๐—š๐—”๐—ก๐—ญ๐—” ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

The Iloilo City Government proudly announces the approval of the Iloilo City Festival of Food as a MICE event on February 20. This celebration, organized by the Ilonggo community, is co-presented by Megaword and the Iloilo City Convention & Visitors Bureau. Honoring the culinary excellence of the region, the festival serves as a gathering for […]

๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข, ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—ฆ

Iloilo City’s allure has always captivated visitors, thanks to our vibrant festivals and rich cultural heritage. Now, with recent investments in public spaces and private sector initiatives, we’re poised to elevate our status as a premier destination even further. Today, we proudly launch the โ€œVisit Iloilo” campaign, a collaborative effort aimed at attracting more visitors […]

๐—ž๐—ข๐—œ ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ก๐——, ๐—•๐—จ๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—š๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—˜๐—— ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—š๐—ข๐—ฉ’๐—ง

The cityโ€™s newest attractions made possible through a private public partnership โ€“ the โ€œBlue Koi Lagoonโ€ and the โ€œGreen Butterfly Garden,โ€ in La Paz Plaza โ€“ have been officially turned over to the Iloilo City Government by Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) in a ceremony held on April 5. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas […]

๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐— ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜ | ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ

Rory Visco March 30, 2024 Molo Church from a distance, also known as Saint Anne Parish Church, is a Roman Catholic church in Iloilo City (Photo by Rory Visco) Whatโ€™s not to love about Iloilo? Let us count the ways, but there are way too many that it wouldnโ€™t fit in a single story. The […]

๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—”๐—š ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—š๐—ข๐—ฆโ€™ ๐—™๐—จ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜

The Uswag Scholarship Program, one of Iloilo City Government’s flagship initiatives, anchored on its W.H.E.E.L.S. or Welfare, Health, Environment, Education, Livelihood, Sustainability roadmap under Education, has been successfully assisting underprivileged yet deserving students in receiving financial aid to further their education. Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas launched this program in 2010 and eventually established a list […]

๐— ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌโ€™๐—ฆ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ช๐—ง๐—›

Iloilo proudly stands as the 4th richest city in terms of GDP outside Metro Manila, marking a significant achievement in our economy. The recent release by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) unveils the Provincial Product Accounts (PPA) results, shedding light on the GDP performance of 16 pilot regions beyond the National Capital Region (NCR). This […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ: ๐—” ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

Iloilo City, Philippines, is set to host the Iloilo City Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 2024 from April 26 to 30, 2024. The event will showcase the cityโ€™s culinary heritage and the talents of local chefs, restaurateurs, and food enthusiasts. Attendees can enjoy traditional Ilonggo dishes with modern twists and innovative […]

๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฆ, ๐—˜๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ช๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐——๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ: ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒโ€™๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ; ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ

ILOILO City โ€“ The redevelopment of the cityโ€™s public markets, including the two biggest ones โ€“ the Iloilo Central and Terminal markets โ€“ is progressing on track. Iloilo Central Market Mandurriao Public Market According to Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, these projects are just among the city governmentโ€™s inclusive sustainable agenda aimed at promoting economic and […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌโ€™๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—๐—ข๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—ช๐—ฉ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—š๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—š๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฉ๐—ฌ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—š๐—˜

The Western Visayas (WV) Sugar Heritage Trail, which includes Calle Real in Iloilo City, is vying for inclusion in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. Nominated by UNESCO-Philippines, the trail made it to the World Heritage Tentative Lists. It will be needing submission of documentation to substantiate the trailโ€™s […]

๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—–๐—ค๐—จ๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—–๐—ž ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜

The Iloilo City Government is acquiring a new fire truck as part of its continuing efforts toward achieving a disaster-resilient city. According to Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, the additional unit will be stationed in one of the Iloilo City Action and Resilience (ICARE) Centers. The cityโ€™s ICARE Centers in strategic locations house frontline services including […]

๐—”๐— ๐—•๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—”๐——๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฌ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ง

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., warmly welcomed his excellency Ambassador of Finland to the Philippines, Juha Pyykko, together with Angelluz Aguirre, representative of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), during his courtesy visit at the Iloilo City Hall.

๐—™๐—š๐—— ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—”๐——๐— ๐—”๐—ฃ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—–๐—”๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ง ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ

The ILOILO CITY MICE Center called a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with the participants and important players such as Stakeholders, Academe, and local governments of Sta. Barbara & Cabatuan. As the Iloilo Cityโ€™s title as the first city in the Philippines to get the award of Creative City in Gastronomy in 2023, the focus group […]

๐—ฅ๐—˜๐——๐—˜๐—ฉ’๐—ง ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก๐—š๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ก ๐—•๐—ข๐—–’๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง, ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ

ILOILO CITY — The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Iloilo in Western Visayas (WV) welcomes the upcoming redevelopment of the Iloilo Commercial Port Complex (ICPC) here. According to BOC-Iloilo District Collector Julius B . Premediles, the project will be a big boost to their operation, especially to their import and export services. Premediles said men […]

๐—›๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—› ๐—”๐— ๐—•๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—”๐——๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

A warm welcome to Ambassador Juha Pyykkรถ of Finland. We discussed potential collaborations and economic exchange. Delighted to share insights on renewable energy, sustainability and digitalization, fostering international partnerships. #RISEIloilo #UswagIloilo #UswagToTheNextLevel

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——: ๐—” ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—š๐—ข ๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

The Iloilo City Government, headed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, approved the Iloilo City Festival of Food as a MICE event February 20, 2024. The celebration is organized by the Ilonggo community and co-presented by MEGAWORLD and the ILOILO CITY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU. The festival honors the culinary excellence of the region […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—–๐—ง ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ž๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”โ€™๐—ฆ ๐——๐—ข๐—•๐—ข๐—ก๐—š-๐—š๐—จ

Iloilo City has formalized its Sister City ties with Dobong-gu in Seoul, South Korea through a signing of Memorandum of Understanding on March 5, 2024 at the Iloilo City Hall. Dobong-gu Mayor Oh Eon-seok, who was with other delegates from Dobong-gu District Office, and Iloilo Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas led the signing of agreement. โ€œThis […]

๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜ร‘๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—จ๐——๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—™๐—™๐—œ, ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ช ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ž๐—˜๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—๐—ข๐—• ๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜

Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas commended the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI) and all other stakeholders for the recently concluded 51st Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta Festival. For the city mayor, this yearโ€™s celebration of the longest and biggest sailing race in Southeast Asia was filled with various activities and โ€œone of the most successful.โ€ “I congratulate the […]

๐—ฉ๐—”๐—–๐—จ๐—จ๐—  ๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—–๐—ž ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ก ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฆ

Iloilo City Government, through the General Services Office (GSO), will be utilizing a P5.8 million vacuum sweeper truck with a 2-cubic-meter water tank and a large 7-cubic-meter trash bin, totaling a 9-cubic-meter capacity, for street sweeping and sanitation of main thoroughfares in metro. “One of my main observations is that we need to replace the […]

๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—š๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—” ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—š๐—˜

The Paraw Regatta Festival takes center stage as it graces the front pages of renowned newspapers! This captivating festival has captured the hearts and attention of readers everywhere. Join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion and showcase the pride of Ilonggo culture! #ParawRegatta2024 #InTheWavesOfChange #RISEIloilo #UswagIloilo #UswagToTheNextLevel

๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ช๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—š๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—” ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐— ๐—”๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—–๐—˜

A total of 40 painted paraws have joined the Iloilo Guimaras Paraw Regatta Festival 2024 main sailing event held today. According to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treรฑas, the longest and biggest sailing race in Southeast Asia is not just a competition but also a showcase of the enduring Ilonggo spirit. “This festival is a platform […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ: ๐—” ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

Iloilo City, Philippines, has been awarded the prestigious UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, marking a significant achievement for the city. The Iloilo City Festival of Food, co-presented by MEGAWORLD and the Iloilo Convention & Visitors Bureau, will feature various participants including academe, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, local government units, NGOs, and many others. The celebration […]

๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž ๐‚๐šฐ๐“๐˜ ๐†๐Ž๐•โ€™๐“, ๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž ๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐šฐ๐Ž๐ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐•๐šฐ๐’๐šฐ๐“๐Ž๐‘๐’ ๐๐”๐‘๐„๐€๐” ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐Œ๐„๐†๐€๐–๐Ž๐‘๐‹๐ƒ ๐šฐ๐๐Š ๐Œ๐Ž๐€ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž ๐‚๐šฐ๐“๐˜ ๐…๐„๐’๐“๐šฐ๐•๐€๐‹ ๐Ž๐… ๐…๐Ž๐Ž๐ƒ

The Iloilo City Government, Iloilo Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB), and Megaworld signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the “Iloilo City Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy 2024” on April 26โ€“30, 2024. Mayor Jerry Treรฑas represented the city government, while ICVB President John Frederick S. Sarabia, Festive Walk Mall Manager Karmela Jesena, […]

๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ๐š๐ฌ

By Perla Lena February 27, 2024, 7:30 pm ILOILO CITYย โ€“ A five-day festival of food in April this year will be a venue to honor the culinary excellence of Western Visayas while serving as a platform to celebrate the victory of this city as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative City […]

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—š๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜†.

The Iloilo City Mice Center today announced the launching of the โ€œIloilo City Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 2024โ€ on April 26โ€“30, 2024. It aims at promoting the Cityโ€™s culinary heritage and supporting local food culture. Megaworld Iloilo and the Iloilo City Convention and Visitors Bureau will be co-presenters. In a […]

๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—œ๐—ก๐——๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐——๐—˜๐—ฉ’๐—ง ๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—˜๐——

Following Iloilo Cityโ€™s inclusion in the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network as Creative City of Gastronomy, a measure creating a permanent body that focuses on and ensures the advancement, expansion and promotion of the Ilonggo food culture is being proposed. Authored by City Councilor Rex Sabaria, the proposed ordinance specifically […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

MICE Chief of Staff Robert Madrid met with Tina Sudario of Sta. Barbara LGU presented about the general plan for the Iloilo City Festival of Food, a Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 24. This event is part of ICMC’s program of events and activities aimed at strengthening our gastronomy sector in particular, as well as […]

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—–๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ง

The Iloilo City MICE Center convened a meeting with the organizers and merchants of the Iloilo City Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 2024 last February 16, 2024. They discussed the event’s key aspects and paid an ocular visit to the locations at Festive Walk and K-town.

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—œ๐—  ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐——๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง

For Iloilo City to welcome more development in the future, a land reclamation project is needed. Inspired by the Dubai reclamation project he learned during his recent trip, Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas is hopeful that the proposed reclamation project for Iloilo City will be realized. โ€œI hope it can happen during our time para makit-an […]


Delighted to be the first city in the Philippines to be invited at the Dubai World Government Summit. Our innovative tree park network project caught their attention, and they expressed interest in learning more about our sustainable programs. #RISEIloilo #UswagIloilo #UswagToTheNextLevel

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—˜๐—ก๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

February 15, 2024 The Iloilo City MICE Center, led by MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., organized a meeting for all Iloilo City hotels, as well as IIEE Inc. representatives Engr. Trixie Mauriao, Engr. Jose Uriel Arancillo, and Bea Monique Robles. This meeting was organized to discuss preparations for the forthcoming midyear IIEE National Convention, […]

๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜ร‘๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐——๐—จ๐—•๐—”๐—œ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐—š๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—œ๐—ง

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas is currently in Dubai for the World Governments Summit (WGS) on February 12โ€“14 this year. The prestigious gathering of visionary leaders from cities around the world aims to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and collective action among mayors, city officials, and urban stakeholders. Treรฑas will be one of the panelists […]

๐—ฃ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿณ-๐—  ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ญ๐—” ๐— ๐—”๐—ž๐—˜๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ: ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐˜€

Monday, February 12, 2024 JARO PLAZA. The Iloilo City Government is committed to revitalizing public spaces, such as making district plazas more accessible to everyone. These areas serve as serene retreats for reflection and rejuvenation. The transformation of Jaro, Molo and Libertad plazas into dynamic, welcoming environments underscores the cityโ€™s dedication to fostering community engagement […]

๐— ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—–๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—š๐—˜๐—ฆ, ๐—–๐—ข๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—•๐—˜๐—ง๐—ช๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ, ๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—š๐—˜๐——

With everything coming back to normal after the pandemic, Consul General of China in Cebu Zhang Zhen has recommended for Iloilo City and its sister cities in China to have more people exchanges and cooperations. โ€œWe all know that during the pandemic years the exchange remains at a very low level. But now after pandemic, […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐—ง๐—› ๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ

The Iloilo City Government, Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI), and the local Chinese community launched the week-long Chinese New Year celebration with cultural exhibit at SM City Iloilo Event Center Feb. 6. Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, IFFI Chairman Judgee Peรฑa, IFFI President Allan Tan, Chinese New Year 2024 Chairman Roland Uy, Filipino Chinese Family Associations, […]

๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—ข๐—ก: ๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง; ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฒรฑ๐—ฎ๐˜€: ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ-๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฉโ€™โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜๐—ต

ILOILO City โ€“ The wait for the redevelopment of the Iloilo Commercial Port Complex (ICPC) here is over. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has finally awarded International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) a 25-year concession contract to develop and operate the port facility. Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, who also chairs the Infrastructure Development Committee of […]

๐— ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

As the Mayor of Iloilo City, I am honored and humbled to receive this remarkable achievement of passing the 2023 Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) assessment! The Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and adherence to COA’s accounting and auditing standards, as well as the Department’s Full […]

๐— ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€-๐˜๐—ผ-๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€

The Department of Tourism Region VI spearheaded the Western Visayas MICE Product Presentations and Business-to-Business Sessions held at Kingsford Hotel, Paraรฑaque, Metro Manila on January 22, 2024. The event is part of the DOT VI efforts in positioning Bacolod City, Boracay Island, Capiz and Iloilo City as the country’s premier destinations for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, […]

๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—ฌ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ

Indulge in the Flavors of Iloilo at the Food Fest as we celebrate the vibrant Dinagyang Festival and showcase why Iloilo is a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy! Join us for a mouthwatering journey through the rich culinary heritage of Iloilo, where every bite tells a story. From traditional delicacies to innovative fusion creations, experience […]

ONE VISAYAS EXPO 2024 Kicking off with a spectacular opening program, the ONE VISAYAS Expo 2024 sets the stage for a week-long celebration of the Visayan culture and heritage. With the collective efforts of the RDC, PCCI, DTI, DA, DOT, and NEDA in Region 6, in close coordination with its counterparts in Region 7 and […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผโ€™๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€

Byย Norman Cruz January 18, 2024, 11:00 pm Iloilo Cityโ€™s Dinagyang Festival 2024, which climaxes on Jan. 27 and 28, continues to offer more exciting events that further fortifies its standing as one of the countryโ€™s most-awaited festivities. For instance, the Dinagyang ILOmination Streetdance Competition and Floats Parade of Lights on Jan. 26 will have seven […]

๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—ฌ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก: ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก!

Get ready to light up the night at the DINAGYANG ILOMINATION! Join us on January 26 at 6 PM as the Ayala Area, SM City, and Megaworld come alive with the vibrant energy of the festival. This electrifying event is free for all, and everyone is invited to dance alongside the different tribes. Let’s unite […]

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—”๐—ก ๐—–๐—›๐—”๐— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ

The Iloilo City MICE Center, led by Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., met with Officer Angelluz Aguirre, representative of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), and Dawn Camigon, ECCP International Trade Officer. They addressed their three future activities, which will take place in Iloilo City this year in collaboration with the ICMC. […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฌ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ

Iloilo International Airport receives P190 million for repairs, maintenance Leo Solinap Published on: Jan 13, 2024, 10:24 pm ILOILO City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas thanked Senator Grace Poe for ensuring P190 million in funds to rehabilitate and maintain the Iloilo International Airport on Friday, January 12, 2024. “This amount will go to the following: the […]

๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—ฌ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฆ:

Treรฑas announces addt’l prize for Dinagyang school tribe champion The rains did not stop the official opening of Iloilo Dinagyang 2024 from happening on Jan. 12.No less than Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas led the opening salvo where he declared the official start of the world-class and Philippine’s best festival. “Without doubt, Dinagyang is […]

๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—ฌ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฉ๐—ข- ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—”๐—— ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก ๐—๐—”๐—ก๐—จ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฃ๐— 

Dinagyang season begins! We are advising the public to follow these re-routing plan for your convenience. ROUTE OF PARADE: From Iloilo Dinagyang Grandstand (Muelle Loney) – turn left Peralta Street – turn right JM Basa Street towards Fermin Caram Street to Casa Plaza (Iloilo Provincial Capitol) – turn left General Luna Street – turn left […]

๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—ฌ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฉ๐—ข- ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—”๐—— ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก ๐—๐—”๐—ก๐—จ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฃ๐— 

Dinagyang season begins! We are advising the public to follow these re-routing plan for your convenience. ROUTE OF PARADE: From Iloilo Dinagyang Grandstand (Muelle Loney) – turn left Peralta Street – turn right JM Basa Street towards Fermin Caram Street to Casa Plaza (Iloilo Provincial Capitol) – turn left General Luna Street – turn left […]

๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜ร‘๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜

BY MARY JOY CAVAร‘AS ILOILO City โ€“ Mayor Jerry Treรฑas called on Ilonggos to continue to unite for the cityโ€™s progress. โ€œSa mga pinalangga ko nga mgaย Ilonggo,ย aton padayunon ang pagbinuligay para sa padayun nga kauswagan sang aton syyudad,โ€ Treรฑas said in his 2023 Christmas message. He added, โ€œLike the vibrant Christmas trees and lanterns, let […]

๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ž๐—”๐—ฆ๐—”๐——๐—ฌ๐—”๐—›๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—” ๐—ž๐—”๐—•๐—”๐—ก๐—ช๐—”๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—”๐—ก

The Iloilo Provincial Government, headed by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., and Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI) officially kicked off the launch of Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahanan Festival today, Dec. 13, at SM City Iloilo Events Center. The event introduced the nine participating tribes: Saad Festival of Leganes; Katagman Festival of Oton; Pantat Festival of Zarraga; Cry […]

๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ: ๐Ÿต ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ช๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ž๐—”๐—ฆ๐—”๐——๐—ฌ๐—”๐—›๐—”๐—ก

Nine town festivals in Iloilo province will compete for the 2024 edition of โ€œKasadyahan sa mga Kabanwahananโ€ on January 26, 2024. Coming from different districts of Iloilo, the competing tribes are Kaing Festival of Leon; Kasag Festival of Banate; Saad Festival of Leganes; Katagman Festival of Oton; Tultugan Festival of Maasin; Banaag Festival of Anilao; […]

With more participants joining, the 2024 edition of the Dinagyang Food Festival promises a level up gastronomic experience to local and foreign visitors. According to Jay Treรฑas, chairman of the Food Festival Committee, the food fest will especially offer wide array of delectable local cuisine giving a full taste of why Iloilo City is designated […]

๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—— ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ

I am excited to announce that one of our book projects, the Flavours of Iloilo Cookbook has been awarded as BEST BOOK ON FOOD for the 2023 National Book Award. The Flavours of Iloilo Cookbook is truly a testimony of our rich culinary heritage as Ilonggos. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the National Book […]


Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas has been hailed first among the top-performing city mayors in the country. Treรฑas received an 93.07% rating in public office and public trust, according to a recent national performance survey of the RP-Mission and Development Foundation, Inc. (RPMD) conducted from September 20โ€“30, 2023. The RPMD, through its social media […]

๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—ฌ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐— ๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—” ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—š๐—จ๐—œ๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ

Excited to cover the country’s best tourism event in January 2024? Register now! Coverage Accreditation ID will be issued to active media practitioners affiliated with established/legitimate media organization/agency/association; photographers who are members of legitimate photographic associations; individual photographer-hobbyists with updated website, blog or social media account; and vlogger/bloggers with active and updated vlogs/blogs. Applicants should […]


November 30, 2023 The Western Visayas Philippine Experience Culture, Heritage, and Arts Caravans, led by DOT Sec. Christina Frasco, including tourism undersecretaries, national media, and influencers, warmly celebrated its second day with a dinner at the Regional Museum last night. The delegates were treated to a night of world-class Dinagyang and Ilumination performances, and festive […]

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—” ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜†

Vicente Salas When UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay announced on October 31, World Cities Day, the approval of 55 cities as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), Iloilo was the only Philippine city on the 2023 list โ€“ for Gastronomy. Philippine media glowed with congratulations, running accompanying photos of โ€œsignatureโ€ Ilonggo dishes: the […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฃ

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., and MICE Chief of Staff Robert Madrid attended the USAID Urban Connect, which is currently holding the Iloilo City Improvement Planning Workshop, along with the City Hall Department heads, national government representatives, and private sector representatives. The planning workshop aims to solicit insights on local priority concerns and proposed […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—š๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—— ๐—ž๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—”๐—š

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, through the National Gawad KALASAG Committee, has announced the list of awardees for the 23rd Gawad KALASAG Seal and Special Awards for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance for the Local DRRM Councils and Offices category. And ILOILO CITY listed as one of […]


Paleng QR is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to transform the way people pay for goods and services in Iloilo City. This innovative program, spearheaded by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), leverages the power of QR technology to promote cashless transactions and financial inclusion. This […]

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—–๐—”๐—›๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฃ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฑ๐—š ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—ž๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

November 16, 2023 The State Universities and Colleges Association of Hospitality and Tourism Educators of the Philippines Inc. (SUCAHTEP), the academe and industry’s partner in enhancing the capability of tourism and hospitality education, organized “The 2023 SUCAHTEP International 5G Convention and Skills Competition”. MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. graced the event and delivered his […]

Ilonggo dishes give Iloilo spot in UN โ€˜creative citiesโ€™

By:ย Dexter Cabalzaย – Reporter Food is where the heart is. Iloilo City is the latest metropolis in the country to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizationโ€™sย (Unesco) Creative Cities Network (UCCN), thanks to its gastronomic offerings. A total of 55 new cities worldwide joined the UCCN, following their designation by Unesco Director General Audrey […]

๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—™๐—จ๐—Ÿ ๐—›๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง, ๐——๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜: ๐—” ๐—๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

I’m humbled and immensely grateful for the continuous support of my fellow Ilonggos, particularly in Iloilo City. Topping the “Boses ng Bayan” performance survey for city mayors in Western Visayas is not just a recognition, it’s a validation of the hard work and dedication of every individual in the City Government. Our journey to the […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ง ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ก๐—”๐—งโ€™๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ž๐—˜ ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•

Iloilo City, the Philippineโ€™s โ€œBike Capitalโ€ and two-time Gold Awardee for both the Mobility Awards and Bike Lane Awards, has been chosen to host this yearโ€™s National Bike Day Awards and Recognition on Nov. 24 to 26. Some 3,000 bike enthusiasts from around the country are expected to converge for this event. Exciting activities in […]

๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—ฉ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜†

Iloilo City is the Philippinesโ€™ first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy as announced via a press release last October 31, 2023. The recognition is granted to applicant cities for their culinary history, tradition, culture, and identity โ€“ which integrates education, science and technology, crafts and farming industries, and environmental endeavors that contributed to the sustainable […]

๐—ฆ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—”๐— ๐—”๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—” ๐—•๐—จ๐—š๐—”๐—ก๐—”: ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—™๐—จ๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š๐—ฆ

“Bugana”, is a hiligaynon word that means abundant or plentiful. We, as Ilonggos, have it innately within us to be grateful, a culturally known practice that we do in times of overflowing fulfillment and prosperity. This is what emanated as the Iloilo City Government, headed by Mayor Jerry Treรฑas hosted a thanksgiving event called the […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜†

OFFICIAL STATEMENT Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas November 11, 2023 Re: Iloilo City as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy “To my fellow Ilonggos, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for helping the city become what it is today. The city government can only do so much, but because of your willingness […]

๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—˜๐—– ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ, ๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ง๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), through its Assistant Director-General for Cultural Sector Ernesto Ottone R., congratulates and welcomes Iloilo City to the Creative Cities Network (CCN) as Creative City of Gastronomy. Iloilo is the very first city in the Philippines to make it to the gastronomy category, and the country’s lone […]

๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—œ๐—— ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—•๐—”๐—ก ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, along with MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., had a zoom meeting with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID), led by the Chief of Party, Dr. Alex Brillantes, Objective 1 Lead for USAID, Mr. Caloi Enriquez, Objective 2 Lead for USAID, Dr. Maria Fe Mendoza, and COR, Jay De […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜†

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) โ€”ย Iloilo City is the latest Philippine metropolis to join the list of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), thanks to its gastronomic offerings. UNESCO on Tuesday said the country’s “food haven” is now among the 350 cities in the network representing various creative fields: crafts and folk art, design, film, […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข

Iloilo City in the Visayas region was designated as a โ€œCreative City of Gastronomyโ€ by UNESCO, the very first city in the Philippines to join the category. In aย press releaseย on Oct. 31, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizationย said 55 cities joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) on World Cities Day. โ€œNew cities […]

๐—๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก: ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—š๐—ข ๐—–๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง

“Two of our book projects were nominated, the Iloilo Art Book and the Flavours of Iloilo Cookbook. They both went through the regionals and Flavors of Iloilo Cookbook made it to the nationals as finalist for the National Book Awards (NBA) 2023. Thank you to the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and Manila Critics Circle […]

๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฑ! ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜†

MANILA, Philippines โ€“ Iloilo City bagged a spot on UNESCOโ€™s Creative Cities Network, representing the field of gastronomy, UNESCO announced on Tuesday, October 31. It is the very first city in the Philippines to make it to the networkโ€™s gastronomy category. Iloilo City had been vying for the title for two years prior. The city […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—ฌ

I am proud to share that Iloilo City, proclaimed as Creative City of Gastronomy by the UNESCO on World Cities Day and is among the 55 cities who are now part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), following its designation by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. This shows Iloilo City’s strong commitment to harnessing culture […]

๐—ฃ๐—› ๐—ก๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—ก ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐——๐—ฆ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ก๐—”๐—งโ€™๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช

The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) is holding its 2023 National Convention in Iloilo City again particularly at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) in Mandurriao district. With the theme, “Gearing Up for Global Health Challenges with Renewed Vitality,โ€ the convention kicks off today with around 2, 500 nurses from across the country in attendance. It mainly […]

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—–๐—œ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—”๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—š๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

The Iloilo City MICE Center, led by MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., called a meeting for all the hotels here in Iloilo City along with the representatives of the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. Iloilo-Panay Chapter, PSA President Dr. Marco Victorio Fermindoza, Secretary Mercy Yanson, Dr. Beverly Biaoco-Young, and Dr. Joann Castillon. This meeting […]

๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—›๐—˜๐—”๐—— ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ’๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—จ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜

Today was a day filled with dedication and forward-thinking as we chart the path of progress for our cherished Iloilo City. Our City Architect and CSWDO shared updates on our ICARE program and the status of the curfew for minors. We’re committed to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for our young residents. Fruitful discussions […]

๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž-๐—ง๐—ข-๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ; ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜€ ๐Ÿณ ๐—–๐— ๐—–๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€, ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ช๐—ฉโ€™๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—จ๐—–

ILOILO City โ€“ This southern city remains to be Western Visayasโ€™ most competitive and most improved highly urbanized city (HUC) for 2023. The awards were given during the recent Philippine Creative Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Congress by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) โ€“ Region 6 held here. Iloilo City was the biggest winner […]

๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—›๐—”๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—ก ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ž๐—˜ ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ: ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ข๐—š๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก?

On the first day, November 24 (Friday), dive into the excitement of the Bike Expo, where you can explore the different stores offering all your cycling essentials. Immerse yourself in the rich history of cycling at the Bike Exhibit, witnessing the captivating evolution of bicycles over the years. As the sun sets, don’t miss the […]

๐—” ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

Today was a day of unwavering dedication and forward-thinking progress for our beloved city. Presided over a meeting with the contractors responsible for the Legislative Building’s renovation to ensure we stay on schedule, and it’s disheartening to hear about yet another delay. We are committed to delivering the best facilities for our residents. It was […]

๐—˜๐—ซ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—š๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—™๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—— ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ก๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช๐—ฆ

I’m thrilled to see that Iloilo City was featured once again in Panay News as we have been recognized and awarded! We clinched a total of 7 accolades at the 2023 Philippine Creative Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Congress by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Region 6. Here’s to a brighter future for […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ: ๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—— ๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—”๐—— ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—  ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—˜

Honored and proud to announce that we are the pioneer city of the Lunsod Lunsad Program with the Project “Capacity Building on Creative Entrepreneurship”. This is a testament to our city’s commitment to supporting and developing our creative industries. Confident that this program will be a valuable resource for our creative and innovative entrepreneurs extending […]

๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

Today, I had an essential meeting with our dedicated police personnel who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of our residents. Our police force is at the forefront of maintaining law and order in our beloved city. Their commitment to duty is unwavering. We discussed strategies, shared ideas, and reinforced our partnership to […]


The Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion (LEDIP) Office, in collaboration with the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO), and BDO Foundation held a Completion Ceremony for the 3rd Batch of 22 Uswag Negosyo Academy (UNA) trainees at the City Mayor’s Office, City Hall Oct. 10. The market vendors have completed six sessions of training to […]

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—”๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง: ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—ฌ๐—”๐—ก๐—š

The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival has earned another distinction when it was proclaimed as grand winner for Best Cultural Festival (City Category) during the prestigious Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) Pearl Awards held in Boracay last Oct. 5, 2023. For Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI) executive director Joyce Clavecillas, reaping awards one after […]

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก & ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐——: ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐—–๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ

October 6, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. attended the opening of the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) in Iloilo City, Philippines, where three exhibitions were opened, dubbed “Proven & Printed: ILOMOCA Print Festival.” The exhibitions, in partnership with the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Off Centre Creative Initiatives, and Rolling Paper Press, […]

๐—”๐——๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ช ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—–๐—œ๐—จ๐——๐—”๐—— ๐——๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข

October 5, 2023 MICE staff represented MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., at the launch of Adlaw sang Ciudad de Iloilo 2023. This event celebrates the artistry of Ilonggos in the fields of theater, music, visual arts, and dancing. This event, themed Hugyaw: Adlaw Ta Ini Mga Ilonggo, serves as a precursor to the Iloilo […]

๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ž๐—˜ ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ: ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐——๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก & ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

What better place to celebrate National Bike Day than in the Bike Capital of the Philippines? It’s official! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the grandest bike event in the nation, happening right here in Iloilo City on November 26 in partnership with DOTr, Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc., and SM City Iloilo. Join us […]

๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐— ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ

Proud to share our city’s progress at the Philippine Creative Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Congress: -Economic Dynamism: Up from 18th (2021) to 4th (2023) -Government Efficiency: top 2 -Innovation: From 12th (2022) to 4th (2023) -Top 4 overall most competitive for Highly Urbanized City and Top 1 Outside NCR Congratulations Iloilo City! Thank you for […]

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