16 Facts About Iloilo


Iloilo occupies a major southeast portion of the Visayan island of Panay and is bordered by the province of Antique to the west, Capiz to the north, the Jintotolo Channel to the northeast, the Guimaras Strait to the east, and the Iloilo Strait and Panay Gulf to the southwest.

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Iloilo is renowned for its rich history and culture, which has resulted in the preservation of numerous old Spanish-era historic sites, including the Miag-ao Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Philippines, and San Joaquin Campo Santo, which, along with San Joaquin Church and Santa Barbara Church, has been recognized as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines.

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Iloilo experienced severe devastation during the events of World War II.

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Hiligaynon is concentrated in the city of Iloilo and surrounding areas, as well as the northeastern portion of the province, Guimaras and the Negros Island, as well as the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and North Cotabato in Soccsksargen, Mindanao.

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Iloilo's economy is vibrant, because of good political will and the cooperation of the Ilonggos.

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Southern Iloilo's economy is mostly based on tourism because of the century-old churches and colonial buildings and its beaches and marine reserves especially in Guimbal, Miagao and San Joaquin towns.

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Iloilo is home to two of the nation's cultural minorities the Sulod-Bukidnon and the Ati.

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Basa Street in Iloilo City, was once the main commercial center of the city during the Imperial Spanish and American periods.

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Airport serves the Province of Iloilo, including its capital city, Iloilo City, the regional center of the Western Visayas region in the Philippines.

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Port of Iloilo, considered the leader of trade and a commercial hub for Western Visayas is one of the safest natural seaports in the Philippines.

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Iloilo is one of the most accessible provinces in the Philippines.

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Iloilo can be reached by plane on regular commercial international flights from Hong Kong and Singapore to the Iloilo International Airport.

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Flights to Iloilo are served by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and TigerAir.

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The Iloilo Airport is located approximately 19 kilometers or 20 minutes away by taxi from Iloilo City.

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Province of Iloilo, including the city of Iloilo, is the center of education in the Western Visayas region.

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Kaya F C –Iloilo is a Filipino professional football club based in Iloilo City.

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