Visit Pavia

3,804 hectares of prime farmland, Pavia is a small town located 15 minutes away for the Iloilo City Proper. Historically, founded in 1862, it became a part of Santa Barbara in 1901 and then a part of Iloilo City in 1904 and finally became a suburb of the district of Jaro. By 1921, Pavia became […]

Tigbauan Church: A Churrigueresque Church

Having been colonized by Spain for more than three centuries, the presence of undoubtedly beautiful churches is not new in Iloilo. Aside from the world-renowned Miag-ao Church, there are other churches that you should not miss in the province. One of which is the San Juan Sahagun Parish Church in the town of Tigbauan, Iloilo. […]

Miag-ao Church: The Grandeur of Iloilo

For more than 200 years, Miag-ao Church have defied all the earthquakes and typhoons. Miag-ao Chruch, how most people commonly call the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova in the town of Miag-ao in Iloilo Province is another pride of Iloilo. Finished in 1797 after 10 years of hard labour, this grandeur of Iloilo has […]

JARO CATHEDRAL: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles

JARO CATHEDRAL Built in 1864, the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles is more informally known as the Jaro Cathedral. In that same year, the district of Jaro was named by Pope Pius IX as a diocese by His Grace Mariano Cuartero who was the first bishop of the district. After the church […]


A belfry or more commonly known as a bell tower or a campanario in the Philippines usually comes along as a package with the church. It houses the church bells used to call the people for mass or to signal important events and during the Spanish colonization, it served as a perfect watch tower against […]

Plaza Libertad

Formerly known as Plaza Alfonso XII, the Plaza Libertad is one the six plazas scattered among the districts of Iloilo City. Most, if not all of the plazas found in the city are of Spanish influence. The plazas are beautifully landscaped and are surrounded by essential establishment such as a town center, a police station, […]

Molo Church: “The Feminist Church”

Molo Church: “The Feminist Church” St. Anne Parish Church, generally known as Molo Church is probably the second most popular and visually artistic church in the Province of Iloilo after Miag-ao Church, which is listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The Gothic designed church is located in the District of Molo, Iloilo City, […]

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles)

Jaro’s celebration of the Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles) every February 2 is well known in the Philippines. The fiesta features pageantry with a fiesta queen from one of the prominent families of the place, and a cockfight at the Iloilo Coliseum, where cockfighting aficionados from all over […]