Iloilo City Hall

OUR MAYOR Educational Attainment Grade School -Assumption – Iloilo (1972 – 1978) High School -University of the Philippines in the Visayas – High School in Iloilo (1978 – 1982) College -Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences West Visayas State University (1982 – 1986) Executive Program in Public Administration Harvard University, U.S.A (2003) Masters in Public […]

City council okays P7.4-M supplemental budget

ILOILO CITY, April 22 (PNA) -– The Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved without cut the P7.415 million General Fund Supplemental Budget No. 1 for 2014 but rejected the Local Economic Enterprise (LEEO) Supplemental Budget No. 1 for 2014 amounting to P15.34 million as payment to the Panay Electric Company (PECO) for electricity consumption from December 2012 […]

City hall gives summer job to 230 students

ILOILO CITY, April 21 (PNA)– The city government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are jointly fielding a total of 230 college students to the different offices of the Iloilo City Hall and barangay halls to work for 20 days during the summer season starting April 21, 2014. Ma. Elena Benitez, chief of […]

Iloilo City Political and Socio-Economic History

Brief History A. Origin of Name The name “Iloilo City” was derived from “irong-irong”, a reference to the native word “irong” which means “nose”. The name took after the nose-like configuration of the main settlement area during the pre-Spanish period as so shaped by the Iloilo River. Chinese traders who frequent the area and who […]

Old Provincial Capitol Restoration

Sitting across the street opposite to one of Iloilo City’s oldest hotels, Casa Plaza, is The Old Provincial Capitol of Iloilo known during the Spanish colonial period as Casa Real. Built in 1840, it was originally made of wood and stones. It officially became the capitol when the civil government of the province of Iloilo […]