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The Nelly Gardens: Iloilo’s QUEEN of Heritage Houses

June 24, 2013 – 9:25 pm | 5 Comments
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Undoubtedly Iloilo’s Queen of Heritage Houses, the Nelly Garden gained an iconic status representing the old grandeur of the city. Within its elegant halls, important personalities dined on sumptuous feasts and danced in grand balls. …

Iloilo City honors Señor Sto. Niño de Arevalo

January 20, 2013 – 8:40 pm |
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Iloilo City celebrated the annual feast of the Sto Niño through Masses, processions, merry-making and praying to the image of the Child Jesus. At Villa Arevalo, where the highlight of the celebrations is the 3rd …

Iloilo City celebrates Diamond Jubilee

August 27, 2012 – 8:52 pm |
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Iloilo City’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations reached its climax last Saturday with a 16,000 strong civic parade at the old downtown. Contingents from local and national government agencies, schools, the private sector, and NGOs come together …

UPDATE: The International Hotel Restoration

August 21, 2012 – 11:17 pm | 7 Comments
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Last May, the much awaited restoration of Iloilo City’s downtown icon, the 3-storey Eusebio Villanueva Building or International Hotel, started. The largest undertaking done to date by the Iloilo Cultural and Heritage Foundation Inc., the …

Ilonggos and Visitors flock Esplanade’s explosive opening

August 19, 2012 – 1:47 pm | 10 Comments
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It was a whole day of fun, excitement and entertainment at yesterday’s opening of the Iloilo Esplanade. Music, dance, fireworks, and a dragon boat exhibition game were the prime activities during the opening. The beautiful …

City to highlight its Charter Day this August

July 30, 2011 – 1:42 pm | One Comment
City to highlight its Charter Day this August

Kicking the month-long celebration last July 15, Iloilo City Charter Day will reach its climax on August 25 with a list of exciting activities.
Iloilo City through its celebration of the Charter Day aims to create …