Iloilo Provincial Government website

August 2015

Metrobank Names 2 Outstanding Ilongga Teachers

Create: 08/12/2015 - 10:46

ILOILO — Out of 467 teachers who participated in the nationwide 2015 Search for Outstanding Teachers of Metrobank Foundation, two Ilonggos made it to the top ten. Joining the rank of 336 teachers the foundation honored since 1985 were Rejie F. Palmos of West Visayas State University-Integrated Laboratory School and Dr. Myrna Libutaque of Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas Campus.

29 Boats Grounded For Trawl Fishing

Create: 08/12/2015 - 10:43

ILOILO — The owners and crews of 29 fishing boats here were slapped with sanctions and complaints for using trawl within the municipal waters of San Dionisio, Concepcion, Carles, Estancia and Barotac Viejo earlier this month. Using trawl to catch fish is prohibited 15 kilometers from the coastline of any municipality in the country as provided in Section 90 of Republic Act 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998. 

Bantay Dagat Nets 12 Groups of Illegal Fishers

Create: 08/18/2015 - 15:19
Bantay Dagat Nets 12 Groups of Illegal Fishers

ILOILO - Twelve of groups of illegal fishers have been arrested by the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force off the coast of Concepcion here this week. Reports from PO3 Charlie Asturias said that these fishermen were caught using fine mesh nets and active gears within the municipal waters of Concepcion, a direct violation of Sections 86 and 90 of Republic Act 8550, respectively.

Defensor Cites Vital Role of Public Info Officers

Create: 08/20/2015 - 11:53
Defensor cites vital role of public info officers

Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. inducts the new set of officers of Information Officers of Iloilo (IOI) headed by its president Nereo Lujan (2nd from left) of the Iloilo provincial government’s Public Information and Community Affairs Office (PICAO) at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Defensor made the statement after he inducted into office the new set of officers of the Information Officers of Iloilo (IOI) and the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO) Iloilo at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Distribution of Land Titles with Sen. Drilon and Gov. Defensor.

Create: 08/21/2015 - 12:05
Distribution of land titles with Sen. Drilon, Gov. Defensor, et al

A recipient receives his land title from Senate President Franklin Drilon during a ceremonial program at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) distributed land titles to more than 1,000 recipients in the province of Iloilo. Also in photo are (from left) DENR Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio, Jr., Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and First District Rep. Richard Garin.

Iloilo Attractions


  • ST. JOHN OF SAHAGUN PARISH CHURCH in Tigbauan, Iloilo is of Mexican plateresque architectural style. The present church was built under the supervision of Father Fernando Martin in 1867. In 1994, under the direction Rev. Fr. EleuterioRojo Carton, the interior of the church was renovated with a wide array of carefully laden tiles mosaics.

Iloilo's Firsts

Perhaps, no other province in the Philippines has a record of so many "FIRSTS' as the province of Iloilo. The following list is by no means complete:
  1. Iloilo is site of the Malayan landing in the Philippines, according to the Maragtas Legend.Photo from the Provincial Library and Archives