The Capitol Building in Iloilo referred to as the "Casa Real" or Royal House during the Spanish times was built in 1840. The "Casa Real" was the residence of the alcalde-mayor or governor, then the highest Spanish Official in Iloilo.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. (2nd from left) tours the nine Philippine Ambassadors to Europe at the Casa Real de Iloilo after their courtesy call yesterday, Jan. 14, 2016. The delegation accompanied by Office of European Affairs Asst. Sec. Ma. Cleofe R. Natividad (3rd from right) are having their two-day appreciation tour of the city and province of Iloilo.