Tangke, the famed saltwater lagoon found in the island of Gigantes Sur in northern Iloilo, will be closed for rehabilitation, according to Carles Mayor Salagunting Betita. "We will not allow the entry of tourists to Tangke for the months of August and September so we can clean it," Betita said.
Tourism & Travel
The first-ever full length Hiligaynon film titled Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako (I am Thirsty, I am Hungry) will be shown in Iloilo City on July 1, 2016 after a surviving copy was successfully restored in France. As part of the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016, the movie that was directed by Quirino “Quin” Baterna and Leonardo Q. Belen will have its premiere at the Cinematheque Iloilo on Solis Street.
Tourist arrivals in Iloilo province increased by 29.36% last year compared to the year 2014. Data from the Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office show that tourist arrivals in 2015 reached 206,204 higher than the 2014 data of 159,398.
Transport leaders from Iloilo province headed by Proceso Parreño (3rd from left) meet with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. to ask for his help regarding their problem resulting from the closure of a transport terminal in Tagbak, Jaro, on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Defensor called on the city government to give a provisional authority to the terminal operator while they are still trying to resolve the conflict in order to address the concerns of the transport groups and the commuters from the province.
ILOILO - Junior Chamber International Iloilo Ilang-Ilang and the provincial government, through the Gender and Development Unit, will organize the 1st All About Her Season 2 Product Expo. The exposition featuring the services and products of the Federation of Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) in the province will be on November 3-6 in Iloilo Provincial Capitol grounds.