Handpainted tomb making heads turn in Iloilo cemetery

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/26/2021

CEBU, Philippines—Every year in the first two days of November, it is a tradition for Filipinos to take a day or two to clean the graves of their departed loved ones. The celebration of the day of…

Black wedding in Iloilo defies tradition making their wedding one of a kind

Immae Lachica 12/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A bride’s wedding gown defying traditions makes their wedding truly one of a kind. A big black wedding gown spoke volumes during Gerald and Daryl Jetonzo’s wedding in Iloilo City last December 12, 2020.…

Iloilo City’s Rabiya Mateo is Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Katrina Hallare 10/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Rabiya Mateo  of Iloilo City was named Miss Universe Philippines 2020 during the pageant’s coronation ceremonies held at the Baguio Country Club on Sunday. First runner-up was Maria Ysabella Ysmael of Parañaque City while…

Stranded folk from Western Visayas may now go home

09/17/2020

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Stranded residents from Western Visayas can now go home after the national task force overseeing the government response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) partially lifted the suspension of travel to the…

321 residents evacuated amid power barge oil spill in Iloilo City

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Inquirer Visayas 07/04/2020

ILOILO CITY — More than 300 residents living along the coastal areas here were evacuated on Saturday amid an oil spill from a power barge that was damaged by an explosion on Friday. The Iloilo City Risk…

Iloilo’s historic hotel shuts doors

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/30/2020

ILOILO CITY—A historic hotel in Iloilo City has decided to stop its operation amid economic uncertainties brought on by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Mansion Iloilo, formerly the Sarabia Manor Hotel, which has been operating…

‘Ursula’ survivors greet New Year with simple celebration at evacuation center

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/01/2020

ILOILO CITY — The elementary school classroom was still plunged in darkness. But typhoon evacuees at the Culasi Elementary School in Roxas City still celebrated the coming of the new year with simple gatherings. “We had roasted…

Iloilo City’s Fr. Billones is Cebu’s new auxiliary bishop

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Archdiocese of Cebu has a new auxiliary bishop. The Vatican named on Tuesday, July 16, Fr. Midyphil Billones of Iloilo City as the new auxillary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu. Billones, 50,…

Nursing topnotcher admits she isn’t studious

Immae Lachica 06/26/2019

Cebu City, Philippines–Ceilo Jimenea Centeno admits she doesn’t know how to study. That’s why it came as a surprise to her when she learned she was among the topnotchers in the recent June 2019 Nursing Licensure Examinations.…

Cebu City Niños top dancesports competition of Batang Pinoy 2019 Visayas Regional Finals

Mars G. Alison 02/26/2019

  ILOILO CITY, Philippines – Team Cebu City Niños ruled the dancesports competition of the Batang Pinoy 2019 Visayas Regional Finals held at the Holy Rosary Academy here.  The dancing Niños secured a total of five gold…

Quake disrupts Iloilo City classes

Inquirer.net 11/05/2018

CLASSES in all levels in Iloilo City were suspended Monday morning after a 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the city. In a post on the official Facebook page of the government of Iloilo City, Mayor Jose Espinosa III ordered…

DILG installs new IloIlo City mayor

Inquirer.net 10/30/2017

ILOILO CITY — Iloilo City has a new mayor. Officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) served the dismissal order on Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog around noon on Monday. Anthony Nuyda, DILG…

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