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CITY OF ILOILO (ILOILO)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:    bordered by the towns of Oton in the east, Pavia  in the north, Leganes in the northeast and the Iloilo Strait in its eastern and southern coastline.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Iloilo International Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
International Port at Loboc, the Domestic Port at Fort San Pedro, the Muelle Loney Port serving the Iloilo to Bacolod trips and the Ortiz Port serving the Iloilo to Guimaras trips.
   
Major road networks:   Diversion Road, Mcarthur Drive, Iznart

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
pronounced wet season from June throughout November; then dry season from December to May.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Amigo Terrace Hotel, Century 21 Hotel, Days Hotel, Highway 21 Hotel, Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo Business Hotell, Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo Midtown Hotel, La Fiesta Hotel, Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, The Residence Hotel

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Molo Church, Jaro Cathedral, Jaro Belfry, St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary, University of San Agustin, Villa Lizares/Angelicum School, Distrito Jaro, Archbishop's Palace, Calle Real, Museo Iloilo, Muelle Loney, Arroyo Fountain, Casa Montinol y Sanson, Jaro Evangelical Church, Doane Baptist Church, La Villa Rica de Arevalo, Magdalena Jalandoni Residence, Panay Liberation Marker, Plaza Libertad, Rosendo Mojica Museum

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
January - Dinagyang Festival, February - Jaro/Candelaria Fiesta, Paraw Regatta

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Ilonggo

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Capiznon, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:  
Jaime Sin

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:  
PLDT, INNOVE, BayanTel, Smart Communications, Globe Telecom and Sun Cellular

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Robinsons Place, Amigo Mall, SM City
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drugstore, National Bookstore
    Entertainment venues:  
Paseo Iloilo, Paseo de Arcangeles

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco De Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation,  Development Bank of the Philippines,  EastWest Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Malayan Bank, Metro Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications,  Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Phiippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia,  Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank, UCPB Savings Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  
ABE International College of Business and Accountancy, AMA Computer University, Central Philippine University, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, University of Iloilo, University of San Agustin

HOSPITALS:  
Western Visayas Medical Center, West Visayas State University Medical Center, Amosup-Seamen'ns Hospital-Iloilo, St. Paul's Hospital, Iloilo Mission Hospital, Iloilo Doctor's Hospital Inc., St. Therese-MTC College Hospital, Great Saviour International Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:   334

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Iloilo Technohub, Iloilo Business Park, Plazuela de Iloilo, Robinsons Place Iloilo, Amigo Mall, Iloilo Commercial Development Corp. Building, SMCI IT Center
    Government agencies / branch offices:  
BI, BIR, DTI, LTO, NBI, SSS

LINKS:  
http://www.iloilo.gov.ph, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iloilo_City

 

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