Exploring the Land of Ilonggos

One of the most celebrated cities in the Philippines is the city of Iloilo. It is known for its Dinagyang Festival that is celebrated every fourth Sunday of January that is in honour of the Sto. Nino. I haven’t been there during this time of the year but I’ve been to Iloilo during the non-peak season.

It was during the mid-week of November, last year, when my officemate and I decided to go to Boracay for a post-birthday celebration. And our route to Boracay was via Iloilo. And so, we had the chance to take a glimpse of Iloilo for just one day.

Based on that short trip, I could say that Iloilo is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been. The history of the place, being colonized by the Spaniards, was preserved and yet the Filipino hospitality is still practiced. We even get to meet a very hospital priest as we had a tour inside this very old Catholic Church in Jaro, Iloilo. We learned a lot of facts about Iloilo and it was a very educational short-lived trip around the city.