Iloilo River Esplanade

Iloilo City, Iloilo

Iloilo River Esplanade is a park development on one of the riverbanks of Iloilo River in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Philippines. It serves as a recreation area and an attraction for the locals and visitors. It was opened to the public on August 18, 2012.

The esplanade project stretches 1.2 Kilometers from Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue to Carpenter's Bridge in Mandurriao District. It ...

was designed by the architect Paolo Alcazaren, who also designed the Singapore quay and river esplanade.  Wiki

Iloilo River Esplanade News

  • Side Trip During WordCamp Iloilo Philippines 7 Best Things To Do In A 3-Hour City

    Side Trip During WordCamp Iloilo Philippines 7 Best Things To Do In A 3-Hour City

    On the verge of being a first-timer in Asia's City of Love, I and my companions hired a van for a 3-hour city tour which costs at approximately PHP 1,500 and these are the 7 things we explored and savored each leading experience for all of us and few others activities whilst the event:

  • Iloilo Citys River Rehab Project Wins Galing Pook Award

    Iloilo Citys River Rehab Project Wins Galing Pook Award

    Iloilo City's river rehabilitation project won the prestigious Galing Pook Award.

    The Iloilo-Batiano River Development Project was hailed as one of the 10 outstanding local governance programs this year.

    Mayor Jose Espinosa III received a Galing Pook marker and a check worth P100 thousand at Novotel Manila Araneta Center in Quezon City on Thursday, Oct. 11

    The river rehabilitation project was the city's sole entry to the 2018 Galing Pook Awards.

    According to Espinosa, the project started in 2011.

    The city government relocated thousands of informal settlers along waterways to hou ...

  • DENR Halts Balling Of Mangroves

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will no longer allow the transplanting of mangroves as part of the expansion of the Iloilo River park project.

    "This will be stopped. Transplanting mangroves results to a very low survival rate," said

    Jim Sampulna, DENR director for Western Visayas.

    The multi-million expansion project of the Iloilo Esplanade has been criticized both by environmentalists and residents who warned about the destruction of the mangroves.

    A pet project of Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon, the river park, patterned after the Singapore Quay and des ...

  • Over 50 Giant Lanterns Adorn Iloilo River Esplanade

    Over 50 Giant Lanterns Adorn Iloilo River Esplanade

    More than 50 giant lanterns accentuate the magnificent view of the Iloilo River, reviving the Filipino tradition of hanging "parols" during Christmas season.

    "We would like to showcase Iloilo River, our natural resource, which we are truly proud of," said Mayor Jose Espinosa III following the opening of the first ever Iloilo City Giant Lantern Festival on Monday evening, December 11.

    Espinosa said he would like families to appreciate the beauty of the river, make it a preferred venue for families to stroll, and at the same time highlight the "parol" this Yuletide.

    He said it has been ...

  • 7 Days In Panay Island Philippines

    7 Days In Panay Island Philippines

    Panay Island is the gateway to Boracay, the Philippines' most famous beach destination. However, not many people know that Panay itself is a destination in its own right and has so much to offer. If you have 7 days in Panay, you may choose to explore its 4 provinces Aklan, Antique, Iloilo and Capiz. With our 7-day suggested itinerary, you would have a real taste of this charming island and you will be introduced to its best attractions. You can absolutely make any changes you like, to adapt the tour to your preferences.

  • Iloilos Eclectic Expressions

    Iloilos Eclectic Expressions

    Ask any jaded traveler on his ideal destination and, chances are, hell tell you he loves the place with the perfect blend of the old and the new facets of a provincial urban center.

    Such is the case of Iloilo City, which is an eclectic mix of old world charm and a bustling metropolis living side by side.

    Widely known for the sought-after world-famous Dinagyang Festival, it first became a city during the Spanish era and was bestowed by Queen Regent Maria Cristina the title La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciudad (The Most Loyal and Noble City).

    It was later called Queen Regents City in the South be ...