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
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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 ...
The Iloilo city government through the City Agriculture Office has the installation of garbage boom in bodies of water here to track the barangays which are sources of garbage found in Iloilo River.
Romulo Pangantihon, city agriculturist, said that his office started the fabrication of garbage boom last Monday.
Garbage boom is a floating barrier that catches floating debris in the water.
The garbage booms were installed in Barangays Bakhaw and Bolilao in Mandurriao District here, particularly in the vicinities of Dungon Creek.
This is an order of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabil ...
Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday said that he chose Western Visayas to be the country's role model in terms of environmental management.
"I was very much impressed with the environmental protection measures that the office here is doing and the local government units," he said.
Cimatu, who met with the officials of the DENR-6 at noontime, recalled that he was talking with the bureau chiefs of the department after he was appointed by the president as environment secretary last week when he decided to choose a region to become a ...
Before the Iloilo River Esplanade was opened on August 18, 2012, huge effort was done in order to make the ambitious idea of transforming a once neglected area of Iloilo City into a recreational place. It turned out just as planned and it is now a go-to-spot in the city.
The attraction that captivates visitors and regulars alike to the Esplanade is the Iloilo River. Once neglected, the transformation work was gradually undertaken together with the development of the Esplanade yet the work is far from over.
Rehabilitating the Iloilo River
"Once home to seabirds, native fish and wild ma ...
I was in Iloilo 5 months ago with a group of friends (will write about it some other time) for a vacation and just 5 days ago I went back for an overnight stay just to attend one of my closest friends' wedding in Pototan. My departure from Manila was at 1PM 29-November and I arrived in Iloilo International Airport just one and a half hours later. Donna's wedding is on the next day, the 30th.
Since it was my first time traveling that far solo, my initial plan was to just stay at the Circle Inn hotel until I check out the next day for the wedding.
Although days before my trip I actually wa ...