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

  • 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 ...

  • Garbage Booms Set Up To Keep Iloilo River Clean

    Garbage Booms Set Up To Keep Iloilo River Clean

    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 ...

  • Cimatu Picks W. Visayas As Role Model In Environmental Management

    Cimatu Picks W. Visayas As Role Model In Environmental Management

    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 ...