Iloilo News

  • Cabugao Gamay Island The Face Of Islas De Gigantes

    Cabugao Gamay Island has been the popular face of Islas de Gigantes ever since it first went viral online causing for it to be often mistaken as the Islas de Gigantes itself. For the record, this small island is just one of the many islands in Islas de Gigantes.

    Cabugao is divided into two huge masses of rock formations with bursting vegetation of coconut trees on the sandbar that connects both rocks. Its beauty can compete with other white beaches in the country, but what makes this a chart-topper is the peaceful island vibe it flourishes. The island is uninhibited, but a mini store is the ...

  • Iloilo Capitol All Set For Oct 8 Tree-planting

    Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. is again inviting socio-civic organizations and employees of National Government agencies to join the Provincial Government's 17th Pyesta sang Kakahuyan tree-planting activity this Saturday, October 8, 2016.

    Around 8,000 seedlings of fruit and forest trees will be planted on a 8-hectare forest reserve in Barangay Sta. Rita, Maasin, Iloilo which is part of the Maasin Watershed Area.

    Participants in the tree-planting activity are advised to assemble at the Provincial Capitol grounds from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The caravan will take off at 6:30 a.m. from th ...

  • Study Cites Mangroves As Carbon Sinks

    Protected mangroves in this city have demonstrated the potential to serve as carbon sink by sequestering and storing considerable amounts of atmospheric carbon to mitigate the impacts of climate change, according to a state university study.

    The study, "Species Diversity, Above and Below Ground Biomass, and Carbon Stock Assessments of Selected Mangrove Forests in Iloilo City, Philippines" by Dr. Resurreccion Sadaba and Allen Grace Niego of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas, was one of six researches presented at the Regional Research Utilization Forum held today at the Nation ...

  • Drone Footage Of Iloilo River

    Drone Footage of calm and clean Iloilo River located in Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines.

  • Spelunking At Bakwitan Cave Iloilo

    Little did we know, Iloilo houses a number of caves that are waiting to be explored. One of which is Bakwitan Cave located in Isla de Gigantes Norte. Its name was derived from the term "evacuate" as it used to be the evacuation area of the locals back when the destructive Typhoon Yolanda came.

    Like any other destination, the cave comes with peculiar stories. It was said that some locals flock in certain caves in the island, like in Bakwitan, every Holy Week to hunt for agimat or amulet. Bad spirits are also said to be lingering around the cave as it used to be a refuge for locals who wante ...

  • Carles Iloilo Home Of The Majestic Tangke Lagoon Is The Newest Ecotourism Site

    A hidden place in Iloilo is now Bantay Kalikasan's new ecotourism site.

    At the northernmost tip of the Iloilo Province lies the municipality of Carles – an ensemble of beautiful islands surrounded with pristine beaches. It was an unknown wonder only appreciated by the lucky few.

    Until ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. and the local government of Carles, Iloilo collaborated to transform this second municipality into the ranks of the top tourism destinations of the country and to uplift the lives of the communities. Now, this once hidden gem is revealed for travelers, vacationer ...