The city of Iloilo has a rich history that dates back to the arrival of the legendary 10 datus from Borneo in the 12th century. Throughout the centuries, the city has been a vital part of the political, economic, and religious landscape in the region, earning it the titles “La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciudad” (The Most Loyal and Noble City) and “Queen Regent’s City in the South” by Spanish Queen Regent Maria Cristina.
Despite its rich history, Iloilo is not a city frozen in time. Today, it is an emerging metropolis, a preferred site for business and leisure, and home to major firms and businesses. The city’s modern face is represented by the Iloilo Business Park, a master-planned development by Megaworld that teems with lifestyle shops, dining outlets, star-rated hotels, and mixed-use buildings.
The past is always present in Iloilo, and this is evident in its well-preserved heritage structures and cultural landmarks. From its famous Dinagyang Festival to its succulent heirloom cuisine, Iloilo offers a glimpse into its rich past and its bright future.
Take a look at the video by Ilonggo Tube, which showcases the past and present of Iloilo. From its checkered history to its modern developments, this video offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of this vibrant city.