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    Robinsons Place: Iloilo City

    by jayjayc Updated Sep 19, 2014

    -Always go to malls where you can buy almost everything you need
    -Visited Robinsons to buy bottled water and canned soda drinks
    -Robinsons Iloilo has Ted's and Deco's restaurants (SM City Iloilo has Ted's only - Year 2011)

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    Visit Miag-ao Church

    by jayjayc Updated Sep 19, 2014

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    -A UNESCO Heritage Site - SuSmaryosep, napaka astig!
    -Miag-ao Church also known as "Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church" was built in 1797
    -The Church is a world-renowned religious structure and in 1993, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
    -The façade of the Church has images of St. Christopher surrounded by greens like papaya and coconuts

    -The town proper where the church is located can be accessed via any jeepney that is bound for Miag-ao or San Joaquin (town next to Miag-ao)
    -Very easy to find being a historical landmark

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    Plazuela de Iloilo

    by theguardianangel Written Feb 28, 2012

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    Plazuela de Iloilo is one of the unique recreations in Iloilo City. What I love about this place is their Spanish/Italian inspired architecture. It’s one of the developments that really showed its fast paced growth as a modern day city. I love architecture that I was really astonished to see such design and style within the province of Iloilo since I just see this kind of built in the busy strip of Mckinley Hill in Metro Manila.

    Just beside the Plazuela is the big SM shopping mall which serves real convenience for people especially for teens. There are a lot of genuine restaurants within the plazuela making it great for food lovers like me… ahem!

    I was so astounded of the Plazuela’s façade because of its very colorful and romantic decoration of roses (heart shaped) in preparation for the Valentine's day (about 2 weeks to go before the heart’s day).

    Plazuela de iloilo happy heart's day! the long road of Plazuela
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    Pride of Janiuay

    by miguel_arcangel Updated Feb 19, 2012

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    Janiuay prides itself on two heritage infrastructure dating back from 1760.

    The Janiuay Catholic Church was built of sandstone, lime stone and layered bricks and was completed in February 1770.

    Another heritage infrastructure is the Janiuay Cemetery. It was built in 1870, and is also walled with ancient sandstone and bricks.

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    Visit Jaro Church

    by jayjayc Updated Feb 18, 2012

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    -Greatest interior feature is the mural on ceiling
    -One of the few churches in the Philippines where the Belfry stands apart from the Church's main structure - located at the opposite side of the street, across the Church
    -The church has a balcony in front where a life-sized icon of the Madonna and Child is
    -The Belfry is imposing Neo Classicism style while the Church has influences of Baroque combined with Gothic style

    -From either the airport or Iloilo City proper, tourists can ride a cab to reach the Jaro Cathedral or the Jaro Plaza
    -Cheaper to take a jeepney with "Jaro CPU" signage
    -Jaro CPU because the famous Central Philippine University is located in this district of Iloilo City
    -You may also board a tricycle bound for the area

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    Visit La Paz Church

    by jayjayc Updated Feb 18, 2012

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    -Located at La Paz in Iloilo City
    -The church was first built in 1847
    -Has a Neo-Classical appearance
    -Made of brown bricks entirely but the pillars and window frames are all in white finish

    -La Paz is popular by a variety of names, including Lobo, Llauon, Llaod and Bagong Banua (New Town)
    -All these names refer to just one: La paz
    -La Paz being famous for its batchoy (soup), now should be for its Church, too

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    Visit Guimbal Church

    by jayjayc Updated Feb 18, 2012

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    -Located in Guimbal town, Province of Iloilo
    -Guimbal Church is also known as Church of San Nicolas of Tolentino and was built in 1774
    -Some parts of the Church have gone through renovations and reconstructions except for the inner stone core which has remained stable and unchanging
    -Guimbal Church is known for its watchtower and bells
    -From Molo in Iloilo City, all passenger jeepneys bound for Miag-ao and San Joaquin pass by Guimbal via the coastal highway in Iloilo Province

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    La Paz Public Market

    by jayjayc Updated Feb 18, 2012

    -Learned from a VT member (Tijavi) that the most authentic Batchoy in Iloilo can be found at La Paz public market
    -Aling Leoning's batchoy retaurant
    -Was informed that the restaurant closed down because no one took over to run the business as Aling Leoning is getting older

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    Visit OTON Church

    by jayjayc Updated Feb 18, 2012

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    -Oton town (oldest town in Panay island - 3rd in the Philippines after Manila and Cebu) is a good 20 minute jeepney ride from Molo, Iloilo city
    -You may either go straight to Allan's Talabahan to eat lunch and just head back to town center to take stills of OTON Church or drop at the church and proceed to Allan's
    -The first Oton Church has a blending of a Greek or Byzantine architectural plan
    -It was destroyed by an earthquake last 1948
    -Original church has a distinct and huge retablo mayor which is not common in churches in the Philippines

    ***Katagman Festival in Oton happens in month of April and it focuses on the rich culture of Oton dates back to the 13th century

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    Visit MOLO Church

    by jayjayc Updated Feb 18, 2012

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    -Molo Church: probably the second most visually appealing Church in Iloilo Province after Miag-ao Church
    -Built in 1860's and has gone through its first renovation in 1870 adding Gothic and Romanesque elements
    -The pyramidal structures (spires) on the top of the church in bright red color are stunning specially when hit by the lights coming from the sun
    -Located in Molo District, Iloilo Province
    -Exterior is already a big surprise but wait until you see the interior
    -Across the church's front side is a big Plaza
    -From Robinsons Iloilo to Molo: approx 10 minutes

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    Guimbal Watch Towers

    by kemisteryoso Updated Aug 29, 2011

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    After the Guimbal church we headed to Bantayan beach resort not far from the town center and just located along the highway. It is the resort maintaining one of the watch towers. We paid P7.00 each for the trike fare. The resort collected P20.00 consumable entrance fee from each of us then we had a little walk toward the watch tower near their beach area.

    The Guimbal Towers or also known as Bantayan Towers were built by natives as post to watch the sea all the time. The watcher will warn the village by beating his Drum whenever he spotted fleet of pillaging Moor pirates that often attack the town. There are only three preserved Bantayan towers, the one in Bantayan beach resort, Cristobal and near the hospital.
    A bamboo ladder is in place so guests can climb and feel what is like to be a guard while enjoying the view of the distant sea.
    We walked on the shore to check if we cansee another tower but we failed. The towers were built far from each other.

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    Be Part of Dinagyang Festival

    by cyndymc Updated Mar 22, 2011

    The Dinagyang Festival was the major reason we went to Iloilo City. Witnessing the Kasadyahan and Dinagyang Ati Competition made me fall in love with the people and culture of Iloilo. I'm sure you'll have a memorable trip to Iloilo if/when you attend the Dinagyang Festival.

    Colorful Costumes & Pageantry @ Kasadyahan Colorful Costumes & Pageantry @ Kasadyahan Ati Colorful Costumes + Fast-Paced Choreography Ati Warriors In Elaborate Costume & Headgear Ati Warriors Pay Tribute To Sto. Nino
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    Visita Iglesia @ Iloilo's Heritage Churches

    by cyndymc Updated Mar 22, 2011

    To the Catholics, visiting the beautiful old churches in the Province Of Iloilo is a wonderful spiritual journey. To lovers of heritage sites, seeing Iloilo's architectural gems is an unforgettable experience. I feel so blessed having had the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and unique churches of the towns of Miagao, Guimbal, Tigbauan, and San Joaquin. In Iloilo City, we decided to go to the churches in the farthest districts, anyway the one in the City Proper would be easy to visit. The churches in Jaro and Molo were stunningly beautiful, while the one in Arevalo was simple, but housed the 3rd oldest original image of Sto. Nino, believed to be miraculous.

    UNESCO Heritage Site: Miagao Church Jaro Cathedral Molo Church Tigbauan Church W/ Giant Tile Mosaics Guimbal Church
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    Make It To Iloilo City

    by cyndymc Written Mar 22, 2011

    Whether you go to the Province by plane or Roro, you will find yourself in Iloilo City for your transit to other places. It is the gateway to other municipalities in the Province of Iloilo, as well as the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras (MIG) Metropolitan Area.

    Being the capital of Iloilo, it is the seat of the Provincial government. It is also considered the center of commerce and education in the province. Additionally, it is the center of Catholicism and religious festivities.

    Arroyo Fountain, Km. 1 @ Iloilo City New Provincial Capitol Building Ortiz Wharf in Iloilo City Parola Wharf in Iloilo City Jaro Cathedral
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    Molo from Moro

    by miguel_arcangel Written Feb 6, 2011

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    Molo was built by Spaniards and was formerly called the Parian (Chinatown) due to its large number of Chinese residents.

    Home to Saint Anne’s Parish, also known locally as the Molo Church is considered as one of most beautiful churches in Western Visayas. The church was constructed in 1831.

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