Welcoming of container ships urged in Iloilo’s port
A Bureau of Customs top official believes that container cargoes must be welcomed in the port of Iloilo to make the city more competitive in terms of trade and business. If this pushes through, prices of imported goods from countries like Korea, China, and Southeast Asian neighbors could drop since they would directly come to the port .
Sicogon Island development underway
Sicogon Island, which is located in northern Iloilo, is now developed by Ayala Land Inc. and Sicogon Island Development Corporation into a tourist destination
. The island boasts of white sand beaches
that could rival those of Boracay’s. This summer, the airport runway, jetty port, and resort will be opening and this event is expected to boost the tourism sector. For those who wish to stay in the island overnight, there are currently 20 rooms that can accommodate you, while 80 more rooms are set to be added within the year.
Renovation of Iloilo City Hall
Renovation is underway in the old Iloilo City Hall which is now used as the Administration Building of the University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV) . The structure, which was designed by architect Juan Arellano in collaboration with Italian Painter Francesco Riccardo Monti, features magnificent sculptures made by the latter which are loved by tourists and locals.
Passed Ordinance: "No Reserved Parking" Ordinance
The Public Safety and Management Office (PSMO) has been clarifying the “No Reserved Parking” ordinance in Iloilo City to violators and establishments alike. According to the agency, when establishments put “Reserved Parking for Customers Only” signs in public places, they are already in violation of the ordinance. Through this ordinance, public spaces will be cleared from use by establishments.