This Week in Iloilo (April 29 to May 5, 2018)

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By: Hyacinth Bangero | April 29, 2018
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The Iloilo River Esplanade

Image: Roy T Radaza

Rain showers and thunderstorms are forecast for the week. Also expected to happen are the demolishment of an overpass near the Department of Tourism-6 and realignment of the Esplanade River Project development plan. Meanwhile, Iloilo barangay election news 2018 includes the implementation of the election gun ban until May 21. Read more below to check out the details of the developments.

Weather: Expect thunderstorms

The first two days in Iloilo is sunny although there will be morning showers beginning Monday onwards. Thunderstorms are expected amidst a temperature which ranges from 30 ˚C to 38 ˚C.

Given this weather condition, tourists and locals are advised to stay dry by carrying an umbrella wherever they may go. Those who don’t want to be bothered by the ever-changing weather situation may just opt to explore the malls of Iloilo City.

Traffic News: Road closure due to overpass demolition

The overpass on Bonifacio Drive will be demolished, and this entails road closure of the area fronting the Department of Tourism Regional Office-VI. This will also affect those who have transactions with the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Hopeful to secure the ordinance from the city council, the provincial government plans to carry out the demolition from April 27 up to April 29. Vehicles passing through this route may use the street at the back of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

Travel Updates

Iloilo prepares for tourists

Since the Philippines’ premier tourist destination, Boracay, has stopped accepting tourists last April 26, the provincial and city governments of Iloilo are preparing hotels and establishments to cater to the guests who are supposed to go to Boracay. As such, new resorts and hotels have opened, facilities and buildings are renovated, and tourist destinations are developed.

Iloilo Esplanade project realigned to protect mangroves

Some mangroves will be affected by the development of the Iloilo Esplanade along the Iloilo River. To address this, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will realign parts of the project in order to preserve the mangroves affected by the original layout. The project is built to protect the Iloilo River and showcase its serene view while also promoting active lifestyle.

Passed Ordinance and Iloilo Barangay Election News 2018: Gun ban enforced

In preparation for the May 14 synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) elections, a gun ban was passed. Included in the ban is bringing deadly pointed objects like knives. The ban will last from April 14 to May 21.
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About Hyacinth Bangero
She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.
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