Ilonggos ‘sleeping’ no longer, ready to #ShareIloilo

Stacy De Jesus

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Ilonggos ‘sleeping’ no longer, ready to #ShareIloilo
Iloilo netizens ready to #ShareIloilo to the rest of the world

ILOILO, Philippines – A simple, quiet city that has a lot to offer… this is Iloilo, the “city of love.”

If you’re looking for adventure, eco-cultural, agriculture, historical destinations to inland & island resorts, this is the place to be.

Stacy de Jesus reports.


Iloilo bloggers, the academe and the provincial tourism office attend the Rappler’s Share Philippines Tweetup discussion. Participants say Ilonggos are very proud of their city, but admit they have yet to establish a strong and united social media community for tourism.

VALERIE CAULIN, TRAVEL BLOGGER, ILOILO BLOGGERS SOCIETY: The Ilonggos outside the country…they are more active than the ones that are here.


BOMBETTE MARIN, TOURISM OFFICER, ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT: We are in dire need to promote Iloilo.. for many years…naisip namin na Iloilo was sleeping for many years. It’s long overdue that people will be aware of what Iloilo has to offer to locals and foreign tourists.


Iloilo boasts of its rich cultural heritage and its people.


VALERIE CAULIN, TRAVEL BLOGGER, ILOILO BLOGGERS SOCIETY: I have travelled all over the Philippines. The best ancestral houses are here in Iloilo.


BOMBETTE MARIN, TOURISM OFFICER, ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT: The people are very accommodating. There’s no way that you will be left alone here in Iloilo because everybody is just willing to show you around.

Iloilo is waiting to be explored. 

Gentle, simple, and sweet… Ilonggos are a reflection of their city. 
Social media’s coming of age in this city is almost here, and Iloilo netizens say they’re ready to Share Iloilo to the rest of the world. Stacy de Jesus, Rappler, Iloilo

Want to visit the city? See the recommendations of Ilonggos on what to try – adventure, food, places, people, et al. – in Iloilo City on the Share Philippines map. Don’t forget to #ShareIloilo when you get there!

Are you from Iloilo? Have you been there? Join us in a #ShareIloilo twitter party at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 21. –  

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