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Old June 5th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #221
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ILOILO CITY, Philippines
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St Clement's Church




Old Spanish house




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Jaro Evangelical Church




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Jaro Cathedral Belfry



The second and third tier were restored sections. Only the bottom tier is the original structure.

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Jaro Cathedral










The church interior is undergoing some facelift at time of visit…

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Archbishop palace




An old commercial building near the cathedral




Lapaz batchoy, a popular noodle soup in the Philippines, is Iloilo's invention, particularly from the city's Lapaz district, hence the name

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Ancestral houses around Jaro Plaza, some badly needs some restoration work







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The structure housing Jaro police station is one of the few surviving art deco buildings in the city

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The Angelicum School main building was once a mansion.





Central Philippine University

CPU, as it is popularly called, is located in a 24 hectare campus. It was founded by American Baptist missionaries in 1905. Most of the old buildings have the early 20th century American architectural design.





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The University Church has Malayan design





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The JEEPNEY is the Philippines' primary mode of public transport. You can find it anywhere in the country, from the chaotic streets of Manila to the rough roads of the provinces. The jeepney has different variants from different regions of the country.

Jeepneys in Iloilo City are unique in form and body built that can't be found generally in other locales of the Philippines.







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I like those tourist (tour) busses
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Although tourists find them amusing in some way, jeepneys actually do not cater for tourist transport. Tourists can always get a ride on one of them but they're basically a cheap means of public transport.
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DINAGYANG FESTIVAL

The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Phillippines, held every fourth weekdend of January. It is held both to honor the Santo Nino (or Child Jesus), and to celebrate the arrival on Panay Island (where the city is located) of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the indigeneous Aetas (or 'Ati' in the local dialect).

The main part of the festival is a tribe competition. The tribe members paint their skin dark brown donning colorful costumes and dancing to the beat of thundering drums. The heart-thumping tribal dances and spectacle of colors are awesome sights to behold.


The city streets getting ready for the parade of contingent tribes





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