Iloilo Legacy Book to launch soon

Mayor Jerry Treñas during the MOA signing for the Iloilo Legacy Book

Iloilo City has experienced a remarkable transformation in the past five years. The city has emerged as a thriving hub of commerce, tourism, and culture, attracting both local and international visitors. 

Many people have started to recognize and appreciate the ‘City of Love’ as Ilonggos fondly call their city. With all these changes and rapid modernization, it is only fitting to launch a book to document its recent developments not only for the people of today but also to look back on in the future. 

The Iloilo City Government and Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI) will launch a book on the legacy of Iloilo City. The book includes six chapters discussing the Urban Landscape, Biodiversity, Economic Upsurge, Social Services, Local Heritage and Modernization of the city.

"For the past 12 years, Iloilo City has been developing very fast, and because of the strong Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the city government and private sectors, it is about time we come up with a book to document and show how these sectors work together," Mayor Jerry P. Trenas said.

"This book will be a testament to what the Ilonggos have done and will make us all very proud of where Iloilo is right now and even prouder of where Iloilo is going to be," Treñas added.

The development of the city, the building and refurbishment of infrastructures, roads, floodways, plazas, and esplanades, as well as initiatives made to combat climate change and protect the natural resources for sustainable development and the welfare of the Ilonggo community, will be highlighted in the book.

The City Government and IFFI signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the launch of the Iloilo Legacy Book on April 26 at Cityhall Penthouse. The event was graced by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, Congresswoman Julienne Baronda, Congressman Jojo Ang, Bacolod City Mayor Albee B. Benitez, City Councilors, IFFI Chairman Judgee Peña, IFFI President Alan Tan, former Philippines Ambassador to Italy Virgilio Reyes Jr., Department Heads, and the Iloilo Legacy Book Editorial Team.

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