DINAGYANG IN THE US

‘First New York, then the world.’

Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) has been working on inviting Dinagyang to come to New York since 2005 but never materialized till Joji Jalandoni became the President in 2011, then the stars aligned and the rest was history.


What made her decide to bring Dinagyang to the Big Apple? “Why not ? I saw the opportunity to showcase our culture, tradition and heritage to the next Filipino American generation. Why not bring Dinagyang to New York to dazzle the New Yorkers with the beats of the drums. New York first, then the world,” stressed Jalandoni.
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MAY IS HERITAGE MONTH

The restored 1934 Art Deco landmark building by one of the most eminent of Filipino public architects will soon become the National Museum’s satellite office for the Western Visayas (Region VI).

This rehabilitation project paves the way for the enhanced provision of the NM’s frontline educational, scientific, cultural and regulatory services to our clients and stakeholders in the six provinces of this highly heritage-rich region. Continue reading MAY IS HERITAGE MONTH

Jaro Plaza Produkto Lokal Weekend Fair

Iloilo City Government in partnership with Youth First Initiative Inc. and Department of Agriculture bring you PRODUKTO LOKAL WEEKEND FAIR at JARO PLAZA on May 25-27, 2018. Mayor Jose Espinosa III supports the local and start up entrepreneurs of the city by providing them a venue where they can market their products. The Weekend Fair will also showcase naturally grown and locally produced fruits and vegetables. Continue reading Jaro Plaza Produkto Lokal Weekend Fair

Iloilo City Vies as One of the First Digital Cities in the Philippines

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Cluster Head Rick Amores meets with representatives from the Iloilo City Government for a stronger partnership to boost the culture of innovation in the city. Mayor Joe Espinosa III will head the launching of the Free Public Wifi hotspots all over the city. As the mayor has constantly pushed for innovations in the delivery of services in the city, the Technical Working Group for the streamlining and automation of Building and Occupancy Permitting System has identified strategies and initiatives to further enhance the ease of doing business in Iloilo City. Continue reading Iloilo City Vies as One of the First Digital Cities in the Philippines

NATIONAL MEDIA LEARN ILOILO CITY’S SMOKE-FREE INITIATIVES

At least 20 media practitioners from various outlets in the country paid a courtesy call to Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III at City Hall May 18.

The visit was part of the three-day Media Training and Fellowship Program 2018 that started May 16, and organized by Probe Media Foundation Inc.

The media practitioners assessed Iloilo City’s anti-smoking initiatives. Continue reading NATIONAL MEDIA LEARN ILOILO CITY’S SMOKE-FREE INITIATIVES

NATIONAL MEDIA LEARN ILOILO CITY’S SMOKE-FREE INITIATIVES

At least 20 media practitioners from various outlets in the country paid a courtesy call to Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III at City Hall May 18.

The visit was part of the three-day Media Training and Fellowship Program 2018 that started May 16, and organized by Probe Media Foundation Inc.

The media practitioners assessed Iloilo City’s anti-smoking initiatives. Continue reading NATIONAL MEDIA LEARN ILOILO CITY’S SMOKE-FREE INITIATIVES

FIRST BRGY. CAPTAIN TO TAKE OATH

Newly-elected Punong Barangay Nestor Lobaton of Brgy. Desamparados, Jaro was the first village official to take his oath of office before Mayor Jose Espinosa III at City Hall May 15.

“I think one of the reasons why they supported me was because they have witnessed my performance in the past without any issue,” Lobaton said, noting he was on his last term as barangay kagawad.
He assured that he will continue to help his constituents.  Continue reading FIRST BRGY. CAPTAIN TO TAKE OATH

ILOILO CITY’S STUDY TOUR IN VALENZUELA

Mayor Rex Gatchalian welcomes and hosts lunch for the team of Mayor Jose Espinosa III at the Iloilo City’s Study Tour in Valenzuela on April 13, 2018. Mayor Gatchalian informs Atty. Jose Espinosa III of the former’s wish to forge sisterhood partnership with Iloilo City. While Iloilo City came to see the best practices of Valenzuela on automation of business processes, Valenzuela aims to study how Iloilo City made the Iloilo River Esplanade a success story. Continue reading ILOILO CITY’S STUDY TOUR IN VALENZUELA

40 FIRMS JOIN 2-DAY PESO JOB FAIR AT ATRIA

To provide more job opportunities to Ilonggos, the Iloilo City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) is conducting a job fair at Metro Supermarket Atria in Mandurriao from May 17-18.
A total of 40 local and international companies are hiring during the activity.

Hundreds of positions are available for fresh graduates and job applicants.  Continue reading 40 FIRMS JOIN 2-DAY PESO JOB FAIR AT ATRIA

ILOILO CITY EYES MORE KOREANS

Mayor Jose Espinosa III warmly welcomed Iloilo Korean United Community Association President Moon Dae Jin and International Cooperation Director Kim In Yong during a courtesy visit at City Hall May 17.

The meeting broached ideas of bringing Korean media to the metropolis to cover tourism attractions for promotional purposes, lobbying for direct flight, and hosting of travel expo in a bid to attract more tourists. Continue reading ILOILO CITY EYES MORE KOREANS