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Why Iloilo City Celebrates the Charter Day every August 25

Iloilo City’s history is as colorful as it can be. However, sometimes it comes to a blur as part of it is told orally or has not been recorded properly. Several articles were written about the Charter Day celebrations but there are some conflicting information. One of the articles stated that July 16 is the day the charter signed therefore the inauguration happened later. Hence, the search for facts led to the discovery of some important documents pertaining to the city’s charter day. Full copies of the original and amended charter of Iloilo City as well as presidential proclamations were found. These documents as well as notes from local personalities can help us understand what has transpired in 1937. Continue reading Why Iloilo City Celebrates the Charter Day every August 25