ILOILOCITY
Iloilo City, Philippines

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Iloilo City was known and was given the title as “Most Loyal and Noble City.”

In the late 1800s, Iloilo City was known and was given the title “La Muy Leal y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo, ” meaning “Most Loyal and Noble City.” This is an inscription in the Coat of Arms from the Royal Decree of 1896 in recognition of the local people’s loyalty to the Spanish crown. It was believed that the last capital of the Spanish empire in Asia is Iloilo City. It was given back in 1898 to the Filipino Revolutionary Army.