Carlos P. Celdran: "Think of Iloilo. It's not that far away"

Thank you, Iloilo, for the hospitality and the education. I was surprised, I was enchanted, and I learned a lot about what it takes to make a livable city. Your people are charming, your city is beautiful, and your potential is staggering. I was impressed by the modern business district, the top notch roads, sidewalks, and airport, and the untapped tourism potential of Guimaras and Iloilo City. Your skilled bilingual workforce, your central location in the heart of the Philippines, your direct flights to HongKong, and cosmopolitan lifestyle are definitely an attraction for any investor seeking to get away from the madness of Metro Manila or Cebu. You have good schools, art galleries, convention centers, parks, plazas, heritage houses, safe public spaces, call centers, wine bars, artisanal coffee shops, faster internet than Malate, and best of all NO traffic. So anyone out there looking for a place to invest in tourism or IT, hold a convention, take a quick weekend vacation, retire, or raise your children - Think of Iloilo. It's not that far away. #investiloilo #iloveiloilo#palanggatour #visitIloiloNOW
Bike lane along Diversion Road. Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

Art Deco buildings at Calle Real Heritage Zone Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

A view from Camina Bahay na Bato. Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

Nelly Garden, A Lopez Heritage Mansion. Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

Iloilo River Esplanade. Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

Inside Jaro Cathedral. National Shrine for our Ladu of Candles, Jaro, Iloilo City
Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

Molo Church & Plaza
Old Chinese District of Iloilo City dubbed as the Athens of the Philippines
Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

The Office Pantry
Late Night Entertainment at SM City Iloilo Southpoint

Ng Chin Beng Hermanos Art Deco Heritage Building
Calle Real, now J.M. Basa st., Iloilo City
Photo by Carlos P. Celdran

A plate of Imbao shells served at Breakthrough seafood restaurant
Villa Beach, Arevalo, Iloilo City