Community Response

Ilonggos are winning the war against the pandemic

Read more about how the city and province of Iloilo restore a sense of pride from COVID-19 challenges.

Ilonggos are gradually transforming their city and province into a livable, progressive, sustainable, and resilient one after the social and economic impacts during the height of the pandemic. Here are their achievements for the year 2022.

1. Seal for Beyond Compliant during the 2022 Gawad Kalasag

Iloilo’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) has exceeded the standards prescribed in the Philippines Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010.

2. Galing Pook Award for I-Bike Program

Iloilo implemented a program that promotes the development of bike culture with the support of LGUs for proper infrastructure.

3. Sector Recovery Year

The province maximized the potential of different sectors through the following:

  • Job and employment opportunities in the agriculture sector
  • Rehabilitation of its markets and plazas
  • Restoration of heritage sites for tourism opportunities
  • Business expansions in its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector
  • Establishing different educational programs such as the Special Education Fund

Learn more about the best practices of Iloilo city and province here.

This project is supported by The Asia Foundation in cooperation with the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Experience designed by Limitless Lab.