Iloilo Yearbook 2007 Contents
Calle Real through the Years | Muelle Loney, The Port of Iloilo | Then and Now, The Streets of Iloilo | The First Nurses of the Philippines | The Year in Review | Economy and Business | Education | Special Feature | Tourism | Flavors and Spices | Moving Iloilo towards the future | The world-class teacher and her planet | The Kabayao Family Quintet 120 | Ilonggo Way
Calle Real through the Years
Revisit Calle Real’s magnificent past and take a closer look at its present state. In the age of mammoth malls and “super” markets, will the former “nerve center” of commerce ever regain its glory? Ilonggo historian Henry F. Funtecha writes the story, but you be the judge.
Muelle Loney, The Port of Iloilo
The port of Iloilo has made its own promise – the promise that it will keep alive the memory of its legacy as the commercial hub of the once famous “Queen City of Southern Philippines.” Henry F. Funtecha tells us why the Port of Iloilo is the premier port in Western Visayas
Then and Now, The Streets of Iloilo
From Calle Sto. Rosario to Calle Real (now J.M. Basa St.), from Iznart to Gen. Luna.
– walk the old (and new) streets of Iloilo City. Atty. Rex S. Salvilla guides the tour.
The First Nurses of the Philippines
“The first epoch in the unfolding of the nursing profession in the Philippines got its humble, historic beginning at the Union Mission Hospital Training School for Nurses now popularly known as the Iloilo Mission Hospital in Jaro, Iloilo City.” Dr. Rodolfo P. Gumabong tells the story of the first three graduate nurses of the Philippines.
The Year in Review
A review of the year that was 2006, chronicled and reported by The News Today news team, compiled and penned by its Editor-in-Chief Erly C. Garcia.
Economy and Business
The Next Big Thing
Iloilo City adopts the slogan “The Next Big Thing”. Francis E. Gentoral gives a rundown of why Iloilo’s economy is booming.
Transcending the Four Walls
Educational institutions in Iloilo have markedly transcended the walls that used to isolate them from the larger milieu of which they are an essential part, says Jigger S. Latoza as he himself goes beyond the four walls of the academe to impart this bit of truth.
NGOs in Iloilo
“A pump well for every barangay, a flush toilet for every household” – this was the simple maxim that started it all for Iloilo NGOs. Alain Russ Dimzon traces the roots of Non-Government Organizations in Iloilo and co-writes this piece with his wife Agnes Españo-Dimzon.
Regional Tourism Event of the Year
Tourism in Iloilo was very much alive in the year 2006, so declares Atty. Helen Camarista. Learn more about what transpired during the Western Visayas Tourism Assembly and why it was the biggest tourism event in Iloilo for the year 2006.
Flavors and Spices
Distinct Culinary Delights – the Ilonggo Way
Iloilo in 2006 saw the influx of more bistros, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and other sources of gastronomic delight. Florence F. Hibionada writes the reason why Iloilo is the capital of gastronomy.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas: Moving Iloilo towards the future – one victory at a time
The most important political figure in Iloilo City shows his mettle. Rizandro C. Napone profiles Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, the man who inspires with his outstanding credentials and excellent leadership.
The world-class teacher and her planet
One woman defied the word ‘impossible’ to redefine the concepts of teaching. Dr. Talamera-Biyo recounts how she got her own planet, literally, and shares her story with Janice V. Busil.
The Kabayao Family Quintet
It is indeed more than just a musical collaboration as the Kabayao family continues to make beautiful music together on and off stage. Hacel Du listens in on the Kabayaos.