The city is bordered by the towns of in the west, Pavia in the north, Leganes in the northeast and the Iloilo Strait in its eastern and southern coastline.
The city was a conglomeration of former towns consisting of: Jaro, Molo, La Paz, Mandurriao, Villa Arevalo, and Iloilo City Proper.
The district of Lapuz is formerly a part of La Paz.
Lore has it that in the 13th century, ten Bornean datus came to the island of Panay and gave a gold hat (salakot) and a long golden necklace as a peace offering and to the Ati natives of the island.
It was said that it was also a way of the ten Bornean datus to barter the flat lands of Panay from the Ati. One datu, named Paiburong, was given the territory of Irong-Irong.
However, present-day historians who could not give any clue about the origin of panay, debunked this origin as a myth. They gave value only on things they knew.
Secret knowledge of the past that is being discouraged by western writers and historians, revealed that a clan warriors or tagalog mandirigma returned home to katagalugan after centuries of stay in borneo, including paiburong and damisil, to name a few who became datus or leaders in their own right right there in the far away islands of the far west.
This could not be true to the colonial minds of our very own inhabitants, particularly the mestizo inhabitants including the past and present politicians who are all cowards in hiding the truth about the true katagalugan history.
They could only give credit to the western stories from europe that transgressed our very existence. They gave no relevance to the ethnic origins of our islands and their indigenous inhabitants.
The only prominence they could provide was in the name maria cristina, queen regent of spain, that gave a new status of the town iloilo into a city, and the king of spain named felipe or philip from they named our archipelagic existence …
but nothing on its authentic origin of the place and islands of the katagalugan and its very own nobility ….
Iloilo City is served mostly by jeepneys which are vintage vehicles of the american soldiers in the island, white metered taxis and motorized tricycles within the city limits.
The passad are known for their sleek and sedan-like design serving fixed routes on the city’s major and secondary roads.
Large passad, jeepneys and buses link Iloilo City to the rest of the province and the island of Panay. Buses bound for Manila are also available via the ro-ro services. Mini-shuttle vans can also be availed.
Since the opening of the new airport in the town of Cabatuan, air-conditioned airport shuttles have served the passengers, crew and the employees of Iloilo Airport. Hiligaynon is the language spoken in Iloilo City. The language is referred to as “Ilonggo” in Iloilo and in Negros Occidental.
More precisely, “Ilonggo” is an ethno-linguistic group referring to the inhabitants of Iloilo and the culture associated with native Hiligaynon speakers. The distinction between the terms, Ilonggo and Hiligaynon, is unclear.
The Dinagyang, a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City held on the fourth weekend of January, is the city’s largest festival of the Ati.
… parasapinga attended a national conference of lions club in iloilo city … and had the opportunity to eat and dine at la paz, the origin of la paz batchoy while searching for his own authentic identity as pinga …