The City Government and Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the launch of the Iloilo Legacy Book at City Hall Penthouse on April 26.
The event was led by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, Lone District Rep. Julienne Baronda, Uswag Ilonggo Party-list Rep. Jojo Ang, IFFI Chairman Judgee Peña, IFFI President Alan Tan, former Philippines Ambassador to Italy Virgilio Reyes Jr., and Editorial Team, and graced by Bacolod City Mayor Albee B. Benitez.
“Iloilo: A City on the Rise” captures the City of Love’s success stories through Ilonggo writers and photographers. The transformation journey will showcase the city’s urbanscape, biodiversity, economy, social services, heritage, tourism, and good governance.
“For the past 12 years, Iloilo City has been developing very fast, and because of the strong Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the city government and private sectors, it is about time we come up with a book to document and show how these sectors work together,” Treñas said.
“This book will be a testament to what the Ilonggos have done and will make us all very proud of where Iloilo is right now and even prouder of where Iloilo is going to be,” he added.
It will highlight the development of the city, the building, and refurbishment of infrastructures, roads, floodways, plazas, and Esplanades, as well as initiatives made to combat climate change and protect natural resources for sustainable development and welfare of the Ilonggo community. (Iloilo City PIO)