First Look: Iloilo Sunset Boulevard


The Iloilo River North Bank Road (“Iloilo Sunset Boulevard”) is another path towards a sustainable and greener Iloilo.

This new road aims not just to help decongest traffic, but also to help promote tourism. This P1.4-B project is one of the initiatives of Senator Franklin Drilon in pushing the city and province towards progress.

The First Look

Last March 6, 2021, UrbanScape Philippines – Iloilo, a local Facebook group, has shared photos of the first looks of the project courtesy of Aye Gavan.

Iloilo Sunset Boulevard
Photo by: Aye Gavan
Iloilo Sunset Boulevard Plans
Photo by: Aye Gavan
Iloilo Sunset Boulevard Map
Photo by: Aye Gavan

Location of Sunset Boulevard

Carpenter’s Bridge & Megaworld Blvd Southpoint to Emerald Estates, Oton

Length is 5.22 kilometers.

Location of Sunset Boulevard
Photo by: Garry Franco Oliva

The Name

In a post published by, it was mentioned that Iloilo Sunset Boulevard has become known as the Iloilo River Esplanade sunset, but it will be formally established soon as a popular attraction that will be offered by the Iloilo River North Avenue (“IRNA”) project once completed.

The Groundbreaking

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Iloilo Sunset Boulevard was a success last April 25, 2022.

groundbreaking ceremony for the Iloilo Sunset Boulevard
Photo by: Jerry Trenas’ FB Page

The ceremony took place at Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo City and led by Senator Franklin Drilon together with Department of Public Works and Highways (“DPWH”) Region 6 Director Engr. Tiburcio Canlas, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.

According to DPWH Region 6 Director Canlas, the aim of the project is to decongest the heavy traffic from the city going to southern municipalities of Iloilo and vice versa.

This project has a budget of P1.99 billion pesos which is subdivided into two phases, including the development of the 4.951-kilometer road from Tabucan, Mandurriao, Iloilo City going to Cagbang, Oton, Iloilo.

This is a developing feature.


Sheila is a digital marketing enthusiast and obsessed in promoting Iloilo. She is a kdrama fan, a dog person and a certified foodie!

2 thoughts on “First Look: Iloilo Sunset Boulevard

  1. Dear Ms.Gomez
    Could you email me a map or photo of the route of this new road, Iloilo sunset boulevard. I’m interested to see if it passes by Tabucan, Mandurriao where I have a property.

    1. Hi Willie,

      I only have the photos which are already included in the post. Most for them, I reposted from groups. You may want to reach out the contractor or the city govt to check the clearer and more detailed map.


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