Ilonggo Pandesal: Iloilo City’s Free Pandesal Initiative

The Iloilo City Government, with Mayor Jerry Trenas and his friends from the private sector, organized an initiative to produce free pandesal daily delivered to all barangays in Iloilo City during the times when the city was placed to Enhanced Community Quarantine (“ECQ”).

Iloilo City’s Ilonggo Pandesal

“Ilonggo Pandesal” is the name of the said project and every pandesal is baked with love by the Ilonggo bakers for the Ilonggo people. Distribution has started April 7, 2020 and these were delivered to 180 barangays in Iloilo City for free.

Ilonggo Pandesal
Photo from: JerryTrenasOfficial

The City of Love

Ilonggo Pandesal is another proof of what makes Iloilo City the City of Love. The love and care that the city is getting from the private sector. Since the implementation of enhanced community quarantine, help has been overwhelming. It gives the Mayor and every Ilonggo more strength to even work harder for our city.

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pandesal ilonggo
Photo from: JerryTrenasOfficial

Ilonggo Pandesal Private Partners

The following who answered this call were Angelina Bakeshop, Carlo’s Bakeshop, Biscocho Haus, JD Bakeshop, Sweet Treats Iloilo, Theresa’s Bakeshop, Tibiao Bakeshop, Wewin’s Bakeshop, Panaderia ni Pa-a, Sari-sari Bread Store, La Filipina Uygongco/ Uygongco Foundation, Philippine Foremost Milling Corp., Carlos Uy Corporation, Great Harvest Commodities, BTJ Marketing Baking Supply Store, Great Harvest Commodities, General Milling Corporation, 89’s Distribution Inc., and San Miguel Mills.

About, 43, 200 pieces of pandesal, or 5, 400 packs of bread are produced daily and distributed to the residents of Iloilo City since April 7, 2020.

A total of 1, 612, 752 pieces of pandesal or 201,594 packs (8-piece per pack) pandesals were given to residents from Iloilo Bakers Association member bakeries and milling companies from April 7, 2020 to May 15, 2020.


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

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