Crime in Iloilo, Philippines

Crime rates in Iloilo, Philippines

Level of crime
46.79 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
44.59 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.05 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
49.77 Moderate
Worries car stolen
45.45 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
46.53 Moderate
Worries attacked
47.45 Moderate
Worries being insulted
44.63 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
38.06 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
56.19 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.03 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
50.23 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
52.27 Moderate

Safety in Iloilo, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
61.38 High
Safety walking alone during night
52.46 Moderate

Contributors: 112

Last update: March 2019

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

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65 Comments so far

#Jake on Dec 18, 2016 :
Philippine President Duterte stated that "Iloilo is the most Shabulized province in the Philippines".
#Anonymous on Oct 24, 2016 :
Pretentious in many ways, high amplitude promotion for many years as a retirement abode and yet not even a trickle of foreign pensioners , much more the pinoys have been drawn to this boring earthly geography . Oh my... sh##@¥
#James Stinefen on Jun 27, 2016 :
Iloilo is the worst place I've ever seen in my Philippine vacation. Almost everyone is using drugs. My wife was held with a knife in the slums.
#lex on Apr 06, 2016 :
Iloilo safest city for drug dealers to prosper and become rich. Nice place to live and prosper if not boring place. Batchoy will make your day better only
#Conrad on Dec 14, 2015 :
Normally I don't come back on threads such as this but Oh My Geezus! this one's a doozy, I've been told by my wife that the City of Iloilo just underwent a Senate Inquiry by some senator named Grace Po(?) for the trespassing of a radio station done by a gun toting drug lord?! What the heck? What are the police doing??
#Conrad on Sep 23, 2015 :
The wife told me Iloilo was brimming with lights and fancy fire trucks that you don't see everyday during the APEC. I guess you'd need foreign delegates to have the local police going on patrols. That's quite sad.
#Conrad on Sep 22, 2015 :
I stayed in my wife's old home in Jaro for a while and found the Philippines as a whole to be beautiful even the people. It's such a shame that they are being abused by their corrupt government and the Filipinos as a whole do nothing about it, they can only use social media to air their sentiments but in person they are quite timid.
#Karen on Sep 21, 2015 :
Break-ins are a common occurrence in Iloilo City especially in subdivisions where homes are usually empty during the day. The best way to prevent this is added security to your homes. Caging your windows is a must, have the cage welded into the structure as screws are very easy to bypass. Have additional locks on your main and back doors, having different locks ensures that it will take longer for intruders to get into your home to the point of them giving up. Have a pet, a dog can go a long way in home security.
#Anonymous on Sep 19, 2015 :
Lol!! The chimp black pr guy has a new account.You will not succeed in tarnishing the image of a beautiful and very safe Iloilo City where crime rate is insignificant vis a vis the size of the population. 1.006
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
I just want to laigh at you thats why , a funny chimp caught with his tricks hahaha
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol!! You made multiple accounts and the comments smack of black PR you can fool yourself but not me hahaha
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol! You are a paid black pr operator and you are caught with this trick, you can manipulate all you want here and rate it repeteadly a thousand times. We really dont care hahahaha
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol! You are a paid black pr operator and you are caught with this trick, you can manipulate all you want here and rate it repeteadly a thousand times. We really dont care hahahaha
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol!! You are livid because you know that you will succeed. The truth always prevails and you may not probably be able to collect your fees hahaha
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
You want to sabotage this site so you can have your black PR Chimp, its what you are paid to do hahahaha What a chimp
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol!! The you arw a chimp trying to sabotage this site hahaha
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Show me an example post a picture in the comment, post your most memorable selfie here! Lol!
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
You are loser who are trying yo destroy the image of Iloilo City for your personal interest and ambitions , I guarantee you that your attempt will never prevail because the truth is the city is very safe, its booming and there are no rooms for dimwits and ignorant kibitzers and loser like you Elizabeth, Stalin and John which may very well the same person lol!!
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol! Show me how! Hahaha

Iloilo City is APEC city successfully hosted an APEC meeting already, Next week there will be Ministerial meetings here because Iloilo city is beautiful, progressive and a very safe city
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol!! The city is so beautiful and there are over 30 thousand guests this week alome!!
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
Lol!! No pictures and videos can be upload as comment are you fooling the people here or you are a fool stalin? Which one are you? Lol
#Anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 :
lol!! you asked for proof and I have given you news articles that Iloilo City is very safe and all you could say is blah blah hahaha, your efforts to destroy the good image of Iloilo city for your own benefit will not prevail
#Robin on Sep 18, 2015 :
People from Iloilo are very rude towards foreign women cat calling at every turn. I've been told by locals to never wear shorts especially at night and never be alone. I left Iloilo, although I liked the food, I'm never going back.
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 17, 2015 :
So the articles do admit that the Drug problem in Iloilo City is very serious. So its safe to say that it isn't quite safe in Iloilo huh? lol
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 17, 2015 :
Pathetic attempts of the local government's employees at covering up the actual state of the city.
#Stalin on Sep 17, 2015 :
No videos so far, as far as I care it still didn't happen. Those articles don't even refer to your so called awards.
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
ICPO’s anti-illegal drug operations gain ground
June 21, 2015
ILOILO City – The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) achieved a 358-percent increase in drug cases filed in court last year from its 2013 record.
This achievement impressed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that it gave the ICPO with a Plaque of Recognition during the agency’s anniversary celebration at Hotel Del Rio here on June 18.
PDEA director general Arturo Cacdac Jr., who awarded the ICPO, also lauded the city police for achieving a 358-percent increase in drug cases filed in court last year.
The ICPO also posted a 200-percent increase in positive operations conducted, 151-percent increase in persons arrested, and 132-percent increase in illegal drugs seized in 2014.
“We are committed in pursuing a drug-free Iloilo City,” stressed Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
The city government had given equipment to the ICPO to enhance police mobility in the apprehension of drug pushers and users.
Currently, ICPO is spearheading drug-clearing operations in clustered barangays next in the districts of Mandurriao, Arevalo, Jaro and City Proper, following the successful campaign in La Paz and Molo. (Iloilo City PIO/PN)
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
PDEA makes Jed honorary anti-drugs enforcer
June 20, 2015
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog gets a badge for being the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s “honorary anti-illegal drugs enforcer.”
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog gets a badge for being the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s “honorary anti-illegal drugs enforcer.”
ILOILO City – Impressed with the city government’s campaign against illegal drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has made Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog its “honorary anti-illegal drugs enforcer.”
During PDEA’s 13th anniversary celebration at Hotel Del Rio here on Thursday, General Director Arturo Cacdac bestowed on Mabilog a PDEA badge.
The badge was encrusted with several symbols, and Cacdac explained them. These were:
* two eagles – symbolized PDEA’s synergy and commitment to make the country drug-free
* a shield – symbolized the agency vow to be incorruptible
* laurel leaves – represented the value of excellence both intellectually and socially
* rays of the sun – represented new breed of committed drug enforcement officers, and
* three stars – represented Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
As a token of gratitude for the honor, Mabilog gave Cacdac a sinamay fabric and miniature paraw (native boat) — two things Iloilo City is known for.
According to Cacdac, the campaign to clear barangays here of illegal drugs has proven effective.
PDEA and the Iloilo City Police Office recently declared 22 villages in the city drug-free./PN
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
ILOILO CITY -- Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said the city’s crime rate fell by a third last year, eliciting positive sentiments from the business community.
Mr. Mabilog attributed the 30% crime rate reduction to an enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, adequate equipment, and rehabilitation of police stations, adding that all police officers now have their own firearms.

“We have improved our crime solution efficiency as well as the resolution of cases,” he added.

This year, the city government will also procure 24 motorcycles, five back-to-back patrol cars, and two vehicles for police mobility.

Iloilo Business Club executive director Lea Lara said the decrease in crime rate has boosted the city’s image as a safe and ideal community to grow a family and locate a business.

“Peace and order is one component of doing business here in the city. The more secured the investors are in an area, the better,” she said.

Ms. Lara said the city is fortunate that no investors have decided to back out due to crime issues.

“We are very lucky on that aspect that is why whenever there are major incidences such as bombing or plotting of grenades, we immediately call a meeting with the police to ask the real score and what they are doing to solve them,” she said.

The group has been encouraging its members to help ensure security by installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in their establishments.

For his part, Herminio Maravilla, president of Iloilo Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association, Inc. (CREBA-Iloilo), said that for a city to be business-friendly, it must maintain its good image on top of providing security.

Although the city has enough power supply, the CREBA-Iloilo president said developers and investors complain about high electricity rates, rising property prices, as well as the poor facilities among ports.

“We should create a good impression among newcomers. Iloilo ports are not structurally well thought-out and the surrounding area is not well developed. Sending of goods from Iloilo to Manila is also expensive,” he added.

Transportation should also be given attention, Mr. Maravilla said.

“For new visitors, we need to make sure that they reach their destination with ease and convenience. We should have better roads, better zonal planning, better traffic rules and more business-oriented policies,” he said.
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :

Iloilo City is a very safe city, snatchers are almost non existent.
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
#Stalin on Sep 17, 2015 :
Videos and Pics or its not real! Where is the awarding? Who is the one awarding?
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
lol! The awards are real and they are given by most credible agencies and organizations based on facts, and you only want to destroy the image of the city by you blah blah blah. I find it really amusing.
#Stalin on Sep 17, 2015 :
BLAH BLAH BLAH! More of your fake awards I see? Every awards made up just to make the government look good! Iloilo City is a nest of corruption. <Search this!
#Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 :
The awards are recognition that Iloilo city is safe and the awards are based on data and figures that made Iloilo City the most livable city in the Philppines. The city is also adjudged as Number 1 on Govt efficiency Highly Urbanized Cities 2015 by National Competitiveness Council that is composed of Overseas devt Agencies USAID , Top Business people and Natl Govt
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 16, 2015 :
I doubt any of those awards could stop criminals from doing their deeds. Your quaint efforts at hiding the truth are laughable. Most livable? Try telling that to the several murder victims just this month.
#Anonymous on Sep 16, 2015 :
Iloilo City is a very safe city, the events here are many, this week alone the President was here , now its the Urban Environmental accords, 150 cities from 52 countries are here, 1500 accountants from all over the country is here. Do not believe the lies, There is ample power in the city, in fact the power producer based in the city is sending excess power to the grid. Iloilo city is a beautiful and peaceful city.
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 16, 2015 :
Iloilo City is in turmoil right now especially at the City Hall, Councilors being stripped of their chairmanship because of accusing the mayor for corruption, no water, expensive electricity, every day crime, increased Real Property tax. Hay naku, kawawa lang ang ordinaryong mamamayan (woe is the ordinary citizen).
#Shaun on Sep 15, 2015 :
When I was in Iloilo I was walking alone at night and couple of buggers tried to mug me. Naturally, I fought back. When we got to the police station, bloody hell was I gutted when it was me who got imprisoned. Those blokes got the better treatment while those knob head police men told me not to get my knickers in a twist as I was just a visitor. Fancy that!
#Michael B. on Sep 15, 2015 :
Iloilo is a shithole of a city. AVOID AT ALL COSTS! No wonder I never saw fellow foreigners when I was there.
#Michael Bennett on Sep 15, 2015 :
I have gone to Iloilo to meet my girlfriend only to find out that she's married with a child. All the money I sent her went straight to her husband's wallet. Whatever you do NEVER date and Ilonggo woman!
#Anonymous on Sep 15, 2015 :
Truth and Logic will tell you that the investors poured in over a hundred billion in investments in Iloilo city because the city is a very safe place. It is easy for people who have political ambitions to post every old articles and to spread lies about Iloilo city but these investors have their trusts and confidence to Iloilo City because they knew that the city is a very safe city.
#Anonymous on Sep 15, 2015 :
the city of Iloilo has hosted many big national and international events already and not a single incident was reported that disturb the peace of the events. Iloilo City is very very safe. Only people that have the political ambition are trying to paint a bleak picture of Iloilo City
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 14, 2015 :
Take note: "Doctored crime statistics" by relieved police chiefs in... Western Visayas

"Gen. Purisima emphasized that his ‘genuine crime statistics’ program helps make that proper adjustments in the deployment of police and officers who ignore it will find themselves in hot water. The PNP chief last year relieved several police chiefs in Bicol, Ilocos region, Western Visayas and Cagayan Valley after they were found to have submitted ‘doctored’ crime statistics."
#Anonymous on Sep 14, 2015 :
PNP tags Iloilo City as the most crime prone areas in Western Visayas

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday has tagged Iloilo City as one of the most crime prone area in Western Visayas region after having the highest number of reported crime in the region for the first six months of the year.
Data from the PNP Directorate for Investigative and Detective Management (DIDM) showed that crimes are in the upswing in the region with 4,631 cases recorded from January to end of June this year.
Iloilo City tops the list with a total recorded crime volume of 1,049 for the same period. Half of which or 529 were crimes against property; 318 are crimes against person and 202 cases are non-index crimes.
Crime are in the upswing lately following a directive from the PNP headquarters that crimes reported to “Lupon ng Barangay” or village officials should now be included in the police crime statistics.
Following Iloilo City in the list is Negros Occidental with 824 recorded crime volume, of which 293 cases are non-index crimes or violations of special laws and 153 cases of physical injuries.
Bacolod City landed on the third spot with 778 recorded crime volume. Report said that 293 cases of Bacolod’s total crime volume are non-index crimes while 265 cases of theft.
The provinces of Aklan and Iloilo ranked fourth and fifth in the list with 657 and 561 recorded crime volume, respectively.
Meanwhile, Capiz ,Antique and Guimaras completed the list with recorded crime volumes of 425, 232, and 10, respectively. ANTHONY VARGAS
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 14, 2015 :
PRO 6 reports increase in crime rate, higher crime solution efficiency

Parent Category: MicroNews
Based on the report of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division of PRO 6, crime incidents in Western Visayas from January to June 2013 had increased than the same period of last year.

This is the result of the mandate of Chief, PNP Police Director General Alan LM Purisima, which is to include all crimes and offenses referred to the Brgy. Lupon before. According to PDG Purisima, let us not hide the real crime statistics just to impress your superiors, the media and the public. Let us always work under the principle of “Serbisyong Makatotohanan” by showing to the people the real picture of what is really happening in our community. With this, we can devise a strategy, which is fitting and effective in the implementation of our programs and projects in crime prevention and crime solution.

From January-June 2013, PRO 6 recorded a crime volume of 4,631 cases, or 656 cases higher compared to the 3,975 cases for the same period last year.

Of the 4,631 cases, 3,408 of which were index crimes and these includes crimes against persons (murder, homicide, physical injuries, and rape) and crimes against property (robbery, theft, carnapping and cattle rustling). While the 1,223 cases comprised the non-index crimes which includes violation of Special Laws and other crimes or offenses referrable to the Lupon in the barangays.

There is an increased of 379 cases in the index crimes from 3,029 cases last year to 3,408 cases this year. While the non-index crimes recorded an increase of 277 cases from 946 cases last year to 1,223 cases this year.

For the period, Iloilo City Police Office recorded the highest crime volume of 1,049 cases, of which 202 cases were categorized under the other non-indexes crimes and the crime of theft comprised almost half of the total crime volume with 529 cases.

It is followed by Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office with 824 cases, of which physical injuries and violation of Special Laws top the crimes committed with 153 cases and 293 cases respectively.

While Bacolod City Police Office ranked third with 778 cases, of which theft and violation of Special Laws had the most number of crimes committed with 265 cases and 293 cases respectively.

It is followed by Aklan Provincial Police Office with 657 cases, of which theft with 206 cases and other non-indexes crimes with 112 cases top the crime statistics.

Iloilo Provincial Police Office ranked fifth with 561 cases, of which physical injuries with 182 cases and murder with 65 cases top the crimes committed.

Moreover, the bottom three were composed of Capiz Provincial Police Office with 425 cases, Antique Provincial Police Office with 232 cases and Guimaras Provincial Police Office with 105 cases, in which the crime of physical injuries top the crime statistics in the last three provinces.

However, with the increase in crime rate, the crime solution efficiency for this period has also increased, which only means that the police is exerting more efforts and doing its best in solving crimes and giving justice to the victims.

Of the 4,631 cases this period, 1,698 cases were cleared and 1,698 cases were solved with CCE (Crime Cleared Efficiency) of 36.67 and CSE (Crime Solution Efficiency) of 31.12 compared to last year’s CCE of 34.84 and CSE of 29.13 from a total crime volume of 3,975 cases, of which 1,385 cases were cleared and 1,158 cases solved.

Police Chief Superintendent Agrimero A. Cruz Jr., director PRO 6, however, assured the public that there is nothing to worry in the increase of crime volume because it is really expected to happen after the PNP Chief’s mandate to include all minor crimes/offenses referred to the Brgy. Lupon before.

Moreover, Cruz added that the entire police force in Western Visayas had already taken steps in the intensification of its crime prevention activities by focusing on the proper implementation of the Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS) in the region. ###

Police Senior Inspector
Regional Public Information Officer
#Anonymous on Sep 14, 2015 :
There is police visibility everywhere in the city. Crime against person and property is only 1 percent vis a vis the population.It is the Most outsanding highly urbanized city awarded by PNP national
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 14, 2015 :
Comments below stating that there are police patrols roaming the city at night is a lie. There are no open coffee shops at night, beer houses serving coffee maybe and there are a lot of unruly drunkards there as well. I'd very much prefer staying in other cities like Cebu or Davao.
#Elizabeth C. on Sep 14, 2015 :
I have been to Iloilo and I know for sure that it is not safe to take out your valuables inside a jeepney unless you have companions. Just this month, my friend was bragging to me about how her boyfriend bought her the latest iPhone, the next day I found her crying in her apartment. Her phone was stolen from her bag when she was riding a jeepney to school.

I don't ever ride a taxi alone in Iloilo especially if I don't know the driver. One time there was an incident where a woman reported that she was about to be raped when she suddenly woke up and the taxi brought her into a drive-in motel.

Just last night, there was news of a homicide where a pick-up truck followed a taxi into a well known drive-in motel. The driver of the truck stepped out of his vehicle, went to the taxi, had an argument with the couple riding the taxi and shot the guy in the head. Just another day in Iloilo City.
#Danny on Sep 13, 2015 :
So what if they have new vehicles? If there is no police presence there is no crime prevention(period).
#Danny on Sep 13, 2015 :
While Ilonggos are generally easy to approach and very friendly, the city itself isn't very safe. At night, there are no police patrols and no people walking around leisurely especially at the downtown area as there are no open establishments early into the night. The crime rate is high, there are a lot of news with regards to breaking and entering and sometimes leads to murder. There was news just recently of a business establishment that burned down. When the firemen came in they found a couple of dead bodies, murdered. Some time ago, there was also a murder done in front of crowds of people, OUTSIDE A MALL. A woman was murdered in cold blood in front of the Robinson's mall. Don't take my word for it, just google it.
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2015 :
Iloilo City is very safe, there are kidnapping cases recorded for many many years already. The police are very mobile , they were given new vehicles and motorcycles by the city govt.
#wanderer on Sep 13, 2015 :
Iloilo City is hosting series of big events which gather thousands of participants --- that alone is a security nightmare --- but how Ilonggos handle these convergence of crowds successfully means the metropolis offers a safe atmosphere for visitors.
#james on Sep 13, 2015 :
Iloilo is a safe city where you can walk freely an leisurely in the streets even at night. You can cross path with police patrol cars roaming its roads, the sight of which makes you feel safer. You can sit down and sip coffee in cafes' at roadside without fear that your phone or tablet might be snatched by strangers.
#Eve on Sep 13, 2015 :
Iloilo is a very safe City. Great People! Impressive Development! Keep it Up! Im saddened with this dirty propaganda against Iloilo. This Filipino "Crab mentality" still exist. Instead of promoting Iloilo City as the Best and be Proud of ii! PROUD TO BE ILONGGO!!! USWAG ILOILO!
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2015 :
I think this site is being used by political opponents of the city govt officials with the aim of tarnishing the good image of Iloilo City. Iloilo City has been awarded as the Number 1 on Govt Efficiency 2015 by the Natl Competitiveness Council and i adjudged as Number 1 on administrative governance four years in a row. The city is of Iloilo is very safe. The inbound investments here in the last 4 years or is over $3Billion
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2015 :
Iloilo city has been awarded by the PNP as the Most Outstanding LGU highly urbanized cities 2014. The city is very safe with crime rate reduction better than the Natl average
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2015 :
Iloilo City is very safe. You can use your cellphones while in a jeepney and have no worries at all
#Jeff on Sep 11, 2015 :
I moved here from the bustling Cebu City thinking that Iloilo was a nice and quiet little town but I almost immediately regretted my decision. Most livable city? Who are you kidding? Iloilo has one of the highest electricity rates in the WORLD! No wonder there's no business here. I was also greeted with a tax hike when I came and the rent I paid for an apartment a couple months ago is now lacking! There's no water in the mornings, I couldn't sleep well at night because we have to stay up to wait for the water to run! There's always flooding in the streets, I ask some locals and they merely shrug it off as daily occurrence says local officials! What the heck is wrong with you people? Anong ginagawa ng taxes niyo?
#Jacque on Sep 11, 2015 :
I have gone to Iloilo for the Dinagyang festival countless times and I feel it has become boring and dangerous. Before my friends and I used to party in the streets until day break, now it is so dangerous because too many thieves and drunkards these days. Also it has become quite commercialized as compared to before when it was all about fun and merry-making. Dinagyang was the only thing keeping me from going back but now I don't know anymore.
#Mario on Sep 11, 2015 :
I am a bonafide Ilonggo, nagdako ako sa ciudad guid mismo (I grew up in the city centre), and I know for a fact that crime in Iloilo is very serious. Now that drugs has increased, several other crimes like theft and breaking and entering has increased as well. I have heard rumors that some politicians have their own sort of like crime gang to gather funds for the election next year. If you are trying to visit Iloilo I suggest you never go out alone and wearing expensive stuff. Never carry much cash where people can see your bulging wallet, otherwise expect it to be pick pocketed. Never leave your valuables in your vehicles EVEN IF you are parked in a secure location.
#Marie on Sep 06, 2015 :
There is always crime in Iloilo especially ones relating to drugs and murder. Just this year there were several executions done by drug cartels in Iloilo, nothing is done by the local police to solve these crimes. There are also several gangs here that specialize in breaking and entering homes and parked vehicles. If you're at home and you think you are safe, you are dead wrong.
#Catherine on Jun 14, 2015 :
I visited Iloilo City 5 times since November 2014 and the last was January 2015 during Dinagyang. Festival.Based from my experienced,ilonggos are very friendly, always have a ready smile.Foods esp seafoods are the best! Smallville is the best place to stay for a night out with friends. Taxi drivers were so polite. I recommend Iloilo City, a place to visit to see it for yourself and not to be influenced by survey alone. The most liveable and safe place to start off with your local trip.