Monday, December 18th, 2017

Books, art and antiques in the heart of Intramuros. It would be easy to spend a day browsing at the Silahis Center and Tradewinds Books, 744 Gen. Luna, Intramuros, 63-2-527-2113 and 63-2-527-2112.  

Infante flyover, Iloilo. Jalandoni flyover, Iloilo City. We have already expressed our sadness over the visual impact of the Infante flyover (overpass).  The French government financed “Mega Project” flyover at Jalandoni Street could be an even worse aesthetic disaster for Iloilo’s prettiest boulevard, Gen. Luna Street — and for the San Agustin campus.  We can’t imagine that the French would allow such a project in one of France’s historic downtowns.  Let’s…

This gives our recommendations for hotels and pension houses in Iloilo City especially good budget places to stay in Iloilo. There are countless choices when it comes to places to stay in Iloilo City.  We’ll just mention a few possibilities we are familiar with and like.  Just be warned that these are all mid-range to budget-minded Iloilo hotel choices. Those accustomed to the Marriott or Hilton will not appreciate these places, or maybe any hotel in Iloilo. If you want deluxe, the Sarabia Manor, Hotel del Rio or Day’s Hotel may be your best choices. Pensione del Carmen, Gen. Luna St. Iloilo City Pensione del Carmen, Gen. Luna St. Iloilo City This is a very quiet family-…