Iloilo, Guimaras, Miag-ao: Now there’s mango pizza, Empanada Giring

Iloilo evokes old, genteel mansions, stately churches, small streets, biscocho bread and mangoes. On every visit, we find something new to discover. This recent trip was no exception.

We settled at the Iloilo Business Park, a few minutes’ drive from the Iloilo International Airport.

Founded in 1566, the province of Iloilo in Western Visayas has seen robust development in recent years that could rival Makati’s Central Business District and Taguig’s Bonifacio Global City.

On a three-day tour of the city and its environs, we stayed at Richmonde Hotel and Courtyard Iloilo by Marriott.