◈ ILOILO City – Transportation

Time required : Manila ↔ Iloilo 50mins (flight)
Kalibo ↔ Iloilo 3hrs. (car)
Iloilo airport ↔ ESL CENTER 20mins. (car)
Flight Information : Incheon / Busan (International) ↔ Manila (Domestic) ↔ Iloilo: Korean Air, Asiana, Jeju Air, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific
Incheon / Busan (international) ↔ Kalibo: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, AirAsia (3 hours from Kalibo by car)
Sightseeing time : Incheon Airport ↔ Manila 3 hours and 30 minutes. Manila to Iloilo is 50 minutes (airplane). Kalibo to Iloilo 3 hours (vehicle).
Iloilo Airport ↔ ESL CENTER 20 minutes.

◈ ILOILO City – General Information

  • Iloilo is the fourth largest city in the Philippines and the capital city of Panay Island which is one of the 7107 islands in the Philippines.
  • It is easy to travel from Iloilo to other places such as Boracay Island, Cebu, Bohol, Hongkong, Singapore, etc. since it is located in the Central Philippines and it has a lot of non-stop flights.
  • The population is about 700 thousand and there are over 40 universities and colleges in Iloilo.
    – Iloilo is a suitable place to study English since there are a lot of universities and young people to be highly qualified tutors.
  • The lowest crime volume city among cities in the Philippines.
  • In 2015 APEC was held in Iloilo.
  • It keeps beautiful and clean environment with world famous vacation spots such as Boracay Island and Guimaras Island.
    – – cleaner, safer and lighter traffic than other cities.
  • It is called as yolk land because it has a pleasing climate.

The City of Iloilo (Hiligaynon: Syudad sang Iloilo or Dakbanwa sg Iloilo, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Iloilo, Spanish: Ciudad de Iloilo) is a highly urbanized city in Panay Island in the Philippines, and the capital city of the province of Iloilo. It is the regional center of the Western Visayas as well as the center of the Iloilo-Guimaras Metropolitan Area. In the 2010 census, Iloilo City had a population of 424,619 with a 1.8% population annual growth rate.[4] It is bordered by the towns of Oton in the west, Pavia in the north, Leganes in the northeast and the Iloilo Strait in its eastern and southern coastline. The city was a conglomeration of former towns, which are now the geographical districts, consisting of: Jaro (an independent city-before), Molo, La Paz, Mandurriao, Villa Arevalo, and Iloilo City Proper. The district of Lapuz, a former part of La Paz, was declared a separate district in 2008.

People can enjoy fresh air and idyllic scenery more in Iloilo compare to other cities. Also it has great circumstance to study abroad. People can easily see a lot of universities and university students everywhere as Iloilo is known as the Educational City of the Philippines. Iloilo is not a big city but a suitable city to study English.

The name “Iloilo City” was derived from “irong-irong”, a reference to the native word “irong” which means “nose”. The name took after the nose-like configuration of the main settlement area during the pre-Spanish period as so shaped by the Iloilo River. Chinese traders who frequent the area and who mispronounce the “r” sounds with “l” sounds, soon popularized the term “ilong-ilong” which later evolved into the current name Iloilo Arial 9.5 The name is said to have also evolved from a local fish of the same name which was indigenous to the place and which was a staple in the early inhabitants’ daily meals. Iloilo City was also referred to as the “Most Loyal and Noble City” or “La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciuded de Iloilo” in Spanish. This is an inscription in the Coat of Arms from the Royal Decree of 1896 in recognition of the local people’s .

The rapid economic growth of the place led to the opening of the port of Iloilo to world trade in 1855. Iloilo soon emerged to be the biggest center of commerce and trade in the Visayas and Mindanao, second only to Manila. In 1890 under Becera Law of 1899 the Ayuntamiento of Iloilo (City Government) was established. The City of Iloilo by virtue of a Royal Decree of 1896 was given the honor of having a Coat of Arms with the Inscription: “La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo.”

◈ ILOILO City – Advantage

Iloilo City is called the Educational city since it has over 40 universities and colleges.
There are numerous universities in Iloilo which have established their identity and passed accreditations. One of these are the University of the Philippines Visayas, West Visayas State University, Central Philippine University, University of the San Agustin and so on. Consequently, a large number of young people and professionals are to be highly qualified tutors. Thus, Iloilo can be the best venue of English study.

◈ ILOILO City – International Exchange

Cultural Interchange conference
with the mayor of Iloilo
Educational exchange
between CPU and a university in Korea

◈ Dinagyang Festival

◈ Korean Ilonggo Festival

◈ CPU General Information

◈ ILOILO Tourism – Boracay Island

“They Call it Paradise” one of the most beautiful islands in the world
Boracay Island is located in the North of Panay Island where Iloilo is located. It is a small island and can be reached by bus from Iloilo. Fancy emerald waters and 4kilometer clean white sandy beach make it one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

◈ ILOILO Tourism – Guimaras Island

Guimaras Island is known as "the Enchanted Rock“ in waters off Iloilo You can taste the sweetest mangos here. Although these mouthwatering mangos are worth enough to visit. The best reason why thousands of tourists love Guimaras Island is the fantastic white sandy beach and clear emerald waters here. It is 20 minute distance away from Iloilo by ship, you can enjoy horse riding, skin scuba and playing survival game.