Iloilo River

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Iloilo River
River
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Aerial photo showing the Iloilo Strait, including in the center Iloilo City and the Iloilo River
Country Philippines
Municipality Iloilo City
Mouth Iloilo Strait
 - location Iloilo City
Wikimedia Commons: Iloilo River
Mouth of the Iloilo River from the Iloilo Strait, the Philippines, with the Petronas oil depot on the right and the Paralo pumpboat ferry terminal on the left
Iloilo River in Iloilo City
Fast craft ferries from 2GO Travel and Oceanjet at the fast ferry terminal on the Iloilo River, going to Bacolod.

The Iloilo River located in the Province of Iloilo, Philippines is actually an estuary.

The river starts in Oton at Batiano River, which is also an estuary, then traverses the Iloilo City districts of Lapuz, Lapaz, Mandurriao, Molo, Arevalo and the city proper, before emptying into the Iloilo Strait.

Iloilo River wharf, including Muelle Loney in City Proper, is a natural harbor which made it a preferred port of call for ships seeking protection from strong winds and tropical monsoons. It serves as port for inter island ferries that travel from Iloilo City to Bacolod City on Negros and to Guimaras. It is also drop-off point for fishing vessels that bring in their catch from the sea to be delivered to markets all over Iloilo.

The Port of Iloilo was opened for international trade on 1855 and the coming of British Vice-consul Nicholas Loney, a year later, that led to the fast development of sugar industry in the region.

The Iloilo River Esplanade in Mandurriao district is a park development in one of its river banks constructed as a recreation area and an attraction for visitors.

The bridges that cross the river include, into City Proper the Quirino-Lopez Bridge (built 1967, rehabilitated 2000) going to Lapuz district and Forbes (1910, rehabilitated 1975), Jalandoni and Drilon bridges going to La Paz district; and Diversion Bridge (1982) and Carpenters Bridge (2010, replacing a now-pedestrian only bridge) between Mandurriao and Molo districts.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Pendon, Lydia C. (2012). "Drilon wants name at bridge erased". The Daily Guardian. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Pendon, Lydia C. (June 10, 2013). "DOT launches 7 Bridges of Blessings in Iloilo City". Sun-Star Iloilo. Retrieved 12 May 2014.