Lapuz, Iloilo City

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Lapuz District
Distrito sang Lapus
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo
City Iloilo City
Established (as a part of La Paz) July 16, 1937
Incorporated (as a district of Iloilo City) December 17, 2008
Government
 • Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (Liberal) (Mayor of Iloilo City)
Area
 • Total 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5000
Area code(s) 33
Gentilic Taga-Lapuz/Lapus
Feast Day October 12
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Lapuz is one of the seven districts of Iloilo City, in the Philippine province of Iloilo, on the island of Panay, in the Western Visayas.

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Lapuz was a part of the La Paz district ever since the latter was a town during the Spanish regime. It is common knowledge among the Ilonggos that the name "Lapuz" came from the Hiligaynon word, "lapus" which means "to insert/pass through" because of its location.

After several years of being a part of La Paz, Lapuz finally gained its independence and district status on December 17, 2008 after the Sangguniang Panglungsod (City Council) of Iloilo City passed a resolution for the district to have its own police station and fire station.[2]

The two-time champion of the Dinagyang Festival, Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School, hails from Lapuz.

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