Molo, Iloilo City

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Molo District

Distrito sang Molo
The Parish of Saint Anne in the Molo District of Iloilo City.
The Parish of Saint Anne in the Molo District of Iloilo City.
CountryPhilippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
CityIloilo City
Incorporated (as a district of Iloilo City)July 16, 1937
Government
 • MayorJed Patrick Mabilog (Liberal) (Mayor of Iloilo City)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5000
Area code(s)33
GentilicIlonggo
Patron SaintSaint Anne
Feast DayJuly 26
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Molo is one of the seven districts of Iloilo City.[2] Molo was a separate town before it was merged into Iloilo City in 1937. It was originally the parián of Iloilo, the area that all Chinese residents must live.

Molo is the home to the historic Molo Church, officially the Church of St. Anne Parish, which lies in front of the plaza. The national high school of the city, Iloilo City National High School is located in Molo. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) are among the government agencies with regional offices in Molo.

The Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal, visited the Molo church on his way to Manila from exile in Dapitan. He exclaimed as he saw the church "la iglesia bonita!", acknowledging its beauty.[3]

Places and Landmarks[edit]

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Molo Mansion, otherwise known as Yusay-Consing Mansion in Locsin Street.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Beato Pedro Calungsod, martyred catechist and missionary (c. 1654-1672)
  • Jhett Tolentino, award-winning Broadway producer
  • Rodolfo T. Ganzon, Filipino Politician (former Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, Congressman of the second district of Iloilo, Mayor of Iloilo City)[5]
  • Jed Patrick Mabilog, former Mayor of Iloilo City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g National Statistics Office. "2010 Census of Population and Housing — Western Visayas". pp. 100–104.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  3. ^ http://www.thenewstoday.info/2006/07/26/molo.church.html
  4. ^ http://www.unofficialguide.ph/molo-mansion/
  5. ^ http://www.iloilotoday.com/2014/10/iloilo-city-council-honors-late-senator.html

Coordinates: 10°42′N 122°33′E / 10.700°N 122.550°E / 10.700; 122.550