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.
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo
City Iloilo City
Incorporated (as a district of Iloilo City) July 16, 1937
Government
 • Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (Liberal) (Mayor of Iloilo City)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5000
Area code(s) 33
Gentilic Ilonggo
Patron Saint Saint Anne
Feast Day July 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]

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