Iloilo: The Queen City of the South

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As the capital of the province of the same name, Iloilo City is the regional center of Western Visayas. A city rich in culture and history, the city's primary language is Hiligaynon, commonly known as Ilonggo, followed by English which used for business and education. Historically, the city came second only to Manila in terms of trade and education as well as luxury.

Today, the Iloilo has grown into a burgeoning city. The city enjoys a population of just under 450,000 people, 92.8% of whom are literate. The city is home to many major fish ports, an international seaport, and many of today's fast-growing businesses. Most of the city's economic activity comes from the service sector which takes up 82%, followed by industry and agriculture at 14% and 4% respectively. Furthermore, majority of the businesses currently existing and thriving in the Iloilo environment are under the category of Community, Social, and Personal Services. The Iloilo International Airport is also the 4th busiest airport in the county, with international flights going to Singapore, Hong Kong, and soon Seoul. Recently, airlines such as SEAIR have started offering daily flights between Iloilo and Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, giving easy access to those who wish to expand to this area from other regions.

Iloilo City is the up and coming business destination in the Western Visayas Region. Several BPOs and contact centers have already set up shop in this city including some big names like Tele Tech and Iloilo Ayala Techno Hub. Also currently in full swing construction is the Iloilo Business Park developed by Megaworld Corporation. This business park is set to house hotels, condominium developments, and BPO office buildings.

Due to the rich resource of skilled and highly literate workers and the positive economic growth that the city is currently experiencing, more and more investors are looking towards either expanding or investing in Iloilo city. The city of Iloilo was also recently named one of the country's Top 10 Next Wave Cities for IT-BPO by the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO). Aside from BPOs, some of the city's other major industries include telecommunications infrastructure, banking and finance, and the management of port facilities.

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