|La Muy Leal y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo |
(The Most Loyal and Noble City of Iloilo)
The City of Iloilo is located on the island of Iloilo in the western Visayas region, about 460 km southeast of Manila.
Iloilo was historically one of the major agricultural centres of the Philippines, exporting sugar, bananas, mangoes and other products during the Spanish and American colonial periods.
August 26 : Anniversary of the "Cry of Balintawak"
The City of Iloia's Coat of Arms stamps were issued on August 26, 1951, the 56th anniversary of the "Cry of Balintawak", the day Andres Bonifacio and his fellow revolutionaries supposedly tore up their cedulas (residence certificates) protesting Spanish rule and starting the revolution against Spanish authorities.
First Day of Issue Cachet
A map of the island Iloilo is shown on the first day of issue cachet.
First Day Covers