The Iloilo river rehab efforts have paid off as it is now teeming with marine life.

The Iloilo City Government under Mayor Jerry Treñas is working tirelessly to preserve and conserve the Iloilo river and everything it holds.

The efforts have paid off as the Iloilo river is now teeming with marine life. Fisherfolk and anglers enjoy the frequent catch of fish and crabs.

“A once proclaimed dead river, I pledged to revive for over a decade. I am very happy to see the fruits of our efforts as Ilonggos enjoy the biodiversity in the majestic Iloilo River,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas.

“Padayon ang aton paghalong sa aton natural resources para sa kaayuhan sang aton ciudad,” he added.

The Iloilo river is also home to varied mangrove species. It is a combination of salt water from the Guimaras Strait and fresh water from connecting rivers and creeks. The 15-kilometer estuary starts from Batiano in Oton and flows to Iloilo City’s districts – Lapuz, La Paz, Mandurriao, Molo, Arevalo, and the City Proper – and goes to the Iloilo Strait./