PNoy to unveil convention center, business park markers

President Benigno S. Aquino today will lead the unveiling of the marker of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), the first state of the art convention and event center in Western Visayas.

He will also unveil the township marker of the Iloilo Business Park, a 72-hectare business location developed by Megaworld in Mandurriao district.

The 700 million ICC is situated within Iloilo Business Park. It can accommodate more than 3,000 people at any given time and comprised of a ground plenary hall, function rooms, museum and a VIP room.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) started the construction of the ICC in December 9, 2013.

The facility boasts of a unique architectural design by Ilonggo architect, William Coscolluela featuring paraw, a native double outrigger sailboat in the Visayas region, used in the annual Paraw Regatta Festival sailboat race. Also, abstract designs of the famous Dinagyang Festival are featured on the glass walls of the center.

 After his tour of the facilities, President Aquino who will be introduced by Senate President Franklin Drilon, instrumental behind the construction of ICC, is expected to give a message during the inauguration program.

Dr. Andrew Tan, Chairman and CEO of Megaworld Corporation will likewise give a message.

Aside from Drilon, other top government officials expected at the event are DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

Congressman Jerry Trenas, Governor Arthur Defensor, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will lead the local officials who will welcome President Aquino. (JCM/LAF/PIA6-Iloilo)


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