‘Bike Capital’ title seen to boost tourism in Iloilo City: Baronda

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Iloilo City Rep. Julienne Baronda said the city’s “Bike Capital” title should help boost the local economy through tourism and other related ventures.

“It should also inspire the Ilonggos to lead an active lifestyle and aid in the reduction of their carbon footprint,” said Baronda.

On the final day of the three-day Iloilo Bike Festival 2022 yesterday, the city government launched the city’s branding as the “Bike Capital of the Philippines” through the Iloilo City MICE Center. (

This, according to the solon, promises healthier bodies and allows people to do their part in saving the planet.

The launching of the “Bike Capital of the Philippines” title was also graced by Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. president Jomari Layson and chairman Rito Carlos Peñas, Department of Tourism regional director Cristine Mansinares, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, officials of Iloilo City and representatives of various local government units in lloilo province.