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ILOILO CITY “THE ATHENS OF THE PHILIPPINES

Iloilo City Molo District

Molo is often referred to as the „Athens of the Philippines“ due to its association with influential Filipino intellectuals and political leaders. Many renowned Philippine Ilustrados, philosophers, and political figures were born in Molo. The district has produced numerous chief justices, senators, governors, generals, congressmen, and cabinet officials throughout history.

Molo is home to the iconic Molo Church, a centuries-old church located in front of the Molo Plaza. The church is a notable landmark and holds cultural and religious significance.

Molo is also famous for its local culinary delight, Pancit Molo, a popular dish named after the district where it originated.

 

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