Iloilo City seeks a global label as a ‘gastronomic hotspot’
CITY OF ILOILO (PIA) – The city government of Iloilo aims to be recognized as a “gastronomic hotspot” on the world stage.
In a press release from the Public Information Office of the City of Iloilo, the city’s mayor, Jerry Treñas, said that the city government had submitted its candidacy for the Creative City of Gastronomy to the Organization. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
“Iloilo City is a gourmet hotspot waiting to be explored, experienced and enjoyed,” he said.
Treñas said he hopes for strong global promotions once the city is included in the coveted UNESCO citation, which is one of the seven creative fields that also include crafts and folk art, design , cinema, literature, media arts and music.
In his letter to the secretariat of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) based in Paris, France, the city’s top local official said that Iloilo City is passionate about providing its culinary assets for all. the most demanding palates.
“Our affection for cooking inspires a sense of pride in our people, our culture and our heritage,” he said.
Various plans have been identified for awareness raising and advocacy appreciation, innovations and implementation initiatives to boost the food industry.
“The community of Ilonggo is convinced that by winning the Creative City of Unesco Gastronomy, it will continue to guide us in achieving our goals of growth, progress and sustainable development,” said Treñas.
Created in 2004, UCCN encourages international cooperation within and between cities that have invested in culture and creativity as an accelerator of sustainable development. (Iloilo City PIO / LTP / PIA-Iloilo / Photo courtesy of the City of Iloilo Government)