Iloilo had been blessed by two (2) talented and unique personalities that shaped the course of history of the Philippines. Graciano Lopez-Jaena and Jaime Cardinal Sin had been both the proud children of Iloilo and at the same time the symbols of Philippines’ welfare
Butuan City could be considered as the symbolic cradle of civilization of the Philippines. The ‘Balangays’ or ‘sailboats’ had been known to travel around the ancient Southest Asia for trade and to look for suitable land for existence. Even before the Spanish era, there had been traces of civilization in the Philippines and Butuan City had been a silent witness of that ancient society.