A historic list of firsts: ILOILO (part 2)

May 17, 2011 by

The first 10 have been published already, so here is the continuation:

11. The first department store in the country. Hoskyn & Co., established in 1877.

Hoskyn and Co: Now.

12. The first city outside Manila to have direct shipping lines with Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Europe and America.

13. The first commercial airline in the country was the Iloilo Negros Air Express Co. (INAEC).

From the collections of Björn Larsson and David Zekria

From the collections of Björn Larsson and David Zekria

14. The first Philippine airline established after World War II was organized by Ilonggos…the FEATI.

15. The first provincial high school in the Philippines…Iloilo National High School.

photo courtesy of http://www.skyscrapercity.com

16. The first Elementary School established under the Americans- Baluarte Elementary School in Molo.

17. The first protestant barrio in the country-Calvario in Janiuay.

18. The first Baptist Church in the Philippines – Jaro Evangelical Church.

19. The first luxury liner in the island – S/S Don Esteban of the De la Rama Line.

20. The first city to have double – decked buses.


  1. RamirJM

    Very informative, Bob! Keep them coming!

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