Twilight – Iloilo River Esplanade by Runji Jamolo

Twilight at the Iloilo River Esplanade is the title of the set of mobile photos snapped by multi-awarded Ilonggo broadcast journalist Runji Jamolo. 

The photo was captured September 18, 2021 by Jamolo at the viewing deck of Esplanade 6 at the foot of the Forbes Bridge in La Paz district. This photo was posted on her Facebook timeline.

Runji Jamolo is the Broadcast Production Supervisor of Radio Pilipinas Iloilo. 

Twilight by Runji Jamolo at the Iloilo River Esplanade is like what Dean Koontz described as a “The whisper of the dusk is night shedding its husk.” It offers peaceful aura in a urban center who continue to fight pandemic. 

The Iloilo River Esplanade was opened in August 18, 2012. It expanded in the last 8 years making the Esplanade an integral part of the Iloilo River snailing from Carpenter’s Bridge in Mandurriao district up to the Muelle Loney at Iloilo City’s waterfront and downtown area. 
Today, the Iloilo River Esplanade is compose of 10 sections and it stretches a total length of 9.035 kilometers. It is now considered as the longest linear park in the country. 

The esplanade has become the preferred venue of the Ilonggos for physical activity like walking, jogging, biking, and Zumba. It also serves as an events area for arts and culture, environmental advocacy, photography, and a favorite outdoor hang-out for fishing, dating, leisure, and relaxation. 

The Iloilo Sunset Boulevard

The magnificent afternoon view of Iloilo sunset will soon earn its rightful place in the upcoming construction of the Iloilo River North Avenue for it will be called as Iloilo’s Sunset Boulevard, according to Sen. Frank M. Drilon. 

Also read: Iloilo Sunset Boulevard is IRNA’s name once completed

The P803-million IRNA project will have a 4-lane road stretching 5.5 kilometers from the foot of Iloilo River Esplanade 1 and 2 in Molo district to Brgy. Cagbang in Oton town.

The Iloilo Sunset Boulevard will have a walkway and bikeway on each side. Bridges will also be constructed at various points for crossing the Iloilo River.

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