Number 1 sign is Iloilo’s official hand gesture

ILOILO Mayor Jose Espinosa III said they have adopted the Number One sign – an index finger pointed upwards - as the official hand sign to promote the city.

“Meaning to say it will remind us always that the letter ‘I’ stands for Iloilo and number one ang Iloilo always,” he said.

He urged every Ilonggo to use the sign as a reminder to strive for the top spot.

“To remind us also that wherever we are, for example, during the Aliwan fiesta, what do we want to aim in Aliwan fiesta? To be the number one,” Espinosa said. (Carolyn Jane Abello)