Destination Analysis on Guiamaras

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Introduction

Iloilo city is the gateway to Guimaras Island. An island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Among the smallest provinces, its capital is Jordan. The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros. To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental. Guimaras was a sub-province of Iloilo until it was made an independent province on May 22, 1992. The people of Guimaras are considered as Guimarasnon and their languages are Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a as it was once a sub-province of Iloilo. Hiligaynon is the major language spoken, although the people can understand and speak Tagalog and English

a. Transportation

• Land - All the five municipalities and most barangays within the province are accessible by land transport. However, three island barangays can only be reached via pumpboats and about 10 inland barangays are only accessible by using four-wheel drive vehicles and motorcycles due to poor condition of roads.

a) Jeepney- the main mode of transportation in the island province of Guimaras. Jeepneys are not only popular in Guimaras, but it is also a part of the Filipino culture. The locals at Guimaras say that it is not practical for Guimaras' residents to own a private car because there are many available and cheap modes of transportation. Jeepneys are used when there you want to transport a group of people ranging from 10 – 20. The Jeepney fare at Guimaras costs P13 per person. In Iloilo, jeepneys also the main transportation it cost 6 pesos for students and 7pesos for non students.

b) Tricycles-
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