By Rjay Zuriaga Castor

PHOTO: Ronny Poblacion (Facebook)

ILOILO CITY— Starring Ian Veneracion and Andrea Torres, the Philippine adaptation of the 2005 South Korean television drama series “A Love to Kill” will be filmed in Iloilo City. 

The big news came after Mayor Jerry Treñas in a Facebook post happily revealed that directors from the Studio Three Sixty met with him and Tourism Officer Junel Ann Divinagrcia recently.

“Nalipay guid ako nga mapabugal naton ang ciudad sa bilog nga kalibutan paagi sa mini-series nga i-shoot diri mismo sa Ciudad sang Paghigugma!” Treñas said. 

(I am very happy and proud that our city, the 'City of Love', has been chosen as the location for a mini-series that will be shown worldwide.)

The city mayor added that he is personally supporting this initiative and is proud to showcase the beauty of the city to the world.

The Netflix project will be directed by Lester Pimentel and will be made available on the global streaming platform. 

Aside from Iloilo City, the project will also feature the historic cemetery of Janiuay town in Iloilo province. Once featured in the National Geographic Magazine, the cemetery which was inaugurated in 1884 was hailed as the most artistic cemetery in the country.
“Just got the confirmation of Brother Fritz Silorio, Production Designer of “A Love to Kill” about the inclusion of the grandiose Janiuay cemetery in the 1st episode of 6 a 360 Studio’s mini-series for Netflix,” Janiuay-born filmmaker Ronny Poblacion said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

The cemetery features Gothic architectural styles and elements through its three grand staircases and three arched entrance gates with a Byzantine stone cross above, and octagonal mortuary capilla covered by a pointed dome roof and designed in lancet-shaped doors and windows. 

Edited by Phylline Cristel Calubayan