The main purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the status, problems and trends of guidance services in the secondary schools of Iloilo City for the school year 1996-1997. A checklist was devised and used to gather data on the status of the guidance services. The problems and trends were ascertained through the use of a research-made rating scale. Both instruments were jury validated, pilot-tested and tested for reliability. The respondents of the study were the 255 secondary school teachers, 12 guidance counselors, and nine principals selected through two-stage sampling, a combination of stratified and simple random sampling. The statistical tools employed were the means, the standard deviations, the t-test, and the Pearson r. All inferential statistics were set at .05 alpha level. The guidance services in general and specific areas of development focus, guidance needs coverage, specific services, guidance facilities and materials, administration and personnel were assessed to be adequate. The problem in the organization and operation of the guidance services were moderately serious. The top three guidance services-related beliefs among the respondents were: (1) the guidance play and important role in career education; (2) there is a trend toward professionalization of the guidance counselor position; (3) school counselors will play an important role in intervention programs. Significant positive correlations existed between problems and types of school ownership and length of school's existence. While significant and negative correlations existed between status and problems. Significant correlations also existed between problems and school set-up, problems and student population.