VISIT BACOLOD CITY

VISIT BACOLOD CITY

The City of Smile, Bacolod City  is a highly urbanized midsize  city in the Philippines.  It is the capital of the province  of Negros Occidental. Having a total of 499,497 inhabitants as of August 1, 2007, it is the most populous city in the Western Visayas    It is currently ranked as the 17th most populous city in the  Philippines.It is part of a  metropolitan  area called  Metro Bacolod,  which includes the cities of  Silay and Talisay It is notable for its world famous Masskara Festival held during the 3rd week of October. Known for being a relatively friendly city, it bears the nicknames “City of Smiles” and “Football City of the Philippines”. Bacolod City recently ranked no. 1 in a survey by MoneySense Magazine as the “Best Place to Live in the Philippines”.Bacolod ranks 3rd among the top ten “Next Wave Cities” of the Philippines for the best location for business process outsourcing  and offshoring  according to the 2010 report of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology

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.” Bacolod’s Masskara Festival held every October is the festival that earned for Bacolod the title: CITY OF SMILES”

Bacolod has a total land area of 16,145 hectares, including straits and bodies of water and the 124 hectare reclamation area; and is composed of 61 barangay (villages) and 639 purok (smaller units composing a village). It is accessible by sea through the ports of Banago; the BREDCO Port in the Reclamation Area, and the port of Pulupandan. By air, it is accessible through the New Bacolod- Silay  International Airport, which is approximately 13 (four is counting from the Lagoon) kilometers away from the center of the city.

“The Bacolod-Silay Airport”

Bacolod is ideally located on a level area, slightly sloping as it extends toward the sea with an average slope of 0.9 percent for the city proper and between 3 to 5 percent for the suburbs. The altitude is 32.8 feet or 10.0 meters above sea level with the Bacolod City Public Plaza as the  benchmark. Bacolod has two pronounced seasons, wet and dry. The rainy season starts from May to January of the following year with heavy rains occurring during the months of August and September. Dry season starts from the month of February until the last week of April.

Bacolod has a total land area of 16,145 hectares, including straits and bodies of water and the 124 hectare reclamation area; and is composed of 61 barangay (villages) and 639 purok (smaller units composing a village). It is accessible by sea through the ports of Banago; the BREDCO Port in the Reclamation Area, and the port of Pulupandan. By air, it is accessible through the New Bacolod Silay International Airport, which is approximately 13 (four is counting from the Lagoon) kilometers away from the center of the city.

Bacolod is ideally located on a level area, slightly sloping as it extends toward the sea with an average slope of 0.9 percent for the city proper and between 3 to 5 percent for the suburbs. The altitude is 32.8 feet or 10.0 meters above  sea level with the Bacolod City Public Plaza as the benchmark. Bacolod has two pronounced seasons, wet and dry. The rainy season starts from May to January of the following year with heavy rains occurring during the months of August and September. Dry season starts from the month of February until the last week of April.

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Visit Jojo Vito House of Masks at Metrodome Center. This gallery houses the most numbered of masks collection in Bacolod.

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punta taytay

Experience the beautiful sunset at Punta Taytay. They also offer fresh seafood

7th Falls, Mambukal Mountain Resort

7th Falls, Mambukal Mountain Resort

 While in Bacolod, you can have just a day side trip to Mambukal Mountain Resort

 Visiting Bacolod will never be complete without trying the famous chicken inasal

ALONA W/ CAMERA CLUB OF NEGROS AT NEW GOVERNMENT CENTER, NOW CALL AS PEOPLE’S HOUSE. Masks are made by VITO

PALA PALAIf you are adventurous enough, you can visit Bacolod Pala-pala,buy fresh seafood and have it cooked by some stalls in the area.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacolod_City

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