Bacolod City

As my wife is from San Carlos City Negros Occidental Philippines, I thought I would create a photo post about the nearby city of Bacolod.

Country  Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Negros Occidental
District 1st district of Negros Occidental
Founded 1898
Cityhood July 1, 1960

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San Carlos City

Geography

Located along the coast of Tañon Strait, the city is located at the crossroads of four major cities in the Visayas: Cebu City, Bacolod City, Iloilo City and Dumaguete City. It has a 40 km coastline of which some parts are covered with mangroves. The city has a deep natural harbor protected from inclement weather by Refugio Island (a.k.a.Sipaway Island). Due to these aspects, the Philippine Ports Authority has chosen the San Carlos City port from among other ports in the province for its expansion program in 1998 which include the reclamation of four hectares of sea to accommodate various port buildings, facilities and container vans, an extension on the east side for two RO-RO vessels and the extension of the length of the port to 242.5 meters.

Climate

San Carlos City has two pronounced seasons, wet and dry. The rainy season is from May to January with heavy rains occurring during the months of August and September. Dry season lasts from February to April. December and January are the coldest months while April is the hottest.

History

Pre-Spanish and Spanish colonization

San Carlos City was formerly named Nabingkalan, deriving its name from Nabingka, a beautiful daughter of a chieftain of the Negrito settlement in the area, who ruled the barrio during the early part in the 17th century. She was famous for her loveliness and mental and physical prowess. After her death, the people mourned for two years, and to perpetuate her memory, named the barrio Nabingkalan. The settlement was later bought by Carlos Apurado from Badian, Cebu, who, with the help of fellow pioneers, developed the settlement into a thriving Christian village. Fragments of written history show that in 1856, the Island of Buglas (Negros), as a politico-military province under Spain, was divided into two provinces, West Negros under Iloilo and East Negros under Cebu. The barrio of Nabingkalan under Calatrava, was under the jurisdiction of Iloilo. Señor Don Emilio Saravia, the first political-military governor in the island during the Spanish era, renamed the place and established it as a pueblo.

San Carlos prospered through the years, however, the village lost its pueblo category, and in 1890, when Negros Island was divided into Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, San Carlos was recorded as an arrabal or barrio of Calatrava (Hilub-ang). On October 16, 1898, a parish priest of Calatrava, then the township under which jurisdiction Nabingkalan, was a barrio, visited the place. He found it more prosperous than the town proper. So he assembled the cabezas de barangay and after a short conference, decided to name the new town San Carlos, in honor of the Patron Saint of the barrio, Saint Carlos Borromeo, whose feast day was November 4, and on that same day, the seat of the town was transferred to San Carlos.

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Country  Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Negros Occidental
Legal Class Highly Urbanized City
Income Class 1st
Legislative District Lone District of Bacolod City
Barangays 61
Incorporated (town) 1755 or 1756
Incorporated (city) June 18, 1938
Government
 – Type Local (Mayor-council)
 – Mayor G Evelio Ramos Leonardía (NPC)[1][2]
 – Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Aliguin Saysón (NPC)
 – City Representative Anthony Rolando Torrillo Golez, Jr. (NPC)
 – City Council
Area[3]
 – City 162.67 km2 (62.81 sq mi)
 – Metro 578.65 km2 (223.42 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 10 m (32.8 ft)
Population (August 1, 2007)[5][6][7][8]
 – City 499,497
 – Density 3,071/km2 (7,953/sq mi)
 – Urban 573,966
 – Metro 716,306
 – Metro density 1,238/km2 (3,206/sq mi)
Demonym English: Bacolodian
Spanishbacoleño(masculine), bacoleña(feminine)
HiligaynonBacolodnon
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6100
Area code 34
Website www.bacolodcity.gov.ph

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Bacolod City

The City of Bacolod (Filipino: Lungsod ng Bacólod), is a highly urbanized midsize Philippine city. 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 Region. 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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Robinsons_Place_Bacolod

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Bacolod-003 SM Bacolod
Bacolod-003 SM Bacolod

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Bacolod-004 Gaisano

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Bacolod-005 Bacolod Airport

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Bacolod-006 Nice Homes

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Bacolod-007-Nice-Homes-2

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Bacolod-008-Nice-Homes-3

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Bacolod-009 Public Market

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http://bok27.wordpress.com/tag/bacolod-city/

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.San Carlos City Official Website
San Carlos City Official Website

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http://www.sancarloscity.gov.ph/

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http://negros-occ.gov.ph/

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meat loaf


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