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Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
(Hiligaynon: Negros Nakatundan; Cebuano: Kasadpang Negros; Filipino: Kanlurang Negros), also known as Occidental Negros or Western Negros, is a province located in the region of Western Visayas, in the Philippines. It occupies the northwestern half of the large island of Negros, with Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
comprising the southeastern half. Known as the "Sugarbowl of the Philippines", Negros Occidental produces more than half the nation's sugar output. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
faces the island-province of Guimaras
Guimaras
and the province of Iloilo
Iloilo
on Panay Island
Panay Island
to the northwest across the Panay Gulf and the Guimaras
Guimaras
Strait. The primary spoken language is Hiligaynon and the predominant religious denomination is Roman Catholicism. Bacolod
Bacolod
City is the capital, seat of government and the most populous city of the province, but is governed independently as a highly urbanized city. With a population of 2,497,261 inhabitants,[2] it is the most populated province in Western Visayas, the second most-populous province in the Visayas
Visayas
after Cebu
Cebu
and the 8th most-populous province of the Philippines.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics

3.1 Religion

4 Culture, arts and people

4.1 Media

5 Sports

5.1 Football 5.2 Boxing 5.3 Golf 5.4 Karatedo 5.5 Basketball 5.6 Mixed Martial Arts

6 Economy 7 Infrastructure

7.1 Bacolod- Silay
Silay
International Airport 7.2 Kabankalan
Kabankalan
City Domestic Airport 7.3 Sipalay
Sipalay
Airport 7.4 Road network and accommodations 7.5 Energy and water 7.6 Communications and medical facilities 7.7 Banking, finance and accessibility

8 Landmarks

8.1 Panaad Park and Stadium 8.2 Capitol Park and Lagoon 8.3 Fountain of Justice 8.4 Bacolod
Bacolod
Public Plaza 8.5 Balay Negrense 8.6 Mariano Ramos Ancestral House 8.7 San Diego Pro-cathedral 8.8 The Ruins 8.9 Paglaum Sports Complex 8.10 Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Multi-Purpose Activity Center

9 Education 10 Food and agriculture 11 Administrative divisions 12 Congressional districts 13 Notable people 14 Notable universities and colleges 15 See also 16 References 17 External links

History[edit] See also: Negros Revolution

Last page of the Acta de Capitulación (English: Surrender Document).

Negros was originally known to the natives as "Buglas", meaning "cut off" in old Hiligaynon. When the Spaniards arrived in April 1565, they named it "Negros" because of the dark-skinned natives they found. Two of the earliest native settlements were Binalbagan
Binalbagan
and Ilog which later became towns in 1572 and 1584, respectively. Other settlements were Hinigaran, Bago, Marayo (now Pontevedra), Mamalan (now Himamaylan) and Candaguit (now a sitio of San Enrique). Ilog was made the first capital of the province in 1743. This was later transferred to Himamaylan. Bacolod
Bacolod
finally became the capital in 1849. The island was divided into Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
and Negros Oriental in 1890. The two provinces were briefly united as an independent Republic of Negros
Republic of Negros
with Bacolod
Bacolod
as the capital on November 27, 1898. It became a protectorate of the United States
United States
until 1901, when the republic was dissolved, with the two provinces annexed back to the Philippines. During the succeeding decades between 1901 and the 1930s, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
were both under Insular Government
Insular Government
of the United States
United States
of America as with the rest of the nation and later under the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Economic growth continued especially with Philippine sugar having a part of the US market. The socio-economic lives of the island of Negros, from the 1950s up to the late 1980s, depended as before, mainly on the sugar industry. During World War II, both Negros provinces were invaded by Imperial Japanese forces, resorting many residents to flee to the inland mountains.[3] Negros Island
Negros Island
was liberated by combined Philippine & American troops with the local Negrense guerillas attacking the Japanese on August 6, 1945. The 7th, 73rd, 74th and 75th Infantry Divisions of the Philippine Commonwealth Army were established from January 3, 1942 to June 30, 1946 and the 7th Constabulary Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was active from October 28, 1944 to June 30, 1946 at the Military General Headquarters in Negros Occidental.[clarification needed] They started the engagements of the Anti-Japanese Imperial Military Operations in Negros from 1942 to 1945 against the Japanese Imperial forces.[further explanation needed] Global sugar prices dropped during the 1970s and 1980s, which negatively impacted the production of sugar in the island. Quality of life and sugar production were intertwined, so lower production meant lower quality of life for thousands that relied on the industry for sustenance and financial stability. The province saw a dangerous spike in the percentage of malnourished infants which was as high as 78%.[4] Negros Occidental's problem on malnourished infants gained global prominence among the press in 1985, as they ran covers on both, local and international newspapers.[5][6] During the 1970s and 1980s, atrocities against peasants were committed, with one such harrowing example being the Escalante Massacre.[7] Negros del Norte was created from Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
on January 3, 1986, but its creation was declared unconstitutional on July 11, 1986, and was immediately abolished on August 18, 1986. Towards the end of 1987, after the successful overthrow of the Marcos regime, the overall economic situation started to show a positive upturn. The campaign for agricultural diversification had been gaining momentum, paving the way for more landowners to invest in prawn and fish farming, seafood catching, raising of livestock and high-value organic produce such as fruits and vegetables, as well as other cash crops. Investments' upswing became apparent by 1988. The participation of the industrial sector accelerated the consumer-led economic growth and development manifested with the increase in sales of consumer goods and by-products. Today, Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
remains one of the most progressive and largely developed Philippine provinces, in large due to the profits from the sugar industry, but also due to economic diversification in other fields. In 29 May 2015, the Negros Island Region
Negros Island Region
was formed when Negros Occidental and its capital was separated from Western Visayas
Western Visayas
and transferred to the new region along with Negros Oriental, when President Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
signed Executive Order No. 183, s. 2015.[8] But it was abolished on August 9, 2017 when President Rodrigo Duterte revoked Executive Order No. 183, s. 2015 through the signage of Executive Order No. 38, citing the reason of the lack of funds to fully establish the NIR according to Benjamin Diokno, the Secretary of Budget and Management, reverting Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
and its capital back into Western Visayas.[9] However, with the Philippines' current presidential administration promoting federalism, the idea of the twin provinces of Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
and Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
reunified into one federal state/region is already in the talks of local provincial politicians, with some additional support from the native Negrenses.[10][11] Geography[edit]

Mount Kanlaon
Mount Kanlaon
is the highest peak in Negros and the 3rd most-active volcano in the Philippines.

Lakawon
Lakawon
island's beach in Cadiz City

Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
is located in the western side of Negros Island, the fourth largest island in the Philippines, with a total land area of 7,802.54 square kilometres (3,012.58 sq mi).[12] If Bacolod City is included for geographical purposes, the province has an area of 7,965.21 square kilometres (3,075.38 sq mi).[12] The province is approximately 375 kilometres (233 mi) long from north to south. It is bounded by the Visayan Sea
Visayan Sea
in the north, Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf
on the west, Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
province and Tañon Strait
Tañon Strait
on the east and Sulu Sea
Sulu Sea
on the south. Negros is basically volcanic, making its soil ideal for agriculture. Eighty percent of all arable land in the island region is cultivated. The north and western parts of the province are largely composed of plains and gentle slopes. A mountain range lines the eastern part of the province, forming the basis of the border with Negros Oriental. Kanlaon Volcano, which is partially located in Negros Oriental, rises to a height of 2,465 m (8,087 ft) and is the highest peak in the Visayas. Demographics[edit]

Population census of Negros Occidental

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1990 1,892,728 —    

1995 2,031,841 +1.34%

2000 2,136,647 +1.08%

2007 2,370,269 +1.44%

2010 2,396,039 +0.39%

2015 2,497,261 +0.79%

(excluding Bacolod
Bacolod
City) Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][13][14]

Languages Spoken (2000)[15]

Language

Speakers

Hiligaynon

1,958,294

Cebuano

181,452

Other Visayan languages

8,082

Kinaray-a

5,150

Others

12,073

Not Reported

18,234

The population of Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
in the 2015 census was 2,497,261 people,[2] with a density of 320 inhabitants per square kilometre or 830 inhabitants per square mile. If Bacolod
Bacolod
City is included for geographical and statistical purposes, the total population is 3,059,136 people, with a density of 384/km2 (995/sq mi). Residents of Negros are called "Negrenses" (and less often "Negrosanons") and many are of either pure/mixed Austronesian heritage, with foreign ancestry (i.e. Chinese and/or Spanish) as minorities. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
is predominantly a Hiligaynon-speaking province by 84%, because of its linguistic ties with Iloilo. Cebuano is spoken by the remaining 16%, especially in the cities and towns facing the Tañon Strait, due to their proximity to the island-province of Cebu. Sagay City
Sagay City
and surrounding places, which both face Iloilo
Iloilo
and Cebu, speaks a hybrid language composed of Hiligaynon and Cebuano. Filipino and English, though seldom used, are widely spoken and used on both sides of the island for educational, literary and official purposes.[citation needed] Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
is the second most-populous province in the Visayas after Cebu, having the second largest number of congressional districts and the 7th most-populous (4th if highly urbanized cities and independent component cities are included in the population of corresponding provinces) in the Philippines
Philippines
based on the 2015 Census.[16] As of 2010, the population of registered voters are 1,478,260.[17] Religion[edit]

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Christianity is the predominant religion in the province with Roman Catholicism as the largest singular denomination by 85.71% (The Roman Catholic Dioceses of Bacolod, San Carlos & Kabankalan) of the population. The remaining Christian faiths are usually divided by various Protestant faiths such Aglipayan Church with 10% of the population making it the second largest Christian group in the province, the Iglesia Ni Cristo
Iglesia Ni Cristo
and Members Church of God International also having a significant presence, while Baptist, Methodist, Church of Christ of Latter Day saints (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventist and other Evangelical Christians are also present in the province in a minor percentage. The rest of the non-Christian population are adherents of Islam and Buddhism. Culture, arts and people[edit]

Balay Negrense on Cinco de Noviembre Street

San Sebastian Cathedral

The Negros Museum

Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
has long been a center of culture and arts; the wealth brought about by the sugar industry made sure that the Negrense principalía enjoyed an above-average standard of living. Silay
Silay
City, to the north of the capital of Bacolod
Bacolod
City, nicknamed the "Paris of Negros", is the cultural and artistic center of Negros Island Region. It has 30 heritage houses declared by the national historical institute, most notable of which is Balay Negrense; it is also the hometown of National Artist of the Philippines
Philippines
for Architecture Leandro Locsin
Leandro Locsin
and international mezzo-soprano Conchita Gaston. This blossoming in art was due to the economical importance of the area during the Spanish era, Negros became probably the most hispanized and pro-Spanish area, due to the enormous investments of Spain in the sugar business. Another famous treasure of Negrense art heritage can be found in Victorias
Victorias
City, within the confines of the Victorias
Victorias
Milling Company in its chapel is the world-famous mural of the Angry Christ, painted by artist Alfonso Ossorio, a scion of the Ossorio family who owned the mill. The Negrenses' joie de vivre is manifest in the various festivals all over the province, foremost being the famous MassKara Festival
MassKara Festival
of Bacolod, Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota, Bailes de Luces of La Castellana and Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos. These and other local festivals are featured during the Pana-ad sa Negros Festival staged every April at the 25-hectare tree-lined Panaad Stadium
Panaad Stadium
in Bacolod
Bacolod
City. Dubbed as the "Festival of Festivals", Pana-ad brings together the 13 cities and 19 towns in a showcase of history, arts and culture, tourism, trade, commerce and industry, beauty and talent as well as games and sports. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
is rich in structures and buildings that are remnants of a once affluent lifestyle. The Palacio Episcopal (1930), San Sebastian Cathedral (1876), and the Capitol Building (1931) are popular landmarks. In most towns, steam locomotives that used to cart sugarcane from the fields to refineries attract steam-engine enthusiasts from all over the world. There are also impressive churches all over the province, both built recently and during the Spanish era. Media[edit]

Hacienda Rosalia, setting for the 1981 film Oro, Plata, Mata.

Modern communication facilities, as well as radio, television and newspapers, are available in the province. Most are provided by dominant national players in the industry like PLDT, Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom
and their subsidiaries. For television and radio, the major providers are network giants ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5 and CNN. Cable TV provides access to BBC, ESPN
ESPN
and other international programs. National and international newspapers are available on the same day of issue in Manila. Bacolod
Bacolod
City is noted for being the home of the Negros Summer Workshops, founded by multi-award-winning filmmaker and Negrense Peque Gallaga. Founded in 1991, Workshops has long been training students from different parts of the country who wish to learn courses in film-making, acting, writing, and more. Some of its alumni include actors in mainstream Philippine show business. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
has also been used as a setting and location shoot for various films and television shows, most notable of which is the 1981 epic Oro, Plata, Mata
Oro, Plata, Mata
where Hacienda Rosalia
Hacienda Rosalia
is the setting. Recent films that were set and filmed in Negros are Ligaw Liham (2007), Namets!
Namets!
(2008), and Everyday I Love You (2015). There is one regional newscast program in Bacolod: TV Patrol Negros ( ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
Bacolod). Sports[edit] Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
has produced a large number of athletes that have achieved success in both national and international circuits. The province is also well known for hosting national and international athletic events, which has given it a reputation as the sports capital of the Philippines. Football[edit] Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
has a long, entrenched history when it comes to football. The first ever Filipino to play in the European football circuit was Bacolod-born Manuel Amechazurra,[18] who joined FC Barcelona from 1905 to 1915. The Panaad Stadium
Panaad Stadium
in Bacolod
Bacolod
City has been a venue for national and international athletic events; such as the 23rd Southeast Asian Games men's football and the 2006 ASEAN
ASEAN
football qualifiers. On February 9, 2011, the stadium hosted a match between the Philippines
Philippines
national football team and Mongolia
Mongolia
in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification with an attendance of 20,000 people. Bacolod
Bacolod
City has been christened as a Philippine "football city" for its patronage of the sport in the country. A few members of the Philippine football team are from Negros: most notable is goalkeeper Eduard Sacapaño, a native of Bago City; Tating Pasilan and Jinggoy Valmayor of San Carlos City; and ace striker Joshua Beloya of Bacolod. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
has its own football association: Negros Occidental F.A. It works under the Philippine Football Federation
Philippine Football Federation
as provincial football association for the Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
area. The Negros Occidental FA sends a team to represent the region in the yearly PFF National Men's Open Championship and PFF National Women's Open Championship. In the 2011 season of the PFF Suzuki Cup U-23 National Championship, the Negros team were crowned as champions where they defeated their fierce football rival Iloilo
Iloilo
(IFA) in the finals. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
is also home of the 2013 PFF National Men's Club Champions, 2017 Philippines
Philippines
Football League Champions, Ceres-Negros, who represented the province in the said tournament. They battled UFL Cup Champions Stallion in the Round of 16 and won 1–0. They battled 2012 UFL Champions Global in the quarterfinals and also won 1–0. In the semifinals, Ceres FC topped Kaya with 3–1 scoreline to enter finals of 2013 PFF National Men's Club Championship. Ceres FC eventually won the 2013 PFF National Men's Club Championship trophy after they beaten the other finalist PSG with 1–0 score. Boxing[edit] Aside from hosting sporting events Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
has produced many of the nation's finest athletes, particularly in boxing. The likes of 1923 World Flyweight boxing champion, Francisco Guilledo
Francisco Guilledo
a.k.a. Pancho Villa, current WBO
WBO
minimum weight champion Donnie Nietes, 1970's WBA world junior lightweight champion Ben Villaflor, all hail from Negros Occidental. It is also notable for producing Olympiads, Silver Medalist Mansueto Velasco in the 1996 Summer Olympics, his brother Roel Velasco who in turn won a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics. Golf[edit] Bacolod
Bacolod
City has two major golf courses. These are the Bacolod
Bacolod
Golf and Country Club and the Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Golf and Country Club. The city hosted the 61st Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Inter-club Golf Tournament and the 2008 Philippine Amateur Golf Championship. Karatedo[edit] Bacolod
Bacolod
City hosted two major karatedo championships, the 1996 Philippine Karatedo Federation
Philippine Karatedo Federation
National Championship and the 2007 20th PKF National Open. Both tournaments were held at the La Salle Coliseum of USLS. The tournaments were participated by hundreds of karatedo practitioners all over the country.[19][20] Basketball[edit] Bacolod
Bacolod
City hosted the 2008 PBA All-Star Weekend. The city is also a regular venue for the Philippine Basketball Association
Philippine Basketball Association
out-of-town games. Another major sports team in the past is the Negros Slashers, arguably the most successful team of the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball
Basketball
Association Mixed Martial Arts[edit] Bacolod
Bacolod
City and its neighboring cities and towns are home to many mixed martial arts competitions including quarterly fights hosted by the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC). Economy[edit] Known as the "Sugarbowl of the Philippines", the sugar industry is the lifeblood of the economy of Negros Occidental, producing more than half of the country's sugar. There are 15 sugar centrals located throughout the lowland areas the north and west of the island, stretching from northwest along the coasts of the Visayan Sea
Visayan Sea
and Guimaras
Guimaras
Strait. Among the larger mills are in San Carlos, La Carlota, Bago, Binalbagan, Kabankalan, Sagay, Silay, Murcia and Victorias. Victorias
Victorias
Mill in Victorias
Victorias
City is the largest sugar mill in the country, and the world's largest integrated sugar mill and refinery. Sugar
Sugar
is transported from plantations to refineries by large trucks that use the national highway. A fishing industry is found in Cadiz City, and other fishponds that dot the province. One of the country's largest copper mines is located in Sipalay
Sipalay
City. There also exists a cottage industry which produced handicrafts made from indigenous materials. Bacolod
Bacolod
City is the center of commerce and finance in Negros Occidental. It has oil companies, factories, bottling plants, allied industrial businesses, steel fabrication, power generation, agri-businesses, prawn culture and other aqua-culture ventures.

TTEC
TTEC
call center

Negros First CyberCentre IT and BPO Hub

It is also the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) hub of the Negros Island Region of the Philippines. Among the notable BPO companies operating in the city are Convergys, Teleperformance, TTEC, Focus Direct International, Inc. – Bacolod, Panasiatic Solutions, Ubiquity Global Services, Transcom Asia and iQor. In 2012, a two-hectare portion of the four-hectare Paglaum Sports Complex was partitioned for the construction of the provincial government-owned Negros First CyberCentre (NFCC) as an IT-BPO Outsourcing Hub with a budget of P674-million. It is located at Lacson corner Hernaez Streets in Bacolod
Bacolod
City and offers up to 22,000 square meters of mixed IT-BPO and commercial spaces. Its facilities are divided into three sections — Information Technology, Commercial Support Facilities, and Common IT Facilities. It was inaugurated in April 2015 in rites led by President Benigno S. Aquino III.[21] The area was initially a residential zone and has been reclassified as a commercial zone as approved by the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.[22] By 2014, Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
is the province with the highest income in all of the Philippines, earning an average of P3.332 billion.[23][24] Infrastructure[edit] Through its capital, Bacolod
Bacolod
City, Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
is only 50 minutes from Manila
Manila
and 30 minutes from Cebu
Cebu
by air. By sea, it is an 18-hour cruise from Manila
Manila
and an hour by fast ferries from Iloilo. It is also accessible by sea and land trip from Cebu
Cebu
via Escalante City, San Carlos City and Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City in Negros Oriental. Travel from Bacolod
Bacolod
to Dumaguete
Dumaguete
is only 5 to 6 hours by land. Seven airline companies, including Philippine Airlines, Cebu
Cebu
Pacific and Air Philippines, serve the province. Four inter-island shipping lines call on nine seaports of Negros Occidental

The Bacolod- Silay
Silay
Airport Terminal Building

Bacolod- Silay
Silay
International Airport[edit] Main article: Bacolod- Silay
Silay
International Airport On January 18, 2008, the new airport was inaugurated in Silay
Silay
City, 16 kilometers north of Bacolod. The new airport replaced the Bacolod
Bacolod
City Domestic Airport. The new airport runway is of international standards and was constructed to facilitate future landings of international flights to serve the growing number of tourists visiting Negros Occidental each year. Kabankalan
Kabankalan
City Domestic Airport[edit] Main article: Kabankalan
Kabankalan
City Domestic Airport A new airport designed to serve the general area of Kabankalan
Kabankalan
City. The airport would be the second airport in Negros Occidental, after the Bacolod- Silay
Silay
International Airport and the third airport on Negros Island
Negros Island
Region. It is located four kilometers northeast of Kabankalan
Kabankalan
City proper on a 100-hectare site in Barangay
Barangay
Hilamonan. Completion of the airport is still undergoing. Sipalay
Sipalay
Airport[edit] Main article: Sipalay
Sipalay
Airport On August 3, 2017, Air Juan started to open flights to Sipalay
Sipalay
City from Cebu
Cebu
and Iloilo. Flights from Cebu
Cebu
to Sipalay
Sipalay
will be every Wednesday while Sipalay
Sipalay
to Cebu
Cebu
on Sundays; Iloilo
Iloilo
to Sipalay
Sipalay
on Mondays and return on Thursdays. Sipalay
Sipalay
Mayor Oscar C. Montilla, Jr. had been looking forward to having an airline company operate in the city to boost tourism. The small Sipalay
Sipalay
airport with a 1,400-meter runway is located in a 10-hectare property of the local government. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr.
Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr.
has committed to support the planned concreting of the runway. Road network and accommodations[edit] All cities and municipalities are linked by an extensive road and bridge network stretching more than 1,500 kilometers crisscrossing the province with seven alternative scenic routes to the nearby province of Negros Oriental. Within the province, travel is also easy, comfortable and even enjoyable with air-conditioned and non-aircon buses or metered taxis. Car rental services are also available. However, the jeepney is still the most common means of transport among the towns and cities. For accommodations, visitors may choose from a wide range of about 67 hotels, pension and lodging houses and tourist inns. The better known hotels are L’ Fisher, Bacolod
Bacolod
Convention Plaza, Pagcor Hotel, and Business Inn, Sugarland Hotel, all in Bacolod
Bacolod
City. Energy and water[edit] The province has adequate power and water supplies. It is currently interconnected to the Visayas
Visayas
Power Grid whose main sources of power are geothermal. Aside from its existing 170 megawatts capacity, Negros Island by the year 2006 has an additional 105 megawatts of locally produced power from geothermal plants in Bago City
Bago City
and in barangay Palinpinon, Valencia, Negros Oriental, and from bagasse co-generation facility of First Farmers Sugar
Sugar
Mill. Ample water supply for household, commercial, industrial and agricultural uses is assured by 73 thousand hectares of proclaimed and protected major watersheds, regular rainfall and six major river systems. San Carlos City is going to play a major role in renewable energy as it will be the site of San Carlos Solar Energy INC.[25] It is a solar farm with an initial capacity of 13 MW in Phase 1, and a provision for an addition of 7 MW in Phase 2. It is intended to provide power to the grid throughout the year, at pre-determined Feed-In-Tariff rates set by the ERC. It is a DOE approved stand-alone solar power plant consisting of approximately 52,000 modules. Communications and medical facilities[edit]

Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital

International direct dialing, fiber optic data lines and internet services are accessible in most areas of the province. Also, GSM, digital and analog cellular networks provide good coverage in Bacolod City and other areas, including international roaming. The medical and health care needs of the people of Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
and its guests are presently being met by 20 government hospitals and 10 private hospitals, as well as several city and municipal health centers, barangay health stations and day-care centers. Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel serving these facilities are not only competent but also very caring towards their patients. Banking, finance and accessibility[edit] Banking and finance is likewise a thriving industry in Negros Occidental. According to the latest count, there are 389 financial institutions competing for businesses in the province. 149 of these are banks. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
offers several advantages for those who are doing business in the province. It is strategically located near Metro Manila, Metro Cebu
Cebu
and Metro Davao, all major international gateways with maximum travel time of only about 4 hours between the Philippines
Philippines
and its neighbors in Southeast Asia. It is equipped with major infrastructure facilities for easy travel and shipment of goods within and outside of Negros. It has information and communication facilities with connection capabilities necessary for, among others, call center operations for business communication and transmission of data. The province has abundant water supply and dependable power supply. Modern health care facilities with medical services are available, as well as academic institutions. Landmarks[edit] Panaad Park and Stadium[edit] Main article: Panaad Park and Stadium The Panaad Park and Stadium
Panaad Park and Stadium
is a multi-purpose stadium in the province. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and was used for the 2005 South East Asian Games. It was the venue of the pre-qualifiers of the 2007 ASEAN
ASEAN
Football Championship or ASEAN
ASEAN
Cup, in which the Philippines, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Brunei
Brunei
and Laos participated. The stadium has a seating capacity of 15,500, but holds around 20,000 people with standing areas. It is unofficially designated as the home stadium of the Philippines
Philippines
national football team. Aside from the association football field, it also has a rubberized track oval, an Olympic-size swimming pool
Olympic-size swimming pool
and other sports facilities. The stadium is also the home of Panaad sa Negros Festival, a week-long celebration participated in by all cities and municipalities in the province held annually every summer. The festival is highlighted by merry-making and field demonstrations at the stadium. The stadium itself features replicas of the landmarks of the 13 cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental. Capitol Park and Lagoon[edit] Main article: Capitol Park and Lagoon

Capitol Park and Lagoon

The Capitol Park and Lagoon
Capitol Park and Lagoon
is a provincial park located right in the heart of Bacolod
Bacolod
City, Negros Occidental, in the Philippines. One of the landmarks of the park is the statue of a carabao (water buffalo) being pulled by a woman. This statue is located at the northern end of the lagoon. On the other end, there is also another carabao sculpture but the figure is being pulled by a man. Local everyday activities in the park include jogging, aerobics, school dance rehearsals, promenaders, arnisadors, and martial arts practitioners. Fountain of Justice[edit] Main article: Fountain of Justice

Fountain of Justice, Bacolod
Bacolod
City

The Fountain of Justice
Fountain of Justice
is a historic landmark in Bacolod
Bacolod
City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. It marks the location where the house of Jose Ruiz de Luzurriaga used to stand. It was in this house that the surrender of Bacolod
Bacolod
by Spanish authorities to the Filipino forces of General Aniceto Lacson took place on November 6, 1898, during the Negros Revolution. Bacolod
Bacolod
Public Plaza[edit] Main article: Bacolod
Bacolod
Public Plaza The Bacolod
Bacolod
Public Plaza is one of the notable landmarks of Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is located in the heart of the downtown area, near the city hall and across from the San Sebastian Cathedral. The plaza is a trapezoidal park with a belt of trees around the periphery and a gazebo at the center. Scattered within the trees are four circular fountains. The plaza was constructed in 1927 as a place for recreation, political, spiritual and cultural activities. It is quite a popular site for outdoor picnics and concerts. The gazebo is often used to house a bandstand. Balay Negrense[edit] Main article: Balay Negrense The Balay Negrense was originally the ancestral house of Victor F. Gaston, a son of Yves Leopold Germain Gaston
Yves Leopold Germain Gaston
and Prudencia Fernandez. The elder Gaston is credited as one of the pioneers of sugarcane cultivation in this portion of the Philippine archipelago. A native of Normandy in France, he married a Filipina from Batangas
Batangas
where he initially began experimenting with sugar production before relocating to Negros. Built in 1897, the structure housed Victor Gaston and his twelve children from 1901 until his death in 1927. Left unused by the family, the structure was abandoned in the mid-1970s and fell into disrepair until a group of concerned Negrenses formed what would later become the Negros Cultural
Cultural
Foundation and managed to acquire the house from the heirs of Gaston through a donation. With donations from prominent individuals and later the Department of Tourism, the structure was repaired and furnished with period furniture and fixtures. The museum was officially inaugurated on October 6, 1990. Mariano Ramos Ancestral House[edit] Main article: Mariano Ramos Ancestral House

Mariano V. Ramos Ancestral House, Bacolod
Bacolod
City

The Mariano Ramos Ancestral House
Mariano Ramos Ancestral House
is the home of the late Don Mariano V. Ramos, the son of Agaton Ramos and Dolores Varela, was the first appointed Presidente Municipal of Bacolod
Bacolod
City, Philippines. It was built in the 1930s and its architecture is a combination of Castilian and Tuscan and has three storeys, including the tower room, known as the torre. During World War II, Don Mariano's Ancestral house was the most prominent structure with a view over the whole city. The commanding Japanese general was disguised as a family gardener. As the war broke, the Japanese seized the Mariano Ramos Ancestral house in order to use it as a watchtower and as a headquarters.

San Diego Pro-cathedral[edit] Main article: San Diego Pro-cathedral

San Diego Pro-cathedral, Silay
Silay
City

The San Diego Pro-cathedral, formerly known as the San Diego Parish Church or the St. Didacus Parish Church before its declaration as a pro-cathedral in 1994, is an early 20th-century church in Silay
Silay
City, Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
in the Philippines. It is the only pro-cathedral outside of the national capital of Manila, and is unique in Negros Occidental for being the only church in the province featuring a cupola or dome. The Ruins[edit]

The Ruins, Talisay City

The mansion dates back to the 1900s when it was built by sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson for his first wife, Maria Braga, a Portuguese from Macau whom he met in his vacations in Hong Kong. The mansion's structure is of Italianate architecture enhanced by a belvedere complete with renaissance-type balustrading typical of the homes of English ship captains. It was burned down in World War II
World War II
to prevent the Japanese from using it. It was opened to the public by descendants of the original owner and is listed as among the World's 12 most fascinating ruins.[26]

Paglaum Sports Complex[edit] Main article: Paglaum Sports Complex

Inside the Paglaum Sports Complex

The Paglaum Sports Complex
Paglaum Sports Complex
is a provincial-owned sports venue adjacent to the Negros Occidental High School
Negros Occidental High School
established during the 1970s that hosted various football events, such as the 1991 Philippines International Cup and the football event of the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. It also hosted three editions of the Palarong Pambansa
Palarong Pambansa
(1971, 1974, 1979). However, the stadium became unfit to host football matches following the erection of business establishments around the area. In 2012, a two-hectare portion of the four-hectare complex was partitioned for the construction of the Capitol-owned Negros First CyberCentre (NFCC) as an IT-BPO Outsourcing Hub. As of 2013, the provincial government has been proposing for a renovation of the stadium to serve as alternative venue to Panaad Park and Stadium, particularly for football competition. Recently, the Paglaum Sports Complex also serves as an alternative venue to the Bacolod
Bacolod
Public Plaza for the MassKara Festival
MassKara Festival
celebration. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Multi-Purpose Activity Center[edit] Main article: Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Multi-Purpose Activity Center The Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC) is a provincial-owned multi-use gym located in Bacolod
Bacolod
City, adjacent to the Capitol Park and Lagoon. It is currently used mostly for basketball, karatedo and boxing matches. Aside from the gym, it also serves as evacuation site of the city and province during disasters and likewise also serves as cultural facilities in many events and celebrations. Education[edit]

University of Negros Occidental

There are 1,318 schools in the province; 53 are registered technical schools including the Technological University of the Philippines
Philippines
Visayas
Visayas
and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
in Talisay City. Of these, 158 are private schools, including Southland College, University of Saint La Salle, STI West Negros University, Colegio San Agustin - Bacolod, La Consolacion College - Bacolod, VMA Global College, University of Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
- Recoletos, Central Philippines
Philippines
State University, Philippine Normal University
Philippine Normal University
– Visayas and Central Philippine Adventist College,. Food and agriculture[edit] Negros Occidental's output of more than 1 million metric tons for crop year 2002–2003 accounts for nearly half of the country's sugar production in an industry that generates an estimated annual revenue of more than ₱18 billion. There are 12 sugar mills in the province, of which only 10 are presently[when?] operational. Victorias
Victorias
Milling Company has the highest rated capacity with 15,000 tonnes cane per day.

Vast sugarcane plantations near Bacolod
Bacolod
City

Rice field in Hinoba-an

However, the volatility of the sugar industry forced the province to shift, albeit slowly, to other high-value crops and alternative industries. The diversification has proven to be highly successful. Production of rice, the basic commodity for food security, has been increasing. By 2003, annual output of 437 thousand metric tons of palay was 33% better than two years ago. This allowed the province to significantly raise its sufficiency level from 65% to more than 84%. The improvement could be attributed to the introduction and promotion of hybrid rice, which increased rice yields to 3.8 metric tons per hectare. Because of the success of the program, area planted to hybrid rice has increased nearly fivefold. The highest hybrid yield was recorded at 10.3 tons per hectare. Corn
Corn
also registered increasing gains. Production for 2003 of 42 thousand metric tons outperformed 2001 output by 18%. Average yield per hectare has also grown by 18%. Other fruit and vegetable crops, except for banana and cassava, likewise improved their harvest. Harvested coconut was placed at 139 million nuts, while production of banana; fruit and vegetable crops totaled 110 million kilograms. Livestock and poultry are industries where Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
has strongly diversified. With the province successfully quarantined from the foot and mouth disease and bird flu, as well as with other endemic diseases under control, total production of livestock and poultry in 2003 of 49 thousand metric tons exceeded estimated local demand by 18%. Fishing is likewise an industry where the province has remained focused. After all, 9 of its cities and 16 of its municipalities are located along the coastline and a great portion of the population depends on fishing for their livelihood. The area for exploitation by this industry is huge, covering most of the coastal areas and the rich fishing grounds of the Visayan Sea
Visayan Sea
on the north, Sulu Sea
Sulu Sea
on the south, Tañon Strait
Tañon Strait
on the east and Guimaras
Guimaras
Strait and Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf
at the west. These rich coastal areas and fishing grounds continue to be generous to the people of Negros Occidental. In 2003, products from deep-sea fishing, municipal marine and inland waters, and aquaculture reached 87 thousand metric tons, 30% better than 2001 production. The province is rich in mineral deposits. Minerals that abound in the province are primary copper with estimated reserve of 591 million metric tons and gold ore with estimated reserve of 25 million tons. Silver and molybdenum deposits are also abundant, as well as non-metallic minerals suitable for agricultural and industrial uses. Notwithstanding its great potential, the mining industry in Negros Occidental has remained virtually dormant since the biggest copper mine in Sipalay
Sipalay
suspended its operation in the year 2000. Administrative divisions[edit] Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
comprises 19 municipalities and 13 cities, further subdivided into 662 barangays. It has the most chartered cities among all the provinces in the Philippines. Although Bacolod
Bacolod
City serves as the capital, it is governed independently from the province as a highly urbanized city.

 †  Provincial capital and highly urbanized city  ∗  Component city      Municipality

City or municipality[A] District[12] Population ±% p.a. Area[12] Density Brgy. Coordinates[B]

(2015)[2] (2010)[13]

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

Bacolod † lone — 561,875 511,820 1.79% 162.67 62.81 3,500 9,100 61 10°40′34″N 122°57′05″E / 10.6762°N 122.9513°E / 10.6762; 122.9513 (Bacolod)

Bago ∗ 4th 7000680000000000000♠6.8% 170,981 163,045 0.91% 401.20 154.90 430 1,100 24 10°32′20″N 122°50′12″E / 10.5389°N 122.8366°E / 10.5389; 122.8366 (Bago)

Binalbagan 5th 7000270000000000000♠2.7% 67,270 65,431 0.53% 189.96 73.34 350 910 16 10°11′48″N 122°51′56″E / 10.1968°N 122.8656°E / 10.1968; 122.8656 (Binalbagan)

Cadiz ∗ 2nd 7000620000000000000♠6.2% 154,723 151,500 0.40% 524.57 202.54 290 750 22 10°57′16″N 123°18′21″E / 10.9545°N 123.3058°E / 10.9545; 123.3058 (Cadiz)

Calatrava 1st 7000320000000000000♠3.2% 80,624 79,009 0.39% 504.50 194.79 160 410 40 10°35′38″N 123°28′35″E / 10.5940°N 123.4763°E / 10.5940; 123.4763 (Calatrava)

Candoni 6th 6999900000000000000♠0.9% 21,789 21,336 0.40% 191.70 74.02 110 280 9 9°49′40″N 122°38′32″E / 9.8278°N 122.6422°E / 9.8278; 122.6422 (Candoni)

Cauayan 6th 7000410009999999999♠4.1% 102,165 96,921 1.01% 520.00 200.77 200 520 25 9°58′21″N 122°37′27″E / 9.9724°N 122.6242°E / 9.9724; 122.6242 (Cauayan)

Enrique B. Magalona (Saravia) 3rd 7000250000000000000♠2.5% 62,921 59,434 1.09% 113.25 43.73 560 1,500 23 10°52′37″N 122°58′53″E / 10.8770°N 122.9814°E / 10.8770; 122.9814 (Enrique B. Magalona (Saravia))

Escalante ∗ 1st 7000380000000000000♠3.8% 94,070 93,005 0.22% 192.76 74.43 490 1,300 21 10°50′28″N 123°29′57″E / 10.8412°N 123.4992°E / 10.8412; 123.4992 (Escalante)

Himamaylan ∗ 5th 7000430000000000000♠4.3% 106,880 103,006 0.71% 367.04 141.71 290 750 19 10°06′00″N 122°52′12″E / 10.1000°N 122.8700°E / 10.1000; 122.8700 (Himamaylan)

Hinigaran 5th 7000340000000000000♠3.4% 85,602 81,925 0.84% 154.92 59.81 550 1,400 24 10°16′27″N 122°51′07″E / 10.2742°N 122.8519°E / 10.2742; 122.8519 (Hinigaran)

Hinoba-an
Hinoba-an
(Asia) 6th 7000230000000099999♠2.3% 56,819 54,624 0.75% 414.50 160.04 140 360 13 9°36′05″N 122°28′10″E / 9.6013°N 122.4694°E / 9.6013; 122.4694 ( Hinoba-an
Hinoba-an
(Asia))

Ilog 6th 7000230000000099999♠2.3% 57,389 54,423 1.02% 281.70 108.76 200 520 15 10°01′26″N 122°46′05″E / 10.0239°N 122.7681°E / 10.0239; 122.7681 (Ilog)

Isabela 5th 7000250000000000000♠2.5% 62,146 59,523 0.82% 178.76 69.02 350 910 30 10°12′13″N 122°59′17″E / 10.2036°N 122.9881°E / 10.2036; 122.9881 (Isabela)

Kabankalan ∗ 6th 7000730000000000000♠7.3% 181,977 167,666 1.57% 697.35 269.25 260 670 32 9°59′25″N 122°48′59″E / 9.9904°N 122.8164°E / 9.9904; 122.8164 (Kabankalan)

La Carlota ∗ 4th 7000260000000000000♠2.6% 64,469 63,852 0.18% 137.29 53.01 470 1,200 14 10°25′31″N 122°55′21″E / 10.4253°N 122.9224°E / 10.4253; 122.9224 (La Carlota)

La Castellana 5th 7000300000000000000♠3.0% 74,855 71,013 1.01% 185.22 71.51 400 1,000 13 10°19′23″N 123°01′07″E / 10.3230°N 123.0187°E / 10.3230; 123.0187 (La Castellana)

Manapla 2nd 7000220000000000000♠2.2% 54,845 52,687 0.77% 112.86 43.58 490 1,300 12 10°57′21″N 123°07′26″E / 10.9558°N 123.1239°E / 10.9558; 123.1239 (Manapla)

Moises Padilla (Magallon) 5th 7000170000000000000♠1.7% 41,386 39,257 1.01% 144.10 55.64 290 750 15 10°16′13″N 123°04′26″E / 10.2703°N 123.0740°E / 10.2703; 123.0740 (Moises Padilla (Magallon))

Murcia 3rd 7000330000000000000♠3.3% 81,286 75,207 1.49% 279.14 107.78 290 750 23 10°36′24″N 123°02′25″E / 10.6066°N 123.0404°E / 10.6066; 123.0404 (Murcia)

Pontevedra 4th 7000210000000000000♠2.1% 51,866 47,945 1.51% 112.50 43.44 460 1,200 20 10°22′04″N 122°52′13″E / 10.3678°N 122.8703°E / 10.3678; 122.8703 (Pontevedra)

Pulupandan 4th 7000110000000000000♠1.1% 27,735 25,350 1.73% 23.00 8.88 1,200 3,100 20 10°31′08″N 122°48′12″E / 10.5188°N 122.8034°E / 10.5188; 122.8034 (Pulupandan)

Sagay ∗ 2nd 7000590000000000000♠5.9% 146,264 140,740 0.74% 330.34 127.54 440 1,100 25 10°53′46″N 123°24′55″E / 10.8960°N 123.4154°E / 10.8960; 123.4154 (Sagay)

Salvador Benedicto 1st 7000100000000000000♠1.0% 25,662 23,624 1.59% 170.50 65.83 150 390 7 10°34′38″N 123°13′14″E / 10.5772°N 123.2206°E / 10.5772; 123.2206 (Salvador Benedicto)

San Carlos ∗ 1st 7000530000000000000♠5.3% 132,536 129,981 0.37% 451.50 174.33 290 750 18 10°28′57″N 123°25′06″E / 10.4824°N 123.4183°E / 10.4824; 123.4183 (San Carlos)

San Enrique 4th 7000100000000000000♠1.0% 23,907 23,189 0.58% 28.84 11.14 830 2,100 10 10°24′44″N 122°51′17″E / 10.4121°N 122.8547°E / 10.4121; 122.8547 (San Enrique)

Silay ∗ 3rd 7000510000000099999♠5.1% 126,930 120,999 0.92% 214.80 82.93 590 1,500 16 10°47′52″N 122°58′23″E / 10.7977°N 122.9730°E / 10.7977; 122.9730 (Silay)

Sipalay ∗ 6th 7000280000000099999♠2.8% 70,070 67,403 0.74% 379.78 146.63 180 470 17 9°45′00″N 122°24′07″E / 9.7500°N 122.4019°E / 9.7500; 122.4019 (Sipalay)

Talisay ∗ 3rd 7000410009999999999♠4.1% 102,214 97,571 0.89% 201.18 77.68 510 1,300 27 10°44′14″N 122°58′02″E / 10.7372°N 122.9673°E / 10.7372; 122.9673 (Talisay)

Toboso 1st 7000170000000000000♠1.7% 42,114 41,658 0.21% 117.33 45.30 360 930 9 10°42′56″N 123°31′02″E / 10.7155°N 123.5172°E / 10.7155; 123.5172 (Toboso)

Valladolid 4th 7000150000000000000♠1.5% 37,833 36,416 0.73% 48.03 18.54 790 2,000 16 10°27′41″N 122°49′27″E / 10.4614°N 122.8241°E / 10.4614; 122.8241 (Valladolid)

Victorias ∗ 3rd 7000350000000000000♠3.5% 87,933 88,299 −0.08% 133.92 51.71 660 1,700 26 10°53′46″N 123°04′21″E / 10.8962°N 123.0726°E / 10.8962; 123.0726 (Victorias)

Total[C] 2,497,261 2,396,039 0.79% 7,802.54 3,012.58 320 830 601 (see GeoGroup box)

^ Former names are italicized. ^ Coordinates
Coordinates
mark the city/town center, and are sortable by latitude. ^ Total figures exclude the highly urbanized city of Bacolod.

Congressional districts[edit]

Bacolod
Bacolod
Government Center

1st District

City: Escalante City, San Carlos City Municipality: Calatrava, Toboso, Salvador Benedicto Congressman: Melecio Yap, Jr.

2nd District

City: Cadiz and Sagay City Municipality: Manapla Congressman: Leo Rafael Cueva

3rd District

City: Silay
Silay
City, Talisay City, Victorias
Victorias
City Municipality: Enrique B. Magalona, Murcia Congressman: Alfredo Benitez

4th District

City: Bago City, La Carlota City Municipality: Pontevedra, Pulupandan, San Enrique, Valladolid Congressman: Juliet Marie Ferrer

5th District

City: Himamaylan
Himamaylan
City Municipality: Binalbagan, Hinigaran, Isabela, La Castellana, Moises Padilla Congressman: Alejandro "Bebot" Mirasol

6th District

City: Kabankalan
Kabankalan
City, Sipalay
Sipalay
City Municipality: Candoni, Cauayan, Hinoba-an, Ilog Congresswoman: Mercedes Alvarez

Lone District of Bacolod
Bacolod
City

Congressman: Greg Gasataya

Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Negros Occidental Notable universities and colleges[edit]

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ABE International Business College – Bacolod
Bacolod
Campus AMA Computer College
AMA Computer College
Bacolod
Bacolod
Campus Aeronavigation Academy International Philippines, Inc. Asian College of Aeronautics – Main Campus (Bacolod) Bacolod
Bacolod
Christian College of Negros Bacolod
Bacolod
City College Bago City
Bago City
College Binalbagan
Binalbagan
Catholic College Cabarrus Catholic College Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
– Main Campus, Talisay City

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
– Alijis Campus, Bacolod
Bacolod
City Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
– Fortune Towne Campus, Bacolod City Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
– College of Fisheries, Binalbagan

Central Negros College Central Philippine Adventist College Central Philippines
Philippines
State University – Main Campus (Kabankalan)

Candoni
Candoni
Campus Sipalay
Sipalay
Campus Himamaylan
Himamaylan
Campus Hinigaran
Hinigaran
Campus San Carlos Campus Victorias
Victorias
Campus Ilog Campus Hinoba-an
Hinoba-an
Campus Moises Padilla Campus

Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias Colegio de Sta. Rita Colegio de Santo Tomas – Recoletos Colegio San Agustin–Bacolod College of Arts & Sciences of Asia & the Pacific – Bacolod Campus Fellowship Baptist College - Kabankalan
Kabankalan
City Fortress College John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation – Bacolod, Inc. Kabankalan
Kabankalan
Catholic College La Carlota City College La Consolacion College–Bacolod LaSalTech

LaSalTech - Bacolod LaSalTech - Cadiz LaSalTech - Kabankalan LaSalTech - La Carlota

Megumi Information Technology Center Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
– Main Campus (Sagay City)

Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
– School of Nursing Campus (Cadiz City) Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
– Calatrava Campus Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
– Escalante Campus

Our Lady of Mercy College - Bacolod Philippine Normal University
Philippine Normal University
Visayas
Visayas
(Cadiz City) Riverside College, Inc. St. Scholastica's Academy - Bacolod STI West Negros University Southland College
Southland College
of Kabankalan, Inc. Tañon College Technological University of the Philippines
Philippines
- Visayas, Talisay City Campus

Technological University of the Philippines
Philippines
– Visayas, Sagay City Extension Campus Technological University of the Philippines
Philippines
– Visayas, Cadiz City Extension Campus

University of Saint La Salle University of Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
– Recoletos VMA Global College West Visayas
Visayas
State University – Himamaylan
Himamaylan
Extension Campus

See also[edit]

Capitol Park and Lagoon Diocese of Bacolod Diocese of Kabankalan Diocese of San Carlos (Philippines)

References[edit]

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Component cities

Bago Cadiz Escalante Himamaylan Kabankalan La Carlota Sagay San Carlos Silay Sipalay Talisay Victorias

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Iloilo
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City Jordan Kalibo Roxas San Jose de Buenavista

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Ajuy Alimodian Altavas Anilao Anini-y Badiangan Balasan Balete Banate Banga Barbaza Barotac Nuevo Barotac Viejo Batad Batan Belison Binalbagan Bingawan Buenavista Bugasong Buruanga Cabatuan Calatrava Calinog Caluya Candoni Carles Cauayan Concepcion Cuartero Culasi Dao Dingle Dueñas Dumalag Dumangas Dumarao Enrique B. Magalona Estancia Guimbal Hamtic Hinigaran Hinobaan Ibajay Igbaras Ilog Ivisan Isabela Jamindan Janiuay Jordan Kalibo La Castellana Lambunao Laua-an Leganes Lemery Leon Lezo Libacao Libertad Maasin Maayon Madalag Makato Malay Malinao Mambusao Manapla Miag-ao Mina Moises Padilla Murcia Nabas New Lucena New Washington Nueva Valencia Numancia Oton Panay Pandan Panitan Patnongon Pavia Pilar Pontevedra (Capiz) Pontevedra (Negros Occidental) Pototan President Roxas Pulupandan Salvador Benedicto San Dionisio San Enrique (Iloilo) San Enrique (Negros Occidental) San Joaquin San Jose de Buenavista San Lorenzo San Miguel San Rafael San Remigio Santa Barbara Sapian Sara Sebaste Sibalom Sibunag Sigma Tangalan Tapaz Tibiao Tigbauan Tobias Fornier Toboso Tubungan Valderrama Valladolid Zarraga

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Valley III – Central Luzon IV-A – Calabarzon Mimaropa
Mimaropa
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