Blog Posts - Negros Occidental



New Dining Place in Bacolod: Tent Five

If Bacolod City is known for something, apart from Masskara Festival and the smiling people, it is its good food that can be enjoyed in many great dining places that dot the metropolis. A new foodie attraction is the Marketplace, located right beside...
by First-time Travels on Sep 3, 2016

The Bantay Lasang of Cauayan

Bantay Lasang (literally means forest guards) volunteers, a name given to those who patrol the forests of Negros Occidental, Philippines, eagerly waited at the Camalanda-an National High School in Cauayan for us to arrive. I joined the officers and e...
by First-time Travels on Aug 25, 2016

First-time in Palawud Resto Grill and Bar

I have heard of the word “lawud” when I was still a child when fishermen manning my auntie’s boats would leave at sundown to the deep sea. Yes, “lawud” is the Hiligaynon word for the deeper part of the sea. The name Pala...
by First-time Travels on May 30, 2016

The Hostelry Bacolod

Since I love to travel and I prefer to do things DIY style (Do-It-Yourself), I’ve learned to include “hosteling” in my vocabulary. It started in Guangzhou (Read: First-time in Guangzhou RiverSide Youth Hostel (Jiangpan)  where I bo...
by First-time Travels on May 12, 2016

First-time in Robinson@Cruse Sipalay

I was quite in luck that my high school buddies are frequent travelers to Sipalay and they have some contacts there. One of their friends is the owner of Robinson @ Cruse Beach Resort.  It is located at the Punta Ballo area where there is a stretch...
by First-time Travels on May 4, 2016

Sipalay City Island Hopping

The spotlight is now trained on Sipalay City as the must-go place in the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines. It’s the heel part of the sock-shaped island of Negros. Fine white sand beaches, tiny islands and breathtaking bays dot t...
by First-time Travels on May 2, 2016

Earth Day: Agos Ram Pump for the Countryside

We started early in the morning coming from Bacolod City going through the Murcia-Bago road onward to La Castellana, Negros Occidental for the turnover of the Agos Ram Pump project of Coca-Cola Philippines, in partnership with the Alternative Indigen...
by First-time Travels on Apr 21, 2016

Murcia’s Lux Mundi Monastery & Catholic Ming Yuan College

When I tagged along with my DOT-accredited tour guide friends, Maricar and Artie, to Salvador Benedicto, they were talking about the Lux Mundi monastery in Murcia, a town between Bacolod City and Salvador Benedicto. They were planning to visit the mo...
by First-time Travels on Apr 20, 2016

Panaad sa Negros Festival 2016

This was my third time to be at the Panaad Festival of our province, Negros Occidental. The first time, I wrote two detailed posts on the pavilions of the cities and towns to the northern part of Bacolod City and the southern part of this provincial...
by First-time Travels on Apr 18, 2016

First-time in Balokon Spring Resort

The day trip to Salvador Benedicto was really refreshing. Being in the uplands, it was a change of scenery and a cooler weather. But the highlight of our trip was the few hours we spent relaxing at Balokon Spring Resort. Coming from Bacolod, if you s...
by First-time Travels on Apr 16, 2016

Cooling It Off At Don Salvador Benedicto

Since I moved back almost two years ago to my home province of Negros Occidental, Philippines, I have always been eyeing a day trip to Salvador Benedicto, or often referred to Don Salvador Benedicto or DSB. This upland town is dubbed as the summer ca...
by First-time Travels on Apr 12, 2016

Art & Al Fresco Dining at Homegrown Bacolod

You can dine under the stars and surrounded by beautiful artworks at Homegrown Bacolod, formerly Café Bob’s grounds. It’s located along 21st and Lacson Streets of Bacolod City, Philippines and provide al fresco dining for those who want...
by First-time Travels on Mar 22, 2016

Looking Back My Journey On 2015: What A Year It Was

In today’s generation with the help of social media sites people can scrutinize a closer look of what has been up of The post Looking Back My Journey On 2015: What A Year It Was appeared first on Where Is Cebu.
by Where Is Cebu on Mar 13, 2016

10 Reasons to Acquire Real Estate and Settle in Negros

As of 2015, the Philippines was in the top 25 countries in the world to retire, and it comes in third among the Asian countries. In the Philippines, the two provinces of Negros Island  — Negros Occidental to the west and Negros Oriental to the...
by First-time Travels on Mar 10, 2016

First-time in Merkado Cafe Bacolod

Merkado in local language (Hiligaynon is the language of those living in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines) means market. Most towns in my country, especially those in remote areas, have market day wherein locals and visitors alike flock...
by First-time Travels on Mar 5, 2016

Southeast Asia's Largest Solar Project Inaugurated in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental

Manila, Philippines – Helios Solar Energy Corp. (“Helios”) has today inaugurated its 132.5-megawatt (“MW”) solar generation facility in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. The project is Southeast Asia’s largest solar project, developed t...
by enjoying wonderful world on Mar 4, 2016

Negros Island aged Don Papa Rum

I recently attended an event by Don Papa Rum set in a beautiful garden  spot with the classic Ruins of the Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion at the backdrop and the night sky and glittering stars above us. Don Papa Rum or the Don, sat on the cocktail t...
by First-time Travels on Feb 23, 2016

A Restobar at Murcia’s Hilltop

From Bacolod City in Negros Occidental, Philippines, we went via Sum-ag towards Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City to visit the OISCA silk-making facility. On our way home, we had snack at the Hilltop Resto and Bar in the town of Murcia, which was totally unpl...
by First-time Travels on Feb 11, 2016

Bacolaodiat Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is one of the celebrated occasions in the world, especially in Asia, and definitely in parts of the Philippines. Bacolod City, on its part, celebrates it through the Bacolaodiat Festival. It is a conjoined word from Bacolod (the...
by First-time Travels on Feb 5, 2016

First-time in Zoofari at SM Bacolod

There’s a zoo/safari inside a mall! SM City Bacolod recently opened its Zoofari, which is open from January 29, 2016 (Thursday) to January 31, 2016 (Sunday) at 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For an entrance donation of Php 50.00 (almost USD 1.00) per pers...
by First-time Travels on Jan 28, 2016


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