Blog Posts - Negros Occidental



The taste of Quan

To the unacquainted, the signage “Quan” may seem like a Chinese name at first glance or even sound as a Spanish word. Asked for the meaning, Chole Cuenca-Chua, the one-half of the mother-daughter tandem that formed this famous native food...
by First-time Travels on Nov 6, 2014

[Travel] Masskara Festival 2014 - Bacolod City

A million smiles and a smile for a lifetime. Masskara 2014 was an awesome experience!MascaraThe first time I went to Bacolod was January 2010 for a just day. My dad brought me there and we just met some relatives and ate Chicken Inasal. That day-tour...
by The Joe Ray on Oct 26, 2014

The colors of #MasskaraFestival2014

“I’ll take you back to the old days and I’ll sing the songs once you’ll all remember so come and sing along (come on everybody)” This was the Latin beat of medley songs of Trini Lopez that has always embedded in my memor...
by First-time Travels on Oct 25, 2014

Eat’s More Fun in Bacolod

Home sweet home. It truly is. That’s because home is Bacolod, the capital of the sugar bowl of the Philippines. It is known for its delectable food, especially desserts. I’ve already written some fine eating places in the City of Smiles i...
by First-time Travels on Oct 2, 2014

First-time Heritage Walk Around Silay

Amid the darkened sky and the impending rain, the heritage homes in Silay City –  the Paris of Negros Occidental, a province in the Philippines — stood proud as they showed off marks of endurance that withstood the ruthlessness of tropic...
by First-time Travels on Jul 22, 2014

Road Trip to Bacolod

It was an epic road trip that I have taken ever. I’ve travelled for six to ten hours to various parts of Luzon, the largest island in the 7,107-island nation of the Philippines. I’ve rode overnight buses and trains across Southeast Asia traveling...
by First-time Travels on Jun 10, 2014

Isla: A GMA News and Public Affairs Summer Special with Solenn Heussaff and Mikael Daez

Catch ISLA, a GMA News and Public Affairs Summer Special which will air this May 11, 10:45 pm on SNBO, GMA 7, after Imbestigador. It is an exciting special as Solenn Heussaff and Mikael Daez explore 6 marvelous islands out of the 7,107 islands in the...
by The Philippines and Beyond on May 8, 2014

Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014: Schedule of Activities

The province of Negros Occidental is now ready for the this year’s Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014, happening from March 31 to April 6  at the Panaad Park and Stadium, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, with the theme,  “Organik na Negros:...
by Travel Tropa on Mar 24, 2014

Panaad Festival 2014 in Negros Occidental

If you don’t have any plans this April, you might wanna check out one of the biggest festivals in Negros Occidental-the Panaad Festival.The Panaad sa Negros Festival, also called the Panaad Festival, is celebrated every second of week of April in B...
by Travel Tropa on Feb 28, 2014

My Bacolod Adventure Part 4: Playing Tourist Part 2

Before heading back to Manila, on my last day in Negros Occidental, Shale took me to visit a couple more tourist sites. First stop: Balay Negrense at Silay, Negros Occidental. It used to be the home of a late 19th century sugar cane baron, Victor F.
by Ruby Red Confession on Dec 1, 2013

The Ruins, Talisay City

The Ruins is the most famous landmark in Negros Occidental. It’s located in Talisay City, just a few minutes from Bacolod City. We were able to visit this famous landmark during the MassKara Festival 2013. From Lacson Avenue in Bacolod City, we ro...
by el toro bumingo on Nov 28, 2013

San Diego Pro-Cathedral, Silay City

One of the churches we visited during the MassKara 2013 Festival was the San Diego Pro-Cathedral in Silay City. From Bacolod City, Silay City is about 45 minutes by bus and it’s just along the National Road. The façade of the church has a Rose Wi...
by el toro bumingo on Nov 23, 2013

St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church (Side Elevation)

This is the side elevation of St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church inside the Victorias Milling Company (VMC) in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. This church gained fame because of the painting of The Angry Church that you’ll find in its main alta...
by Pasig Photographer on Nov 17, 2013

St. Roch Catholic Church, Manapla

This is the St. Roch Catholic Church in Manapla, Negros Occidental. It’s within the town proper of Manapla. It has a very interesting design for its roof. Technorati Tags: St. Roch Catholic Church,Manapla,Negros Occidental...
by Pasig Photographer on Nov 10, 2013

St. Joseph the Worker Church, Victorias City

This is the rear side of the St. Joseph the Worker Church, which is located inside the Victorias Milling Company (VMC) in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. This is where the painting of the Angry Church is located. Technorati Tags: Victorias City,St...
by Pasig Photographer on Nov 6, 2013

The Angry Christ, Victorias City

This church painting of the famous Angry Christ is located inside the Saint Joseph the Worker Church in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. It’s definitely a place to visit when you’re in Bacolod since Victorias City is just about 45 minutes from...
by Pasig Photographer on Nov 5, 2013

Chapel of Cartwheels

This unique chapel is located in the town of Manapla, Negros Occidental. It’s unique because it used cartwheels in the walls, windows and even the highlight of the ceiling. Technorati Tags: Chapel of Cartwheels,Manapla,Negros Occidental...
by Pasig Photographer on Nov 3, 2013

My Bacolod Adventure Part 1: Playing Tourist

I've always been fascinated with travel and I've always thought that the Philippines with its 7,107 islands is a beautiful country to visit. Bacolod City, otherwise known as the City of Smiles has been part of the places I've been wanting to see ever...
by Ruby Red Confession on Oct 25, 2013

Gorgeous Negros

The famed Masskara Festival of Bacolod City, capital of Negros Occidental is held every third Sunday of October   The dormant Mount Kanlaon is the only known volcano in Western Visayas  Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol...
by Ocean Breeze on Oct 19, 2013

A Remarkable Journey to Mt. Mandalagan/Mt. Silay, Marapara Peak,Tinagong Dagat and Solfatara

Marapara Peak - 2nd Highest Peak of NegrosThis is my year end climb and It was totally devastating experienced for me because we hiked approximately 9 hours on our Day 1 and 4 hours of it was a night trek. Though, I already climbed Mt. Kanlaon the He...
by Your Travel Gateway on Oct 9, 2013


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