Artistic Negros Occidental – My Encounters with the Aesthetic Cities of Bacolod, Talisay, and Silay


I was fooling around Facebook last time and saw my status a year ago when I had this field trip for my Humanities 1 class while I was still at Miag-ao and I realized I have not shared these on my blog. I just returned to blogging December last year.

So, I uploaded my pics and decided to post a travelogue-like series for my blog, aiming that this can be a travel-blog or a food-blog someday. (But yeah, this could be a travel-blog. For food, I still don’t have enough “guts and glory”, i.e. money, to spend for them.)

Here is a little background of Negros Occidental from Wikipedia:

Negros Occidental (FilipinoKanlurang Negros) is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital isBacolod City and it occupies the northwestern half of Negros IslandNegros Oriental is at the southeastern half. Across the Panay Gulf and the Guimaras Strait to the northwest is the island-province of Guimaras and the province of Iloilo on Panay island. Known as the “Sugarbowl of the Philippines”, Negros Occidental produces more than half the nation’s sugar output.

Technically, Negros Occidental dwellers are called “Negrense” as with those hailing from Negros Oriental. But they are also referred to as “Ilonggos” together with those coming from Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, and Capiz that make up the Region VI. They are referred to as this because the people of Region Vi either understands or speaks the major language of Iloilo which is “Hiligaynon” but also called “Ilonggo” after the people who use it.

We toured four different spots and places in NegOcc and I’m planning to post them one place a day. Yeah. But I hope I’ll do fine. Thanks for reading! 😉




  1. They globally call it the Talisay Ruins. Yeah, It's good for weddings, too. The thing that I missed is the ruins' look during dusk. They say it becomes golden like the sun. 😉


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