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Official name City of Bacolod Other name Lungsod ng Baclod Native name Dakbanwa sang Baclod Nickname City of Smiles Settlement type Highly-urbanized city[1] Image seal Ph seal negros occidental bacolod.png Seal size 96px Map caption Map of Negros Occidental[2] showing the location of Bacolod City. |image_map1 Pushpin map Philippines Pushpin label position Pushpin map caption Location in the Philippines Coordinates display inline,title Coordinates region PH Subdivision type Country Subdivision name Subdivision type1 Region[3] Subdivision name1 Western Visayas[4] (Region VI) Subdivision type2 Province[5] Subdivision name2 Negros Occidental[6] Subdivision type3 Legal Class[7] Subdivision name3 Highly-urbanized city[8] Subdivision type4 Income Class[9] Subdivision name4 1st Subdivision type5 Legislative District[10] Subdivision name5 Lone District of Bacolod City[11] Subdivision type6 Barangays[12] Subdivision name6 61 Government type Local[13] (Mayor-council[14]) Leader title Mayor G Leader name Evelio Ramos Leonarda (NPC[15]) Leader title1 Vice Mayor Leader name1 Jude Thaddeus Aliguin Saysn (NPC[16]) Leader title2 City Representative[17] Leader name2 Anthony Rolando Torrillo Golez, Jr. (NPC) Leader title3 City Council[18] Leader name3 Established title2 Incorporated (town) Established date2 1755 or 1756 Established title3 Incorporated (city)[19] Established date3 June 18, 1938 Unit pref Area footnotes Area total km2 162.67 Area total sq mi 62.81 Area metro km2 578.65 Area metro sq mi 223.42 Population as of 2010 Population total 511820 Population density km2 3071 Population density sq mi 7953 Population metro 716306 Population density metro km2 1238 Population density metro sq mi 3206 Population urban 573966 Population demonym English: Bacolodian Spanish: bacoleo (masculine), bacolea (feminine) Hiligaynon: Bacolodnon[20][21][22] Timezone PST[23] Utc offset +8 Elevation footnotes Elevation m 10 Elevation ft 32.8 Postal code type ZIP code[24] Postal code 6100 Area code type Area code[25] Area code 34 Website www.bacolodcity.gov.ph[26] Footnotes }}

Bacolod () is a highly-urbanized[27] Philippine city[28]. It is the capital of the province[29] of Negros Occidental[30]. Having a total of 511,820 inhabitants according to the 2010 census, it is the most populous city in the Western Visayas Region[31] and the 17th most populous city of the Philippines[32]. It is part of a metropolitan area[33] called Metro Bacolod[34], which includes the cities of Silay[35] and Talisay[36]. It is notable for its famous MassKara Festival[37] held during the 3rd week of October. Known for being a relatively friendly city, it bears the nickname “City of Smiles”. 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[38] and offshoring[39] according to the 2010 report of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology.


Baclod (), is derived from baklod[40] (Old Spelling: baclod), the Old Hiligaynon or Old Ilonggo (Old Spelling: Ylongo and Ilongo) word for a “hill, mound, rise, hillock, down, any small eminence or elevation”, since the resettlement was founded on a stony, hilly area, now the barangay of Granada. It was officially called Ciudad de Baclod (City of Bacolod) when Municipalidad de Baclod (Municipality of Bacolod) was converted into a city in 1938.


Spanish colonial period

Historical church accounts provide a glimpse of the early years of Bacolod as a mere small settlement by the riverbank known as Magsungay (English: Magsungay). When the neighboring settlement of Bago was elevated into the status of a small town in 1575, it had several religious dependencies and one of which was the village of Magsungay. The early missionaries placed the village under the care and protection of San Sebastin ( ) sometime in the middle of the 18th century. A corregidor () by the name of Luis Fernando de Luna, donated a relic of San Sebastin for the growing mission, and since then, the village came to be known as San Sebastin de Magsungay.

Bacolod was not established as a town until 1755 or 1756, after the inhabitants of the coastal settlement of San Sebastin de Magsungay, were attacked by forces[49] under Datu[50] Bantlan[51] of Sulu[52] on July 14, 1755 and the villagers transferred from the coast to a hilly area called Baclod. Bernardino de los Santos became the first gobernadorcillo[53] ( ). The town of Bacolod was constituted as a parroquia () in 1788 under the secular clergy[54], but did not have a resident priest[55] until 1802, as the town was served by the priest from Bago[56], and later Binalbagan[57]. By 1790, slave raids on Bacolod by Moro[58] pirates[59] had ceased.

On 11 February 1802, Fr. Eusebio Laurencio became acting parish priest of Bacolod. In September 1806, Fr. Len Pedro was appointed interim[60] parish priest and the following year became the first regular parish priest.

In September 1817, Fray () Julin Gonzaga from Barcelona[61] was appointed as the parish priest. He encouraged the people to settle once again near the sea. He also encouraged migration to Bacolod and the opening of lands to agriculture and industry.

In 1846, upon the request of Msgr[62]. Romualdo Jimeno, bishop[63] of Cebu[64] and Negros[65] at that time, Gobernador General () Narciso Clavera y Zalda sent to Negros a team of Recollect[66] missionaries headed by Fr. Fernando Cuenca. A decree of 20 June 1848 by Gobernador General Clavera ordered the restructuring of Negros politically and religiously. The following year (1849), Negros Island[67] Gobernadorcillo Manuel Valdevieso y Morquecho transferred the capital of the Province of Negros[68] from Himamaylan[69] to Bacolod and the Augustinian[70] Recollects were asked to assume spiritual administration of Negros, which they did that same year. Transfer of Bacolod to the Recollects, however, took place only in 1871. Fray Mauricio Ferrero became the first Augustinian Recollect parish priest of Bacolod and successor to the secular priest[71], Fr. Mariano vila. In 1863, a compulsory primary public school system was set up.

In 1889, Bacolod became the capital of Occidental Negros when the Province of Negros was politically divided into the separate provinces of Occidental Negros (Spanish[72]: Negros Occidental) and Oriental Negros (Spanish[73]: Negros Oriental[74]).

Negros Revolution

The success of the uprising in Bacolod was attributed to the low morale of the local Spanish detachment, due to its defeat in Panay[75] and Luzon[76] and to the psychological warfare waged by Generals Aniceto Lacson[77] and Juan Araneta[78]. In 1897, a battle in Bacolod was fought at Matab-ang River. A year later, on November 5, 1898, the Negrense Revolucionarios (), armed with knives, bolos[79], spears, and rifle-like nipa palm[80] stems, and pieces of sawali[81] or amakan mounted on carts, captured the convento (), presently Palacio Episcopal (), where Coronel ( ) Isidro de Castro y Cisneros, well-armed cazadores () and platoon[82]s of Guardias Civiles (), surrendered.

Cantonal Republic of Negros

On 7 November 1898, most of the revolutionary army gathered together to establish a provisional junta and to confirm the elections of Aniceto Lacson[83] as president, Juan Araneta[84] as war-delegate, as well as the other officials. For a brief moment, the provinces of Occidental Negros and Oriental Negros were reunited under the cantonal government of the Negrense Revolucionarios, from 6 November 1898 to the end of February 1899, making Bacolod the capital. On March 1899, the American forces[85] led by Colonel[86] James G. Smith occupied Bacolod, the revolutionary capital of Repblica Cantonal de Negros ().

American colonial period

Repblica de Negros became a U.S. territory[87] on April 30, 1901. Negros[88] was once again separated, reverting Bacolod to its status as the capital of Occidental Negros.

The public school of Instituto Rizal ( ) opened its doors to students on 1 July 1902. Colegio de Nuestra Seora de la Consolacin (), the first private institution in the province of Negros Occidental, was established in Bacolod by the Augustinian[89] sisters[90] on March 11, 1919 and opened in July 1919.

A historic event took place in 1938 when Municipality[91] of Bacolod was elevated into a city through Commonwealth Act[92] No. 326 passed by the 1st National Assembly of the Philippines[93] creating the City of Bacolod. Assemblyman Pedro C. Hernaez of the second district[94] of Negros Occidental sponsored the bill. The law was passed on June 18, 1938. Bacolod was formally inaugurated as a chartered city[95] on October 19, 1938 by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 404, highlighted by the visit of Commonwealth[96] President[97] Manuel L. Quezn[98]. President Quezn appointed Alfredo Montelbano, Sr.[99] as the first city mayor of Bacolod.

Japanese occupation and Allied liberation

In World War II[100], Bacolod City was occupied by the Japanese forces[101] on May 21, 1942. Lieutenant General Takeshi Kono, the Japanese commanding officer[102] of the 77th Infantry Brigade, 102nd Division, seized the home of Don[103] ( ) Mariano Ramos, the first appointed Presidente Municipal () of Bacolod, which served as the seat of power and the watchtower of the city. The city was liberated by joint Filipino[104] and American forces on May 29, 1945. It took time to rebuild the city after liberation.

The local military built and established of the general headquarters and camp bases of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was active on 1942 to 1946 and the 7th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was active on 1944 to 1946 and they stationed and located in Bacolod City during World War II.

Independent Philippines

When the country finally gained complete independence from the United States, the city’s public markets and slaughterhouses were rebuilt during the administration of former mayor Vicente Remiti from 1947 to 1949. In 1948, a fire razed a portion of the records section of the old city hall that consumed the rear end of the building and with it, numerous priceless documents of the city. When Batas Pambansa[106] Blg. 51 was approved on December 22, 1979 and came into effect in 1980, the chartered City of Bacolod was converted into a highly urbanized city. The political relations with Negros Occidental were severed and the residents effectively lost their eligibility to vote for provincial officials because of this new status. In January 1985, the original hardwood and coral structure of Palacio Episcopal was almost entirely destroyed by a fire. Among the damage of the raging fire were items of significant historical value. The reconstruction of Palacio which took more than two years, was completed in 1990.


Bacolod City is located on the northwestern coast of the Province of Negros Occidental. It is bounded on the north by the City of Talisay[108]; on the east by the town of Murcia[109]; on the south by the City of Bago[110]; and in the west by the Guimaras Strait. The global location of Bacolod City is 10 degrees, 40 minutes 40 seconds – north and 122 degrees 54 minutes 25 seconds – east with Bacolod Public Plaza[111] as the benchmark.

Bacolod has a total land area of 16,145 hectares, including straits and bodies of water and the 124 hectare reclamation area; and is composed of 61 barangay (villages) and 639 purok (smaller units composing a village). It is accessible by sea through the ports of Banago; the BREDCO Port in the Reclamation Area, and the port of Pulupandan. By air, it is accessible through the New Bacolod-Silay International Airport[112], which is approximately 13 (four is counting from the Lagoon) kilometers away from the center of the city.

Bacolod is ideally located on a level area, slightly sloping as it extends toward the sea with an average slope of 0.9 percent for the city proper and between 3 to 5 percent for the suburbs. The altitude is 32.8 feet or 10.0 meters above sea level[113] with the Bacolod City Public Plaza as the benchmark[114]. Bacolod has two pronounced seasons, wet and dry. The rainy season starts from May to January of the following year with heavy rains occurring during the months of August and September. Dry season starts from the month of February until the last week of April.


Bacolod City is politically subdivided into 61 barangays.

  • Alangilan
  • Alijis
  • Banago
  • Barangay 1 (Poblacin[116])
  • Barangay 2 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 3 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 4 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 5 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 6 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 7 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 8 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 9 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 10 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 11 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 12 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 13 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 14 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 15 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 16 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 17 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 18 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 19 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 20 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 21 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 22 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 23 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 24 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 25 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 26 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 27 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 28 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 29 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 30 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 31 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 32 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 33 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 34 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 35 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 36 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 37 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 38 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 39 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 40 (Poblacin)
  • Barangay 41 (Poblacin)
  • Bata
  • Cabug
  • Estefana
  • Felisa
  • Granada
  • Handumanan
  • Mandalagan
  • Mansilingan
  • Montevista
  • Pahanocoy
  • Punta Taytay
  • Singcang-Airport
  • Sum-ag
  • Taculing
  • Tangub
  • Villamonte
  • Vista Alegre


Business Process Outsourcing

Bacolod has been recommended by the Department of Science and Technology[117]’s Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO) and Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) as the best location in the Visayas for business process outsourcing[118] activities (BPO).

Bacolod is the Philippines’ third fastest growing economy in terms of IT-BPO growth.

Among the notable business process outsourcing companies operating in the city are Convergys[119], Teleperformance[120], TeleTech[121], Panasiatic, Focus International, Transcom, and Telequest.

Language centers for Foreigners

Language centers catering to foreigners, like Koreans, are a popular business venture in the city. These centers give instruction in the English language and other related subjects. Universities and colleges in Bacolod also offer English language instruction for foreign students who currently reside in the city.


Along its highways, sugarcane plantations are a typical scene. As of 2003, 7,216 hectares of the citys 8,560 hectares of agricultural land were still planted to sugarcane. Meanwhile, 915 hectares were devoted to rice, 120 hectares to assorted vegetables, 100 hectares to coconut, 43 hectares to banana and 34 hectares to corn.


According to the “Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project 2005” of Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Bacolod tops the list in terms of infrastructure, ahead of such other mid-size cities like Iligan, Calamba, and General Santos. Bacolod also tops the list in terms of quality of life, ahead of such other mid-size cities like San Fernando, Baguio, Iloilo and Lipa. AIM also recognizes Bacolod as one of the Top Five most competitive mid-size cities together with Batangas, Iligan, Iloilo, and San Fernando.


Domestic Airport

Bacolod City Domestic Airport was the airport serving the general area of Bacolod. It was one of the busiest airports in the Western Visayas region and was one of four trunkline airports, or major commercial domestic airports, in the region, the others being Mandurriao Airport[133] in Iloilo City, Roxas Airport[134] in Roxas City[135] and Puerto Princesa Airport[136] in Puerto Princesa[137]. This airport was replaced by the new Bacolod-Silay International Airport[138], located in nearby Silay City. It was classified as such by the Air Transportation Office[139], a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications[140] that is responsible for the operations of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports. The Bacolod City Domestic Airport ceased operations on January 17, 2008, prior to the opening of the Bacolod-Silay International Airport[141] which began operations the day after.

Panaad Stadium

The Panaad Stadium[142] is a multi-purpose stadium in the city. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and it serves as the home football stadium of the Philippines national football team[143] (Azkals). It was used for the 2005 South East Asian Games[144]. It was the venue of the pre-qualifiers of the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship[145] or ASEAN Cup, in which the Philippines, Cambodia[146], East Timor[147], Brunei[148] and Laos[149] 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 national football team. Aside from the football field, it also has a rubberized track oval, an Olympic-size swimming pool[150] and other sports facilities.

The stadium is also the home of Panaad Festival[151], 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.

The Willing Willie[152] live on tour in May 7, 2011.

Bacolod Public Plaza

The Bacolod Public Plaza[153] is one of the notable landmarks in Bacolod City the capital of Negros Occidental which is found right in the heart of down town area, very near to the city hall and right across the San Sebastian Cathedral. The plaza is a trapezoidal park with a belt of trees all around the periphery and a gazeebo/bandstand at the center. Scattered within the trees are four circular fountains.

The Plaza was constructed back in 1927 as a place for recreation, political, spiritual and cultural activities; it seems to be quite a popular site for outdoor picnic and concerts. The gazeebo/bandstand is often where the stage is located and this is quite apt since inscribed along the sides of the roofing are the names of Western musical composers like Beethoven, Wagner, Haydn, and Mozart.

The plaza is the celebrated place of MassKara Festival[154]. It is a week-long festival held each year in Bacolod City every third weekend of October nearest October 19, the city’s Charter[155] Anniversary. Bacolod public plaza is the final destination of Masskara street dancing competitions which is the highlights of the celebration.

Capitol Park & Lagoon

The Capitol Park and Lagoon[156] is a provincial park located right in the heart of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, in the Philippines. One of the landmarks of the park is the carabao[157] (water buffalo[158]) being pulled by a woman. This carabao 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.


New Airport

The Bacolod-Silay International Airport, located in nearby Silay City[159], is 15 kilometers north-east from Bacolod. The P4.37-billion airport is capable of handling all-weather and night-landing operations. Its 2,000-meter (6,600 ft.) long and 45-meter (148 ft.) wide primary runway, and 678-meter by 23-meter taxiways can accommodate Airbus A320 family[160]-size aircraft, and the Boeing 737[161], while the apron can hold five aircraft at any one time. The runway runs in a direction of 03/21. Provisions for a expansion of the present runway in order to accommodate even larger aircraft like the Boeing 747[162] and the Airbus A340[163] are in place.

Bacolod is 45 minutes by air from Ninoy Aquino International Airport[164] and 30 minutes by air from Mactan-Cebu International Airport[165]. Commercial airlines operating in Bacolod are Philippine Airlines[166], Cebu Pacific Air[167], Airphil Express[168], and Zest Air[169].


Banago Wharf and BREDCO Port are the vessels entry point in Bacolod. It has daily access to Iloilo, with different shipping lines such as Supercat, Weesam Express, Ocean Jet, Montenegro Lines, Jomalia Shipping and Tri Star megalink. There are also access routes to Puerto Princesa City via Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro City, General Santos City., Zamboanga City, Cotabato City, Butuan City via Cagayan de Oro route, Dipolog City Iligan City, Ozamiz City, and Surigao City via Cagayan de Oro route served by different shipping lines such as Negros Navigation and SuperFerry. By boat, Bacolod City is 18-23 hours from the Port of Manila, 2-3hrs from Dumangas Port and 45 minutes- 1hr from the Port of Iloilo.

Land routes

Bacolod City has two main roads, Lacson Street to the north and Araneta Street to the south. The city has a good traffic plan lay-out and very seldom has traffic jams. The streets in the downtown area are one way, making Bacolod City free from traffic congestion. Recently, Bacolod City is experiencing an increase in traffic congestion due to an increase in number of vehicles and a perceived lack of implementation of traffic rules by the local government.

By land-RORO[187]-land, Bacolod City is approximately 3 hours from Iloilo City[188] via Dumangas[189] route. By land-ferry-land, Bacolod City is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City[190] via Toledo City[191]-San Carlos City[192]-Salvador Benedicto[193]-Murcia[194] route. By land-RORO[195]-land, Bacolod City is approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City[196] via Tabuelan[197]-Escalante City[198] route.



In 2005, the city hosted the 2005 Southeast Asian Games football tournament at the Panaad Stadium and Paglaum Sports Complex. The city also hosted the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship qualification tournament at the Panaad Stadium. In 2009, Bacolod hosted the 2010 AFC U-16 Championship qualification tournament. On February 9, 2011, the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification play-off first leg was held at the Panaad Stadium where the won 20 over .


Bacolod City hosted the 2008 PBA All-Star Weekend. The city is also a regular venue for the Philippine Basketball Association out-of-town games.


Bacolod City has two major golf courses. These are the Bacolod Golf and Country Club and the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club. The city hosted the 61st Philippine Airlines Inter-club Golf Tournament and the 2008 Philippine Amateur Golf Championship.


Bacolod City hosted two major karatedo championships, the 1996 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 karatekas all over the country.

Mixed Martial Arts

Bacolod City is home to many mixed martial arts competitions including quarterly fights hosted by the URCC.

Notable people


  • Jay Abello[210] film director
  • Saicy Aguila[211] actress, dancer, former Pinoy Big Brother: Season 2[212] housemate
  • Grendel Alvarado: fashion model, winner of Philippines’ Next Top Model[213][214]
  • Erica Arlante-Yamakawa[215]: Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited[216] (Season 4) housemate.
  • JC Bonnin: actor, known for his role as Toffee in the Bagets (film series)[217].
  • Bobby Enriquez[218] jazz pianist who became prominent in the United States and well-known internationally
  • Peque Gallaga[219] multi award-winning film director
  • Allan K.[220] singer, comedian, actor and TV host
  • Ronnie Lazaro[221] award-winning actor
  • Carlo Ledesma[222] film director, producer ,won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Short Film
  • Kuh Ledesma[223] popular pop and jazz singer; dubbed as the Pop Diva of the Philippines
  • Enrique G. Magalona, Jr.[224] award-winning actor
  • Francis Magalona[225] actor, TV host, VJ, and rapper
  • Romy Pastrana[226] comedian; better known by his screen name[227] “Dagul”
  • Susan Roces award-winning actress, nicknamed Queen of Philippine Movies; widow of Fernando Poe, Jr.[228][229]
  • Sandra Seifert[230] beauty queen and an international fashion model
  • Rosemarie Sonora[231] former actress
  • Raf Totengco[232] New York based fashion designer
  • Joel Torre[233] award-winning actor, director, producer and businessman (JT Manukan Grille)
  • Eduardo Sicangco[234] Scene Designer and Illustrator for Broadway, Opera and film
  • Christian Vasquez[235] actor, model and former Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition[236] housemate
  • Margaret Nales Wilson[237] beauty pageant contestant, TV personality, and actress
  • Joj and Jyra Agpangan Current 2-in-1 Teen housemate of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4[238].
  • Literature

  • Elsa Martinez Coscolluela[239] award-winning poet, short-story writer, and playwright
  • Politics

  • Rafael Alunan[240]: former Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture.
  • Anthony Rolando T. Golez, Jr.: former Deputy Presidential Spokesperson of Former President Gloria Arroyo[241] and Representative Lone District of Bacolod City[242].
  • Gen.Victor Ibrado[243]: Former Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines[244].
  • Enrique B. Magalona[245] former senator of the Philippines
  • Alfredo Montelibano, Sr.[246] politician and industrialist, served as Mayor of Bacolod City, Governor of Negros Occidental, and Philippine Secretary of National Defense and Interior
  • Monico Puentevella[247]: politician, former Representative Lone District of Bacolod City[248] former Commissioner of Philippine Sports Commission[249].
  • Juan Miguel Zubiri[250] politician, former Senator of the Philippines
  • Religion

  • Rolando Ramos Dizon De La Salle brother, former chairman of the Commission on Higher Education[251][252]
  • Antonio Fortich[253] former Bishop of Bacolod, political activist and Ramon Magsaysay Award[254]ee
  • Jesus Varela[255] Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sorsogon[256], former President of the Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters
  • Sports

    Manuel Amechazurra: the first Filipino footballer to play in the European football circuit, he was called El Capitn and played as a defender, from 1905 to 1915 for FC Barcelona.

  • Gregorio Amestoy Querejeta: one of the Filipino-Spanish who played professionally in Spain. He played for Real Zaragoza[258], Atltico Madrid[259], and Gimn stic de Tarragona[260] in the late 30’s and 40’s.
  • Nonoy Baclao professional basketball player; plays for the Philippine Patriots in the ASEAN Basketball League[261][262][263]
  • Jeffrei Chan professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who currently plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters[264][265][266]
  • Monsour del Rosario[267] taekwondo champion who has also starred in several Filipino and international action films
  • Boyet Fernandez coach of the Philippine Basketball Association’s Sta.Lucia Realtors
  • Ramil Gallego[270] professional pool player
  • Reynel Hugnatan professional basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association[271][272]
  • Noli Locsin[273] Philippine Basketball Association Mythical Team award[274]ee
  • Donnie Nietes[275] professional boxer, current WBO[276] Minimumweight World Champion
  • Joan Tipon[277] boxer, Asian Games[278] gold medalist
  • Ben Villaflor[279] boxer who was the WBA[280] world junior lightweight (now called super featherweight) champion during the 1970s
  • Sister cities

    Bacolod City has the following sister cities[281]: {| | valign=”top” | Kamloops, British Columbia[282], Canada[283] Singaraja[284], Indonesia[285] Butuan City[286], Philippines Iloilo City[287], Philippines Legazpi City[288], Philippines Marikina City[289], Philippines Naga City[290], Philippines | valign=”top” | Paraaque City[291], Philippines San Juan City[292], Philippines Tagaytay City[293], Philippines Mandaue[294], Philippines Andong[295], South Korea[296] Keelung[297], Taiwan[298] Long Beach, California[299], USA |}


    See also

  • List of private schools in Bacolod City[300]
  • List of tertiary schools in Bacolod City[301]
  • References

    External links

  • Official Website of the City Government of Bacolod[302]
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code[303]
  • Local Governance Performance Management System[304]
  • Bacolod – Wikitravel[305]
  • Category:Bacolod[306] Category:Metro Bacolod[307] Category:Negros Occidental[308] Category:Western Visayas[309] Category:Visayas[310] Category:Cities in the Philippines[311]

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  15. ^ Nationalist People’s Coalition (wn.com)
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  1. Reply

    Healthy Lifestyle? I usually go on a medium intensity run for 60 minutes a day, four to five days a week. In addition, I do a total of at least 150 push ups and sit ups in each work out. I don’t consume more than 1500-1600 calories a day. I eat little to no junk food, and take my vitamins. I’m 18, male, and weigh about 164, around 14 to 15 percent body fat. Do I lead a healthy lifestyle? If there are ways to improve, let me know.

      • HealthNut
      • August 6, 2012

      I think you are doing very well. Never give it up and try to maintain it as your lifestyle.

      Good Luck

  2. Reply

    Healthy Lifestyle? I need help with my health hw, so if any of you could help with these questions thanks!

    What does it mean to live a healthy lifestyle?
    What should I eat and how often?
    How often should I exercise?
    What type of exercise?
    How hard should I exercise?
    How much time should I spend exercising?
    How much sleep should I get each night?
    How do I deal with stress?
    How should I manage stress?

      • HealthNut
      • August 6, 2012

      http://Www.sparkpeople.com has all your answers.

  3. Reply

    How The Computer Is Supporting Us In Our Healthy Lifestyle? How do computer helps people in their healthy lifestyle? How can The computer help people? Is it from websites? advertisements? I need it really badly. How can the computer is supporting to improve our healthy lifestyle. in what ways? How can computer promote the quality of healthy lifestyle. How can computer convince people to stop unnecessary things like drugs or alcohol? How can computer HELP us?
    AT least 6-8 points would do. thank you.

      • HealthNut
      • August 6, 2012

      The computer is not a healthy lifestyle for people. It programs us to thinking we can find everything on here. Jobs, pay bills, shop, everything! We can do that ourselves and it seems technology is taking the chores away from us, that can be easily done by human themself. The computer can help us though when we need to find information, imformation fast. Websites help us retain information, advertisements are just like commericals there just trying to sell or maniupulate us to buy whatever their advertising. The computer is not improving our healthy lifestyle. Peoples eyes can go out of sight and hurt very badly(like mine and i’m only 15 years old.) from years and years staring at the computer. The worst thing to stare at is a computer screen — I don’t know why I still do it for hours at end, but I do. The computer will never promote the quality of healthy lifestyle, its just not possible. The computer can convince people to stop drugs and alcohol but if you think about it would you rather have an obsession over the computer for hours at the day, you have to be near the computer you have to be on it then doing drugs or alcohol? The computer is just as bad addiction as alcohol and drugs. The computer cannot HELP us other then give us fast information when we need it. The computer although has so much information and so many untrusted sites you never know if what your reading is a lie. And I hope I get 10 points because I just wasted my time answering this long question, I hope you weren’t just asking this for the heck of this — I hope it was for some essay lol.

      Take care bye

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