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CITY OF BACOLOD (NEGROS OCCIDENTAL)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Bounded on the north by the City of Talisay; on the east by the town of Murcia; on the south by the City of Bago; and in the west by the Guimaras Strait.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Bacolod-Silay Airport, Kabankalan City Domestic Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Banago Wharf and BREDCO Port
    Major road networks:  
Lacson Street, Araneta Street

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
The rainy season is from May to January of the following year with heavy rains occurring during the months of August and September. Dry season starts in February and extends until April. December and January are the coolest months while April is the hottest

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Bacolod Pavilion Hotel
; Business Inn Hotel; Hotel PAGCOR Bacolod; L Fisher Hotel; Luxur Place, Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel and Residences; Sugarland Hotel Corp.; The Sylvia Manor

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Panaad Stadium
; Bacolod Public Plaza; Capitol Park and Lagoon; Negros Museum; Palacio Episcopal; San Sebastian Cathedral; Sta. Clara Chapel; Slide-for-life Zip Line; USLS Liturgical Museum


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
January - Feast of San Sebastian; October 19 - Masskara Festival; Pana-ad Festival (province-wide); Dinagsa Fesstival; Pintaflores Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  
Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:  
Monsour del Rosario, Bobby Enriquez, Eduardo Sicangco, Rafe Totengco

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:  
PLDT, Globe Telecom, Smart, ABS-CBN, GMA

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
SM, Robinsons
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drugstore, National Bookstore, West Negros University; Aboy's Restaurant, Apollo, Bob's Place, Bongbong's Pasalubong, Carlo's Italian Restaurant, Garden Cafe, Hacienda Crafts, Italia, Imelda's Cuisine, Kaisei Restaurant, MO2, Manokan Country, Negros Showroom, Pala-pala Market, Roli's Bakeshop, Spa Natura, The Blades, Virgie's Homemade Products
    Entertainment venues:  
Breihz Cafe; Carlo's Bar; Casino Filipino; Fat Charlie's; Goldenfields Commercial Complex; Gypsy Tea Room; Offshore Bar; Saltimbocca; The Strip

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco De Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines, EastWest Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Phil. Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank,  United Coconut Planters Bank, UCPB Savings Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  
AMA Computer University, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, University of Saint La Salle

HOSPITALS:  
Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:     205

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
BI, BIR, DTI, LTO, NBI, SSS

 

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