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List of Municipalities in the Negros Occidental Province within Region VI in the Republic of The Philippines
Binalbagan || Calatrava || Candoni || Cauayan || Enrique B. Magalona || Hinigaran || Hinoba-An || Ilog || Isabela || La Castellana || Manapla || Moises Padilla || Murcia || Pontevedra || Pulupandan || Salvador Benedicto || San Enrique || Toboso || Valladolid
Cities in the province of Negros Occidental: Bacolod City (Capital) || Bago City || Cadiz City || Escalante City || Himamaylan City || Kabankalan City || La Carlota City || Sagay City || San Carlos City || Silay City || Sipalay City || Talisay City || Victorias City
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Escalante City,
Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • Escalante City has a total of 21 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Escalante City as of (2010) = 48,418
  • Population of Escalante City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 92,035
  • Land Area of Escalante City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 19,276
  • Escalante City is a 4th class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • Escalante City is in the Negros Occidental province and within Region VI in the Island of negros Western Visayas.

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Location of Escalante City, Philippines

Escalante City is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the northern Negros route pass by this city. From Cebu, Escalante can be reached by ferry boat through the Yap RORO Port or the Barcelon Port.

History of Escalante City, Philippines

Escalanted was founded in 1875 amd it was incorporated in 1903 with Alfred Luther as President of the town board. Many of the founding families men have served as elected officials and there have been two women Mayors. Unfortunately, town records prior to 1940 have been lost or destroyed with the exception of a copy of the first town ordinances posted February 12, 1904. (This article from: escalantecity.org)


Originally, the town was known as Manlambus, a Visayan term meaning to strike with a club because its coastal waters were then teeming with fishes that catching them could simply be done by using a club or lambus.

It is believed that Escalante was inhabited since 11th A.D. per artifacts unearthed by Siliman University Anthropological Team in 1975-76. It was created a municipality on November 28, 1856 on orders of Gobernador Manuel Crespo, with Nueva Sevilla (now Old Poblacion) as the seat of government. In 1860, Fr. Cipriano Navarro, the first Spanish Missionary assigned to the place renamed it to Escalante, after his hometown in Spain.

Escalante was then a very big town with population bigger than that of Bacolod until 1939. However, Toboso, one of the biggest barangays of the town was separated from it in 1948 to be a Municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 141 by President Elpidio Quirino decreasing its area and population.

The seat of the Municipal Government was transferred from Barangay Old Poblacion to Barangay Balintawak per Executive Order 301, dated May 30, 1958 by President Carlos P. Garcia .

Escalante was converted into a component city of Negros Occidental when its charter, R.A. 9014 was signed into law on February 28, 2001 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which was subsequently ratified in a plebiscite on March 2001.

This progressive city is the home of Manlambus Festival every 30th of May in celebration of its rich cultural heritage and glorious past that every Escalantehanon loves to share and tell. As its present dictum goes… ABANTE ESCALANTE, MASARANGAN NATO KINI! (second article verbatim from: http://negros-occ.gov.ph/)

People of Escalante City, Philippines

  • Escalante City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 92,035
    • Households: About 20,000
  • Escalante City Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 51,597

Elected Government Officials of Escalante City, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


  1. ESCALA, SONNY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 18071 6.24%
  2. ZAMORA, NED (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17644 6.10%
  3. ABONG-PASTOR, VIRGIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17216 5.95%
  4. TORRES, JUN JUN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16643 5.75%
  5. ENCARGUEZ, NENING (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 16636 5.75%
  6. CRISME, GILDA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 16452 5.68%
  7. VILLALON, EDDIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16093 5.56%
  8. GABRIEL, JOHNNY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15823 5.47%
  9. AMPIL, GEORGE MARTIN JR. (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 14193 4.90%
  10. FRANCISCO, TOTO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 13058 4.51%

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Barangay Elected Officials of Escalante City, Negros Occidental

Businesses in Escalante City, Philippines

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Businesses in Escalante City
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  • Banks and Financial Institutions in Escalante City
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  • Repair Shops
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Escalante City
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Escalante City, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Escalante City, Negros Occidental

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Schools in Escalante City, Negros Occidental

School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.

Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.


School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014

Economy of Escalante City, Negros Occidental

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Jobs in Escalante City

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Natural Resources of Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Escalante City, Philippines

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  • St. Francis of Assisi Church Ruins was built as part of the mission of the Augustinian Recollects in the late 19th century in the pueblo of Escalante (now Old Poblacion) when the parish separated from Silay in 1860. The church ruins are classified as historical structure by virtue of NHI Resolution No. 3, series of October 22, 1991.
  • A 1930-built Old Municipal Building, now turned into a City Museum, houses two galleries, Archaeological and Ethnographic, containing collections from the 21 barangays. It has a mini library with around 900 book holdings.
In between the City Museum and Gabaldon Building is the Plaza Complex consisting of Municipal Portal and Rizal Monument built in September 15, 1955, a bandstand and a skating rink constructed in September 28, 1935, with a drinking fountain erected in October 3, 1953.
As a significant and irreplaceable historical and cultural heritage from the country"s American colonial past, this 1912 building stood witness to the educational development of this part of the island. Linkages had been made through National Historic Institute (NHI) and Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) for a call to rehabilitate the two existing decrepit Gabaldon Buildings located at Brgy. Langub and Brgy. Old Poblacion. Those with deep sense of history will find this very interesting.
  • Located in Sitio Urbasa, Brgy. Mabini are quiet places suited for religious pilgrimage and frequented by the devotees and those with deep religious fervor. On the hilltop are gardens and religious images where one can seek solace and commune with God or nature.
  • Bonista Beach Resort in Brgy. Buenavista is 15 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is an ideal place to unwind with its clean white sand beach and unique swimming pool. It has a restaurant and karaoke bar.
  • Jomabo Paradise Island and Beach Resort in Bag-ong Banwa Island, 6 miles away from the city. This white sand island resort offers challenging water sports like wind surfing, scuba diving, water bicycle, torpaulin jump, banana boat ride and leisure fishing.
  • Caving in Escalante challenges high spirited adventure seekers. Stalactites and stalagmites in all forms and sizes, cave pearls and diamond rays are imbedded in more than 50 caves.
  • Northwind Beach Resort has native cottages ideal for day excursionists.
  • Mt. Lunay also called Mt. Solitaire is about 308 meters above sea level. A trek to the mountain is a challenging experience.
    • Source: Department of Tourism

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Escalante City, Philippines

Manlambus Festival: is a tradition celebrated every yearly. This is one way that the populace of escalante give thanks for the blessings it has received over the years. There are parades, dances, and plenty of food.

Your Story about Escalante City, Philippines

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Featured News of The Philippines

  • More tourists from New Zealand visit Philippines
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014
More tourists from New Zealand are flocking to the Philippines and spending more than other foreign tourists, data from the Department of Tourism (DoT) showed.
The Philippine Embassy in New Zealand said there were 15,783 tourists from New Zealand who visited the Philippines in 2013 or a growth rate of 11.94 percent from the previous year ....................... Full Story»

  • Be ready to sacrifice for others – Aquino
  • Friday, April 18, 2014
Manila, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged Filipinos to do good deeds even after Lent as he expressed hope for a peaceful and meaningful observance of this year’s Holy Week.
In his Holy Week message, the President said Filipinos should emulate the example of Jesus Christ by being humble and ready to sacrifice for others ....................... Full Story»

  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • PH tossers vs Taiwan today
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014
Game Today
(Nakhon Pathom, Thailand)
3 p.m. – Taiwan vs Philippines
The Philippine-PLDT HOME TVolution women’s volleyball team expects another tough grind when it battles Taiwan’s Taipei City today in the 2014 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.
The Power Pinays, who kicked off their campaign with a three-set romp over India’s KSEB, face the Taiwanese spikers at 2 p.m. (3 p.m. Philippine time) ....................... Full Story»

Escalante City News

PIA Press Release
2009/12/14

Escalante City reports near completion of SWM compliance
Escalante City (14 December2009) -- The City of Escalante is moving swiftly to fight the global warming and climate change with the implementation of Solid Waste Management Law.

It is currently strengthening its anti-littering law in support to the waste segregation city ordinance 138 that imposes no-segregation no-collection policy, Environment Management Specialist Stephanie Pamati-an, said.

City officials are also drafting moves for the closure of the existing dump site as the new one is being developed at Hda. Amparo, Brgy. Mabini.

She said out of the 17 hectare lot owned by the city, three hectares will be utilized as dump site.

In the same area, the Escalante government will implement an intensive Vermicomposting project and a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) will rise.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is now being worked out for the city to co-manage its garbage residuals with the City of Sagay.

Escalante City supports Philippine Cycling

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