Negros Oriental Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Negros Oriental Province within Region VII in the Republic of The Philippines
Amlan (Ayuquitan) || Ayungon || Bacong || Basay || Bindoy || Dauin || Jimalalud || La Libertad || Mabinay || Manjuyod || Pamplona || San Jose
Santa Catalina || Siaton || Sibulan || Tayasan || Valencia || Vallehermoso || Zamboanguita
Cities in the province of Negros Oriental: Bais City || Bayawan City || Canlaon City || Dumaguete City (Capital)
Guihulngan City || Tanjay City
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Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol
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The Provincial Capitol in Dumaguete City was built in 1924 during the American colonization of the Philippines. The Provincial Capitol houses the Governor's Office and other provincial government offices. Its architecture was patterned after the Capitol in the United States of America. The main body is Grecian, while the columns are Ionic.
During this period of American occupation the colonizers hired the services of city planner and architect Daniel Hudson Burnham to design the new provincial capitol. Before it was located in what is now the Serafin Teves residence at the Rizal Boulevard.
The Grecian style dominated American architecture during this period. It was the first truly national style in the United States, found in all regions of the country. The popularity of the style was due to the strong associations with classical tradition and democracy. It was very adaptable, and permeated all levels of building, form high to low. The Americans wanted to spread this type of style to its colonies. In Manila, similar buildings can be found like the Post Office, Department of Tourism and the National Museum. Other Provincial Capitols with similar architecture are Negros Occidental, Leyte and Cebu.
The significance of this architecture is that it symbolizes strength and fortitude in which the government should always uphold. The white paint is a symbol of purity that should never be tarnished with scandal or war.All in all the Provincial Capitol Building is a living reminder of our colonial past that has brought to our shores the ideals of democracy. It is only fitting and ironic that the Americans honor their government buildings with architecture from Greece, the birthplace of democracy. Even thousands of years later when the first city-states were built in Athens, so to will their traditions remain alive half way around the world in a place called Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
Dumaguete Siliman University
Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines
- Negros Oriental has 19 Muninicipalities, 6 Cities, and 557 Barangays - Every barangay in the province of Negros Oriental has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
- The province of Negros Oriental is within Region VII-Central Visayas. Negros Oriental is classified as a First Class province.
The province which is "boot shaped" on the map is on the eastern side of Negros Island, thus the name Negros Oriental which means East of Negros Island. It is composed of the mainland province and Apo Island which is a favorite of local and foreign divers. It has 3 congressional districts, 3 cities and 22 municipalities. Negros Oriental has 1,336.7 kilometers of scenic, clean and unspoiled beaches on one side, with beautiful mountains and rustic scenery on the other side.
The province’s terrain consists of rolling hills, a few plateaus, and mountain ranges which for the most part are close to the narrow coastal trip. Kanlaon Volcano, the highest peak in the island of Negros at 2465 meter, dominates the northern end of the province. The whole eastern part of Negros Oriental has a climate characterized by no pronounced rainfall. The other half of the province has distinct wet and dry seasons. Negros Island was originally called " Buglas", but the Spaniards changed this to Negros because of the dark-skinned Negritos they found there.
MAJOR INDUSTRIES OF NEGROS ORIENTAL
With its vast fertile land resources, agriculture is the primary industry in Negros Oriental. Opportunities for agricultural ventures include contract farming, orchard and industrial tree farming, aquaculture (prawn and fresh water fish), livestock, cut flowers and ornamental plants and food processing. Among major products are copra, Sugar, Molasses, Dehydrated fruits, Ammonium Nitrate Agricultural Products: sugarcane, corn, coconut, rice, fruits, root crops, legumes, vegetables, other industrial crops.
- Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
Geography of Negros Oriental, Philippines
Negros Oriental Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)=
Location of Negros Oriental, Philippines
Located in Negros Island, the fourth largest island of the Philippines. Negros island is divided into two provinces: Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.
The island of Negros is approximately located in the middle of the archipelago, 500 miles south of Manila. It lies along 9º 1' to 11' north and longitude 12º 34' to 122º 24 east. It is the fourth largest island in the Philippine archipelago. It is located between the islands of Panay in the west and Cebu in the east. It is bounded by the Visayan sea in the north, the Tañon Strait in the east, the Sulu and Mindanao Seas in the south and Guimaras Strait in the northwest. Negros Oriental is located on the eastern side of the Negros Island in the Central Visayas Region, occupying the southern lobe of the island of Negros. While Negros Occidental belongs to Region VI (Western Visayas Region), Negros Oriental is in Region VII (Central Visayas Region) grouped together with other Cebuano-Speaking provinces of Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor.
People of Negros Oriental, Philippines
- LANGUAGE/DIALECT Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Tagalog.
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 1,231,904
- Registered Voters (2009)= 606,634
Ethnic Origin of the People
When the Spanish explorers landed in Negros Oriental in 1565, they found natives who called the place “Buglas”, named after a kind of tall grass resembling the present-day sugar cane plant. Buglas grass was then abundantly growing in the island. The Spaniards encountered many black people with black kinky hair among the inhabitants, they called the island Negros. Kabilin, a book on provincial history, edited by Merlie Wenceslao and Bobby Villasis, mentions what seemed to be the first known documentary reference to the island of Negros appears in an atlas drawn in 1545 by the renowned Spanish cartographer Alonso de Santa Cruz (c.1490-1567). Santa Cruz’s map bears the legend y de Negros, probably derived from reports of the presence of small black people (negritos) on the island. Thus, a score of years before the Legaspi expedition, the Spaniards already knew the island of Negros by this name. At that time, there were two (2) types of forest dwellers, the black natives called Ata or Agta (Negrito) and the Proto-Malay also known as Bukidnon with dark brown skin.
Along the coastline dwelt the natives of Malayan heritage who were engaged in little agricultural activities and barter trading with the Chinese and other Asian merchants who came as early as the 13th century. Although no written documents have been found, artifacts and relics belonging to the Sung Dynasty period in the 12th century were excavated in the towns of Bacong, Bayawan (now Bayawan City) and La Libertad in Negros Oriental and Escalante in Negros Occidental. This indicates a flourishing trade and commerce with other neighboring countries such as China, India and the Malayan peninsula.
- article from the government of Negros Oriental
- Elected officials of Negros Oriental for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Negros Oriental: Roel Ragay Degamo - PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Negros Oriental: MACIAS, MARK - LIBERAL PARTY
- House Representatives of Negros Oriental:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Negros Oriental for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Negros Oriental: Roel Ragay Degamo
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Negros Oriental: Apolinaro Planto Arnaiz Jr.
- House Representatives of Negros Oriental:
- Provincial Board Members:
Barangays Elected Officials of Negros Oriental
Businesses in Negros Oriental, Philippines
- Sugar Mills
- Begun almost a century ago, the sugar industry is a recognized top dollar earner for Negros. Central Azucarera de Bais was established in 1918 as the first sugar central of the Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas SA, or Tabacalera, in the country. Located in Bais City, CAB propelled the province’s sugar industry and pioneered in the manufacture of paper from bagasse.
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Schools in Negros Oriental, Philippines
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 Dumaguete City, the provincial capital, is known as a university town due to the existence of many universities and colleges in the city. These universities include: Silliman University (1901), the first Protestant university in Asia; Saint Paul University of Dumaguete City (1904), the first Paulinian school in the Philippines; Negros Oriental State University (1927); and Foundation University(1949). The Colegio de Sta. Catalina De Alejandria (COSCA),Negros Oriental High School (1902) Ramon Teves Pastor Memorial-Dumaguete Science High School and Don Bosco Schools can be also found in the city. There are also institutions and colleges inside (e.g. Imbo College, Metro Dumaguete College,STI,ASCST,Maxino College,PTC,AMA Computer College, ACSAT) and outside the city.
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Economy of Negros Oriental, Philippines
Negros Oriental economy remains strong amid global economic recession
by Rachelle M. Nessia
Philippine Information Services
Dumaguete City (7 August 2009) -- The local economy in the province remains in good shape despite the global economic slowdown that has upset the national and international economies.
This was noted by Msgr. Merlin Logronio, president of the Negros Oriental Network of NGOs (non-government organizations) in a recent press conference as he pointed out that there are now more developments mushrooming in the province compared to the past.
"We can see more infrastructures and I can see changes and improvements even in the services in the province," said Msgr. Logronio.
Bert Aquino, Negornet Board Member, speaking in the same forum, explained that the global financial crisis has mostly affected economies that are export-led or import-dependent. "In Negros Oriental, you seldom see industries that are dependent on importation. Duna'y ginagmay pero dili kayo," he said.
Aquino said that the province's economy is very local and is anchored heavily on agricultural, establishments and the local government which is the biggest employer in the province.
Despite the province being seemingly impervious to the global financial crisis, there is still more that needs to be done, said Msgr. Logronio. "We still have a tremendous lack of resources. For example, I believe there are many schools being put up pero dili ra gyud ta kaapas," he explained.
In terms of employment or lack of it, he urged Negrenses to be resourceful and invent for themselves what they can do and be positive about it.
"Our population is growing rapidly that no good government can really keep up with it," he lamented.
He stressed that the government has been responsive and trying their best and "we give them credit for that but they cannot do everything."
He said that it is now up to the private sector to respond midway and organize themselves to respond to the global demands and changes affecting everyone. "I see so many opportunities for the local sector to continue improving our situation," he explained.
This was echoed by Aquino, who added that this is now the challenge of the local government officials – how to further strengthen the local economy "so we won't be vulnerable with whatever happens to the global economy."
Said press conference was held to announce Negornet's 17th anniversary and its 6th Annual NegOr NGO & PO (people's organizations) Week from August 3 to 8.
Negornet is composed of 25 NGOs and POs and was formed to serve as a mechanism in consolidating the NGOs and POs along local development and in facilitating meaningful participation in local governance.
Reports of higher government spending and continued resiliency of remittances are among the things that would prop-up the Philippine economy in the second quarter of this year.
Philippine Equity Partners Inc. (PEP) analyst Jojo Gonzales considers the 0.4 percent output of the domestic economy in the first quarter this year as the "worst quarter in terms of growth."
"Increased government spending, sustained bank lending, the bottoming out of trade, stable remittance flows, all suggest mildly better growth in (the) second quarter," he said.
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Natural Resources of Negros Oriental, Philippines
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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.
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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.
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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.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
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 Negros Oriental, Philippines
- Beaches: Among the most known beaches in the province are La Vista del Mar in Bayawan City, Antulang Beach and Tambobo Bay in Siaton; Salawaki Resort in Zamboanguita; Coconut Plantation and Apo Island in Dauin; Talisay Beach in Bacong; Baybayon, St. Mortiz and Panorama in Sibulan; Wuthering Heights in San Jose; Talabong, Mapao and White Sand in Bais City; Opada’s Beach Resort in La Libertad; and, Midtown Resort, Ganahan Beach, Malusay Beach and Bulado Beach in Guihulngan.
- Waterfalls: At present, there are about eight known waterfalls that can be found in the province.. These are: Casaroro and Pulangbato Waterfalls located in Valencia; Inihawan Enchanted Falls, Quipot and Pantao Waterfalls all three are found in Canlaon City; Lourdes Falls in Bayawan City; Pagsalsalan Falls found in Ayungon; and Kinayan Falls situated in Guihulngan.
SINULOG DE JIMALALUD- Jimalalud, on or about January 13 -- street dancing and pageants to enliven fiestas.
TAWO-TAWO FESTIVAL. Bayawan City , December 22 -- street dancing with scarecrow higantes the day before fiesta celebrates the guardins of the city's crops.
PASAYAW FESTIVAL -- Canlaon City , March 19 -- honors patron St. Joseph with street dancing giving thanks for the harvest that makes the city the Province's rice and vegetable bowl.
LENTEN RITES. Province-wide, movable -- traditional church rites, Via Crucis, Hatud procession of the Dead Christ on God Friday, sugat dawn procession on Holy Saturday.
LIBOD SAYAW SA BINDOY. Street dancing based on Philippine filk dances during April 5 fiesta.
YAG-YAG FESTIVAL. CANGMATING, Sibulan - street dancing and field presentations, colorful depictions of the barangay's coastal marine resources, last Sunday of April.
SANTACRUZAN and MAYFLOWER FESTIVAL. Province-wide throughout May. Dumaguete -- last week of May; Ayungon- 3rd week.
SAKUBHAN FESTIVAL. Santa catalina, April 22 celebrates the abundance of the town's sugar cane harvest.
AYUQUITAN FESTIVAL. San Jose , May 7 -- street dancing retells the origins of the town's former place name derived from INUKITAN, brid pickings.
GAPNOD FESTIVAL. Sibulan, June 12 decorated and lighted boats carry venerated images and devotees in a fluvial processin along the town's coastal waters.
BUDYAS FESTIVAL. Amlan, June 29, old ritual invokes good fortune on fisherman, images of patron St. Peter and St. Paul are ferried by decorated sea crafts between the two chapels of Tandayag Amlan.
SINULOG DE TANJAY. Tanjay, third week of July choreographed procession recounts ancient Monochristian conflict and the intercession of patron Senior Santiago.
SILIMAN UNIVERSITY FOUNDER'S DAY. Weeklong activities ending August 28 commemorate the establishment, in 1901, of the first Protestan University in the country.
HUDYAKA FESTIVAL. Bais City , on September 7- Mardi gras and eloborate floats brings secular revelry to the city fiesta.
BUGLASAN FESTIVAL. The Province fiesta, agritourism fair, festival of festivals, every October.
ST. PAUL COLLEGE DUMAGUETE FOUNDER'S DAY. Dumaguete City, a weeklong activity ending October 29 marks the founding in 1904, of the first St. Paul de Charters institution in the Philippines.
SANDUROT FESTIVAL. Dumaguete City , third week of November -- fiesta events welcome the various cultural strain that enrich the city's character.
PASKO. Though December -- lighted display and gain Christmas animation in the parks and nightly activities to celebrate the holiday's season. Epecially Dumaguete city, Bais city, Bayawan and Tanjay cities. Mabinay, Sibulan, and Ayungon.
HUGYAWAN DALANSAYAW. First Sunday of December, vigorous and elaborately choreographed street dancing by central visayas polytechnic college.
PINASKUHAN SIYAWIT AND PAROL FESTIVAL. The annual provincial Christmas festival, every 2nd weekend of December.
FOUNDATION UNIVERSIRY KASADYAAN FESTIVAL. Dumaguete City --3rd week of December -- features the Province's oldest and longest Mardi gras parade.
DOLPHIN AND WHALE WATCHING. Bais city, leisurly cruise travel of Bais Bay for delightful surprises, best during 2nd and 3rd quarter of the year.
13th OF EVERY MONTH. Sibulan -- hordes of supplicants travel to shines of St. Anthony of Padua and the holy child at the parish church.
Negros Oriental Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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|6200||Dumaguete City||Negros Oriental|
|6202||San Jose||Negros Oriental|
|6206||Bais City||Negros Oriental|
|6213||La Libertad||Negros Oriental|
|6220||Sta. Catalina||Negros Oriental|
|6223||Canlaon City||Negros Oriental|
|6224||Valle Hermoso||Negros Oriental|
DOST gives financial assistance to LCPFI
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R07&article=1111336396284
- By: Jennifer C. Tilos
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
DUMAGUETE CITY- The Little Children of the Philippines Foundations, Inc. (LCPFI) received a check worth P136,000 recently as financial assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).
DOST-Negros Oriental Prov’l Science & Technology Director Gilbert Arbon turned-over the check to LCPFI Administrative Director Carmenia Benosa.
According to DOST Information Officer Roslyn Tambago, the Foundation is one of the growing numbers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Negros Oriental which have availed of the DOST-SETUP, a nationwide strategy to encourage and assist SMEs to adopt technological innovations to improve operations.
SETUP provides a package of technological assistance, which includes the infusion of new or advanced technologies, provision of limited funds for technology acquisition, human resource training, technical assistance, consultancy services, among others, said Tambago.
As a Christian organization with the mission to develop caring communities for children at risk, LCPFI has ventured into processed meat production as a micro-enterprise activity for children and parents who are living in a low-income community.
The institution will use the monetary assistance to purchase meat processing equipment such as heavy duty meat grinder, meat sausage stuffing machine, chest freezer, and hand dryer.
This technological intervention is expected to raise the enterprise’s productivity and the beneficiaries’ income.
Established in 1989, LCPFI has about 4,000 member-beneficiaries in 14 communities within Dumaguete City and surrounding municipalities.
Tambago said in exchange for scholarships and social welfare assistance from LCP, members render 10 hours of community service weekly. Others work at the LCPFI’s meat processing project to avail of income generating opportunities.
Other interested SMEs may avail of DOST SETUP by inquiring at the DOST Neg.Or. Provincial S & T Center located in Daro, Dumaguete City.
Negros Oriental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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