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Negros Occidental News: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- NegOcc provincial gov’t releases PHP605,000 in barangay insurance benefits : BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 10 (PNA) -- The provincial government of Negros Occidental released Wednesday a total of PHP605,716 in checks to beneficiaries of the Barangay Insurance .... Full Story»

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List of Municipalities in the Negros Occidental Province within Region XVIII 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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San Carlos City,
Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • San Carlos City has a total of 18 barangays
  • Registered Voters of San Carlos City as of (2010) = 67,686
  • Population of San Carlos City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 129,809
  • Land Area of San Carlos City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 45,150
  • San Carlos City is a 2nd class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • San Carlos City is in the Negros Occidental province and within Region VI in the Island of negros Western Visayas.

The City of San Carlos is strategically located at the northeast part of Negros Island, 123 23’ 65” longitude and 10 25’15” latitude, bounded on the north by the municipality of Calatrava, on the west by the municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto and the City of Bago, on the South by the municipality of Vallehermoso (Negros Oriental) and the City of Kanla-on, and the East by Tañon Strait. The City has a total land area of 45,150.000 hectares or 451.50 square kilometers.


Location of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

History of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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San Carlos City was formerly named Nabingkalan, in honor of a beautiful daughter of a chieftain Negrito settlement in the area. The settlement was later bought by Carlos Apurado from Badian, Cebu who, with the help of fellow pioneers, developed the settlement into a thriving Christian Village.

In 1856, Señor Don Emilio Saravia, the first political military governor of Negros Island during the Spanish era, renamed the place and established it as a “pueblo”.

San Carlos prospered through the years, however, the village lost its “pueblo” category, and in 1890, when Negros Island was divided into Occidental Negros and Oriental Negros, San Carlos was recorded as an “arrabal” or barrio of Calatrava (Hilub-an).

San Carlos acquired its status as a town in late 1898 when Gen Juan Araneta of the Revolutionary Philippine republic officially proclaimed it as a municipality. This was confirmed by the American Military Administration in 1901.

In May 1942, the Japanese army occupied the town and encountered a defiant Municipal Mayor, Eugenio Antonio Sr., who refused to surrender and collaborate with them. He railed the renegade soldiers along with loyal civilians and organized them as a guerilla unit. Thus, San Carlos became the hotbed of resistance activities against the Japanese imperial forces by the first Combat team, 7th MD (Negros) Guerilla forces, under Major Uldarico Baclagon.

San Carlos became a city on July 1, 1960 with the passage of Republic act No. 2643.

Another historical milestone in the file of the city is the cabinet meeting of Pres. Fidel V. Ramos in the last August 27,1996 making the San Carlos the first component city to be made the venue of a Presidential cabinet meeting.

People of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • San Carlos City Population (as of 2010 Census) = 129,981
  • San Carlos City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 129,809

  • San Carlos City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 69,928

Elected Government Officials of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, 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.

Elected Officials of San Carlos City for the term of 2013-2016
  10. UY, KOKIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17931 6.90%

Elected Officials of San Carlos City for the term of 2010-2013
  1. Jonie Sia Uy
  2. Dickson Nemenzo Yu
  3. Eddie Ledesma Apuhin
  4. Gregorio Apuhin Santillan
  5. Fleur De Lis Dela Victoria Mascuñana
  6. Victoriana Cobbol Cabili
  7. Hernan Villaester Antonio
  8. Filped Abamonga Maisog
  9. Christopher Paul Sainz Carmona
  10. Jose Rommel Tan Debulgado

Barangay Elected Officials of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

Businesses in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Businesses in San Carlos City
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    4. SanCa FOODS, Inc.
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    5. Julio and Florentina Ledesma Foundation, Inc.
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    6. Asian Rural-Urban Development and Peace Institute, Inc. (ARDEP)
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    8. IEula Computers and Designs - Provide Web design, Web development, PC repair.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Schools in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Jobs in San Carlos City, Negros

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Natural Resources of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

There are eight (8) major rivers in the City. These are the Talave, Palampas, Ando-on, Gigalman, Ma-init, Katingal-an, Sta. Cruz and Buluangan Rivers. The Talave and Palampas rivers and their tributaries emanate from the western slopes of the forest reserve area and drain to Tañon Strait. The Sta. Cruz and Buluangan rivers originate from the western slope of Mt. Kanla-on and also drain towards Tañon Strait. Flood prone areas usually line the riverbanks.

The city which comprises 18 barangays, it prides itself of a fine natural harbor that is protected by the beautiful island of Refugio. To the local residents it is popularly known as Sipaway and is frequented by local and foreign tourists alike who wants to go swimming and scuba diving. San Carlos is a strategic business hub wherein accessibility from Bacolod City is 144.5 kilometers (coastal road) and 82 kilometers (mountain road) away and 167 kilometers from Dumaguete City and 15 nautical miles across Tañon Strait as gateway to Toledo City of Cebu island. Plying these routes, bus company of Ceres Liners, Inc.; seacraft companies of Lite Ferries and Aznars' fastcrafts and Melrivic, respectively.

The city proper is centered around the market area, while the main business sector is nested along V. Gustilo, Locsin and S. Carmona Streets. It is in these areas that commercial and business structures abound--banks, restaurants, department and convenience stores. At the city's outskirts notable subdivisions, townhomes and recreation centers proliferated as a result of the continuing construction of infrastructure by the local government. With these intensified developments, the city will soon be an ideal businessman's place.

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.

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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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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 San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Pintaflores Festival – 3 day of celebration of arts & culture festival added by competitions and exhibitions. Culminated by Street dancing and Ritual Competition from various contingents of the city they’re all painted with flowers on their bodies, and dancing with the rhythmic beats. Held annually on Nov. 3-5 in time with the celebration of Negros Day and the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, patron saint of the city.

The Legend of Pintaflores
by: Joe Recalex C. Alingasa, Jr.

In the early times of the Pre-Hispanic Era there was once an astute and beautiful princess who fled together with her tribe to a lush and green coastal valley at the northeastern part of Buglas (Negros). As she reaches her new abode after a few months she was afflicted with a strange illness which is incurable during her time. So worried of the princess's predicament, the tribesmen seek the aid of a babaylan (native priestess) who reckoned that the absence of flowers makes Princess Nabingka deeply saddened and eventually got sick.

To appease the babaylan all men, women and children of the tribe planted flowers but these didn't grow due to the humid atmosphere and the scorching heat of the sun. Anxious of the health of the princess, as the ultimate recourse, the babaylan finally summoned all tribespeople to tattoo their bodies with flower or floral accents in lieu of the usual tribal patterns. Amazingly, before the naked eyes of the babaylan and tribespeople, Princess Nabingka recuperated and gained back her youthful prowess and glee. As a gesture of thanksgiving the entire tribe threw a feast while they dance in magnanimity and this time with their bodies tattooed with flower designs.

Upon the arrival of some Spanish conquestadores to the place they discovered this tribe with the unique ritual which they refer to as "Pintados de Flores" or people with flower tattoos. In the advent of early civilization the place became a thriving Christian village and was popularly called Nabingkalan in honor of Princess Nabingka while the dance drama was later on dubbed as Pintaflores.

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