BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS |12 THINGS TO DO

12 THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BACOLOD CITY

 BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS |12 THINGS TO DO

Bacolod City Tourist Spots | Things to Do is now updated. The list is a comprehensive collection of places, like restaurants, hotels, and attractions from the neighboring cities and towns in Negros Occidental, Philippines.

BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS

Top L-R (Bacolod Tourist Spots): Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol, San Sebastian Cathedral, Pope John Paul II Tower | Bottom L-R: Bandstand, Negros Museum, A Man and a Water Buffalo Sculpture at the Capitol Lagoon

When it’s my first time to visit a place in a limited time, I usually organized my schedule based on “what is best” found in the area. So I listed the Twelve (12)  Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines/Bacolod Tourist Spots. This list is for those who plan to visit the city and would love to see the best that Bacolod offers.

Of course, I have listed here things that are not only found in the City, but this list also includes some side trips which one can do while having time in the City.

1.  Visit Bacolod City Tourist Spots | Iconic Places

San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod City

The seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Bacolod City, Philippines is located right in front of the Public Plaza. This late 19th Century Church has Coral Stones from Guimaras and hardwood from Palawan as its primary building materials.

Bacolod City Bandstand

The Bandstand was constructed in 1926 is inscribed on the sides of its roof with Musical Icons such as Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn. This Bacolod Tourist Spot is standing right at the center of Bacolod Public Plaza. The structure which

Negros Museum, Bacolod City

The Negros Museum, another Bacolod Tourist Spot is located in the Provincial Capitol Complex. The building of the museum was built originally as the Provincial Agricultural Building in 1925.

Provincial Capitol and Lagoon

The seat of the provincial government of Negros Occidental.  Its Romanesque neo-classical architectural design is a reflection of the status of Negros Occidental during its hay day being the richest brought about by the boom of the sugar industry. During World War II, this place was used as headquarter by the Japanese.

Panaad Park and Stadium, Bacolod City

Located in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City. The park houses the Panaad Sports Complex, which is a host to various significant National and International sports events. The place is also the venue of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival.

Pope John Paul II Tower, Bacolod City

Another Bacolod City Tourist Spot is the seven-story structure located at the back portion of SM City Bacolod, the Pope John Paull II Tower. The structure is standing right at the same location where the Pope held a Mass when he visited Bacolod City during his first visit in 1981.

For more of Bacolod City, please visit the following guides:

3-Day Bacolod  Budget Travel Itinerary and Guide

Bacolod Chicken Inasal , BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS

Visiting Bacolod  City will never be complete without trying the famous Chicken Inasal ( Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines)

Dining in Bacolod

Seafood is abundant in the Province of Negros Occidental. Many restaurants in Bacolod City are offering fresh catch seafood every day ( Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines)

2. Eat | Restaurants Bacolod City

Try Bacolod City Chicken Inasal

It is Bacolod which popularizes “first”  the chicken Inasal. So don’t miss the chance to taste Bacolod’s Chicken Inasal. You can try Chicken Haus, Chicken Deli, booth have air condition dining area or the open space of  Manokan Country.

Click here for our Bacolod Chicken Inasal Story

 Savor the Fresh Seafood and Local Cuisines of the Negros Occidental

Food is always part of any traveler’s itinerary. In Bacolod, e have a wide array of restaurants which offers the best Sea Food.

Recommended: Imay’s Restaurant located at 6th St. Bacolod City; 18th Street Palapala Restaurant, Ading’s Restaurant, Aboy’s restaurant or the Diotay’s Seafood Restaurant

Click here for Restaurant in Bacolod City, Philippines

 

BACOLOD RESTAURANT

Various Kakanin offered by Quan Delicacies,Bacolod City

BACOLOD RESTAURANT

Must-try sweets… ( Things to do in Bacolod City, Philippines)

3. Give in to Bacolod City  Sweet Offerings – Cakes and Pastries

Negros is the sugar capital of the Philippines. So undoubtedly we boast on our sweets offerings.

Native Delicacies, Bacolod City

Quan Delicacies is the only established shop offering a wide array of native delicacies such as Cassava Cake, Palitaw, Suman/Biko, and much more. When in Bacolod, don’t miss to drop by any Quan Outlets: La Salle, North drive, Veranda, San Juan,  Robinsons (Grocery Area), Gaisano City (Grocery Area), SM Food Court.  Quan Delicacies also have cakes and pastries and of course the famous Napoleones. Bacolod’s Napoleones. Trivia: Puto Pao is Quan’s original recipe.

Click here for Quan Native Delicacies

Bacolod City Cakes and Pastry Shops

Another favorite place to go if we talk about cakes and pastries is Calea. Located along Lacson Street, just in front of the L’ Fisher Hotel. Calea offers a wide array of cakes and pastries.  Across the street is the Cs Cafe, not as busy and big as Calea, but the place is nice to stay for coffee after dinner. Just within the area is Felicia’s , another shops offering great desserts.

BACOLOD RESTAURANT

Party in the City of Smile ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

4. Party in Bacolod City at the Boxes Restaurants and Bars

Experience Bacolod party vibe at The Boxes located at the Marketplace, Bacolod. The place is a strip composed of restobars offering what it takes to enjoy the night while in the city of smile. Try these places when visiting The Boxes:

Tiffany’s Confections 

Address: Deck #3, Boxes, Villa Angela Technopark
Mobile: 0922 800 8178

Bok’s Restobar, Bacolod City

Address: Boxes 2 Market Place
Phone: (034) 213 0774

Chateau Al Fresco Restobar 

Address: Villa Angella Boxes
Mobile: 0908 962 4975

Fafi’s House of Chili Crab

Address: Market Place Container Van
Mobile: 0906 289 4738

Stow Away Restobar, Bacolod City

Address: The Boxes, Marketplace
Mobile: 0917 701 6155

Sugureta Bar and Restaurant 

Address: The Boxes Deck #8, Villa Angela Arcade, Bacolod City
Mobile: 0947 505 0556

Retro KTV and Bar

Address: Unit 10, The Boxes, Marketplace East
Mobile: 0916 204 8416

Pon’s Restobar

Address: Pons Restobar, The Marketplace at Villa Angela, Bacolod City
Mobile: 0927 667 4382

The Dee Loo Restobar and Grill 

Address: The Boxes, Unit #12, Marketplace, Villa Angela, Bacolod City
Mobile: 0917 126 1167

Click here for The Boxes Restaurants and Bar

 Masskara Festival, BACOLOD CITY TOURIST SPOTS

Experience Masskara Festival (  Bacolod City Tourist Spot /Attraction )

5.  Experience the World Renowned Masskara Festival of Bacolod City

Masskara Festival is a world-renowned festival held in Bacolod City every month of October. Experiencing this festival is a must for any festival fanatic to witness massive crowds enjoying a month-long festivity in the City of Smiles.

Click here for Bacolod Masskara Festival Schedule

12 THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BACOLOD CITY, Bacolod Tourist Spot

Jojo Vito Designs Gallery ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

6. Bring home a Smile with Bacolod Masks | Icon of the Famed Masskara Festival

You need not worry when visiting Bacolod in other months or if you don’t have the opportunity to experience the Masskara Festival.  Visitors can still have a glimpse of what the Masskara Festival is by visiting Jojo Vito Designs Gallery. Inside the Gallery, you will see a wide array of masks assortments, ranging from the smallest magnet up to the giant mask. In the gallery are some of the masks used by Masskara Queens being the official mask maker of the Masskara Queen. Some mask used by Miss Earth Candidates 2014 when they visited Bacolod is also in the gallery. Interactive activities like “painting your mask” is also available when visiting the place.

Jojo Vito Designs Gallery located at 119 Alunan Avenue, Bacolod City (Landmark is Metrodome). Tel 704-2378 or 0922-8516729.

Their FB Page,  Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

Paint your mask at Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

BACOLOD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Top to bottom: Campuestohan Highland Resort, The Ruins, Mambukal Mountain Resort ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

7. Visit Nearest Famous Attractions in Bacolod City

Campuestohan Highland Resort

For those traveling to Bacolod and has a few more days to stay, I highly recommend a day trip to Campuestohan Mountain Resort. Campuestohan Highland Resort has a fantastic view to offer, aside from it’s world-class and state of the art facilities and ambiance, the cooling temperature is something which one will surely enjoy. Situated right within the boundaries of two cities in the province – Bacolod City and Talisay City, Campuestohan is a 5-hectare property that radiates the splendor of the lush green forests of Mt. Makawili.

Campuestohan Highland Resort is located in Sitio Campuestohan, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Telephone : +63-915 211 1406 | +63-34 702 0964 | +63-917 300 5007

Click here for Campuestohan Highland Resort Travel Guide

The Ruins

Another attraction within  Metro Bacolod is    The Ruins. Known as the Taj Majal of Negros because of its history, The Ruins is one of the most photograph attraction of the City. The place is also a favorite venue for parties by many.  The Ruins are remains of the 1920s mansion with its Neo-Roman architectural design, built by sugar plantation owner Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, in what is told and re-told for his enduring love and memory of his Portuguese wife, Maria Braga. The house was ordered by the Americans to be burned during World War II, to prevent the Japanese from using it as a camp. The original structure was built in the 1900s. is For inquiries, text or call (034) 476-4334/ 0917-832-6003

Click here for The Ruins Story

Mambukal Mountain Resort

Another place which one might want to visit when in Bacolod is the Mambukal Mountain Resort. The place offers nature, warm sulfur dipping pool that has claimed for its health benefits. You can also do a short trekking to enjoy its seven waterfalls. Mambukal is just a 35-minute drive from Bacolod City. Cottages and restaurants are also available in the place.

Click here for more about  Mambukal Mountain Resort

For inquiries, visit or call:

Mambukal Resort, Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines, Telefax: +63 (34) 710-0801,

Mambukal Resort Office: Office of the Governor, Old Capitol Building, Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City, Phone: +63 (34) 709-0990 Telefax: +63 (34) 433-8516

Click here for Mambukal Travel Guide

12 THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BACOLOD CITY

8. Go on a Heritage Tour in Silay City

Silay City is regarded by many as the Paris of Negros.

Be amazed by the old ancestral houses preserved in this city. Ancestral homes in Negros Occidental echo the power wielded by the influential families in the 1900s when the sugar industry ushered in an age of prosperity, making Silay a political, intellectual and cultural hub.

It’s just easy to locate various attractions in this city because everything is only in the town proper.

Balay Negrense

Balay Negrense Museum is the ancestral mansion of the Gaston Family that was converted into a lifestyle museum. This museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Tel. No. +63 (34) 495-4916.)

Bernardino-Jalandoni Museum (Pink House)

This structure was built in 1908. It is a perfect example of the affluent Filipino house of the late 19th-early 20th century still influenced by the nipa hut and built smack by the side of the street since motor vehicles were still non-existence to smog the place. All items on display are authentic period pieces. It is located at Rizal Street with Tel. No. +63 (0)34 4955093. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ramon Hofileña Heritage House

This ancestral house is the residence of the family of the late Manuel Severino. Located in Cinco de Noviembre Street, Silay City. Presently, one of the children and heirs of the owners act as the curator and local guide of this ancestral house.

Cinco de Noviembre Marker

The Cinco de Noviembre Marker used to be the location of a drugstore where Negros Revolutionaries secretly helped to plan a successful revolution against the Spanish colonial forces. The successful revolution happened on November 5, 1898. The street where the marker is located is now named Cinco de Noviembre Street.

San Diego Pro-Cathedral

This Church is the only pro-cathedral outside of Metro Manila. The church has a dome that resembles St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It was built in 1920 and designed by an Italian architect, Antonio Bernasconi.

Added Silay City Attraction:

Patag Mountain Resort (for those who still have time to spend. This is already outside the City Proper)

Click here for Patag Travel Guide

Silay City is just a 15 minutes drive from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the route abound and can reach the city at the same time. Silay is the site of the new airport of international standard. Traveling to the town is made more accessible by its four-lane highway. The city is a two-hour drive from Bacolod. Public utility vehicles are plying the northern Negros route pass-through this progressive city. From Cebu, one can reach Sagay via Toledo in about four hours including a one-hour ride in fast ferries.

Click here for Silay City Travel Guide

Sagay City Attractions

Top L-R: Lakawon Island Resort, The Author in Suyac Island, Suyac Island | Bottom L-R: Carbin Reef, Danjugan Island Sealife, Sipalay

9.  Experience the Best Beaches of Negros Occidental ( Beach Bumming)

 

For the beach lovers Negros Occidental offers impressive beaches:

Sipalay

Sipalay is almost four hours drive south of Bacolod City by public utility vehicle and over three hours by private car. Public utility vehicles are plying the southern Negros route pass through this city. All roads leading to this southernmost city are fully concreted. Points of Interest in Sipalay include the Philex Gold Mines, Maricalum Mines, Tinagong Dagat, Campomanes Bay, Malinab Lagoon, Mamara Cave, Matlag Cave, Canturay Mangrove Plantation, Sugar Beach, Punta Ballo Beach

Sipalay’s beach is one of the best in Western Visayas, and many divers adore this place.

Read here for our Travel Guides:

Sipalay Travel Guides

Sugar Beach Travel Guide

Schedule of Buses Bound for Cauayan, Sipalay  

Lakawon

Click here for Lakawon Island Travel Guide

Carbin Reef

Click here for Sagay Travel Guide

Click here for Carbin Reef Ravel Guide

Danjugan Island

Click here for Danjugan Island Travel Guide

Bago City Tourist Spots

Top L-R: Sugarcane Plantation,  Kipot Twin Falls, Tan Juan Araneta Monument | Bottom: Pataan Falls, Balay ni Tan Juan Araneta, Buenos Aires Mountain Resort

10.  Go on a Side Trip to Bago City

Another recommended side trip activity you can do is the visit to Bago City. Bago City is 30-minute drive south of Bacolod City, Philippines by private car. Public utility vehicles abound in this first stopover going south of the provincial capital. Car rental facilities are available by reservation. All roads leading to all barangays in the city are cemented.

Bago City has lovely tourist treasures you might want to try, but you need to rent a vehicle to reach the place so as not to waste time. But if you have the luxury of time, by all means, you can commute.

Balay ni Tan Juan Araneta

In going to various attractions of Bago City. One can drop by in Balay ni Tan Juan. Balay ni Tan Juan was built towards the end of the 19thcentury, the “Balay na Bato” is the residence of General Juan A. Araneta in the Poblacion of Bago. As a structure that stood witness to the struggles of the people during the dark years of Hispanic Colonization and the events that took place before that historical Negros Revolution of 1898, the Balay was declared by the National Historical Commission in 1978 as a National Historic Landmark and was allocated appropriate funding for its restoration. Balay ni Tan Juan has become a usual host for visiting tourists who want to know about the history, arts, and culture of the Bagonhon.

Tinago Mountain  Resort, Kipot Twin Falls, and Pataan Mountain Resort

Another thing I like about Bago City is the Tinago Mountain Resort. The place is not populated, and the view is just fantastic. On your way to Tinago, we pass by the Kipot Twin Falls and Pataan Mountain Resorts. Aforementioned is one of the reasons why it’s nice to rent a car because it’s easy for you to drop by in some attractions of the place. All these resorts are amazing.

Buenos Aires Mountain Resort, Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center and Canlaon Natural Park

Just below the Tinago Mountain Resort is the Buenos Aires Mountain Resort. You might want to spend a night here. The resort is run by the City of Bago, and its well maintained and guarded. Buenos Aires Mountain Resort is located 29 kilometers east of Bago City. The resort was once a hideout during the 2nd World War. Ideal for a family vacation, the resort has three swimming pools,  training center, pavilion, cottages, and a hotel.

From Buenos Aires, one can go up further and visit the Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center. Rafael Salas is a unique interest park that serves as a gateway to the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. It appeals to mountain climbers and adventure seekers because of the long and challenging trek to the peak of Mt. Kanlaon. Falls are a great attraction to the place.

 Click here for Bago City Travel Guide

Click here to Buenos Aires Travel Guide

The Negros Showroom

The Negros Showroom ( Bacolod City Tourist Spot )

11. Shop at The Negros Showroom, Bacolod City

One shall never leave the city without dropping by The Negros Showroom. The Negros Showroom showcases the “Best of Negros Products. The showroom houses excellent products ranging from fashion and garment, gifts, decors, and housewares; furniture and furnishings; food and; natural and organics.

Click here to know more about The Negros Showroom

12.  Organic Farm Tour

May’s Organic Garden, Bacolod City

Located in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City. May’s Organic Garden being one of  Bacolod Tourist Spots offers an interactive tour for sustainable farming methods. They do some demonstration for the shredding machines, ram pump, lemongrass oil production, vermicomposting windmills and much more. The place is also a resort which offers accommodations for their guests as well as a restaurant offering organic food. They also have facilities for meetings, weddings, and other events.

Click here for our review of May’s Organic Garden

Peñalosa Farm

This farm which employs an integrated farming system is located in Victorias City. Listen to the owner
Ramon Peñalosa, the owner of the place as he lectures on probiotics-based swine raising technology, zero waste management, vermicomposting, intercropping and much more. The area offers a charming organic garden which they serve to their guests.

Rapha, Valley

Located in a much colder place, Brgy. Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto. The area is a wellness vacation destination. Dr. Albert Jo, a Doctor of Medicine, turned chef will be the to cook for your food as he gives his talk on organic food and natural/herbal medicines.

Click here for Rapha Valley Travel Guide

Bacolod Tourist Spot

Resorts and Hotels in Bacolod City  | Tourist Spots

Where to Stay | Pension House, Hotels in Bacolod City

To see various Bacolod Tourist Spots would take you at least a minimum of 3 days (just to see a few). To make your trip more enjoyable, we have listed several hotels for you to consider.

The “best place to stay” would depend on one’s budget. The list of Pension House, Hotels in Bacolod City below offers a wide array of places to choose from.

Click here for the list of Pension House, Hotels in Bacolod City

CHECK FOR HOTEL RATES AND BOOK A ROOM HERE 

How to Get to Bacolod City

So, would you like to see Bacolod Tourist Spots? Here are some pieces of information you need to get to the city.

 By Air

The Bacolod-Silay International Airport, located in  Silay City, is 15 kilometers northeast from Bacolod. Bacolod is 1 hour by air from Manila, 30 minutes by air from Cebu, 1 hour by air from Cagayan de Oro and 1 hour and 10 minutes by air from Davao City.

For arriving passengers who want supplemental guides to the city or free maps, Department of Tourism and the Local Government has a desk in the arrivals area where you can grab free maps or have a dose of information from the people over the counter. Hotels, resorts, and car rental companies have kiosks in the arrival areas where you can easily book a room and just head to your hotel room without any hassle.

There are vans leaving for the airport at SM City Bacolod, Bacolod Provincial Hospital, Old Bacolod Airport and Victoria Arcade/Lopue’s East/SaveMore Supermarket, the regular fare per person is ₱150. If you are traveling alone is not suggested to take a taxi to the airport; it will just cost more than the regular fare vans offer. But if you are traveling by group (maximum of 4) it would be best to taxi a taxi because you can divide the fare which is cheaper than the van.

Philippine Airlines’s Sale Seats

For people who plan to visit Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, it would be best to book your ticket in advance. Advance booking would mean getting the best deal, especially with Philippines Airlines. Philippine Airlines has multiple flights to and from Bacolod City. Below are sample seat prices for Bacolod City for people flying from Metro Manila for 2019.

 By Sea

Banago Wharf and BREDCO Port are the vessels entry point in Bacolod. It has daily access to Iloilo, with different shipping lines such as 2GO Travel (as relaunched in 2012), Weesam Express, Ocean Jet, Montenegro Lines, Jomalia Shipping and Tri-Star mega link.

There were 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. As of 2012 to the present, SuperFerry and Negros Navigation was relaunched into 2GO Travel routes from Bacolod going Manila, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro. 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. Bacolod Seaport or Bredco Port serves inter-regional trips from significant destinations such as Manila and Iloilo.

Iloilo seaport is just 45 minutes from Bacolod and is one of the easiest to access because every hour there’s a trip. Cagayan De Oro City, Manila, Zamboanga City, routes are available. By 2Go travel serve routes to and from these cities.

By land-RORO-land

Bacolod City is approximately 3 hours from Iloilo City via Dumangas route while, by land-ferry, Bacolod is about 45 minutes to an hour directly from Iloilo City. By land-ferry-land, Bacolod City is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City via Toledo-San Carlos City-Salvador Benedicto-Murcia route while it takes around 6 hours by land-RORO-land via the same direction.

By land-RORO-land, Bacolod is approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City via Tabuelan-Escalante City, Toledo-Escalante City, and Toledo-San Carlos City-Canlaon City routes.

Bacolod City to Dumaguete City via Mabinay route is approximately 6 hours while via Cadiz City-San Carlos City route takes about 8 hours, both directions are going to  Negros Oriental.

Bacolod City Map

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64 Comments

  1. Dioneo, Clark Vin BSIT3-C1

    A.
    The leaders of Bacolod should create Blogs or Fb pages Containing all the information regarding beautiful tourist spots and about also what bacolodnons could offer to tourist when they go to the city,So that people who are interested to visit can easily find out what’s the best here in bacolod. Posting in all social media flatforms i think is the best way to promote tourism industry.

    B.
    A Brave kind of leader who refuse to quit during hard times,Facing difficult situations with courage. Bacolodnons will greatly inspired to promote the city knowing that they have that kind of leader. And that’s the good leader they could ever wish for.
    Dioneo,Clark vin S. BSIT3C1

  2. Anjeline C. Sampior

    The city of Bacolod is indeed a beautiful place to visit but it can be more. Bacolod tourist spots, restaurants, museums, etc. are not widely known yet. So, leaders of Bacolod shoould endorse and advertise it more. We have social media to use to endorse theses beautiful places. Millions of people are using social media apps everyday. Endorsing these tourist spots will increase it’s popularity,hence increasing the tourism in Bacolod city and its neighboring cities too. In this way, more tourist will come and enjoy the beautiful places and delicacies of the place.

    Bacolod leaders should influence its people to promote their tourist spots too. In order to do that, leaders must be passionate and encouraging. If you are pasionate about something, people will start trusting you. That would help the people promote Bacolod City. If you encourage every people in Bacolod to promote your tourism, it will be possible if you are really good in encouraging. Leaders should also know how to give back to its citizens. If you are profiting a lot , you should know how to give back to your people. It’s a sense of loving and caring for your people. All in all, Bacolod City leaders are doing a good job and they can do a lot more. (BSIT3-C1)

  3. Adrian Semillano

    1The ability to integrate, reconcile, and balance the demands of the present with the needs of others, as well as the ability to remain confident in any situation, are all traits of a strong leader. As a leader, you can also observe how others speak and act, particularly those whom you regard as self-sufficient

    2. Leadership is a critical management function that enables an organization’s resources be directed for increased efficiency and goal achievement. Effective leaders clarify the organization’s mission, motivate employees, and assist them to achieve it.

    3. Talking initiative – Most supervisors will only offer assignments to employees that they are confident they can complete. That’s why it’s critical to offer to take on extra tasks while still excelling in your current job. Concentrate on acquiring skills that aren’t related to your chosen field of study.
    Effective Listening
    When it comes to giving a presentation in front of a group, developing and writing a business strategy, or engaging with staff and clients, communication skills are essential. Listening is one of the most critical communication skills for a leader. You won’t be able to gain feedback from others or get a sense of what team members like about the projects they work on if you don’t have good listening skills.

    Encourage and Motivate Others
    A true leader should be able to influence others in a favorable way. A true leader can inspire and drive colleagues or coworkers who have lost their objectives and interests. How do leaders inspire their followers? First and foremost, they are aware of what people require and desire. If an employee loses motivation because they believe their efforts are not being recognized, a good leader will speak with them and give them the acknowledgment they deserve

    Adrian Semillano BSIT 3-C1

  4. Hance Peñafiel

    1.Bacolod is the best colorful festivites so that why tourism industry must be improved well because more foreigner and other people coming in different provinces must come to enjoy and join experience Masskara festival.Apart from the cultural and heritage attractions of Bacolod City, the food served at restaurants in Bacolod are on another level because of our delicacies like chicken inasal that found in manokan country and also their have most delicious dessert like napoloenes so thats why there are foreigners why living our city because they enjoy our culture our place so thats why leader of our city must improve and also the leadership of our leader,Bacolod to be clean and peaceful city.

    2.If you are a leader you must have a leadership,Honesty,open minded,initiative,integrity,ability to delegate and a good listener because a true leader can led their residence of their city thats why if you become a leader you fullfil your responsibility as a human or leader

    Hance Peñafiel BSIT 3-C1

  5. Monera N Dondoy

    As a leader, I promote our tourist spot which is Bacolod City because it’s more fine and enjoyable in this place . We have a Maskarra festival, Panaad festival and there’s a lot of things to do in our town. We have also delicious foods like seafoods, chicken inasal, kakanin, cakes and pastries. People her in Bacolod are hospitality, sweet and caring not only in Bacolod but in Negros. We have Mambukal, Ruins and Campuestohan you can visit this place if you have a time/days in your vacation this place are relaxing and have a peace of invironment because of fresh air. Come and enjoy in the city of Smile Bacolod City.

    Interpersonal Communication is the best thing being a leader to promote our tourist which is Bacolod City, because if you communicate people you can promote our city demonstrate every Spot in the city so that many people / tourist have interest to go in the city you promote. Be responsible and kind always because if you are a responsible enough many encourage their friends to go the city you promote the Bacolod City.

    Monera N Dondoy BSIT3-C1

  6. a. The leader should do to promote the tourism industry of our city to have clean and green program that is strictly implemented. It should a practice to all citizen in doing their part and contribution to keep the surrounding clean. this may have been a past project that was not taken seriously yet truthfully this is one factor to attract tourist in visiting our city. In additiong one major factor can also is supporting the local business such us the food industry proving them bazaar every end of the month with following the proper protocol. Helping them to be explore and to be recognize which will also increase the interest of tourist. In order to explore negros we need to be proud of our tourist spot attraction in order many of tourist may come and visit our home town.

    b. In my opinion, a good leadership has a trait of being responsible to their duty in helping the people to be participative in developing the greater version of the city as well as providing ease in everyday life of the citizen to have their right practice and their freedom to be felt. More over, a leader that is competent, having the urge to reach the stability standard wherein the citizen are no longer facing difficulties of searching food for their family, they create greater goods for all. In addition compassion which they let the citizen come a priorities for them to extend the care for citizens.

  7. Marion Lloyd M. Santiago

    A. Based on my research, what Bacolod should do is use social media to spread the beauty of Bacolod and many will know about it.

    B. Based on my research the leaders of bacolod should use their power to influence bacolodnon to spread the beauty of bacolod for many to paint here

    Marion Lloyd M. Santiago Bsit 3-C1

  8. Norman B. Lopez

    A)The things should leaders do in promoting the tourism industry in the city of bacolod(city of smile)is first,the leaders can post in his/her social media accounts or pages in fb.And also they can vlog the tourist attractions in the city.And also being a leader he/she must pdate people constantly so that if pandemic was gone, they can visit the different tourist spots.And lastly as a leaders of the city can go to the nearest TV station so that it is easy to promote in a commercial because nowadays most of us has a gadget.

    B) The traits of a leaders are needes to influence bacolodnons is they must control good attitude and always motivate people.Because most of people in bacolod nowadays has a problem due to this pandemic but as the leaders of Bacolod they must be humble,positive,have a good vibes with each other and always happy so that Bacolod City will remain a City of happiness and smile.

    Norman B. Lopez BSIT 3-C1

  9. Reniel M. Atillano

    The things that should do of the leaders of the city of bacolod to promote our tourism industry Are through websites and social medias leaders are easily put the beautiful places, activities, lodgings, foods, drinks etc. that can attract people, it is easily to promote tourism industry throug websites because now a days due to this pandemic most of a time of a people are on the gadgets. The traits of bacolodnons that must be promote by the leaders of the city of bacolod is being happy and just smile always despite of struggle we incounter everyday thats why our city called by a “city of smile”. Bacolodnons are not just happy people but very helpfull to each other, we give smile on their faces through helping of what they need.
    -Reniel M. Atillano Bsit-3C1

  10. Luis Fernando P. Endaya BSIT 3-C1

    Having a great, unique and healthy culture can easily attract tourist and people who wants to diverse and experience the certain culture of a place. Bacolod is one of the well knowned place here in Negros Occidental having rich culture and great places to visit. For me I think to promote there culture the leaders of Bacolod should maintain the authenticity of there culture because it is the thing that make there culture unique and attractive, maintain the cleanliness of the surroundings, nobody likes a messy surroundings, as leaders they must be the role model of their people, they should be first the one who implement their own rule. They can also put emphasis on organizing an event which promote the culture of a place just like Maskara festival, organizing an event can attract tourist especially those people who enjoy festivals and culture celebration of a place. They can also paid commercials on Television that show what delicacies Bacolod have.

    Leaders of Bacolod should by leading by example, by implementing the rules even you are the ones who made your are not excuse and allow to disobey it. They shouldn’t be a coercive leader, they must need to listen on peoples suggestions and opinions before they implement or do some things. Leading people by force can’t make powerful, it will just give you enemies. Lead with a heart

    Luis Fernando Endaya BSIT 3-C1

  11. Pura,Riza Mae S. BSIT 3 C1

    The leader of Bacolod should make more of advertisement even in just a local directory, its easy to advertise now a days everyone are using SOCIAL MEDIA , internet this would be the best way to promote our city .

    Through compassion can build healthy relationship with the people of Bacolodnon.Empathy and caring will be always there with respect ,being open with the people it can help to promote our city.Leaders should always remember that on how to criticize its people.

    RIZA MAE S. PURA BSIT 3-C1

  12. Rollen Mari V. Gadiano

    A. I think the things that the leaders shoud do is to influence with respect to the people that the place of Bacolod City is the best place to go. Like promoting the best food in Bacolod, the best iconic place and tour them in the Roman Catholic church and say what is the history of that church. Also share to them that the museum was built originally in 1925. Influence them to experience the world renowned masskara festival in Bacolod City. The important thing that the leaders should do is to influence others to be respectful, because respect others is the one that can catch the heart of people.

    B. For me the traits that the leaders need is the communication to be respectful and hospitality. Communication, because we need to communicate to understand each other and in that communication we need to be respectful to gain also the respect of others, and also being hospitality is also what a leader needs to influence people in bacolodnons.

    -Rollen Mari V. Gadiano BSIT 3-C1

  13. Mark Vincent M Diode

    Bacolod is the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines and it is known as the city of smile. Bacolod have a many tourist spots and beautiful places to visit. Leaders or government of bacolod promotes the tourism industry through the websites guide, social media, vlogs, commercials, etc. and also financial support to undergo their promotion in our tourism industry. Also should be promote the culture of the city. Government or leaders of Bacolod city is responsible to manage or organize the things to do to promote our tourism industry and to value our culture.

    We need a leader to manage, organize, and lead an organization or country. Traits is the characteristics or behaviour that belongs to a person. The traits needed to influence Bacolodnons to promote the city are integrity because it is essential leadership trait for the individual and the organization, gratitude because it can lead to higher self-esteem and can make you a better leader, courage because enables leaders to step up and move things in the right direction, and respect because treating people with respect on a daily basis is one of the most important things a leader can do. All of these can help our leaders to influence Bacolodnons to promote our city. Traits of a leader is important because it serves as guide of the leaders to lead very well in their organizations or country and also to influence or convince the people and workers to being productive in their works or organizations.

    Mark Vincent M Diode BSIT3-C1.

  14. Pamela A. Lucha

    a. First, the leader should be influencer or have an influence. In that way, it’s easy to promote our tourism industry. One way to promote our tourism is through the social media. Through social media everyone can see how good and beautiful our places and delicacy here. Also, if our leaders will be the one to promote it in TV shows or in different media influencer. They will upload pictures and videos in facebook or youtube. So that our Bacolodnon people will also share it in their account. In that way we can encourage tourist to go in different beautiful places and try our delicacy here in Bacolod City. Last thing is our fellow Bacolodnon will support our own pride. Let’s enjoy, love and be proud in our different beautiful place, foods and delicacy here in Bacolod City.

    b. For me, the leader should have an influence. Because no one will listen to a leader if that person has no influence. Also, the leader should have a good moral and characteristics. Characteristics is very important in a person either you are a leader or not. The leader should listen to others opinion and not selfish. It’s important to a leader to communicate in the members or other people’s opinions. Last thing is the leader have a respect and trustworthy. If the leader give respect he/she will be respected too. In that way people will trust that leader. The leader should have influence, a good character, listen to others opinion, not selfish, respected and trustworthy in that way the leader can influence or convince our fellow Bacolodnons to promote our City because the the leader is trustworthy, respected and a good influencer.

    Pamela A. Lucha BSIT 3-C1

  15. Laurice A. Abellar

    Based on the discussion, should must to promote the culture of the City. Bacolod known as the City of smiles and also a tourist spot. Bacolod City has a good organization with a responsible leader who manage to preserve the valuable spots in Bacolod City. And of course to the Bacolodnons who help by discovering other spots. Bacolodnons, are also smarts because of they creative knowledge by doing new things for tourist eyes. But not only the Bacolod City has on it, also in Silay City. There’s a lot of Heritage Houses that Silaynons keep and preserved. The first thing I observe is the preserving of both cultures.

    Gratitude and also Influence. Why gratitude need to promote the City, because a simple appreciation for someone is everything to them. Gratitude, because we Filipino helping each other to rise our community and organization. Gratitude because we known that we have ” pagkaka-isa “. And also influence, as a leader you are a influencer who knows more than to your people. Spreading the knowledge on how to be a good and responsible leader, is that you are the richest leader ever. Because you’re spreading knowledge to lead them in a right and good way. Influencers are dreamers, they are leaders with vision.

    Laurice A. Abellar BSIT3-C1

  16. Aki nishizawa

    A.) the leaders of bacolod should improve the cleanliness of the parks roads and tourist spot of bacolod because cleanliness is the first thing that the tourist check in the place that they are not familiar with and if it is their first time to go on to the place because even i am a resident of talisay city a neighboring town of bacolod if i visit bacolod i can see plastics and trash that scattered in the floor especially in lacson street lagoon and on their public plaza they should check also and improve more the manokan country because thats what bacolod is known for the chicken inasal because of its authentic taste and the tatak bacolod taste of their chicken inasal bacolod has many tourist spot but not maintained well thats why they should check the situation pof the tourist spot of bacolod.

    B.) Being open minded because the leaders should take the criticisms of the people of bacolod because it can help improve the status of bacolod if the leaders will listen to the problems pf the people. Most all the time the people can see what is the problem of the place because they can see all the time the surroundings and what is the problems of their and they have also ideas on what ways they can solve and also improve their surroumdings of the society and it can form trust between the leaders and their people if the people can feels that the leaders respect their opinions.

    Aki Nishizawa BSIT3 C1

  17. Angelo Casilagan

    The things that should the leaders do to the City of Bacolod is to promote our tourism industry. In my opinion, nowadays there so much ways of the leaders to promote our tourism industry in Bacolod, for an instance to conduct a symposium or program that deals with the highlighting of every tourist spot in Bolacolod city. The purpose is to invite and to visit the wonders of such city with the subjection of every leaders of the Philippines. In effect, this will promote and to increase the number of tourist to visit the Bacolod.

    Angelo CASILAGAN BSIT 3 1-C

  18. Andrada Mel V.

    1.The leader should do a website can help To promote bacolod tourist Spot. And add details about the tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, and culture
    Examples post in Facebook and Instagram about the beauty and uniqueness example , A Man and a Water Buffalo Sculpture at the Capitol Lagoon and 19th Century chatolic Church
    2.We need a leader knowledgeable and reliable. And have a power to affects others. if you a realible leader people can trust you because of that you have a power to influence the people to promote bacolod City tourist Spot.

    Name: Andrada Mel V. BSIT 3C-1

  19. Jimrae F. Paragsa BSIT 3C1

    The leaders of Bacolod must capture the attention of the tourist because tourism management in this city as far as I observed is not maximizing different kinds of platforms. The leaders must use all the resources that they know especially when it comes to digital promotions and marketing. A lot of people today are very focused on the internet especially in social media like facebook and streaming platform like youtube. In order to promote the tourism of this city, leaders must have a plan and concept that is very unique in order to capture the attention of the audiences. Especially nowadays in this time of pandemic a lot of people are finding different tourist spot in order for them to have rest and peace of mind.

    The leader must influence the “love for the city” trait to the bacolodnon because for its the only thing that iknow which can help to promote the city. The love for the city may result a lot of things which is care for the environment, happiness to live with, for example if you love a person then you will do anything for her to protect at all cost, it is the same also if you love your city. If this culture will be established by the bacolodnons this will result to a productive city that may encourage tourist or other people to visit the city.

    Jimrae Paragsa BSIT 3-C1

  20. im visiting bacolod on june 27 with my friends for 2 days only can u suggest best places with a friendly budget as well tnx

  21. planning to visit Bacolod for a day. coming from Bacolod by ferry… what can we do for a day in bacolod.. thanks..going tomorrow early in the morning.. Mar 1’… thanks

  22. maybe i must try all your list hihi

    • Adrian Semillano

      A)The things should leaders neutralize promoting the tourism industry within the city of bacolod city of smile)is first, the leaders can post in his/her social media accounts or pages in tourist attractions within the city. And also being a pacesetter fb.And also they will vlog the he/she must pdate people constantly in order that if pandemic
      B.) The traits that bacolodnon have are being kind, free to ask a question, helpful, always happy, be open minded to everything and in addition be respectful and responsible of what we must to do.
      Adrian Semillano BSIT 3-C1

  23. thanks for your recommendation

  24. Ellah Tayamen

    Hi jojo. I’m in iloilo right now. And will be stayinh here for a month. Im planning to visit bacolod next weekend. I only have weekends to tour around the region , gusto ko lang sana bg sample itinerary to Atleast mavisit ko lahat un atkeast 2 days. Thanks jojo.

    And im looking for some group para makisaling ousa nalang ako. Hehe.

  25. Medy Acedre

    Hello jojo..
    Im from Estancia,Iloilo..My husband and I together with my 6 year old daughter planning to go this in Bacolod this coming holy week..Any suggestion please na nami lagawan dira bacolod aside xng Campuestuhan and The Ruins?Ky nasa list namun na ina hehehe..Kag nice na hotel na affordable lng..Thank u

  26. We want to visit bacolod any suggetion where is the best place to stay?

  27. Karen Grave Ylaya

    Hi. Im from cebu. And im planning to go to bacolod this june by landtrip. Where is their bus terminal located?

    • North terminal in Cebu and it will be going straight to Bacolod City.Have a Happy Trip 🙂

    • Renan P. Bisagar

      A. I believe that the leaders of Bacolod City can promote the tourism industry by developing various tourist spots that are well-known and appealing to tourists.

      B. The traits of the leader that we need in Bacolod to promote the city are a leader who is proud and knows how to introduce and make the city negotiable, productive, and creative. A leader who is knowledgeable enough to promote and has vision for the city of Bacolod
      Renan P. Bisagar BSIT 3-C1

  28. I’m in Bacolod for 3 weeks for work, travelling from London, UK. I usually go to Davao and know everyone but this time I am a lone traveller. I will have all my weekends to myself so would like to explore if possible! Any suggestions?

  29. Hello Jojo. My wife and I are planning to visit Bacolod in June. Any top 5 places/resorts you can recommend?

    (BTW, possible 4 days in Bacolod then will fly out to Cebu for another 4 days. We plan to be based in one hotel and will just check places that are very much worth visiting. Our first time in the Visayan Islands).

    • check this places

      – Ruins Best time at 4pm before sunset.
      – Mambukal resort if your in for nature trip.
      – Campuestohan mountain resort, suggest to drop Bantug Lake ranch (they serve organic foods, its along the highway going to campuestohan.
      – May’s Garden (organic restaurant also)
      – Calea cakes and pastries( best moist chocolate cake)

      • Mae Grace L Jundos

        A. Leaders of the City of Bacolod should invest more on our tourism industry by promoting it to other investors from outside the City especially foreigners. Leaders of City of Bacolod should use their powers in promoting the tourism, good hospitality from our government whenever there are big investors coming to the City can boost the tourism. When tourists know that people in the current city is always welcoming new delegates then it can persuade them to come here and visits our amazing tourist spots. Leader supporting the projects and programs of the tourism industry can be successful in improving the tourism in City of Bacolod.And also, leaders should influence fellow Bacolodnon in promoting the tourism.

        B.
        Confidence, we should always be confident and thankful of what god given us especially these amazing tourist spots. Bacolodnons should use their powers to promote the tourism especially social media is very trend and relevant nowadays. We can post pictures, videos or writing blogs about how beautiful and amazing out tourist industry here in bacolod, because of the power of social media where everything can see someones post in their accounts then that is a big advantage that we can do in promoting the tourism industry here in Bacolod City.

        Mae Grace L Jundos BSIT 3-C1

  30. Hello Jojo. My wife and I are planning to visit Bacolod in June. Any top 5 places/resorts you can recommend? My e-mail is fjose12@aol.com. Call me Tito Pat. 🙂

    (BTW, possible 4 days in Bacolod then will fly out to Cebu for another 4 days. We plan to be based in one hotel and will just check places that are very much worth visiting. Our first time in the Visayan Islands).

    • Hi Tito Pat, you can visit Mambukal Mountain resort around 30 minutes from the city. If have a little more time Siapalay is really nice (so many beaches in that place), quite far though. Campuestohan is also nice, but looked like a theme park. Feel free to PM me whenever you need some information. Welcome to Bacolod 🙂

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  32. Joey Villa de Gracia

    Any itineraries for 2 nights in Bacolod ? I’m actually from Cebu. I need some soul searching. I need some relaxation. Please. Thanks

    • Hi Joey, Bacolod is relatively small and its quite easy to get around…now if you want some soul searching , you might want to visit Mambukal..its a mountain resort…less than an hour ride from the City proper . Have a HAPPY TRIP and don’t hesitate to drop me a message should you need help 🙂

  33. Wow its really amazing.. You featured a lot of beautiful sceneries in bacolod. I miss my hometown there is no place like my bacolod city of smile. Love your blog..

  34. Thank you for this blog. I am looking for tourist spots and I cam across this page. Thank you for the information about Bacolod.

  35. Zainal Yan

    Anyone knows of any halal restaurants in Bacolod?

  36. I wish we could visit Bacolod soon. It looks like a nice place to have a vacation.

  37. One of the things I’m interested when going to other places is the kind of pasalubong I will bring home. You have mentioned some foods here. I want to try them since some of them are not familiar to me. I always find the Maskara very artistic, but there’s rarely long coverage of that festival in televisions.

    • A. The leader should hire an expert in blogging and post it in social media is some of the way to promote tourism in Bacolod. The leader should also make a guide and set a regulation to the safety of the tourist. And upgrade the place on what is in the trend in order to visit again by the costumer.
      B. The leader should have a positive and straight looking mind. And also use his power and leadership to obey and respect his/her followers. To obey to their leader is one of the way to promote their city.

    • Renz Christian Carisma

      Use their popularity and make projects and activities to show the beauty of Bacolod. For me I have 3 traits, and first is moral excellence because if they have this kind of leadership it means that he knows what is right and wrong and through that he will lessen the corruptions. Second is servant leader, servant leader means for me is a selfless kind of leader that he prioritizes the needs of his followers and he is the kind of leader that instead of being served he serves. Socially responsible it means fully aware that he knows how to respond to it. His knowledgeable of the society itself and abides to the law. So that it will influence Bacolodnons to do good also and if they given a chance to be a leader or not, do the right thing because serving other is matter.

      Carisma, Renz Christian T. BSIT 3-C1

  38. Wow. This information is useful for anyone who’ll travel to Bacolod.

  39. The ruins is part of my bucket list. I’ve always wanted to go to Bacolod. and the Napoleones made me crave!!

  40. I havent been to Bacolod but thanks to relatives and friends who went there already, I was able to taste some of the famous delicacies from that province. One of my faves is the Napoleones, a bit sweet but very addicting!

  41. I’ve not heard of Barcolod before, to be honest. But looks like a great place to visit 🙂

  42. I have not been to backlog and I’m planning on doing that next year… Thanks for the info.

  43. I like to visit Campuestohan Highland Resort because of its vantage point and cool weather. I also like to see Bacolod’s other attractions.

  44. Such an informative posts, will put it on my to do list once i visit your province!

  45. I’ve read about Calea in Bacolod and it’s one of the places I would try should I visit your city!

  46. Your list is spot on, especially with the food. Every single friend I have that’s been to Bacolod has a photo in Calea!!

  47. So many things to look forward to when visiting Bacolod. Honestly, I’ve never been to any province in the PH but with posts like this, it is really inviting and I am excited to explore many paradise in PH 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  48. I’m making plans to visit Bacolod this year. I’ve heard so much about their dishes ( so many local restaurants to try ). I’d have authentic Inasal and all the Napolenes that I want. You got me interested in Silay. The heritage houses will definitely worth the side trip.

  49. Of all these things on your list, I think I’ve only done one – stayed at Buenos Aires Mountain Resort. Hope to explore more on my next trip.

  50. Pop na POP ang bacolod 10/10 for pop points blogmytuts

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