Showing posts with label Bacolod City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bacolod City. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bacolod's Masskara Festival 2013 Schedules: Visayas Festival

Join the 33rd Masskara 2013 Festival in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental on October 19 to 20, 2013 which is one of the main highlight of this festival because of the two-day street dancing competition at Bacolod City Plaza infront of . But the grand opening will be started on October 1, there will be 20 days of non-stop fun in the whole city, which only happening in the " City of Smiles".  This year's event of Masskara Festival 2013 is now under the new foundation - "Kasadya Bacolod Foundation, Inc." 


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How to get to Iloilo from Bacolod

Going to Iloilo from Bacolod:

I prefer to choose 2go Travel when you are going to Bacolod or to Iloilo because this fastcraft are better maintained and I can see out the windows. They have also airconditioned rooms and clean comfort rooms.

 From SM City Bacolod take a quick ride to Bacolod pier where you can check the available trip bound to Iloilo City, fare is about P10 pesos for a tricyle ride. You may also walk along the mall toward the back portion of SM City Bacolod. It's just only 5 minutes walk. Travel time from Bacolod to Iloilo is 45 minutes only. This fastcraft is country's leading passenger ships and also maintained their services and good fare rates. The seat guides made it easy to find your assigned seat. I must say that they can add me to their long list of satisfied customers. They have also  to any 2GO destination in the Visayas namely: Cebu, Dumaguete, and Tagbilaran. Happy Travel!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Trip from Bacolod to Iloilo via 2go Travel


Since I want to drop by in my hometown (Mambusao) so I decided to get off Bacolod to Iloilo then Romblon to visit the Carabao Island for 1 day that was my plan. There are 3 companies operating from Bacolod to Iloilo: 2go Travel, Ocean Fast Ferries and Weesam Express so I choose the 2go Travel because of their facilities, faster service and no hassle at the same time. Travel time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour. You may take a tricyle from SM City Bacolod, which cost you P10 pesos then ask the driver to drop you off at the Fast Craft Terminal of Superferry and now also known as 2go Travel. All the 2Go people I talked to were pleasant and helpful.The seas were smooth and the trip was uneventful. Good value for money as far as my experience goes. A pleasant experience compared to the Ro-Ro trips I've taken before. I arrived in Iloilo City about 5:30 PM and took a separate bus ride to Mambusao.   


Monday, October 22, 2012

A Day at Bacolod Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon

The area has an artificial pool with dancing fountain at the middle of the park. I think it is nice to go there during night time because of the colorful light and a famous landmark of the 2 giant scupture carabaos or water buffalo which the areas is used for jogging, aerobics, school dance rehearsals, promenaders, arnis and martial arts practitioners and the feeding the tilapias in the lagoon. Today the park has become a popular spot for local families to hold their picnic. Most of the jeepneeys are passing here and you can connect to other great destinations in Bacolod. If you are hungry, no need to worry because at the front of this lagoon you’ll be choosing different fastfood chains, restaurants and carinderias.  You will probably enjoy the place.


The Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental

This was my first time to saw the interior of the building so I take a pictures and go around inside the building. The Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental is in the heart of downton Bacolod City.  As per tourism officer the building was redevelop by provincial capitol property of Negros Occidental.  It is the official seat of the Governor of the province which serving with the different government offices of the province.


Address: Provincial Capitol Building, North Capitol Road, Bacolod City
Phone: 034 433 2515 


Walking Tour at Bacolod City Plaza

After the mass at San Sebastian Church, I immediately cross the street where Bacolod  City Plaza is located. They also maintained because of the cleanest and most peaceful plaza. The plaza is a place for recreation, cultural activities and  the final destination of MassKara street dancing competition which is the highlight of the celebration. The City Hall is just about 300 meters away from the plaza. About a hundred meters to the south is the public market and department store around the area. It has a stagen in the center of plaza where used as performance area during events such as concerts and variety shows.  


San Sebastian Church in Bacolod City

The San Sebastian Church or Bacolod Cathedral is just beside at La Consolacion College and in front of Bacolod City plaza. This historical church accounts to provide a glimpse of the early years of Bacolod and it has a nice view outside. It is located in downtown Bacolod. It was originally a small chapel which became a cathedral in 1933 and a portrait of our country's old heritage. The massive bells & a very beautiful interior. I have always like church architectures and this one is truly spectacular. When you're in Bacolod, these is the recommended place to go and unwind.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

My First Year Blog Anniversary

I supposed to booked my trip to Caticlan but I choose Bacolod City because of many tourist attraction. It was an early flight, 5am I checked in my baggage and have some food and drinks at the 2nd floor of NAIA Terminal 3. I was excited to get from there, the weather is fine and I arrived New Bacolod-Silay Airport at 6am. I Love the Sun!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

MassKara Festival 2012 Schedule in Bacolod City

Masskara Festival 2012 Schedule in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. There will be a two days street dance competition for this year. The 2012 MassKara Festival logo, which was unveiled at the Bacolod Government Center grounds last July 10, 2012 with a 10-minute fireworks display. The City Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced that the 2012 MassKara Festival is going to be the “biggest and the grandest MassKara ever.”

1. October 20, 2012 – Streetdancing Competition Schools Category
2. October 21, 2012 – Streetdancing Competition Barangay Category

The Electric MassKara is usually held from October 19  to 20 but it depends on the City Goverment of Bacolod. MassKara Foundation will release the final schedule soon but as of now the schedule is not yet available. Book your hotel as soon as possible.


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