City Of Smiles
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Island Grouping Visayas
Region Region VI
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Bacolod City, is the capital and largest highly urbanized Philippine city of the province of Negros Occidental, famous for its MassKara Festival held during October. Known for its charming and friendly people, the city earned the nickname "City of Smiles."


161.45 km²



Language / Dialect

Hiligaynon or Ilonggo with Cebuano as the Number 2 widely spoken dialect and with English as the language of business and government.


Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.


Four call centers were established in Bacolod City in 2005. These call center facilities are being managed by international companies such as Teleperformance, TeleTech and local call center companies - IO Asia and Focus Pacific, while Convergys Philippines currently has a building under construction.

A new government center is under construction and is set to be completed within the next 18 months.

Meanwhile, SM Prime inc., the largest mall operator in the Philippines, recently opened a branch in Bacolod City last March 2, 2007. It has a total land area of 161,096.60 sq.m. and has a total gross floor area of 61,413 sq.m. It is the third SM mall in the Visayas.

In a recent study of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Bacolod City tops the list as the Most Business Friendly Highly Urbanized City and Number 1 in terms of infrastructure, cost of doing business and cost of living, ahead of such other highly urbanized cities like Iloilo, Naga, Cagayan de Oro, and others.

Bacolod City also received an award from ANVIL (a National Award giving body) for its implementation of laws, particularly in the area of speeding up processing of business applications and payment of taxes.



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Date  Title  Action
25 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Exporters of Organic, Herbal & Natural Products  View
25 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Philippine Exporters of Wearables  View
23 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Domestic Suppliers of Processed Food  View
21 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Buyers and Sellers of Accessories( Visayas)  View
28 Aug 2010  HISTORY OF BACOLOD  View
21 Aug 2010  Commodity Profile: Region VI  View
01 Nov 2007  DOT Accredited Hotels in Bacolod  View
28 Oct 2007  Opportunities for Investment and Marketing Linkages:Region VI  View
12 Oct 2007  Domestic Suppliers of Bacolod Products  View
06 Oct 2007  One Stop Export Documentation Centers  View
03 Oct 2007  Directory of Accredited Travel Agencies  View
30 Sep 2007  Three Women from Negros  View
06 Aug 2007  Tourist attractions  View
06 Aug 2007  Special Areas of Interest  View
06 Aug 2007  Universities  View
04 Aug 2007  Major products of Bacolod  View
16 Oct 2010  Negros Special Events- October   View
16 Oct 2010  Negros Special Events- November  View
29 Aug 2007  Hospitals  View
06 Aug 2007  Bacolod Festivals  View
06 Aug 2007  Tourist Operators  View
19 Mar 2011  12 companies going big into organic food production  View
16 Sep 2010  Endangered green sea turtle set free in Negros  View
09 Feb 2008  Local group to put up P3-B ethanol plant  View
11 Jan 2008  Bacolod City mayor reports completion of key city projects  View
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