Saturday, November 17, 2018

Silay City

Silay City is a a third class city and the heritage capital of the province of Negros Occidental. It is part of the metropolitan area called Metro Bacolod. This city is often referred to as the “Paris of Negross” due to its artists, cultural shows and large collection of perfectly preserved heritage houses. It also has the site of the new Bacolod-Silay International Airport which replaced the Bacolod City Domestic Airport. As of 2015, the city recorded a total population of 126,930.

In 1565, Silay was first settled under the name "Carobcob", which means "ribcage" in Hiligaynon. In early writings, the settlement was also referred to as "Calubcub", "Caracol" (snail) and "Caraco" (spiral). In 1760, Silay was recognized as a town being referred to in a letter from Governor Juan Jose de Mijares (1772-1775) mentioning Silay as a leading town in the north.

The city’s name derived from the Kansilay tree which is also known as the official tree of the city. Silaynons official dialect is Hiligaynon or Ilonggo while some can talk Tagalog (national language), Cebuano, and Ilokano. Some of the Silaynons can speak fluently in English.

Population : 126,930 (2015 census)

Barangays : 16

Website : www.silaycity.gov.ph

Festivals

Kansilay Festival - The Kalinsay Festival is said to be a celebration dedicated to a princess named Kansilay who fought for people and defended the settlement from the invading pirates. The weeklong celebration is held every 12th f June.

Adobo Festival - Balay Negrense is flocked by locals and visitors to taste the different kinds of adobo recipes by the locals. It is celebrated every November 5.

WHERE TO STAY

Richmond Inn

St. Francis Natures Village, Mckinley Road Silay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. (034) 495 3832

Email: richmoninnsilay@gmail.com

www.richmondinnsilay.com

Winbelle Pension Hauz

2nd Floor, Winbelle Homes Arcade, Rizal Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. (034) 495 5898

Email: winbellehomes@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/pg/WinbellePension

Pegasus Pension House

Mckinley Bukid Corner Gomez Ext. Silay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. (034) 495 5907

Email: pegasupension@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/Pegasus-Pension-House-257144574304967

Ladlad Mountain Resort

Ladlad Mountain Resort, Brgy. Patag, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. 0920 600 4035

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/LadladResortPatag

Baldevia Pension House

Corner Rizal St-Silay City Heritage Zone, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Tel. (034) 495 0272

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/pages/Carmencita-Hall-Baldevia-Pension-House-Silay-City/654026454612427

WHERE TO DINE

Sinda Belleza Lumpia

Sto Nino Ville Subdivision, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: +63 34-495-2855

Email: n/a

German Locsin Unson Heritage House

No. 5 Zamora Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: +63 34 432-2943

Email: guheritagehouse@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/German-Locsin-Unson-Heritage-House-296067260727213

El Ideal Bakery

118 Rizal Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: (034) 495 4430

Email: elidealbakery@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/EL-IDEAL-Bakery-157423434580

Cafe 1925

Jose Ledesma Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: (034) 441 7249

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/Caf%C3%A9-1925-1308572462574132

Balaring Floating Restaurants

Balaring-Bongol Rd, Silay City, Negros Occidental

Phone: 0947 958 8910

Email: n/a

www.facebook.com/pg/SeasideFloatingRestaurant

ACCESSIBILITY

From Bacolod Take the bus from Bacolod North Terminal, it will be approximately 30-45 minutes. You can also take a private hire taxi.

TOURISM DESTINATIONS

Balay Negrense

It is one of the most visited heritage houses that showcases the lifestyle of well-off individuals in the 19th century. It is located at Cinco De Noviembre Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Mangrove Eco Park

It is one of the tourist attractions which is located in Balaring, Silay City. The park consists of a long bamboo walkway that winds through a forest of mangrove trees which the local government and residents have constructed for easier access.

Lantawan View Silay

The place has beautiful scenery which surrounded by greeny and fresh air. It is located in Silay-Lantawan Road, Silay City.

Patag Mountain Resort

This place is a community-based group of resorts consisting different resorts owned and managed by different private and local residents which is located in a remote area where the only transportation means is by riding a scheduled trip of jeep from Silay City Public Market.

Tinagong Dagat

Tinagong Dagat is a flat terrain on top of a mountain. The best season to go there is during summer between March to May because when rainy season comes, the plateau which is also the camp site area becomes a lagoon, so campers have to move their tents on higher ground.

Punong Gary’s Place

Conveniently located five minutes awas from the city proper, the natural beauty of this place surrounded by big towering old trees is as beautiful as the Bali Island in Indonesia.

Malisbog Waterfalls-Patag

A majestic waterfall that is 45 minutes away from the old hospital building. People should experience dipping in the pool to reenergize and to melt away any fatigue you may feel.

San Diego Pro-Cathedral

If you’re looking for some down time or interested in churches especially with its architecture, then the San Diego Pro-Cathedral is a must-visit in Silay. It is formerly known as the San Diego Parish Church which is located at Zamora Street, Silay City Heritage Zone, Silay City.

Ramon Hofilena Museum

Located at No. 14 Cinco de Noviember Street is a typical ancestral home built in 1934. This museum displays more than 1,000 works of Goya and Picasso, works of Dr. Jose Rizal, Juan Luna and Felix Resurrection Hidalgo, imported Chinese pottery, silver picture frames, antiques and a collection of small dolls.

Silay Public Plaza

This place is the best place to walk and enjoy with ease with family and friends. It is located at Dr. Trino Montinola Street, Silay City.

CONTACTS

TOURISM (34) 495-5553
POLICE (034) 495 5000/(034) 495-0166
BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION 495-4727