Monday, September 13, 2010

Sipalay, the Jewel of Negros



A view from the top gives you tranquility and serenity from the privacy of your rest house.

Wishbone stairs leading to a beach house in Punta Ballo.



View of Punta Ballo shoreline from Nataasan Beach Resort.

Roads are developed in this subdivision area. Each lot has its view of the beach. Ideal for a retirement home or a rest house by the beach.

These steps lead you to the beach.

The entrance to Matlag Cave is just beside the road in Brgy. 4. This is the highway going to Punta Ballo where the beaches such as Artistic Diving, Robinson Cruse and many others are.


It just looks like a big manhole by the side of the road!


Our tour guide from the local tourism office, Marc Torillo, brought us to the amazing and wonderful places any nature-lover would die for.


A glimpse of how it looks inside the cave.
We were not able to go inside because we didn't have the necessary safety gears and permit.



Islets in Brgy. Lat-asan



Malinab Lagoon

Island Living Channel with NITI Tour Guides examining the stalactites in an islet called Maasin.




The new government center of Sipalay City which will be operational by early next year.

Some photos courtesy of Bang Agustin.

Welcome to Don Salvador Benedicto


Don Salvador Benedicto has been proclaimed as the Summer Capital of Negros. It is 47 kms. away from Bacolod. The roads are fully cemented. But the sights are wonderful. As you slowly drive thru the winding roads, you would see sugarcane fields, rice fields, rivers, mountain slopes, farm animals like goats, carabao and sometimes even pigs.

You would pass by this highway in going to San Carlos City, which is now 2 hours away from Bacolod.


As you slowly approach the town, this majestic statue of a lion greets you.


A monument had been built by the Philippine, Taiwan and Korean governments.



At the back of the monument is this breathtaking view of the mountain slopes, river and scattered nipa huts.

Your DOT-trained tour guide.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Schedule of Masskara Festival

October 1, 2010 Opening of the Festival Site

* Public Plaza

* SM MassKara Village

5 p.m. – MassKara Queen Talent Pre-Pageant

(with fireworks display afterwards)

Venue: Providence Negros

October 2, 2010 7 p.m. – MassKara Queen Ramp Modeling Night Pre-Pageant

Venue: 888 China Town Square Mall

October 3, 2010 4 p.m. – “THE INTERVIEW” Pre-pageant presentation for the Q & A portion of MassKara Queen

Venue: SM Bacolod Events Center

October 10, 2010 MassKara Queen Pageant and Coronation Night

Venue: University of St. La Salle Coliseum

October 15, 2010 Electric MassKara

Venue: Tourism Strip, Lacson St.

October 16, 2010 MassKara Street Dance Competition – School Category

Venue: Araneta St. to Public Plaza

Electric MassKara

Venue: Tourism Strip, Lacson St.

October 17, 2010 MassKara Street Dance Competition – Barangay Category

Venue: Araneta St. to Public Plaza

October 18, 2010 Countdown to the Charter Day Giant Street Party Celebration

Venue: New Government Center

October 19, 2010


source: www.themasskara festival.com
73rd Charter Day Anniversary