City of Smiles – Bacolod City

My trip to Bacolod last May 10 was not really planned. It was an emergency case as my dad was confined to a hospital.

Good thing he is now out of the hospital and recovering well.

I thought of sharing about my hometown, Bacolod City.  It is known as the  City of Smile.

It used to have an airport within the city near Goldenfields Commercial Complex but it was moved to its neighboring city, Silay.

Bacolod-Silay airport is surrounded by hectares of sugarcane fields.   


There are vans that can take you to the city from the airport. Fare is P150/head.

When you enter the city of Bacolod, you will see see a mini flyover.


Here is the famous Manokan Country. This is where you get the authentic taste of chicken “inasal.”

This is located beside SM Bacolod North Wing.  People flock here especially during the Masskara Festival which is held every 3rd week of October yearly.

Sorry, I have no photo of chicken inasal.

The whole city is adorned with beautifully hand-crafted masks during the Maskarra festival.   

 Piaya is a famous “pasalubong” or present that comes from Bacolod.

Took a photo of “piaya” at one of the airport’s shop. Some people like this but some don’t.

Another food you want to eat when in Bacolod is “Batchoy” though originally it’s from Iloilo.


The San Sebastian Cathedral stands in front of the city plaza.

This was built in 1876.

Here is the church’ interior:   


Here is the city plaza in the downtown area.   



After more than a week here, I’m flying back to Manila but will always come back again and again to my beloved hometown.  

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