Kabankalan City

PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 92.6 kilometers (Poblacion)
Land Area: 69,735.44 hectares
Classification: 1st Class Component City
No. of Barangays: 32 Barangays
Population: 166,970 (NSO 2007); 177,286 (NSO 2011))
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
English is spoken & understood

POINTS OF INTEREST

Neg. Occ. State College of Agriculture (NESCA)
Balicaocao Highland Resort
Carol-an Valley
Mag-aso Falls
New City Hall
Solid Waste Demo Farm/Composting Facility


FESTIVALS

Sinulog, the Kabankalan City version of the world famous “Ati-Atihan” indulged in by our ancestors, is celebrated on the third week of January. The search for Sinulog Queen highlights the festivities.
Traditional town fiesta is held on the third week of March, marking the city’s foundation day.

Udyakan sa Kabankalan, used to a pre-sinulog presentation of the history, culture and development through songs and dances, is now held in August 2 commemorating the Charter Day of the city.


MARKET DAYS

Saturday (Poblacion)
Monday (Brgy. Tapi)


HOW TO GET THERE

Kabankalan is less than two hours drive south of Bacolod city by private car while public utility vehicles reach the place in about two hours. The city, which serves as the center of economic activities in southern Negros, is also the take-off point for various destinations down south, and links the province to Dumaguete City, capital of nearby Negros Oriental via Kabankalan-Mabinay.


Attractions

Mag-aso Falls

Mag-aso Leisure Camp is a 20-minute drive from the city proper. With large mountain as backdrop, Mag-aso Falls releases smoke-like shower of mist as it cascade down the natural pool with its turquoise green water. It has a swimming pool, two cottages, and shadehouses.


Mag-aso Cave. Situated within the Balicaocao watershed, Mag-aso Cave invites spelunkers for real adventure and rewarding challenge in cave exploration. The cave spans 436.54 meters long and 149.29 meters deep, it is identified as one of the deepest caves in the country.


Balicaocao Eco-Park

Balicaocao Eco-Park. Gently nestled on the hill more 500 feet above sea level, Balicaocao offers perfect ambiance for leisure while taking a breathtaking view and panorama of the coastal towns of southern Negros, the blue waters of Panay Gulf and the Island of Guimaras. It has a pavilion for all functions with 200 person capacity, modern cottages, shade houses, swimming pool and cooking area perfect for family picnics.


An Old Muscovado Mills in hacienda Bino reminds the towns people about the old ways of producing sugar.


Gabaldon Buildings were constructed during the American educational system. They now house the public elementary schools. Named after its illustrious son Senator Esteban R. Abada, ERAMs (East/West) have already produced men and women who are now in the helm of government.


Carol-an Valley. Homeland of the indigenous people ruled by its legendary chief Manyabog whose death led to the infamous tribal suicide.


Lion’s Arch greets visitors at the doorway of the Poblacion which replicates the main trunk of the “bangkal tree”.


Freedom Fighter Shrine is a fitting memorial for the brave WW II soldiers. Constructed by the Veterans Federation of the Philippines-Kabankalan Chapter.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Zayco Land Resort & Hotel; 471-2880
Justine’s Guest House; 471-3135
AHS Pension House; 473-0613
Monbella Tourist Inn; 471-3229
Perico Pension House; 471-3788
Aries 18 Pension House; 472-4110
Han’s Guest House; 471-2093
South Gate Inn; 471-2729
RGA Pension House; 472-4390
Japs Pension House; 471-3806
Merle’s Guest House; 472-8414
Libet’s Place & Pension House; 471-2720/453-7929


Where To Dine

Emilio’s Bistro; 471-2880
J Perico; 471-3788
RK’s Kalan-an; 471-3207
Reegal’s Restaurant; 471-2345
Fix and Mix Catering Services; 471-2122
Ample Corner Restaurant; 471-2922
Ati-Atihan; 471-2045
Jollibee; 471-3558
Alton Bar & Restaurant; 473-0613
Ceres Terminal Canteen; 471-2712
Merci’s Breads & Pastries
Bong Bong’s Pasalubong Special
Goldilocks Cakes & Pastries
Pensiang
Double JMBE Food Haus
Mang Inasal (gaisano)
WOW Chicken Restaurant
Ted’s La Paz Batchoy (gaisano)
Iko Asalan
Ayen’s Kainan
Cups & Saucer South Bar
Melting Pot
D’ Max Resto Grill

Where to Shop

Lopue’s Kabankalan; 471-2708
Gaisano Kabankalan; 471-3580
GKB Mercedes Mart; 471-2247
Libra Mart; 471-2546
Mercury Drug; 471-2371
Big Ben Marketing; 471-2129
Helsam Grocery; 471-2494
Bubbles & Blossoms; 471-2476
Cha-Rose; 471-3452
Amar Emporium; 471-2451
Rivson Commercial; 471-2309
Shop ‘n Wear; 471-2963
Best Department Store
Glory Baza
Lucky 99 Bargain Depot
Natasha FJS Marketing
Unitop Kabankalan
Novo Jeans & Shirt & Gen. Mdse.


TOURISM OFFICE

Kabankalan Tourism Affairs Office
Bernadette L. Ayala

City Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 471-2507 Loc. 114
Fax: (34) 471-2291
Email: [email protected]