Silay City

PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 14.4 kilometers
Land Area: 21,486 hectares
Classification: 2nd Class
No. of Barangays: 16 Barangays
Population: 120,365 (August 1, 2007)
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
English is spoken & understood

POINTS OF INTEREST

Balay Negrense Museum
Bernardino-Jalandoni Museum (Pink House)
Ramon Hofileña Heritage House
Cinco de Noviembre Marker
San Diego Pro-Cathedral
Patag Mountain Resort
Steam Locomotive at HPCo.
31 Ancestral Houses
El Ideal Restaurant
Silay City Park
Silay Shooting Range
Mangrove Canopy
Bagonita Ride
Hometown Delicacy Barter Trade
Nora Lacson House of Delicacies
Hda. Adela Folklore Village


FESTIVALS

Feast of San Diego de Alcala (November 13)
Charter Anniversary (June 12)
Negros Revolution Anniversary (November 5)
Viva Parol Festival (Month of December)


MARKET DAYS

Sunday (Poblacion)


HOW TO GET THERE

Silay City can be reached in 15 minutes by private car from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the route abound and can reach the city at the same time. Silay is the site of the new airport of international standard. Traveling to the city is made easier by its four-lane highway. City is a two-hour drive from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the northern Negros route pass by this progressive city. From Cebu, one can reach Sagay via Toledo in about four hours including a one-hour ride in fast ferries.


Attractions

San Diego Pro-Cathedral

San Diego Pro-Cathedral is the only pro-cathedral outside of Metro Manila. The church has a dome that resembles St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It was built in 1920 & designed by Italian architect, Antonio Bernasconi.


Ancestral homes in Negros Occidental echo the power wielded by the influential families in the 1900s when the sugar industry ushered in an age of prosperity, making Silay a political, intellectual and cultural hub.


Balay Negrense

Balay Negrense is the ancestral mansion of the Gastons that was converted into a lifestyle museum. This museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday at 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Tel. No. +63 (34) 495-4916.


Bernardino-Jalandoni House (Pink Museum)

Bernardino-Jalandoni House (Pink Museum) was built in 1908. It is a perfect example of the affluent Filipino house of the late 19th-early 20th century still influenced by the nipa hut, and built smack by the side of the street since motor vehicles were still non-existence to smog the place. All items on display are authentic period pieces. It is located at Rizal Street with Tel. No. +63 (0)34 4955093. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


ACCOMMODATIONS

BALDEVIA PENSION HOUSE
Rizal-Burgos St., Silay City
Tel. No.: (034) 495-0272/495-0280

FORTUNA PENSION
Fortuna Subdivision
Tel.No.: (034) 714-8166

SILAY PENSION
Tel. no. (034)495-2272

PEGASUS PENSION
McKinley-Gomez St., Silay City
Tel. no. (034)495-5907

RICHMOND INN
McKinley along Airport Road, Silay City
Tel. no. (034)495-3832


TRANSPORTATION


TOURISM OFFICE

Silay City Tourism Division
Severino F. Pacete
City Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 495-5553
Fax: (34) 495-0848
Email: [email protected]