Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. . It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
- Escalante City is in the Negros Occidental province and within Region VI in the Island of negros Western Visayas.
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List of Municipalities in the Negros Occidental Province within Western Visayas Region VI in the Republic of The Philippines
Binalbagan || Calatrava || Candoni || Cauayan || Enrique B. Magalona || Hinigaran || Hinoba-An || Ilog || Isabela || La Castellana || Manapla || Moises Padilla || Murcia || Pontevedra || Pulupandan || Salvador Benedicto || San Enrique || Toboso || Valladolid
Cities in the province of Negros Occidental: Bacolod City (Capital) || Bago City || Cadiz City || Escalante City || Himamaylan City || Kabankalan City || La Carlota City || Sagay City || San Carlos City || Silay City || Sipalay City || Talisay City || Victorias City
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Escalante Municipal Arch
Escalante City Hall
Mabini National High School
Old Poblacion National High School
Escalante City Plaza
- Escalante City has a total of 21 barangays
- Registered Voters of Escalante City as of (2010) = 48,418
- Population of Escalante City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 92,035
- Land Area of Escalante City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 19,276
- Escalante City is a 4th class Component City and Partially Urban.
- Escalante City is in the Negros Occidental province and within Region VI in the Island of negros Western Visayas.
Location of Escalante City, Philippines
- 10.8333° N, 123.5000° E - Escalante, Negros Occidental, Coordinates
- Escalane City is in the Province of Negros Occidental
- Negros Occidental is in the Island of negros and within Region VI.
- The Island of negros is in Western Visayas.
Escalante City is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the northern Negros route pass by this city. From Cebu, Escalante can be reached by ferry boat through the Yap RORO Port or the Barcelon Port.
History of Escalante City, Philippines
Escalanted was founded in 1875 amd it was incorporated in 1903 with Alfred Luther as President of the town board. Many of the founding families men have served as elected officials and there have been two women Mayors. Unfortunately, town records prior to 1940 have been lost or destroyed with the exception of a copy of the first town ordinances posted February 12, 1904. (This article from: escalantecity.org)
Originally, the town was known as Manlambus, a Visayan term meaning to strike with a club because its coastal waters were then teeming with fishes that catching them could simply be done by using a club or lambus.
It is believed that Escalante was inhabited since 11th A.D. per artifacts unearthed by Siliman University Anthropological Team in 1975-76. It was created a municipality on November 28, 1856 on orders of Gobernador Manuel Crespo, with Nueva Sevilla (now Old Poblacion) as the seat of government. In 1860, Fr. Cipriano Navarro, the first Spanish Missionary assigned to the place renamed it to Escalante, after his hometown in Spain.
Escalante was then a very big town with population bigger than that of Bacolod until 1939. However, Toboso, one of the biggest barangays of the town was separated from it in 1948 to be a Municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 141 by President Elpidio Quirino decreasing its area and population.
The seat of the Municipal Government was transferred from Barangay Old Poblacion to Barangay Balintawak per Executive Order 301, dated May 30, 1958 by President Carlos P. Garcia .
Escalante was converted into a component city of Negros Occidental when its charter, R.A. 9014 was signed into law on February 28, 2001 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which was subsequently ratified in a plebiscite on March 2001.
This progressive city is the home of Manlambus Festival every 30th of May in celebration of its rich cultural heritage and glorious past that every Escalantehanon loves to share and tell. As its present dictum goes… ABANTE ESCALANTE, MASARANGAN NATO KINI! (second article verbatim from: http://negros-occ.gov.ph/)
People of Escalante City, Philippines
- Population of CITY OF ESCALANTE, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL as of 2020 census: 96,159
- Escalante City Population (as of 2015 Census) = 94,070
- Escalante City Population (as of 2010 Census) = 93,005
- Escalante City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 92,035
- Escalante City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 51,597
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected Officials of Escalante for the term of 2019-2022
- City Mayor: Melecio Jabian Yap
- City Vice-Mayor: Johnny Alfon Gabriel
- City Councilors of Escalante City:
- Rosario Echin Manguilimotan
- Erson Duron Escala
- Antonio Tan Encarguez
- Virgie Abong Pastor
- Manuel Lumayno Zamora
- Rogelio Ancajas Prietos
- Virgilio Vaflor Gamao
- Numeriano Abalde Talita
- William Valenario Saratobias
- Elected Officials of Escalante for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Escalante City: Eddie Montero
- Vice-Mayor of Escalante City: Manuel Zamora
- City Councilors of Escalante City:
- Johnny Gabriel
- Ned Zamora
- Sonny Escala
- Numer Talita
- Toto Patigas
- Angelina Encarguez
- Geomar Ampil
- Toto Francisco
- Rogelio Prietos
- Mitoy Torres
- Elected Officials of Escalante for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Escalante City: Melecio Jabian Yap Jr. - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Vice-Mayor of Escalante City: Santiago Dela Rita Maravillas - LIBERAL PARTY
- City Councilors of Escalante City:
- ESCALA, SONNY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 18071 6.24%
- ZAMORA, NED (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17644 6.10%
- ABONG-PASTOR, VIRGIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17216 5.95%
- TORRES, JUN JUN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16643 5.75%
- ENCARGUEZ, NENING (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 16636 5.75%
- CRISME, GILDA (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 16452 5.68%
- VILLALON, EDDIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16093 5.56%
- GABRIEL, JOHNNY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 15823 5.47%
- AMPIL, GEORGE MARTIN JR. (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 14193 4.90%
- FRANCISCO, TOTO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 13058 4.51%
- Elected Officials of Escalante for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Escalante City: Melecio Jabian Yap Jr.
- Vice-Mayor of Escalante City: Ester Maravilla Ampil
- City Councilors of Escalante City:
- Elected Officials of Escalante for the term of 2007-2010
- Mayor: Melecio Jabian Yap Jr.
- Vice-Mayor: Santiago Barcelona Jr.
Businesses in Escalante City, Philippines
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- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Escalante City, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Escalante City, Negros Occidental
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Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Escalante City, Negros Occidental
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
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Economy of Escalante City, Negros Occidental
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Natural Resources of Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Escalante City, Philippines
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- St. Francis of Assisi Church Ruins was built as part of the mission of the Augustinian Recollects in the late 19th century in the pueblo of Escalante (now Old Poblacion) when the parish separated from Silay in 1860. The church ruins are classified as historical structure by virtue of NHI Resolution No. 3, series of October 22, 1991.
- A 1930-built Old Municipal Building, now turned into a City Museum, houses two galleries, Archaeological and Ethnographic, containing collections from the 21 barangays. It has a mini library with around 900 book holdings.
- In between the City Museum and Gabaldon Building is the Plaza Complex consisting of Municipal Portal and Rizal Monument built in September 15, 1955, a bandstand and a skating rink constructed in September 28, 1935, with a drinking fountain erected in October 3, 1953.
- As a significant and irreplaceable historical and cultural heritage from the country"s American colonial past, this 1912 building stood witness to the educational development of this part of the island. Linkages had been made through National Historic Institute (NHI) and Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) for a call to rehabilitate the two existing decrepit Gabaldon Buildings located at Brgy. Langub and Brgy. Old Poblacion. Those with deep sense of history will find this very interesting.
- Located in Sitio Urbasa, Brgy. Mabini are quiet places suited for religious pilgrimage and frequented by the devotees and those with deep religious fervor. On the hilltop are gardens and religious images where one can seek solace and commune with God or nature.
- Bonista Beach Resort in Brgy. Buenavista is 15 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is an ideal place to unwind with its clean white sand beach and unique swimming pool. It has a restaurant and karaoke bar.
- Jomabo Paradise Island and Beach Resort in Bag-ong Banwa Island, 6 miles away from the city. This white sand island resort offers challenging water sports like wind surfing, scuba diving, water bicycle, torpaulin jump, banana boat ride and leisure fishing.
- Caving in Escalante challenges high spirited adventure seekers. Stalactites and stalagmites in all forms and sizes, cave pearls and diamond rays are imbedded in more than 50 caves.
- Northwind Beach Resort has native cottages ideal for day excursionists.
- Mt. Lunay also called Mt. Solitaire is about 308 meters above sea level. A trek to the mountain is a challenging experience.
- Source: Department of Tourism
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Escalante City, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Manlambus Festival: is a tradition celebrated every yearly. This is one way that the populace of escalante give thanks for the blessings it has received over the years. There are parades, dances, and plenty of food.
Your Story about Escalante City, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Featured News of The Philippines
Updated: June 25, 2022
PDEA-6 destroys P96-M seized illegal drugs.
BACOLOD CITY – Personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Western Visayas (PDEA-6) destroyed almost PHP96 million worth of seized illegal drugs in the crematorium machine of the Acropolis Gardens in Bacolod City on Friday afternoon. The destruction covered 11.723 kilos of shabu worth PHP93.788 million and 12.431 kilos of marijuana valued at PHP1.76 million. “So far, this is the biggest volume that we have destroyed in one setting,” said PDEA-6 Regional Director Alex Tablate.
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Escalante City supports Philippine Cycling
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
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