Negros Occidental Province, Philippines
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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- 1 Geography of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 2 Location of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 3 History of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 4 People of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or Lease in Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 14 Philippine News
- 15 Negros Occidental News
- 16 Your Story about Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 17 Negros Occidental Zip Codes
- 18 Negros Occidental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 19 The oldest living man or woman in Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 20 Negros Occidental, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 21 Disclaimer
Geography of Negros Occidental, Philippines
Negros Occidental is located in the western side of NegrosIsland, the fourth largest island in the Philippines with a total land area of 972,607 hectares or 9,726.06 sq. kms.
The province is approximately 375 kilometers long from north to south. It is bounded by the Visayan Sea in the north, Panay Gulf on the west, Tanon Strait and Negros Oriental province on the east and Sulu Sea on the south. Negros is basically volcanic, making its soil ideal for agriculture. Eighty percent of all arable land is cultivated.
Mount Kanlaon is one of the mountain ranges found in the heart of Negros Island. One of the country's 13 most active volcanoes, Kanlaon is the highest peak in Central Philippines. At an elevation of 2,465 meters above sea level, the most dominant and attractive feature of which is its active summit-crater. Mt. Kanlaon has a land area of 24,577.6 hectares, with rainforest and verdant vegetation sliced from the cities of Bago, La Carlota, San Carlos and Canlaon (in Negros Oriental) and the towns of Murcia and La Castellana.
The trek trough ridges and deep gorges for 14.5 kilometers shows a panorama of lowlands and carved mountains. An 8.5 kilometer ascent along sights of refreshing waterfalls and treacherous trails best capture the moods of this unpredictable volcano. Rare endemic species such as the Bleeding Heart Pigeon and the Negros Fruit Dove are protected in this park, which makes bird watchnig a prime attraction. Other birds include woodpeckers, bulbuls, babblers, warblers and flycatchers. The Guintubdan Nature Camp in La Carlota City is one of the best take-off points in climbing Mt. Kanlaon.
Location of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- 10.4167° N, 123.0000° E - Negros Occidental, Coordinates
- Negros Occidental is located in Region VI in the Island of negros.
History of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- This article is from the Government of Negros Occidental:
Negros Island was originally called "Buglas", an oldnative word that is thought to mean "cut-off."
It is believed that Negros was once part of a greater mass of land but was cut off either by what geologists all a continental drift or by rising waters during the so-caled glacial age. Among its earliest inhabitants were dark-skinned natives belonging to the Negrito ethnic group with their unique cuture. Thus, the Spaniards alled the land "Negros" after the black natives whom they saw when they first came to the island in April 1565 Two of the earliest native settlements were Binalbagan and Ilog, that later became towns in 1573 and 1584, respectively. Oter settlements were Hinigaran, Bago, Marayo (now Pontevedra), Mamalan (now Himamaylan) and Candaguit (now a sitio in San Enrique).
After appointing encomenderos in the island, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi placed Negros under the jurisdiction of the governor of Oton in Panay. In 1734, however, the island became a military district and Ilog was made its first capital. The seat of government was later transferred to Himamaylan and thereafter Bacolod became the capital in 1849.
The island remained a military district up to about the middle of the 19th century. Then in 1865, Negros Occidental was raised to the category of a politico-military province. During this time, several more towns were established like San Carlos and Calatrava.
Religious orders evangelized the province by turns: the Augustinians, Recollects, Jesuits, Dominicans, Seculars and again, the Recollects returning in the 1800s.
The latter half of the 19th century was a period of rapid economic expansion for Negros Occidental as evidenced by the growth of population resulting from the influx of immigrants coming from neighboring provinces like Iloilo, Antique, Capiz and Cebu. They settled in districts sparsely inhabited in the past and this resulted in the establishments of new towns: Saravia (now E.B. Magalona), Valladolid and Escalante in 1860.
The major boom to the province at this time was the widespread cultivation of sugarcane and the opening of ports like those in Iloilo and Cebu to foreign commerce. In 1856, Negros Occidental produced only 4,000 piculs of sugar. This increased to 100,000 piculs in 1864 and 2,000,000 in 1893. The cultivation of sugarcane then became widespread and soon after Negros Occidental led other provinces in the production of sugar. Modern machines were also introduced at this time and by 1864, seven machines operated by steam were used in the towns of Bacolod, Minuluan (now Talisay and Bago).
During the last decade of the 19th century, several important events occurred in the history of Negros Occidental. One was the making of Negros Occidental as a separate province from Negros Oriental in 1890. The other was when Negrense revolutionary troops led by Generals Aniceto Lacson and Juan Araneta joined the nationwide-Katipunan Movement and overcame the Spanish garrison in the province on November 5, 1898 when the Filipinos rose in arms against the Spanish rule. The revolt ended more than 300 years of foreign domination.
This resulted in the establishment of the short lived “Cantonal Government of the Republic of Negros” which reunited the two provinces until the Americans arrived in May 1899. A civil government was established in Negros Occidental on April 20, 1901.
During the succeeding decades between 1901 and the 1930s, Negros Occidental was under the American occupation as with the rest of the country. Nonetheless, the economic growth continued especially with Philippine sugar having a part of the US market despite some accompanying socio-economic problems during this period. When the Japanese landed in the province on May and instead organized a free government and guerilla movement under Gov. Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. in Negros Island. They helped bring about the surrender of the Japanese forces in Negros in 1945.The history of the province for the post World War II period has yet to be formally written. Suffice it to briefly note here that this was mainly a period of rehabilitation from the destruction of war. With the sugar industry, the major pillar of the province’s economy, as well as other areas being revived, consequent socio-economic growth in the province followed.
The socio-economic life of Negros Occidental from the 1950s up to the 1980s depended as before mainly on the sugar industry. Producing annually about 60% of the country’s sugar output, an expansion in the industry with the establishment of several new mills in the late 1960s spurred increased production. A downturn caused by the low world sugar prices in the early 1980s was followed by possibly the worst industry and provincewide crisis starting in 1984 with the world sugar prices hitting rock bottom in 1985. The province was also hit by two destructive typhoons in 1984, Nitang and Undang, after a serious drought in 1983.
The year 1985 also marked the period when Negros Occidental became known throughout the country and abroad as suffering from historic socio-economic crisis. Various forms of international aid were sent to Negros and many Negrenses , national and foreign government and government organizations, responded in cooperation with the Philippine Government to help the province cope with the crisis.
While the country was simmering like a volcano that later erupted at EDSA in February 1986, Negros Occidental was split into two provinces after a plebiscite in Cadiz on January 3, 1986. Negros Occidental (mother province) was left with 3 cities and 18 municipalities while Negros del Norte (new province) had 3 cities and 8 municipalities starting from the City of Silay to the northern tip,San Carlos City, including the new town of Don Salvador Benedicto. The creation of this new province was, however, opposed by the Negros Anti-Partition Movement and the Supreme Court declared the creation unconstitutional on July 11, 1986. On August 18, 1986, Negros del Norte was formally returned to Negros Occidental, thus making the province whole again.
Toward the end of 1987, the rays of hope started to shine when the overall economic situation showed an upturn. The campaign for agricultural diversification had been gaining momentum, paving the way for more landowners to invest in prawn farming, livestock and high-value crops such as fruits, vegetables and other cash crops.Investments upswing became apparent by 1988. The participation of the industrial sector accelerated consumer-ld econoic growth and development manifested by the increase in sales of consumer goods and by-products.
However, just when the economic boom was beginning to seep in the overall economy of Negros Occidental brought about by the acceleration of various economic activities, the recurring ills of the sugar industry in the second half of the 1990's slowed down the continuing economic uptrend of the province. Nevertheless, ith the widespread benefits brought about by the positive changes in the socio-economic condition of the province by the 2000's, clear sign of economic recovery for Negros Occidental is anticipated.
People of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- Population of Negros Occidental (as of 2015 census) = 2,497,261 (excluding CITY OF BACOLOD @ 561,875)
- Population of Negros Occidental (as of Aug 1, 2007 per NSO census) = 2,370,269
- Registered Voters per the Comelec as of (2010) = 1,478,260
Sugar is central to the evolution of the Negrense culture. The affluence and the prosperity that the industry brought to the province nourished a charming, genteel, sometimes lavish spirit that sets the Negrense apart from his Ilonggo kinsman. Negrense are regarded as affectionate, generous, fun loving people who enjoy the finer things in life. As a labor force, however, Negrenses are highly motivated, educated, skilled, trainable and entrepreneurial individuals.
Negrenses celebrate in style. Negros cuisine developed from this eagerness for festivity, though much of this remarkable cuisine is guarded jealously in family kitchens. Aside from dishes cooked with Spanish influences, probably the most famous dish Negros Occidental is remembered for is Inasal (barbecued marinated chicken).
Chicken Inasal: Negros pastries and confectionary are equally renowned, with guapple pie, piaya, barquillos, pinasugbo, pastel de mangga, panyo-panyo, butong-butong and dulce gatas ranked among the favorites. Negros is also presently giving Davao and Bicol Region a run for their pastilles de durian and pili nuts, respectively.
Negrenses are noted for their artistic abilities as well as for their love for sports. Many Negrense artists-designers/architects, cartoonists/visual artists have gained national and international distinction in their fields. The province is also noted for its world-class athletes in track and field, swimming, football, softball, golf and boxing among others. Even in the field of cock-fighting, it is known as the home of the best handlers and gamefowl breeders.
Pinaflores Festival: The Negrenses' joie de vivre is manifested in the various festivals all over the province, foremost among which are famous MassKara Festival of Bacolod, Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota, Bailes de Luces of La Castellana and Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos. These and other interesting local festivals are featured during the Pana-ad sa Negros Festival staged every April at the 25-hectare tree-lined Pana-ad Stadium in Bacolod City. Dubbed as the "Festival of Festivals", Pana-ad brings together the 13 cities and 19 towns in a showcase of history, arts and culture, tourism, trade, commerce and industry, beauty and talent as well as games and sports.
"Man and Beast" sculpture at the Capitol LagoonNegros Occidental is rich in structures and buildings that are remnants of a once affluent lifestyle. The Palacio Episcopal (1930), San Sebastian Cathedral (1876) and the Capitol Building (1931), are popular landmarks. Silay City has fine examples of sugar barons' palatial homes. In other towns, steam locomotives that used to cart sugarcane from the fields to refineries attract steam-engine enthusiasts frmo all over the world. There are also impressive churches all over the province, both built recently and during the Spanish era.
|Elected officials of Negros Occidental for the term of 2016-2019|
|House Representative (Congress) of Negros Occidental|
|Board Members of Negros Occidental|
- Elected officials of Negros Occidental for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Negros Occidental: Alfredo "Freddie" Galicia Marañon Jr. - UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Negros Occidental: Eugenio Jose "Bong" Villarreal Lacson - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- House Representatives of Negros Occidental:
- 1st District: Julio Arenas Ledesma IV - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- 2nd District: Leo Rafael Marañon Cueva - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY/UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE
- 3rd District: Alfredo Abelardo "Albee" Bantug - LIBERAL PARTY
- 4th District: Jeffrey Padilla Ferrer - UNITED NEGROS ALLIANCE
- 5th District: Alejandro Yulo Mirasol - LIBERAL PARTY
- 6th District: Mercedes Kho Alvarez - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Gustilo, Renato Yu
- Ponsica, Rolando Peral
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Escalante, Salvador Jr. Guillen
- Serondo, Miller Villa
- Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Lacson, Patrick Leonard Sarabia
- Ko, Johnna Ditching
- Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Alonso, Jose Benito Alvarez
- Javellana, Victor Bailon
- Fifth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Malabor, Renato Yanson
- Gatuslao, Alain Silos Fifth
- Sixth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Zayco, Pedro Jr. Perez
- Zafra, Helen Zaldivar
- Elected officials of Negros Occidental for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Negros Occidental: Alfredo "Freddie" Galicia Marañon Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Negros Occidental: Genaro Montilla Alvarez Jr.
- House Representatives of Negros Occidental:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Negros Occidental for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor: Governors_of_the_Philippines_2007_-_2010#Negros_Occidental
- House of Representatives: House_of_Representatives_14th_Congress_of_the_Philippines#Negros_Occidental
Barangay Elected Officials of Negros Occidental Province
Businesses in Negros Occidental, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Negros Occidental, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
- List the Mosques or Masjid in Negros Occidental here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Negros Occidental here.
- List the Methodist churches in Negros Occidental here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Negros Occidental here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Negros Occidental here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Negros Occidental here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Negros Occidental here.
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Schools in Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.
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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.
- Public Secondary Schools in the province of Negros Occidental
Agpangi NHS - Public High School
Guinpana-an NHS - Magballo Ext. - Public High School
Economy of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- article from the National Statistical Coordination Board
Negros Occidental's economy was pivoted practically around one commodity, "Sugar" which made it the country's premier sugar producer. However, when the world sugar prices plummeted during the early 1980's, the economy of Negros Occidental was devastated. From that experience, Negrenses learned to diversify their economy. Large tracts of sugar plantation were converted into more profitable ventures such as prawn and fish ponds, farms nurturing high value crops and floral species, as well as livestock fattening projects.
Sugar still remains as the main agricultural produce of the province with about 56% of its land area planted to sugar cane. Sugar farms produce 800,000 metric tons of raw sugar annually. Rice, corn and coconuts are also planted extensively. Other agricultural produce are corn, abaca, bananas, mangoes and pineapples.
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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Negros Occidental, Philippines
- Protect the environment
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 Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Negros Occidental, 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.
- 6% growth target stays
- Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
- Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»
- Stocks up, peso stronger
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»
- Inaugural triathlon at New Clark City set
- Monday, August 16, 2019 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines — All is set for the New Clark City Triathlon which is the first triathlon event to be held at the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Oct. 19-20.
- GoClark Sports and Events has partnered with presenting sponsor Robinsons Land Corp. in this triathlon featuring the swim event at the Aquatics Center, the 20km bike in the newly built New Clark City-SCTex connecting road and the run course in the sports complex, including the warm-up athletic track, the river park and a finish lap around the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium ............................... Full Story»
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
- By ERWIN P. NICAVERA
THE just-signed law mandating that 100 percent of the service charge collected in restaurants and hotels be distributed among their employees is seen to boost the workers’ productivity.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11360 on August 7.
It amended Article 96 of the Labor Code of the Philippines giving restaurant and hotel workers only 85 percent of the service charge collected from customers while the remaining 15 percent was retained by the management.
Wennie Sancho, secretary general of General Alliance of Workers Associations (Gawa), said the signing is a welcome development that would increase the income of the hotel and restaurant employees.
Sancho said this incentive should motivate the workers to increase their productivity, because productivity goes with the pay.
“We hope that this positive development -- the 100 percent service charge for the employees -- will give more reasons for the workers to strive to increase their productivity and provide better and quality services to the customers,” he added.
It can be recalled that on May 28, the Senate ratified the bill granting 100 percent of the service charge to restaurant and hotel employees as well as to those of similar establishments in the service industry.
The Congress Bicameral Conference Committee, earlier that day, adopted the reconciled version of the Senate Bill No. 1299 and House Bill No. 8784.
The bill covers rank-and-file service industry workers as well as supervisors.
Under which, all service charges shall be equally distributed among these workers from the previous 85 - 15 percent sharing.
The new law, however, excludes employees who are classified as managers from getting a share in the service charge.
The law describes managers as those “who lay down and execute management policies or hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, discharge, assign or discipline employees or to effectively recommend such managerial actions.”
Sancho, also the labor representative to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas, said they hope that there would be a faithful implementation of the law.
Sancho said sometimes the law exists but the problem is on the implementation.
The implementing rules and regulation (IRR), he said, should also be strengthened to implement the spirit of the law for the good of the workers.
“In spite of the veto of security of tenure, I think this is one development that could apiece the sentiments of the workers,” the labor leader said, adding that service charge in the hotel and restaurant industry is huge.
Senate committee on labor chairman Senator Joel Villanueva, in a report, said based on the inspection data from the Department of Labor and Employment, there are 157 companies violating the regulations on service charge as of January 10 this year.
Villanueva said the agency admitted that they do not actually examine whether 85 percent of the total service charge collected is actually and accurately distributed to the covered employees.
“The law allows frontline service workers to enjoy the fruits of their labor, the reward for providing good and quality service,” the senator added.
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Negros Occidental Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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|6100||Bacolod City||Negros Occidental|
|6101||Bago City||Negros Occidental|
|6104||San Enrique||Negros Occidental|
|6116||Silay City||Negros Occidental|
|6117||Silay Hawaiian Central||Negros Occidental|
|6118||Enrique Magalona||Negros Occidental|
|6121||Cadiz City||Negros Occidental|
|6123||Paraiso (Fabrica)||Negros Occidental|
|6127||San Carlos City||Negros Occidental|
|6130||La Carlota City||Negros Occidental|
|6131||La Castillana||Negros Occidental|
|6132||Moises Padilla||Negros Occidental|
Negros Occidental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- 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 >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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