San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Barangays of San Carlos City, in the Negros Occidental Province, within Region 6(Western Visayas) in the Republic of The 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. "Budgetary planning 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.

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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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Wars of ancient history were about possessions, territory, power, control, family, betrayal, lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.

San Carlos City,
Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • San Carlos City has a total of 18 barangays
  • Registered Voters of San Carlos City as of (2010) = 67,686
  • Population of San Carlos City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 129,809
  • Land Area of San Carlos City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 45,150
  • San Carlos City is a 2nd class Component City and Partially Urban.
  • San Carlos City is in the Negros Occidental province and within Region VI in the Island of negros Western Visayas.

The City of San Carlos is strategically located at the northeast part of Negros Island, 123 23’ 65” longitude and 10 25’15” latitude, bounded on the north by the municipality of Calatrava, on the west by the municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto and the City of Bago, on the South by the municipality of Vallehermoso (Negros Oriental) and the City of Kanla-on, and the East by Tañon Strait. The City has a total land area of 45,150.000 hectares or 451.50 square kilometers.

Location of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

History of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Article from San Carlos LGU verbatim:

San Carlos City was formerly named Nabingkalan, in honor of a beautiful daughter of a chieftain Negrito settlement in the area. The settlement was later bought by Carlos Apurado from Badian, Cebu who, with the help of fellow pioneers, developed the settlement into a thriving Christian Village.

In 1856, Señor Don Emilio Saravia, the first political military governor of Negros Island during the Spanish era, renamed the place and established it as a “pueblo”.

San Carlos prospered through the years, however, the village lost its “pueblo” category, and in 1890, when Negros Island was divided into Occidental Negros and Oriental Negros, San Carlos was recorded as an “arrabal” or barrio of Calatrava (Hilub-an).

San Carlos acquired its status as a town in late 1898 when Gen Juan Araneta of the Revolutionary Philippine republic officially proclaimed it as a municipality. This was confirmed by the American Military Administration in 1901.

In May 1942, the Japanese army occupied the town and encountered a defiant Municipal Mayor, Eugenio Antonio Sr., who refused to surrender and collaborate with them. He railed the renegade soldiers along with loyal civilians and organized them as a guerilla unit. Thus, San Carlos became the hotbed of resistance activities against the Japanese imperial forces by the first Combat team, 7th MD (Negros) Guerilla forces, under Major Uldarico Baclagon.

San Carlos became a city on July 1, 1960 with the passage of Republic act No. 2643.

Another historical milestone in the file of the city is the cabinet meeting of Pres. Fidel V. Ramos in the last August 27,1996 making the San Carlos the first component city to be made the venue of a Presidential cabinet meeting.

People of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

  • Population of CITY OF SAN CARLOS, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL as of 2020 census: 132,650
  • San Carlos City Population (as of 2015 Census) = 132,536
  • San Carlos City Population (as of 2010 Census) = 129,981
  • San Carlos City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 129,809

  • San Carlos City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 69,928

Elected Government Officials of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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!".

Elected Officials of San Carlos City for the term of 2019-2022
  • City Mayor: Renato Yu Gustilo
  • City Vice-Mayor: Christopher Sainz Carmona
  • Councilors of San Carlos City:
  1. Mark Eusebio Cui
  2. Philip Gerard Borja Maisog
  3. Alexander Yap Ongtiaobok
  4. Lorna Yap Hinolan
  5. Jeffrey Manales Hidalgo
  6. Carlos Manuel Lopez Valmayor
  7. Renato Yu Gustilo
  8. Jose Carlos Lascoñia Villarante
  9. Wilmer Lao Yap
  10. Clint Suarez Mansueto

Elected Officials of San Carlos City for the term of 2016-2019
  • Mayor of San Carlos City: Ginggo Valmayor
  • Vice-Mayor of San Carlos City: Rene Gustilo -- Unopposed
  • Councilors of San Carlos City:
  1. Allen Gustilo
  2. Christopher Paul Carmona
  3. Maam Q Quisumbing
  4. Lito Villarante
  5. Victoriana Cabili
  6. Mark Cui
  7. Clint Mansueto
  8. Wilmer Yap
  9. Kokie Uy
  10. Alex Ongtiaobok

Elected Officials of San Carlos City for the term of 2013-2016
  10. UY, KOKIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 17931 6.90%

Elected Officials of San Carlos City for the term of 2010-2013
  1. Jonie Sia Uy
  2. Dickson Nemenzo Yu
  3. Eddie Ledesma Apuhin
  4. Gregorio Apuhin Santillan
  5. Fleur De Lis Dela Victoria Mascuñana
  6. Victoriana Cobbol Cabili
  7. Hernan Villaester Antonio
  8. Filped Abamonga Maisog
  9. Christopher Paul Sainz Carmona
  10. Jose Rommel Tan Debulgado

Barangay's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials

This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
Are you beginning to get the point?

Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
  • "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning 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.
  • DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

  • Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

Businesses in San Carlos City, 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

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Businesses in San Carlos City
    1. San Carlos City Realty
    2. GENESYS (Phil.) Foundation, Inc.
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    3. San Carlos Development Board, Inc.
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    4. SanCa FOODS, Inc.
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    5. Julio and Florentina Ledesma Foundation, Inc.
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    6. Asian Rural-Urban Development and Peace Institute, Inc. (ARDEP)
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    7. CINCINs Quality Website Templates -
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    8. IEula Computers and Designs - Provide Web design, Web development, PC repair.
      • website:
      • Address:San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
      • contact: 011-63-908-715-8659 or 0923-485-3652
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    9. The name of your business, address, phone number

Real Estate or Properties for Sale in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

Schools in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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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.

  • List of schools: >>> click

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.

The name of your school in San Carlos City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Jobs in San Carlos City, Negros

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Natural Resources of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

There are eight (8) major rivers in the City. These are the Talave, Palampas, Ando-on, Gigalman, Ma-init, Katingal-an, Sta. Cruz and Buluangan Rivers. The Talave and Palampas rivers and their tributaries emanate from the western slopes of the forest reserve area and drain to Tañon Strait. The Sta. Cruz and Buluangan rivers originate from the western slope of Mt. Kanla-on and also drain towards Tañon Strait. Flood prone areas usually line the riverbanks.

The city which comprises 18 barangays, it prides itself of a fine natural harbor that is protected by the beautiful island of Refugio. To the local residents it is popularly known as Sipaway and is frequented by local and foreign tourists alike who wants to go swimming and scuba diving. San Carlos is a strategic business hub wherein accessibility from Bacolod City is 144.5 kilometers (coastal road) and 82 kilometers (mountain road) away and 167 kilometers from Dumaguete City and 15 nautical miles across Tañon Strait as gateway to Toledo City of Cebu island. Plying these routes, bus company of Ceres Liners, Inc.; seacraft companies of Lite Ferries and Aznars' fastcrafts and Melrivic, respectively.

The city proper is centered around the market area, while the main business sector is nested along V. Gustilo, Locsin and S. Carmona Streets. It is in these areas that commercial and business structures abound--banks, restaurants, department and convenience stores. At the city's outskirts notable subdivisions, townhomes and recreation centers proliferated as a result of the continuing construction of infrastructure by the local government. With these intensified developments, the city will soon be an ideal businessman's place.

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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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 San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of San Carlos City, 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.

Pintaflores Festival – 3 day of celebration of arts & culture festival added by competitions and exhibitions. Culminated by Street dancing and Ritual Competition from various contingents of the city they’re all painted with flowers on their bodies, and dancing with the rhythmic beats. Held annually on Nov. 3-5 in time with the celebration of Negros Day and the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, patron saint of the city.

The Legend of Pintaflores
by: Joe Recalex C. Alingasa, Jr.

In the early times of the Pre-Hispanic Era there was once an astute and beautiful princess who fled together with her tribe to a lush and green coastal valley at the northeastern part of Buglas (Negros). As she reaches her new abode after a few months she was afflicted with a strange illness which is incurable during her time. So worried of the princess's predicament, the tribesmen seek the aid of a babaylan (native priestess) who reckoned that the absence of flowers makes Princess Nabingka deeply saddened and eventually got sick.

To appease the babaylan all men, women and children of the tribe planted flowers but these didn't grow due to the humid atmosphere and the scorching heat of the sun. Anxious of the health of the princess, as the ultimate recourse, the babaylan finally summoned all tribespeople to tattoo their bodies with flower or floral accents in lieu of the usual tribal patterns. Amazingly, before the naked eyes of the babaylan and tribespeople, Princess Nabingka recuperated and gained back her youthful prowess and glee. As a gesture of thanksgiving the entire tribe threw a feast while they dance in magnanimity and this time with their bodies tattooed with flower designs.

Upon the arrival of some Spanish conquestadores to the place they discovered this tribe with the unique ritual which they refer to as "Pintados de Flores" or people with flower tattoos. In the advent of early civilization the place became a thriving Christian village and was popularly called Nabingkalan in honor of Princess Nabingka while the dance drama was later on dubbed as Pintaflores.

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Your Story about San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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San Carlos City, 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

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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 >>>
  • 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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