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Ligiron: A Philippine Extreme Sport

For those who love adventure and races, Ligiron may be one of the must-try activities for you. Considered as one of the Extreme Sports in the country, Ligiron already exists in the Philippines decades ago but it was only recently when a team of Negrense (people living in Negros) organized a racing event, which they call “Palumba, Paambak sa Ligiron”. Ligiron comes from the local word Ligid (Wheel) – it literally means “to use the Wheel”. Held last June 9, 2013, people from […]

San Antonio de Padua Church in Sibulan, Negros Oriental

Situated in the town center of Sibulan in Negros Oriental, the simplistic-looking San Antonio de Padua Church welcomes the tourists to the small and peaceful municipality. About two kilometers north of the Dumaguete Airport, Sibulan is one of the many municipalities in the country that is base from Spanish ideas – the Municipal Hall is near the park, churches, schools and trading centers. The bell gabled San Antonio de Padua Church built in 1953 is an example of a simple romanesque architecture. Its […]

Parish Church of Saint Augustine of Hippo

One of the reasons church devotees and travelers visit Negros Oriental is that it is full of historical landmarks. One of these landmarks is an old church named after St. Augustine. The Parish of Saint Augustine of Hippo, situated in the town of Bacong in Negros Oriental, is a glimpse of how the Filipinos build a sturdy structure in the past. Situated at the side of Leon Kilat Park and the Municipal Hall of Bacong, the Parish Parish Church of Saint Augustine of […]

Leon Kilat Monument in Bacong, Negros Oriental

Born on July 27, 1873 in Bacong, Negros Oriental, Pantaleon “Leon Kilat” Villegas (1873-1898) joined the Katipunan while in Manila after the killing of the Visayan anglers in Calle Camba, Binondo on September 1896. Arrested and detained by the Spaniards, Leon Kilat escaped and joined the Revolutionary forces in Cavite on 1897. Tasked by General Emilio Aguinaldo to expand the Revolutionary movement in Cebu on the same year, Leon Kilat led the uprising of Tres De Abril in the town of Cebu on […]

Dumaguete Airport (Sibulan)

Because of the influence of Dumaguete in the Negros Oriental province, the Sibulan Airport is widely recognized by locals as the Dumaguete Airport. The Dumaguete Airport is situated in Barangay Boloc-Boloc, Municipality of Sibulan because there are no more spaces available for a domestic airport in the “University City”. It is located near the border of Sibulan and Dumaguete, about 3-4 kilometers from the city center. The Dumaguete Airport is classified as a Class 1 principal (major domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation […]

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