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Encyclopedia > Negros Oriental
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Negros Oriental
Region: Central Visayas (Region VII)
Founded: March 10, 1917
Population:
2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest)
Density—208 per km² (41st highest)
Area: 5,402.3 km² (14th largest)
Languages: Cebuano, Ilonggo
Governor: George P. Arnaiz (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_negros_oriental.png

Negros Oriental (also called Oriental Negros) is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. It occupies the southeast half of the island of Negros, with Negros Occidental comprising the northwestern half. It also includes Apo Island a popular dive site for both local and foreign tourists. Negros Oriental faces Cebu to the east across the Tañon Strait and Siquijor to the southeast. The primary spoken language is Cebuano, and the predominant religion is Catholicism. Dumaguete City is the capital, seat of government, and most populous city. Image File history File links Ph_seal_negros_oriental. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 (ethnologue) people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Negros Oriental. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Apo Island is a small volcanic island, 7km off the southeastern tip of Negros Island in the Philippines. ... This article identifies popular recreational diving sites around the world and describes the features of a dive site. ... Cebu is an island of the Philippines. ... Tanon Strait lies between the islands of Negros and Cebu in the Philippines. ... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 (ethnologue) people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place... It has been suggested that Catholic, One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church be merged into this article or section. ... Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ...

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History

Negros Island, the fourth largest island in the Philippines, is believed to have once been part of the island of Mindanao, but was cut off either by continental drift or the rising waters at the end of the ice age.[1] Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines and one of the three island groups in the country, with Luzon and Visayas being the other two. ... The concept of continental drift was first proposed by Alfred Wegener. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


Among the early inhabitants of the island were dark-skinned natives belonging to the Negrito ethnic group, as well as the Chinese and Malays.[2] They called the island "Buglas", a native word which is believed to mean "cut off".[1] The Negritos include the Ati, the Aeta and at least 4 other tribes of the Philippines, the Semang of the Malay peninsula, and 12 Andamanese tribes of the Andaman Islands. ... Malays (Dutch, Malayo, ultimately from Malay: Melayu) are a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia. ...


Spanish explorers on the expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi first came to the island in April 1565. Legaspi dropped anchor in Bohol and sent his men to scout the island.[2] Because of the strong currents of the Tañon Strait between Cebu and Negros, they were carried for several days and forced to land on the western side of the island. They reported seeing many dark-skinned inhabitants, and they called the island "Negros" ("Negro" means "black" in Spanish). The island was sparsely settled at the time, except for a few coastal settlements including Ilog and Binalbagan. In 1571, Legaspi assigned encomiendas on the island to 13 of his men.[2] Augustinian friars began the Christianization of the island the next year. The island was administered as part of the jurisdiction of Oton until 1734 when it became a military district, and Ilog became the capital of the island. The capital was transferred to Himamaylan in 1795. Negros became a politico-militarty province in 1856 and the capital was transferred to Bacolod. Miguel López de Legaspi (1510 - August 20, 1572) was a Spanish Conquistador whose conquest of the Philippine Islands was for the glory of Spain and Christianity. ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Tanon Strait lies between the islands of Negros and Cebu in the Philippines. ... Cebu is an island of the Philippines. ... Ilog is a municipality in the Philippines. ... Binalbagan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... The encomienda system was a trusteeship system used during the Spanish colonization of the Americas, whereby conquistadors were granted trusteeship over the indigenous people they conquered, in an expansion of familiar feudal institutions that had been established in New Castile during the Reconquista. ... The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... St Francis Xavier converting the Paravas: a 19th-century image of the docile heathen Ansgar, the 9th century apostle of the North in an 1830 drawing. ... Oton is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Ilog is a municipality in the Philippines. ... Himamaylan City is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Bacolod City, or simply Bacolod, is the capital and the largest city of Negros Occidental province in the Philippines. ...


Due to its proximity to Mindanao, the southeastern coast of Negros was in constant threat from Moro marauders looking for slaves, and watchtowers were built to protect the Christian villages. The moro raids and Negros Oriental's far distance from the Negros capital in Bacolod led 13 Recollect priests to petition for the division of the island in July 1876.[2] The island of Negros was divided into the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental by a royal decree executed by Governor General Valeriano Weyler on January 1, 1890. Dumaguete City was assigned capital of Negros Oriental. In 1892, Siquijor became a part of Negros Oriental, having previously been administered by Spain under the politico-military province of Bohol. Moro may refer to: Moro Islamic Liberation Front Moro reflex Moors The term Moro (pl. ... A watchtower is a type of fortification used in many parts of the world. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau, marqués de Tenerife (1838 - 1930), Spanish soldier, was born at Palma de Majorca. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ...


The Philippine Revolution reached the province in 1898, disrupting government functions but without bloodshed. Revolutionary troops in the province were composed mostly of farm laborers and other prominent people of the Negros Oriental province who were organized and led by Don Diego de la Viña. The Spanish government in Dumaguete was overthrown on November 24, 1898. Later,the Negros Occidental area under the leadership of Gen. Araneta only,in contrast to the Negros Oriental area under the leadership of Don Diego de la Viña, formed the Cantonal Republic of Negros,a separate government from the more familiar Malolos Republic established in Luzon.[3] In 1901 the Negros Oriental province was reorganized by the United States and a civil government was established with Demetrio Larena as governor. The American government made Siquijor a "sub-province" of Negros Oriental. Negros Oriental became a province under the American civil government on March 10, 1917. In 1934 Negros Oriental became a corregimiento, a separate military district. Under the American colonial government, transportation infrastructure was developed with improvements of roads and new Т125.212.125.87 06:22, 14 September 2006 (UTC)ТТ125.212.125.87 06:22, 14 September 2006 (UTC)bridges.[4] The Philippine Revolution (1896—1898) is a conflict between the native Katipuneros and Spanish colonizers in the Philippines. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


During World War II, the province was invaded by Japanese forces and many residents were forced to flee to the mountains to escape. Negros Island was taken back from the Japanese on August 6, 1945. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the use of images on this page may require cleanup, involving adjustment of image placement, formatting, size, or other adjustments. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


On September 17, 1971, Siquijor finally became an independent province by virtue of Republic Act No. 6396. September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


Geography

The Dumaguete Belfry was built in 1811 to warn townfolks of attacks by maurading pirates.
The Dumaguete Belfry was built in 1811 to warn townfolks of attacks by maurading pirates.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 265 KB)Picture of the Dumaguete Belfry in Dumaguete City along Perdices Street. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 265 KB)Picture of the Dumaguete Belfry in Dumaguete City along Perdices Street. ...

Topography

Negros Oriental occupies the southeast half of the island of Negros, with Negros Occidental comprising the western half. It has a total land area of 5,402.30 km².[5] A chain of rugged mountains separates Negros Oriental from Negros Occidental. Unlike its sister province, which belongs to the Western Visayas region, Negros Oriental belongs to the Central Visayas region. Negros Oriental faces Cebu to the east across the Tañon Strait and Siquijor to the southeast. The Sulu Sea borders it to the south. Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... Cebu is an island of the Philippines. ... Tanon Strait lies between the islands of Negros and Cebu in the Philippines. ... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... The Sulu Sea is a large sea in the southwestern area of the Philippines. ...


The province's topography is characterized by low, grooved mountain ranges which mostly lie close to the shoreline. At the southern end of the province is the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros) stratovolcano which rises to a height of 1864 meters. At the northern end of the province is Mount Canlaon, the highest peak in the island with a height of 2465 meters. There are a few plateaus in the interior to the west of the province. Stratovolcano Mount St. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... Kanlaon Volcano, or Mount Kanlaon, is a stratovolcano on Negros island in the Philippines. ...


Climate

Negros Oriental has a tropical climate. Because of the mountain range running from the north to the south, the province has two types of climatic conditions.[6] The eastern part of the province is characterized by unpronounced maximum rainfall with a short dry season lasting from one to three months. The western half of the province is characterized by a distinct wet season and dry season. Also because of the mountain range, the province is sheltered from the full impact of typhoons originating from the southwest. However, the northern part of the province (from Canlaon City to La Libertad) is in the path of typhoons from the east. A tropical climate is a type of climate typical in the tropics. ... A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ... The dry season is a term commonly used when describing the weather in the tropics. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... Canlaon City is a city located in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... La Libertad is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ...


Demographics

Provincial capitol building in Dumaguete City.
Provincial capitol building in Dumaguete City.

Negros Oriental's total population as of the 2000 census was 1,126,061, making it the 20th most populous province in the country.[7] 34.5% of the population is concentrated in the five cities of Dumaguete, Bayawan, Tanjay, Bais, and Canlaon. The province's average population density is 208 persons per km², lower than the national average of 276 persons per km². Population growth per year is about 2.11%, higher than the national average of 1.92%.[8] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 191 KB)Capitol building of Negros Oriental at Freedom Park in Dumaguete City. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 191 KB)Capitol building of Negros Oriental at Freedom Park in Dumaguete City. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 182 KB)Picture of Silliman Hall of Silliman University in Dumaguete City at the corner of Rizal Boulevard and Silliman Avenue. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 182 KB)Picture of Silliman Hall of Silliman University in Dumaguete City at the corner of Rizal Boulevard and Silliman Avenue. ... Silliman University is a Christian institution of higher education located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ... Bayawan City is a city located in the southern tip of Negros Oriental, Philippines, around 101 kilometers from the provincial capital Dumaguete City and near the provincial border with Negros Occidental. ... Tanjay City is a city located in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Bais City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Canlaon City is a city located in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ...


Cebuano is the main language of the province, spoken by 95% of the population. Hiligaynon is spoken by the remaining 5%, and is common in areas close to the border with Negros Occidental. Filipino and English are generally understood, and are used for official, literary, and educational purposes. Cebuano, also known as Sugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 (ethnologue) people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Catholicism is the predominant religion. It has been suggested that Catholic, One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church be merged into this article or section. ...


Education

Dumaguete City, the provincial capital, is known as a university town due to the existence of four universities and colleges in the relatively small city. Silliman University (established 1901), the first American-Protestant university in Asia, is the largest in the province and distinguished as an institution of higher education in the Visayas. The city is also the site of St. Paul University of Dumaguete City (SPUD), the first Paulinian school in the Philippines founded in 1904. The other universities are Negros Oriental State University and Foundation University. The Colegio De Sta. Catalina De Alejandria (COSCA) and Don Bosco Schools can be also found in the city. There are also institutions and colleges inside (e.g. AMA Computer College) and outside the city. A University town or University city, like a College town, is a community which is dominated by its university population which includes students, professors and other university employees. ... Silliman University is a Christian institution of higher education located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Negros Oriental State University (formerly Central Visayas Polytechnic College) is a university in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental in the Philippines. ... Foundation University is a Philippine educational institution in Dumaguete City in the province of Negros Oriental. ...


Culture

Each town in Negros Oriental celebrates an annual town fiesta, usually dedicated to a saint who is the patron of the town. In some of the larger towns, there are particular fiestas for specific neighborhoods or barangays. The Fiestas patronales are yearly celebrations held in countries influenced by Spanish culture. ... In several forms of the church of Christianity, but especially in Roman Catholicism, a patron saint has special affinity for a trade or group. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ...


Additionally, the Buglasan Festival, which was revived in 2001, is celebrated annually in October and is hailed as Negros Oriental's "festival of festivals".[9]


Economy

With its vast fertile land resources, Negros Oriental's major industry is agriculture. The primary crops are sugarcane, corn, coconut and rice. In the coastal area, fishing is the main source of income. People are also involved in cattle ranches, fish ponds and logging. There are also mineral deposits like gold, silver and copper. Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions... Sweetcorn (or sweet corn, also known as sugar corn), is a hybridized variety of maize (Zea mays), specifically bred to increase the sugar content. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice refers to two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. (The term wild rice can refer to wild... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called crocadiles in vernacular and contemporary usage, kine or kyne in pre-modern English, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Fishponds (see water garden) Fishpond is also a term for harmless & humorous taunt, typically a one-liner, which is given to any individual during a group game. ... Loggers on break, c. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ...


Negros Oriental is also becoming a notable tourist destination in the Visayas. Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. ...


Administration

Map of Negros Oriental (click for larger version).
Map of Negros Oriental (click for larger version).

Negros Oriental is subdivided into 20 municipalities and 5 cities, which are further subdivided into 557 barangays. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x650, 36 KB)Map of Negros Oriental. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x650, 36 KB)Map of Negros Oriental. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ...


Dumaguete City is the provincial capital and seat of government. It is also the most populous city, despite having the smallest land area. Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ...

City Population Area (km²) Pop. density (per km²)
Bais City 68,115 319.64 213.1
Bayawan City 101,391 699.08 145.0
Canlaon City 46,548 170.93 273.3
Dumaguete City 102,265 33.62 3041.8
Tanjay City 70,169 276.05 254.2
Municipality Population Area (km²) Pop. density (per km²)
Amlan 19,227 111.85 171.9
Ayungon 40,744 265.10 153.7
Bacong 23,219 40.30 576.2
Basay 21,366 162.00 131.9
Bindoy 34,773 173.70 200.2
Dauin 21,077 114.10 184.7
Guihulngan 83,448 388.56 214.8
Jimalalud 26,756 139.50 191.8
La Libertad 35,122 139.60 251.6
Mabinay 64,451 319.44 201.8
Manjuyod 37,863 264.60 143.1
Pamplona 32,790 202.20 162.2
San Jose 15,665 54.46 287.6
Santa Catalina 67,197 523.10 128.5
Siaton 64,258 335.90 191.3
Sibulan 37,523 163.00 230.2
Tayasan 30,477 154.20 197.6
Valencia 24,365 147.49 165.2
Vallehermoso 33,914 101.25 335.0
Zamboanguita 23,338 85.86 271.8

For purposes of legislative representation, the cities and municipalities are grouped into three congressional districts, with each district electing a congressman to the House of Representatives of the Philippines. Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Bais City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Bayawan City is a city located in the southern tip of Negros Oriental, Philippines, around 101 kilometers from the provincial capital Dumaguete City and near the provincial border with Negros Occidental. ... Canlaon City is a city located in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ... Tanjay City is a city located in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Amlan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Ayungon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Bacong is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Basay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Bindoy is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Dauin is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Guihulngan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Jimalalud is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... La Libertad is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Mabinay is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Manjuyod is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Pamplona is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... San Jose is a 5th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Santa Catalina is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Siaton is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Sibulan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Tayasan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Valencia is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Vallehermoso is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Zamboanguita is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ...

  • 1st district: Canlaon, Vallehermoso, Guihulngan, La Libertad, Jimalalud, Tayasan, Ayungon, Bindoy, Manjuyod
  • 2nd district: Amlan, Bais, Mabinay, Pamplona, San Jose, Sibulan, Tanjay
  • 3rd district: Bacong, Basay, Bayawan, Dauin, Santa Catalina, Siaton, Valencia, Zamboanguita

Transportation

A motorized pedicab in Dumaguete City.
A motorized pedicab in Dumaguete City.

Negros Oriental has a network of roads, including a national road that spans the circumference of Negros Island. National and provincial roads in the province total more than 900 kilometers, though only about half of these are paved.[10] Image File history File links Pedicab. ... Image File history File links Pedicab. ... Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ... Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ...


A large portion of residents do not own private vehicles, and are totally reliant on public transport. The main form of public transport between the cities and municipalities of the province largely consists of privately operated jeepneys that link major towns to rural areas. For short distances within a town, motorized tricycles (locally known as pedicabs) are available. Jeepneys are a popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. ... Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ...


The Dumaguete Airport located in Sibulan is the province's only government-operated airport.[10] It is a domestic airport with multiple daily flights to and from Manila, served by Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific. Based on 2002 statistics, an average of 5,800 outgoing passengers and 5,700 incoming passengers pass through the airport every month.[10] Dumaguete Airport is a major commercial domestic airport in the Philippines, and the only commercial airport in the province of Negros Oriental. ... Sibulan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... A Domestic airport is an airport which handles only domestic flights or flights within the same country. ... Manila (Filipino: Maynila) is the capital of the Philippines. ... Air Philippines is an airline based in Pasay City, in the Philippines. ... Cebu Pacific Air is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. ...


The primary seaport of the province is located in Dumaguete City. Additionally, there are five other seaports in the province classified as tertiary.[11] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Dumaguete City is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Panay News - Negros History
  2. ^ a b c d WOW Philippines - Negros Oriental history
  3. ^ Worldstatesmen.org - Philippines - Republic of Negros
  4. ^ Asia-planet.net - Dumaguete/Negros Oriental
  5. ^ GlobalPinoy, Travel - Negros Oriental
  6. ^ Agribiz Oriental - Climate
  7. ^ National Statistics Office
  8. ^ Negros Oriental economic indicators
  9. ^ [http://www.inq7.net/reg/2003/oct/25/reg_8-1.htm Inq7.net - The 'fantastic' Buglasan Festival of Dumaguete]
  10. ^ a b c Agribiz Oriental - Transportation
  11. ^ Department of Trade and Industry - Negros Oriental

External links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of Negros Oriental

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14 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture); Batha, Biltine, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti, Chari-Baguirmi, Guera, Kanem, Lac, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo-Kebbi, Moyen-Chari, Ouaddai, Salamat, Tandjile
10 provinces (provinces, singular - province) and one city* (ville); Bandundu, Bas-Congo, Equateur, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental, Katanga, Kinshasa*, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale, Sud-Kivu
19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres
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