Visit to Negros is not complete without knowing their culture at the same their arts., According to our Speaker, Sir Ver Pacete, that history is the record of past ,events, with particular person or place.
Historians are someone who specialize on history, and starting today I love to begin their role in the society.
According to :Negros Occ. Travel Information:
The island of “BUGLAS” was discovered in April 1565 by the crew members of the boat Esteban de Rodriguez, making Juan de Aguirre the first Spaniard to set foot on the island. From the accounts of these men, it was inhabited by short, dark-skinned natives called “Negrillos” – which gave rise to the present name of the island: NEGROS.
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL DESCRIPTIONS
Often referred to as the land of genteel people large sugar plantations, Negros Occidental is blessed with beautiful natural scenery, unexplored waterfalls and mountains, white sand beaches, and crystal springs.
Negros Occidental’s wealth has always been its land, people, its cuisine. These elements make this destination wonderful and unforgeable.
Strategically located as part of the Western Visayas Region, the province of Occidental Negros occupies the western portion of Negros Island. It is bounded to the north by the Visayan Sea; to the east by the province of l Negros and partly by Tañon Strait; to the west by the Strait of Guimaras; and to the south by Sulu Sea.
Negros Occidental has long been a center of culture
and arts, the wealth brought about by the sugar industry that the Negrense principalia enjoyed best.
Balay Negrense on Cinco de Noviembre Street
Silay City – to the north of the capital Bacolod City ,Nicknamed the “Paris of Negros” is the culture and artist center of Western Visayas it boasts of 30 heritage houses declared by the national historical institute, most notable of which is the Balay Negrense, it is also the hometown of National Artist ofthe Philippines for Architecture Leandro Locsin and International Mezzo-Soprano Conchita Gaston.
This blossoming in art was due to the economical importance of the area during the Spanish era, Negros became probably the most hispanic area and pro-Spanish area, due to the enormous investments of Spain in the sugar business.
Another famous treasure of Negrense art heritage can be found in Victoria’s City, within the confines of the Victoria’s Milling Company in its chapel is the world famous mural of the Angry Christ, painted by artist Alfonso Ossorio,a scion of the Ossorio family who owned the mill.
For you, better visit Negros for you to know what are the places that Negros become popular.