This Week in Bacolod (March 4 to 10, 2018)

Great weather is in the forecast for Bacolod for the first week of March.

By: Lester Nillos | March 04, 2018
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Great weather is in the forecast this week. However, tourists should be extra careful since there is an increase in road accidents in Bacolod City. Despite this, one can still visit art exhibits around the city and eat avocadoes which are abundant this season.

Clear skies ahead

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A sunny week can be expected in the City of Smiles.

Locals and tourists can look forward to great weather throughout the week. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies with a low chance of thunderstorms will be experienced over Bacolod City this week. Minimum temperature will be at 23°C (75.2°F), while maximum temperature will be at 33°C (89.6°F). The public is advised to bring umbrellas or caps to protect themselves from the heat of the sun. It is also advisable to bring bottled water to keep oneself always hydrated. It is also an ideal time for travelers to go to some resorts in Bacolod because of the good weather.

An increase in road accidents

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A large number of motorcycle accidents have been recorded this year.

Image: Jade Mercado de Castro

Twenty-six cases have been added to the number of traffic accidents in Bacolod City this year. Forty accidents were recorded in 2017 compared to 66 incidents reported this 2018. There is an increase of 65% in the number of accidents in the city, most of them involving motorcycle accidents. [1]

Last month, an ordinance was approved by members of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panglungsod (City Council) requesting related government agencies to study the addition of motorcycle lanes. The main purpose of doing so is to lessen traffic in the city and to minimize motorcycle accidents.

Tastes and sights of Bacolod

Fruit in season: avocado

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Avocadoes are abundant this month.

It is the season for avocadoes this month. An avocado is a large berry with a seed in it. It is sometimes called alligator pear because its shape looks like a pear and its outer skin is textured like an alligator’s. Avocadoes do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fat which is good for the health. Avocadoes can be eaten on their own. They can also be mashed or blended into a drink or dessert. This local favorite can be found at local markets in the city.

Local activity to try: visiting art exhibits

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The Asylum 38 art display featuring the work of Cebuano artists

Image: Block17.Art Space

There are so many things to do in Bacolod City and one of them is visiting art exhibits. Even though National Arts Month is just about to end, there are still many art exhibits to see in Bacolod City. Exhibit dates have been extended until March so tourists can take a look at the masterpieces of local artists in the City of Smiles. Tourists can visit The Negros Museum, Museo Negrense de La Salle, and Hofilena Museum to appreciate different kinds of artwork.

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About Lester Nillos
Lester Nillos is a Bachelor of Arts in Communication graduate from the University of Saint Lasalle. He loves history and is a heritage advocate in his city. He is a content writer during weekdays and a content creator in Youtube on weekends. He dreams to be a well-known blogger like Wil Dasovich someday.
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