Passenger volume in Bacolod up
The passenger volume in Bacolod displayed an increase in the first seven months of 2018. According to the Philippine Ports Authority, the favorable passenger traffic was driven primarily by the domestic interisland travel of Bacoleños . Sea-traveling vessels like Ro-Ro (roll-on/roll-off) vessels, fast craft, and motorized bancas are some of the primary modes of transportation in the island. Since we are already in “-ber” months, the passenger volume is expected to further increase. If you are from the nearby islands planning to visit Bacolod during MassKara Festival and Christmas season, it is recommended to book your sea-trips beforehand.
Illegal resorts in Patag grow in number
Patag, a highland barangay in Silay City, is dubbed as one of the top tourist destinations in the country. That is the reason why resorts and other structures are greatly increasing in the area. However, Mayor Mark Golez pointed out that there are a lot of resort owners in the area who don’t have business, building, occupancy, and discharge permits. He requested to the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP) to deputize the local government of Silay to regulate illegal structures within Patag .
Kiosk application for MasKara Festival starts
The application for kiosk operations at the Bacolod Public Plaza and the Bacolod City Government Center grounds for the MassKara Festival has already started last week. If you are planning to put up your business within the area, proceed to the MassKara Office, Tourism Building on San Juan Street. Applications will be accommodated from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Rates range from PhP14,000 to PhP20,000 depending on the location. The MassKara Festival will kick off on October 8 .