The Third District of Negros Occidental

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Welcome to the Third District of Negros Occidental - gateway to the best and exciting opportunities of Negros Occidental.

Home to the province’s top tourist attraction – the scenic Mambukal Resort of Murcia; the captivating world-renowned Ruins of Talisay; the popular park and playground, the Campuestohan High Land Resort of Talisay; the historic Patag in Silay; the cool Victorias’ Gawahon Falls; and the museums of Silay and Talisay – Balay ni Tana Dacang, Balay Negrense, Jalandoni Museum and the Ramon Hofileña Ancestral House.

This is where Bacolod-Silay Airport is located and is home to the country’s premier sugar mills, Victorias Milling Company and First Farmers Milling Company.

The Third District covers the component cities of Silay, Talisay, and Victorias; and the municipalities of Murcia and E.B. Magalona.  It has a total of 115 barangays.

Victorias City is home to

Soon after the inauguration of the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road or BSAAR in November 2013, Cong. Albee requested the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to categorize BSAAR as a national road to ensure that additional construction and maintenance be properly funded by the National Government. BSAAR lighting continues with rows of new lamp posts on both sides. Soon it will be a four-lane road with the ongoing widening. Also ongoing is the airport road extension to reach Barangay E. Lopez in Silay City. Under process is the extension of the BSAAR, Cong. Albee had announced, to reach Victorias City.

Along the national highway going north towards the poblacion of E.B. Magalona, turning right at the crossroad that leads to Barangay Sto. Niño stands a monument dedicated to Lt. Elias Magbanua, one of the brave leaders of men and women who fought against the American contingent in August to September 1899 at what was then known as Fort Guintabuan, stronghold of the Iloilo and Negros warriors.Elias Magbanua, born in Pototan, Iloilo was brother of Teresa Magbanua, the first woman fighter in Panay and was known as the Joan of Arc of the Visayas.

The historic Balay ni Tana Dicang and the Don Aniceto Lacson Ancentral House also known as the Claparols Mansion in Talisay City offer very interesting insights into the life and lifestyle of the landed Negrenses during the glorious days of the sugar industry.

The ancestral and heritage homes, and museums of Silay City, among them - Balay Negrense, Ramon Hofileña Ancestral House, and The Mansion offer a rich glimpse of why it became known as the Paris of Negros in the 1900s.

The hauntingly awesome, The Ruins in Talisay City.

In the heart of Silay City stands the Church of San Diego, built in 1780 with bamboo and nipa and was the first recorded Catholic Church in Silay. Today it is among the most beautiful in the island with its distinctive dome and was declared in 1994 as Pro- Cathedral.

Where devotees from all over the province visit every first Friday of each month, the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Church erected by the Recollect friars who settled in Negros in the 18th century, in the City of Talisay.

A bountiful harvest of blue crabs in the coastal Barangay of Madalag in the town of Enrique B. Magalona and the lush mangrove plantations that protect the coastline.

Lanzones at it sweetest in Barangay Concepcion in Talisay City in the months of August to October.

The Mambukal Resort, summer capital of Negros Occidental, at the foot of Kanlaon Volcano in the municipality of Murcia.

A breath-talking view of the Gawahon Falls in uplands of Victorias City.

The exciting theme park Campuestohan High Land Resort of Talisay City.

Victorias Milling Company, Inc. built in Victorias in 1921, stands as one of the largest sugar operation in the world today.

The St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church built between 1949-1950, inside the VICMICO compound showcases the skills and creativity of local artisans who highlighted Filipino identity and craftsmanship in their work. Today it is known all over the world as the “Church of the Angry Christ”.

The Third District is where most of the tertiary educational institutions and training centers in the province are located, among them the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College in Talisay City.