daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Asian Forums > Philippine Forums > Around the Philippines > Transport, Urban Planning and Infrastructure > Urban Planning



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


View Poll Results: ..
.. 0 0%
.. 0 0%
Voters: 0. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old March 13th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #1
Kiel
黄孟義
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manila
Posts: 257
Likes (Received): 0

Negros Island

I looked around the forum to see information about this but couldn't find any... so I was wondering: Is there anyone here living in Bacolod? I was just curious about how it looked like and etc because I'm going there for a track meet somewhere in April How is it like? What are the good places to eat and go while there?

Thanks in advance ;P
__________________
Philippines, Asia's paradise
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 - the new hub of the Philippines....coming ___

Asia's World City - 香 港 Hong Kong!
Let's PUSHITFORWARD
Kiel no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old March 15th, 2005, 10:25 AM   #2
mhe-ann
Federer Express!!!
 
mhe-ann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Batangas, Laguna
Posts: 694
Likes (Received): 0

A workmate just came back from a weeklong vacation in Bacolod. I haven't been there so I just dunno how the place looks like. She brought 'PIAYA' and it's taste good.
__________________
Better is the one of little means who is walking in his integrity than anyone crooked in [his] ways, although he is rich. - Prov. 28:6
mhe-ann no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 15th, 2005, 12:42 PM   #3
Kiel
黄孟義
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manila
Posts: 257
Likes (Received): 0

Ah... ic What's piaya? :P
__________________
Philippines, Asia's paradise
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 - the new hub of the Philippines....coming ___

Asia's World City - 香 港 Hong Kong!
Let's PUSHITFORWARD
Kiel no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 15th, 2005, 01:06 PM   #4
KulasKusgan
Budotz
 
KulasKusgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Isla Verde
Posts: 1,224
Likes (Received): 58

piaya is their native delicacy. parang flattened na hopia. but its caramerilzed ata kc sweeter. anyways, negros is the philippines' sugar capital.
__________________
Atsup Boulevard!
KulasKusgan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 15th, 2005, 03:45 PM   #5
kiretoce
I got my eye on you.
 
kiretoce's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: United States of Amnesia
Posts: 24,489
Likes (Received): 261

Piaya and Pinasugbu are totally a Bacolod (or Negros for that matter) staple "pasalubong."
__________________
You're gonna wish you never had met me.
Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep.
kiretoce no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #6
sugarboy
Talonggo gid ya!
 
sugarboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 776
Likes (Received): 0

Bacolod People

There's a saying about Bacolod which goes:

Apart from the place, IT'S THE PEOPLE

Hence, when in Bacolod, you should get to know real Bacolenos.

Also, allow me to say that the best food in the city is not found in a restaurant. You have to be invited to a Saturday family lunch to savor the delectable dishes prepared by the family kusinera.

try visiting... http://bacolod75.greatestcities.com
sugarboy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2005, 07:29 AM   #7
mhe-ann
Federer Express!!!
 
mhe-ann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Batangas, Laguna
Posts: 694
Likes (Received): 0

stranded daw un mga byahe going to Bacolod dahil dun sa Typhoon Auring?
__________________
Better is the one of little means who is walking in his integrity than anyone crooked in [his] ways, although he is rich. - Prov. 28:6
mhe-ann no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2005, 12:22 PM   #8
Kiel
黄孟義
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manila
Posts: 257
Likes (Received): 0

ooh thanks for all the information

Baka nga na stranded yung mga passengers, I mean the rains have been pretty strong... even here in Manila =/
__________________
Philippines, Asia's paradise
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 - the new hub of the Philippines....coming ___

Asia's World City - 香 港 Hong Kong!
Let's PUSHITFORWARD
Kiel no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #9
Kiel
黄孟義
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manila
Posts: 257
Likes (Received): 0

As promised, here are some pictures of Bacolod from my recent visit ;P

First of all, I must say that Bacolod is indeed a great place to go to. It is full of vitality but very peaceful and clean too!




Panaad Stadium at Bacolod




Cityscape; downtown Bacolod


Aerial view of Bacolod







Some more pictures of the city





Leaving you again with the impressive Panaad stadium
__________________
Philippines, Asia's paradise
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 - the new hub of the Philippines....coming ___

Asia's World City - 香 港 Hong Kong!
Let's PUSHITFORWARD

Last edited by Kiel; April 18th, 2005 at 01:20 PM.
Kiel no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2005, 01:01 PM   #10
chymera00
Strangely Normal
 
chymera00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bikini Bottom
Posts: 426
Likes (Received): 201



What is that white road thinggy on the upper right? and those 2 big white roofed structures on the lower right???
__________________
.
Marcos Detourist Join my adventures in Iloilo, The Philippines, and around Asia!
-
Detourista | Explore Iloilo | Ambot-ah!
chymera00 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #11
tyronne
Khal vezhven!
 
tyronne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Villasis, Pangasinan, PH
Posts: 2,118
Likes (Received): 43

Panaad Stadium looks all set for the upcoming SEA Games
__________________
Twitter: @terong0918 | Instagram: @terong0918 | WeChat: tyronne0918 | BBM Pin: 7a5293b6
tyronne no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #12
Thunderflip
Selbstmordberliner
 
Thunderflip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Iloilo (PHL); Dublin (IRL)
Posts: 298
Likes (Received): 4

Wow, cool stadium! We need lots of those in the country! Does Manila have something like that too?

Bacalod has lots of place for future development!!!!
__________________
Feel the rhythm of the Philippine Islands...
Being different is not a burden, it is a privelege...
Life...what is that, a dream?
Thunderflip no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 03:59 AM   #13
bustero
Registered User
 
bustero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,052
Likes (Received): 3

Philippine National Infrastructure and Urban Planning

BY KERLYN G. BAUTISTA, Reporter
Mindanao rail planned
Germany, Saudi Arabia to put money in Cagayan-Cotabato phase

Germany and Saudi Arabia are investing over P18.1 billion to partially finance the construction of an 82.5-kilometer mass transit system that will link the cities of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog, Marawi, and Cotabato in Mindanao by 2008.

This project, estimated to cost $520 million or over P28 billion, is expected to benefit 60,000 to 90,000 commuters daily in the Iligan-Cagayan de Oro "Industrial Corridor."

Transport Undersecretary Guiling A. Mamondiong told BusinessWorld yesterday that Germany would invest 220 million euros or P15.4 billion this year for the railway’s electronics and mechanicals.

Through German technology company Siemens, it will also provide 12 trains with travel speeds of 80-150 kilometers per hour. It will also put up ticketing, signaling, and communication systems.

Saudi Arabia will also lend $40 million and donate another $10 million, or a total of P2.705 billion, for the project.

The official said the government would also seek funding from Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Libya, Brunei, and Thailand, which would do the feasibility study on the railway. Civil works will start in 2006. Project completion is scheduled for 2008.

"This will be the first major railway system outside Metro Manila, something that is well in line with the decongestion of the metro. After these rail projects are finished, we think we can have 40% reduction in our oil import," he said.

The government is proposing to build the Mindanao Railway System, a six-phase, 2,000-kilometer circumferential railway system.

Its first phase will connect Iligan and Cotabato. Phase two will connect Gingoog, Butuan, and Surigao. Phase three will connect Butuan, Monkayo, and Davao. Phase four will connect Davao, General Santos and Cotabato. Phase five will connect Iligan, Aurora, Dipolog, Liloy, Ipil and Zamboanga, and phase six will connect Cagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Damulog, and Davao.
bustero no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 04:55 AM   #14
queetz@home
ASF Chief Mod (retired)
 
queetz@home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Ortigas (Pasig City)
Posts: 1,831
Likes (Received): 38

WTF???? Is this for real?
queetz@home no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 05:14 AM   #15
ryanr
Registered non-User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,431
Likes (Received): 13

Siemens Trains...wow. Yeah, its for real...although that project has been delayed for decades now. Hopefully it will finally push through.
ryanr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 08:25 AM   #16
SKYLINEPIGEON
slightly used
 
SKYLINEPIGEON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
Posts: 1,573
Likes (Received): 0

at last this will surely bring tremendous economic and social benefits to the people of mindanao and hopefully everybody muslims and christians alike will benefit from this infrastructure and contribute to peace and prosperty in this troubled region of our country
__________________
Camp Boss
SKYLINEPIGEON no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 10:24 AM   #17
richard fischer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: rauenberg
Posts: 3,102
Likes (Received): 686

fantastic ! that would bring great prosperity to troubled mindanao ! but i cannot find any matches on the siemens homepage nor on german governments infrastructure/loans-to-the-phil. pages....hopefully this is not another illfated project like T 3 at NAIA with fraport. does anyone have some tips where i can find more about this project ?
salamat !
richard fischer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 10:36 AM   #18
Solblanc
hot
 
Solblanc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Manila
Posts: 2,239
Likes (Received): 150

Quote:
Originally Posted by richard fischer
fantastic ! that would bring great prosperity to troubled mindanao ! but i cannot find any matches on the siemens homepage nor on german governments infrastructure/loans-to-the-phil. pages....hopefully this is not another illfated project like T 3 at NAIA with fraport. does anyone have some tips where i can find more about this project ?
salamat !
as much as we'd all like to find information about many projects, the digging process is pretty difficult not every project has a website, and sometimes, if they did, it would be crap. After all, unlike skyscraper projects, infra projects don't feel the need to advertise anything other than Gloria's face After continuous digging, I'm sorry to say that your best source for info is most probably here

If you're not content with the info here, you're free to dig on your own. News articles contain the most information at times, but they can be dreadfully repetitive. The NEDA site also lists infra projects and what status of red-tape they're in. Other government sites may have a tidbit or two, as well

Anyways, back on topic, this is such a cool project, but I can't help but feel that these trains are probably way better that what northrail is gonna get
__________________
Don't hate me for being handsome. Hate me for being handsome AND smart
Solblanc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 10:44 AM   #19
ryanr
Registered non-User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,431
Likes (Received): 13

Yeah, Siemens trains are definitely better than any Chinese DMU trains Northrail will get. If only Northrail also got Siemens rolling stock
ryanr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2005, 03:13 PM   #20
KulasKusgan
Budotz
 
KulasKusgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Isla Verde
Posts: 1,224
Likes (Received): 58

i hope it will push through. studies on that mindanao-wide network were conducted during ramos administration pa ata.
__________________
Atsup Boulevard!
KulasKusgan no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
development, mindanao, negros island, volcanoes

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu