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Western Visayas

Is one of the regions of the


Philippines, designated as Region VI.
It consists of 6 province and 16 cities
making it the region with the highest
number of cities.
Iloilo City is the regional center.
Is composed of six provinces and the
highly urbanized cities of Bacolod and
Iloilo.

6 Provinces of Western
Visayas
Provinces
Capital
1. Aklan
- Kalibo
2. Antique
- San Jose
3. Capiz
- Roxas City
4. Guimaras
- Jordan
5. Iloilo
- Iloilo City
6. Negros Occidental - Bacolod City

AKLAN Province

AKLAN
Its capital is Kalibo.
Queen of the Philippine Fabrics
Rambutan Center of Asia
The oldest province in the Philippines
organized in 1213.
Originally known as Minuro it Akean

AKLANs Industry & Economy


The province of Aklan is designated
as a first class province.
Innovations were made out of this
fabric to suit the demanding supply of
the fashion market. Dyed abaca
cloths are made into place mats.
bags, wall decors, fans, etc.

AKLANs Industry & Economy


Beyond Boracay and the Ati-atihan, one
can also find a dream possession in the
province - the Pia cloth, considered as
the "Queen of the Philippine Fabrics,"
and other fineries made from it.
The Pia cloth is considered a prime
produce of Kalibo, weaved from its
unique crude wooden or bamboo
handloom that changed little from
eight centuries ago.

AKLANs Industry &


Economy
Pia Cloth/ Pia Fiber

AKLANs Industry & Economy


Lezo, one of the 17 municipalities of
Aklan, is known for its red clay, which
the natives use to make pots, vases
and various novelty items.
Boracay Islands
Tourism is the main industry.

Ati-Atihan Festival

AKLANs Tourist
Attraction
Boracay Island
Apart from its white sand beaches,
Boracay is also famous for being one
of the world's top destinations for
relaxation. It is also emerging among
the top destinations for tranquility
and nightlife.

AKLANs Tourist Attraction


Ati-Atihan Festival
Is a feast held
annually in January in
honor of the Santo
Nio concluding on
the third Sunday, in
the island and town of
Kalibo,Aklan in the
Philippines. The name
"Ati-Atihan" means "to
be like Aetas" or
"make believe Ati's."

AKLANs Tourist Attraction


Fauna, Philippine Spotted
Deer
Several species endemic to
the Philippines are found in
the province. Example
include endangered animals
such the Philippine Spotted
Deer (Cervus alfredi), the
Visayan warty pig (Sus
cebifrons), and the Tarictic
Hornbill (Penelopides panini).
As of 2007,conservation
efforts are being made by the
Aklan State University and
the DENR with varying
success.

AKLANs Tourist Attraction


Freedom Shrine

AKLANs Tourist Attraction


Kalantiaw Shrine, Bataan

AKLANs Tourist Attraction


Ignito Cave, Barauanga
Locally known as Elephant Cave due to its
appearance. Beautiful limestone formation of
stalagmites, stalactites and other crystalline
forms abound. It has a skylight in one of its
chamber that lets in a soft glow of light in noon
time.

ANTIQUE Province

ANTIQUEs Industry &


Economy
Tourism
Agriculture
production of palay
copra
corn
legumes (peanut, beans, other beans)
muscovado sugar
root crops
cegetables
mango
banana

ANTIQUEs Industry &


Economy
Fishery
By the end of the year,
preliminary data for the
Bureau of Agricultural
Statistics (BAS) reported
that the total volume of
fishery products reached
24,299 metric tons. The
aquaculture sector
yields the highest
production during the
inclusion of seaweeds in
this sector.

ANTIQUEs Industry &


Economy
Livestock and poultry
Livestock and poultry raising in the
province is through backyard or
commercial system of production.
Forestry
Forest products include bamboo,
rattan, buri, bariw, nito, log, charcoal,
abaca, herbal vines and plants,wild a
flowers and others..

ANTIQUEs Industry &


Economy
Trade, Commerce, Industry
Major products shipped out of the
province
are
palay,
rice,
copra,
muscovado sugar, legumes, fruits and
vegetables, livestock, fish and fish
preparations,
and
seaweeds.
Manufacture items like native gifts, toys,
and housewares are sold in major cities
of the country and abroad.Principal
mined products exported include coal,
marble, silica, copper and gemstones.

ANTIQUEs Industry &


Economy
Trade, Commerce, Industry
The capital town of San Jose de Buenavista is the center of
business in the area. Potential growth areas include the towns of
Culasi, Pandan and Sibalom. Investment opportunities with good
prospects in the province are:
Sugar industry
Seaweed processing
Marble processing
Gemstone and semi-precious stone processing
Coco oil mill
Livestock and poultry processing
Food Processing
Marine products processing
Furniture, handicraft, metalcraft
Fiber extraction/processing/weaving
High value crop production
Feed/Feed Milling

ANTIQUEs Industry &


Economy
Mineral Resources
Metallic
copper, gold, chromite, pyrite, iron,
manganese and Ferro alloy and
limestone.
Non Metallic
Sulfides, clay, sulfur, oil and
gemstones, Marble

ANTIQUEs Tourist
Attraction
Sira-An Hot Spring
Raflesia

ANTIQUEs Tourist
Attraction
Tibiao has the Bugtong Bato Falls and
the Fish SPA
Sebaste has the Igpasungaw Falls,
the Sebaste Inland Resort and the
most visited Saint Blaise Church,
where devotees of St. Blaise make a
pilgrimage every year during the
annual fiesta.

ANTIQUEs Tourist
Attraction
Tibiao has the Bugtong Bato Falls and
the Fish SPA

ANTIQUEs Tourist
Attraction
Pandan has Malumpati Health Spring and
Bugang River

declared the cleanest body of water in the wholewhere


rafting and river boating can be experienced. This is the
most developed tourism area with a tour package. Libertad
is famous for its bariw mat and bag weaving.
Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran as the cleanest inland body
of water in the Philippines
2006, Gold winner in the International Green Apple
Environment Award for Environmental Best Practice, Local
Authorities and Ecotourism in London.
1st runner up during the Hiyas ng Turismo 2006 Nationwide
Search
2005 winner during the Dangal ng Ilod during the First
Summit on the State of the Philippine Revir

ANTIQUEs Tourist
Attraction
Bugang River

ANTIQUEs Tourist
Attraction
Binirayan Festival

ANTIQUEs Tourist
Attraction
Caluya, Hidden Gym in Antique

CAPIZs Province

Windowpane Oyster

CAPIZs Industry & Economy


Dubbed as the Seafood Capital of
the Philippines, Capiz boasts of its
80-kilometer
coastline
and
wide
expanse of swampy lands easily
converted into fishponds. It holds one
of the richest fishing grounds and a
major contributor in the aquamarine
industry of the Philippines.

CAPIZs Industry & Economy


Shell Craft

CAPIZs Industry & Economy


Farming and Fishing
Farming
Primary agricultural raw products are
rice, corn, coconut, sugarcane, banana
and cut flower. Apart from a surplus of
agricultural products.

CAPIZs Industry & Economy


Fishing
A major supplier of prawn and milk fish
of the country. Other agro-industrial
harvests include blue marlin, squid,
oysters, shrimp, seaweed, squid and
angel wings. Rich fish ponds attract
investors to venture into prawn culture,
prawn feed manufacture, seaweed
farming and the distribution and
processing of other marine products.

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Roxas City
Birthplace of Manuel
Roxas Located in
the city proper; a
two-storey
hardwood stone
house of the First
President of the
Thirdn Philippine
Republic President
Manuel Roxas, now
a historical shrine.

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Ang Panubli-On
Ang Panubli-On (Roxas City
Museum)
originally built
in 1910
as a water tank; it
now stands as a
museum. It has
memorabilia of
Illustrious
sons and
daughters of
Roxas
City; collections of
religious icons,
artifacts artworks.

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Culajao Mangrove Eco-Park
Experience a breath-taking view of the
4.69 hectare mangrove reservation
zone

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


People's Park (La Playa de Roxas)

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Santa Monica Parish Church

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Municipality of Tapaz
Pangilatan Falls

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Municipality of Pilar
Balisong Cave

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Municipality of Dumalag
Suhot Cave And Spring

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


St. Martin of Tours Parish Church

CAPIZs Tourist Attraction


Moro Tower

GUIMARAS Province

GUIMARAS
Among the smallest provinces, its
capital is Jordan
The province consists primarily of
Guimaras Island, and also includes
Inampulugan,
Guiwanon
(or
Guiuanon),
Panobolon,
Natunga,
Nadulao,
and
many
minor
surrounding islands.

GUIMARAS Industry &


Economy
The province is basically agricultural
with
palay,
coconut,
mango,
vegetables, livestock, poultry and
fishing as major products. Its major
industries
are
tourism,
fruit
processing, coconut processing, fish
farming, handicrafts making, mining,
quarrying and lime production.

GUIMARAS Industry &


Economy
Guimaras is well known for its
agricultural
crops,
particularly
mangoes, where some 50,000 of
these
trees
are
planted.
The
Guimaras
Island
is
famous
for
producing some of the sweetest
mangoes in the world.

GUIMARAS Industry &


Economy
Mango

GUIMARAS Industry &


Economy
Mango jam and other products are
available at the Trappist Monastery.

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


Guimaras is also well known for its
white sand beaches, pristine seas, and
secluded off shore islets. Among its
most popular destinations include
Alubihod Bay with its calm waters, and
Guisi Beach, where visitors could enjoy
the provinces natural beauty.

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


Beachfront of Alubihod Bay in Nueva
Valencia

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


Raymen Beach Resort in Alubihod Bay

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


View of Guisi Beach from a nearby hill
where an 18th century lighthouse
rests.

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


One can relax and be be at peace in
the many hidden islands and bays of
Guimaras.

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


Theres a lot of places to go and things
to do in Guimaras for those seeking a
fun adventure

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


Guimaras is host to many religious
destinations and events such as
Balaan Bukid in Jordan Town

GUIMARAS Tourist Attraction


Navalas Church in Buenavista Town

ILOILO Province

ILOILO Tourist Attraction


Dinagyang Festival
The Iloilo
Dinagyang
Festival is a
showcase of the rich
heritage, colorful
history,
passionate
devotion, and funloving spirit of the
Ilonggo
people. The
festival traces its
roots as a
thanksgiving.

ILOILO Tourist Attraction


ILOILO CHURCHES

ILOILO Tourist Attraction


Miag-ao Church
The iconic Church of Sto.Tomas de Villanueva commonly
known as Miag-ao Church, sits proudly in the municipality of
Miag-ao. Constructed in 1787 and completed 10 years after,
it is one of the four baroque churches in the Philippines
inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

ILOILO Tourist Attraction


Molo Church
The Parish of St. Anne in Molo takes pride in having a GothicRenaissance architecture. Its interior is flanked by five
wooden altars but the main one appears to have been
painted in gold as of my last visit.

ILOILO Tourist Attraction


San Joaquin Church
What makes San Joaquin Church unique is its striking
pediment adorned by military relief motif featuring the
triumph of Spanish Army of Africa over the Moroccan
Army during the Battle of Tetuan in 1860. Sitting on an
elevated hill near the shoreline, it was built out of
limestone from the mountains of Igbaras and white corals
from San Joaquin in 1869. San Joaquin Church was
declared in 1974 as a National Cultural Treasure by the
National Historical Institute.

ILOILO Tourist Attraction


Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles commonly
known as Jaro Cathedral, the seat of the Archdiocese of Jaro,
has two stairs attached to its faade leading to the
miraculous image of the patron saint enclosed on a glass.

ILOILO Tourist Attraction


Iloilo Beaches and Islands
Like most destinations in the Pacific, Iloilo is blessed with
beautiful coastlines and islands teeming with scenic
seascapes and diverse marine life.

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Province

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Industry & Economy
Agriculture, Sugarcane, Corn
fishing industry
One of the country's largest copper
mines is located in Sipalay City
It is also the Business Process
Outsourcing
(BPO)
hub
of
the
Western Visayas Region of the
Philippines

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Infrastructure
Bacolod-Silay International Airport

Kabankalan City Domestic Airport

Panaad Park and Stadium

Bacolod City Domestic Airport

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Notable People
Entertainment
Saicy Aguila actress, dancer, former Pinoy Big Brother: Season 2
housemate
Grendel Alvarado fashion model, winner of Philippines' Next Top
Model
Erica Arlante-Yamakawa Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited (Season 4)
housemate.
Alvin Elchico TV/Radio Host, former provincial correspondent.
Bobby Enriquez jazz pianist who became prominent in the United
States and well-known internationally
Peque Gallaga multi award-winning film director
Allan K. singer, comedian, actor and TV host
Ronnie Lazaro award-winning actor
Carlo Ledesma film director, producer, won the Cannes Film Festival
award for Best Short Film
Kuh Ledesma popular pop and jazz singer; dubbed as the Pop Diva
of the Philippines

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Notable People
Entertainment
Enrique G. Magalona, Jr. award-winning actor
Francis Magalona actor, TV host, VJ, and rapper
Romy Pastrana comedian; better known by his screen name
"Dagul"
Susan Roces award-winning actress, nicknamed Queen of
Philippine Movies; widow of Fernando Poe, Jr.
Sandra Seifert beauty queen and an international fashion model
Rosemarie Sonora former actress
Raf Totengco New York based fashion designer
Eduardo Sicangco Scene Designer and Illustrator for Broadway,
Opera and film
Christian Vasquez actor, model and former Pinoy Big Brother:
Celebrity Edition housemate
Margaret Nales Wilson beauty pageant contestant, TV
personality, and actress

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Notable People
Literature
Elsa Martinez Coscolluela award-winning poet, shortstory writer, and playwright
Politics
Rafael Alunan former Secretary of the Interior and
Secretary of Agriculture.
Gen.Victor Ibrado Former Chief of Staff Armed Forces
of the Philippines.
Enrique B. Magalona former senator of the Philippines
Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. politician and industrialist,
served as Mayor of Bacolod City, Governor of Negros
Occidental, and Philippine Secretary of National
Defense and Interior

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Notable People
Sports
Manuel Amechazurra the first Filipino footballer to play in the
European football circuit, he was called El Capitn and played as a
defender, from 1905 to 1915 for FC Barcelona.
Gregorio Amestoy Querejeta one of the Filipino-Spanish who played
professionally in Spain. He played for Real Zaragoza, Atltico
Madrid, and Gimnstic de Tarragona in the late 30's and 40's.
Nonoy Baclao professional basketball player; plays for the
Philippine Patriots in the ASEAN Basketball League
Jeffrei Chan professional basketball player in the Philippine
Basketball Association who currently plays for the Rain or Shine
Elasto Painters
Monsour del Rosario taekwondo champion who has also starred in
several Filipino and international action films
Boyet Fernandez coach of the Philippine Basketball Association's
Sta.Lucia Realtors
Ramil Gallego professional pool player

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Notable People
Sports
Reynel Hugnatan professional basketball
player of the Philippine Basketball Association
Noli Locsin Philippine Basketball Association
Mythical Team awardee
Donnie Nietes professional boxer, current
WBO Minimumweight World Champion
Joan Tipon boxer, Asian Games gold medalist
Ben Villaflor boxer who was the WBA world
junior
lightweight
(now
called
super
featherweight) champion during the 1970s

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
Capitol Park and Lagoon

Negros Occidental, in the Philippines. One of the landmarks


of the park is the carabao (water buffalo) being pulled by a
woman. This carabao is located at the northern end of the
lagoon. On the other end, there is also another carabao
sculpture but the figure is being pulled by a man.

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
Maskarra Festival

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
Ancestral home of the late Don Generoso Villanueva

Home of the late Don Mariano Ramos

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
San Sebastian Cathedral
Is a late 19th-century church in Bacolod City, Negros
Occidental in the Philippines. It is the seat of the Roman
Catholic Diocese of Bacolod.

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
San Sebastian Cathedral

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
The Ruins
The Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental is
what remained of the grand mansion that Don
Mariano Lacson built, following the death of
his first wife, Maria Braga.
Today, it is a tourist attraction for its
romantic,
yet
strong
structures.
Many
interesting tales and facts lie within the walls
and posts that remained of the Ruins.

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
The Ruins

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
The Ruins

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Tourist Attraction
Mt. Kanlaon

Music (VISAYAS)
Folk songs like Si Pilemon, Pakitong-kitong,
Ili Ili Tulog Anay, Rosas Padan, and Matud
Nila originated from this region. The long list
of folk songs includes lullabies, working
songs, harana and childrens songs.

Balitaw
One of the most popular in the Visayas
Region. The balitaw is a song and dance
debate between a man and woman that deals
with topics about love and marriage.

Negros Province (MUSIC)


The Managsaon is very popular music. It is
kind of fresh epic where two group of singers
sing in a chanting manner using the callresponse style.
Here are kinds of Managsaon music:
Dagyon(Christmas Song), Portino(faries
sacred song), sinulog(street dancing),
dinoplop(song for dance)

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
from the VISAYAS REGION
The Visayans are also known to be very skilled
musicians. They are not only good singers but
also good instrumentalists. Below are some
common musical instruments found in the
region.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
from the VISAYAS REGION
1. MEMBRANOPHONES
Tugo is a cylindrical double-headed drum.
Guimbal is a single-headed cylindrical drum.
2. CHORDOPHONES
Buktot is a four-stringed guitar with a coconut
shell as a resonator.
Litguit is a two-stringed type of violin.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
from the VISAYAS REGION
3. AEROPHONES
Lantoy is a Visayan clarinet with 4-6 holes
Pasiyak is a water whistle that looks like a piper.
Pasiyok is made from a section of rice stalk.
Tulali is a vertical flute with six-finger holes.
4. IDIOPHONE
Koratong is a hollow-split log of a bamboo with nodes on
both ends. The Visayas region is one of the most
beautiful regions to visit in the Philippines. Exciting
events like the Ati-atihan festival and the Sinulog festival
are well-attended by tourists and members of the
community. Scenic places like Boracay, Chocolate Hills
of Bohol, and the Magellan's cross in Cebu are often
visited by tourists and Filipinos alike.

Reported by

Concepcion, Charlie
Chin L.
Bautista, Cyrile Joyce
Anne

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