Top 20 Livable Philippine Cities of 2012

The result of this study is UNOFFICIAL and is intended for a SCHOOL research only.  We will NEVER claim that this is absolute nor reflect actual living conditions of cities included in this list. We think it’s a good share so we posted it in this blog site. Criticisms are welcome but derogatory remarks against the site will be deleted. People who won’t accept the result, better get out and CREATE your own study including your OWN methodology and indicators. All comments are now moderated.

This study considered all the 122 cities of the Philippines – has undergone thorough research and gathering of data and analysis. The methodology used to determine the livability of each city was based but not totally on the European Intelligence Unit procedure. Like the EIU, the concept of this study was to determine which locations in the Philippines provide the “best living conditions”.  Five broad categories were considered for the computation and this are:  Stability (25%), Culture and Environment (25%), Healthcare (20%), Education (10%) and Infrastructure (20%). Each category contains indicators, and we included as many as possible, to make the computed data more solid.  Aside from the EIU provided indicators, (which can be viewed in their website) we also added the following into consideration: financial performance, population density, availability of public and private hospitals, availability and quality of public health service, environmental conditions, availability of sports and development programs, calamity-safety index, tourist attractions, cultural and commercial ties, availability of public and private educational sectors  including their  performances.

Quantitative variables came from the external data sources which were based from the reports released by the following government agencies: National Statistics Office, Philippine Statistical Coordination Board, IPRSD – Planning Service of DPWH, PAG-ASA, Philippine Volcanology and Seismology, Department of Education, Bureau of Secondary Education of Dep-Ed, Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Audit. As much as possible, qualitative aspects that requires polls and interviews were given with statistical counterpart to quantify the required indicator.

Only the top 20 cities that received the highest rating will be presented here. Generally, as you go along the list, you will notice the minute differences in the ratings but technically due to extensive indicators considered in the calculation – a 0.05 difference in the ratings is a big factor and can differentiate which city performed best among the rest.

20 . Tagum City -  80.657

Serves as the provincial capital of Davao del Norte, Tagum City is a first class city and one of the fastest growing city in Mindanao. It was cited as one of the 20 most viable and most competitive business sites in the Philippines  in 2005 by the Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project. It is becoming a bustling center of culture, commerce, health services, and entertainment in the Davao region. Tagum is predominantly an agricultural area with a mixture of urban city stature. It was dubbed as the “Palm Tree City of the Philippines” and the ” Music Capital of Mindanao.  With its rapid urbanization, improvement of transportation, infrastructure and public facilities, rise of more businesses and improvement of lives of people, Tagum City managed to secure a spot in this list.

19. Tagaytay City – 81.663

The only non-first class city in the list is a component city of the province of Cavite and one of the most popular tourist destination in the country due to its beautiful scenery and relaxing climate. It provides the iconic view of the Taal Volcano island viewable in any point of the city. The city have several tourist establishments providing food and accommodations, some with scenic views of the Taal Lake and Volcano. Taal is a lake with a volcano with a lake within, and an island in the middle of that small lake. It amassed a total rating of 81.66 due to its liveable environment and excellent public health programs. The city is  a recipient of Presidential Healthcare Award  for giving a consistent and quality healthcare for the public.

18. Muntinlupa City – 81.868

Popularly known as the location of the national penitentiary and also home to some of the best commercial establishments in the Manila metropolis. It is the location of  Ayala Alabang Village, one of the country’s biggest and most expensive residential communities, where many of the wealthy and famous live. Alabang catapulted its mother city in progress due to its growing investments and growing infrastructures. Recently, it acquired the status of  “Most Competitive City” and the “Most Improved City” of the Philippines. It is the forerunner of one of the most copied environmental projects in the Philippines – banning of  plastics and styrofoams.

17. Santa Rosa City – 81.911

Santa Rosa City in Laguna is home of various housing development projects, industrial estates, manufacturing plants and an industrial park. It is dubbed as the “Lion City of the South” and “The Makati of the South” due to it’s increasing economic activities. Even the Commission in Information and Communication Technology regarded Santa Rosa as “the next wave city on ICT” and was also included in the Department of Trade and Industry’s top ten cities in view of it’s ideal business environment, infrastructure and human resources. It houses young professionals who worked in the top industries around the city. A calculated 81.91 points came mostly from the increasing development and industrial estates projects and top-notch public healthcare it provides for its people.

16. Batangas City – 81.914

One of the fastest urbanizing city of the Philippines is Batangas City. It is the “Industrial Port of Calabarzon”  and  the center for trade and commerce. The city hosts one of the largest oil refineries in the country, three natural gas power plants and major industries. It is the center for education, with three of the largest universities in the province. In the individual indicator ranking, Batangas City ranks 6th as the best provider of quality public education.

15. Ormoc City  – 82.085

Ormoc City is a first class city and the  economic, cultural, commercial and transportation hub of western Leyte. It has its own power  supplied by its available geothermal power plants. This geothermal power plants  also supplies the nearby provinces which makes the city more wealthy. Its economic base is a mixture of agriculture, aquaculture, industry, tourism, and commercial services.  Among the first class cities in the Philippines, Ormoc City ranks 7th  in having the lowest crime incidence in the country, 8th with the lowest population density and 9th best provider of quality healthcare programs. The Asian Institute of Management’s study titled The Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project 2005 ranked the city 1st in ‘infrastructure’ and 10th in ‘dynamism of local economy’ among small cities of the Philippines. The city also garnered the 2005 Most Business-Friendly City award in the Visayas by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

14. Angeles City – 82.173

Angeles City is an autonomous first class highly urbanized city in the province of Pampanga. It has transformed economically upon  the erection of the Clark Freeport Zone, the place where the city’s airport, Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, is located. Angeles city is home of the province’s emerging technology industry, growing tourism and gaming and amusements. Aside from an international airport, it also houses several industrial estates, IT and call center industries, a special economic zone and other major investments. The city ranks 3rd among the country’s first class cities that provides quality healthcare, 7th in providing job opportunities and 1st in having the best quality sports program offered to the public.

13. Naga City – 82.390

The city of Naga is located within the province of Camarines Sur in the southeastern tip of Luzon and is the heart of the Bicol Region surrounded on all sides by rich agricultural, forest and fishing areas. Naga City is the trade, and commercial center of the Bicol Region and home of business when it comes to commercialization and industrialization of the city. What makes it to be at the 13th spot aside from being an industrialized city is its preserved unique and rich culture plus the relaxing and exotic environment.  It is well known for its Penafrancia festival celebrated every September, has numerous natural and historical attractions, museums and churches. The city ranks 6th among the first class cities of the Philippines having the lowest crime incidence.

12. Olongapo City – 82.483

The city is known for its innovative methods of urban management in the 1980s in addressing crime and cleanliness that has been said to be copied by local governments nationwide. The city pioneered the Color-coded transport system, Integrated Solid Waste Management System, Volunteerism, Organized vendors, elderly, youth and women’s groups, use of slogans, People’s Law Enforcement Board, Emergency Response Team, and international awards such as the UNESCO Cities for Peace representing Asia and the Pacific in 1997 and the Konrad Adenauer Local Medal of Excellence in 1999. The Asian Development Bank and World Bank have also recognized its successful urban redevelopment and city development strategies. Olongapo City ranks 10th among the first class cities in having the lowest crime incidence in the country.

11. Iloilo City – 82.564

A highly urbanized city and also serves as the capital of Iloilo province. It has port facilities, telecommunications infrastructure and utilities, banking and finance, retail trading, and business process outsourcing or BPO. The BPO industry has been one of the most active economic sectors today. The city ranked number 9 among the first class cities that produces young professionals and number 5 in having the best infrastructures in the country. Iloilo City is home of the Dinagyang festival celebrated every January which represents a very rich and colorful culture of Ilonggo people. They indulged themselves in many festivals to show their famous brand of hospitality. It also ranks 1st as the city with the best delicacies and unique dishes in the country. The people were known to be warm, friendly and approachable.

10. Zamboanga City – 82.740

The commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula. Zamboanga city is also known as the Asia’s Latin City due to the Hispanic touch of its rich history and culture. In terms of infrastructures, the city has its own international airport and ecozone, power and water source and also manufacturing industries. The city ranks 6th among the first class cities with regards to financial performance, ranks 10th having the lowest population density and 2nd best city provider of public health services.

9. Quezon City – 82.827

It is indeed the most populous city in the country today but still liveable  at its best. This city houses almost all, from the majority of government offices, best campuses, major broadcasting networks, telecommunication companies, supermarkets, malls and residential houses. Quezon City is the number two producer of young professionals in the country,  1st among all the Philippine cities who performed well financially, 7th best provider of public health services and 5th in having the most tourist attractions in the country.

8. Baguio City – 82.900

Baguio City is one of the most densely populated city in the Philippines but still the undisputed Summer Capital of the country – and yes it is liveable! Thanks to its mild climate which is 8 degrees Celsius lower compared to the average temperature of the rest of the country. Baguio City is the center of business and commerce as well as the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon thereby becoming the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Almost half of the city’s population are students, many of whom come from nearby provinces, with numerous foreign students to add to the diversity. It is number 4 among the top producer of young professionals, 7th in road quality and traffic management ranking, 7th in having the best tourist attractions, 3rd in cultural biodiversity ranking, 4th in providing quality sports programs and 2th in having the best environmental conditions to live.  Baguio is the lone Philippine destination in the 2011 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Destinations Awards, Asia category, with the city being among the top 25 destinations in Asia.

7. Cebu City – 83.004

Cebu City is located on the eastern shore of Cebu and was the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. The imprint of Spanish and Roman Catholic culture is evident. Every January, the Sinulog is celebrated in honor of Sto. Nino. Cebu City is the country’s main domestic shipping port and is home to about 80%  domestic shipping companies. It also holds the second largest international flights in the Philippines and is a significant center of commerce, trade and industry. It is number 2 with regards to cultural and historical significance ranking, 8th in having the best tourist attractions, 3rd in producing young professionals and 3rd in having the most cultural and commercial ties locally and internationally.

6. Puerto Princesa City – 83.030

A city rich in flora and fauna, pristine beaches, chain of mountain ranges through the city and a bustling urban center perfect for vacation and business trips – that is the Puerto Princesa City of Palawan. The city receives numerous awards and citations – from excellence in environmental programs, socio-civic and economic performance. It is the 2nd city with the lowest population density, 6th with regards to cultural and historical significance, 1st in giving the best tourist attractions and 5th in road quality and traffic management system.

5. Manila – 83. 345

The capital city  and the seat of political power of the country, Manila is one of the sixteen cities of the Metropolitan Manila,  is the second most populous city in the country and the most densely populated city in the world.  So what makes it liveable and be at number five spot? The city received low rating with regards to environmental aspects but  jumped higher in the other indicators we have. In terms of infrastructure, it ranks 3rd and 2nd when it comes to having the most cultural and commercial ties both local and abroad. It is the number 1 city who produces young professionals obviously because it is  the center of education  and home of the best and also oldest universities in the country. When it comes to tourism, it ranks 4th in having the best tourist attractions; 1st with regards to historical and cultural significance and 6th in providing quality healthcare for the public. What the city really needs is to strengthen its environmental projects to improve its prevailing environmental condition.

4. Makati City – 83.874

Makati is the financial capital of the Philippines. It houses various embassies and center of international affairs and is noted for its cosmopolitan culture. The city ranked 2nd in financial performance , 5th as the best provider of public healthcare, 1st as the city with the most cultural and commercial ties locally and internationally and 2nd having the best infrastructure in the country.

3. Marikina City – 84.323

At number 3 with a rating of 84.323 is the “Shoe Capital of the Philippines” and  one of the most populous and wealthiest city in the country today. Marikina City is a tourism and cultural hub of Metro Manila and a modernized city balanced by nature and its people. It is one of the healthiest and livable cities within the Asia-Pacific, a Hall of Famer for its cleanest and greenest city, most awarded city in Metro Manila and most competitive city in the Philippines. The people of Marikina are amongst the most disciplined in the Philippines. Marikina City is 1st among the cities having the best environmental programs, 1st as the best provider of public healthcare and programs, 3rd in having the best sports programs designed for the public and 1st as the best provider of quality public education.

2. Davao City – 84.804

At number 2 with a rating of 84.804 is Davao City. In the early 2000s, Davao City has been recognized as the most liveable city in the Philippines but in the  recent years, it has been outranked by the other fastest growing and well performing cities in the Philippines.  Davao City ranked 87th fastest growing city in the world by the City Mayors Foundation and 10th Asian City of the Future by the FDI Magazine. It is the most important financial and trade center and the richest city in Mindanao thus the nickname the ” Crown Jewel of the South”. It is the 5th best performing city financially, 2nd best city that caters the tourist with best natural attractions, 4th producer of young professionals, 9th in having the most cultural and commercial ties here and abroad, 1st in calamity safety index and 3rd in having the best infrastructure among the cities in the country.

1. Bacolod City – 85.183

Finally at number 1, we recognize  the City of Bacolod as the MOST LIVEABLE CITY OF 2012. Here’s why; it may not be the best but the city is well represented in all of the indicators we have. Bacolod City ranks 8th in having the lowest crime incidence among the first class cities in the country, 3rd in giving the best environmental conditions to live, 2nd in having the best sports program for the public, 4th for historical and cultural significance, 2nd in having the best delicacies in the country, 4th for best tourist attractions, 3rd as best provider of quality public and private education both for primary and secondary, 4th in having the most cultural and commercial ties locally and inernationally, 6th in calamity safety index and the 4th best city in terms of its infrastructure.  Bacolod is the capital of Negros Occidental province well known for its Maskara Festival celebrated every October. Like Iloilo City, Bacolod is also known for being very friendly thus the nickname the “City of Smiles” . In addition, the city received numerous awards and citations from different organizations for having one of the best infrastructure, stable economy, interesting culture and conducive environment.


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  1. I think Dumaguete City should be on the top list. I mean, c’mon, it is the Center of Education in the South. It is not dubbed a “University Town” for nothing. And you will not believe how many foreign students are enrolled there from Europeans to Americans, to Middle Easterns, Koreans, Japanese, Africans, and many more. It could be the only city in the country with such diversity of students.

    As it is a university town, many BPO’s have now preferred to operate there these days.

    It is also the jumping board to world class luxury and dive resorts in the country because of Apo Island which is undoubtedly one of the best dive sites in the entire world.

    Healthcare? It is home to many hospitals and clinics whose ratio to the size of the city may be unmatched by any other city in the Philippines.

    Environment? Aside from the Apo Island which is maintained and preserved by the government, Dumaguete is also home to the a center for Marine Studies, the only one in the Philippines and recognized by the world biology community. Also remember, Negros Oriental (Dumaguete being the capital) has its own geothermal plants, one in Kanlaon and one in Valencia, all run by PNOC. Negros also has the Twin Lakes National Park which is protected by the government. It has diverse flora and fauna and home to the spotted dear, the only place in the Philippines.

    Culture? It has the Silliman College of Music. It is the only school of music outside Manila. People from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao flock there to learn. Then it has Luce Auditorium, which is the second only to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). It remains to be a platform of world class cultural shows from Italian Ballet companies to acclaimed Philippine national artists. It also has a museum which has a number of collections. Then, it has also one of the biggest libraries in ASIA with a HUGE collection of books. This is unmatched by any city in the Philippines and that’s a fact. Then there is the annual Writer’s Workshop in the Philippines held annually in the city. If you roam around the city any time, you will surely find groups discussing Shakespeare or Rizal or Christianity or having any intellectual discussion on diverse subjects.

    Food? Dumaguete is a food lover’s paradise. Restaurants (with local and International flair) abound with unbelievably low prices to cater to students.

    Seriously, an American-based Magazine recognized it as one of the top retirement places in the world (the only one in the Philippines) due to all these facts. try to go there and you will see people from different parts of the globe making it their home.

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  3. Me i grow up in Negros, study in Bacolod City and live there until now, just 2013 i work here in Iloilo cuz we open a branch here ..to those people argue which is the best city Iloilo kung Bacolod i think both city has the same quality … friendly people, less crimes, good delicacies, best food ever, good school is also there in both city, pero kung aku pa pilion ang traffic sa Iloilo indi gd mayu gamay dalan.. dugay2 ka maka abot sa kagtuan.. ang land area sg syudad gamay gd… ang tubig sa syudad i mean main city deep well.. ang basura ambot lng .. pero boot tawu sa Iloilo to be fare… kay aku biskan ng daku sa Negros akun ginikanan tga Iloilo… pero may parents choose to live in Bacolod to be fare i can leave one hour sa amun house pakagto airport… good environment… tinlu ang dalan.. mayu ang tubig .. kg fresh ang utan kg prutas… ang mayu sa iloilo kay ara ang mga government agency offices … pero tama ang survey No.1 gd ang Bacolod ah.. wala lalis kay sakto ila study…

  4. This “study” as you call it is somehow biased. As you can see, in bacolod’s defense it is stated that it has been ranked as the 8th in having the lowest crime rate while Davao which is known for its “zero crime rate” is not given the recognition.

    • Agree.. yung gumawa nito ay taga bacolod. kulang sa research.. yung bacolod is 8th in peace and order. samantala yung davao city. “HALL OF FAME” na sa peace and order( we have an award to prove it) and one more.DAVAO is the only city in ASIA, that has a 911 Emergency response, a Public Safety Command Center, Davao has less than 1% or specifically 0.86% crime rate.. wala masyado criminal na umaabot sa presinto kasi dead on arrival na sa morgue.. so come on.. make a better research before making this article.. not so believable

      • But Bacolod was chosen to be the Best place to live in by MoneySense magazine. Besides, hindi lang ang crime rate ang basehan dito :) Go visit the place and you’ll truly be amazed, half urban half rural, truly truly truly a masterpiece :)

  5. uhhmmm, boring sa bacolod city e . i grew up in bacolod just so you know. back in 2008 i left bacolod and left for manila and didnt look back ever since. in bacolod no hot places to go gimik, puro stright scene, boring night life, there should be a classy bar for LGBT. bi men in bacolod know each other. geez. so that means No hot guys in bacolod either. No other city beats Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces especially when it comes to diversity.

  6. Ormoc City will in no time become more competitive, with its higher elevated topography offering a cooler temperature.. with local officials planning for its good development… soon this city will rise to become one of a very livable cities.

  7. talking about livable city, bacolod is ok,,, peru bat ang manila city d2?? dami snatcher d2.. bawal nga d2 mag cp ng de camera,, ultimo pamasahe holdapin pa..

  8. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something
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  9. Competitiveness has 70% to be called as liveable city, and that should be the City of Cagayan de Oro. According to the data garnered for 2012 information.
    This list is more about favoritism and bragging. I must say Manila is not in there really 65% of it are informal settlers that is manifested whrack villages when you are above airplane in NAIA. Whilst CDO paved in greenery

    Ilo-ilo and Bacolod are with thesame

  10. This should be a Disclaimer. As a result of my own researched, Cagayan de Oro City leads as one of the liveable city in the Philippines. I seen News headlines,bold fonts, tiltles in leading newspapers and blogs that the CDO has various large constructions and projects and is one of tourist destination in the country. Im noy Kagay-anon but this city has massive achievements and contributions in the PSEi that its capita as of 2012- June 2013 hints up to 9.5 billion pesos. I was so amaze though. Also, the city now is includes in Skyscraper organization wherein it has 11 prospective and under-construction high rise buildings. The White Water Rafting also rises of its tourist number and named as The New Adventure Capital in the Philippines.

    The rest cities are sldo good. However.

    • I’ve lived in CDO and frankly, it’s not really that good there. Economy may be booming but there are a lot of problems concerning public safety there. Maraming hold-up and stuff, even if you’re walking along the busiest places there (eg Cogon Market). It’s true that the crime rate is nowhere near the rates in the NCR, but compared to the other cities in this list, CDO simply doesn’t cut. It’s dirty, it’s scary, and it’s flood-prone.

  11. I totally agree that bacolod is the most liveable city,its a different story now compare 10 yrs. ago ,Its not a city but a metro in making minus the traffic,pollution and crime.kudos bacolod.

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  13. katalaka cnyo nd kmo mag away tga bacolod kg iloilo ky twin city bla kmo..but as far as i know bacolod gd ang ga boom sbong pero pray ko upod cla snag iloilo dapat mag progress

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  16. bilog and bola… bilog ang bulan, bilog ang earth… pati ang mars… maabot gid ina namon ang one… :) ok man na siguro… inyo ang tubo amon ang bugas… mag buliligay ta…

  17. sagad padayaw ka Massakara… huo Bacold nami kag NO.1… huo na huo na, wala kami sa iloilo na da gareklamo na pero.. sa ALIWAN FESTIVAL… mangkot ko? DIIN KAMO? mangkota si Wiki…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliwan_Fiesta

    “Winners

    A parade float representing Kadayawan Festival of Davao City in Aliwan Fiesta 2008
    Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City has won the most number of wins in the cultural dance category including three straight championships from 2010 to 2012. Dinagyang Festival is also the first festival to be inducted to the Aliwan Hall of Fame for winning five times (2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and adjudged as the Best Tourism Even of the Country by Atop from 2006 to 2008). In addition, Dinagyang has also copped second places from 2006 to 2008. Meanwhile, the Sinulog Festival of Cebu City has won three straight championships from 2006 to 2008. Another contingent from Cebu, Sinulog sa Carmen, also won 3rd place year 2008 (both contingents, Lumad Basakanon of Cebu City and Sinulog sa Carmen from the Cebu Province, landed in the top three wherein Lumad Basakanon garnered the Aliwan Hall-of-Fame).[3] Other Aliwan Fiesta champions include Halad Festival of Midsayap, Cotabato (2003) and 2004 Dinagyang’s Tribu Atub-Atub, 2005 Dinagyang’s Pintados de Passi of Passi City, Iloilo 2010 Dinagyang’s Tribu Paghidaet and Dinagyang’s Tribu Pan-ay in 2011, won the street dance championship. Aside from the official Aliwan Fiesta website, there is a decent blog that has a listing of the winners for 2010 with videos on display.[9]”

    MABUHAY PINAS!

    • Sorry maske pa ihambal nyo about ILOILO nga pwerte kalaway kag kahigku… BACOLOD IS STILL NUMBER ONE TAKE THAT kAG KAUNA… you are not comparable even gamay sa Bacolod and BTW CEBU IS THE REAL QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH INDI KAMU… damgu lng kamu… kagamay gamay sg land area nyu… kung baga pa pung it lng sa BACOLOD…

      • inggit ka lang sa iloilo city…iloilo city kaya ang no.1 city sa botohan ng top cities of the philippines…no.4 lng ang bacolod…iloilo-15%,bacolod-7%

      • you so vain and full . . . you don’t know what you are talking. Let us accept it that since the sugar industry collapsed, Bacolod went down with it, too . . . pero ang pagka hambog kag tikalon ninyo ara man gihapon . . . .ginapala ang kuarta sa Bacolod, subong gin kunsarita na lang? hahahahahaha . . . . ambi mo kon sin-o nga haciendero mamayo mayo gwa sa balay gali kay kadtu-an mo sa balay . . . . .I might agree that Bacolod should be high on most livable list but Iloilo should be placed higher.

    • Ikumpara mo ang dinagyang nga pwerte ka dinamak kag kahigku nga festival to a WORLD RENOWNED COLORFUL, BEAUTIFUL,VIBRANT and MAJESTIC MASSKARA FESTIVAL.. Mahuy an lng kamu hala bira sa pwerte nyu kalaw ay nga pista.. hahaha.. SINULOG AND MASSKARA the best… imu lng nga langawan ay aliwan mo soloha.. we don’t need that,.. we have CNN National geographic and showtime ABS CBN showtime to prove our worth.. kag ang international flights kay tungod man guro sa Boracay kumbaga pg landing diretso gali ya boracay kag indi sa Iloilo magkadto… at least we have korea chartered flights

      • dinagyang is the best festival and ati-atihan festival in kalibo,nasa history ng panay ang dalawang festival di gaya ng masskara na dahil sa ngiti ginawan ng festival,wala sa history

      • nagay kamo tinikal da… mal.e sang hapon kung anu ang the best festival pero ang the Best Festival in the philippines according sa Dept of Tourism ang Dinagyang Festival of iloilo city for 4 Consecutive years na sya hah…. juskoooo nagligad semana gin showcase sang bacolod maskara, roxas, kalibo, antique, manggahan sa guimaras ang ila festival …. imagine mo naperdi sang pintaflores sang san carlos city ang maskara sang bacolod!!!!! hahahah… nan tinikal pa kamo da kay san carlos nag daog dri sa amon… maangal pa ang masskara??? LOL

  18. Pamangkuta bi ang Bacolod kung bastante sila sa bugas? hadlok man cla magconvert lupa nila sa ricefield kay hindi luyag mga haciendero. research anay kamo. Gamay ang population ka iloilo pero hindi gani kamo kaovertake. hehe. kag initiative ka mga NGO sa Iloilo para sa mga informal settlers ginpagtuunan pansin gid. lagaw bala kmo para makita nyo.

    • We don’t need to argue on that, indeed, Bacolod and Iloilo are twin cities, one can never exist without the other, let us trace the history… Furthermore, most of the residents here in Negros Occidental have roots there in Iloilo, so why do we need to argue? We supply a big percentage of sugar in the Philippines, modesty we have also vast rice fields, too, but we still need Iloilo’s production of rice to totally compensate our needs.

      We need to appreciate the resemblance of our culture as Ilongos and Negrenses. Arguing can never give us any good.

  19. no wonder if bacolod is the top 1………… I’ve seen that city and it amazed me!!!!!
    masskara fiestival,high recidences, high class malls, finest delicacies and more……

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  21. cdo meltin pot of mindanao.adventure capital of the phil. city of golden friendship, daghan highrise buildings..dghan malls..katsada sa among syudad wla sa list??? limpyo pa ug datu nga syudad.

  22. hipos kamo bala.. mas ninidot gid ang syudad namon ke sa inyo.. daw hina man development sa mga syudad nyo.. ambot lgi wla man cdo dri sang list nga mas maayo pa man amon syudad sa list… duh… siling ng mama ko.. indi credible nga site ini..

  23. nasaan ba dito ang cagayan de oro city? hindi ba kayo ng.research dito sa CDO? tama, hindi credible ang statistics niyo! hahaha…try to check this site CDODev.com at ng may malalaman din kayo.

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  25. ok guys bay.an ta. na Si rain kabalo. man ta Kung anu intention Nya diri paagtanggol. ang SYUDAD ya.. becoz. of oracle nga tga iloilo nag GAmu ini.nga site pero sa mga wala n kabalo watch YouTube video ka masskara 2011 grand champion mas grabe ang lalisanay. tid2 sang tga iloilo nga GA panggamo…. rain stop na lng comment para di na maglala ky mauntat man ko. goodluckk na Lang. sa SYUDAD mu ha. lol
    .

    • Mask.’ ano plano nu ni gt?.’ wala man sya ga pm sakon.’ bisan ano nga days month or yrs ma dayon taya lagaw ahhh.’ haha
      next topic pls.’ wala manta di ginansya.’
      kng mag tour tour ta guro may isugid pata hahahah.’
      ti pwede ka pangau FB account nu?.’
      =))

  26. huo tsakto Si tribu buki. tingala ko Tood ka duwa na sila mag guestings sa the.morning show ABS Bacolod. then visayandailystar isa gid.na.ka page ang advertise nila. sa iloilo patindog diri baligya..

  27. Iloilo has no progress at all… look at their city, it is stagnant in developments.
    Iloilo province mostly only have 3rd and 4th class municipalities. aside from Iloilo, they only have 1 other city and that is Passi.

    NegOcc on the other hand has 12 cities outside Bacolod.
    Kabankalan is now even at par with Iloilo with developments.

    tsk tsk… poor pathetic iloSER-iloSER

    • tama gid , ilo-ilo city lang ang progressive, ila mga municipalities were 4th and 5th class with only passi as their chartered city which is not a 1st class city, diri sa negros pili ka lang ciudad, laban pa 1st class, t my ara ka mo da?

  28. wAHAHA aysus Daw sa manol.sa sa.iInjap nila hu nga ala city land?? Lol eh compare da sa hi residences namun Daw sole mare.or.mas nami pa.. ikaw ang manol 2 kay wala ma gani natindog gina tikal nyu hahaha Basi ikaw to ang agi nag bugaw sang bBaye sa.andoks cr dakpan GA oral sex?? lol pang local Lang kami kamu international?? haha pero wala ma export lol balik2 mu tikal ina eaplanade mu 1.2 km? pertinent tikal BA Daw pila mman Lang na ka metro lol.. ang sagwa sang esplanade ka pangsot kay damu vendors gapangihi sa kilid2. ungas kami ma ulihit sa iny0? eh sa diin nyu kami na lapawan? haha search bala richest province Kung pila income nyu haha… damu manggaran sa inyo??? nangalimos sang gn Frank? haha search “poverty the unseen misery part 01″ haha ti damu manggaran?

  29. Buki ma join ka sa amon?.’ para maka lagaw kaman sa Iloilo.’
    GT pano taka ma Contact?.’
    =))

    tao naman kung saan sya nakatira ipaglaban nya talaga un hehehe beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ika nga hahaha.

    gani sakto ka meg ahhh hehehhe
    sadya si MASSkara sunlugon meg hahahha.’
    meg GT ti san-o plano ta?.’
    Buki ma join ka sa amon.’ Friends nata bala sagi bais wala gid na ahhh.’
    Masskara ma plan nalang ta bala sang tour ta.’ ma lagaw ko sa Bacolod kag tour guide kamo sakon ha?.’
    isa gid lang ta ka Region.’
    =))

    GT.’
    Masskara
    Buki
    *ma plan nalang ta lagaw bala.’
    PM nu ko sa FB.’

    ika4th@gmail.com

    pa kilala lang palihog mga Friends =))
    indi nako mag post negative ahhh

    ILOBCD in 0ne =))

  30. Masskara Term Paper malang ni ahh.’
    pro ang gina pang post ko ya Tood naya.’ may ibidinsya di puro tikal

    DI HAMAK NA MAS PROGRESSIVE ANG ILOILO KAY SA BACOLOD.’ PERO ANO SABI NU?.’ NA HULI NA KAMI SA MGA DEVELOPMENTS?.’

    PRO KNG ISA ISAHIN LUBOG KAU SA ILOILO

    ANG YAYABANG KASI PURKIT NAGING NO.1 SASABIHIN NILA NA WALA NG SILBI AT POOR NA DAW ANG ILOILO?.’

    SAN BANDA MGA BAKLA?.’ HAHAHAH AKO PAG NAG POST MAY IBIDINSYA KAYO PURO SALITA WALA NAMAN SA GAWA.’

    ILOILO BETTER THAN BACOLOD =p

  31. title maker biskan mangkuton mu tga Manila anung SYUDAD. ang tinaguriang city of love di masabat haha UBRA2.nyu Lang na nga mga ilonggos..

    BACOLOD WELL KNOWN AS THE CITY OF SMILE

    SUGARBOWL CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

    HOME OF THE WORLD.RENOWNED MASSKARA FESTIVAL

    na for sure kilala GD kami da.. sa mgaa awards toto di kana mag asa wala pa kamu katunga sa mga awards namun even sa survey and reports ara LANG kamu sa buli ka Bacolod parehos bala sang next wave cities and N7W cities. infra toto di kami tikalon sa wala pa natindog sa tanan nga ina nga tikal mu Injap 3fl pa Lang asta dugay2 hi residences 7 condo towers 6-9fl and 2 12fl commercial buildings matapos na. lol

  32. toto isipa Ang galagaw sa esplanade nyu kaagahon asta Magb.e ha KAY for sure INDI ina maka tunga sa galagaw sa ngc para mag relax. jogging picnic.. etc. esplanade was a national budget proposed by Senator drilon. ok? may amot kami da tanan… city kamu ayhan na umaasa Lang sa national funded project right? without the helped of drilon anu kamu ayhan subong? lol Bacolod can do it alone biskan wala na gabulig nga senador kaya makipagsabayan. kita mu sa mga award hakot NA tanan.. sorry rain but i tthink BACOLOD is much progressive.

    • IN YOUR DREAMS MASSKARA.’ PAKI POST SANG LINK?.’
      TIKAL NANAMAN?.’
      KA KADTO KANA SA ILOILO HAW?.’ FOR SURE WALA PA.’ KADTO DI BALA SUBNG.’
      INDI KA MAG MINANOL DRE AHH

      BACOLOD?.’

  33. INDI kamu gale city of love. the city of 666 Frank hambal nila pugad sang kademonyohan basta na blessingingan sang 666- bagyong frank- ika 6th na typhoon that year natabo man sa ika 6th nga bulan that year kag natabo sa region 6 lol tungod sa itom nga batasan.sang dinagyang sa.isabela sang 2006 baw indi Lang gale 3 ka 6 apat na 6666 lol

    • Maskkara.’ Title maker kami ya.’ hahahahha
      ma pasalamat kami kay frank kay tungod sa iya mas nangin mapag-an ang amon nga mga pag-ululupod.’ buligay ahh.’ kag mas nagin ma pag-un ang amon nga flood control nga natapos last 2009 kag drainage system nga maga tapos sa 2nd quarter of the year.’
      sa bilog nga City of Iloilo.’

      Iloilo City of Love
      Original Queen City of the South
      the Festival capital Philippines
      heart of the Philippines
      the most noble city in the Philippines
      twin city of Bacolod hahahhaa =))

  34. @rain huh? tikal ta toto man? big projects? anu tikal mu 40 storey 21 FL injap? nga tunga himuon hotel kay dyutay buyer sang condo? haha lol sin.o maka benifit sina? pigado? Diba nd man? sin.o Bi sa palagay mu? imaginon mu toto sad2 na panahon dota Lang gina panghatag diri sang gobyerno sa mga pigado! subong dota kag balay sa ABADA ESCAY! Si mayor mabilog ya? Pila ka baly na relocate ya??? Diba wala pa? Si drilon pa ma relocate Pila ka pamilya 25 Lang? sus ginatosgatos na na relocate ni Bing diri. asta next year na nga relocatanay ara pa na sa budget namun sa 2013 may extension pa na ang ÀBADA ESCAY! kamu man ya nga hulat kamu sa national funded project esplanade tikal mu? national budget ina so it’ means my inamutan kami dira! flood control, drainage widening tikal mu ti diin habagat ageh sa inyo binaha pa kamu. busy Si mabilog mu sa patindog ang nasunugan sa tanza 500 ka balay wala tinagaan financial assistance mi wala pina Dada! sus GMATVNERWORK pa nagpakaon sang linugaw lol… ako cmu paglayas ka na Lang diri.kay balasahon ko lugar mu..

    • Maskkara ang mahambal ko lang sa mga Massage mo.’ tama ka Kulang sang nabal-an mo sa Iloilo.’ gusto mo makita.’ lakat dre bala upod ka kay GT kay tour ta kamo ahh.’ kung house and lot ang paga usapan ilagaw taka sa Uswag Village ka City Gawad kalinga etc.
      swerte lang kami ya kay may ara kami pure blooded Ilonggo Senator.’ amo na maka pangau kami budget para igasto man dre sa amon.’ & btw ngaah Iloilo lang ga gamit national Budget?.’ ang BCD damo man.’
      ngaah manila cebu and davao nalang permi ma gamit ka budget ta?.’ kay may hinamutan kamo may ara man kai.’
      kng isipon gani ang gina sirbisyohan nu malang ang taga Neg, occ kag Bacolod.’ amon ya?.’ Iloilo Capiz aklan Antique Guimaras kag Neg. occ.’ basi malipat ka kami Regional Centers kag Busy kami dre permi sapag service sa inyo tapos pot down nu pa kami?.’
      bal-an ko kng mag isipay Development wala kamo sa Iloilo ahh.’ ga salig man kamo gyapon sa amon.’

      • wahahaha grabe lakas ng loob mu maghambal GA salig kami sa inyo BA? hOY toto ang pulos Lang sang pagka regional center nyu kay ara da mga regional offices amu Lang na cge bi tagae ko sang proyekto gn ubra sang iloilo para sa Bacolod? nd kami pagdalahiga kay mas gahaman kamu sa.national budget! flood control kag drainage widening gn anod sanv baha binaha kamu da paghagat asta sa.tuhod ang sa dalan taga liog sa barotac
        lol nga.a Kung wala kamu gin Frank ang mga pigado sa inyo makatilaw grocery? lol tam.an kadako sang abuloy na kwa nyu 2007 calamity fund ka bacolod hinatag da! lol grabe tikal nyu serbisyo sang iloilo tungod regional Lang ba. eh offices Lang naman ang napuslan da lol…

      • gawad kalinga ngek ti halus man tanan may ara na kay iya na k gobyerno.. Ahay toto biskan mag inisipay ta developments nga natindog ha. wala2 GD kamu sa amun.. kabalo ka Kung sin.o nga syudad sa wv may pinaka Daku income? Bacolod toto may pinaka daku nga real tax property? Bacolod toto. pinaka damu salakyan sa wv? bacolod toto. tallest building in WV bala kay ara sa bacolod. may pinaka damu call centers and hotels bacolod tanan diin kami na wigit sa inyo?? lol sa diin subong GA focus Si mabilog haw?? hehe Si bing ginrelocate ang mga squatters area gaan pa balay dota tapos ang squatters area before himuon pa eskwelahan. patindogan 3 storey building with 48 classrooms…

      • Ano nga serbisyo man? Serbisyo mang agaw investments sang iban nga mga probinsya kag mga dakbanwa sang Nasidlangan nga Visayas. Bwahaha! Yuck! Mga dalok! Bwahaha!

  35. lol si rain GA puro tikal! baw saku kampanyahanay ta sa n7w cities BA. haha ranking from 5 down to 7? lol Bacolod rank 4th. tandaan mu rain “pictures can be deceiving” lol bakod pa sang post nga wala kami binatbat BA! huh? sure ka now sagutin mu isa2 yung ma accusations ko sa lugar mu which is true naman gusto mu dugangan ko pa GD?? anu ang gina tikal mu sa smallville? nga gina gwardyahan sang pulis kay tungod pirme may ginamo sang last Lang may nnatiruhan da sa ulo di bala? cheap smallvile nyu kay ginabantayan pa ka pulis anu na baylehan Lang??? lol Kung tikal ka dal.a na Lang tanan hambal bala Tg.iya ka mang inasal tga iloilo galing mang inasal da wala man gina kan.an gina it*tan (spg) sang government employee! haha yuck. baw Huo gale may Mega world sa sta. Barbara may ara mga bata gapamasura para may inug Dada kayuck pa sang basurahan da sa inyo Daw sa payatas Lang lol.. for evidence watch this video sa YouTube “poverty the unseen misery part 01″ may part 2 pa na gale Basi bala mmahambal ka butigon sakun haw Huya man ta sa iphone4 mu nga nd man imu haha or Kung imu man China phone nga iPhone4 low quality sang camera haha. lol sa mga debate rain indi ka gid mag pabalo sang identity mu kay pwede nila magamit itsura mu para bullyhin ka haha intsinde? sisiw ka pa sakun sa lalisanay ka weak sang response mu hehe

  36. hi rain Ari gale ang link hu

    http://www.mb.com.ph/node/330811/deped6-puni#.UJpmQObvCdg

    basahon mu Kung panu nag dinaya sa NAT exam ang iloilo ha

    rain Basi wala ka kabalo nag baha asta sa liog sa iloilo search mu Lang sa YOUTUBE ini hu ah “BAHA ILOILO” indi pag lantawa ang 4 years ago nga video ky sa Frank pa na lantawon mu ang mga 2 or 3 months ago kay sang paghabagat na don’t worry ang baha sa SYUDAD nabaw Lang pero ang baha sa uma sa barotac umaBot hanggang leeg,

    search mu man sa Google or YOUTUBE “sunog sa tanza iloilo” 500 na ka balay.

    rain before ko mag sulat SAng ibira ko GA basa basa ko para sagano pamangkoton ako madepensahan ko ina kay may ebidensya ko. ok indi ako parehos sa inyo ña mahilig magubra2 Storya.. tikal mu Kung natindog na ina cge mu balik2 ang Injap wala pa gani kalab.ot 3fl ang natindog. hi residence di 5 condo towers complete na 2 more to go plus 2 12fl commercial tower diri wala na ginabalik2 tikal. 40fl nyu indi pa na cgurado kag ang kataason mi wala pa na budget Siling “BASI pa LANG” ina! city hall namon? baw sang San.o natindog city hall nyu? bag.o Lang dba? kami 4 years ago pa. “the most photographed city hall in th phil NA gani search bala “new government center-bacolod” kay paborito ina sang mga photographer! kay sin.o Capitol gale nag litik pag linog? haha kanami sang government buildings di samun pwede malagawan.Lol tikalon cmu ah! please.tikal Kung natindog na ok? lol

    • HAHA EVERY DAY DAMO TAGA BCD GA PA ILOILO PARA MAG PROCESS SANG MGA REQ. SA DIIN PA KAMO BI MA SALIG KUNDI SA CAPITAL CENTER SANG WESTERN VISAYAS.’
      MA PA MANILA KAPA NGA ARI NA ILOILO?.’ GA SALIG MO HAHAHHA
      SALIG LANG AHH.’

      YOU CAN FAKE A SMILE “plastic” BUT YOU CAN’T FAKE LOVE.’

      MASSKARA.’ BITTER HAHAHAH LOSER.’

      • Hoy tikalon! May PRC branch na di nga ibutang for renewel. Bye bye Dakbanwa sang Kagaw! Bwahaha! Inyo lang na Regional Center niyo, paamulya para sa mga naagawan korona. Bwahaha! Love? Nugay kamo da, yuhum pa lang indi mahimo, ayhan pa ang love? Buki buki, paano mag “love” kung pait piyerme ang hitsura! Bwahaha!

      • WAHAHAHA YUGA LOL KA UNGO SA IMU AH….ANG REGIONAL CAPITAL NGA NAUNGOSAN SANG PROVINCIAL CAPITAL HAHA SUS ANU ANG TIKAL MU?? HAHA NGA DAKU PA ANG INCOME SANG BACOLOD KESA SA ILOILO?? LOL HAHA TI MAY EBIDENSIYA MAN KO SA KAPALPAKAN SANG FLOOD CONTROL SA INYO SIMPLY SEARCH “BAHA ILOILO” SA YOUTUBE VIDEO./.. LOL

        ARI TOTO ND KO NA TNI MAGPOST GALING DAW TIKAL2 KA GD SA PIC EH HAHA

        https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.107710129326892.10969.100002637171750&type=3

        ARA LANTAWA WALA NA GINA TIKAL OPEN NA NA SA FEB 2013 KAMU TINUIG PA MA HULAT BAG.O MAGTINDOG NA GID LOL

      • Hoy buang! Wala ka ya gali labot sa probinsya mo? Tingalo ko man nga pigado ang Probinsya sang Iloilo kay? Kay ginadalukan sang Dakbanwa. Bwahaha! Yuck! Dahak dahak!

    • Wala kami labot sa Study.’
      nag sabat sabat malang kami dre kay hambal nu mas more ang Development nu sa Iloilo kag gina bayaan na sang BCD ang Iloilo.’ wala man sila ibidinsya nga ipakita.’ not bad no. 11 kami haha
      mas Progressive man Gyapon Iloilo kay sa BCD.’

      • hahahha ok ahhh.’ Galing Amo gid na ya ang Reality.’
        indi tungod kay taga Dre ko ahh.’
        kag isa pa ano law-ay dre man?.’ damo Mall.’ Tambayan Baskog Night Life Dre damo pilian sa Small Ville palang hahaha pay Paseo kag Down town pa =))
        damo pa Buildingsnga tag-as may 21flr na gina sugudan na may 40 stories nga sa next year na ang grwnbreaking.’
        ti hambal nu na ulihi na kami.’ duha amon mega wold sa Sta. Barbara kag Mandurriao may Avida tower pa kami and Many more =))
        inyo ya nga gina padayaw kay hambal nu na wigit na kami ti diin na ibidinsya mo?.’

      • yutss mo e pirme ko dira sa iloilo kay every week naga kadto ako sa aklan…for a visit…..hehehe pero iloilo law ay gid ya e and ginahambal mo damo ma na da sa bacolod daw si into ka padayaw ka gid dsun hahahaha……damo mana di noy sa bacolod di ko nalang pag ihambal di man ko ya tikalon hahahaha.

      • Ini pa lang nga case study wigit na kamo, wigit pa guid kamo sa kamatuoran! Bwahaha! Kadto na lang sa Government Center a para masilawan kamo sang mga padya nga nag-alabot sa Dakbanwa sang Bacolod. Bwahaha!

      • gt. kung every week ka gid man dre sa Iloilo pamatud-eh bi lapit lang oofice ko sa terminal ka Iloilo via bacolod.’ kng tood gid man na ginahambal mo nga every week ari ka dre pamatud-eh.’ pamahawan tapa ka kung mapamatud-an mo guid man nga ga tabok ka re evry week.’ galing basi tikal lang?.’
        oo may ara kamo mga buildings pero ilisipon.’ weew 5, 3 4 7 2 1 stories lang galing kag indi pa nami ang pag ka pinta ka buildings nyo tapos hambalon nu wigit na kami?.’ diin damipi to ano ako nalang ma post pic dre ka bacolod?.’ haha uma Ciudad nu bi mo diin kaya kita City may katubuhan man?.’ city tapos uma tsura nya tapos insultuhon pa ang Iloilo nga mas Progrisibo daw sila?.’ sa dapa dapa lang kamo ka Iloilo to.’ sorry tama ka layo ang iloilo sa bacolod more than 10 yrs.’ napamatud-an kona ya kay ga kadto kadto ko dra.’

      • Yak! Ngaa mapakita man siya sa imo kay basa latnan mo siya sang kagaw mo. Bwahaha! Dipa-opisina opisina ka pa nga kargador ka lang da guro sa pier nga tupad sang suba ninyo nga gaalingasaw sang kabaho. Bwahaha! Anong law-ay pinta man? Inyo ya gani wala pa nagatindog, ginatikal na. Basi mangin The Ruins ina. Bwahaha!

      • ulol mo rain….. di bale mabalik nalang ako kay sa Dumangas ako ga agui these days kay dala ko akon trailblazer …ok ah ano number ka celpon mo kay kontakon taka thats a deal.. ano draw nalang ta nga duha bwa hahaha..

      • RAIn….hahahah kontakon talang ka ah..that a deal….no need ka pamahaw mo….gahulat to sa aklan pabuwang ko ka tangke or punong ko didto hahaha…tambakan ta pa ka ,,ka bangros kag lukon bwa hahahaha…

      • At GT meg Contaka lang ko.’ gheee meg lagaw ta dre ya sa Iloilo.’ kay kung mag lagaw ko sa Bacolod Contakon taman ka ahhh.’ add lang ko sa FB

        ika4th@gmail.com

        pakilala ka meg ahhh.’
        btw Buki kaw gusto mo mag join sa amon?.’
        basi amo pani maka pa peace sa aton =))
        hehe ga enjoy man ko ka wakal dre ahhh basta meg GT add ko sa FB kay i PM ko simo Contact no. Ko =))

        damo bangros mo meg?.’ paburito kona gheee asahan ko na ahhh =))
        baklon ko lang kng tag pila =))

      • ok ah…lagaw mo ko da sa iloilo..hehehe..ato balang car wash nga naga bikini lang ara pa na dira….kay dra nalang ako pa car wash hahaha….sa bacolod GOLDEN FIELD man lang di mayu ah.

      • @MEG GT.’ SINSYA KALANG SA MGA ARGUMENTS KO KAY BUKI.’ GAKA LINGAW KO HAMPANG SIYA BAIS PRO WALA SYA KABALO BISAN ANO KO KA BAIS SYA PALANGA KOMAN GYAPON ANG BACOLOD HAHA DRA YA ABI GA ISTAR MGA PAKAISAHAN KO KAG PAKADUHAAN ANG LOLA KO TAGA KABANGKALAN PA.’
        KAG ISA PA TWIN CITY BALA ANG ILOILO KAG BACOLOD =))
        GI MEG ANO FB ACCOUNT MO?.’ PARA MA DAYON TAYA LAGAW AHHH.’ SI BUKI PA INTRAHON TAMAN KNG GUSTO NYA =))

      • RAIN sa school ok ako dyan sa iloilo most negrense makadto pa da sa iloilo for study…me CPU din ……ok ah….tao naman kung saan sya nakatira ipaglaban nya talaga un hehehe beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ika nga hahaha.

      • Ok cge Kung progreso lugar mu just search “baha iloilo” videos in YOUTUBE. Siling di bala gina tikal ang flood control kag drainage widening sang mga POLITIKO nyu? Huuuuwwaaay is dat ang baha ara.man gyapon sang pag habagat not.just 1 or 2 but 10 places ang gn pang baha pati uma sa barotac kibot ko gin baha pa asta liog! Parking lot ka sm gna baha! Mga dalanon! Sunog when it comes sa sunog diri sa Bacolod wala GA lab.ot diri isa ka gatos ka balay pinaka dako guro 20 Lang nga.a sa iloilo GA ka lab.ot 500 progreso kamu kulang bombero nyu! When it comes to academics iloilo gina tikal wala GD sila gaka bilin but if u search in Google “iloilo cheats” magwa dira sa news ka interaksyon or Manila bulletin ang iloilo gin dugagangan ang score.sa NAT exam para abi mag taas man ang Ila nga ratings so effective nangin no. 3 sila nationwide. If u search in Google top universities in the Philippines since 2005 mi wala man iskwelahan na dala sa iloilo! When it comes to sports sus wigit2 kaayo pirme gina pakaon balas sang negros ang iloilo! Imagine recently Lang ha Domingo lacson gin lampaso ang CPU sa.softball college vs. High school lol mi wala ka kwa.medalya sa unigames! SYUDAD tubo? Sus Pila kabilog ang SYUDAD sa iloilo province? Income sang isa ka lugar para nangin isa ka SYUDAD is 125m pero haluson pa kamu mka SYUDAD da! Tubo Gina Suya mu sa Bacolod atleast we have tubo nga ma export kamu ya? Anu ma export nyu? Pati sweetest mango gani gina claim nyu naman haha para makaambit Lang lol! O

      • Nugay da kagaw nga acid Rain kay wala ko tiempo magsabat sa mga istorya kuris-kuris. Bwahaha! Boom! Ina ya Masskara 2012! Iya ya picture picture lang, ara ya video na guid ka baha. Bwahaha!

      • At masskara 2008 paun at un ang pina ka malalang baha sa amin.’ simula non di na kiami Binabaha hanggang Ngaun.’ matitibay na Drainage System dito at may Flood Control pa.’ pa salamat nga kami don nang dahil don mas pinatibay pa drainage system dito.’
        2012 na next year babaha ng big project dito mgaraming high rise Buildings ang masisipag sulputan.’
        view mo sa link sa last part.’ maraming bagong project don ung 21 stories building namin next year tapos na at may Restaurant sa 21 flr. don food trip tau libre ko kau =))

      • @masskara any link nga naga pamatood sang mga ginapanghambal mo?.’ ang google search mo paki post?.’ kay kng may ibidinsya ka ti aus ahh pro kung wala ti Tikal naman?.’
        wala kami labot sa mga games exam etc. kay kami indi man dra mag paulihi.’ kag ano hambal mo may dinaya gina dugangan ang Score?.’ sa diin paki post bi sang ibidinsya?.’

        ga tutuk kami sabng sa mga project para sa future ka City of Iloilo not only Iloilo pati Western Visayas.’ abi mo hapos lang maging Regional Center?.’ gina ulikid man namon ang mga probinsya nga under sa ginasakupan ka Western Visayas
        .’
        ti ang mga gina pang wakal mo nga mga nag champion, nag dalaog, naka pa tindon na sila sang mga project dra sa BCD may 40 stories Building sila nga ma ipatindog soon?.’ ang Iloilo may 40 stories building nga i patindog kag next year na ang grwndbreaking lantawa lang ang link nga gin hatag ko sa last part ara dra mga gina wakal ko.’

        btw about city, oo duha lang city sa Iloilo Passi kag Iloilo City pero sin-o ang Centro ka WV?.’ Iloilo City Gyapon.’
        kag kung tubo ang paga isturyahan damo man dri tubo sa Province, may Plantasyon man ka Kape kag Pinya kag sigurado kamo nga ang tubo ka Bacolod maka pa tam-is sang Kape ka Iloilo?.’
        Partida pana gani nga 56 sq/kms lang gani ang Iloilo City tama ka gamay kumpara sa Bacolod.’ pero kita monaman mas Progressive kami Gyapon

        ” sa Study nga ni sang mga students wala ko question sa Result.’ Congratss nag no. 1 kamo bisan sa Study lang.’
        pero ang gina indian kolang ngaah hambalon nu nga na wigit na kami in terms in Development?.’
        4th kami subng sa pina ka Progrisibo nga Syudad na una lang ang Manila, Cebu & Davao next Iloilo =))

      • @Buki ang Video nga gina wakal ya Anyos Tyempos pato.’ 2012 na next year ma complete na ang drainage system ka City of iloilo subng gina ubra palang pro ang flood control ya 2009 tapos na ya ehh kita mo si frank lang nag pabaha sa amon sang subra.’
        ngaah kamo sure kamo nga wala kamo gina baha?.’
        Bunuki kaman mag comment mo mga kagaw?.’ ikaw wala ka kagaw haw?.’ ugaling squatter?.’ paligo to para ma dula mga kagaw mo.’
        kag take note ang mga picture ka iloilo latest na 2012 iya ka bcd ya?.’ city hall nu cute cute Capitol nu Cute cute tama ka gamay.’ kadto dre sa Iloilo bala para maka kita ka sang ginatawag Building.’

      • Amona ang Progressive?.’ lapad tood karsada ang mga building nila daw pung-it ka dako tapos hambalon nila.’ mas nami ang bcd. na wigit na ang iloilo pro pag search mo ka bcd ay abaw cute cute.’ building gidman to kung balay lang?.’ ang SM tama ka Gamay ang Robinsons bcd daw gauisano lang kadako dre sa iloilo.’ ti maano nalang tani man?.’
        ma tinikal?.’ wai koya may ibidinsya ko ya

        http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.180885885379819.42036.134072773394464&type=3

        2012 na =))

      • buki lantawa new Airport nu, ka Tunga lang ka Iloilo Airport.’
        ang SM nu weew Cute cute daw SM delgado lang ka Iloilo Ang SM Iloilo Paya tupad Plazuela Mall partida nalang na?.’ ang City hall ka bcd 3 stories lang?.’ ang Iloilo 8 Stories ang Capitol nu?.’ 3 Stories lang?.’ iya ka Iloilo 7 Stories.’ ang night life?.’ damo daw bar sa bcd kag lapta lapta.’ dre Small Ville palang wala na kamo.’ may Paseo kag Down town area pa indi kolng pag isa isahon ang mga bar dre tama bi ka damo mo.’

        may suba kamo nga Gina agyan ka Barko? gina hiwatan ka dragon bout every year etc?.’ may ara kami ya Iloilo River Esplanade kag last May 30 to June 1 dre ginhiwat ang 1st ever International River Summit kay ang Iloilo River isa sa pina ka Tinlo nga CITY RIVER sa bilog nga KALIBOTAN kung higko suba dre namon ambot lang kung mag daog Gold medal ni sa Chicago USA.’ kng may Baywalk kamo soon may ara man kami Fort San Perdo Boulevard.’ and MANY MORE.’

        ti amo na ang na wigit sa Development?.’ hahahahhaa kadlaw lang ko.’

      • Buki.’ lantawa ang Iloilo River Blue Blue nag daog ni sya Gold medal sa Chicago.’
        nanligad hambal nu may naga lutaw nga taeh kag damo damo basura?.’
        anhon mo kay may ibidinsya nanaman ko ohh nami maligo Blue Blue =))
        Suba na sya ahh indi na Dagat =))

        http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=180890408712700&set=a.180885885379819.42036.134072773394464&type=3&theater

        *ari balita pag daog nya ohhh

        http://aksyonradyoiloilo.com.ph/iloilo-city-nakabatok-sang-gold-award-sa-liveable-communities-award-sa-usa/

      • mga buki ari ang Smallville iloilo City Night Life ka Iloilo Tupad Iloilo River
        Damo dra mga Bar kag nami mag Bar Hopping =)) lapit lang na SM City Iloilo kag Paseo baw iyawan ka Gid Bar Hopping lapit man Down town pila lng ka minuto nga byahe indi lapta lapta.’
        sa bcs mag bar hopping ka sa gasulina or sa pilitihay palang lugi kana ano abi tama ka layo ang agwat sang mga bar mall etc. nu.’
        sino na naka pa smallville sa inyo?.’ baw may latest na dra subng damo naman gimik dre
        2009 pani bi ang pic. ka smallville mo nami tani sbng kay damo nagid Buildings kag bar.’

        pasugidon ulihi na kami sa Development?.’ hahahah kadlawan lang kamo ka taga Iloilo ga palang lapaw Tikal nu.’

        nga nga ka Buki?.’ hahahahaha bukiiiiiiii.’

        http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=180889408712800&set=a.180885885379819.42036.134072773394464&type=3&theater

      • Isa-isahon ta ang mga kabuki-an mo a…

        Regional Center: Kay tungod sa history, indi sa pagkaprogreso, kumbaga, token na lang sa naagawan korona sa pagka Queen City of the South. Bwahaha! Isa pa, kay ara kamo sa tunga, te, kamo ang regional center e. Bwahaha! Regional center nga nabilin sa lamawan. Bwahaha!

        21 and 40 stories: Abi itikal na kung napatindog na ina. Bwahaha! Basi karun ma leaning tower of Pisa pa ang guwa. Bwahaha! Ay abi ko kami ang tikalon? Bwahaha! Kung magtikal kami, ara na ang resulta, wala kami gatikal sang ara pa sa lamawan. Bwahaha!

        City Hall: Hoy buki! Lantawa City Hall niyo, wala ka class class. Bwahaha! Ngaa mapataas ka man ya bi kung pwede ka man ya kapalapad. Gin-offer sang Megaworld na hatagan sila duta sa old airport para patindugan sang nami nga new City Hall, nang indi kay gusto guid mapagutok. A, bal-an ko na, kay utok iskwater bi mo. Bwahaha!

        Capitol: Isa pa guid nga kabukian. Bwahaha! Wala ka guid ka taste taste sa Neo-Classical Architecture. Lantawa bala hitsura ka Capitol niyo ay, daw indi maintiyendihan, daw gin kuris kuris lang. Bwahaha!

        Baha, Krimen, etc: Ay nano, may Google man nga pwede ka research a. Bwahaha!

        Airport: Bwahaha! Bal-an ta man na kung sin-o nagmanehar nga ang budget nga dapat sa Bacolod nagkadto sa Iloilo. Itago ta lang sa pangalan nga Sen. Oink Oink. Bwahaha!

        Bar: Lagaw lagaw man abi, lantawa ang mga tawo nga gakadto sa mga bar niyo, wala ka class class. Bwahaha! Gamantinir lang sa isa ka botelya sang San Mig Light para kuno abi ga night out man. Bwahaha! Ano guid kung lapta lapta aw? Sa Manila gani lapta lapta man. Manul mo, wala kaagi sang ginatawag nga bar hopping. Bwahaha!

      • BUKI PARIHO KAMO KA KITID ULO SANG CAPITOL NU KAG CITY HALL NGA CUTE CUTE SAPAG KA GAMAY.’ PALAPAD?.’ ILOILO KAG BCD CITY HALL PARIHO MALANG KA LAPAD.’ GALING ANHON MO ASTA KAMI YA 8 STORIES.’ ANG CAPITOL NAMON INDI KA KA INTYENDI?.’ ANO ABI BUKI KA WALA KA KITA BUILDING NGA TAAS.’
        ANG 21 STORIES NAMON ARI ANG LATEST NEWS OHHH
        LANTAWA ANG LINK KAY GA AMAT AMAT NA TINDOG.’

        http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=248862&page=8807

        ANG 40 STORIES NAMON BASAHA LANG DRA SA LINK OHH TANAN NGA PROJECT KA ILOILO 2012 ARA DRA, INDI LANG ISA AHH KUNDI MORE BUILDINGS PA KA MAKITA DRA NGA GINA SUGUDAN NA UBRA.’ ANG SA 2013 NEXT YEAR PA IPA GWAON.’
        ARI NAMAN ANG LINK OHHHH

        http://iloiloilove.com/metro-iloilo-development-update-roll-call/

        REGINAO CENTERS.’ OO KAMI ANG REGIONAL CENTER BAL-AN MO NAMAN NA GURO KUNG PAANO AHH.’ PASALAMAT KA NANIMIGADO ANG ILOILO SANG UNA AMO NA ANG IBAN NGA ILONGGO NAG SAYLO SA CEBU KAG BACOLOD KAY KNG WALA LANG SBNG GURO KA LVL NU ANG CADIZ KABANGKALAN KAG ROXAS CITY CAPIZ.’ GALING BISAN NANIMIGADO ANG ILOILO ATLIST GA TINDOG GYAPON.’

        QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH?.’ NAAGAW KA CEBU?.’ SINO NAG DIKLARA?.’ SANG SAN-O GIN SAYLO ANG TITULO SA CEBU?.’ SIN-O ANG NAG SAYLO SANG TITULO SA CEBU?.’ WALA MAN SILA I SABAT?.’

        The QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH title was then made as Iloilo’s official nickname when Iloilo was legally declared a city for the second time by the virtue of the Commonwealth Act No. 158 in 1937.
        may diklarasyon kami ya kag may source?.’
        pro mas better ang CITY OF LOVE.’ THE MOST HIGHEST WORD OF GOD.’
        smile lang ka mo ya gani kag indi tanan nga smile maayo.’ may plastic man nga smile parihas sa imo Buki.’

        AIRPORT.’ MAS UNA KAMI GINPATINDUGAN ka AIRPORT.’ KAMO YA GANI ULIHI NA KAY NA HISA KAMO SA ILOILO NGA MAY BAGO NGA AIRPORT.’
        SINO NAMAN NG HAMBAL SIMO NGA SI SEN. ILONGGO GIN BUHINAN YA ANG PARA SA AIRPORT NU?.’ ANY LINK ABI NGA MAKAPAMATUOD?.’ TSIMIS TIKAL LANG NA BUKI?.’

        SA KRIMIN NATURAL LNG NA ANG MA USWAG NGA LUGAR MAY ARA SINA LANTAWA ANG MANILA BALA ADLAW ADLA MAY CRIMEN?.’ KAY MA USWAG ANG LUGAR.’

        BAR.’ INDI MOKO PAG SUGIDAN SANG MGA BAR DRA.’ GINA LANGAWAN BAR NU DRA.’ AMBOT GANI KNG NGAAH AHH.’ UNLIKE DRE DAMO TAWO KAG GUTOK PERMI DAMO DAMO KAPA PILIAN.’

        BAY-EH LNG BUKI KAY NEXT YEAR HUMAN NA ANG AMON NGA INJAP TOWER SA PANG 21 FLR SANG TOWER MAY RESTAURANT.’ LIBREHON TAKA AHH PARA MAKA SAKA KAMAN SA MGA MATAG-AS KAG MABAKOD NGA BUILDING =))
        LAGAW TAKA DAUN SA ESPLANADE NAMON TAMA KA NAMI KAG MAKA RELAX KA GID DRE =))

      • buki ma join ka sa amon?.’ para maka lagaw kaman sa Iloilo.’
        GT pano taka ma Contact?.’
        =))
        gani sakto ka meg ahhh hehehhe
        sadya si MASSkara sunlugon meg hahahha.’
        meg GT ti san-o plano ta?.’
        Buki ma join ka sa amon.’ Friends nata bala sagi bais wala gid na ahhh.’
        =))

      • Ang kawatan indi mag ako nga nagngawat. Bwahaha! Nugay ka! Ngaa mahisa man kami sa airport niyo bi? Kung kinahanglan na namon bag-o nga airport, hisa na dayun. Itot mo e! Bwahaha! Nagnami lang na ang airport niyo kay ginluhuran ni Porky niyo. Bwahaha! Kagaw! Tikalon! Bwahaha!

      • Hoy buang! Namigado kamo kay todo bantay lang kamo sa iban, kami ya naninguha diri para magsaka. Bwahaha! Bitter ka lang. Bwahaha! Abi, bag-o ka magtikal sang building building niyo da, siguraduha nga indi na kamo kinahanglan magkadto sa Bacolod para magbaligya sang mga unit niyo da. Abi ko manggaranon na kamo? Abi ko damo na kwarta, suno sa imo? Wah! Bacolod man lang giyapon ang masalbar sa inyo. Bwahaha! Hoy kagaw! Panumdumon mo liwat nga ang kalamay sang Negros ang nagpa manggad sa Iloilo. Sang ara na ang Puerto sa Pulupandan nga indi na kinahaglan magkadto sa Dakbanwa sang mga Kagaw, wah! Namigado. Bwahaha!

  37. Ok so be it… mga taga-Iloilo nalang, let’s join together against Cebu… we know you Ilonggos hate Cebu too. let’s unite against those trying hard cities na gustong ungusan ang Davao like Cebu and CDO, ang kakapal ng mukha.

  38. Mga taga-Iloilo at taga-Bacolod… huwag na kayong mag-away… samanahn niyo nalang kami and let’s be united against Cebu para lumubog na ang syudad na yan…. Davao-Bacolod-Iloilo vs. Cebu. Napakadumi ng Cebu at stagnant na sa developments in the past years.

    • Maganda ang relasyon ng Bacolod at Cebu in fact marami ng mga negosyante from CEBU ang nag negogosyo dito sa Bacolod. As far as I know ang Bacolod ay Hindi nakikipag.away sa ibang lugar. Yung mga taga iloilo parati ang pilit NA pinu put down ang Bacolod dahil ayaw nilang maungusan namin sila kaya nanggugulo sila Dito.. I love Cebu and Davao but I hate iloilo.

  39. Bacolod is now more progressive than Cebu. Bacolod’s malls are better. Bacolod is now the best and most progressive city in Visayas while Davao is the best city in Mindanao.

  40. Dear Negros Today: i appreciate the offer but i’m pleased to inform you that i have a good friend who grew up in Silay City who’s willing to be my guide, if ever i change my mind about going there. Anyway, even though i detect criticisms in your post, i certainly see your point. Some people are just not intelligent enough to understand other people’s views. There’s no use arguing with freaks anymore. Thanks for the advise. :D

  41. I’ve never been to Bacolod City but i planned to go there before Christmas kasi i’ve been told na maganda daw yung may falls sa Mangbukal, but now wag na lang kasi LEAVABLE daw sya eh…hahaha funny kasi yung comment ni JADE and PAWKS instead na i promote yung city NILAYASAN pa..CAMSUR na lang ulit to get away from the stress in Manila..:D

  42. I’m from Naga City and kung ako yung gagawa ng study syempre Naga yung #1, lalo na if nag survey ako sa mga taga Naga rin..:D most likely taga Bacolod yung gumawa nitong survey, from a school in Bacolod din, and taga Bacolod din yung mga na survey…

    • Hoy buang! Hambal na gani ka naghimo sang blog nga taga Santa Rosa, Laguna siya. Nugay na da palahog-lahog nga taga Naga kay indi ka bagay. Daw kagaw ka nga damo sa Iloilo. Bwahaha!

      • Dear Tribu Buki, i’d never claim to be from anywhere else but my beloved Naga City, although i’m now based in Manila and i’ve also lived in GenSan. For the record, I’ve only been to Iloilo once, when we did the Visita Iglesia, and i found the place nice. Also, now i know for sure that i would never set foot in LEAVABLE Bacolod dahit baka unang apak ko pa lang eh umalingasaw na yung kayabangan, kawalang modo, at kabastosan mu, then i would want nothing else but to leave the city of friendly people as this survey claimed. I’m not picking a fight with anybody here. I just found the phrase LEAVABLE Bacolod as posted by Jade and Pawks funny. No offense meant there, i just posted it as it is.

      • Wah! Nugay da pakuno-kuno nga buang ka kay nagsabat ka sa ginhambal ko sa Hiligaynon. Bwahaha! Inarte pa da a, puerte ka feeling artista. Nugaya na ko, halin ka sa siyudad sang kagaw kay indi amo na maghambal ang mga taga Naga. Bwahaha! Wah kagaw!

      • Dear Tribu Buki, have i mentioned that i’ve lived (please take note LIVED) in GenSan for more than a year? i think i mentioned it in my previous reply to one of your trashy posts. just so you know, a lot of people in GenSan can speak Ilonggo and although I can’t, at least i can understand the dialect. You just don’t know how to defend your stand anymore so you always stoop to trash level. Well what can we expect from someone from LEAVABLE Bacolod? Sorry, si Tribu Buki lang pala. Kaya NILALAYASAN ang LEAVABLE Bacolod eh, umaalingasaw kasi ang bahu ni Tribu Buki…

      • @mart: Pagpasensyahan mo na lang si Tribu Buki, alam mo naman kasing kainitan ng palitan ng salita dito sa mga comments. Mag-ingat na lang sa mga sinusulat mo sa panahong ganito kasi sa pagkakabasa ko sa mga sinulat mo, mabilis magkamali sa pagkakaintindi. Hayaan mo, kung pupunta ka sa Negros, ito-tour ka namin. Hayaan mo na si Tribu Buki, mainit lang ulo niyan dahil sa mga naunang nanlait dito.

    • naga??????? napunta ako dyan….my purpose is in tigaon….but i stayed in naga….naga….maganda ba para sayo yun mart…have you ever been in other cities??? yakkkkss……

  43. Dinagyang cant beat the Masskara Fiestival….thats true..wlang katulad ang street party sa masskara at wla yung ilo2 nito…every masskara a lot of people came from cebu,manila just to party during masskara feastival,,and additional damu artista ga kad2 dri sa bacolod maski wla cla event..just to enjoy and have party sa lacson,mushu,chalet,sober club,mo2,flow,sibeera,dug,out,artdistric,,,hehehe sa ilo2 smallville lng???hehehe tpos kung mg kad2 mga artista sa ilo2 ga balik daun pgka bwas po dri sa bacolod ga extand pa then galagaw pa sa mga tourist spot.hehehe tpos always lg ag bacolod ga hold sg mga international event…and that the prof nga..leavable gd ang bacolod cause even internaional people choose bacolod to host the event so wla cla worries,,unlike sa ilo-ilo anu nga international event natabo sa ilo-ilo kg kapila???kg dri sa bcd my AYALA MALL,METRO GAISANO,BMW SHOWROOM,CONVERGYS,TRANSCOM,PANASIATIC,TELETECH,TELEPERFOMANCE,FOCUS,ALLIANCE,EXPONENT SOLUTION,NEXT LEVEL etc,,and many more to mention ehehe..sa ilo-ilo2 pila kabilog call center???kg damu tga ilo2 dri pa ga ubra sa bacolod hehehe..so gina pabalo lg gd sa mga taga ilo-ilo nga mas progreso ang bacolod sg sa inyo….

    • it’s supposed to be LIVABLE (matitirhan) and not LEAVABLE (nilalayasan). :D May kaibigan ako from Silay City who said na known daw for pagiging mayabang ang mga taga Bacolod. with your post… hmmm…well…i guess you’re living up to the expectations…

      • Hoy buang! Nugay ka da! Halin ka sang tribu ka mga kagaw sa Iloilo. Bwahaha! Ang tikal mayo na kay may inugtikal pero ang ga tikal nga indi man tuod ang ginatikal ang tuod nga tikalon. Bwahaha!

      • Mart – Please note the difference between “Proud” & “Vain”.
        Maybe sa salita, mukhang ‘mayabang’ ang tiga Bacolod & Negros. BUT…,
        pag punta mo rito…, you’ll see the most hospitable & friendly kind of people.
        It even shows in the intonation on how we ordinarily speak…, di ba.
        Peace. Posting here is “pra hapi-hapi lang naman”.

      • MART for your information…pag napunta sa manila yang kaibigan mong taga SILAY and pag natanung sya kung taga saan sya…hehehe hindi taga SILAY sagot nyannnnnn sasabihin ng kaibigan mo na taga bacolod sya thats for sure…..most negrense pag tinanong sa ibang lugar kung saan sya sa negross…alam mo ang sagot????BACOLOD, ibig sabihin yung kaibigan mong SILAY mayabang din hhahaha,,,dahil taga bacolod din yan hahahaha.

      • @JM Ibigsabihin mas progressive pa ang Sultan Kudarat sa Bacolod?.’
        syempre picture parin ang basihan ko di puro squatter na ugaling tikal hahaha.’
        =p
        Iloilo most Progressive than Bacolod.’ ang iban pikon na hahaha
        Realty ang basihan indi tikal ahhh wala man ibidinsya =))

    • @Jade.’ Are you Sure?.’ Sabagay wala mo gidman tu-od nakilala ang Iloilo sagi naman kamo Bira Dre?.’
      Dinagyang VS Masskara?.’
      wala kamo gani ka tapak ALIWAN FIESTA.’ unlike Iloilo 5 times Champion sa Aliwan sa 10 yrs 5 yrs gid iya ka Dinagyang tapos amo na hambalon mo indi ka perdi?.’ sa Sinulog palang gani NgaNga na kamo pro.’ amo ni ang kamatuuran.’ Dinagyang Festival The Festival Capital of the Philippines kay indi lang local kundi International Tourist ang naga kadto.’ kag nalibot na ka Dinagyang ang Kalibotan ang Masskara ya?.’
      ga pahimuyong na mga Ilonggo indi nu sagi garit kay asta malang kamo sa Hambal.’
      Pabugal nu Mega world nu?.’ ti diin na ang Ibidinsya?.’
      ang iya ka ILOILO ara sa Link sa Last Part.’
      Di kami Puro salita May Ibidinsya kami kaya we call City of Laove dahil sa magagandang ugali naming mga Ilonggo.’ Wag nung i Damay ang nananahimik na City namin kasi pag kami Bumanat di nu masagot ng MATUWID ang mga tanong namin Puro Tikal na Pinkon na kung anonaong baktiriya basura ang laman ng mga Comments nu.’ most LEAVABLE?.’ EHH BAKIT UGALING SQUATTER mga pinag sasabi nu dito.’ Piling pili lang nga ang mga Matitinong Bacolenio.’

      ito ibidinsya naming taga ILOILO ohhh ang Pic ng mga Developments na Minamaliit nu pero wala naman kayo.’ ung last part don ma kikita ang mga Project na mag sisimula na sa 4th Quarter of 2012.’ sa pina ka baba ng pics.’
      Enjoy ahhh NGANGA naman ang mga Bitter

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.180885885379819.42036.134072773394464&type=3

      • GT.’ Gina Baco nalang ang Bacolod mo kay Lugdang na.’
        NMo Need na pic ahh kay naka tapak naman ko dra.’ weew
        tama kami ka Advance sa inyo more than 10 yrs.’ NGA NGA ka eh no?.’

      • HISSSSSSSAAAAAA ……….RAIN ………himo ka study nga imo ibutang mo ang iloilo number zero hahahaha…mayu na kay mas una sa number one……sermota ka sadik hehehhe….pancolo …kurnuto hahaha..

      • Hoy kagaw! Sin-o galugdang ang dakbanwa kung ang inyo dakbanwa, lugdang piyerme sa baha! Flood Control Project? Diyutay ulan, aha gilayon. Bwahaha!

      • Haha ay tuod? Hindi pa kayo nakaapak sa Aliwan ang MASSKARA nakaapak na sa Japan,China,hk,and Singapore representative ng pilipinas sa world tourism festival! Eh anu BA Yang dinagyang nyu? Kasi pagdating sa mga events.walang wala kayo sa masskara example ko sau ang lacson St. Party the longest St. Party in the Phil. Hindi Lang tga Bacolod ang pumupunta Jan foreigners ,celebrities politicians, tga Manila Davao and Cebu even ILONGGOs too. U can’t compare MASSKARA festival to other festival in the Phils. Yes 5 times champion sa aliwan kayo sana sinama mu noong 2006 that iloilo was claiming to be the champion that time noong pumarada sila sa isabela na may bit2 na tarpaulin “aliwan champion 2006″ pero Hindi pala nila alam na yung sinulog of Cebu pumarada din Dun (the real champion of aliwan 2006! Haha Yan BA ang city of love? Kilala BA kau sa pangalan na Yan? Kasi sa alam ko 666bagyong Frank city kau Diba?? Haha basehan BA ng progrêsong lugar ang mkikita sa pictures? Imagine toto yung picture na pinopost mu eh kampanya nyu sa.n7w cities..may nakita ka bang promotional video or photos na kumakampanya ang BACOLOD? Wala Diba? Pero tingnan mu ang ranking ang Bacolod ay nasa 4th spot! Kau from 5 down to 7 lol! Dinagyang 5times pala yung pinagyayabang mu or infra sa inyo?? Bacolod city 6 years consecutive business friendly in the visayas 2007 business.friendly in the entire Phil. Awarded in. Thailand as best practice of PPP. JJWC Model area! Toto FYI nga pala Bacolod ang may pinakamalaking income sa WV Milyon ang agwat namin sa inyo pumapangalawa Lang kau at sa baba nyu puro SYUDAD na ng negros lol

      • Davao City ranked 87th fastest growing city in the world by the City Mayors Foundation and 10th Asian City of the Future by the FDI Magazine. It is the most important financial and trade center and the richest city in Mindanao thus the nickname the ” Crown Jewel of the South”. It is the 5th best performing city financially, 2nd best city that caters the tourist with best natural attractions, 4th producer of young professionals, 9th in having the most cultural and commercial ties here and abroad, 1st in calamity safety index and 3rd in having the best infrastructure among the cities in the country.

        di mo maulaw? away away pamo. lol

      • yuts!!! ano man ginawangal nyo man…panamion ta ang bilog nga pilipinas, indi puro hisaay… diin utak nyo man….kung wala ang city nyo sa list or indi nag top…next time improve nyo ang inyo city para makilala… getzzz?????? pes!!!1

  44. SA TUOD LNG TGA ILO2 MAN KO SG SUGOD KO ESWKELA DRI SA BACOLOD NPATUNAYAN KO NA MAS TAWHAY DRI SA BACOLOD OR LET SAY LEAVABLE GD MAN..UNLIKE DRA SA ILO2 AGA PA MG GWA SA SA CITY AFTER AWHILE PILIT NA KA LAWAS MO KG DRI SA BACOLOD INDI MANOL ANG TAWO HEHEHE DRA ILO2 TANAN NLNG GD B..KG SA PAGKABALO KO LNG HA HALOS TANAN NGA NEGOSYANTE SA ILO2X DRI HALIN SA BACOLOD OR NEGROS..DAMU KO KLASMATE DAMU MONEY DMU BUSINESS SA ILO2X RO IT MEANS NGA AG TGA BACOLOD OR NEGROS GA BULIG SA ECONOMEY SG ILO2X..SORRY FELLOW ILONGGO:)

  45. sa kadamo sang comment nga nabasa ko isa lang ang mahambal ko. kong medyo mahina lang ang resources mo sa Bacolod ka estar. kay barato didto mga paryente ko nga wala man ibuga sa Bacolod sila. damo nabal an ko nga indi man gid well off pero survive sila sa Bacolod.. In terms of complete amenities mas damo ang iloilo… kong sa pera ang paga hambalan damo ya ang iloilo… pero kong pangabuhi lang puede ka na sa Bacolod. balo ko nga damo ko da classmates sa Bacolod pero for me it is not the right place…indi ta na pag imention ang education iloilo is much better than Bacolod.. no need to go to detail …..

    • Nugayi na ko da inday. Ang wala kwarta sa inyo gaistar. Hello, kung wala kwarta, ngaa abi ang Ayala sa Bacolod nagpatindog sang ila mall sa Bacolod, ang Starbucks nag-una diri kag may duwa pa ka luxury brands na manug-abri. Bwahaha!

    • ikaw rin nag sabi na marami kang kilala na hindi well off pero survive sa bacolod that means …bacolod is livable…..and YJA basahin mo ang topic dito the most livable cities …kung wala ka pala di ka puede sa iloilo that means di sya livable…ok.

      • Bacolod may not be the best….but this study shows it is the # 1,, and i respect whoever made this…..i dont care about the criteria and the magnitude of this study…if you disagree its your opinion nobody can take that from you….if you agree fine,kaya di umu unlad ang Pinas dahil ganito tayong mga pinoy.

  46. Should have been the raw data was shown , the number , specific indicators , their points score , the rationale of higher weight , the formula , the source of data , its currency , its specificity, credibility, source
    Example :

    2nd Quality of Life scoring : why Bacolod ranked number two , what are the criteria for ranking , what contributes to its higher score ? do they factor the Life expectancy rate which is higher there compare to all cities ? majority of population eat highly nutritious 3 times a day with sufficient leisure activities with very low incidence of malnutrion ?live very comportably in decent houses through National Statistic Coordinating Board ? strangely low morbidity of pneumonia diarrea? number of wellness center ? Tae-bu Association ?

    The 2nd in having the best delicacies in the country : what leads them to be declared as such , number of consumption? if so , wheres the data……who declared certain Culinary Organization such being the best? is it through survey ? what does it mean ” best delicacy” does make it distinct from all others, does its piaya taste superlatively delicious than the piaya of Antique? it’s chicken inasal taste differently than all other cities ?

    4th best city in terms of its infrastructure: Which Government Agency/Private Firms/ Engeeneers said that? what are the criteria,are there any? is it based on the number ? the size dimension ? the strategic location? the outstanding strength of material assssed? the intricacies of archetectural design? the accredetation or imminent engeneers ? Does it top the stupendous Infrastructure of Davao , Cebu , Manila , Quezon , Pasay , Makati etc??

    4th for best tourist attractions—what makes bacolod the 4th best? hows the scoring done , its Church ? its Ruins ? heritage building? does it excel the church ruins heritage building of Cebu Manila Vigan , Cavite , do they factor volcano , falls ,

    3rd as best provider of quality public and private education both for primary and secondary , When was it declared as such? how do they came up with the ranking? do they have the highest retention rate among all other? they have exceedinlgy low in drop out rate? enrollment rate? are all basic education teachers attained master’s degree or doctoral degree? highest rate of topnochers?

    • Ubra research. Ok? Nd mangkota ang tawo di sa mga surveys kay nd sila nagubra.isa Lang. Bot singganon eh subra kahisa. kahisa mu sa bacolod kag gna pagwa mu iloilo ang dapat ma top. Pila Lang bala gahambal diri nga nami ang iloilo? Daw kamu2 man Lang nga ILONGGO. Lol

  47. Interesting read. Considering that you mentioned all indicators for Bacolod based on the ranking, why don’t you (1) release the actual results per category for all of the cities mentioned in the list as well as the (2) actual source data that was referenced to secure the ranking and (3) formula that was used considering the weighted average you provided.

    This piece would have been more productive if you remained consistent in the presentation of scores instead of presenting a brief summary of each city compared to Bacolod where all the scores are listed.

    I studied till HS in Bacolod and left the city soon after.

    All the best with your studies.

  48. “Sugar saved the day” that enable negros to built better roads , government facilities etc . They produced approximately 50% of Philippine Sugar . However , Iloilo is also sugar-sufficient and is not dependent from other places about the supply of sugar.

    • Agree. The rice also. Iloilo can sustain itself. Unlike Negros, namganganib ang kanilang ekonomiya dahil lang sa sugar at bumibili pa ng bigas sa ibang probinsya. Iloilo nag invest talaga for irrigation. Kung livable talaga ang isang lugar dapat meron mismo ang lugar ng mga pangangailangan gaya ng pagkain.

  49. “the sugar industry is the lifeblood of the economy of Negros Occidental, producing more than half of the country’s sugar” lol this report is a conspiracy created by the sugar industry hahahah enough said! ANY OTHER CITY OR PROVINCE until you start producing sugar more than Bacolod(Negros Occidental) you will never be on the list! At the end of the day bottom line is about money!

  50. I submit in toto with regard to the results of this private study. All of these have clear basis. No more no less Bacolod is the most liveable city in the Philippines. Indeed, life is good in BACOLOD! With a smile :-)

    • To add : Negros Occ. & Bacolod has one of the best, if not the best ‘drinking water supply’ in the whole of the Philippines. In fact, the beer produced here in Negros & Bacolod taste much better than anywhere else.
      We also have good roads, sufficient supply of electricity in the whole of the Island.
      Most of all, its the people of Negros that makes it “most livable” .

  51. I submit in toto with regard to the results of their private study. Bacolod is the most liveable city. Indeed, life is good in BACOLOD! With a smile :-)

    • Nugay da pasundayag sang inyo nga siyudad nga puno sang kagaw. Bwahaha! Oo e, kung Ilonggo taga Iloilo e kay indi bala indi man ya Ilonggo ang taga Negros? Bwahaha!

    • Hoy kagaw! Nugay da pa inosente kay imo kaupod sa federasyon ang nagsugod. Daw ido buang ka lang. Bwahaha! Ebidensya? Nugay ka kay kung man-og lang na ang ebidensya sa tubang mo, kagina ka pa na gintukob, tani tunlon ka pa guid. Bwahaha!

      • TRIBU BUKI INDI SAGI BINUKI.’ WALA KAMO PIC PANG TAPAT SA GIN POST KO.’ NGA NGA KAMO SYBNG?.’ WEEW ANHON SA LIVEVABLE KNG KAMO MISMO SQUATTER BATASAN.’ WEEW UNEDUCATED NGA MGA COMMENT SABAGAY BUKI KAY ANG ILA CITY KANO NGA MAS NAMI SA ILOILO KAUMAHAN KAG KATUBUHAN.’

      • Anhon ta na ang dakbanwa mo kung damo mapait ang kabuhi. Bwahaha! Squatter di ya sa amon nga indi squatter ang ginawi. Gakadula na gani kay gabalakal mga balay. Bwahaha!

  52. i am not living in any of these cities and i am very happy to see that there are so much cities that are so beautiful and livable as well….i am so excited to go to this cities one by one….cebu, ilo2x, manila, bacolod, makati are the places i visited already 15 more to go….

  53. Falco , youre exception to the rule, straightforward , honest and most of all , free of tantrums. It may revive the bad reputation of your place of origin. Hope that ” they” can be educated like you are. Bacolod needs a thinker like you . I will be open for discussion with you whatever you find as worthy of contention whenever you want pointing about Iloilo .
    Consciously , those statement of fact were annoying but they were not written out of hostility , but in a civility I know how .
    There’s no sign that party on ” Next Island” will show goodwill as they are creating a wall. I could have believe , this will continue on and on , presumably even to the end of 21 Century. The cold war instigated by the ” next island” is beyond repair and theres no sign they will stop stirring us all here. Good evening.

    • HOY ABNOY FIRST BAD COMMENTS SA INI NGA POST TGA ILOILO KAMU PIRME GA UNA UNA SANG AWAY2… INDI KAMI NGA TGA BACOLOD! SO SHUT UP THERE KAG MAGSULAT KA TO SA BLOGSITE MU NGA NAMI PARA MA PANSIN KA MAN ABI. ANYWAY VISIT KO GALE BLOGSITE GOOD THINGS ABOUT ILOILO MI WALA ISA MAY NAGPOST… LOL RI KA DI PARA MAPANSIN MAN LUGAR MU>?? PASALAMAT KA SA BLOGGER GIN BUTANG YA PA KAMU SA NO.11. KAY KUNG PARA SAKUN INDI KAMU DESERVING NGA ARA SA TOP 20 SA BINATASAN PA LANG TAK2 NA ANG MGA ILONGGO!! TGA ILOILO DAMU KONTRA PATI TGA CEBU TGA LEYTE. TGA BACOLOD KAG DAMU PA IBAN NGA LUGAR MGA SUYAAN AMU NA PATI ANG VIDEO NGA GIN UPLOAD KA ALIWAN GIN DUMILIAN NA ANG PAG COMMENT KAY TUNGOD SA MGA ILONGGO NGA SUYAAN!!! DAOG NA SILA GANI SA ALIWAN 2012 PERO ANG SUYA NILA SA BUYOGAN FESTIVAL PIRTE GI KAAYO MGA WALA HUYA! HOY MAHUYA KAMU SA SANTO GINA PRAISE KA DA DINAGYANG! PAKITA NYU NGA BINATASAN IYA KA DEMONYO!! PAG HIPOS KA NA DIRA KAG INDI NA HALAY POST AGIANST BACOLOD KAY INDI TKA PAG UNTATAN TANAN NGA BAHO DI KA ILOILO PA GWA KO!

    • Hoy buang! Sin-o di una garit-garit aw? Nugay sugod sang inaway nga ma surrender ka lang. Nugay da pang project sang imo nga kaabno kay bagay ka nga isulod sa mental ospital sa Pototan. Abi pahimunong da kag kadto sa amon lugar sa Leon kag didto manguma para may pulos ka pa. Bwahaha!

  54. I’ve been ko CDO and I really dont like the place. They have shopping malls but other than that theirs not really special. Just a typical city. And I noticed that too they keep bragging their malls. Its just so ridiculous.

  55. NANG DAHIL SA CDO NAG-AWAY AWAY TULOY ANG BACOLOD AT ILO-ILO. CONTAGIOUS TALAGA TONG SAKIT NG MGA TSADAGAYS. MGA MAKAKAPAL ANG MUKHA. NAGKA AYALA MALL KALA MONG SINO BIGATIN. EH KUNG TUTUOSIN YUNG CENTRIO NGA YUNG PINAKA PANGIT ANG LOCATION. KUNG TITINGNAN MO YUNG SURROUNDINGS NG CENTRIO PURO MOTORELA TATAPOS ICOCOMPARE P NILA S GREENBELT AT GLORIETA. Hahaha. NAKAKAHIYA TALAGA YANG MGA TSADA GAYS. PALIBHASA KASI KINAKAMPIHAN NG BAKLANG MODS N SI SINJIN PINEDA. Lol

  56. By mistake I included my personal blog and without my full knowledge and intent . It directs everyone to it. I wish you would never visited it. Since I already have mentioned already and you have raised it too I give reasons . I am exceedingly enthusiastic to write the history of Iloilo because of abundance of Spanish Histeriographers referring about Iloilo , whereas , Bacolod City , no single spanish soul ever referred to it in years and century even the ancient Chinese geography due to it insignificance… About our rivalry with Cebuanos , it is our affairs already .( Considering that half of Negros speaks Cebuano).

    Anyone who left Iloilo and have join Bacolod , driven by the feeling they belong there , that kind of Ethnic Cleansing is exceedingly helpful for us . Voluntary expulsion since they distinguish themselves to be more associated with another geo-cultural group .

    People from outside especially from those who are hostile to Iloilo exhibit uncontrolled arrogance and racism against us. They misrepresent the way we conduct ourselves. We are being gang up against by people who wants us to look miserable. We are not begging for your mercy. Loving your place does not mean to be obnoxious to another. Ilongos as my trust for them is reasonable… just want you there ” to come to your senses “.

    • Daw buang lang e no? Linya sang panumduman nga kung wala nakita sang iban ang balor sang isa ka lugar sa subong, wala mehora. Buli mo e! Isulod na sa ilong mo! Bwahaha!

    • Vic, in all honesty I think you must be smart enough to know that you are getting annoying. This is what you should do to counter this blog – make your own research, gather all the data, calculate using variables you think are correct and counter point by point to prove why indeed Bacolod should not be ranked #1 or Iloilo should have ranked better. All the points you posted, including the facts from employment rate to crime rate must be true. But the question is, how does it fare as a whole, including all variables? Wag yung ibabandera mo yung mga magagandang numbers ng Iloilo at mga pangit na numbers ng Bacolod and make everyone believe that Iloilo is indeed better hook line and sinker. I also agree that this methodology is not absolute but you have to be humble enough to accept that unfortunately, for the factors that were included here, Bacolod reigns on top. That is something you can’t deny. Now as to the question if those variables are correct to determine the liveability of a City, pasensya, but I don’t have the answer and neither should you because that will always remain debatable.

      It is also below that belt to deny Bacolod of it’s historical importance just because in your own words “no single spanish soul ever referred to it”. That is laughable and I’m sorry to say this but pure ignorance as well. If you want competetion about historical greatness of our own towns then so be it. Bacolod and Negros as a whole has a lot to “Tikal” on this too, but that is completely different issue.

    • HOY VIC ARI KA DI PARA I PROMOTE SYUDAD MU?? INDI NA KAMU KAPANSIN2 HAW?? PAANU MU NA BAL.AN NGA PURO SQUATTERS ANG GA ISTAR SA BACOLOD?? KAG TEKA LANG GALE ANU ANG MALAIN SA MGA TGA SQUATTER HAW? ANG IMPORTANTE GA BUHI KA SANG MARANGAL! MAKITA MU MAN SQUATTER SA BACOLOD AMU INA ANG GINA SILING NGA INDI KAMI PAREHOS SA IBAN NGA LUGAR NGA MAY GASAKITAY PINATYANAY PARA E DEMOLISH MGA BALAY! SA ILOILO WALA BALA SQUATTER?? SA PAGKABALO KO MI WALA PA SA ISA KA SQUATTER AREA DA NA RELOCATE SA INYO!!! KUNG INDI KA NA GID KUMBINSIDO SANG RESULT NGA INI TRY MU MAG UBRA REASEARCH AND SURVEYS AND MAKE YOUR CITY NO. 1! WALA NA KASO SA AMUN AH! SAKADA IS BETTER I THINK SA MGA ILONGGO NGA GA TAMBAY LANG SA BALAY KAG GA HULAT SANG KWARTA NGA GINA PADALA SA ILA SANG MGA ILONGGO NGA OFW! DI BALA ANG SPANISH SANG UNA NAGKAD2 SA INYO PARA MAGTANOM TUBO?? TE KAY MAN MGA ILONGGO TAMARAN DI KABALO MAGPATUBO NAGSAYLO SA NEGROS! KAY MAN MAS MAAYO DIRI PISAN TAWO SUBONG NEGROS IKA 3 SA PINAKA DAKO MAG EXPORT SANG KALAMAY NEXT TO BRAZIL AND DOMINICAN! HOY GA PA-ALAM2 NGA WALA MAY NAMANG.AN SA GAKALATABO NGA ILINIWAY SANG SYUDAD SA INTERNET LANTAWA TANAN NGA FESTIVAL VIDEOS MAY MAKITA KA TO NGA GA LALISANAY PURO ILONGGO NA TANAN! KAY MAN MGA ILONGGO SUYAAN! PAGKADAOG SANG MASSKARA SA SHOWTIME KABALO KA NGA MAY NAG POST NGA ILONGGO TID SA FB KA MASSKARA KAG NAGSILING “INDI KAMU DESERVING SANG 3 MILLION KALAW.AY2 SANG FESTIVAL NYU PANG AGI”! TI KITA MU NA BALA?? PADUMDUM KO LANG NGA AGI ANG NAGPACHAMPION SA ILA SA ALIWAN KALABANAN GASUK2 SA LAMOK KA MASCOT PURO MAN NA AGI! TOOD2 BISKAN DIIN NA LANG GID KAMU MANG SUYA! MGA SUYAAN NGA ILONGGO DI NYU PAGPAKITA SANG ITOM NYU NGA BINATASAN KAHULUYA SA INYO!!!

    • KAMI BALA OK LANG SAMUN KUNG DIIN KAMI NGA PWESTO GALING AMU GID NI PIRME ANG PROBLEMA SA MGA TGA ILOILO EVERYTIME NA LANG GID YA MASAPAWAN SILA SANG BACOLOD INDI GID NA NILA KATAMA MABATON NGA.A MAN ABI? KUNG GUSTO NYU MAG NUMBER 1 ISAK2 DASA LIOG NYU ANG NUMBER 1 DAW MGA MANUL KAMU! AMU NA KADUGAY SA INYO MAG.ASENSO KAY MGA ITOM NYU NGA BINATASAN GINAPABALO2 NYU GID SA MGA GABASA DI! KAHULUYA SA INYO!!!! MAY NABASA KO NGA NEWS BEFORE NAG GWA ANG RESULTA SANG NEXT WAVE CITIES NO.3 BACOLOD AND NO.4 ANG ILOILO GIN SULAT INI SA DYARYO SA ILOILO RANK 4TH SILA KUNO SA NEXT WAVE CITIES KAG GIN QUESTION PA NI NILA NGA.A NASA RANK 3 KUNO ANG BACOLOD? HAMBAL KUNO NILA WALA SILA NA SUYA KAG GA COMPETE SA BACOLOD PERO OBVIOUS2 NGA PIRTE KASUYA NILA! GUSTO PA GID KUNO NILA MAG NO.1! MAY ISA PA INI KA ILONGGO NAG SILING NGA ANG ILOILO DAW BEST PLACE TO LIVE AND BEST PLACE TO PUT UP BUSINESS I FEATURE INI KUNO SA FORBES MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2012 ISSUE! PIRTE INI NGA TIKAL.. WALA MAN PROOF MAY IPAKITA…

      • wala kami labot kang ano kami nga pwesto ang saamon lang ngaah kami daun pasibangdan nu nga ng una?.’ ILOILO gidya daun ang gapangtira?.’ di purkit naga Ilonggo taga ILOILO kaagad?.’ ULOL

      • Nu anu pa I Kay tanan tga iloilo na. Sa fb YouTube blogsites iloilo GA pang Suya sa BACOLOD! Sa tga Cebu kag sa tga leyte! January man Lang SYUDAD nga grabe mang Suya!

    • @vic…clearly u don’t know what ur talking about….a french scientist in the late 1800′s discovered that the quality of soil in negros need minimal fertilization.that is why filipino spanish elites frm iloilo cebu and manila came to negros island to become sugar barons…my great great grandfather is one of them who settled in silay negros… cowards stayed in iloilo. Risk takers went to negros… (that is why iloilo women hav native beauty… negrense women hav meztiza beauty) according to a frnd working in iloilo…there’s a thin between n tikalon and proud… negrenses are well traveled,reserved and very well refined…usually interpreted as presko or hambogero or tikalon… but the bottomline is we don’t care…I respect ur opinion mr vic but it doesn’t I agree with you… I’m just letting u know u wer misinformed…

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  58. Please be informed that the Sacada is not confined to Negros Province only. There are thousands upon thousands of them within the vicinity of Bacolod Political geography , from Mansilingan , Handumanan , Alijis , Alegre , Sum-ag , even to Mandalagan when combined together is much bigger than Iloilo City. If you are doubtful , the Provincial Agriculture can attest it beyond reasonable doubt whether you take it or not.

    Studying the detail of unemployment of Bacolod City , you dont have to use fake data to misled the Government Agency who address poverty. However the reverse is happening in reality where hundreds of family are reduced to poverty every single month with no hope to recover financially due to Inflation with low-wage , increasing cost of health care . Given this crushing economic situation , Bacolod Housing Authority (BHA) corroborates that half of Bacolod’s estimated 41,610 households are considered as “squatters” or those families not owning lots and houses. Interistingly , most areas suffering from extreme poverty ( National Demographic Survey- Poverty Incidence) in Negros Occidental are marching into Bacolod from North South and East increasing the poverty rate in Bacolod fantastically.
    All we need is Government intervention , social reforms , strategic poverty mitigation programs and to bring upon equality . Frankly , I am hoping that your area will prosper. Momentarily , survey is too inadequate enough to feed the fantasies .

    • Nugay da wakal wakal nga wala mehora. Diin halin ang mga sakada kay sa inyo man lugar no? Ay, didto man ko gali halin. Bwahaha! Fantasy ang buli mo! Bwahaha!

    • hello vic! please lang. stop posting in English cuz you are not making sense at all… “increasing the poverty rate in Bacolod fantastically”???? lol ay ambot na lang.

    • VIC – It is TRUE on what you say about the “squatter” and “unemployment” problem existing in Bacolod & Negros Occidental.
      BUT… YOU FAIL to mention WHY it came about.

      Negros Occidental & Bacolod City are the most chosen places by people all over the Philippines for employement and as a place to spend the rest of their lives.
      We have the most number of migrant workers from many many provinces and places and also “immigrants” who turn up in great numbers as , what you call “squatters”.
      WHY did this happen…?
      Because MOST of our fellow-brother Filipinos consider Negros and Bacolod the best place there is to live and work in.
      They would not be coming here if they didn’t consider Negros Occidental & Bacolod as such.
      This situation, of ‘immigration’ has been happening for more than NINETY (90) Years.

      Vic…, your comment/blog, above, could be a case study of “Truths” and “half-Truths”.
      For your reminder…, “a half-truth is WORSE than a lie,”

      • “SACADAS” or migrant workers.
        A name that was/is given to mean something “bad and abusive” by people who are of “polluted and envious” of character & motives.
        In fact, it was made into a movie…, portraying Negros well-landed families as a “.tyrant of an employer and landlord”.
        If this were so…, then why do our fellow-Filipinos, continue to come over, year after year, and in great numbers..?
        This would just mean that conditions in their places were much much worse.
        Why do they continue to come in great numbers, year after year…?

        It could only mean that….NEGROS OCC. & Bacolod are the BEST PLACES to GO to in the whole of the Philippines.

  59. Hello JP. if youre reading this, here what I can say. I guess people will agree with your position “eversince Ilonggos from Bacolod were called TIKALON… Let me correct you ,,, They are not Ilongos ethnologically… I have not embarked some studies where they came from…… unlike from Iloilo to which I devoted much of my time… Calling them negrense is kinda misnomer and outdated since its 1565-name calling of Spanish , I am totally clueless and powerless to understand these people …. as a default….. the best catch-phrase where we can avoid error is to call them ” Pihak na Isla” as what everyone here conveniently
    is using…. hello BTW JP :)

    • Vic MGA ILONGGO SUYAAN GID NI SILA YAH! HALIN SA YOUTUBE SANG TGA CEBU BACOLOD LEYTE ANG SUYA NI NILA KUNG INDI MU INI MABATON NGA SURVEY UBRA KA SANG SURVEY NGA IMU KAG HIMUA NO. 1 ANG ILOILO! PALIBHASA BLOGSITE MU MI WALA OSA KA ILPNGGO NAG POST TID2 INDI SALAPKON! LNYAWA ANGBHIN UBRA SANG MGA ILONGGO SANG UNA NAG PARADA ANG DINAGYANG ILOILO SA ISABELA NAG BIT TARPAULIN NGA ANG DINAGYANG KUNO ALIWAN CHAMPION 2006. WALA SILA KABALO NGA ANG SINULOG SANG CEBU GALE MA PERFORM MAN TO NGA ANG REAL CHAMPION SANG ALIWAN 2006! NAGKALAT SILA SA ITOM NGA BINATASAN NILA AMU TO NGA NAGLALISANAY ANG CEBIANO KAG ILONGGO!

    • Nan! Indi maka inchindi kay mango nga gapaalam-alam. Ilonggo ko ya kay ginbata ko sa Iloilo pero we mehora ang kabuhi upod sa mga hisaan didto pareho sa imo. Wah!

      • Nabasa ko ang Article oo si JP nag start but Sure ka nga taga ILOILO sya?.’ ngaah Iloilo lang naga Ilonggo?.’ sa Palawan, Mindanao Negros kag Panay may mga Ilonggo.’
        ikaw ga basa kaman Article?.’ puro malang kamo ArTIKAL mo kunti pa sabat man kami nga na Umid.’ Kami man Gyapon Centro kag kamo naga salig man kamo gyapon sa ILOILO.’ indi lang ILOILO gina tutukan namon ya kundi kabilugan kay kami ang gin Saligan nga mangin Centro.’

      • Hoy! Nugay ka gani kay ikaw mismo naghambal nga ang mga taga Negros indi Ilonggo. Bwahaha! Marason pa nga wala mehora. Bwahaha! Tiyoy, nugay na ko da intua kay ang Ilonggo taga Iloilo. Bwahaha! Sentro? Damgo lang tiyoy! Sentro nga kulihot sa iban nga sentro, ginbilin na lang nga sentro para indi mahuy-an. Bwahaha!

  60. Harry I have explained what the social scientist are using definitely no other than the place has High Gross National Product or simply ” rich ” because as what I have said earlier different models have different results. A decade of threads , blogs hordes from Bacolod are doing against Iloilo , for me its not economically productive . And the greatest lie I read here is not about the term paper.
    1.its about the hyper-inflated employment rate of Bacolod City as 6.9%— Oh my God , this is heigh of folly since even United States employment rate is somewhere around 12 %……. its way way far from reality….. if the 6.9 employment rate of Bacolod….. Every white collar job are counted from Barker , to scrapper etc.
    2. That some isolated event of theft or robbery branding Iloilo as land of theft. However , refutable source from the Government Monitoring System says the opposite… Crime Volume increase in Bacolod City 533 crime volumes in the second quarter of 2011 and 605 crimes in the second quarter of 2012, which posted a 13.50 percent change whereas Decrease of Crime Volume in Iloilo City crime volume from 421 in the second quarter of 2011 to 262 in the second quarter of 2012, thereby posting a 37.76 percent change…. If you can believe this as you said . Its not my problem anymore , but the report is very current.
    3. The battery of infectious disease is depressing in Bacolod City too , worsensed by high malnutrition among pre-school children and very high infant mortality rate . This gives an idea how powerless a community to combat these burden of diseases. the 300 % increase in Iloilo City is painted a lie . the reality is that reporting units have increased. 5 disticts of Iloilo , while Bacolod is not reporting.
    4. Forth lie is flood. it’s been 4 years , I have not encountered a flood here since the Flood Control Project became functional. whereas there are many areas in Manila were flooded even from week of monsoon rains. Please recall that 1 year ago , certain areas in negros were inundated that people are needed to dismantle per report of Office of Civil Defense.
    5. Another lie is #2 in quality of life?— Is Bacolod City is really living a way comportable life than the rest?. Well if you say so , keep dreaming.

    Lastly , you called us losers chronically…. however its not true as I explained in one of my post. Put an end to being proud and a brag , talking boastfully is useless either.

    • HUH CMGA CRIMINAL NGA NAA DAKPAN DIRI SAA BACOLOD KALABAN HALIN SA ILOILO.. ITS DOESNT MEAN NUBO ANG CRIME RAATE NYU DA NUBO IBIG SABIHIN NA MAS DAMU PA MGA CRIMINAL WALA NADAKKPAN NYU COMPARE DORI SA BAACOLOD! SO EXPLAIN NGA SI MAYOR MABOLOG NANGAYO KAY DELAPAZ POL SUPT KA BCD SA WALA NA SULBAR NGA KASO SA GN KAWATAN NGA REMITTANCE CENTER DA? TGA BACOLOD KA KAAGE KA NNA ISTAR SA BACOLOD NGA QUESTIONIN MU #2 KAMI SA QUALITY OF LIFE THAT REPORT GIN PA GWA SANG AIM/USAID. TRY TO SEARCH SA GOOGLE ANG UNEMPLOYED RATE SANG BACOLOD KAG ANG UNPLYOYED. RATE SA ILOILO PARA MAHUY.AN KA! BACOLOD INDI GAKAPOT SANG BILOG NGA NEGROS WAKAL MU NGA GUTOM D DIRI SAGWA NA NA SANG BACOLOD! LANTAWA ANG VIDEO SA YOUTIBE” POVERTY THE UNSEEN MISERY PART01″ ANG ILONGGO NGA GAA PAMASURA PARA MAY INUG DADA LANG UNTIL NOW ARA PA NA GYAPON COMPARE MU SA SAKADA DI MKA SULBAT SANG KALAN.ON SA MATAGADLAW! KAY NATON DI MU MABATON SAPAWAN NAMAN KAMU NAMUN. TI KALANG BALA DI BALA BAG.O LANG DA NAGHAKOT AWATD AND POLICE SUPT. KAA BACOLOD MAS DAMU KRIMEN NA SULBAT DIRI KESA SA INYO! HABAGAT NAG AGE SA INYO PULO KA LUGAR PA BAHA DA !!!

    • MGA BITTER GID NI ANG MGA TAWO SA ILOILO HALIN SA YOUTUBE SA FB FANPAGE KA MASSKARA SA FB FANPAGE KA CHOOSE PHILS ANG PANG SUYA NILA INO! KUNG MAY SALA DI SA SURVEY INING OBLOGGER NGA NAG SILING FRIENDLY ANG TAWO SA ILOILO KAYY SA LANTAW KO DAMU NI SILA KONTRA SA IBAN NGA SYUDAD EH LIKE SA CEBU AND LEYTE. GUSTO GD NI NILA PIRME SILA ANG STARRING! PAKITA NYU LANG KUNG ANU ANG MLALAIN NYU NGA BINATASAN ANG SUY SANG TGA ILOILO SA BACOLOD DI ID NA MADULA KAY FEELING NILA SAPAW NA SAPAW NILA KAMI!

      • @masskara.’ Masakit talagang tanggapin ang katutuhanan.’
        di na tani namon pag patulan ang ini nga issue kay term papaer malang ini nga gin share kaso ang iban bi ga pang lowblow mo.’ gina hangkat gid bi nila.’
        bal-an ko ang kinalain ka ILOILO kag BACOLOD.’ Basi malipat kamo ILOILO ang Regional Center ka Western Visayas kag mas Damo nga mga taga Negros permi ari dre.’

      • HUH? BAG.O KA LANG GURO NAGTUHAW SA SOCIAL WORLD PLEASE LIHOGLANTAW SANG MGA FESTIVAL VIDEOS SA YOUTIBE ILOILO DAMU2 KONTRA MGA SUYAAN. BASI MALIPAT KA MAN INDI MAG USWAG ANG REGION 6 KUNG WALA ANG NEGROS! MAS MASAKIT TALAGA PARA SAINYO NA TANGGAPIN ANG KATOTOHANAN NA MAS ANGAT ANG BACOLOD KESA SA ILOILOH! GETS? LOL

      • Hoy acid Rain! Damo gakadto da nga taga Bacolod kay ara da ang PRC. Buang! Bwahaha! Lantawon ta lang kung may makadto pa da kung mabutang na ang PRC ila talatapan diri. Bwahaha!

      • Masskara.’ oo bal-an kona since 2007 pana nga issue Dinagyang kag Sinulog naga sinuyaay.’
        na hisa sila kay nag grandslam na ang Dinagyang sa Best Tourism Event amo na sila sagi garit garit kay dapat sila kano tani ang maging festival Capital.’
        anhon mo Dinagyang gin Pili ka ATOP kag DOT.’
        ikaw nag samit samit kamanya kay wala kaya kabalo sang puno.’
        kamo ya bantay salakay.’
        wala man ibuga.’ asta sa sugid kag Tikal, diin gid asta Masskara mo haw?.’ naka pa USA Japan Guam.’ China Africa Europe na sila?.’
        tanggalin mo masskara mo para makita ang Fake mong smile.’

      • Naka pa USA, Europe, Japan? Oo! Wala ka guro gabasa news ay? Bwahaha! Recognized sang ATOP pero indi man sikat. Bwahaha! Damgo lang da tiyoy! Bwahaha!

      • Bwahaha! May maskara o wala, yuhum lang da makita. Kamo ya gakusmod kay mapait ang kabuhi sang tagapierme na lang piyerde. Bwahaha!

      • Haha since 2006 pa na nga isyu kita mu sang 2007 gabaan kamu 666bagyongFrank haha until now.toto gn dumilian sang aliwan ang pagpost sng comment sa.YouTube account nila tungod sa panuya sang tga iloilo! Haha yuts DOT kag atop recognize Kamu pero pag dating sa CNN iReport best of the Philippines wala kamu nadala MASSKARA FESTIVAL Lang ang ara haha! Araguy hambal ko gani toto wala pa.kamu kalapak aliwan galakat na ang MASSKARA sagwa.. HAHA tawa ko ya kay base mu ang sa picture haha hapos Lang mag edit da video guro budlay pa Ari bala hu search “baha iloilo” ma gwa da ang baha sang paghabagat hahaha kahuluya ah!!! Haha baw Mau may ubra ka na pusta ko minimum sweldo ay? Haha parehos Lang kamu di gale sweldo ka kargador di sa namun nga mga tga iloilo man! AY friend ko gale nga tga iloilo Ari.di sang last week kita mu buligan ko sya apply sa SGV&Co. Di wala kamu da gale?? Pigaw ah hahaha

      • hahaha my labot guid ya ang Iloilo sa Bacolod.’ kay damo dre taga Bacolod ga kadto sa mga Regional Centers dre sa Iloilo.’ kag ang mga taga Bacolod nga ari Dre Gina alagaan gid ka syudad sang Iloilo Cuz We Know We are sister City

      • Tribu Buki.’ Wala kami kabalo kung tagadiin to ang una nga nag panuya sa Bacolod.’ Purkit naga Ilonggo (hiligaynon) taga Iloilo na kaagad?.’
        gin pasibangdan nu daun nga taga ILOILO?.’
        tapos tudo bira na kamo sang negative comments about ILOILO.’
        kami ya nga maka basa nga taga ILOILO syempre ma sabat manya ehh.’
        naka pa Bacolod nako.’ na saksihan ko ang City nu.’ may Negative may Positive man.’

        ikaw? naka kadto ka gid man dre sa ILOILO City?.’

        kung wala ari ang link ho kag btw pang no. 4 na ang Centro ka WV base in Development after Manila Cebu and Davao =))

        enjoy sa Picture and BTW pls share man ang Picture ka Bacolod ang Latest lang pls =))

        http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.180885885379819.42036.134072773394464&type=3

      • Hoy acid Rain! Kapila na ko kapa-Iloilo ya. Nugay da gani kay kapait sang iban didto pareho sa imo. Bwahaha! Ay, taga-Iloilo man ko gali nga nagpa Negros. Gakadto lang da taga Bacolod para sa PRC nga hell on earth. Liwat liwat regional center kay wala na sang mapasundayag nga iban! Bwahaha!

      • Masskara may Ubra nako.’ Thanks ahhh
        Buki mau wala ka nag talang pag kadtu mo dre?,; sa diin ka sa Iloilo sa Tanza?.’ tingala man ko kay.’
        nag samo batasan ka taga tansa kag Bacolod,; Squatter.’
        ok ahh mag balik ka dre liwat txt moko kay lapit lang office ko sa terminal ka Iloilo to bcd.’ kay ma tour ta ahhh.’ mag lagaw ko dra sa bcd tour mo man ko ehhh aus?.’

      • Bwahaha! Taga Metropolis ko ya choy kay may mga negosyo kami da ya. Buang! Bitter ka lang. Sin-o ang ugali squatter? Ay, oo gali, kabalo ka na kung diin ang squatter. Bwahaha!

    • im a lipaeno and been to both bacolod and iloilo cause i have fish pond in aklan and have to pass iloilo from bacolod to Aklan..tama yata ang survey…bacolod is much..much better than iloilo….sorry.

    • @vic. Here’s my case study… if (a + b = ab)combining quantum physics and the fibonacci retracement formula.the content of vics comment divided by the number of comments vic sotto made….therefore i conclude that vic is still a virgin…. :)

  61. Hahahaha ntapz q mn gd basa tnan nyu nga mga comments buh. Dugang q lng my ipatindog knu nga enchanted kingdom sa talisay. Abngan. No further comment. Congrats bacolod. Congrats sa mga nainclude nga ibn nga city. Sa wla na include please try your best. Mas nami tne tnan ta number 1. My motto. Dont aim for the top, just try your best. Coz being on top is harmful.

  62. Guys we are all Filipinos and this survey is for Philippine Cities, try na lang nyo mag improve be sports minded wag nang mag bitaw ng mga masasamang salita ang buttom line sa atin pa rin to.

  63. Just as everybody , Ojie et al this a suspect . You cant be wrong with International Standard used by social scientist. Admittedly ,its complicated to understand for everyone. However , we can make our life easier then………whatever model is utilized , it gives different result , but it unveils that places fall under the same denomonation——— RICH Population——–The formula is—— A plus B equals AB
    The place is rich ( A )
    People satisfaction is high ( B )
    Most liveable (AB)



    So all those cities in the world regarded as most livable is at the same time are uber-rich , under combination of triumverates of High GNP , High Literacy rate and High Life Expectancy rate.( If you discuss them one by one it takes dozens of volume of books )
    Ranking a place as livable and not in congruent with the principles of Social Scientist …. Is a Big ice-braker for the International Community….HAHAHAHAHA
    Peace Peace Peace :) :) :)

  64. ikwaderno: …which I could not find on the net, and upon which you’ve made some changes…

    some questions:

    1. re cultural and commercial ties: what does it have to do with the livability of any city?
    2. what about financial performance? what does it consist? this is very vague. if we’re talking about a company or a corporation, it would be understandable but we’re talking about livability of a certain city. you mean, an LGU’s financial performance affects living conditions of a certain place?
    3. why is there a need to lump up all the indicators into one? why does one have to have higher percentage?
    4. where is HDI? shouldn’t it be part of the computation? if not, why?
    5. lastly, for which school was this study submitted?

    Last comment: this is a very subjective study. as i said, i cannot believe QC made it to top 10. transpo system here s*cks big time and the cost of living is very high.

  65. Mr. Librero, this study made a criteria for judging. That is necessarily a discretionary activity, which may be done with biases and prejudices. Thus, I do not trust the results of this study. On the other hand, the government offices you’ve mentioned do not create studies nor make some criteria for judging. What they did are purely ministerial acts for which they don’t need to use any form of discretion. What they have are pure statistics, without deciding whether this or that comprises some 20-or-so percent of the total. Hence, you cannot say that they are partial. But, of course, there can be some exceptions, one of which is the DOT statistics for ummm… one province’s tourist arrivals. However, there’s a little chance for them to create partial statistics for the preparation of one does not involve any act of discretion.

    As to partiality/impartiality of this study, I highly doubt its impartiality. For, again, how can you expect a Filipino to judge his city impartially? It’s either he hates it or likes it. There’s only 1% chance that a person neither hates nor likes his city. It’s either he likes it or hates it.

    If a foreign organization made a similar study, there’d be no question about its truthfulness. There’s a little chance that there’d be any partiality.

  66. The tremendous margin of error when you cherry pick your variables with a strong ulterior motives to inflate and bloat specific areas while the fantastic cities such as Makati is weakened ……. what is tragic here is Manila is under-rated while Bacolod is overrated… whereas , Education Healthcare Cultural Structures and various facilities…… youll find hundreds to thousand of executives in a place with high-end homes in most convenient locations , easiest commute , superb Universities , Museums , Free health Care and you rank them least liveable….hahahahahahaha those guys are laughing ….cut the crap off dozens of propagandist-blogs has no weight whatsoever….. well , I say it in good faith :) :) :) Peace peace peace

    • Try to know the definition of word “LIVEABLE” it is when you wake up in the morning you have a very big smile in you face and you don’t have to rush to catch up with time in going to work, you don’t worry about what to eat when to eat and where to eat and finish your work or any other activities with no such big stress and finish the day with still that big smile and go to sleep happy! for me that’s the meaning of “LIVEABLE”

    • Nooffense to makati ha. Ang makati ginniabaha pa sa may pasong Tamo mag ulan todo tga tuhod ang baha da near in San Lorenzo village and Greenbelt. Ang cost of living sa makati pirte ka mahal. Ang 24 hours police visibility ara Lang sa makati business. District. samantala sa over pass sa guadalope pirme may gina holdap halus adlaw. Mag byahe ka sa makati expect mu na ang heavy traffic! Although makati Libre tanan paospital education. Ang makati and Bacolod gale sister cities.ang gina istoryahan diri liveable Indi panami2 SYUDAD Kay Kung basehan mu sa mga developments ang iloilo Indi madala. Base di ka pa intsindi e search sa Google ang liveable ok?

    • it all comes down to what you value most, some place more importance/weight on cost of living, and job/economic opportunity, others like me just value not choking on polluted air and getting burning eyes when having to venture outside in Cebu or Manila. Crappy belching poisonous emissions vehicles (illegally driven due to corrupt political systems that seem to never change) surplus vehicles (jeepneys, trucks and cars) as well as “cogeneration” plants burning garbage and old tires is silently killing many people while you extol the virtues of Manila and Cebu, if you value breathing clean air, you will have to agree those two cities are sewers in more ways than one.

  67. I’m from Bacolod and been to some places because of my work. My first week in Manila was hell.. anywhere in Manila.. so for me, any city in Manila should not be included in the top livable cities.. the skies are grey and the traffic is aweful.. sa bacolod, ang pinakamatagal na traffic na naranasan ko is.. 3 minutes? yan eh kung may festival… otherwise, it’s very light.. at hindi bumper to bumper ang mga sasakyan.. i can never drive in Manila.. but i must say that the drivers in Manila are the best drivers in the world! lol! ang hirap kaya makipagsiksikan sa edsa! Cebu is just as expensive in Manila.. only the traffic is lighter.. pero magulo pa rin.. and with all these cities mentioned.. tagaytay.. baguio.. are not highly urbanized.. so it’s not fair to compare them to bacolod.. i LOVE puerto princesa.. i can spend my weekends there.. but it scores behind bacolod..

  68. So as not to mislead about the disinformation, omission and commission of the School term paper and to give a more accurate account of a place, as far as one’s prerogative is concern. This might be helpful for Foreigners, locals who seek employment, residence or leisure .
    For a conscientious choice for any prospective resident in a Philippines coming from abroad and have no total clue where to reside here. They are considering good access to facility , cozy homes , a nice parks , night life Spas, healthcare , cool weather , clean air , very low crime rate , no traffic , where affluent family built their homes. Tagaytay and Baguio City is liveable.
    For young , aggressive and single professionals who are seeking good career with handsome wage , fabulous night life , can survive some moderate crimes to heavy traffic , with resistance to moderate smog and eventually invest on real estate or other ventures. Makati, Manila, Quezon City is liveable.
    For a Middle-Class Family who wants good school for their children, with shopaholic wife, can afford high cost of living , moderate health care , easy employment , won’t complain for long commute between malls parks and residences , expensive resorts and expensive restaurants , close to harlotry , insensitive to moderate and high crimes . Cebu is waiting for you
    For a Family who want a low cost of living affordable rent or housing scheme, low crime rate, laid back life , relax and clean atmosphere and cozy night life with hundreds of resto bars . Puerto Prinsesa is liveable.
    For young provincial people who seeks immediate employment for Factory jobs, white collar jobs, trucking assistance , bakeries , construction works , reasonable rent , affordable subsistence , enjoys beerhouse videoke night life. Calookan City and Navotas is just appropriate.
    For a family who engaged in agriculture such as fruit farming ( banana ,lansones ,durian , pineapple etc), packaging , tuna , seafoods , seek some low cost of living, affordable health care and housing, access to certain malls and amenities easy commute , with good night life and easy-going life. Davao, General Santos and Roxas City are undoubtedly , a good choice.
    For a family who want a modest silent country life, no traffic , clean air , low cost of living , agriculture crops and hog raising ,mining , fishing , low crime rate . Batangas , Angeles , Tagbilaran and San Carlos Cities are just fine.
    For a person who is dreaming of tele-company employment ,apartment , public hospital , government center , café, lagoon , major mall banks , night-spot , terminal , chicken food-houses , pension-houses , funeral-house are located in one-street as one-stop-shop. Good but expensive schools and healthcare , wide roads commute to distant Cultural Places or displaced communities , enjoys miles and miles of sugarcane plantations in North South and East . Bacolod is suitable for you.
    For a citizens who earns a meager income to from low living wage to middle-class earners , affordable subsistence, reasonable rent , with no health insurance who wants free hospitalization , free college , free-commute by E-jeep , burial assistance , free ambulance service 24/7 , kitchen soup , survive light to moderate traffic ,seeks convenient roadways in upper-middle class neigboorhood and seeking big fun through interconnecting adjacent parks , malls ,bistro , party life and neighbourhood without spending much. Iloilo City is built for you.

    • schools in bacolod are not expensive, sir. if you did your research very well.. i’m a traveller and eventhough i’m not from bacolod, i agree to this study!

    • HOY VIC HALATA KA MASYADO NHA. INDI KAA KOMBINSIDO SA NA GWA NGA RESULTA KAY TUNGOD NA SAPAWAN. SANG BACOLOD ANG ILOILO PERO KUNG KAMU DI BALA ANG #1 AGREE KA MAN DI SA CRITERIA KG SANG GN PANWAAN DATA. BITTER CMU SA BACOLOD GO BACK TO YOUR BAHA CITY HOME OF BITTER. PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. THE CITY OF ILOILO! GINA BAHA PA LIGAR MU GN UBRA NGAA FLOOD CONTROL KUNO PALPAK MAN HALE PAGHAABAGAT 10 PA KA LUGAR GN BAHA DA GN REPORT SA TV PATROL

    • hey joe open your eyes….dont rely to much in surveys…tinitingnan mo lang ang Bacolod…but please titigan mo nag maige ang Iloilo…medyu palaparin nyo ang daan nyo nahirapan akong bumyahe papuntang aklan ang sikip ng daan nyo sa ILOILO.

  69. No offense pero this research lacks credibility and impartiality. To be impartial, you must be someone who lives outside the Philippines or some organization organized under the laws of a foreign country. How can you expect a Filipino judge his own city? You can’t say you are impartial completely, that’s impossible! There will always be some form of bias somewhere. But anyhow, this is only a school paper so that’s probably why inallow ng prof nyo toh.

    • Sir, if you will just carefully read, you will see and understand that they haven’t JUDGED a single city but based it on existing, verifiable data released by different government offices. They have also used methodology utilized by an international organization which was already calibrated and used in other study internationally.

      Now, if we are going to follow your logic that a study (ranking cities, provinces, etc) made in the Philippines by Filipinos about the Philippines lacks credibility and impartiality, then many studies can be considered trash and unreliable including studies made by NCSB, Asian Institute of Management and others. Which we all know is not true.

      Please be mature enough and think first before you say anything or JUDGE something which you still doesn’t fully understand.

      As i’ve said before:

      For one, they do not claim that this study is absolute. They do not claim that these study is the standard. They do not claim that this study is all-encompassing. Above all, they do not claim that this is official and authoritative that it should be made a basis of all city ranking in the Philippines.

      They just shared the result of their study and that’s all.

      Please let us all be calm and be mature enough to understand things.

      For all.

  70. ikwaderno. this is unbelievable. QC made it to top 10, are you kidding me??? I live here and I can say that commuting is very, very stressful! At nakakatakot pa coz I often hear crimes happening everywhere especially sa place na inuuuwian ko. Tsaka, bat walang sustainability sa criteria? Is it part of stability?

  71. I love my city Bacolod… you can walk at night without worrying for bad things to happen.. life is simple.. tahimik… but if you wanna have fun ang daming pwdng tambayan.. hindi mahal ang mga bilihin..hehe..Congrats!! For three consecutive years.. wow!

  72. Let’s all be fair with comments here guys. We don’t have the right to accuse the writer of this blog or the people behind the study as fraud or doing the “lutong macao” thing.

    For one, they do not claim that this study is absolute. They do not claim that these study is the standard. They do not claim that this study is all-encompassing. Above all, they do not claim that this is official and authoritative that it should be made a basis of all city ranking in the Philippines.

    They just shared the result of their study and that’s all.

    Please let us all be calm and be mature enough to understand things.

    For all.

  73. Two thumbs up for certain ” researcher ” who show his genius with apparent goal to keep one into the right track…..not a dreaming state- wishful thingking fantasies. His remark is superb.. it goes like this…
    “Even if this study is intended for a school paper, it should show validity. We are talking about school for heaven’s sake, when are we going to value accuracy? after school? Was human development index (HDI) considered? how about poverty incidence, family income? morbidity and mortality? Per capita? A livable city isn’t just one with good roads and nice buildings, those are just the means…
    ——–>>>>>>>>>>>>>>What’s more important is the outcome, If the author can show us which city has the lest sick and dying people, has the least poverty, has the least hunger, has the least crime and the most family income, most access to public services and best human development index, then that should be the most livable… Best delicacy and tourist spots has nothing to do with being livable…

    I totally and strongly agree that’s why , at commencement… I have qouted statistics of poverty incidence…. as it is the PRIME INDICATOR ( access to healthcare , education , employment rate for living-wage income) of consultants in Western World for human development index for a place to be liveable…

    Oracle JP et al… sssssh hush hush ! :)
    Peace be with you all…

  74. Why people cant understand that there are certain indicators for this city to be part of the list, anyway it still here in the phillipines we should be proud of this and look up for something that might be helpful for other cities as well, if you wont stop and keep on bashing each nothing will happen and other people that is not from the phil would think how could this country wil be livebable if these are the kind of people they have.

  75. Thank for the results. Anyway it is their decision to come up with Bacolod on Top. Let us live it like that. Next year if will still follow this up who knows what will be the result. And to those who label Bacolod as unworthy of the No1 spot..why not try to live here and be the Judge.

  76. I want to correct the cannotation of Bacolod City as 8th lowest in Crime….. For currency , Based on the records of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) through Neda assistant Regional Director Raul Anlocotan as submitted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) headed by Senior Superintendent Marietto Valerio as “Iloilo City” is safest city in Western Visayas October 8 , 2012.

    A. Crime incidence rate increased in Bacolod City
    31.50 to 35.76 and posting an increase of 13.52 percent change in the same period

    Decreased crime incidence rate in Iloilo City
    significant decline from 31.97 to 19.89 percent in the same period with a 37.78 percent change

    B. Crime Volume increase in Bacolod City
    533 crime volumes in the second quarter of 2011 and 605 crimes in the second quarter of 2012, which posted a 13.50 percent change.

    Decrease of Crime Volume in Iloilo City
    crime volume from 421 in the second quarter of 2011 to 262 in the second quarter of 2012, thereby posting a 37.76 percent change

    C. Negative Crime solution efficiency in Bacolod City
    Bacolod City posted a negative 65.41 percent change from 66.41 percent to only 22.97 percent during the same period.

    Crime solution efficiency very good in Iloilo City
    an increase from 46.08 to 62.97 percent by posting 36.64 percent change in the same period.

    For your info for Liveable City.

  77. I love Bacolod and missing it. But, I’m totally in disagreement with this ‘political’ result. ;) wala nga syang UP, prestige hospitals, festival doesn’t excel in national competition, few malls, but what I like in Bacolod is no heavy traffic!!!

    • Please visit Bacolod damo na changes and developments. Sa mga regional offices, schools etc. (Region 6 ) gina taga-an priority ang Iloilo City because 5 provinces gid ang ma serve if dira sa Iloilo and hapos lg sa taga-Bacolod mag-tabok sa Iloilo.

    • hahaha national festivel?
      FYI masskara is the philippines rep. in intrnational frstivel in hong kong and i japan internatinal festivel….

  78. Nice piece of info and makes me proud of being Bacoleña :) Btw, how about sharing a pdf file of that school paper? I’m a grad student too and it’ll be an interesting and also academic read. Thanks!

  79. I was born in Northern Luzon (mixed of Tagalog-Ilokano), raised in Quezon City (where I studied from Elementary to College), lived in Malolos City for 2 years, worked in Hong Kong for 11 years, and traveled to a lot of places in the Philippines already. I got married on 2009 to a handsome Bacolodnon and came to Bacolod on 2010 to live. I never left this city since then. I’m going back to HK to work again but my heart will stay in Bacolod. I will retire in Bacolod. I fell in love to this place, I can’t explain why, and what are the reasons but definitely, I agree that this is the #1 liveable city in the Philippines.

    Keep in mind that a very fruitful tree will always get a lot of attention.. it’s just the same with people and with places. I’ve read a lot of negative reactions and comments. It’s only natural that these things would exist. Criticisms and derogatory comments from people who do not know anything (about a thing, a person or a place) should most be appreciated. It’s a sign that their narrow minds cannot accommodate greater things do exist in their small worlds. Peace. :)

  80. I don’t think the results of this study is absolute. Different people who have lived in different cities and have experienced different things will always have different opinions. Bacolod City is urbanized but basically the lifestyle there is slow-paced and “mala-probinsiya”. For people who are used to a fast-paced lifestyle, of course there will be objections as to the livability of said city.

    I do think, though, that the twenty cities here are deserving of the recognition. Maybe there are some other cities that can be placed here, but so far parang satisfactory naman ang results dito.

    Thank you for posting this. :)

  81. hahahahaha… kahit saan man tayong lugar nakatira… we are still Filipinos… can we just be happy with our fellow Filipinos? we need encouragement instead of putting other cities down… just because it’s not from your city…. each and every city is unique and there are weaknesses too… tayo tayo na nga lang mga Filipinos mag aaway pa… i must admit i am from Bacolod city… we have not been recognized before compared to other cities on the list… heck some don’t even know where bacolod is… that’s why we cleaned up our city… we grew and developed our city… kahit papano mapansin rin kmi compared to big cities… and i’m so happy that we have been consistent on the list of surveys for the top 20 liveable cities… not just on this survey… take note… not all the times number 1 ung bacolod…. i’ve been to CDO, iloilo and manila… and im planning to visit other places on this list someday…. we’ll i guess it’s for me to find out for myself what other cities can offer and i expect that it’s great… kahit saan pa tayong city dito sa Pilipinas… Remeber: It’s more fun in the Philippines… =)

    #goodvibes#

  82. Only 3 cities (Davao, Tagum & Zamboanga) in Mindanao ang nkpasok, bat walang Gensan o Koronadal? these cities deserve on the list, I have no question about the 3 cities on the top.
    My most livable cities in Mindanao:
    1. Davao City
    2. Zamboanga City
    3. Tagum City
    4. Koronadal City
    5. General Santos City
    6. Butuan City
    7. Panabo City
    8. Tacurong City
    9. Kidapawan City
    10. Tangub City
    11. Gingoog City
    12. Cagayan de Oro?

    • I think butuan city should be on the top 3, now, it is considered to fast developing city, many investors look at butuan city as strategic place to put up investments, it is out from major calamities and it very peaceful place.. I love Butuan

  83. CDO??? time of typhoon Sendong, some dead bodies were made like garbage, so I think this city (CDO) doesnt deserve as 1 of the lists! not even at the top 100, NEVER! Laging binabaha ang city namin sa CDO, konting ulan lang baha kaagad, daming basura nagkalat kung saan-saan, yung LGU namin wlang pakialam, parang walang nangyari. Kaya sa ibang ambisyuso dito na gustong mkapasok sa top100 livable cities, hay naku, cguro may walis-tingting kau jan sa inyong tabi no, walisin muna natin ang ating mga basura pati na rin ang ating DAMAK na sarili at ating LGU!

  84. WoW…. Nice one Bacolod.. Keep it up!! Cebu dn pala, nasa top 20.. Ayus!! Great job all cities. Discover Philippines, because we have all these great cities / places here.. :)

  85. Thank you for this post and I would like to quote this in my blog post. I am a Bacolodnon. While I was not born here, I have lived here most of my life. And while I have visited many cities around the country as well as abroad, Bacolod is home for me. It is livable for me and also to my family. So while I am part of the generation where a lot of my batchmates took up nursing in the hopes of going abroad, I didn’t. I stayed.

    There is really no point in bashing other cities. Not one is perfect. Bacolod has its faults. But for me, it is the most liveable city, which is why I have chosen to live here–and that is according to my standards.

  86. I don’t really agree with some of the cities cited here as liveable. Especially with manila na palagi na lang binabaha at masyadong mataas ang krimen. I think mas deserving ang Davao City as the number 1. I’ve been to Bacolod , the place is ok lang but not the best like Davao. Minsan lang akong may nababalitaan na may krimeng nangyayari dun dahil maraming takot sa mayor nila dun..hehe.

  87. Dear Carlos ,
    It’s feels-good for people coming from bacolod that their city ranked as top ( no question).Some questioned ( raising eyebrows) but the tendency ( more often than not) they hit and trash Iloilo ( and not other places) and put it down , painting Iloilo as dilapidated place and a loser…..( dahil ba may “robinsons, sm, ayala, megaworld” conclusively , best place na ???. They are privately-owned anyway and proceeds are funnelled into the hand of few elite ……. Iloilo is not a land of the loser … we grow as society collectively and trying to reach out the underserved and under-privileged……. Recently….. Iloilo City Government had opened hospitals to cater the poor , constructed a communities for Ilongo who can’t afford to build homes and buy a lot , opened a City College for scholarship purposes , and so on. Bacolod can showcase many points that is livable based on personal preferences and so the rest of the Cities like NCR , Cebu and so on.
    Objectively… here are the honest and sincere reason the verifiable state of Bacolod for information :
    1. Bacolod is one few city to have “No Hospital” exacerbating the poor quintile which constitutes the majority of household of Bacolod City, while Iloilo have new hospital for the poor and another 2 new hospital , the University Hospital plus the Medicus Medical Center, and Iloilo overshoot the target set by United nations ( BIG WOW!)…. Hospital Bed ratio for Negros is 1:300,000 something while Iloilo…. 1:400 only…. Another hospital is finished in Balasan Iloilo.
    2. The Police ratio is one policeman for every 1,189 citizens. The ideal ratio for a big city like Bacolod is 1:500 and Iloilo’s police-citizen ratio is nearly twice that of Bacolod’s. That’s why some tele-company vacates Bacolod and preferred Iloilo.
    3. Extreme Joblessness: 228,000 as of 2007, 74 percent have no stable jobs and incomes and the rate is still growing potentiated by extreme migration.
    4. Bacolod Housing Authority (BHA) revealed that half of Bacolod’s estimated 41,610 households are considered as “squatters” or those families not owning lots and houses or are living in “extreme danger zones”, and without stable jobs and income and its increasing. MBCCI vice-president for external affairs Oscar Zayco. Its endless problem in bacolod city… Considering they build a community in Handuman , Banago , Barangays in downtown etc if you combine them it is as big as Iloilo City. Still the problem continue on and on without end.
    5. 50 percent and up are living per capita poverty threshold that is around 250,000 individuals.( community based survey). With these quintile, with no access to healthcare , free education system , etc…. and poverty is never ending problem.. Negros Occidental is Philippine land of poverty next to Cebu.( National Statistics Office) with one of the country highest in poverty rate.
    Carlos , Negros Occidental has around 3 Million , It’s a high time that populace there is clamouring to make themselves into a “ new Region “ and should have been delisted from us ( Panay )so that every National Budget will be directly goes into your banks there. That is , to manage your selves with autonomy with the best interest of the public.
    There’s no point to Trash Iloilo just because it did not make its way. Social service to the poor makes Iloilo a good place for every family, in addition to those who have disposable income to spend everyday. I want to speak in behalf of every Ilongo here , were not driven by jealousy whatsoever in every sense of the word .

    • SUYA KA LANG NATON AIMING TO BE #1 PERO DI KA PASA GINA BAHA MAN KAMU GYAPOD DA.. NOTICE KO LANG BISKAN
      DIIN NA LANG KAMU YA MAY KASUYA SA BACOLOD MAGHALIN SA VIDEOS SA YOUTUBE SA FB FANPAGE KA MASSKARA SA MGA BLOGSITES MALAPAWAN LANG SILA KA BACOLOD KAKUROG2 NA NI SA KASUYA ANG MGA ILONGGO! ADMIT NA LANG BALA SUYA2 KA GD SA NA GWA NI NGA RESULT AY?? IINDI MU NA NA MA QUESTION KAY PATI MONEYSENSE MAGAZINE BACOLOD MAN ANG NG TOP! HALUS TANAN NGA AWARD ARA NA SA SYUDAD NAMUN!!

      = MOST BUSINESS FRIENDLY CITY (2006-2012 VISAYAS) (2007 ENTIRE PHIL)
      = NATIONAL SANDUGO OUTSTANDING LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT
      =TOP 3 NEXT WAVE CITY
      =#1 IN THE ARE OF BEST BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
      =THE ONLY PILOT CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
      = AMONG 100 CITIES IN THE WORLD BACOLOD CITY IS THE FAVORITE VENUES AMONG INTERNAIONAL BPO LOCATORS
      = #2 AMONG TOP 10 GROWTH CENTERS OF MIDSIZED CITY IN THE COUNTRY
      =BEST IN COMPLIANCE WITH MANDATED PLANS
      = #1 IN RESPOSIVE LGU
      = SUPPORTIVE LGU
      = #2 IN QUALITY OF LIFE
      = GAWAD KALASAG AWARDEE
      = #3 BEST HIGHLY URABNIZED CITY COORDINATING COUNCIL
      = CHILD FRIENDLY CITY

      SO INDI MU NA INA MA QUESTION KUNG NGA.A BEST PLACE TO LIVE KAMI KAY NATON PIRTE GID NI KAUGOT SANG MGA ILONGGO MASAPAWAN SILA SANG BACOLOD! TIKAL MU SQUATTER DI NGA PILA NA KAPAMILYA ANG NA RELOCATE SUBONG SA ABADA ESCAY KAMU YA ASTA SUBONG WALA PA NA RELOCATE INFORMAL SETTLERS NYU DA MABILOG SALIG LANG KAY DRILON. SANG NASUNUGAN ANG TANZA SANG PAG DINAGYANG ANG GOBYERNO WALA NAGHATAG FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SA MGA NASUNUGAN. GMA TV PA NAGPADADA SANG ARROZCALDO! TIKAL MU LANG NA ANG LIBRE NYU NGA HOSPITAL 300% DA ANG SAKA SANG DENGUE SA INYO WALA MAN AKSYON ANG GOBYERNO HUSTUHAN LANG MAG TIKAL2 SANG MGA DEVELOPMENTS NYU DA! INDI MU PAG ITIKAL MAS LOW CRIME RATE KAMU DIIN MU NA NGA DATA GIN KWA?? DI BALA ANG KASO SANG ROBBERY DA SA INYO SA MGA PAWNSHOP AND REMITTANCE CENTER WALA PA NA SULBAR? SI MAYOR MABILOG NYU PANGAYO PA BULIG SA POLICE SUPT SG BACOLOD! KAG DI BALA ANG SMALLVILLE DA SA ILOILO PIRME MAY GINAMO? LAST TIME LANG MAY NATIROHAN DA SA ULO! MASTERMIND SANG NANGAWAT SA ROLEX SA GREENBELT TGA ILOILO MASTERMIND SANG NANGAWAT SA MONEY CHANGER SA ROBINSON GALLERIA TGA ILOILO! KAG DI BALA GIN BOMBAHAN DA SANGUNA ANG MOLO KAY TUNGOD POLITIKA MAN ANG RASON? UNEMPLOYED RATE SA ILOILO 18.1% SA BACOLOD 6.9% LANG DAMU PA MA OFFER NGA UBRA PATI KAMU DA DALASA SA CALL CENTER INDUSTRY SANG BACOLOD PANGAYAW KAMU DI UBRA KAY ANG MA OFFER DA SA ILOILO MINIMUM LANG PATI TELLER SA BANKO MINIMUM MAN! MA JOB FAIR NA LANG GID SERVICE CREW PA NGA KAHAPOS LANG MAG APPLY SA MGA FASTFOOF CHAINS.. SOBRA2 NA KAMU SANG KASUYA SA BACOLOD KUNG KAMU DI #1 DI MAN KAMI MASUYA MALIPAY PA KAMI GANI ANG IMPORTANTE NA BATYAGAN MU ANG KANAMI SANG PANGABUHI SANG SYUDAD MU. KAY DIRI SA BACOLOD MAAYO ANG PANGABUHI SANG TAWO DIRI INDI MU NA MA QUESTION KAY IKAW WALA KABALO SANG PANGABUHI SA BACOLOD TRY MU ISTAR DI MASILING KA MAS NAMI GID DIRI SA BACOLO. LOL

      • Please… I just hope that everyone would just stop bashing other cities. I’m from Bacolod and though I’m proud to see my city on the top, I don’t like the way some of my fellow bacolodnons badmouth Iloilo. We each have our own preference and for me Bacolod is the best place to live in but for someone from Iloilo (or any other city), he/she will probably say the same for his/her city. So there’s no use trying to argue or fight over this. You probably just want to defend our city but continuing to post degrading comments here reflects a bad impression on the general Bacolod population. So please, everyone just calm down. Bacolod is the City of Smiles, that is the reputation that we, as residents, should continue to uphold.

      • @Tribu Buki: That’s why this senseless argument never stops. Everything just goes around in circles. Let them say what they want. We don’t even have to say or rebut anything. The results of this study (regardless if it’s accurate or not) show that Bacolod topped the list of the most liveable cities in the Philippines. Let us be happy and proud of that. There’s no need for this verbal war.

    • Nugay ka da ya imo. Damo ospital kay damo gamasakit. Indi lang ko makibot nga magka Pototan Mental Hospital Number 2 kay damo gabuluang sa ini nga blog. Bwahaha! Nugay patikal sang government service niyo kay amo na ang budlay, gahigop lang kamo pierme sa budget ka Pilipinas. Lantawa ang Hall of Justice niyo ho, mahal pero indi na mausar. Bwahaha! Pweh!

      • Nugay pa inosente inosente kay indi ka artista! Mga kasimanwa mo ay, mga hisaan! Oo gali, hisaan ka man. Bwahaha! Nugay pagtikal ang mga picture picture nga ina kay daw wala taste. Bwahaha! Nugay magtudlo nga gapanguna manghisa kung ang tuod nga nanguna halin sa imo bukid.

      • Hoy acid Rain! Indi kami ya Ilonggo kay Negrense kami. Bwahaha! Tikalon man? Kay man may inugtikal, indi kami bitter ya. Bwahaha! Damo man da margoso sa inyo a.

    • been to ilo-ilo many times and traffic is horrible!!.one thing am sure with ,how can a person live comfortably in a city when always in fear of getting drowned?

    • ows? indi tanan kay indi ako mag sugot nga ulihi ang bacolod. damu ga agree sa akon.. pinasahi ka imu ya..daw indi mapatihan..nahambal mu lang na kay number one ang bacolod pro kun sa medyo ulihi kita kag suyaan kag hisaan sang mga palasuya d ang bacolod sobra ka pa guro..

  88. gud pm.i know bacolod will be the top next contender in future years.sa mga tga iloilo hayz sister city pa nman kayo.regional center pero na sapawan for a mere provincial capital….i wonder why wla yung cdo i know im proud to be bacolodnon but sa akin nsa top 5 yung cdo…..ive been to cdo mraming infrastructure na sa city nila indi rin magpa left behund yung bacolod.parang sila nga cdo vs bacolod na pero in a friendly match.pero yung tabuk suba a big loooosserrr..kasi nsa metro bacolod na nka focus yung mga big investors in our country.robinsons, sm, ayala, megaworld, my van, etc……..

    • Term paper lang ni indi sagi sinuyaay.’ kag amo nya ang reality ka Iloilo.’ bahala na ang pic mag explain.’
      @carlos sang san-o pa na lampasan sang Baolod ang Iloilo interms of Development?.’ kadto ka dre bala subng kay malagaw ta sa Iloilo City wala kapa guro ka kadto dre mo.’
      at ayon sa mga nabasa ko hindi nu pa talaga nakikilala ang Big Sister City nu nga Iloilo.’
      sa mga Ilonggo be Humble.’ indi sagi panuya.’ we have our own Developments and we are the Capital of Western Visayas kag may dako nga rason kung ngaah kita ang Capital.’ we Are deserving.’

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.180885885379819.42036.134072773394464&type=3

      • Hoy! Nugay itikal ang regional capital status kay sa panahon pa na ni kopong kopong. Lantawa bala kung ano nagpamangad sang una sa daw purok niyo nga siyudad kay ang kalamay halin sa Negros. Te? Kay namisan kami obra, te, nag numero uno kami. Nugay ka kay ikaw hisaan katama! Bwahaha! Indi pag-itikal ang saw columbarium niyo nga City Hall. Daw squatter, mahilig magpagutok. Bwahaha!

  89. Thank you again for choosing Bacolod city as number one… In all aspect Bacolod has not failed to be on the list… Lupad Bacolod …

    and to oracle may ayala ang iloilo wala? may convergys? wala? limpyu ang dalan? pwerte kahigku? You must accept it Oracle na maskin magkainanu Bacolod is ALWAYS AND WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN YOU DIRTY AND UGLY CITY OK?

    So stop bashing our city…

  90. No question about cities who were included at the top 20 list. Bacolod City deserves to be at the top. Not only because people always wearing sweet smiles despite of their problems, but they are very friendly to all visitors. At the moment the beautification of sidewalk areas and asphalt road along Lacson Street is rapid. Inviting you all guys to witness the Masskara Festival highlights on October 20-21, 2012. Sige lang sige na Bacolod, Lupad kita! :)

  91. i never wanted to live in other city…. bacolod lang gd ko ya! away from pollution. not so traffic…. not so much high building that can cause floods.. colorful festival (masskara)…

  92. Aside from the different parameters involved in the process. i would like to know how did you weight the value for the parameters? did you also ranked the different level of importance from the mentioned parameters. I’m just curious regarding the methodology of this study.

  93. Go ANGELES the city of angels, good looking men & women, Infrastructure, call centers, foreign investors, malls, tourism, universities, amusements, soon the Disneyland, foreigners retiring, fluent english locals, world class transportation facilities, numerous hotels, good food, first class subdivisions, international schools, color coded transportation, less crime, clean and green, history rich culture, less pollution… san ka pa??? Sa PAMPANGA mo lang yan makikita.. lahat ng pinag iinggitan nyo ordinaryo lang sa amin..

  94. to people not believing why Bacolod is on top:

    From the stand point of one from Bacolod like me, at first I can’t quite believe this either. In the 2008 Money Sense list, I was proud of it and think that Bacolod deserved that position. But after four years, I got disappointed. A lot of things has happened since that four years. However, take into consideration, that a lot of factors were considered. Let us say, Bacolod never got the no. 1 spot in those indicators. But then, we ranked high in most of them and putting them all together, Bacolod got the top position because of that. Maybe in many sense your city is better than Bacolod. But how about over all? If your city have better economy, maybe the crime incidence is high. If you have better employment rate, maybe its infrastructure the city don’t fair well. Be objective with your own personal assessment.

    So don’t be bitter. This should tell you where you need improvement. That is hoping that Ikwaderno can provide the data so that you can work hard to improve your city.

    Dethrone Bacolod if you really want. But do it! Do something! Don’t just malign other cities because that will not help improve your city. Your city’s state will remain the same.

  95. Im proud to be coming from the city of Smiles. i have experienced living in manila, Quezon city and now in Marikina City and Bacolod city still tops.. clean and still green. not as clean as Singapore but clean. People in Bacolod love to enjoy life

  96. If this term paper will be subject for deliberation of critics from different areas of expertise government agencies , businessmen-investors , college students , young urban professionals , lawyers etc there are many things to be discussed and brainstorned ah Just a suggestion ( No violent reaction….. discuss discuss lang poh… ok lets recall the –Stability (25%), Culture and Environment (25%), Healthcare (20%), Education (10%) and Infrastructure (20%) and then the availability and quality of public health service, environmental conditions, availability of sports and development programs, calamity-safety index, tourist attractions, cultural and commercial ties, availability of public and private educational sectors including their performances…..
    Eh I am highly confident— National Capital Region Cities will be the top and will alway top all other areas frankly speaking….. Anjan na lahat kasi… try to consider the indicators used by ranking a country into liveable….. that could have been screen by various experts…. did you consider the life expectancy of a place? ( this reflects the good universal health care you know Norway Denmark Sweden etc that prolonged their life) the employment rate? ( that may be good indicator of a liveable place imagine you have salary and have oportunity and then you can give food on a table for a family that makes a place liveable…. and a good paying job of course…… and Also . they have to factor the Time off given by most public and private employe.. sa public 2 days na….nothing more nothing less…. not to mention the legal holidays etc…however…. private companies can give 36 hours a week for their employess thats their prerogatives that must be another reason why a place is liveable….. There’s so much to learn…. and a book to read and thesis subject for rejection and criticism… that of course way helpful for the students… Again , I congratulate you for coming up with the term paper….and long love cities of the Philippines :)

    • NOPE, a multitude of government statistics still show the same cities with Bacolod always in the Top 5,

      aside from unjustifiably EXPENSIVE private education, public education in the NCR is embarassing compared to Bacolod, there is not a lack of books, seats, rooms, facilities in Bacolod unlike those constantly featured in the news about public schools in the NCR, even the most expensive private school in Bacolod costs only a quarter of the expense of it’s equal in the NCR

      healthcare in Bacolod is great, there is no medical treatment in the NCR that Bacolod cannot offer PLUS, expenses here are low compared to Manila so even the poor can afford to go to the hospital,

      economy? well, the price of gasoline and diesel is almost twice that of Manila, so everything we buy here is expensive, but why is it that poverty in Bacolod is not severe unlike the NCR and people living in slums can still buy food 3 times a day?

      environment, do we really need to discussion the pollution in the NCR and the lush green environment of the urban planning of Bacolod?

      calamity-safety index? are you kidding me? when a Bacolodnon buys a car, the first thing they check is where that car came from, if it’s from Manila, they thoroughly check the background for engine flooding, because we all know, the NCR is a big flood hazard area, Bacolod have not been affected by any calamity yet Manila floods almost every year . .

      the only thing that the NCR has the upperhand of is infrastructure, but only the business districts in the NCR can actually claim this, outside the business districts, the NCR is decaying,

  97. Sana instead of being jealous, there should be encouragement for Bacolod. This is our problem in the Philippines–Crab Mentality. Also, if you see your city ranked low and you want your city to be on top, work for it. Don’t just question studies like this.

  98. Mga taga ilo-ilo at bacolod wag n kayong magtalo atleast nsa tayo. Yung CDO lng naman talaga ang mga inggitero. Sila nlng banatan ntin… hihihi… Tingnan nyo s ssc gusto nila na mas lamang pa sila sa davao. Ang kakapal ng mukha.

  99. No wonder Bacolod and Davao is at the top, this two cities assist each other and also iv’e read somewhere that they’re actually a sister cities in Visayas.. im from Bacolod and also iv’e been in Luzon but i much prefer the cities in Visayas and Mindanao(esp Davao).. SULONG BACOLEÑOS!!! thanks for t he research ikwaderno

  100. hahaha number 1 kmi mga taga bacolod wow super sadya gd ni haha unique kag mapalanggaon.lowest crime.zero crime must be implemented.i really proud to be in bacolod.mag sinadya kita googog….

  101. guys, we don’t have to argue here. it’s indeed more fun in the philippines.
    bring your sunshine wherever you go!
    the best place to live of course is in your heart. whatever your environment is, if your heart is full of smiles, everything around you turns into fun and bright!
    that is why bacolenos are oozing with positive vibes and endless energy. a bacoleno heart is full of sunshine that shoots its light in his smiling face.

  102. This is a good survey. Kudos to the people who made this. During the 1990′s when I was still in the Philippines, I’ve seen the great potential of Davao City, considering the urban setting and the people. I guess I was right. I was born in Quezon City, grew up in Metro Manila and traveled/worked from Baguio to Gen Santos City. My next bet then was Cagayan De Oro which never got to top 20. People is one important ingredients of any progressive city, and Bacolod, Davao and Marikina have them. Congrats from an OFW.

      • Buang! Liwat liwat na mga pictures. Bwahaha! Hindi ko ya kinahanglan magpasundayag ka dakbanwa ko kay ginakadtuan sang tanan. Imo ya dakbanwa kinahanglan mamilit para kadtuan. Nabilin sa 1800′s! Bwahaha!

      • rain,,livable….di naman matirhan ang picture,,,,bakit ka puro picture …picture can be rectify and modified….picture alone cannot be the basis..picture…picture kanina ka pa puro picture…

      • @tribu Buki.’ Picture speaks louder than words.’ hambal nu na wigit na kami sa Development.’ ti diin ibidinsya nu?.’ Tood gid man mga TIKALON KAMO ASTA LANG SA TIKAL WALA MAN I BUGA.’ PIKON NA KAY WALA IBIDINSYA?.’

        @GT. BAL-AN KOMAN PERO TERM PAPER MALANG NI ANO MA KWA DRE NAMON?.’ MAKA PA USWAG NA KA CIUDAD?.’ ANG PIC NGA NA IBIDINSYA NGA WALA KAMI GA KA WIGIT KAG MAS MADAMO KAMI PROJECT KAY SA BCD KAG TAMA KA LAU ANG DEVELOPMET SANG ILOILO SA BACOLOD NAKA KADTO NA KO BACOLOD KAG ANG 1ST COMMENT KO GUID ANO NI MAN?.’ CIUDAD OR UMA KAY SA DOWN TOWN DAMO KAUBUHAN HAHAHA MASAKIT ANG KATUTUHANAN ILOILO GID MAN BETTER THAN BACOLOD IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT KAG SA PANGABUHI.’

      • Hoy buang! Term paper pa lang, insecure na. Ano pa ayhan kung makita niyo ang mga dinag-an ka Dakbanwa sang Bacolod. Bwahaha! Ebidensya lang ni nga gauswag ang dakbanwa. Diin ka ya? Lubog na sa lamawan. Bwahaha!

      • Basi kinahanglan niya tour guide sa iya dakbanwa kay masadyahan guid ko magtudlo sa kung diin ang iskwater. Nalipat siya guro nga damo iskwater nga nasunugan sa tiempo mismo sang ila ati-ati. Wala lang siya kabalo nga didto ko nagdako. Bwahaha!

      • haha bisan diin malang may Squaters kag may Kawatan.’ ang kawatan dre sa Iloilo Halin man sa mga kaingod nga Isla kag Probinsya.’ bahala na ang Ratsada kag TV patrol mag hambal kung taga Diin gid permi ang mga nadakpan nila nga mga kawatan dre Sa Capital City sang Western Visayas.’

      • Hoy Rain! Nugay da wakal nga wala mehora! Regional capital nga nabilin sa tabtaban sang iban nga regional capital. Kahuluya! Bwahaha!

      • BINUKI DIIN IBIDINSYA MO NGA NA BILIN KAMI?.’ HAHAHA NAKITA MO PIC KA ILOILO SUBONG?.’ NGANGA KA EHH NO?.’ KAY KAMO YA UAMA MAN N GYAPON.’ CITY PERO KA TUBUHAN ANO KANO TO?.’

    • @u @rain wala kami labot sa Gina tikal mu picture man Lang ina haha cge sa bagay gina panami gd sa pic. kamapanya nyu na nga daan sa N7W cities hehehe lol amu na gani nami sa Bacolod kay mix sang rural and urban area. Sa iloilo ya? Daw Ala Manila nga magamo. Hehe developments wala kami labot kompleto naman kami di hehe hulat ka sa design sang Bacolod Baywalk nga invest ka sa Almana devt. And property ky pulok kamu sa kahisa may ara GD na ya ILONGGO ma Suya hehe kilala ko nga daan ang ILONGGO masapawan sang bacolod ang iloilo masuya2 GD na sila kaayo haha toto rai. Di pagtikal developments nyu makati gani hu Waay GA lalis samun kamu pa haha

      • @Masskara.’ I like Bacolod damo ko dra mga pakaduha kag naga bisita man ko dra sila.’ Indi man ko tani mag miter dre kung indi nu pag unahan ahh.’ basaha mau ang mga Comments halin sa puno bala.’ Di purkit naga Ilonggo si JP taga Iloilo na Daun? badtrip man ko gani sang mga gina pang wakal nya kita mo nag hipos na sya daun.’ ngaah Iloilo lang ga Ilonggo haw?.’ Iloilo daun tirahon nu?.’
        kung may Baywalk kamo may ara man kami Fort San Pedro Blvd nga manog tapos na This yr ga pa tubang sa Guimaras.’ May Iloilo River Esplanade man kami kag Megaworld sa Mandurriao & Sta. Barbara, 2kls Festival Mall, SM megamall lapit new ILOILO Int’l Airport, 21 flr Injap tower naga start na, 40 stories Gaisano, Avida towers Convention Center and Many More nga maga Start na this 4th quarter of the year.’
        ang naindian ko lang sa mga Comment nu ngaah hambalon nu nga na wigit na ang ILOILO sa iban nga Regional Center sa PH kay pang 4 gani kita sa pina ka Progresibo nga Regional Centers.’ Manila, Cebu, Davao Iloilo , CDO, and Good News Bacolod bisan indi Regional Center naka sulod sa top 6.’
        namian man ko tani ka Bacolod kay ga kadto kadto man ko dra galing ang lain lng gina paka nubo nu daun ang Iloilo mo.’ basta basaha lang liwat nga Comments ahh.’
        Di purkit nag I-Ilonggo taga ILOILO na kaagad?.’ di ba pweding taga ibang lugar muna?.’

        BTW. ari gali ibidinsya sang tanan nga gina wakal ko dra ohhh

        http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.180885885379819.42036.134072773394464&type=3

        kamo na bahala kng ano man dra hambalon nu basta indi man gyapon mag bag-o panulok ko sa Bacolod.’ nga Twin City ka ILOILO =))
        ari dre nanligad gali si Mayor nu kag very Friendly sya taga City hall ko gali kag Peace sa mga taga BACOLOD tani mag binuligay kita kay ang aton mga Government Officials naga Binuligay man =))

      • How kagaw! Nugay damgo! Sin-o man lang ang gakadto sa Bacolod para magbaligya sang hangin sa wala pa mehora nga mga construction? Bwahaha! Nugay ka kay kulihot na ang dakbanwa mo sa iban nga mga regional center. Wala na lang ginbawi para indi man magwaras ang ginhukasan korona nga Queen City of the South. Bwahaha!

  103. So proud to be a Bacolodnon. I don’t know but I think comments above are just but normal (human nature). People having various thoughts, coming from various perspectives. And my opinion, Bacolod City is definitely one great city in the Philippines. #LoveYourOwn. =)

  104. Bacolod is eager to smile despite the fall of sugar industry long ago… Thus it was called the “City of Smiles”… We smile to changes, we smile to better hope and we didn’t fail to see Bacolenos wearing a smile everyday… That what makes Bacolod to the Top… =)

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    • Ako si Sonny Labayen nag dako sa Bacolod City experienced Japanese occupation and American occupation. All the people are very friendly, hospitable and smiling. Even the Japanese and Americans enjoyed their stay in Bacolod. Our American hero saving us from the last hour with the Japanese was American soldier Theodore Vinther with a monument at the City Plaza. He was able to save Pulupandan bridge from the explosives of the Japanese so they were able to come in to Bacolod faster. Sa Bacolod very relaxed ang mga residents. Go to inspect their farms early morning and in the afternoon is mostly leisure, golf, mahjong etc.

  106. let us compare the 2008 and 2012 data

    2008
    http://moneysense.com.ph
    1. Bacolod
    2. Makati
    3. Davao
    4. Marikina
    5. Iloilo
    6. Las Piñas
    7. Pasig
    8. San Fernando
    9. Mandaluyong
    10. Quezon City

    Quote:
    2012
    Ikwaderno
    10. Zamboanga City – 82.740
    9. Quezon City – 82.827
    8. Baguio City – 82.900
    7. Cebu City – 83.004
    6. Puerto Princesa City – 83.030
    5. Manila – 83. 345
    4. Makati City – 83.874
    3. Marikina City – 84.323
    2. Davao City – 84.804
    1. Bacolod City – 85.183

    Consistent ang Top 4,
    Sa mga Bitter, Kayo nalang po Gumawa ng Term Paper nyo at iPublish para mapansin din.
    Kahit saan naman, Pag Bacolod nga mas nakakaangat sa Ibang Cities, Mag popost agad sila ng kanilang Hatemails at “Bad Experiences” daw sa Bacolod. Therr. Pakibasa po ng Introduction ng Author before you complain. Kung Business pag uusapan, Top 3 nanaman ang Bacolod. theerrr. They just cant accept the fact kay a they made their own epic stories.

  107. To the Iloilo posters here, please stop bashing other cities just because yours didn’t make it to the Top 3, or even Top 10 at the very least. People here from other cities are reading and what you are doing is definitely not doing your city a favor.

  108. and by the way, for the one who claims to be the “oracle”, the first time i went to your city (Iloilo City, that is) I was so disappointed. reason? basura! just like your face, parang basura. hahaha! anywhere you go in Iloilo, there’s a lot of garbage. maputik pa ang mga streets. and you have the guts to say na maraming basura sa bacolod? clean your city first and your Iloilo river. make sure it doesn’t flood in your city before you start bashing bacolod. LOLOLOL.

    • BASURA?.’ KYA PALA GRAND SLAM NA ANG ILOILO SA CLEAN AND GREEN CITY SA WESTERN VISAYAS.’ KAMOSNA MANAN?.’ TRY MO PUMUNTA NGAUN DITO.’
      2012 NA PO MAG BAGO NA KAU DI PURO TIKAL WALA MAN IBIDINSYA LOL

      • Nag sugod lang Grandslam ang IloIlo after nag Hall of Famer ang Bacolod and the Rest of Highly Urbanized City. Reminder lang, Bacolod have won five years (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002) of making it as the Cleanest and Greenest Highly Urbanized City in the Philippines, we have finally earned our place in the Clean and Green Hall of Fame – one of the most coveted and prestigious awards accorded to a local government unit.

      • Hoy! Buang! Ara lang kamo sa puwesto kay nasobrahan na kami sa padya sang Cleanest and Greenest Highly Urbanized City. Bwahaha! Nugay da tikal kay ikaw ya indi kabalo mangita sa Google kay man bag-o lang kapana-og sa bukid. Bwahaha!

  109. Tol Librero hehehe be proud SJDM 41 out of 122 hindi na masama kudos!

    for me heres my list na contender din na pwede ring nasa top 20.

    Dagupan, Laoag, Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, Legazpi, CDO ,at Lipa

    • Thanks tol… Sana lahat ng commenters dito, ganyan lang no… They will just enumerate what they think deserves to be in the top 20 without bashing… Simple enumeration lang naman, ok na eh… :)

  110. Sir Ikwaderno pwede po bang malaman ang ranking ng Lucena City ganun na rin ang San Pablo at Tayabas? Since livable din po at kasama rin sa most competetive ang Lucena at san Pablo nung mga nakaraang taon thanks.

  111. nag waras ang urakulo sng piyak suba.ang ayala wla nag biya sa capitol tungod sng bwisit na coa.teh ano na sbng kng okay na ang lot sa capitol sng coa.ang ayala mabalik na…..and besides 7billion man lng ang project sng ayala sa talisay ah wich part of metro bacolod.first ayala mall pa.wla d sa metro bacolod kwrta mo?may bmw kmo?hahahaha….nxt big thing pa the multi million project bacolod baywalk.my goodness.asta ang megaworld may kng purchase na nga lot sa talisay.hahahaha,warehouse ang sm ha….according to monolith head engineer sng sm expansion,this is their biggest project so far in vismin areas.asta phase 4 man lng ang sm ah.phase 1 pa lng nakita mo oracle…kolkolkol…..silliman univ matukod man campus nxt yr sa bacolod.may robinsons place silay metro bacolod naman dason lapit sa international airport.sorry tabuk suba is super left behind na gid.hahahaha.lol………regional capital pa naman gna sapawan lng sa prov capital…….damo pa projects wla ko mahambal.hahahahaha…i think volvo and subaru ma open man sila showroom in metro bacolod…..hahahaha…in nxt yrs damo na d mid to high rise bldgs sa metro bacolod.wahahahahaha.loser iloilo….peace…..

  112. Even if this study was conducted by some reputable firm, I think people will still contest the result. Reading the comments here make me lose faith sa attitude nating mga Pinoy. What I can say is, we still have a lot to accomplish in terms of nation building. Not just in terms of infrastructure, etc., but also in finally defining our identity as a people.

    • This is true. In 2010, Boy Abunda had a guest (foreigner) on The Bottomline who said something like the Filipino people were like their islands: separated and divided.

  113. Bacolod has been consistent as the most liveable city in the country, no doubt about it. That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised it gets the top spot. But as far as the list goes, it changes and Bacolod might not be on top spot in the next few months/years. The point is, Bacolod is always consistent being on the list, which matters the most.

  114. Even if this study is intended for a school paper, it should show validity. We are talking about school for heaven’s sake, when are we going to value accuracy? after school? Was human development index (HDI) considered? how about poverty incidence, family income? morbidity and mortality? Per capita? A livable city isn’t just one with good roads and nice buildings, those are just the means… What’s more important is the outcome, If the author can show us which city has the lest sick and dying people, has the least poverty, has the least hunger, has the least crime and the most family income, most access to public services and best human development index, then that should be the most livable… Best delicacy and tourist spots has nothing to do with being livable…

  115. Yung mga ignorante nagreklamo.. eversince davao or bacolod ang nasa number 1, tagum has always been one of the best cities. infrastructure does not make u in the top 20 list.
    1. peace and order
    2. Cleanliness(environmental policies)
    3. Investment friendly
    4. Tourists counts
    5. discipline
    6. investment(look at Davao city new investments are growing nonstop everywhere)
    above peace and order
    and last peace and order ..last but not the least peace and order then cleanliness

    getss??????

  116. BCD will be one of the liveable city in the Philippines but not on the top stop. there are more eligible cities if you’re basing it on Education, commercial, etc.

  117. here are some questions for you ikwaderno. are u an individual or a group? which city are based? what is the purpose of this list? (school, sponsored research, etc.) how were u able to come up with the scoring system since u mentioned yourself the categories used are very broad? i have many other questions but i’ll wait for the answer to above queries first. hope u can indulge. thank u.

  118. Hi, I was born and raised in Bacolod City but currently Im based here in NCR working in San Miguel Devlpt Corporation. Im proud that the city where I was born was ranked as number one. However, objectively speaking and with all due respect to the author of this study, I dont think so that BCD should be the top 1. As mentioned previously by some of the commentators, there’s Taguig City, Ortigas, Pasig, etc in which in my own opinion is at par compared to BCD.

  119. ang orakulo nagsugod na naman sa paalam alam nya nga mango man gyapon. showing bitterness for your city teh? hahaha! create your own blog then make your city number 1 so ma satisfy ang ego mo.

  120. dami basura sa downtown Bacolod,yong starbucks nila walang tao,ang ayala wala na,ang expansion sang sm nila bodega man lang ang daku,ang turtle building na 12 floor kuno daw 8 floor man lang..ang tallest building sa whole region 6 sangparq walang tenants zero lugi..paano naging number 1 ? isip isip

    • Stability (25%), Culture and Environment (25%), Healthcare (20%), Education (10%) and Infrastructure (20%) gani ang indicators…. liwat2? hahahaha :))))))

    • hahaha orakel of jealousy, is that all you can come up with? starbucks?? and tall buildings?? the reason why we’re the most LIVEABLE, is because we don’t need an american company like starbucks to pretend or appear progressive. we have the best organic coffee grown from our clean backyards,and we dont have to pay an extra peso for the quality we’re enjoying. we have vast land and strip malls instead of high rise buildings and we have the most beautiful capitol in the philippines, made by worldclass urban planners (burnham) and by the way, the owner of san parq is too rich to worry about his buildings occupancy and likes it that way.. more personal space, better quality of life. THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL LIVEABLE! sorry, which part of bacolod downtown were you staying while you were in town? I bet it looks like every corner from where you came from. lol

    • from bacolod here.. exag mo naman.. lol… baka one day ka lang dito? Cleanest and greenest city din ang Bacolod.. try Wiki and youll see that Bacolod is really ranked as the most liveable city… :)

    • of course there is no-one in starbucks. what the h are you going to do there if there are a myriad of alternatives, serving better food and asking for a better price. it doesn’t matter if no tall buildings or any of the metropolitan amenities. still better than most region 6 cities when it comes to culture and attitude. and kun TIKALON man guid, may i tikal man guid b eh…

    • Hoy buang! Paano nga may tawo ang Starbucks kung alas-dos ka na nagkadto? Bwahaha! Nag inagi ka guro ya kung diin, amo na wala mo naabtan ang mga tawo.

    • Hey Mr. Oracle, ba’t ba pintas ka ng pintas, wala naman kahahantungan ang pagpipintas mo. WHy don’t you look at all the positive side of what you are talking about and maybe, you will feel better. It will help you to sleep well too. And please pray for your sake.

  121. Thank you po! Last na po talaga… Ano po ang exact placement nila plus Cauayan City and San Fernando City (La Union)…

    I Just want to share them with my friends living in those cities… I promise, this would be my last question.

    Thanks again! God bless…

    • Hi Librero

      I just want to clarify my previous post. The ranking of the three cities you mentioned was just based on the stability indicator. I forgot to include the other indicators to get the overall score. Malolos and Meycauayan were not included in the top 50 overall but SJDM is in 41st having a total score 72.897. Cauayan and San Fernando (La Union) – not in the top 50. Sorry for the confusion. We actually focused on the top 20 and we didn’t expect readers like you to ask the ranking of the cities not included in this list.

  122. LOLOLOLOL wag na sana ipagpilitan. as what the author said,

    “We just collected data and ranked first class cities here in the country based on the different variables mentioned. This is a private study intended for school term paper and was just shared and posted in this site.”

    domt worry mike, marami pang studies ang maaring gawin and im sure, nsa top 1 na city mo when that time comes. LOL

  123. Shut the f**k off “mike” of CDO, what does Cagayan de oro has to offer? There’s nothing in there. Cdo is dirty! Look at the city’s surroundings and evaluate if it deserved to be one of the most livable. You didn’t wonder why BGC was not included? You’re unbelievable!

  124. @mike – If your only basis is construction boom, then a lot of Metro Manila and Metro Cebu cities should have been included such as Taguig, Mandaluyong, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue etc. CDO construction boom is nothing compared to those cities. Again, the infrastructure is only one part of the study. Stability, Culture and Environment, Healthcare, Education are also components which Cagayan de Oro lags behind.

  125. Cdo is not bitter! It’s just hard to believe that Cagayan de oro city was not part of the top 20 list of the most livable cities and yet some cities were included, considering that CDO has more economic growth that those other cities.