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Bacolod City Island Philippines
"The City Of Smiles"
Bacolod is the Capital city and gateway to Negros Occidental, showcases both harmony and contrast. A land where the old is preserved and the new is embraced, where genteel yet strong-willed people tilled and nurtured fertile soil and turned it into the country's sugarland. Bacolod City is notable for its MassKara Festival held during October. The most well-known Bacoleño brand of hospitality whose warmth, sincerity and natural friendliness could make every visitor come again to Bacolod, it bears the nickname "City of Smiles".
Bacolod City is the largest highly urbanized mid-size Philippine city of the province of Negros Occidental. Having a total of 499,497 inhabitants as of August 1, 2007, it is the most populous city in the Western Visayas Region. Bacolod City recently topped a survey by MoneySense Magazine as the "Best Place to Live in the Philippines".
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Philippines Cuisine Characteristics
The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.
This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.
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