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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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Common dishes

Popular catches include tilapia, catfish (hito), milkfish (bangus), grouper (lapu-lapu), shrimp (hipon), prawns (sugpo), mackerel (galunggong, hasa-hasa), swordfish, oysters (talaba), mussels (tahong), clams (halaan and tulya), large and small crabs (alimango and alimasag respectively), game fish, sablefish, tuna, cod, blue marlin, and squid/cuttlefish (both called pusit).

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Northern Philippine Cuisine

For festive occasions, people band together and prepare more sophisticated dishes. Tables are often laden with expensive and labor-intensive treats requiring hours of preparation. In Filipino celebrations, lechón (also spelled litson) serves as the centerpiece of the dinner table. It is usually a whole roasted pig, but suckling pigs (lechonillo, or lechon de leche) or cattle calves (lechong baka) can also be prepared in place of the popular adult pig.

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