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Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
(Cebuano: Sidlakang Negros; Hiligaynon: Negros Sidlangan; Filipino: Silangang Negros), also called Oriental Negros or Eastern Negros, is a province located in the region of Central Visayas, in the Philippines. It occupies the southeastern half of the large island of Negros, with Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
comprising the northwestern half. It also includes Apo Island, a popular dive site for both, local and foreign tourists. Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
faces Cebu
Cebu
to the east across the Tañon Strait
Tañon Strait
and Siquijor
Siquijor
to the south-east (which happened to be part of the province before). The primary spoken language is Cebuano and the predominant religious denomination is Roman Catholicism. Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City is the capital, seat of government and most populous city of the province. With a population of 1,354,995 inhabitants,[2] it is the second most-populous province in Central Visayas
Central Visayas
after Cebu, the fifth most-populous province in the Visayas
Visayas
and the 19th most-populous province of the Philippines.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Topography 2.2 Climate

3 Administrative divisions 4 Demographics

4.1 Religion

5 Economy 6 Transportation 7 Education 8 Culture 9 Media 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] See also: Negros Revolution

The Dumaguete
Dumaguete
Church with its belfry built in the 1760s and 1870s to warn townsfolk of attacks by marauding pirates. (circa 1891)

Negros, the second largest island in the Visayas
Visayas
and fourth largest island in the Philippines, is believed to have once been part of a larger landmass, but was cut off by rising waters at the end of the last ice age.[3] Among the early inhabitants of the island were the Negritos
Negritos
and the Austronesians, and later the Han Chinese, who are mainly merchants. being the[4] They called the island "Buglas", a native word which is believed to mean "cut off".[3] Spanish explorers on the expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
first came to the island in April 1565. Legazpi dropped anchor in Bohol
Bohol
and sent his men to scout the island.[4] Because of the strong currents of the Tañon Strait
Tañon Strait
between Cebu
Cebu
and Negros, they were carried for several days and forced to land on the western side of the island. They reported seeing many dark-skinned inhabitants, and they called the island "Negros" (Negro means "black" in Spanish). The island was sparsely settled at the time, except for a few coastal settlements including Ilog and Binalbagan. In 1571, Legaspi assigned encomiendas on the island to 13 of his men.[4] Augustinian friars began the Christianization
Christianization
of the island the next year. The island was administered as part of the jurisdiction of Oton until 1734 when it became a military district, and Ilog became the capital of the island. The capital was transferred to Himamaylan
Himamaylan
in 1795. Negros became a politico-military province in 1865 and the capital was transferred to Bacolod. Due to its proximity to Mindanao, the southeastern coasts of Negros was in constant threat from Moro marauders looking for slaves, so watchtowers were built to protect the Christian villages. The Moro raids and Negros Oriental's distance from the Negros capital of Bacolod, induced 13 Recollectionist priests to petition for the division of the island in July 1876.[4] The island of Negros was then divided into the provinces of Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
and Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
by a royal decree executed by Governor
Governor
General Valeriano Weyler
Valeriano Weyler
on January 1, 1890. Dumaguete
Dumaguete
was made the first capital of Negros Oriental. In 1892, Siquijor
Siquijor
became a part of Negros Oriental, having previously been administered by Spain under the politico-military province of Bohol. The Philippine Revolution
Philippine Revolution
reached the province in 1898, disrupting government functions but without extreme violence and bloodshed. Revolutionary troops in the province were composed mostly of farm labourers and other prominent people of the province of Negros Oriental, who were organized and led by Don Diego de la Viña. The Spanish colonial government in Dumaguete
Dumaguete
and the rest of the island was overthrown on November 24, 1898. Later, the Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
area under the leadership of Gen. Araneta only, in contrast to the Negros Oriental area under the leadership of Don Diego de la Viña, merged to form the Cantonal Republic of Negros, a separate government from the more familiar Malolos Republic
Malolos Republic
established in Luzon.[5] In 1901, the Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
province was reorganized by the United States and a civil government was established with Demetrio Larena as governor. The American government made Siquijor
Siquijor
a "sub-province" of Negros Oriental. Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
became a province under the American civil government on March 10, 1917 through Act 2711.[6] In 1934, Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
became a corregimiento, a separate military district. Under the American colonial government, transportation infrastructure was developed with improvements of roads and new bridges.[7] During World War II, both Negros provinces were invaded by Imperial Japanese forces, resorting many residents to flee to the inland mountains.[8] Negros Island
Negros Island
was liberated by combined Philippine & American troops with the local Negrense guerillas attacking the Japanese on August 6, 1945. The 7th, 73rd, 74th and 75th Infantry Divisions of the Philippine Commonwealth Army were established from January 3, 1942 to June 30, 1946 and the 7th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was active from October 28, 1944 to June 30, 1946 at the Military General Headquarters in Negros Oriental.[clarification needed] They started the engagements of the Anti-Japanese Imperial Military Operations in Negros from 1942 to 1945 against the Japanese Imperial forces.[further explanation needed] On September 17 of 1971, Siquijor
Siquijor
finally became an independent province by virtue of Republic Act No. 6396.[9] In 29 May 2015, the Negros Island
Negros Island
Region was formed when Negros Oriental was separated from Central Visayas
Central Visayas
and transferred to the new region along with Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
and Bacolod, when President Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
signed Executive Order No. 183, s. 2015.[10] But it was abolished on August 9, 2017 when President Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte
revoked Executive Order No. 183, s. 2015 through the signage of Executive Order No. 38, citing the reason of the lack of funds to fully establish the NIR according to Benjamin Diokno, the Secretary of Budget and Management, reverting Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
back into Central Visayas.[11] However, with the Philippines' current presidential administration promoting federalism, the idea of the twin provinces of Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
and Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
reunified into one federal state/region is already in the talks of local provincial politicians, with some additional support from the native Negrenses.[12][13] Geography[edit]

Rock formations at Apo Island

Mount Talinis
Mount Talinis
(also known as the Cuernos de Negros), located southwest of Valencia, is the second highest volcanic mountain in Negros.

Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
occupies the south-eastern half of the island of Negros, with Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
comprising the north-western half. It has a total land area of 5,385.53 km2 (2,079.36 sq mi). A chain of rugged mountains separates Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
from Negros Occidental. Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
faces Cebu
Cebu
to the east across the Tañon Strait and Siquijor
Siquijor
to the southeast. The Sulu Sea
Sulu Sea
borders it to the south to southwest. Negros is basically volcanic, making its soil ideal for agriculture. Eighty percent of all arable land in the island region is cultivated. Topography[edit] The province's topography is characterized by low, grooved mountain ranges of which some lie close to the shoreline. At the southern end of the province is Mount Talinis, also known as Cuernos de Negros ("Horns of Negros"), which is a dormant complex volcano which rises to a height of 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). At the northern end of the province is the active Kanlaon Volcano, the highest peak of the island region with a height of 2,465 metres (8,087 ft). There are a few flatlands and plateaus in the interior to the southwest of the province, which includes the Tablas Plateau.[14] One of the landmarks of Dumaguete
Dumaguete
is the Dumaguete
Dumaguete
Bell Tower which stands next to the Saint Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral.[15] It once used to warn the city of impending pirate attacks.[16] Climate[edit] Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
has a tropical climate. Because of the mountain range running from the north to the south, the province has two types of climatic conditions.[17] The eastern part of the province is characterized by unpronounced[clarification needed] maximum rainfall with a short dry season lasting from one to three months. The western half of the province is characterized by a distinct wet season and dry season.[14]

Administrative divisions[edit] Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
comprises 19 municipalities and 6 cities, further subdivided into 557 barangays. Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City is the provincial capital and seat of government. It is also the province's most populous city, despite having the smallest land area among all component cities and municipalities of Negros Oriental. For purposes of legislative representation, the cities and municipalities are grouped into three congressional districts, with each district electing a congressman to the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

 †  Provincial capital and component city  ∗  Component city      Municipality

City or municipality[A] District[18] Population ±% p.a. Area[18] Density Brgy. Coordinates[B]

(2015)[2] (2010)[19]

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

Amlan (Ayuquitan) 2nd 7000170000000000000♠1.7% 23,624 22,206 1.19% 111.85 43.19 210 540 8 9°27′49″N 123°13′36″E / 9.4636°N 123.2266°E / 9.4636; 123.2266 (Amlan)

Ayungon 1st 7000340000000000000♠3.4% 46,303 46,146 0.06% 265.10 102.36 170 440 24 9°51′31″N 123°08′37″E / 9.8587°N 123.1436°E / 9.8587; 123.1436 (Ayungon)

Bacong 3rd 7000270000000000000♠2.7% 36,527 32,286 2.38% 40.30 15.56 910 2,400 22 9°14′43″N 123°17′42″E / 9.2452°N 123.2951°E / 9.2452; 123.2951 (Bacong)

Bais ∗ 2nd 7000560000000099999♠5.6% 76,291 74,722 0.40% 319.64 123.41 240 620 35 9°35′29″N 123°07′17″E / 9.5914°N 123.1213°E / 9.5914; 123.1213 (Bais)

Basay 3rd 7000200000000000000♠2.0% 26,566 24,913 1.23% 162.00 62.55 160 410 10 9°24′36″N 122°38′27″E / 9.4099°N 122.6409°E / 9.4099; 122.6409 (Basay)

Bayawan
Bayawan
(Tulong) ∗ 3rd 7000870000000099999♠8.7% 117,900 114,074 0.63% 699.08 269.92 170 440 28 9°22′00″N 122°48′20″E / 9.3668°N 122.8055°E / 9.3668; 122.8055 (Bayawan)

Bindoy
Bindoy
(Payabon) 1st 7000290000000000000♠2.9% 39,819 39,416 0.19% 173.70 67.07 230 600 22 9°45′21″N 123°08′27″E / 9.7557°N 123.1408°E / 9.7557; 123.1408 (Bindoy)

Canlaon ∗ 1st 7000400000000000000♠4.0% 54,509 50,627 1.42% 170.93 66.00 320 830 12 10°23′11″N 123°13′28″E / 10.3865°N 123.2245°E / 10.3865; 123.2245 (Canlaon)

Dauin 3rd 7000210000000000000♠2.1% 27,786 25,239 1.85% 114.10 44.05 240 620 23 9°11′28″N 123°15′56″E / 9.1911°N 123.2655°E / 9.1911; 123.2655 (Dauin)

Dumaguete † 2nd 7000970000000099999♠9.7% 131,377 120,883 1.60% 33.62 12.98 3,900 10,000 30 9°18′19″N 123°18′29″E / 9.3054°N 123.3080°E / 9.3054; 123.3080 (Dumaguete)

Guihulngan ∗ 1st 7000710000000000000♠7.1% 95,969 93,675 0.46% 388.56 150.02 250 650 33 10°07′12″N 123°16′22″E / 10.1199°N 123.2728°E / 10.1199; 123.2728 (Guihulngan)

Jimalalud 1st 7000230000000099999♠2.3% 30,945 29,044 1.21% 139.50 53.86 220 570 28 9°58′45″N 123°12′01″E / 9.9791°N 123.2003°E / 9.9791; 123.2003 (Jimalalud)

La Libertad 1st 7000280000000099999♠2.8% 38,602 38,904 −0.15% 139.60 53.90 280 730 29 10°01′35″N 123°14′02″E / 10.0264°N 123.2338°E / 10.0264; 123.2338 (La Libertad)

Mabinay 2nd 7000580000000000000♠5.8% 78,864 74,187 1.17% 319.44 123.34 250 650 32 9°43′35″N 122°55′46″E / 9.7265°N 122.9294°E / 9.7265; 122.9294 (Mabinay)

Manjuyod 1st 7000310000000000000♠3.1% 42,332 41,107 0.56% 264.60 102.16 160 410 27 9°40′46″N 123°08′57″E / 9.6795°N 123.1492°E / 9.6795; 123.1492 (Manjuyod)

Pamplona 2nd 7000280000000099999♠2.8% 37,596 34,906 1.42% 202.20 78.07 190 490 16 9°28′20″N 123°07′06″E / 9.4722°N 123.1184°E / 9.4722; 123.1184 (Pamplona)

San Jose 2nd 7000150000000000000♠1.5% 20,413 19,098 1.28% 54.46 21.03 370 960 14 9°24′50″N 123°14′30″E / 9.4138°N 123.2417°E / 9.4138; 123.2417 (San Jose)

Santa Catalina 3rd 7000560000000099999♠5.6% 75,756 73,306 0.63% 523.10 201.97 140 360 22 9°19′59″N 122°51′47″E / 9.3330°N 122.8631°E / 9.3330; 122.8631 (Santa Catalina)

Siaton 3rd 7000570000000000000♠5.7% 77,696 73,285 1.12% 335.90 129.69 230 600 26 9°03′51″N 123°01′56″E / 9.0641°N 123.0323°E / 9.0641; 123.0323 (Siaton)

Sibulan 2nd 7000440000000000000♠4.4% 59,455 51,519 2.77% 163.00 62.93 360 930 15 9°21′32″N 123°17′05″E / 9.3589°N 123.2847°E / 9.3589; 123.2847 (Sibulan)

Tanjay ∗ 2nd 7000590000000000000♠5.9% 80,532 79,098 0.34% 276.05 106.58 290 750 24 9°30′58″N 123°09′26″E / 9.5162°N 123.1573°E / 9.5162; 123.1573 (Tanjay)

Tayasan 1st 7000260000000000000♠2.6% 35,470 34,609 0.47% 154.20 59.54 230 600 28 9°55′23″N 123°10′20″E / 9.9231°N 123.1723°E / 9.9231; 123.1723 (Tayasan)

Valencia (Luzurriaga)[C] 3rd 7000260000000000000♠2.6% 34,852 31,477 1.96% 147.49 56.95 240 620 24 9°16′54″N 123°14′41″E / 9.2817°N 123.2446°E / 9.2817; 123.2446 (Valencia)

Vallehermoso 1st 7000280000000099999♠2.8% 38,259 36,943 0.67% 101.25 39.09 380 980 15 10°20′05″N 123°19′34″E / 10.3348°N 123.3260°E / 10.3348; 123.3260 (Vallehermoso)

Zamboanguita 3rd 7000200000000000000♠2.0% 27,552 24,996 1.87% 85.86 33.15 320 830 10 9°06′07″N 123°11′55″E / 9.1019°N 123.1987°E / 9.1019; 123.1987 (Zamboanguita)

Total 1,354,995 1,286,666 0.99% 5,385.53 2,079.36 250 650 557 (see GeoGroup box)

^ Former names are italicized. ^ Coordinates
Coordinates
mark the city/town center, and are sortable by latitude. ^ Municipality applying for cityhood[20][21]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Negros Oriental

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1990 925,272 —    

1995 1,025,247 +1.94%

2000 1,130,088 +2.11%

2007 1,231,904 +1.20%

2010 1,286,666 +1.60%

2015 1,354,995 +0.99%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][19][22]

Languages Spoken (2000)[23]

Language

Speakers

Cebuano

1,427,065

Hiligaynon

165,308

Other Visayan languages

39,174

Boholano

4,147

Others

8,318

Not Reported

8,065

The population of Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
in the 2015 census was 1,354,995 people,[2] with a density of 250/km2 (650/sq mi). As of 2010, its registered voting population are 606,634.[24] 34.5% of the population are concentrated in the six most populous component cities of Dumaguete, Bayawan, Guihulngan, Tanjay, Bais and Canlaon. Population growth per year is about 0.99% over the period of 2010-2015, lower than the national average of 1.72%.[2] Residents of Negros are called "Negrenses" (and less often "Negrosanons") and many are of either pure/mixed Austronesian heritage, with foreign ancestry (i.e. Chinese and/or Spanish) as minorities. Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
is predominantly a Cebuano-speaking province by 72%, due to its close proximity to Cebu. Hiligaynon is spoken by the remaining 28% and is common in areas close to the border with Negros Occidental. Filipino and English, though seldom used, are generally understood and used for official, literary and educational purposes. Religion[edit] Christianity is the predominant religion in the province with Roman Catholicism (77%) as the largest single denomination .[25] However, there is a strong and growing presence of mainline and evangelical Protestant
Protestant
which forms about 12% of the province population. The Iglesia Ni Cristo(1.4%),[26] the Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses and the Aglipayan Church, also known as the Philippine Independent Church also has some presence. Adherents of Islam and Buddhism constitute a minority of the population. Economy[edit]

A Geothermal power station in Valencia

Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
has, for a long time, been a major supplier of electricity to its neighboring provinces in the Visayas
Visayas
with its excess power capacity generated by the 192.5-MW Palinpinon geothermal plant.[27] This plant has recently been expanded with an additional 49MW capacity, bringing total power output of the province to over 240MW. Despite the huge power excess of the Province, other power sources such as hydro, wind and solar are being explored to provide additional power capacities that can be sold to neighboring areas. With its vast fertile land resources, Negros Oriental's other major industry is agriculture. The primary crops are sugarcane, sweetcorn, coconut and rice.[14] In the coastal areas, fishing is the main source of income. People are also involved in cattle ranches, fish ponds and rubber plantations, especially in Bayawan
Bayawan
City. There are also mineral deposits like gold, silver and copper found throughout the inner areas of the province. The province is already emerging as a major technological center in Visayas, with its growing business process outsourcing (BPO) that has started to penetrate the province's secondary cities and other technology-related industries. Vehicle assembly is a growing industry in Amlan. Construction of mass housing and subdivisions is very evident in the periphery of Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City and is expected to spillover into the province's secondary cities and fast-growing towns. Other industries include water bottling and warehousing, as well as cold and dry storing. Retailing has penetrated other urban areas outside Dumaguete, with the entry of supermarkets and shopping malls in cities such as Bayawan, Tanjay
Tanjay
and Bais. The town of Bacong, which borders Dumaguete
Dumaguete
in the south, hosts many industrial plants geared for the local and export markets, which can bolster economic growth. Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
is also a notable tourist destination in the Visayas. Transportation[edit]

A motorized tricycle in Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City

Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
has a network of roads, including a national road that spans the circumference of Negros Island. National and provincial roads in the province total more than 900 kilometers, though only about half of these are paved.[28] A large portion of residents do not own private vehicles, and are totally reliant on public transport. The main form of public transport between the cities and municipalities of the province largely consists of privately operated jeepneys that link major towns to rural areas. For short distances within a town, motorized tricycles (locally known as pedicabs) are available. The Dumaguete
Dumaguete
Airport located in Sibulan
Sibulan
is the province's only government-operated airport.[28] It is a domestic airport with multiple daily flights to and from Manila, served by Philippine Airlines and Cebu
Cebu
Pacific. Based on 2002 statistics, an average of 5,800 outgoing passengers and 5,700 incoming passengers pass through the airport every month. However, this airport is due for transfer to Bacong because of congestion in its current location.[28] The primary seaport of the province is located in Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City. Additionally, there are five other seaports in the province classified as tertiary.[29] Education[edit]

Silliman University

Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City, the provincial capital, is known as a university city due to the existence of many universities and colleges in the city.[30] These universities include: Silliman University
Silliman University
(1901), the oldest American established university in Asia;[31] St. Paul University Dumaguete
Dumaguete
(1904), the first Paulinian school in the Philippines
Philippines
and oldest catholic school in Negros Island
Negros Island
known for its Nursing, Tourism, Liberal Arts in History and English, Public Administration, Mass Communication, Business Administration and Education; Negros Oriental State University
Negros Oriental State University
(formerly NOTS-1927, EVSAT, CVPC); and Foundation University
Foundation University
(1949). The Colegio de Sta. Catalina De Alejandria (COSCA), Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
High School (1902), Ramon Teves Pastor Memorial- Dumaguete
Dumaguete
Science High School (1986), Dumaguete
Dumaguete
City High School (1967), Catherina Cittadini (St. Louis) School, Holy Cross High School and St. Louis School-Don Bosco (1967) can be also found in the city. There are also institutions and colleges inside (e.g. Metro Dumaguete
Dumaguete
College, STI, Maxino College, PTC, AMA Computer College, Asian College) and outside the city. Culture[edit] Each town in Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
celebrates an annual town fiesta, usually dedicated to a patron saint of a particular town or city. In some of the larger towns, there are particular fiestas for specific neighborhoods or barangays. Additionally, the Buglasan Festival, which was revived in 2001, is celebrated annually in October in the provincial capital of Dumaguete and is hailed as Negros Oriental's "festival of festivals".[32] It is a week-long celebration where you can see unique booths of each town and city in Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
featuring their native products and tourist attractions. The highlight of the occasion is the float parade and street dancing competition.[33] The province is the home of the last living remnants of the Inata language speakers. The Sebwano language is spoken throughout the province, while the indigenous Minagahat language is spoken in the south. Media[edit] There are at least six local publications in general circulation around the province. These publications include the Dumaguete MetroPost,[34] The Negros Chronicle,[35] Dumaguete
Dumaguete
Star Informer, Times Focus, Island News and The Visayan Daily Star.[36] Sun.Star Dumaguete
Dumaguete
publishes news online bi-weekly. PLDT, Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom
and their subsidiaries are major providers of network connection within the province. Major providers, in TV and radio are ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5 and CNN Philippines. Cable TV provides access to BBC, ESPN
ESPN
and other international programs. The province is mainly served by one regional newscast: TV Patrol Central Visayas
Central Visayas
(shared with ABS-CBN Cebu). References[edit]

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