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Bacolod, Negros: Sweet Life in a modernizing City

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Bacolod : Living the Sweet Life in a modernizing City

Bacolod City on Negros Occidental


Having a total of 561,875 inhabitants as of 2015 census, it is the most populous city in the Western Visayas and the second most populous city in the Visayas after Cebu City.

It is known for being a relatively friendly city, as it bears the nickname "The City of Smiles". In 2008, Bacolod topped a survey by MoneySense Magazine as the "Best Place to Live in the Philippines". The city has also been declared by the Department of Science and Technology as a "center of excellence" for information technology and business process management operations. In 2012, Bacolod was ranked the most livable city in the Philippines by iKwaderno online magazine after a conducted school survey using research data and analysis. It got a high score of 85.183 while the rest of the top seven are Davao City with 84.80, Marikina with 84.32, Makati with 83.87, Manila with 83.35... etc

> wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacolod


Bacolod is the Philippines' third fastest growing economy in terms of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) activities.  Bacolod ranked 3rd among the top ten "Next Wave Cities" of the Philippines for the best location for BPO and offshoring according to a 2010 report of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology.

Among the notable BPO companies operating in the city are Convergys, Teleperformance, TTEC, Transcom, Ubiquity Global Services, Panasiatic Solutions, Focus Direct Inc. etc.

Along its highways, sugarcane plantations are a typical scene. As of 2003, 7,216 hectares (17,830 acres) of the city’s 8,560 hectares (21,200 acres) of agricultural land were still planted with sugarcane. Meanwhile, 915 hectares (2,260 acres) were devoted to rice... According to the "Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project 2005" of Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Bacolod tops the list in terms of infrastructure, ahead of such other mid-size cities like Iligan, Calamba and General Santos. The city also tops the list in terms of quality of life...

Bacolod's Food & Cuisine : http://www.thelonerider.com/2010/aug/bacolod/bacolod.shtml

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Amaia Steps is located at the center of business district of Negros Occidental where all the needed commercial establishments including government offices where located, just less than a kilometers away enough for a ten minute walk for the furthest commercial retail stores, restaurants, supermarkets and even malls, such as SM and Robinson’s mall.

List of Baclod Condo projects

+ Hi Residences
+ City Scape
+ Horizon Tower
+ 722 Metropolis Tower
+ La Salle Avenue
+ O Residences
+ Amaia Steps
+ Belle Arte Residential
> more: http://ecenviroconsultrealty.magix.net/public/bacolod-condominium-residences.htm

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City Scape Condominium was the first luxurious yet affordable condominium  in Bacolod City. It is a 12-Storey building with  amenities for a more convenient life styles.  It is located between 5th & 6th Lacson St., right in the heart of Bacolod City, near the Capitol Lagoon, Bacolod City’s Land Mark. Walking distance to Malls, Hospitals, and the most popular commercial establishments.

Contacts: Myvan in Baclod City : (( Coming ))

Representative in Metro Manila : (( Coming: JE? ))


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The Sweet Life available to those who live in Bacolod


San Carlos City 2hrs from Bacolod


San Sebastian Cathedral, LCC College and Bacolod City Plaza


Lakawon, Cadiz City (1hr drive from Bacolod an 15mins boat ride)


Lagoon with Hotels and Ayala Mall nearby (View from above Cityscape)

History & modern living in Capitol Central. 

Capitol Central shares in Metro Bacolod’s rich history and heritage — providing a new growth center combining civic spaces with residential, retail, business, leisure, and recreation addresses and destinations. Gravitating progress toward the heart of Negros Occidental, Capitol Central is a master-planned mixed-use district radiates from the Provincial Capitol Building and Capitol Park—creating a green cosmopolitan core with the freshest local and global lifestyle offerings.

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Cebu Landmasters is launching two projects in Negros, Occi.: 1,615 units in total

MesaVirre Garden Residences, Bacolod : 1,072 units, ranging from 22sqm to 40sqm

Targeted at employees of BPO's

Casa Mira Coast, in Sibulan : 543 units, ranging 38 sqm to 58 sqm

Near a BPO destination in Dumaguete

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Megaworld pitches new residential tower in Bacolod | Inquirer Business

Feb 19, 2019 - ... ..
Megaworld's Master plan for Upper East Town
"Megaworld will bring in its pioneering Live-Work-Play-Learn concept to Negros Island through its master-planned townships with world-class amenities."
> source

Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. has brought P1.5 billion worth of fresh residential inventory to Bacolod’s property market with the launch of a new condominium development inside The Upper East township.


The 14-story Two Regis will be built at the corner of Regis and Madison, just beside the proposed Megamall Lifestyle Mall.

A key feature of the residential tower will be the three Skygardens, two of which are located on the 12th level, also known as the Lower Sky Suites Floor, and one at the center of the 8th level, also known as the Garden Suites Floor.

PRICING / Example: 2-Regis 1 BR: P 5.49M / 43.5 = p126.2 k per sim


The launch comes six months after the launch of One Regis, which was Megaworld’s first residential tower in the area.


Two Regis will offer units ranging from studios to two-bedroom units. Some units will have balconies overlooking the township. The tower is expected to be completed in 2023.

The regular studio units will have a size of up to 31.5 square meters, but there will be executive studio units of up to 37.5 sqm. One-bedroom units will have a footprint of up to 43.5 sqm while two-bedroom units will have up to 87 sqm of living space.

The penthouse floor, which will make available units in varying size options, pitches unparalleled views of the sunrise from the Negros mountain ranges and the sunset along Guimaras Strait.

“The overwhelming success of our first residential tower is a clear indication that Bacolod has embraced the convenience of both condo living and township living. The master-planned township concept that we are bringing to Bacolod makes Megaworld different as a condominium developer, and we are happy to pioneer this concept in Negros,” said Rachelle Peñaflorida, vice president for sales and marketing at Megaworld Bacolod.

“We’ve promised Bacolod with a first-class township, and we expect things to rise in the next three to five years,” she added.


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Colliers on Bacolod (from Q1-2019 Report)

"AFFORDABILITY IS KEY" (to boosting sales?)
The condominium segment in Bacolod City is still in its early stages, but we see both demand and supply rising once various township projects are completed.

Demand for Houses and Lots remains strong as it is buoyed by OFW's as well as local and foreign investors.

Developers should be cashing in on residential opportunities by:

+ Converting brownfield properties such as the old airport into mixed-use communities
+ Exploring land buying opportunities around the fringes of Bacolod City
+ Aggressively developing affordable and economic units
+ Acquiring develop-able land near planned infrastructure projects

Condos are still an small factor in Bacolod Housing Market, now roughly 20% of annual takeup demand

But the shift is TOWARDS CONDO Living

Condominiums.  : End'17 : Added 2018 : End'18 : 2019 : 2020 : 2021 : End'2021 :

Condo Supply.     :   1,175 :  133 +11.3% :   1,308:        0  :   140 :   733 : 2,181 +66.7% vs.2018 : (note: Greater Manila Supply is over 120,000 units

Compare with House & Lot supply, which Colliers estimates at 17,660 units in Bacolod; so Condos are just 7% of standing Supply

Estimated Demand:       2017      :  2018                                : 2019  
Condo Takeup/sales:      290       :    560    +93.1%                :  330, - 41.1% vs. 2018
H&L Takeup/sales:        1,730      : 1,490    - 13.9%               : 1,410, -  5.4% vs. 2018
Pct. which is Condos:     14.4%.   :   27.3%                            :   19.0%

PRICING?: Colliers estimates a 3.0% increase in Condo prices, and a 2.0% increase in House & Lot prices in 2019.

Condo prices will likely be propped up by...

+ Growth in the BPO sector,
+ Rise in foreign tourism,
+ Expansion in the city's economy

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