Known as the City of Smiles, Bacolod acts as the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines. Bacolod is also known as the Land of Sweet People and for its culinary heritage, including its inasal (a kind of roast chicken on skewers) and sweet dessert treats.
Most of the Bacolodnons or Bacolenos are Malay-descent and there is a minority of Chinese and European-descent families who have dominated the local sugar industry. Currently, Bacolod is a diverse community with the Malay, Chinese, Indian, European-descent and those who have migrated from nearby cities, islands as far as Mindanao. Moreover, there are people who have migrated from Mindanao come to Bacolod to seek greener pasture along with them they bring their faith, Islam, such as that a small mosque has been constructed and recently a small Madrasah has opened. Besides that, the city was called City of Smiles due to the community who hid their worries, fear and doubt in an economic crisis in the sugar industry in the earlier times and also the local MassKara Festival was created with the concept of Happy Bacolodnons in dark times, often the Filipinos of the other island perceive Bacolodnons as people who speak with sweet words.
Bacolod has some very humid months, and above-average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (67.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (76.2%). The windiest month is January, followed by February and March.
The busiest month for tourism in Bacolod, the Philippines is in April, followed by August and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, especially during MassKara Festival, a Mardi Grass-like festival and a spectacularly vivid mix of dance, color and music. It is an annual event that begins in early October and culminates in a series of celebrations on the fourth Sunday of the same month. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bacolod in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Camiguin Airport - Camiguin Airport is an airport serving the general area of Mambajao located in the province of Camiguin in the Philippines. The airport is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports. The main airline that serves the flight route is Cebu Pacific.
Bacolod-Silay International Airport Airport- Bacolod airport is located just within the Metropolitan Area of Bacolod in the City of Silay. A bigger airport replaced the old airport which was located in Singcang with air-bridges. The airport is connected to the four cities by local airlines Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific.
Bacolod has two primary seasons, which are wet and dry seasons. The wet season starts from May and continues until January, with heavy rainfall during August and September. Bacolodnons would pack their bags with umbrellas before leaving their homes and some would even bathe themselves in moisturizer. Low laying barangays, as well as surrounding cities, experience floods in the wet season, usually classes are suspended when such news arrives the city government. However, by October-January, the skies clear up and rain showers are isolated and the weather is changing starting in October as it prepares for summer, the sun is high and the skies cloudy.
The Dry Season starts on February and ends in April, with April being the warmest month of the year while December is the coolest. The province and the whole country experiences droughts during the dry seasons, sometimes in extreme conditions.