"TOWN of HINIGARAN" Hinigaran by bugscompany

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Located in the mid-southern part of the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines the lively town of HINIGARAN spans more or less 7 kilometers along the cool-breezy open southwest coast of the sock-shaped Negros Island. Its rich historical background stretches back from the early inhabitant semi-primitive people called Mundos and Ambaks who were driven away to the mountains by adjacent Panay Island settlers. And later, the chronological eras of Spanish rule, American regime, Japanese occupation during World War II, and after the liberation had each left epochal bookmarks in the town’s history.

The town is approximately forty eight (48) kilometers south of Bacolod City, the capital city of Negros Occidental. The means of transportation to get there in Hinigaran are quite convenient and comfortable. The trip takes one hour on public transport (airconditioned buses available) costing $0.60 for one-way trip, an hour by taxi will cost $10.00 for one-way trip or on a rented/private car. Bacolod City is only an hour flight by plane from Manila with plenty of daily flight schedules to choose from three serving airlines costing more or less $60.00 for a one-way trip. Else, if time pressure is negligible, you will surely appreciate and enjoy for 18 hours the services and amenities of luxury ships, and the sceneries amidst the sea that will cost you the same but in a first class accommodation.

This prolific town has attained noticeable evolution in the recent years. It has become populated and transformed into an urban-like sprawl mainly because of various business income opportunities from both land and sea resources, and, the recent boom of resourceful overseas workers or commonly called as OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) working abroad. Being part of the Philippine’s considered sugar bowl, most of the town’s land area is planted with sugar cane. Rice farming is also common in irrigated areas and uplands that seasonally depend on rainy season during the months of June to December. Coconut and fruit bearing trees are also propagated in scattered areas. However, majority of the residents rely their livelihood in sugar industry. Incidentally, when the worst depression struck the sugar trade in the mid 70’s and continued to dwindle in the later years, some big and medium landowners diversified to multi-cropping, orchard farming, poultry, and hog raising.

  • Last visit to Hinigaran: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 19, 2007
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