About Bacolod

Bacolod City as shown on Google Maps

Bacolod is a city in the Philippines with over 500,000 people. Over the past 10 years, Bacolod has been ranked as one of the top cities in the Philippines for infrastructure, living, and working.

Metro Bacolod consists of the Bacolod, Talisay and Silay to the north and Bago to the south. The area is most well known for its sugar cane production and Masskara festival.

The people of Bacolod are called Bacolodnons in local dialect. However, in English they are referred to as Bacolodians and in Spanish they are BacoleƱos. The people of Bacolod speak Hiligaynon as their first language, but many also speak Tagalog and the middle and upper class speak English at least in some level.

As far as work opportunities, the city has the most BPOs (call centers) in Western Visayas and language centers for foreigners.

Weather in Bacolod
Bacolod is in the Type III Tropical Climate Zone. This means that weather is roughly the same throughout the entire year. However, November to April are slightly less wet than the other months. It also means that the city doesn't receive as much as rain the rest of the year as cities like Manila or in Western Philippines.

When visiting Bacolod, it is safe to assume it will rain at some point. However, don't let that get you down. There are many things to do inside in the City of Smiles!

Time in Bacolod
Like the rest of the Philippines, Bacolod is given the time +8:00 GMT. This means that if you are in California, Bacolod is 15 hours ahead of you. If you are in Germany, the city is 6 hours ahead.

Bacolod Zip Code
Zip codes are very rarely talked about in the Philippines since mail isn't delivered to people's doorsteps except on a few rare occasions. This results in many Bacolodnons not even knowing their own zip code! Don't fret, it is 6100 for the entire city.