Valencia, Neg. Or. ”unsa inyong ikasulti sa …”

Valencia, Negros Oriental

Valencia is a municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is located 9.4 km west of Dumaguete, the largest city and capital of the province. According to the 2000 census, Valencia has a population of 24,365 people in 4,860 households.

The town has a nice public plaza for a small town. A really nice public plaza. The people living around here don’t appreciate it as much as they should. It has a healthy balance of open space and developed areas, the landscaping is simple and nicely done without going overboard, everything is clean and well-maintained and green.

Here’s a couple of pictures I took recently.

That’s a statue of Jose Rizal on a tall pedestal, among landscaped walkways leading from the playground to the open field. Tennis courts are in the background.

This fountain dates back to Spanish times. Back then it was a primary source of water for the people, with water channeled from mountain springs. Now it’s just for decoration.

The plaza makes use of the town’s inclined terrain with this amphitheater. A stage is set up in the grass whenever the place is used for concerts or political rallies.

The south side of the plaza is reserved for open grassy space, against a backdrop of giant acacia trees.

The town church, built in 1961, is no architectural marvel, but looks quite majestic sitting at the top of this grand wide staircase.

Valencia occupies an area of approximately 150 km², located 9.4 km west of the provincial capital, Dumaguete. The town is 65% mountainous, with elevation ranging from 200 to 500 meters above sea level. The climate in the municipality is relatively cool, especially in areas of high elevation.

The town is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

  • Apolong
  • Balabag East
  • Balabag West
  • Balayagmanok
  • Balili
  • Balugo
  • Bongbong
  • Bong-ao
  • Calayugan
  • Cambucad
  • Dobdob
  • Jawa
  • Caidiocan
  • Liptong
  • Lunga
  • Malabo
  • Malaunay
  • Mampas
  • Palinpinon
  • North Poblacion
  • South Poblacion
  • Puhagan
  • Pulangbato
  • Sagbang

Lanzones fruits grown in Valencia are exported to other towns.

200px-Lanzones

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sha/sweet on 2009/05/19 at 6:30 hapon

    hi hello all
    ang sarap ng lanzones…

  2. Valencia is a very nice place of course. I’m proud to be born here.

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