Isabela, Negros Occidental
|Municipality of Isabela|
Barangay Camangcamang with Mabinay Mountains in the distance
The Sweet Heart of Negros
Map of Negros Occidental with Isabela highlighted
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|District||5th district of Negros Occidental|
|Barangays||30 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Irene C. Montilla|
|• Vice Mayor||Renato M. Malabor Jr.|
|• Congresswoman||Ma. Lourdes T. Arroyo|
|• Electorate||35,370 voters (2016)|
|• Total||178.76 km2 (69.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||350/km2 (900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)34|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||135.4 million (2016)|
|Native languages||= Hiligaynon Mix Spanish (Ilonggo), Filipino, English|
Isabela is known for BISCOM (Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company).
- Camp Clark
- Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 2 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 3 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 4 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 5 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 6 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 7 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 8 (Poblacion)
- Barangay 9 (Poblacion)
- San Agustin
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
"Tigkalalag" is celebrated on the evening of Nov. 2 every year in the town of Isabela. The Pana-ad victory of Tigkalalag festival is expected to boost the attraction of this unique festival that began in Purok Manacup beside the public cemetery in Isabela town where people would have fun during the night of All Souls Day that was capped with a beauty pageant called Search for the White Lady. It spun off into the municipal festival under Mayor Renato Malabor, when the town was searching for a festival that was going to be its tourism plank.
Tigkalalag festival of Isabela turned what otherwise are morbid concepts of coffins, candelabras and crashing tombs into a whimsical, tightly-designed, skillfully-choreographed presentation that sent it howling to success in yearly competition of all the festivals of Negros Occidental. Tigkalalag is Hiligaynon for All Souls' Day.
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