Negros Infra


The province is also accessible by boat from key cities in the country, through the major seaports spread throughout the island.

Seaports are located in the cities of Bacolod, Victorias, Cadiz, Sagay, Escalante and San Carlos, and towns of Manapla and Pulupandan. In the southernmost part of the province, the ports in Maricalum, Sipalay City and in Salvacion, Hinoba-an also serve as gateways.

In 2015, total cargo input of Negros Occidental reached 6.308 million metric tons for both domestic and foreign shipments. At the end of 2015, a total of 4.151 million passengers was recorded, based on the shipping statistics of the Philippine Ports Authority – Negros Occidental.


For air travel, the main gateway to Negros Occidental is the Bacolod-Silay Airport, which is of international standards, that can accommodate chartered and private international flights. Two airlines are serving the province, including Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. Domestic flights are to and from Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Clark.

The Bacolod-Silay Airport caters up to 15 flights to and from Manila and four flights to and from Cebu daily. Every week, there are three flights to and from Cagayan de Oro, six flights to and from Davao, and four flights to and from Clark in Pampanga. The Sipalay airstrip in southern Negros also caters to three flights to and from Cebu weekly.

In 2015, a total of 1.378 million passengers was accommodated. Generally, the months of April, May and December have the most number of passengers which can be attributed to summer vacation, Panaad sa Negros Festival, and Christmas vacation, respectively.

Negros Occidental Port


Negros Occidental has a provincial road network of 424.52 kilometers (km). Concrete roads span 197.05 km; gravel, 210.36 km; and asphalt, 15.11 km. The provincial government maintains 77 bridges. Bridge length for national and provincial bridges totaled 10,497.28 lineal meters.

Data from the Land Transportation Office-6 (Western Visayas) showed in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, 169,739 motor vehicles were registered in 2017, comprising 40.79 percent of the total registration among all the six provinces in Region 6.

negros road network

Negros Occidental Renewal Energy

The need for an alternative source of energy for the increasing demand in the province has pushed the provincial government to decide on renewable energy as its primary source as it is environment friendly and does not need to import its energy source. These include water, biomass, wind, solar, ethanol, jatropha, bio-gas among others.

Negros Occidental is the top producer of solar electricity in the country, with generation capacity of 341.5 megawatts (MW) from five solar power firms operating seven plants across the province. Having Helios Solar Farm in Cadiz City as the Biggest Solar Farm in Southeast Asia which generates 132.5 MW of power.
Victorias Milling Company

Solar Farms in the Province:

  • San Carlos Sun Power, San Carlos City – 59 MW
  • Negros Island Solar Power, Manapla – 48 MW
  • San Carlos Solar Energy, San Carlos City – 45 MW
  • IsLaSol, La Carlota City – 32 MW
  • Silay Solar Power, Silay City – 25 MW
  • Helios Solar Power, Cadiz City – 132.5 MW
Four biomass project are operating in Negros Occidental generating a total capacity of 50 MW through bagasse cogeneration from sugar mills with approved feed in tariff (FIT) capacity of 32 MW.

Co-generation Power Plant in Negros Occidental:

First Farmers Holding Corp, Talisay City

Hawaiian-Philippines Company, Silay City

Victorias Milling Company, Victorias City

Universal Robina Corporation, Kabankalan City

Two Bio-ethanol plant is operating in the province, one in San Carlos City, the San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. and another in La Carlota City, the Roxol Bioenergy Corporation. San Carlos Bioenergy is also co- generating power at 1.5 MW.

Roxol Bioenergy Corporation

Renewable Energy Developments in Negros Island with Certificate of Confirmation of Commerciality and Awarded Projects

Type Project Name Location Capacity
Solar Victorias Solar Power Project Victorias City 30.63
Wind Pulupandan Wind Power Project Pulupandan 50.00
Biomass VMC Bagasse Fired (Cogen) Victorias City 29.00
San Carlos BioPower (Multi-Feedstock) San Carlos City 20.00
HPCo Bagasse Fired (Cogen) Silay City 20.58
South Negros BioPower (Cane Trash) La Carlota City 25.00
BISCOM (Cogen) Binalbagan 48.50
Geothermal Mandalagan GPP Mt. Mandalagan 20.00
Hydro Hilabangan (Upper Cascade) Kabankalan 4.80
Hilabangan (Lower Cascade) Kabankalan 3.00
Malogo Silay City 6.00
Bago 1 San Carlos City 4.00
Bago 2 San Carlos City-Murcia 10.00
Malogo Phase 2 Victorias-Cadiz 3.00
Malogo Phase 3 Silay-EB Magalona 2.00
Lower Himogaan Sagay City 4.00
Bago Prosperidad 2 San Carlos City 3.50
Initihan San Carlos City 3.50
Bago 4 Bago-Murcia 11.00
Limalima-Sacop Phase 1 Isabela 2.00
Limalima-Sacop Phase 2 Isabela 8.00

Source: DOE/NGCP