More Looking Back: At the Mayor’s, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental

Two weekends ago, self was with cousins in a mountain town called Don Salvador Benedicto.

Only when self looked closely at the picture did she realize that she had her shirt on backwards:  the front is supposed to say “Ako ay Taga-Negros Occidental” (I’m from Negros Occidental)


Cousins: Mae, Self, Marilou

That was some trip, dear blog readers.  Self woke up after her night at La Vista Highlands in a deeeep fog.  Spoke to Dearest Mum (which one must never do, not after a night of deeep fog, and during that conversation, Dearest Mum kept asking why self had chosen to stay the night.  A question for which —  jeez, self had no good answer.  Not at that time of the morning, anyway.  Because she was exploring? Would that answer have satisfied Dearest Mum?)

Incidentally, picture was taken by a brother of the current mayor of DSB, who turns out to have been an excellent photographer —  all the pictures he took of cousins and self that day came out clear and with just the right exposure.  (Self still has no idea who this august personage Salvador Benedicto is, or why his name should have been selected to grace the newest town in Negros Occidental)

Stay tuned.


  1. Mich said,

    June 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Yesterday (June 12) we passed by La Vista Highlands going to Bacolod. I searched thru’ the web about the place and found your blog, so I wonder if you can give us feedback or comments about the place ( accommodation, food) and nearby scenic spots to visit while staying there.
    We planned to go there for a the coming weekend. Thanks for the favor.

  2. June 15, 2011 at 3:59 am

    OK, I don’t actually live in Negros, but am fortunate to have cousins who do, and La Vista Highlands has great rooms, beautiful views, and is not at all crowded, so I’d recommend it as a place to stay. The only thing is: I was there in January, and it is VERY cold and windy at night.

    I think you’re actually driving distance to Mambucal, and that’s nice, too.

    And if you were there in February, they are starting an annual cultural festival …

    Sorry I am replying late. I hope you had a nice time going around the area. My dad was from Negros. It’s really a special place …

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