General Information

Silay City had been known in the past as the "Paris of Negros" and the "cultural and intellectual hub of Negros" due to the residents' love for knowledge and works of art, and its collection of heritage mansions built during the height of the Philippine sugar industry's success, of which Negros was the center. Most notable among these houses is Balay Negrense, the mansion of the son of the first Negrense sugar baron, Yves Leopold Germain Gaston.

It was during the administration of Mayor Romulo Golez when Silay became a Chartered City on June 12, 1957 by virtue of House Bill No. 6069 sponsored by Congressman Carlos Hilado and Jose Puey. Silay City is composed of fourteen barangays each headed by a Barangay Captain under the Barrio Charter Republic Act No. 3590. On May 15, 1985 a referendum was held creating two more barangays, namely Barangays Patag and Bagtic.

On June 7, 2003, Silay City became the first local government unit in the Republic of the Philippines to hold a referendum through a People's Initiative approving the 2003 annual executive budget.

Today, Silay City is listed by the Department of Tourism as one of its top 25 tourist destinations in the Philippines. It is considered the seat of arts, culture and ecotourism in Western Visayas.

Hawaiian Philippine Company, the remaining sugar central after the closure of AIDSISA Sugar Mill, is a major contributor to the City’s economy.


Local Government Classification   : Third Class City
Land Area : 21,479.90 hectares
Number of Barangays : 16
Population (2010 Census) : 120,999
Population Density : 5.60 persons/ha
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (2007-2010) : 0.91
Birth Rate : 8.50
Death Rate : 4.08
Marriage Rate : 1.09

Distribution of Land Area to Uses
Residential : 2,122.88 hectares
Socialized Housing : 55.68 Hectares
Commercial : 881.60 hectares
Industrial : 549.06 hectares
Institutional : 76.25 hectares
Agricultural : 14,046.69 hectares
Forest   

 

      Upland : 2838.00 hectares
      Mangrove : 72 hectares
Infrastructure    
Airport : 163.12 hectares
Seaport : 118.08 hectares
Foreshore Lease : 292.00 hectares


Financial Intermediaries
Commercial Banks : 7
Rural Banks : 1
Lending/Financial Institutions : 24
Cooperatives : 19

Contact Number

Mayor's Office:    (034) 495-0061
                              (034) 495-0587
                              (034) 495-5269
S.P.:                       (034) 495-6636
                              (034) 495-4998
Police Station:     (034) 495-0166
                              (034) 495-5000
Bureau of Fire:    (034) 495-4727
Ambulance:         (034) 495-4745
                              (034) 495-4787
                              (034) 476-9210
                              (034) 476-2450
Silay City Health: (034) 495-5018
PESO:                   (034) 432-9169

Gallery

Delicacies of Silay


Tourist Destination


Kansilay Festival

Schedule of Events

(June 6-12)
Charter Anniversary/ Hugyaw Festival


(November 5)
Negros Revolution Anniversary


(November 13)
Feast of San Diego de Alcala


(December)
Christmas Village