It is with great pleasure to cordially welcome all of you to Silay City, the “Seat of arts, culture and eco-tourism in Western Visayas”. The Department of Tourism identified Silay as one of the 25 major tourist destinations in the country.
1565. Carobcob, the first known settlement in Negros, serves as the landmark and civilization in Silay. A village by the sea formerly situated between the present Barangay Balaring proper and Sitio Bongol. The name Carobcob was given by the Spaniards after the occupation of the people living in the area. “Carobcob is a native term meaning “to scratch.” The villagers were dependent on scratching for “Tuway” shells which were abundant in the shores. Carobcob was founded near the mouth of the creek. To date, nothing is left to the village. It was destroyed by typhoons.