Experience Negros through Glady Reyes’ blog!
In fact, Negros Occidental has many great destinations and attractions which many other provinces in the Philippines do not have.
Most of all, the province’s best asset – the Negrenses themselves, are gentle, friendly, warm and fun loving people.
In short, Negros Occidental has more, beyond sugar.
For example, Sipalay City has long stretch of white sand beaches and good diving sites.
Mambukal MountainResort in Murcia has sulfur therapeutic baths, cool climate, 7 waterfalls, fine aircon cottages, and other sights.
Silay City boasts of 25 heritage houses and heritage museums, not to mention the Negros Museum in Bacolod City, at the back of the imposing Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Building, which was built from 1924-35, following the Beaux Art style favored by the famous urban planner Daniel Burnham.
For the food lovers, Bacolod City, the provincial capital, has a lot of excellent restaurants serving various and different menus and specialties, from the known chicken inasal to backribs, from piaya delicacy to cakes and pastries.
However, for all its unique attractions and culture, many visitors, both coming from other parts of the country and the world, observed that Negros Occidental has not been well promoted on the world wide web, or in the internet, which offers borderless market and with global reach in terms of population.
In other words, Negros Occidental does not have a formidable web presence. This means, promotion by the Negrense stakeholders for the province is not so well organized, or not sustained, or has no strategic focus.
Hence, the lack of web presence, resulting to a lack of visitors coming to the province compared to other provinces in the country with lesser attractions.
Having a web presence means that Negros Occidental and its attractions, its unique culture and distinctive competence vis-à-vis other provinces are findable on the web, that the articles and websites’ content promoting the province engage their intended audience and target market and builds province’s brand and enhances its image and reputation.
Fortunately, there are now some stakeholders and even bloggers who are doing the promotion for Negros Occidental on their own, voluntarily, for the love of promotion and blogging.
One of the bloggers who does the promotion to establish Negros Occidental’s web presence is Glady Tomulto Reyes through her popular blog, ExperienceNegros.com, at www.experiencenegros.com.
Glady, a Bacolod-based licensed chemical engineer and a Master in Management degree holder from the University of the Philippines, considers herself a Negrense by choice, because she is from Oton, Iloilo province.
Through her ExperienceNegros.com blog, Glady has helped make Negros Occidental presence felt on the world wide web, as she shares the different facets of life living in Negros Occidental as well as her experiences and adventures in exploring the various attractions, people, food, and places in the province.
The contribution of ExperienceNegros.com blog to helping establish the province’s web presence can perhaps be summed up by one of its many readers – lawyer Andrea Lizares Si, who said:
“Probably the best website for articles on Negros Island, it’s history, places of interest, festivals, food, etc. The website provides a wealth of information that includes addresses, directions, contact numbers of hotels and resorts, dates of festivals, recommended activities in different cities and towns, entrance fees.”
Isn’t it about time to experience Negros through the ExperienceNegros.com, and then explore Negros Occidental?