February 23, 2017

Enchanted Kingdom to rise in Talisay soon

By Marchel P. Espina 


Board Member Patrick Lacson confirmed that Enchanted Kingdom, a world-class recreation complex, would be put up in Talisay City by summer of next year.

 Negros Occidental will have an Enchanted Kingdom soon.

This was confirmed yesterday by Board Member Patrick Lacson, who stressed that a recreation complex would be put up in Talisay City by summer of next year.

He said that Bacolodnons and Negrenses don’t have to travel to Manila anymore to enjoy the rides once the Enchanted Kingdom will be put up in the third district.

Lacson, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Tourism, said that it would improve the tourism industry of the province, adding that it would generate jobs for the people.

More than 2,000 people would be hired, he said, emphasizing that it would increase the economic development of Negros Occidental, including the transport sector, hotels and restaurants.

He said that a group of private companies, which were invited by 3rd District Representative Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez, would invest in the recreation complex in Barangay 14, Talisay City.

He said that the land, where the Enchanted Kingdom will rise, is owned by the family of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.

Meanwhile, Lacson said that the province has enough tourist destinations, stressing that his objective is how to increase the number of visitors in Negros Occidental.

He said that the province has all the ingredients, including the natural destinations, parks, mountains, hotels and resorts, golf courses, white sand beaches, historical landmarks, popular festivals, good food and most especially the unique Negrense hospitality.

“It is important that the Negrenses should see the value of tourism and as to how it could improve our livelihood and our local economy,” he further stressed./WDJ



  1. its better if its in Cebu.

  2. Rudolfo Martinez Ferrer says:

    I was with Chevron[ Texaco (Caltex, Phil.) in 1966-68 and visited now and then up to 1990 after my retirement. Very awesomely amazing how Bacolod City and surrounding towns and cities has been developed and still going as tourist spot. I am astonished of the progress made since then. I look forward to visit all the surrounding place visited and also see my friends with OccNeg Lions Club, Toastmaster Club and Legion of Mary Group (men) of Queen of Peace. In fact one of our daughter, Marilou (now in Melbourne Australia) was born in 11th day of 11th Month November of the 11th year (1967) of our Wedding Anniversary. Hopefully to see our compadres and comadres in the near future.

  3. Thanks march! Visitors turning into subtle investors and mega investors as subtle visitors soon… although Negros, and the rest of the country naman ah, is experiencing developments… hmmmm….. Looking 4ward sini… ^)_^

  4. Mercedes Hernaez says:

    Very excited about developments in Negros. However, I wish there was something new being developed in the south…. the good beaches are there and there are pockets of little resorts there. Maybe our government people can attract some investors to put up something great there. thanks.

  5. Chatin Iwayan says:

    It makes Bacolod Continental yeahh!!

    • Maybe you mean Talisay not Bacolod :)

      • haha indeed, why is it always been bacolod. Maybe , because Metro Bacolod is comprise of Talisay and Silay. Looking forward for more Projects in Talisay :)

  6. Sgt. Ortega says:

    Where in Talisay?

  7. Wow! Congratulations gudnews to all were much happy for this..GOD BLESS NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

  8. Can’t figure out how projects like these & those of Ayala, Double Dragon, Mega mall can be sustained by a mono crop economy like sugar farming. The call centers employ, how many? 10,000 in a population more than 2M? OFW’s!? Don’t think we have as much. Migrants from Manila who want to retire here? 80% of the Negros’ economy is sugar. Ayala mall in Talisay is a failure. When Ayala opens in Bacolod they woukd transfer their mall to Bacolod & convertx it to a call center.

    Sorry to say Iloilo seems more viable with various diversification: sugar, rice, aquaculture, 3rd largest OFW population, Boracay, one of the worlds best! And the Senate President, Drilon who has helped Iloilo tremendously!

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