Mabinay – Negros Oriental
Mabinay in the province of Negros Oriental is the perfect destination for the traveler seeking true beauty and stunning nature in the Philippines. Breathtaking views of valleys, brilliant outlooks towards the sunrise over the cliffs and mountains and plenty of caves are all on offer in Mabinay. Travelers looking to experience natural beauty in the Philippines can look no further than the heart of Negros Island, Mabinay.
Getting to Mabinay
Mabinay is indeed well known its stunning views of caves, mountains and rivers. Getting to Mabinay is quite easy. One can simply jump to a Ceres Bus here in Dumaguete and ride for about 3 hours. Air conditioned buses will cost about Php 160.00 while regular non-air conditioned bus will cost Php 110.00 only.
Location of Mabinay
Mabinay is located in the center of the Philippines in the province of Negros Oriental. Situated between two major cities, Mabinay is in the mountainous heart of Negros Island. Located approximately 90 kilometers from the provincial capital – Dumaguete City – this haven for natural beauty can be reached by well-paved roadways cutting across the province from Bais City. The paved highways mean that more people can visit Mabinay each year, allowing safe and efficient travel to enjoy the natural beauty of this mountainous community.
Barangays of Mabinay Negros Oriental
Brief History of Mabinay
Mabinay was originally carved from the barrios of Bais, and then formed a municipality in 1960. A few years later, more barrios from Bais and Manjuyod were annexed, growing Mabinay into the municipality it has become today. The border town to Negros Occidental has a Provincial Highway running through it, which links Negros Oriental with the province in the western area of the island. This allows for a constantly growing economy and plenty of travelers. Since its founding, Mabinay has gone nowhere but up. The city continues to grow due to its incredible amount of crops and the tourists who continue stopping there each year.
The Langub Festival is one of the largest events occurring in the Mabinay region. The festival called “Langub” is held annuals on the 24th of January. The Langub is held to coincide with the town fiesta in honor of Sto. Nino, which is held on January 24th each year. Fairs, sporting events, entertainment, pageants, street dancing and more all occur during the festival. It is the perfect time for travelers to experience the rich history that is on offer in the Philippines province. Colorful dress and vintage clothing are worn throughout the festival to commemorate the history gone by.
How to get to Mabinay
The municipality lies in the heart of Negros, roughly 90 kilometers north of Dumaguete City. With an own vehicle one will need about 2 hours from Dumaguete. As the town is also along the route of the public buses from Dumaguete to Bacolod it is really easy to jump on a Ceres Bus and relax for the next 3 to 3.5 hours. The buses will stop at the Mabinay Bus Terminal from where one gets a ride to the hotel or even will be picked up.
The Ceres non-aircon bus to Mabinay costs just above 230 Php, for the air-conditioned bus the one-way ticket is 20 Peso more. Just go to the Ceres Bus Terminal close to Robinsons Mall, get into the right bus (going to Mabinay or Bacolod via Mabinay).
Sit down and relax. Some-when during your trip you will be asked to get your ticket by one of the assistants. If your Lodge or Hotel lays en-route ask the assistant to stop there, so you can jump of right in front of it, or in just a short walking distance. The entrance of the Bulwang Caves are also close to the street and one can jump off directly there too.
Tourist Attractions of Mabinay
Mabinay becomes more and more one of the tourist hot spots not only of Negros Oriental but of the whole region of the Central Visayas. Its sprawling vistas cannot be beaten anywhere in the country and the exploration options offered in the cave-capital is unparalleled. There are plenty of opportunities for the “underworld” explorer to locate the heart of Mabinay by delving into these caves and exploring their wonders.
However, not only “spelunkers” and “cavemen” will have a great time in the heart of Negros. The whole region is boasting with with rich flora and fauna. Those passing along the paved coastal roads of Negros Oriental should – no doubt – take a detour and stop off in Mabinay for the local culture and nature attractions.
Useful Contacts of Municipality of Mabinay
Mabinay Municipality Hall : 0905 272 8498; or 0939 9242 909
Mabinay Municipality Hall address: Purok 6 Poblasion Mabinay Negros Oriental
Mabinay Municipality Planning Development Coordinator:
Engr. Reynaldo Santiago: 0917 310 9422
Mabinay Tourism Head of Officer: Gary Caseres , 0917 638 6034; 0926 9739 386
Mabinay Municipal Treasurer: Mrs. Elvira M. Torres: 0917 716 5557
Mabinay Municipal Assessor: Ms. Bernadeth T. Guanzon: 0927 893 0439
Mabinay Municipal OIC- Accounting Office Head: Mrs. Mary Ann Acaso: 0917 581 7881
Mabinay Municipal Engineer: Robert G. Askin: 0915 421 1886
Mabinay Municipality Head of COMELEC office: Mr. Cris Ozoa: 0926 321 1176
Mabinay Municipality Department of Algriculture: Mrs. Lelaine Malacapay: 0916 297 4448
The Philippine Department of Education considered the Mabinay National High School to be one of the high standard accredited institutions in the country. In the late ‘90s, the Mabinay Institute of Technology was formed. The technical college was 2004 integrated into the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU). There are plenty of options for children growing up in the Philippines for education and post-educated. Highly regarded school systems mean learning comes first and is vitally important in the area.
Public Elementary Schools in Mabinay I
|Abis Elementary School||Inapoy Elementary School||New Namangka Elementary School|
|Basakan Elementary School||Lapong Elementary School||Old Namangka Public School|
|Bato Elementary School||Lumbangan Elementary School||Napasu-an Elementary School|
|Binantangan Elementary School||Luyang Elementary School||Pandanon Elementary School|
|Bugnay Elementary School||Mabinay Central Elementary School||Pinayon-an Elementary School|
|Bulibulihan Elementary School||Manlingay Elementary School||Samac Elementary School|
|Dahile Elementary School||Nabaliwan Elementary School||Tadlong Elementary School|
|Hagtu Elementary School||Namangka Elementary School||Tampa Elementary School|
Public Elementary Schools in Mabinay II
|Alagasihan Public School||Barras Elementary School||Capanun-an Elementary School|
|Arebasore Elementary School||Bulwang Elementary School||Dagbasan Elementary School|
|Bagtic Elementary School||Campo-aling Elementary School||Danawan Elementary School|
|Baliw Elementary School||Canggohob Elementary School||Don Cristito Tirambulo MES|
|Banban Elementary School||Cansal-ing Elementary School||Himocdungon Elementary School|
|Barang-barang Public School||Cantombol Elementary School||Lamdas Elementary School|
|Lanot Elementary School||Lower Capanun-an Elementary School||Mampalasan Elementary School|
|Pantao Brgy. Site Elementary School||Pantao Elementary School||Pedro Gobuyan, Sr. MES (Mayaposi ES)|
|Tara Elementary School||Tingtingon Elementary School|
Mabinay – Public High Schools
Mabinay Science High School
Poblacion, Mabinay Negros Oriental 0926 6547 096
Mabinay National High School
Naranghita St., Poblacion Mabinay Negros oriental 0908 8619 74
Barangay Dahile, Mabinay Negros Oriental 0926 3756 238
Inapoy National High School
Inapoy 0935 8551 742
Cansal-ing Prov’l. Comm. HS
Cansal-ing 0999 5403 655
Mayaposi Community HS
Mayaposi 0909 5796 075
Canggohob 0921 6097 122
Tara 0935 1496 877
Bagtic 0999 7973 384
Campanun-an 0999 8175 650
Pantao 0927 8770 076
Mabinay National High School-Manlingay