San Jose – Negros Oriental
The municipality of San Jose is located in the eastern part of Negros Oriental in the Philippines, facing Cebu to the east across the Tañon Strait. The island of Negros is divided into the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros, separated by a range of craggy mountains. San Jose is a fifth class municipality in the Central Visayas region. The nearest big city is Dumaguete City, a 30-minute drive to the south. Situated just 6 meters above sea level, the town is administratively divided into fourteen barrios or barangays, which mean ward or district in the local language.
Getting to San Jose
Transportation going to San Jose are available in many ways here in Dumaguete City. One of the easy and local ways to get there is by riding an easy ride. Terminal for San Jose easy rides are located in front of Hotel Palwa and ChinaBank along the Negros South Road and the other is fronting McDonald’s in Quezon Park. The ride takes about 30 minutes and will cost only about Php 20.00.
Another way in getting there is by a bus passing San Jose traveling to the north. Fare prices are about Php 30.00 (air-conditioned bus) and about Php 15.00 (regular non-air conditioned bus). It will take about half an hour to reach the said destination.
Finally, one last practical option in getting to San Jose is by riding a v-hire (van for hire). Traveling time will take about half an hour as well but will only cost about Php 20.00.
Public Schools in San Jose
San Jose Elementary Schools
Alicia C. Calumpang Elementary School (Naiba ES) Jose R. Remollo Elementary School (Cambaloctot ES) Sra. Ascion Elementary School
Basak Public School Pedro A. Remoto Elementary School Tampi Elementary School
Cancawas Public School San Jose Central Elementary School Tapon Norte Elementary School
Guilongsoran Public School San Roque Public School Janay-Janay Elementary School
Siapo Elementary School Siapo Elementary School
San Jose Public High Schools
Cambaloctot High School
Contact: 0926 3609 858 or 0947 8922 867 San Jose Provincial High School
North Reclamation Area, Poblacion
Contact: 0906 6483 482 Siapo High School
Contact: 0915 3226 694
Tampi National High School
Tampi, San Jose
Contact: 0917 7278 841
Barangays of San Jose Negros Oriental
- San Roque
- Santo Niño
- Señora Ascion
- Tapon Norte
Festivals in San Jose
The mainly Roman Catholic population of Negros Oriental holds Fiestas celebrating births, harvests, and other occasions, with each district having its own patron saint. San Jose celebrates the Fiesta of Saint Joseph in May every year. One of the highlights of the festival season is the “Ayuquitan Festival” is celebrated on 9th day of May, which has the legend of the naming of the town as its theme. The town also participates in the Buglasan festival, revived in 2001 and held in four of the major cities in October. All the municipalities attend this important festival and put up booths to offer their specialties to the public. Mardi Gras type of street dancing is a part of all festivities.
Places of Interest an Tourist Attractions in San Jose
The main attraction for tourists in the town of San Jose is the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in the cane fields of Cambaluctot. A spinning sun was said to have heralded the appearance of the Lady of Lourdes here. It is crowded with devotees every Saturday.
The Church of Saint Joseph the Worker is quaint and picturesque. The Twin Lakes Natural Park in Enrique Villanueva, Sibulan Town is a short drive away. Lake Balinsasayaw is a popular tourist destination. The Azalea restaurant created by famous Filipino architect Rene Armogenia on the road to Lake Balinsasayaw needs a special mention as the new tourist attraction because of the wonderful views of Cebu Island and the hills and valleys of San Jose that it offers. Visitors to the open air cafe breathe in the fresh mountain air and the late evenings can be spectacular when the surroundings are full of fireflies.
Useful Contacts Of Municipality Of San Jose
San Jose Municipality Hall: (035) 400 3498 or 0917 7213 229
San Jose Municipal Mayor: Carmelo Emmanuel Marquez Remollo
San Jose Municipal Hall Address: National Road, Poblasion Negos Oriental, Philippines
San Jose Tourism Head Officer: Yolicelia Busmeon 0917 3141 783
San Jose Health Center: 0926 761 5621
San Jose Rescue/Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM): 0917 7213 229
San Jose Police Station Hotline: 0917 682 4956