This is Bacolod’s New Government Center. I can’t remember exactly when they started building it nor when they finished but one thing I do know is that it has become one of the people’s favorite places to hang out at.
It wasn’t built to be utilized similar to a park but the front area was so vast and attractive that Bacolodnons couldn’t resist! The front area of the New Government Center (NGC) has a huge fountain that people tried swimming in at one point (I will not name names but a few of my friends actually swam in it one drunken Saturday night), paved walk ways, grassy areas, wide stairs leading to the road and etc.
So what do Bacolodnons do at the NGC?
1. Bacolodnons Bike at the NGC
|Kids that bike at the NGC every afternoon|
2. Bacolodnons Skate at the NGC
|That’s my nephew and a few of his friends skating|
Not to be outdone, the skaters have an area of their own. They mostly occupy the opposite side of this pathway while the bikers stayed on the other end. Most Bacolodnons also walk their dogs and jog at the NGC every afternoon. It’s a great place for jogging since not a lot of cars go through the area.
3. Bacolodnons Buy & Sell at the NGC
|Local merchants setting up “shop” on the lawn|
4. Bacolodnons Frisbee at the NGC
|Kids playing Frisbee on the NGC lawn|
|Waiting for the disc to come their way|
5. Bacolodnons Eat at the NGC
|Food carts & Street Food at the NGC|
6. Bacolodnons Spend time with their Families at the NGC
|This is my son trying to avoid his picture being taken|