Salvador Benedicto

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Salvador Benedicto
Municipality of Salvador Benedicto
Official seal of Salvador Benedicto
Map of Negros Occidental showing the location of Salvador Benedicto
Map of Negros Occidental showing the location of Salvador Benedicto
Salvador Benedicto is located in Philippines
Salvador Benedicto
Salvador Benedicto
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°33′N 123°14′E / 10.550°N 123.233°E / 10.550; 123.233Coordinates: 10°33′N 123°14′E / 10.550°N 123.233°E / 10.550; 123.233
Country  Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
District 1st district of Negros Occidental
Founded February 9, 1983
Barangays 7
 • Mayor Laurence Marxlen dela Cruz
 • Vice Mayor Nehemiah Joe dela Cruz, Jr.
 • Congressman Rommel Debulgado
 • Total 170.50 km2 (65.83 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,624
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6117
IDD:area code 34
Income class 4th class; partially urban
Languages Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Cebuano, Filipino, English

Salvador Benedicto (also known as Don Salvador Benedicto) is a fourth class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,624 people.[3]

The municipality is a post-colonial provincial hill station and designated as the Summer Capital of Negros Occidental, a very popular tourist site amongst locals and foreigners seeking a moment of serenity away from the hustle-bustle of huge cities.[4]


Salvador Benedicto is politically subdivided into 7 barangays.[2]

  • Bago (Lalung)
  • Bagong Silang (Marcelo)
  • Bunga
  • Igmaya-an
  • Kumaliskis
  • Pandanon
  • Pinowayan (Prosperidad)


Although a small town, the town of Don Salvador Benedicto has seen a rise in its municipal economy thanks to tourism and local agriculture. Due to its high altitude like Baguio City, the town can support crops that grow in temperate areas, making it ideal for a multitude of farming businesses. Tourism is on the rise for the town especially when travellers head out into the heart of the province.[5]

A small nipa hut amidst the rice fields of Don Salvador Benedicto.


Population census of Salvador Benedicto
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,538 —    
1995 17,635 +5.08%
2000 17,259 −0.46%
2007 22,979 +4.03%
2010 23,624 +1.01%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]

See also[edit]

  • Mambukal, a township hill station in Negros Occidental.
  • Baguio, first hill station and Summer Capital of the Philippines.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Things to see and do in Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental". Yap, Roxie. Retrieved August 24, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Agriculture and Tourism Potentials of Don Salvador Benedicto". Reyes, Glady. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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