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A hotel on Visayas is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger on Visayas hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms on Visayas are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Visayas hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Visayas hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels on Visayas have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels on Visayas
An upscale full service hotel facility on Visayas that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Visayas hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels on Visayas
Full service Visayas hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels on Visayas
Boutique hotels of Visayas are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Visayas boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels on Visayas may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels on Visayas
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Visayas travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Visayas focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels on Visayas
Small to medium-sized Visayas hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Visayas traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Visayas hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs on Visayas
A bed and breakfast on Visayas is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Visayas bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Visayas B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels on Visayas
Visayas hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Visayas hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels on Visayas
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Visayas hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels on Visayas lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs on Visayas
Visayas timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts on Visayas often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Visayas on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels on Visayas
A Visayas motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Visayas for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Visayas motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Visayas
Native name:
  • Kabisay-an (Visayan)
  • Kabisayaan (Tagalog)
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Location of the Visayas within the Philippines
Geography
Location Southeast Asia
Archipelago Philippines
Major islands
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Leyte
  • Negros
  • Panay
  • Samar
Area 71,503 km (27,607 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2,435 m (7,989 ft)
Highest point Kanlaon Volcano
Administration
Philippines
Regions
  • Central Visayas
  • Eastern Visayas
  • Negros Island Region
  • Western Visayas
Demographics
Demonym
  • Visayan
  • Bisayâ
Population 19,373,431 (2015)
Pop. density 292 /km (756 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups
  • Visayans
    • (Aklanon
    • Boholano/Bol-anon
    • Caluyanon
    • Capiznon
    • Cebuano
    • Eskaya
    • Hiligaynon
    • Karay-a
    • Masbateño
    • Porohanon
    • Romblomanon
    • Waray)
  • Negrito (Ati)
  • other ethnic groups

The Visayas /vˈsəz/ və-SY-əz or the Visayan Islands (Visayan: Kabisay-an, local pronunciation: [kabiˈsajʔan]; Tagalog: Kabisayaan, [kabiˈsɐjaʔan]), is one of the three principal geographical divisions of the Philippines, along with Luzon and Mindanao. It consists of several islands, primarily surrounding the Visayan Sea, although the Visayas are considered the northeast extremity of the entire Sulu Sea. Its inhabitants are predominantly the Visayan people.

The major islands of the Visayas are Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Samar. The region may also include the islands of Romblon and Masbate provinces, whose populations identify as Visayan and whose languages are more closely related to Visayan languages than to the major languages of Luzon.

There are four administrative regions in the Visayas: Western Visayas (4.47 million), Negros Island Region (4.41 million), Central Visayas (6 million), and Eastern Visayas (4.44 million).

Visayas: Etymology

The term Visayas was derived from the name of the 7th-century thalassocratic Srivijaya Empire in Sumatra. In Sanskrit, sri (श्री) means "fortunate," "prosperous," or "happy" and vijaya (विजय) means "victorious" or "excellence". Sulu Archipelago and the Visayas Islands were once Buddhist and Hindu and were either subject states or tributaries of the empire.

Visayas: History

The early people in the Visayas region were the Austronesians and Negritos who migrated to the islands about 6,000 to 30,000 years ago. These early settlers were animist tribal groups. In the 12th century, settlers from the collapsing Hindu-Buddhist Srivijaya Empire led by Datu Putih and his retinue, settled in the island of Panay and its surrounding islands. It was also during the 12th century that Visayans are said to have made a series of raids along the coast of China. They were said to have a fearsome reputation, and the mention of their name would cause many to flee in terror. By the 14th century, Arab traders and their followers, venturing into Maritime Southeast Asia, converted some of these tribal groups to Islam. These tribes practiced a mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Animism beliefs. There is evidence of trade among other Asian people. The Visayans were thought to have kept close diplomatic relations with Malaysian and Indonesian kingdoms since the tribal groups of Cebu were able to converse with Enrique of Malacca using the Malay language when the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived in 1521. The Visayas is subsequently home to several Prehispanic kingdoms like the Rajahnate of Cebu, the Kedatuan of Bohol and the Kedatuan of Madja-as. Among the archaeological proofs of the existence of this Hiligaynon nation are the artifacts found in pre-Hispanic tombs from many parts of the island, which are now in display at Iloilo Museum. There are also recent discoveries of burial artifacts of eight-foot inhabitants of Isla de Gigantes, including extra-large Lungon (wooden coffins) and pre-Hispanic potteries.

After the Magellan expedition, King Philip II of Spain sent Miguel López de Legazpi in 1543 and 1565 and claimed the islands for Spain. The Visayas region and many tribes began converting to Christianity and adopting western culture. By the 18th and 19th centuries, the effects of colonization on various ethnic groups soon turned sour and revolutions such as those of Francisco Dagohoy began to emerge.

Various personalities who fought against Spanish Colonial Government arose from the islands. Among the notable ones are Graciano Lopez Jaena from Iloilo, León Kilat, from Negros Oriental, Venancio Jakosalem Fernandez, from Cebu, and two personalities from Bohol by the name of Tamblot, who led the Tamblot Uprising in 1621 to 1622 and Francisco Dagohoy, the leader of the Bohol Rebellion that lasted from 1744 to 1829. Negros briefly had a state in the Visayas in the form of the Cantonal Republic of Negros before it was dissolved because of the American invasion of the Philippines.

In 2005, Palawan Island was transferred to Region VI (Western Visayas) by Executive Order 429. However this planned reorganization was held in abeyance. Hence, Palawan currently remains (as of June 2013) part of Region IV-B.

Visayas: Historical legends and hypotheses

Historical documents written in 1907 by Visayan historian Pedro Alcántara Monteclaro in his book Maragtas tell the story of the ten leaders (Datus) who escaped from the tyranny of Rajah Makatunaw from Borneo and came to the islands of Panay. The chiefs and followers were said to be the ancestors (from the collapsing empires of Srivijaya and Majapahit) of the Visayan people. The documents were accepted by Filipino historians and found their way into the history of the Philippines. As a result, the arrival of Bornean tribal groups in the Visayas is celebrated in the festivals of the Ati-Atihan in Kalibo, Aklan and Binirayan in San José, Antique. Foreign historians such as William Scott maintains that the book contains a Visayan folk tradition. Panay boasts of the Hinilawod as its oldest and longest epic.

A contemporary theory based on a study of genetic markers in present-day populations is that Austronesian people from Taiwan populated the region of Luzon and headed south to the Visayas, Borneo, Indonesia, then to Pacific islands and to the east of the Indian Ocean. The study, though, may not explain inter-island migrations, which are also possible, such as Filipinos migrating to any other Philippine provinces.

A map of the Visayas color-coded according to the constituent regions as of May 2015
Western Visayas
Negros Island Region
Central Visayas
Eastern Visayas
The major Visayan islands, from west to east, are Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Samar.

According to Visayan folk traditions, the Visayas were populated by Malays from the collapsing empires of Srivijaya and Majapahit migrating from Borneo to Mindanao and to the Visayas, while other Malays crossed to Palawan through Sabah. Other Malays were suggested to have crossed from Samar island to the Bicol region in Luzon. The theory suggests that those ancient tribal groups who passed through Palawan may have migrated to what is now the island of Luzon.

A supplementary theory was that at that period, the Malay people were moving north from Mindanao to the Visayas and to Luzon.

Visayas: Administrative divisions

Administratively, the Visayas is divided into 4 regions, namely (from west to east): Western Visayas, Negros Island Region, Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas.

The Visayas is composed of 16 provinces, each headed by a Governor. A governor is elected by popular vote and can serve a maximum of three terms consisting of three years each.

As for representation in the House of Representatives, the Visayas is represented by 44 congressmen elected in the same manner as the governors.

Location Region
(designation)
PSGC Regional
center
Component local
government units
Area Population
(2015)
Density
Map of the Philippines highlighting Western Visayas Western Visayas
(Region VI)
06 Iloilo City 12,828.97 km
(4,953.29 sq mi)
4,477,247
(4.4%)
350/km
(910/sq mi)
Map of the Philippines highlighting the Negros Island Region Negros Island Region
(NIR / Region XVIII)
18 Bacolod City &
Dumaguete City
(interim)
13,350.74 km
(5,154.75 sq mi)
4,414,131
(4.4%)
330/km
(850/sq mi)
Map of the Philippines highlighting Central Visayas Central Visayas
(Region VII)
07 Cebu City 10,102.16 km
(3,900.47 sq mi)
6,041,903
(6.0%)
600/km
(1,600/sq mi)
Map of the Philippines highlighting Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas
(Region VIII)
08 Tacloban City 23,251.10 km
(8,977.30 sq mi)
4,440,150
(4.4%)
190/km
(490/sq mi)
  1. Land area figures are the sum of each region's component provinces (and/or independent cities), derived from the National Statistical Coordination Board (Philippine Statistics Authority) official website.
  2. the cities of Bacolod and Dumaguete are proposed to be joint, temporary regional centers for a three-year transition period. Kabankalan City and neighboring town/municipality of Mabinay are envisioned to be joint, permanent regional centers.

Visayas: Cities and municipalities

Below is a list of cities and major towns in the Visayas by population.

City or
municipality
Population
(2010)
Area Density Province Region Legal
class
Income
class
Notes
km sq mi /km /sq mi
Cebu City 866,171 315.00 121.62 2,700 7,000 Cebu VII HUC 1st Capital of Cebu; regional center of Region 7
Bacolod 511,820 162.67 62.81 3,100 8,000 Negros Occidental NIR HUC 1st Capital of Negros Occidental; de facto interim/temporary regional center of Region 18 (joint with Dumaguete)
Iloilo City 424,619 78.34 30.25 6,200 16,000 Iloilo VI HUC 1st Capital of Iloilo; regional center of Region 6
Lapu-Lapu 350,467 58.10 22.43 6,000 16,000 Cebu VII HUC 1st
Mandaue 331,320 25.18 9.72 13,000 34,000 Cebu VII HUC 1st
Tacloban 221,174 201.72 77.88 1,100 2,800 Leyte VIII HUC 1st Capital of Leyte; regional center of Region 8
Talisay 200,772 39.87 15.39 5,000 13,000 Cebu VII CC 1st
Ormoc 191,200 613.60 236.91 310 800 Leyte VIII ICC 1st
Kabankalan 167,666 697.35 269.25 240 620 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Bago 163,045 401.20 154.90 410 1,100 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Toledo 157,078 216.28 83.51 730 1,900 Cebu VII CC 1st
Roxas 156,197 95.07 36.71 1,600 4,100 Capiz VI CC 1st Capital of Capiz
Cadiz 151,500 542.57 209.49 280 730 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Sagay 140,740 330.34 127.54 430 1,100 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
San Carlos 129,981 451.50 174.33 290 750 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Silay 120,999 214.80 82.93 560 1,500 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Dumaguete 120,883 33.62 12.98 3,600 9,300 Negros Oriental NIR CC 1st Capital of Negros Oriental; de facto interim/temporary regional center of Region 18 (joint with Bacolod)
Danao 119,252 107.30 41.43 1,100 2,800 Cebu VII CC 1st
Bayawan 114,074 699.08 269.92 160 410 Negros Oriental NIR CC 1st
Carcar 107,323 116.78 45.09 920 2,400 Cebu VII CC 1st
Himamaylan 103,006 367.04 141.71 280 730 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Baybay 102,841 459.30 177.34 220 570 Leyte VIII CC
Naga 101,571 101.97 39.37 1,000 2,600 Cebu VII CC
Talisay 97,571 223.73 86.38 440 1,100 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Tagbilaran 96,792 331.80 128.11 290 750 Bohol VII CC 1st Capital of Bohol
Catbalogan 94,317 274.22 105.88 340 880 Samar VIII CC
Guihulngan 93,675 388.56 150.02 240 620 Negros Oriental NIR CC
Escalante 93,005 192.76 74.43 480 1,200 Negros Occidental NIR CC
Victorias 88,299 133.92 51.71 660 1,700 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Catarman 84,833 464.43 179.32 180 470 Northern Samar VIII Municipality 1st Capital of Northern Samar
Maasin 81,250 211.71 81.74 380 980 Southern Leyte VIII CC 1st Capital of Southern Leyte
Passi 79,633 251.39 97.06 320 830 Iloilo VI CC 1st
Tanjay 79,098 267.05 103.11 300 780 Negros Oriental NIR CC 1st
Kalibo 74,619 45.75 17.66 1,600 4,100 Aklan VI Municipality 1st Capital of Aklan
Bais 74,722 319.64 123.41 230 600 Negros Oriental NIR CC 1st
Bogo 69,911 103.52 39.97 680 1,800 Cebu VII CC 1st
Sipalay 67,403 379.78 146.63 180 470 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Borongan 64,457 475.00 183.40 140 360 Eastern Samar VIII CC Capital of Eastern Samar
La Carlota 63,852 137.29 53.01 470 1,200 Negros Occidental NIR CC 1st
Canlaon 50,627 170.93 66.00 300 780 Negros Oriental NIR CC 1st
San Jose de Buenavista 63,852 137.29 53.01 470 1,200 Antique VI Municipality 1st Capital of Antique
Mabinay 74,187 319.44 123.34 230 600 Negros Oriental NIR Municipality 1st
Naval 48,799 108.24 41.79 450 1,200 Biliran VIII Municipality 1st Capital of Biliran
Jordan 34,791 126.11 48.69 280 730 Guimaras VI Municipality 1st Capital of Guimaras
Siquijor 25,231 82.06 31.68 310 800 Siquijor VII Municipality 1st Capital of Siquijor
Notes
  1. Population figures are from the 2010 Census Website.
  2. Land area figures are taken from the National Statistical Coordination Board.
  3. Highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component cities (ICCs) are legally independent from any province, although they are often grouped with the province they belonged to prior to becoming cities. The province indicated for such cities, as grouped by the National Statistical Coordination Board, is in italics.
  4. Information on income class (as of June 2012) are from the National Statistical Coordination Board. For legal class, HUC indicates "highly urbanized city", ICC for independent component city, and CC for "component city".

Visayas: Language

Main articles: Visayan languages, Languages of the Philippines, and Philippine Languages

Languages spoken at home are primarily Visayan languages despite the usual misconception that these are dialects of a single macrolanguage. Major languages include Hiligaynon or Ilonggo in much of Western Visayas and Negros Occidental, Cebuano in Central Visayas and Negros Oriental, and Waray in Eastern Visayas. Other dominant languages are Aklanon, Kinaray-a and Capiznon. Filipino, the 'national language' based on Tagalog, is widely understood but seldom used. English, another official language, is more widely known and is preferred as the second language most especially among urbanized Visayans. For instance, English rather than Tagalog is frequently used in schools, public signs and mass media.

Visayas: See also

  • Visayans
  • Regions of the Philippines
  • Provinces of the Philippines

Visayas: Notes

  1. Census of Population (2015): Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. "Visayan Islands" Merriam-Webster Dictionary. http://www.merriam-webster.com/concise/visayan%20islands
  3. C.Michael Hogan. 2011. Sulu Sea. Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. P.Saundry & C.J.Cleveland. Washington DC
  4. "Executive Order No. 429". President of the Philippines. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  5. "Administrative Order No. 129". President of the Philippines. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  6. On May 23, 2005, Palawan and Puerto Princesa City were moved to Western Visayas by Executive Order No. 429. However, on August 19, 2005, President Arroyo issued Administrative Order No. 129 to hold the earlier EO 429 in abeyance pending a review. As of 2010, Palawan and the highly urbanized city of Puerto Princesa still remain a part of the MIMAROPA region.
  7. "PSA Makati ActiveStats - PSGC Interactive - List of Regions". Philippine Statistics Authority. June 30, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  8. Jovito S. Abellana, "Bisaya Patronymesis Sri Visjaya" (Ms., Cebuano Studies Center, ca. 1960)
  9. Rasul, Jainal D. (2003). Agonies and Dreams: The Filipino Muslims and Other Minorities. Quezon City: CARE Minorities. pp. 77.
  10. Gray, RD; Drummond, AJ; Greenhill, SJ (2009). "Language Phylogenies Reveal Expansion Pulses and Pauses in Pacific Settlement". Science. 323 (5913): 479–483. doi:10.1126/science.1166858. PMID 19164742.
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