BACOLOD: THE NEW GOVERNMENT CENTER
The New Government Center or the NGC is now one of the new landmarks of Bacolod City. It stands on a 5 hectare lot donated by Fernando F. Gonzaga, Inc. and Angela Estate, Inc. Inaugurated in July 2010, it replaced the old City Hall at Araneta-Luriaga Sreets. It costed the City and its people almost 400 million to build this new seat of power. Since the start of operation of the NGC, it has attracted business and trade in the surrounding area. What used to be a vast sugarcane field has now been transformed to a busy development area in the city. Banks, restos, bars, hotels and new jeepney routes have emerged in the area.
The NGC grounds are frequented by joggers, pet lovers with their dogs, friends or families hanging out, etc. It has also been a favorite of photography enthusiasts for workshops or commercial shoots. The NGC fast becoming one of the most photographed landmarks in the city.