WATCH: Sipalay City: The Jewel of The Sugar Island

Sipalay City is a relatively undiscovered gem in the country. Nicknamed The Jewel of The Sugar Island, Sipalay is located 120 Kilometers or approximately 4 hours away from Bacolod City. The city boasts of pristine white sand beaches, coral reefs, and mangrove forests.

Last March, The city celebrated its 17th charter anniversary. This film highlights the natural beauty of Sipalay City, as well as the events that took place during the week-long celebration:

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Sipalay City is awash with beauty and maybe what defines it. But apart from the natural wonders in the area, what struck me the most was the strong sense of community as the people celebrated their fiesta with events drawing from their long history of fishing and mining. Sipalay is a relatively undiscovered gem that will soon make its mark in the country.