A fusion of different culture, Murcia is treated as an alternative
place for residential development in Negros Province. An escape
in pollution and traffic, the pride of its place is a rich water
and power supply. Murcia transformed from predominantly agricultural
town to an economic zone mirrors the local government's effort
in replicating the industrialization boom in Metro Manila, Cavite,
Laguna, and Subic areas.
are realized with the help of the establishment of bridges, road
networks, and other infrastructure projects interconnects Murcia
to Negros & rsquo; capital city, Bacolod.
different waterfalls to river resorts, Murcia is home to the province
& rsquo;s flagship tourism attraction, the scenic and lovely
Mambukal Summer Resort. Sports-enthusiasts always go and visit
the Bacolod Golf and Country Club in Hacienda Binitin located
at the Barangay Blumentritt, a place of various national tournaments.
It is also in Blumentritt where the best Tanduay spirits are distilled.
is co-host to the North Negros Geothermal Project of the Philippine
National Oil Company-Energy Development Corporation, that would
provide the electricity needs of the province in the coming years.
Murcia is guaranteed priority in the use of geothermal power.
was founded by Fr. Miguel Alvarez, an Augustinian Recollect priest,
way back in 1860, Murcia is believed to have derived its name
from a town in Spain. During World War II, its municipal hall
was used as a garrison by the Japanese, who were constantly attacked
by guerillas who drove them out on April 21, 1945. It was in the
mountains of Murcia where a Free Negros Government was set up
under Gov. Alfredo Montelibano, Sr.