Ordinance designates Bacolod as cultural property

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The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed an ordinance designating chicken inasal as a cultural property of Bacolod City on first reading last week., an online food critic website that ranks different dishes and cuisines around the world, ranked the “chicken inasal” as fifth among all chicken dishes around the world, the ordinance authored by Councilor Em Ang stated.

The same website said that chicken inasal is “a unique Filipino grilled chicken dish that originated in Bacolod City and became the signature dish of the entire Visayas region.” (

Bacolod City had “Chicken Alley” as early as the 1970s, a precursor to the renowned Manokan Country, a street lined with food stalls serving freshly charcoal-grilled chicken inasal, according to the ordinance.

The SP believes that passing this ordinance is necessary to preserve and protect the rights of Bacolod City to chicken inasal as a cultural property, it also said.

The ordinance will be known as the Chicken Inasal Cultural Property Rights Ordinance.