Isabela is a second class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 59,523 people.
Isabela is known for BISCOM (Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company).
In 1951, the barrios of Magallon, Odiong and Guinpanaan were separated from Isabela and formed into the town of Magallon (now Moises Padilla).
Isabela is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.
- Camp Clark
- Barangay 1 (Pob.)
- Barangay 2 (Pob.)
- Barangay 3 (Pob.)
- Barangay 4 (Pob.)
- Barangay 5 (Pob.)
- Barangay 6 (Pob.)
- Barangay 7 (Pob.)
- Barangay 8 (Pob.)
- Barangay 9 (Pob.)
- San Agustin
|Population census of Isabela
|Source: National Statistics Office
"Tigkalalag" is celebrated on the evening of Nov. 2 every year in the town of Isabela. The Pana-ad victory of Tigkalalag festival is expected to boost the attraction of this unique festival that began in a purok beside the public cemetery in Isabela town where people would have fun during the night of All Souls Day that was capped with a beauty pageant called Search for the White Lady. It spun off into the municipal festival under Mayor Renato Malabor, when the town was searching for a festival that was going to be its tourism plank.
Tigkalalag festival of Isabela turned what otherwise are morbid concepts of coffins, candelabras and crashing tombs into a whimsical, tightly-designed, skillfully-choreographed presentation that sent it howling to success in yearly competition of all the festivals of Negros Occidental. Tigkalalag is Visayan for All Souls' Day.
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