I have heard traffic in Bacolod is better than Dumaguete, but that's just hearsay. With that said, I find that traffic in Bacolod compared to where I live near Washington DC is not any worse.. if anything it's slightly better since it actually moves, albeit slowly, but it does move. There have only been a few times that I have seen traffic to the extent that it wasn't moving, but usually that's during the holiday weekends. Like I said though, I don't stay in the City at all. We stay a bit outside in the province where the air is fresh and life is peaceful! Can't wait to move there.