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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Dumaguete: The City of Gentle People #IlonggoOFW




Dumaguete: The City of Gentle People #IlonggoOFW

Dumaguete is the capital city of the Province of Negros Oriental. It is located within the Negros Island in the Central Visayas Region. Dumaguete is also known as "The City of Gentle People" because of the friendliness of the people and the warm welcome you will get every time you visit the place.

Dumaguete has a land area of about 3,551 hectares. On November 24, 1948, Dumaguete became a chartered city of the Philippines.

Dumaguete is rich with historical sites as well as tourist attractions, both man-made and natural. Dumaguete is the home of the Cathedral Bell Tower that was built in 1811. The Silliman University and its Luce Auditorium and Anthropological Museum as well as the Rizal Boulevard are among the man-made tourist attractions of Dumaguete. Structures like centuries-old churches and historical shrines are abundant in the city.

Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete is named after the Philippine national hero Jose P. Rizal who made a visit to the city on the way to Dapitan to be exiled. Today, Rizal Boulevard is Dumaguete City's place for nightlife because it has a beachfront promenade and many landmark manors.
Natural tourist attractions are abundant in Dumaguete. There are beaches, forests, caves, mountains, lakes, underground rivers, hot springs, dive sites, and other attractions.

Dumaguete is predominantly an agricultural city. The coconut and sugar cane products are the city's top earners. Products like vegetables, rice, fruits, root crops, corn, poultry, and livestock are produced in Dumaguete and shipped out to other parts of the Philippines.
The construction industry is now growing in Dumaguete with the increase of the cement consumption within the city. The small-scale industries in Dumaguete are mainly focused on the cottage-based products.

The climate in Dumaguete City is great. The seasons are wet and dry seasons. June to November are the rainy months and December to May are the sunny months of the city. Dumaguete is seldom affected by strong typhoons.

Dumaguete has a seaport located on the eastern coast of Barangay Looc. The seaport has about 13,231 sq. meters of land area for operations. The seaport of Dumaguete has two lighthouses. The lighthouse that is operational is located at the top of the building of the Philippine Coast Guard. The other lighthouse is non-operational and is located at the Pier 1 entrance.
Dumaguete may be a small city but the city has many interesting sites that the people are proud of. To visit Dumaguete City is to be around people who are warm and friendly.



16 comments:

Elizabeth O. said...

I hope they keep preserving the historical structures in this city. What a lovely place to visit!

Russ R. said...

I've heard a lot of good stories about Dumaguete - the food, the scenery, the people ( they're very malambing ), and their beaches. I have not been there but would really love to go on a trip in the future.

Erica Villas said...

Ooh I'm going there next week. Specifically for APo Island but I'm really excited to get to know the city!

Jason P. said...

I've never been to Dumaguete but I do wonder about the malambing people. Is it really possible to have so many nice people in one place? Haha :D

Rochkirstin Santos said...

I don't have anyone I know who has been to Dumaguete but I heard that people there are really nice. Do they have local cuisine or special delicacies?

Fred Hawson said...

I had only been to the Bacolod side of Negros island so far. I hope to visit the other side Dumaguete as well one of these days.

Raymond Vasquez said...

I haven't been to Dumaguete. Haha Ilonggo gid ah. Haha I will soon visit a friend of mine there. I hope to witness the heritage this place holds. :D

lovemindanao said...

i love the seaport of dumaguete . i remember sleeping there waiting for the ferry to siquijor.. super clean , airconditioned and passenger friendly

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

I have never heard of Dumaguete. But thanks for introducing the town to me! I will go research more about this town and take a look at the photos too! Will be fun to see what's nice over there

Katrina Centeno said...

Oh, I have been to Negros Occidental so I am looking forward to visiting Negros Oriental. I have heard a lot of good thing about Dumaguete and I I hope to visit the place soon!

yvonnembertoldo said...

That photo looks really beautiful. Haven't been to this place and I guess i'll be adding this to the must go places here in our country :)

Pooja Kawatra said...

I have never heard of this place and actually had no clue where it exist on the map. I would love to see more photos of this place.

Kelly Chin said...

Hope you can share more photos of this Dumaguete city. I have not been there. Is it safe to go to the Negros Island, Central Visayas Region?

Phylicia Marie Pineda said...

I've never been to Dumaguete, but seeing as how they have more tourist spots now, i might add it to my list of places to go to locally.

John Paul Quiambao said...

I've never been to Dumaguete but I do wonder if it really is a good place to visit. i better plan on visiting this place someday

Franc said...

I met some people from Dumaguete during my CPA review before. They are really very friendly. I hope to see the place up close too.

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