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Landing of the first St. Paul of Chartres Sisters in the Philippines

On October 29, 1904, seven Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC) landed in Dumaguete, Philippines to start a mission. They came at the invitation of Bishop Frederick Z. Rooker of the Diocese of Jaro (Iloilo), to which the island of Negros then belonged. Joyfully welcomed by the Dumaguetenos and easily built rapport with the townsfolk, the SPC began their mission in the Philippines with the establishment of St. Paul Academy, which opened on January 9, 1905 and now known as St. Paul […]

Sidlakang Negros Village in Dumaguete

Considered as a one-stop shop of Negros Oriental’s finest arts, crafts and delicacies, the Sidlakang Negros Village in Dumaguete welcomes tourists with the islands best souvenir items. It is born to entice the province’s 25 local government units to preserve the cultural heritage and prosperity of Negros Oriental. The Sidlakang Negros Village is a permanent venue for trade and tourism exhibitions. A stage and open-air auditorium provides space for performances while at the front area are concrete stalls decorated with cogon and bamboo […]

A.Y. Reyes Zoological and Botanical Garden (CenTrop)

The A.Y. Reyes Zoological and Botanical Garden is a simulated natural habitat of Philippine wildlife. It has about 23 species of trees and 16 species of various mammals, reptiles and birds. The faculty members of the Silliman University Biology Department started the Garden in the 1960s as a tree-planting project and field laboratory studies area. It was officially named the A.Y. Reyes Zoological and Botanical Garden in 1996, in honor of the late Professor A.Y. Reyes, a botanist, who along with other professors […]

Quezon Park Dumaguete

One of the best ways to spend a stroll with your family and friends when in Dumaguete is at Quezon Park. It is a relaxing place, surrounded by lush greeneries of plants, bushes and trees located in the city center across the historic Dumaguete Cathedral and Bell Tower. Because of Quezon Park’s strategic location, children come here very often to play at the grass or at the playground recently developed by the City Government. The park is about 1.5 hectares and it is […]

Dumaguete Cathedral Church (St. Catherine of Alexandria)

Known to DumagueteƱos (people of Dumaguete) as the Dumaguete Cathedral Church, the St. Catherine of Alexandria Church is one of the solid structural witnesses of Dumaguete’s rich history and culture – and why it is nicknamed The City of Gentle People. The Cathedral Church of Dumaguete in the Philippines boasts itself as the “Oldest Stone Church in Negros”. The church was originally built in 1754 to 1776. It was reconstructed in 1885 and the present facade was extended in 1936. Just a stone-throw […]

Dumaguete Belfry

One of the most significant landmarks of Dumaguete, also known as the “University Town”, is the Dumaguete Belfy. It is the city’s most popular marker. It was built in 1760s and developed in the 1870s to warn townfolks of attacks by marauding pirates. The Dumaguete Belfry is also known as the Campanario de Dumaguete (a direct Spanish translation). It was built upon one of the four original massive watchtowers that Parish Priest Don Jose Manuel Fernandez de Septien built in the 1760s to […]

Dumaguete Airport (Sibulan)

Because of the influence of Dumaguete in the Negros Oriental province, the Sibulan Airport is widely recognized by locals as the Dumaguete Airport. The Dumaguete Airport is situated in Barangay Boloc-Boloc, Municipality of Sibulan because there are no more spaces available for a domestic airport in the “University City”. It is located near the border of Sibulan and Dumaguete, about 3-4 kilometers from the city center. The Dumaguete Airport is classified as a Class 1 principal (major domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation […]

Dumaguete Port

Next to Cebu City Port, the Dumaguete Port is probably the next best connected port in the Visayas. It is an entry point to many of the main seaports in the country including Manila in Luzon, Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor in the Visayas and Iligan and Dapitan in Mindanao. Dumaguete Port is located in Flores Avenue, Dumaguete, Philippines, less than a kilometer away from the lively Rizal Boulevard which Dumaguete City boasts to its visitors because of its enticing harbor front where family picnics, […]

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