Dumaguete City: The Place of Gentle People

@shello (964)
United Arab Emirates
April 2, 2010 11:22pm CST
Dumaguete City is the capital in which Negros Oriental, Philippines is famous of. According to its history, pirates came by the island to take away the pretty native maidens which is referred to us as "daguit" in our native language. And that's how the name Dumaguete came to be. In the heart of the city stands the famous Siliman University along with the Siliman Museum whose rooms were once used by the Japanese force during the World War II. The city was labeled with cherished remembrances. The captivating old churches, cathedrals, antique houses, and other memorabilia exude the charming city. Not to mention its friendly and hospitable people who value their simple lifestyle. How about you, have you been there? Or do you have a similar place in your are which is rich in historical background? Share your remarkable experiences.
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@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
12 May 10
i am from dumaguete city and for me, i love this place.. im not being bias.. maybe becuase i love the simple life here compared to cebu and manila or other big cities.. in dumaguete you could walk from your house to the downtown are.. and you get to school in less than 15 minutes.. the most time you spend on teh road would be 30 minutes;... people here also live a simple life.. dumaguete for me isnt urban.. but rurban... and even teh people here dress very simple.. not alot wear too much make up too.. and we dont even have taxis.. if you want to ride a taxi, you still need to call them up to get one.. we have pedicabs which are all over and you just psend P7.00... even the food and otehr things are cheaper.. alot of foregners love it here too.. try come and visit dumaguete..
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
17 May 10
Good for you greyz that you have the luxury of living in such place like Dumaguete City. I bet life is much easier in there. I wish to visit your place one of this days. Cheers!
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
It is true. It is also a place i want to see.
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Apr 10
Indeed, just by looking at the photos it's a wonderful place to visit. It's one of the Philippine tourist destination that everyone should see.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
I have always wanted to go to Dumaguete City. I wanted to dive at the nearby Apo Reef which is being taken cared of by Silliman University. I hear the biodiversity there is awesome. My friends from there say that this is a good city if you want a slower pace of life with a really great view. I live in Marikina City which was one of the few places that our forefathers settled in. We have a lot of old churches and houses and we right in the heart of the capital of the Philippines.
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Apr 10
We do have the same desire to visit the place. When I came home last November, we did planned to make a one day visit. Unfortunately I didn't make it due to my tight schedule. However, my husband showed me some photos of the place and yes, it is awesome. The city has a well preserved richness of the memories of the bygone era.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
I looked at your profile and you are from UAE, or are you originally from Dumaguete City? I believe Filipinos are ranked as the most hospitable, kind and gentle people, aside from our vast natural beauty and untouched paradise we are home to historical sites that have been preserved by our ancestors through the years, And yes you are right Dumaguete City is one of those places.
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Apr 10
Hey there! Yes, I am in the UAE but I am from Cebu. I haven't got a chance to visit Dumaguete but it was my husband who told me how beautiful and peaceful the place is. He brought loads of photos of the place and it's honestly charming. I tried to attached one image here of the famous Siliman Museum but unfortunately I couldn't attached the picture. Indeed, the place is so beautiful and I'm looking forward to see its scenic nature when I come home.