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Dumaguete City,
Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

  • Dumaguete City has a total of 30 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Dumaguete City as of (2010) = 66,214
  • Population of Dumaguete City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 116,392
  • Land Area of Dumaguete City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 3,362
  • Dumaguete City is a 3rd class Component City and Urban.
  • Dumaguete City is in the Negros Oriental province and within Region VII-Central Visayas.

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Location of Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

Dumaguete City is the capital city of the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is also the largest city in the province.

  • 2007 Census Claims - 116,392 people

History of Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

"Dumaguete" was coined from the Visayan word "daggit" which means "to snatch". Because of the frequent marauding attacks of Muslim pirates on the coastal town, and the power to attract and keep her visitors for good, the word "dumaguet", meaning "to swoop," was christened to the village of Dumaguete.

However, Diego Lopez Povedano in 1572 indicated the place as "Dananguet." But in 1734, Murillo Velarde referred to it, using its present name, as Dumaguete.

In 1890, the island-province of Negros was divided into two politico-military provinces, Occidental and Oriental. As earlier constituted, in 1898, Dumaguete was included in Negros Oriental. On May 1, 1901 after the Philippine-American War, the Americans established a civil government in the province.

When World War II broke out, the Japanese Imperial Forces occupied the city on May 26, 1942. It was liberated on April 26, 1945 by the combined forces of the U.S. Army and the Filipino guerrillas. Three years later, on June 15, 1948, by virtue of Republic Act No. 327, the City of Dumaguete was created. Later, on June 21, 1969, Republic Act No. 5797 was enacted, otherwise known as the Revised Charter of Dumaguete City.

article verbatim from the Department of Tourism: www.experiencephilippines.ph

People of Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

The people from Dumaguete are called a "Dumagueteños".

Elected Government Officials of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected officials of Dumaguete City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Dumaguete City: Manuel "Chiquiting" Teves Sagarbarria - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Vice-Mayor of Dumaguete City: MAQUILING, WOODROW SR. - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Councilors of Dumaguete City:
  1. ESMEÑA, FRANK (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 21591 7.03%
  2. IMBO, JV (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 20892 6.80%
  3. SAYSON, NILO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 18608 6.06%
  4. ERAMES, SAL (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 18248 5.94%
  5. REMOLLO, TONYREMS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 18110 5.90%
  6. CATAN, PETER (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17647 5.74%
  7. RAMON, LANI (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17335 5.64%
  8. PATRIMONIO, NELSON (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 17234 5.61%
  9. ARBON, MANNY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16804 5.47%
  10. LEON, DANDAN (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 16611 5.41%

Elected officials of Dumaguete City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangays Elected Officials of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

Businesses in Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Real Estate for Sale or lease in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines


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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Schools in Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


  • Dumaguete has four universities
    1. Siliman University
  • Numerous other colleges

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    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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Article from the department of Tourism:

The city's ambience and tranquil, moderate way of life make it conducive to learning and intellectual pursuits. The city has become a melting pot of students, professionals, artists, scholars and the literati coming from different parts of the country and the world. It has earned the distinction of being known as “the center of learning in Southern Philippines” because of the presence of seven universities and colleges that have made their mark locally and internationally.

Silliman University is the dominant institution of higher learning in Dumaguete. Established in 1901 by Protestant missionaries from the USA, it is the oldest Protestant university in the country and the oldest American-established university in Asia. Starting as an elementary school, it soon rised to become a university in 1938. Since then, students coming from all around the world have called Dumaguete their home while acquiring that coveted degree. The 610,000 sq meter campus is adjacent to and intermixed with the city’s downtown district. Other universities located in the city are Foundation University, Negros Oriental State University, and a branch of the Saint Paul Universities (Philippines).

There are also many colleges in the city, including a branch of AMA Computer College and AMA ACLC, a branch of the Asian College of Science and Technology (commonly known as ACSAT), a branch of STI College, a branch of the Maximo College, the Metro Dumaguete College and Colegio de Santa Catalina (popularly known as COSCA).

The city's student population is estimated at 30,000.

Economy of Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

Dumaguete enjoys a vibrant economy brought about by the influx of investors in the business process outsourcing and other industries. TeleTech, one of the world's largest call center firms, and SPi, one of the world's leading BPO companies, are the two large ITES firms operating in Dumaguete. Robinsons Land Corporation, a major mall operator in the Philippines, has started the construction of a new mall located on a 6-hectare lot in Calindagan, south of downtown Dumaguete. There is also an upsurge in the number of tourists arriving in the City of Dumaguete and nearby areas.

The academe pumps in more than P2 billion of economic activity into the city annually.

article source: The department of Tourism
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Jobs in Dumaguete City

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Natural Resources of Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Your Story about Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Dumaguete City News

Silliman graduate makes it to TOSP national search
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:46:00 06/03/2010
A FRESH Biology graduate of Silliman University is the lone finalist from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental in the national search of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).

Nikko Paolo Cablao made it in the shortlist of 10 regional finalists, from a list of 20 from the different schools in Central Visayas.

Cablao graduated magna cum laude in March and was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Student of the Year Award.

He was also an active member of the Silliman University Kahayag Dance Troupe.

Awarding of the regional finalists was held in April at the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission in Cebu City.

The TOSP was started in 1961 by businessman Jose Concepcion, Jr. of the RFM Foods Corporation. This year’s search has its theme “Learning, leading and serving for life.”


PIA Press Release
2010/02/12
Unionbank opens 181st branch in Dumaguete
By Rachelle M. Nessia

Dumaguete City (12 February) -- Unionbank has opened the doors of its 181st branch in Dumaguete City, signaling the relentless escalation of the city's business climate.

Top officials from Unionbank led by its Chairman and CEO Justo A. Ortiz officially inaugurated its new branch located at Calle Real corner San Juan Street, this city on February 8.

In a press conference held prior to the bank's official opening, Ortiz said that Dumaguete City is one of the important cities nationwide in which they have no presence. "So at this point in time, we are beginning to be more conscious in having a nationwide presence and filling up all the different gaps in our network," he stressed.

Touting itself as one of the most technologically-oriented banks in the country, Unionbank's arrival here also acknowledges Dumaguete's budding niche in internet banking.

Edwin Bautista, Unionbank Retail Banking Head, said that Dumaguete is one the bank's important customers in terms of internet banking.

He cited a study that showed Dumaguete as one of the top three cities in the country in terms of internet penetration.

On the other hand, Unionbank's EON Cyber Card in a survey conducted among Ebay sellers in the Philippines came out as the no. 1 debit card used by Ebay sellers, while 85% of those surveyed chose Unionbank as the preferred mechanism to receive money from online transactions. "So this is one of the things we can offer Dumaguete," said Bautista.

He likewise assured that the bank has exerted efforts to ensure the security of their internet banking. "We have hired local and foreign firms to keep our technology hack-free," stressed Bautista.

This was echoed by Edliberto Bravo, a member of Unionbank Board of Directors, who stressed that Unionbank is "not just another bank as we have hired some of the best minds in the field of computer technology."

Ortiz said that their cutting edge technology-oriented services have made Unionbank a favorite among Business Process Outsourcing firms.

"In fact, we arrived right in time in Dumaguete because we have customers all over the country and we are finding out that they are also expanding to Dumaguete. We follow our customers?since they are beginning to do business here, we need to be here also," he said.

One of Unionbank's customers is Qualfon Quality Contact Services which has now started their expansion program in Dumaguete.

Qualfon is an Information Technology (IT) locator currently employing 2,100 workers inside the Asiatown IT Park in Cebu City and was one of the IT firms visited by Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on February 3 during the Visayas leg of her week-long Cyber Corridor Tour showcasing the President's IT Milestone Legacy Agenda.

Meanwhile, GSIS eCard holders are also among the reasons for Unionbank's expansion into the provinces, being the official bank issuing the GSIS eCard. "We have a lot of GSIS members who are from this area who prefer to do business with Unionbank in Dumaguete rather than do it in ATMs of other banks," said Ortiz.

Ortiz said that they purchased their branch site in the city as a demonstration of their permanent and committed presence here.

Unionbank Dumaguete Branch is located at Calle Real corner San Juan street, this city.

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Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental supports Philippine Cycling

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