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CITY OF DUMAGUETE (NEGROS ORIENTAL)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Sibulan; on the south by the Municipality of Bacong; and on the west by the Municipality of Valencia. As a coastal city, it is bounded on the east by the Mindanao Sea and the Tañon Strait, serving as a natural border to the neighboring provinces of Cebu, Bohol, and Siquijor.
   

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Sibulan Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Dumaguete Pier
    Major road networks:


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
The wet season covers the period from June to November, and the dry season starts from December to May, the hottest being April and May


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Bethel Guest House,  Hotel Palwa,  Hotel Nicanor,  Coco Grande and Harold's Mansion

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:   Apo Island Marine Protected Area,  Centro Botanical Garden, Dumaguete Cathedral, Provincial Capitoland Freedom Park, Quezon Park, Hikaban, Rizal Boulevard


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:

            Santacruzan and Mayflower Festival (last week of May)
            Buglasan Festival (october)
            St. Paul's University of Dumaguete City Founder's Day(weeklong activities ending October 29)
            Sandurot Festival  ( third week of November )
            Pinaskuhan Sayawit and Parol Festival (every 2nd weekend of December)
            Foundation University Kasadya-an Festival ( 3rd week of December )



ETHNIC GROUPS:


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  
Cebuano, Tagalog, English and Hiligaynon


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholic


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:

    Malls:  
Robinsons Place, Mart One Center, Lee Super Plaza and Lee Plaza Hypermart
    Popular establishments:
    Entertainment venues:


BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation,  Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Coporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank,  Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank


UNIVERSITIES:  
Asian College of Science and Technology, AMA Computer University, Foundation University, Saint Paul University of Dumaguete, Silliman University

HOSPITALS:  
Holy Child Hospital, Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, and the Silliman Medical Center


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
    Education:
    Health:


PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu City satellite office
    Number of PRA retirees:        204

    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:   

            Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas - Dumaguete Branch
            Bureau of Immigration - Dumaguete City
            Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) - Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
            Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - Dumaguete Airport
            Commission on Elections (COMELEC) - Provincial Office (Negros Oriental)
            Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) - Provincial Office (Negros Oriental)
            Department of Education - Divisional Offices            
            Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - CENRO (Negros Oriental)
            Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Negros Oriental
            Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) - Dumaguete
            Land Transportation Office (LTO) - Dumaguete City District Office
            National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) - Dumaguete District Office
            National Statistics Office - Negros Oriental
            Pag-Ibig Fund - Dumaguete Extension Office
            Philhealth - Dumaguete City Service Office
            Philippine Coconut Authority - Negros Oriental
            Philippine Veterans Affairs Office - Negros Oriental
            Public Employment Service Office (PESO)
            Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA

LINKS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumaguete http://www.negrosoriental.com/wheretogo.html http://www.negrosoriental.com/whattosee.html 

http://www.philippineonlinedirectory.com/province/provsubcategory.php?Prov=53&myProv=Negros%20Oriental&myCatID=13&mySubID=124

         

 


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