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March 2009 edition


Table of contents


Dumaguete City town information                3-12

Bacong information                                         13

Maps                                                         14-15

Business local directory                             16-20

Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

City of Dumaguete
Dakbayan sa Dumaguete
Lungsod ng Dumaguete

Rizal Boulevard of Dumaguete City at night


Nickname(s): The City of Gentle People, University Town, Motorcycle Capital of the Philippines, Charm City of the South, Cultural Center of the South

Map of Negros Oriental showing the location of Dumaguete

Coordinates: 09°19′N 123°18′E


Central Visayas (Region VII)


Negros Oriental



Income Class

1st Class

Chartered as City

June 15, 1948


 - Mayor

Agustin Perdices

 - Vice Mayor

Woodrow Maquiling

 - Legislative body

City Council


 - Total

34.26 km2 (13.2 sq mi)

Population (2007)

 - Total


 - Density

3,398/km2 (8,800.8/sq mi)

Time zone


Zip code


Area code(s)






The City of Dumaguete is a city in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. It is the capital, principal seaport, and largest city of the province. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 116,392 people. A person from Dumaguete is called a "Dumagueteño". The city is nicknamed The City of Gentle People.

Dumaguete is referred to as a university town because of the presence of seven universities and colleges, where students of the province converge to enroll for tertiary education. The city is also a popular educational destination for students of surrounding provinces and cities inVisayas and Mindanao. The city is best known for Silliman University, the country's first Protestant university and the first American university in Asia. There are also 12 elementary schools and 9 high schools. The city's student population is estimated at 30,000.

The city attracts a considerable number of foreign tourists, particularly Europeans, because of easy ferry access from Cebu City, the availability of beach resorts and dive sites, and the attraction of dolphin and whale watching in nearby Bais Bay. It is also becoming one of the country's retirement hubs because of its quiet, rustic and laid-back atmosphere, numerous medical facilities and other urban amenities which are comparable to, if not better than, those found in the metropolitan areas.

The city has a domestic airport which provides daily flights to and from Manila and Cebu City through Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, andPhilippine Airlines.

Dumaguete is considered one of the fastest developing cities in the Philippines.



The Dumaguete Belfry is the city's most popular architectural landmark. It was built in 1760s and 1870s to warn townfolks of attacks by marauding pirates.

"Dumaguete" was coined from the Visayan word "daggit" which means "to snatch". Because of the frequent marauding attacks of the Muslim pirates on the coastal town, and the power to attract and keep her visitors for good, hence, the word "dumaguet", meaning "to swoop," was christened to the village of Dumaguete. However, Diego Lopez Povedanoin 1572, indicated the place as "Dananguet." But in 1734, Murillo Velarde referred to it using its present name of 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. After the Philippine-American War, on May 1, 1901, a civil government was established by the Americans in the Province of Negros Oriental, including Dumaguete.

When World War II broke out, the city was occupied by the Japanese Imperial Forces onMay 26, 1942. It was liberated on April 26, 1945 by the combined forces of the United States, Filipino Soldiers and the Filipino guerrillas. On June 15, 1948 or three years later, Republic Act No. 327, created the City of Dumaguete. Later, on June 21, 1969, Republic Act No. 5797 was enacted, otherwise known as the Revised Charter of Dumaguete City.

Geography and climate


The promenade along Rizal Boulevard, facing the Tañon Strait.


Provincial Capitol of Negros Oriental

The City has a land area of 34.26 km², situated on the plains of the southeastern coast ofNegros Island near the mouth of the Banica River. Of the province's 20 municipalities and 5 cities, Dumaguete is the smallest in terms of land area. 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 and Siquijor.

The city's topography is generally flat from two to six kilometers from the shoreline. It slopes gently upwards to the adjoining municipality of Valencia. The highest ground elevation is located at the boundary of the municipality of Valencia, about one hundred meters above mean sea level. About 93% of the land have slopes of less than 3%. The remaining areas have 3% to 5% slope.

Dumaguete is politically subdivided into 30 barangays, all classified as urban. The eight barangays in the city's downtown area are known primarily by number. The smallest barangay is Barangay 4 with an area of only 5.11 hectares, while the biggest barangay is Barangay Banilad with 362.71 hectares.

§                     Bagacay

§                     Bajumpandan

§                     Balugo

§                     Banilad

§                     Bantayan

§                     Batinguel

§                     Bunao

§                     Cadawinonan

§                     Calindagan

§                     Camanjac

§                     Candau-ay

§                     Cantil-e

§                     Daro

§                     Junob

§                     Looc

§                     Mangnao-Canal

§                     Motong

§                     Piapi

§                     Barangay 1 (Tinago)

§                     Barangay 2

§                     Barangay 3

§                     Barangay 4

§                     Barangay 5

§                     Barangay 6

§                     Barangay 7

§                     Barangay 8

§                     Pulantubig

§                     Tabuctubig

§                     Taclobo

§                     Talay

Dumaguete has two seasons, namely; the dry and the wet seasons. 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. The average maximum temperature is 34.3 °C and the average minimum temperature is 22.9 °C for the past years. The relative humidity of the locality for the past years was 78¾% with the month of December registering the highest.




Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandra and a monument to José Rizal in Quezon Park.

As of the census of 2007, there are 116,392 people and 21,582 households residing in the city. It has also an average daylight population of 400,000 people, mostly shoppers and employees of establisments in the City coming from nearby municipalities and provinces such as Southern Cebu, Siquijor, Northern and Southern Negros. Dumaguete City is the most populous city in Negros Oriental, comprising 9.05% of the province's total population. Unlike the national profile, the male population dominates by 6% more than the female population.

Dumaguete has one of the lowest crime rates among Philippine Cities its size.


Dumaguete is best known for Silliman University.

Dumaguete has earned the distinction of being known as "the center of learning in the south," or a "university town" due to the presence of these universities that have made their mark nationally and abroad. 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.

Silliman University is the dominant institution of higher learning in Dumaguete, providing the city with a distinct university town atmosphere. It is the oldest Protestant university in the country and the oldest American-established university in Asia. The 610,000 m² campus is adjacent to and intermixed with the city's downtown district. It is the 4th top performing school in the Philippines, and 2nd if the University of the Philippines System is taken as one, according to a survey conducted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Other universities located in the city are Foundation University, Negros Oriental State University (also known as NORSU campus 1 and 2), and the first Saint Paul University in the Philippines. Back in 1904, on invitation from Reverend Frederick Rooker of the Diocese of Iloilo, seven Sisters of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC) from France traveled to Dumaguete with the intent of taking over a boarding school which at the time housed 26 girls.

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, the Maxino College, the Metro Dumaguete College and Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria (popularly known as COSCA).



§                     Silliman University (SU) www.su.edu.ph

§                     Foundation University (FU) www.foundationu.com

§                     Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) www.norsu.edu.ph

§                     St. Paul University-Dumaguete (SPUD) www.spud.edu.ph



§                     Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria (COSCA)

§                     Metro Dumaguete College

§                     Maxino College

§                     STI College

§                     Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT)

§                     AMA Computer College

§                     Negros Maritime College Foundation Inc. (NMCFI)

§                     Presbyterian Theological College

§                     Institute of Ogabang

§                     Polytechnic and Medical College

Private Elementary & High Schools

§                     St. Louis School-Don Bosco

§                     Catherina Cittadini (St. Louis) School

§                     Royal Oaks International School

§                     Holy Cross High School

§                     Chunghua High School

§                     SIMON (Negros Oriental Montessori International School)

§                     ABC Learning Center

§                     Little Village Foundation, Inc.

§                     SouthDale Integrated School



Dumaguete is becoming one of the most economically vibrant cities in the country in recent years, thanks to the influence of various anchor industries which drive the City's and neighboring areas' economies. These industries include the business process outsourcing, retirement, retail, and a host of 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. The US-basedStudentUniverse Corp. also operates its first overseas contact center in the city. Aside from these multinational BPO giants, there are other smaller BPO corporations and local outsourcing outfits operating in the city and nearby areas. Other giant multinational BPOs such as Convergys, as well as local corporations, are expected to establish their sites in Dumaguete soon.

Robinsons Land Corporation, a major mall operator in the Philippines, will open 2010 a new mall located on a 6-hectare lot in Calindagan, south of downtown Dumaguete and inside the Dumaguete Business and IT Park. The latter is a 21 hectare complex being developed in Brgy. Calindagan, masterplanned by the Palafox Associates. Now becoming the new center of commerce in Dumaguete, it is expected to soon overtake the present downtown area in terms of economic activities and prominence.

There is also an upsurge in the number of tourists arriving in the City of Dumaguete and nearby areas.

The City Planning and Development Office estimates that Dumaguete City has an unemployment rate of 14.5%, significantly higher than the national unemployment rate of 11.7%. Of those that are employed, 40% are in private businesses or are self employed.

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





Dumaguete Tricycle or Pedicab is most common mode of transportation in Dumaguete.

The most common type of transportation in Dumaguete is by tricycle, jeepneys, buses, and taxis. Ceres Liner of Vallacar Transit, Inc., is the most common Bus Liner in the province.



Sibulan Airport

Sibulan Airport also known as Dumaguete Airport, is an airport serving the general area of Dumaguete City, located in the province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. The airport is located in the municipality of Sibulan, near the border with Dumaguete City, and as such takes its name from its location.

The airport is classified as a trunkline airport, or a major commercial domestic airport, by the Air Transportation Office, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.

It has daily flights to and from Manila and Cebu through Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines.



The Dumaguete Pier, located in Barangay Looc, is the second largest port in Central Visayas. It is the main port of trade for the city and the whole province of Negros Oriental. It is currently under a expansion project that reclaims a few hectares of sea to accommodate more container ships. A new Passenger terminal is also currently under construction.


Notable Dumagueteños

§                     Edith L. Tiempo - National Artist Award for Literature

§                     Ian Casocot - a queer creative writer and journalist

§                     Angel C. Alcala - scientist and former DENR secretary

§                     Eddie Romero - National Artist for Films

§                     Gary Teves - Asia's Best Finance Minister

§                     Juanita Dy-Amatong - former World Bank Director


Bacong, Negros Oriental

This is where the summer house is located

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Map of Negros Oriental showing the location of Bacong

Bacong is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 23,219 people in 4,832 households.

Bacong is the hometown of the Visayan hero of the Philippine Revolution, Pantaleon Villegas, better known as León Kilat.


Bacong is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.

§                     Balayagmanok

§                     Banilad

§                     Buntis

§                     Buntod

§                     Calangag

§                     Combado

§                     Doldol

§                     Isugan

§                     Liptong

§                     Lutao

§                     Magsuhot

§                     Malabago

§                     Mampas

§                     North Poblacion

§                     Sacsac

§                     San Miguel

§                     South Poblacion

§                     Sulodpan

§                     Timbanga

§                     Timbao

§                     Tubod

§                     West Poblacion


Dumaguete City Map


Negros Oriental Map





                    Business Local Directory










 Antulang Beach Resort

 Antulang, Siaton, Neg. Or. 

Dgte. Desk: (035)225-0613; 225-0614; 225-0392; 225-8899 

Siaton: 427-0112; 427-0113; 427-0114; 427-0115


 Capitol Area, Dumaguete City            


 Apo Island Beach Resort

 Kan-upe, Apo Island, Dauin, Neg. Or.

 Dgte. Desk: (035) 225-5490

 Atlantis Beach Resort

 Lipayo, Dauin, Neg. Or.

 424-0578 ,email:genesis2@mozcom.com

 Aquavit Resort Inc.

 Lipayo, Dauin

 425-2327; 424-0578

6. Carmela Beach Resort

Boljo, Bolisong, Manjuyod, Neg. Or.


7. El Dorado Beach Resort

Lipayo, Dauin

(035) 425-2274

8. El Oriente Beach Resort

Mangnao, Dumaguete City

422-3008; 225-0668

9. Escosa’s Bar & Resort

Tandayag, Amlan

(035) 417-0676

10. Flight Resort 2000

San Miguel, Bacong


11. Hanseatic Beach Resort

Tamao, Tayasan

(035) 407-6010

12. La Boca Beach Resort

Amlan, Negros Oriental

(035) 527-0925/417-0560


Dgte. Desk: (035) 225-4800


13. Low Land Beach Resort

Poblacion, Dauin


14. L’ Grant SJM

Cangmating, Sibulan


15. La Vista Del Mar

Malabugas, Bayawan City

(035) 225-2194

16. Malatapay Cottages Beach Resort

Malatapay, Zamboanguita

Celfone: 09187400038


Tel. No. 426-1087


17. Opada Beach Resort

Pisong La Libertad

Celfone: 09153020396

18. Oriental Village Beach Resort

Lipayo, Dauin, Neg. Or.

(035) 424-0243

19. Graf Werner Panorama Beach Resort


419-9014; 225-0103

20. Paradise Resort

Tandayag, Amlan



21. San Moritz Beach Resort

Agan-an, Sibulan

(035) 419-8945

22. South Sea Resort Hotel

Bantayan, Dumaguete City

(035) 420-0801; 420-0903; 420-0905; 225-0491

23. Sta. Monica Beach Resort

Banilad, Dumaguete City

(035) 225-0704; 420-0155

24. Villa Levita Beach Resort

Agan-an, Sibulan



Chicken Houses

1. Ati-Atihan Chicken House

Silliman Extension Avenue, Dumaguete City


2. Bagala Tuyok Manok

National Highway Dumaguete City


3. Chip ‘ N Lechon Manok

Cervantes St. Daro, Dumaguete City


4. Dumaguete Fried Chicken

Ma. Cristina St., Dumaguete City


5. Golden Roy’s

Pinili Street, Dumaguete City


6. Jo’s Chicken Inato

Silliman Ave., Dumaguete City


7. La Tuyok Manok

Cervantes Street, Dumaguete City


8. Manok Ni San Pedro

San Jose & Colon Sts., Dumaguete City


9. Negros Lechon Manok

Cervantes St. Daro, Dumaguete City


10. Nena’s Kamalig Chicken Inasal

Katada St., Dumaguete City



Bars and Restaurants

1. Anatalia Restaurant

El Oriente, Dumaguete City


2. Ang Cusina

Hotel de Tanjay

Tanjay City

3. Atrium

OK Pensione House


4. Ayuquitan Restaurant

Wuthering House, San Jose


5. Bahia De Bais Rest.

Bais City


6. Blue Oyster

Hassaram’s Arcade, Sibulan


7. BTJ FoodHouse

Perdices St., Dgte City


8. City Burger

Real St. Dumaguete City



9. Chantilly

Silliman Ave. Dumaguete City


10. Coconut’s Grill & Bar

Talungon  Bais City


11. Coco Amigos

Rizal Ave. Dgte. City


12. Dock Side

Katada Street, Dumaguete City


13. Don Atilano

Rizal Avenue, Dumaguete City


14. Dumaguete Tennis Bar & Restaurant

Motong, Dumaguete City


15. Dunkin Donuts

Perdices St. Dumaguete City


16. El Amigo

Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City


17. El Camino Blanco

Flores Ave., Dumaguete City


18. Garahe & Café Expresso

Noblefranca Street, Dumaguete City


19. Gimmick

Claytown, Daro, Dumaguete City


20. Hayahay Treehouse Bar & View Deck

Flores Avenue, Piapi, Dumaguete City


21. J & O Restaurant

Hotel El Oriente


22. Le Saffron Fine Dining Restaurant

Tubtubon, Sibulan


23. Mamia’s Bar & Restaurant

Rizal Blvd., Dgte. City


24. Don Roberto's Bar & Restaurant (formerly Rosante)

Perdices , Dumaguete City

422-7451; 225-3909; 225-4470

25. TA Mary Restobar & Catering Services

Cervantes Street, Dumaguete City


26. Ang Boulevard

Rizal Avenue


27. Brenmarg Restaurant

137 Colon, Dumaguete City


28. Chez Andre ‘ The Pizza Gourmet

Piapi Beach


29. Chin Long Restaurant

Rizal Avenue, Dumaguete City


30. Chowking Food Corporation

Perdices Street


31. Honeycomb Cocktail Haus

47 Rizal Avenue, Dumaguete City


32. Hotel El Oriente- Felipa Garden J & D Restaurant

Real Street, Dumaguete City


33. Jollibee

Perdices Street


34. Jo’s Cake House and Restaurant

Siiliman Avenue


35. J & O Restaurant Hotel

El Oriente, Real St., Dumaguete City


36. Kamayan sa Jo’ II

Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City


37. Lab-as Seafoods

Piapi, Dumaguete City


38. Lee Super Plaza Foodcourt

Perdices Street, Dumaguete City


39. La  Cavitenia

Siiliman Avenue


40. Lindai’s Catering & Restaurant

Noblefranca Street, Dumaguete City


41. Lola Pinang’s

Opeňas Hotel, Katada Street, Dumaguete City


42. Mansonsplace

70 Perdices Street, Dumaguete City


43. Mei Yan’s Restaurant

Canday-ong, Dumaguete City


44. Mc Neloy’s

Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City


45. North Pole Emilia

Rizal Avenue, Dumaguete City


46. Panorama Haus

Cangmating, Sibulan


47. Plaza Maria Luisa

Legaspi Street, Dumaguete City


48. Rago’s

Sta. Rosa Street, Dumaguete City


49. Why Not Disco Bar & Restaurant  (Music Box)

70 Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

225-7725; 225-4488

50. Sans Rival

San Jose Street, Dumaguete City


51. Scooby’s Snack Bar

Perdices cor. Silliman Ave./ San Jose St./Daro, Dumaguete City


52. Shakey’s

Rizal Avenue, Dumaguete City


53. Sugba Sa Sta. Monica

Banilad, Dumaguete City


54. Sweet Choices

Noblefranca Street, Dumaguete City


55. Bethel Café Filomena

Legaspi Street, Dumaguete City


56. 3K Food Haus

Cervantes Street, Dumaguete City


57. Taster’s Delight

Noblefranca Street,Dumaguete City


58. The Cellar

The Habitat Hotel, Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City


59. Tico’s Café

Plaza Ma. Luisa Suites Inn, Legaspi Street, Dumaguete City



60. Dumaguete Royal Suite Inn

Rovira Rd., Bantayan, Dumaguete City

(035)225-2194/97 or 422-1453. Fax No. (63)(35)422-5858


Mobile No. (63)921-5443379




Fastfood,  Eateries and Cafeterias

1. Junction Eatery

Pinili Street, Dumaguete City


2. New Mandarin Fastfoods

Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City


3. Nin’s Eatery

Airport Area


4. Olive Sage Restaurant

Rovira Road, Dumaguete City


5. Opeňas Hotel and Restaurant

Katada St. Dumaguete City


6. Panies Fastfood

Ma. Cristina Street, Dumaguete City


7. RLL Fastfoods

Cervantes Street, Dumaguete City


8. Scooby’s

30 San Juan Street, Dumaguete City


9. Superbake Bakery and Cafeteria

Laguna, Dumaguete City


10. SU Cafeteria

Silliman University, Dumaguete City



Ice Cream House

1. Panda Ice cream

Cangmating, Sibulan

225-0221; 225-9644




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