After 4,5 years in Dumagute with all it's pluses and minuses we decided to move to a city that we have visited at least 10 times, and that city is Bacolod on Visayas west coast. A half a million people lives here and no problem when out on town.
Nice friendly people and a very green and clean city. Starting our business didn't take long and the responses are fantastic.
what we like best here is that we don't have the smelly dark soot as we had living in Lower Bagacay, Dumaguete.... Fresh air from the west and clean air breathing makes both me and my wife fell much better. The best part besides all the malls here is the 50 restaurants serving good food and the prices are ok. As far as crime here you can as a foreigner walk anywhere anytime..... most crimes are filipino to filipino. The best place in Town is the GOLDENFIELD with all the entertainment and restaurants...... Living is cheaper here and your choice of food is greater than Dumaguete. All we can say is that to all you guys who aren't happy where you live, you should come to Bacolod and try it out..... PEACE and QUIET! Best move ever made for us and CLEAN AIR, for healthy living.