Visiting Dumaguete City
Dumaguete is located in the province of Negros Oriental. It is the province’s capital and major seaport. It has a population of only 102,265 people (NSO 2000). The word Dumaguete came from the word “daggit” which means “to snatch”. During the 17th century, there were frequent pirate attacks along the city’s coastal area. But when the Spaniards came they called the place “Dumaguete”.
Dumaguete City Vacation
Taking a vacation here is very easy. There are many hotels and guest houses, fully equipped with air-conditioned rooms and cable T.V. There are many means of transportation like jeepneys and local pedicabs ready to take you anywhere in the city. There is a strong signal if you are using mobile phones. Plus, the people of Dumaguete are very friendly and accommodating, especially to tourists. They are ensured of a warm welcome from the locals.
Their economic situation also had gone a long way. Many business investors came and built their businesses in Dumaguete. Mostly, BPO and ITES companies (information technology enabled services). An addition to the million pesos contributed to the city’s income.