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  • Pinoy Aquaman Hurdles Grueling Dumaguete-Siquijor Swim Manila Bulletin News

    Pinoy Aquaman Hurdles Grueling Dumaguete-Siquijor Swim Manila Bulletin News

    Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine did another first in his Dumaguete City-to-Siquijor swim, breaking his longest personal record in his open-water swimming career.

    Bucking off strong currents, Macarine crossed Tañon Strait from Silliman Beach in Dumaguete City to Barangay Tambisan in the town of San Juan, Siquijor Province covering a total distance of 24.65-kilometer stretch in 11 hours and 21 minutes.

    Macarine's swim today is the longest since he began into open-water swimming sports on December 31, 2013 breaking his longest personal record dur ...

  • Dumaguete Sandurot Festival Moved To September

    The city government here has moved the schedule of Sandurot Festival from November to an earlier date in September as a stand-alone festival.

    City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Antonio explained that moving the Sandurot's schedule is logistically and operationally justified considering that the LGU must have ample time to prepare contingents from schools and barangays for the showdown and street dance competitions.

    Sandurot is derived from the Visayan word 'pakig-sandurot' that commemorates Damaguete's rich history of interacting and welcoming different peoples and foreign culture be it Chi ...

  • Charter Day Highlights

    Charter Day Highlights

    This year's 68th Charter Day of Dumaguete City (Nov 24) underscores the objective of the new administration to highlight the city's rich cultural heritage, love of sports and desire for unity as the perfect formula for progress.

    Nov 25 is the feast of the city patroness St Catherine of Alexandria, chosen by the clergy and laity flock of the late bishop Msgr. Epifanio Surban in 1948.

    Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo credited the cordial and strong partnership between the local government and corporate sponsors in coming up with activities from November 5 to 27, 2016 that will hopefully fos ...

  • Experiencing Sandurot Festival Dumaguete City

    Experiencing Sandurot Festival Dumaguete City

    Have you witnessed the Sandurot Festival? For some who have not heard yet of this event, this is the annual fiesta of Dumaguete City. The festivity is held every November of each year with various colorful events highlighting the celebration.

    For many years, The Happy Trip had been planning to see the festival, yet it was never pushed through due to some conflicting travel schedules.

    For this year, we were given more reasons to prioritize attending the celebration because the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery was favored to be doing their festival trophies. Instead of only sending the trophies, ...

  • Buglasan Festival 2016 Uncovering Unity And Passion Behind The Sweaty Yet Smiling Faces

    Buglasan Festival 2016 Uncovering Unity And Passion Behind The Sweaty Yet Smiling Faces

    As the sun rose up to start yet another day, a cloud slowly gathered near Dumaguete. However, they weren't there to rain on the Buglasan Festival celebration, but to join in with the joys of the people. ­­­­­­­­

    Dumaguete City was yet again filled with colors and bright smiles last Friday. The Macias Sports Complex was filled with exhilirated Negrenses and visitors to witness the Negros Oriental Festival of Festivals Showdown. Six contingents, channeling creativity and talent, gave in their best impressions with the intention of winning that title of a CHAMPION!

    Going back a bit, ...

  • Buglasan Festival 2016 Showcasing Arts Culture Beauty And History

    Buglasan Festival 2016 Showcasing Arts Culture Beauty And History

    The Buglasan Festival is a celebration of Islands history, progress, and multifariousness of a cultural richness of the people of Negros Oriental. This is usually celebrated every second week of October as an annual week long festival.

    How do they able to come up with the Buglasan Festival? Way back before, Negros Island was covered by a tall and stout perennial grass or locally recognized as a Napier-grass that resembles to a sugar cane.

    We arrived in Dumaguete City together with Arnold Jerodiaz of wanderingsoulscamper early in the morning on Friday, October 14, 2016 to celebrate Buglas ...