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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dumaguete Facts

Dumaguete Facts


On December 8, 1941, when Quezón had just been recently reelected as President, Japan launched an aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, followed with aerial attacks on various other American installations in the Philippines. When Japan invaded, Quezón evacuated to Corregidor, where he was sworn in for his second term as President on December 30, 1941, in front of Malinta Tunnel. The next month, Quezón was forced to flee Corregidor to go to the Visayas and from there to Mindanao. Upon the invitation of the US government, he was further evacuated to Australia and then to the United States, where he established the Commonwealth government in exile with headquarters in Washington, D.C.


Dumaguete residents recall with pride how the late Pres. Manuel Quezon escaped possible capture during World War II while passing Dumaguete. The President’s family and party arrived at the lonely pier of Dumaguete at half-past 1:00 A.M. and immediately boarded the PT-41which took them to Oroqueta, Misamis Occidental. From here, they were taken to Del Monte airfield by a motor caravan and left for Australia on a flying Fortress.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

local culture

Support the local culture in Dumaguete City

Monday, February 24, 2014

WWII Begins in Dumaguete

WWII Begins in Dumaguete (Part I) 
(This will likely be the same scenario if tensions will escalate in the South China Sea)

Residents of Dumaguete woke-up on Monday morning December 8, 1941 to hear the news broadcast that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. On that day at 10:00 o’clock in the morning President Arthur L. Carson of Silliman University announced that students should go home and take the safest transportation possible. In the following days all available boats and buses were crowded with students bound for home. Those who were from Luzon, Mindanao and other islands farther had no more transport going home, or if there was any, it was very risky. There was the scare of imminent Japanese invasion. There was panic buying and soon commodities like soap, matches, canned goods, milk, needles, threads, etc. disappeared from the stores. Students taking ROTC were called back for special training. The high school graduates (boys) were called for military training in the summer of 1941.

On January 3, 1942 two hundred Silliman ROTC boys were inducted to the USAFFE by an American officer, Lt. Stephens. The Japanese in the province were rounded up and interned in the crowded provincial jail. People in the towns were given certain precautionary measures to avoid being detected by Japanese planes. Practice blackouts were continued and in Dumaguete the air raid warning siren was sounded from the Electric Power Plant. Air raid shelters were constructed in various places in the town, usually under houses, roadsides and near the markets and stores.

Chromodoris Dive Center

DrillShack Resort

Salaya Beach House

Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park

Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park Grand Opening

Antulang Beach Resort

Antulang Beach Resort


Liquid Dumaguete

Liquid Dumaguete

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Grand Law Debate

Grand Law Debate

Silliman University (Dumaguete) VS De La Salle University (Manila)

Ogawa Bazaar

Ogawa Bazaar, a Japanese-owned general store (where Lee Super Plaza now stands)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

White Chocolate Hills Resort, Zamboanguita Negros oriental

White Chocolate Hills Resort, Zamboanguita Negros oriental

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete is one of the country's top 25 luxury hotels


We just found out that thanks to you, and our many other guests, 
we have received the 2014 Travellers' Choice Award for 
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Philippines!

Atlantis Dive Resort at Dumaguete is honored 
in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Hotels Awards

In the 12th year of the awards, the world's most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.

Travellers' Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.

"We're excited to recognize the world's best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best - the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travellers' Choice awards is a perfect place to start."

There's still time for you to send in your review to TripAdvisor of your stay at Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards - and we trust it was a great!


C&L Suites Inn Perdices

C&L Suites Inn Perdices will have a new look soon.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Oldest parish in Negros Oriental

The oldest parish in Negros Oriental is the Tanjay parish established in 1580. But as the population of Dumaguete increased substantially to justify having its own parish, Dumaguete became independent of the Tanjay parish in 1620. Its first priest was Fr. Juan de Roa y Herrera, and Dumaguete became the center upon which the missions of Bacong, Dauin, Zamboanguita and Tolong depended for their administration and supervision. A notable priest who served the Dumaguete parish from 1754 to 1776, or for a period of 22 years, was Fr. Fernandez de Setein. Unable to return to Spain, he decided to carry on with his religious work in Dumaguete. Under his pastoral ministry, the Church, parochial convent (considered the most beautiful and spacious in the province), fortress, watchtowers, and a massive wall of over two meters in height were constructed.

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