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Negros Oriental comprise 5,401 square kilometers of Negros Island's southeastern section, in the midpoint of the Central Visayas. Its capital, Dumaguete City, is popularly known as "The City of Gentle People!" It is a one-hour flight of 384 aerial miles south of Manila, 30 minutes from Cebu. Major passenger ships call regularly from most cities of the country.
The Supercat catamaran is the latest, fastest (2 ¼ hours) and most modern sea transportation making three round trips everyday between Cebu and Dumaguete. Additional Fast Ferries include Delta Cat, Water Jet and Sea Angels Supercats and other Fast ferries travel to other islands as well. Negros Oriental is a province of peace, hospitality, adventure, charm and beauty.
Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines
DUMAGUETE, is the centerpoint of fun, shopping, business and nightlife. Silliman University, Lee Super Plaza shopping center and the Why Not /Music Box are a few of its vital landmarks.
Dumaguete is reputed as a University town. Silliman University is one of the best universities in the country.
The Ethno-Anthropological Museum is housed within its campus. Silliman University itself attracts a number of foreign students and also takes pride in the Luce Auditorium, the finest performing arts auditorium outside Manila.
The Provincial Capitol Dumaguete City was built in 1924. The Provincial Capitol houses the Governor's Office and other provincial government offices. Its architecture was patterned after the Capitol in the United States of America.
The main body is Grecian, while the columns are ionic. The first Provincial Capitol was an old residential house in the waterfront area of the city and was brought by the Provincial government in 1907.
Today, the Capitol stands as a picturesque site, fronting the beautifully shaded and landscaped gardens of the Freedom Park, lined with acacia trees and flowers. Nearby are three tennis courts, the Benigno Aquino Stage, and a fountain.
Activities for All Ages
If you have children that are not very close in age or run a daycare with a wide range of ages it can be tricky to plan activities that will engage everyone. But it is not impossible. There are activities that can be planned that everyone can participate in at their own level or ones where the older children can help the younger. Don’t despair about the age gap or feel that you need to plan something different for everyone. Follow the tips below as a guide or starting point to including everyone in your summertime activities. Activities for All Ages