A first timer’s guide to experience Dumaguete like a local

Dumaguete came from the Visayan word “Daguit” which means “to snatch” or “to capture”.  According to ancient stories, Moro pirates would often snatch beautiful young women and children from the coastal town. But today, that is not anymore the case as tourists and guests are now the ones captured by the beauty of the city and of course the charm of the people. They don’t call it “The City of Gentle People” for nothing after all.

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