An adventure through Negros Oriental

Posted by watchmen
June 10, 2019

Drove down to Negros Oriental last Thursday via Kabankalan City and Mabinay and I arrived in Bais City in three hours; got to Dumaguete City an hour later. While in the city, I dined with Mayor Felipe Remollo, City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso-Antonio, and human resources head Dinno Depositario. I first met the mayor during a sports tourism forum, when he was serving as Clark Development Corporation president.
Dumaguete City is considered the “Motorcycle City of the Philippines” and is home to Silliman University, which was built in 1901. The city boasts Rizal Boulevard, which runs along the bay and features hotels and fun bars.
Remollo has since built various courts along the beach for sports.
That evening, I enjoyed music at the Honeycomb Bistro, located within in the Honeycomb Tourist Inn, which is converted from a former heritage home.
Negros Oriental is also home to Apo Island, which is located south of Dauin; along with the Pulangbato Waterfalls of Valencia, where the mountains spew toxic gas.
It was indeed an experience of both adventure and fun./WDJ

(From left) Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo, myself, City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso-Antonio, and human resources head Dinno Depositario as we dined at the mayor’s home.
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo presented the new koi pond that was installed at his home
After dinner, checked out the beach courts along Rizal Boulevard, which include volleyball courts, frisbee courts, mini football court, and therapists set up providing massages.
Visited the Pulangbato Waterfalls in Valencia
At the Pulangbato Waterfalls was met by resort owner Jun Gonzalez and Negros Unified Riders Founder Mar Montinola, who served as tour guide
The Pulangbato Waterfalls are located in the upper portion of Valencia.
The mountains of Valencia are a tourist attraction for the toxic gas they emit.
Enjoyed some fresh fruit at the Sidlakang in Dumaguete City.
Along Rizal Boulevard, vendors sell balut, tempura, and fish balls until the early dawn.
Pork skewers are a daily favorite. This vendor prepares 2,000 a day!
Enjoyed Paul Pinili’s performance with the Honeycomb Band.

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