Dumaguete City --- Best Retirement Ha...

Dumaguete City --- Best Retirement Haven?

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Since: Jan 09

Dumaguete City,Philippines

#1 Jan 5, 2009
What do you think??
Rhoody

Bayawan, Philippines

#2 Jan 12, 2009
DUmaguete is fo sure NO retirement heaven for foreigners. Retirement means 60 + years. coming mainly from a cold country to Duma with the high temperature and moisture in the air they are 1st class candidates for heart attack and stroke. You want everything but not laying in Valencia or Dauin with one of the above, Everybody is praising Siliman, but you will hang there dead over the fence with something serious if you get transportation to them...
localdgteman

Makati, Philippines

#3 Jan 28, 2009
Rhoody wrote:
DUmaguete is fo sure NO retirement heaven for foreigners. Retirement means 60 + years. coming mainly from a cold country to Duma with the high temperature and moisture in the air they are 1st class candidates for heart attack and stroke. You want everything but not laying in Valencia or Dauin with one of the above, Everybody is praising Siliman, but you will hang there dead over the fence with something serious if you get transportation to them...
Very nice talk in equally poor English about your own town of residence. Are you this German red-neck boasting to know everything about Dumaguete - in your "own" forum - and make an illegal living from hard porn activities in Angeles on the side? If so, still some to be deported it seems...
Dumaguete

Lansing, MI

#4 May 6, 2011
From my perspective, I consider Dumaguete city as a nice place for retirement. I am Filipina American, lawyer/IT technologist from this region.

1. Yes better to live in Valencia and the neighboring towns than in City itself.
2. Family and friends in the Zamboangita, Tanjay, other side Bacolod and my family has sent 3 generations to school in Silliman.
3. I plan to teach there upon retirement.
4. Weather and location is not bad, you are not hit by typhoons.
5. Medical facilities.
6. Transportation - 1 short flight to Manila, or 20 minutes by boat to Cebu. or can fly to Cebu and then HongKong back to US.
7. Some foreigners and retired population.
8. You have the amenities of the city without the crowd, pollution, noise, dirt and traffic of Manila. Even Cebu now has lots of traffic. We have a family beach house in Cebu but I prefer Dumaguete.
9. I can cross to Dipolog/Dapitan to visit my family farm.
10. Safety from muslim insurgents or typhoons.
11. Land is still reasonably price.
12. Malls, shopping centers, medical facilities, internet DSL, etc (occupational requirement).
13. Central location to go to Iloilo. Lots of areas that can be easily reached.

These are just some of the few things why i like it besides the nice friendly people.
ruanard

Ireland

#5 May 22, 2011
thinking of retring to bansilan north cotabato
any advice 100% irish
Looking_4_Resto_ We_Dined

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#6 Oct 14, 2012
My wife and I visited Dumaguete in 2009 for our anniversary. It was a wonderful trip full of memories of favorite dive spots, great beaches, and wonderful dinners.

I am booking a return trip but I can't seem to find my wife's favorite resto and I really want to make this special. It was called Boston Resto or something like that and it was located near the beach.

Does anyone know what happened to that quaint little resto? How can I contact the owner to make a special night for my wife? I wanted to reserve the whole place just for her.

Thanks for your help and cheers
Harry Jackson MD

Idaho Falls, ID

#7 Nov 17, 2012
I work with the US DEPARTMENT OF STATE and the US EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES. The person or thing that made these totally false and misleading statements, appears to have the mentality of a Philippine sewer rat that crawled off a sewer rat defication in a Philippine public toilet and then crawled up out of the public sewer in the Philippines. This person clearly dimwitted feeble minded and brain dead! Ignore every peace of sewer rat FILTH that they wrote in this article! It is totally false and gross stupidity and gross ignorance!
Geo

Gulf Shores, AL

#8 Dec 4, 2012
Visited several times, and found the area interesting. People are very very nice, city itself, is a patch work of many business, restaurants, smaller and inexpensive hotels, many with good rooms and transportation to dive area's where boats are made available. Food is everywhere, many place are very good, and usually inexpensive unless your along the Blvd. The costs there are reasonable, elect. and gasoline is more expensive than normal. Can be a party if thats what you desire, but I was not there for that. My interest was my fiancé and spending time with her family. Taking trips was fairly easy, traffic can be in the downtown a spectacle at times, but you reach your destination without problems most times. Cock fights, boxing, trekking, diving, nice inexpensive day trips, movies, mall, hardware, clothing, general stores, drug stores doctors, good domestic airport with daily flights, groceries, ( lacking good beef, but fish selection make up for that ) great fruits, all available. I recommend this city of Gentle People for those searching for a new place to look for living, Many here speak the English language, and they treat those like they wish to be treated. Of course like anywhere there are problems, high heat and humidity, some poor gov't structure, motorcycle traffic at night was my largest ( lacking proper lighting ) Visiting is easy, no visa needed unless staying more than 21 days. Staying for retirement, well you can marry and stay, or if already married, or single you need to have a non withdraw bank account with the gov't to ensure your serious about life there. My wife and I will return one day, I'm just not prepared to make that commitment yet. Our future someday will include that island I believe.
mntnwolf

Seoul, Korea

#9 Dec 4, 2012
RE #6 above: if it's not too late (2 month later)-- the Boston Cafe has been re-named Cafe Jutz, otherwise still about the same, excellent. From the Nicanor Hotel in central downtown, walk just a block towards the bay, turn left, and it's at the end of that block on your right.
Dgt full of sewer rats

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#10 Dec 5, 2012
Harry Jackson MD wrote:
I work with the US DEPARTMENT OF STATE and the US EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES. The person or thing that made these totally false and misleading statements, appears to have the mentality of a Philippine sewer rat that crawled off a sewer rat defication in a Philippine public toilet and then crawled up out of the public sewer in the Philippines. This person clearly dimwitted feeble minded and brain dead! Ignore every peace of sewer rat FILTH that they wrote in this article! It is totally false and gross stupidity and gross ignorance!
Me thinks Harry Jackson MD is both a liar and an idiot. There is an intelligence test for all embassy employees, one which Mr Jackson clearly would never pass. Mr. Jackson kindly learn to use spelling and grammar tools so you do not make all Pinoys look so foolish as yourself. It would also help if you specified the facts which you refute... you merely come off as a ranting, hormonal cow in need of stud service.

Decorum and articulation will go a long way in your future kind sir.
Good Luck

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#11 Dec 5, 2012
I am afraid to inform you that Boston Cafe/resto changed hands. It is now owned by an idiot local who has absolutely no taste buds. I gave it a try several times but I really could not stomach the food - literally got sick. It's now jutszy, Jutsie, something like that. I would recommend you go to McDo's before you try that dive. The kitchen in the back is full of rats and that I can swear to having seen myself. They do not put away food stuff and clean up properly at night. Bribes to the health official keep them open.
Looking_4_Resto_We_Dined wrote:
My wife and I visited Dumaguete in 2009 for our anniversary. It was a wonderful trip full of memories of favorite dive spots, great beaches, and wonderful dinners.
I am booking a return trip but I can't seem to find my wife's favorite resto and I really want to make this special. It was called Boston Resto or something like that and it was located near the beach.
Does anyone know what happened to that quaint little resto? How can I contact the owner to make a special night for my wife? I wanted to reserve the whole place just for her.
Thanks for your help and cheers
No Looking Back

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#12 Dec 5, 2012
I lived in DGT and I left never to return. No need to outline the reasons as all will dispute it here. Suffice it to say that DGT residents have a need to believe the host of lies they produce in an effort to pull themselves up from the lies with which they are forced to live.

Those of substance leave. Those left behind truly deserve the toxic environment they promote.

Foreigners have no business in DGT unless they are looking for whore-filled drunken bars wives who peddle their virginity each time you turn your back. The town (not a city) is a cesspool of a contradiction.

Leave DGT to returning OFWs who know how to traverse it's rotted soul.

Land elsewhere good men, land elsewhere.
localdgteman wrote:
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Very nice talk in equally poor English about your own town of residence. Are you this German red-neck boasting to know everything about Dumaguete - in your "own" forum - and make an illegal living from hard porn activities in Angeles on the side? If so, still some to be deported it seems...
George Bush MD

San José, Costa Rica

#14 Dec 22, 2012
Dgt full of sewer rats wrote:
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Me thinks Harry Jackson MD is both a liar and an idiot. There is an intelligence test for all embassy employees, one which Mr Jackson clearly would never pass. Mr. Jackson kindly learn to use spelling and grammar tools so you do not make all Pinoys look so foolish as yourself. It would also help if you specified the facts which you refute... you merely come off as a ranting, hormonal cow in need of stud service.
Decorum and articulation will go a long way in your future kind sir.
PLEASE TAKE AN EMERGENCY MENTAL EXAMINATION! YOUR BRAIN APPEARS TO BE 100% BRAIN DEAD! YOU NEED TO RETURN TO THE SUGAR PLANTATION AND START CUTTING SUGAR CANE . THAT IS WHERE YOU BELONG! YOUR ENGLISH IS VERY IGNORANT! GO BACK TO THE SUGAR PLANTATION YOU CRAWLED OFF FROM. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND YOUR SUGAR PLANTATION THEN GO WORK ON A FISHING BOAT. YOU WILL MAKE EXCELLENT BAIT FOR SOME SHARK FISHERMEN IN THE PHILIPPINES!
PLEASE HELP YOUR FELLOW FILIPINOS AND LET THEM THROW YOU OVER THE SIDE OF THE BOAT AND USE YOU AS SHARK BAIT FOOD! HEEEE HAAAAAA!
George Bush MD

San José, Costa Rica

#15 Dec 26, 2012
Rhoody wrote:
DUmaguete is fo sure NO retirement heaven for foreigners. Retirement means 60 + years. coming mainly from a cold country to Duma with the high temperature and moisture in the air they are 1st class candidates for heart attack and stroke. You want everything but not laying in Valencia or Dauin with one of the above, Everybody is praising Siliman, but you will hang there dead over the fence with something serious if you get transportation to them...
WHAT A TOTALLY FALSE INCOMPETENT FEEBLEMINDED DIMWITTTED STUPID BRAIN DEAD COMMENT. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS AND NAME. MY MEN WILL VISIT YOUR GROSSLY IGNORANT STUPID INCOMPETENT WORTHLESS LYING SEWER RAT ASS! THEN MY POLICE ATTACK DOGS WILL DEFICATE AND PEE ON YOUR FACE! THEN THE NEIGHBOR'S DOGS WILL ALSO PEE AND DEFICATE CRAP ON YOUR FACE! THEN MY MEN WILL THROW YOU OUT INTO THE CITY GUTTER WHERE YOU CRAWLED UP OUT OF!
Lee

Lebanon, PA

#16 Mar 5, 2013
I Retired at 57 and I heard alot about Dumaguete from divers that went there to scuba dive, my wife being from the Philippines married 39 years went there and we found a nice house to live in, I had a house maid, driver. The Driver took me to the south end of the island and I hit all the dive resorts going back to Dumaguete, I help the resorts when they have alot of customers and they want another Dive Master to keep an eye on them, especially new divers. I live about 3 miles outside the city and I usually walk into town for exercise unless I happen to be diving. I found the people there very friendly and the Scuba diving fantastic. I was there for 6 months last time, leaving for Dumaguete in June to go back this time I will be there for a year or so, I live on less then a 1000 a month very confortable. I guess it all depends what you are looking for.
Lee

Lebanon, PA

#17 Mar 5, 2013
I forgot to add, 60 and above for the age of retirement, if you do not have any major medical issues you will do fine. Sillman hospital is a good hospital, lot of the drs there are trained in the U.S. My friend came to visit and do some scuba diving and tore her MCL and her knees was the size of a basketball, took her to the hospital, went into the emergency room, they sent her for xrays, called in a ortho dr. they did a knee procedure on her tapping her need, she walked out the dr. office, her total bill, 48 dollars. Dumaguete is a nice place to live and it all depends what you are looking for. Im very lucky I have very nice friends there.
sask-ted

Canora, Canada

#18 Jul 14, 2013
Going to get my wife In Dumaguete July18,2013.
Married a Filipina, Finally got her visa after a 9 month wait. This will be my 4th trip there.
I agree totally with the coments above made by GEO
from Foley, Al.
No Looking Back

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#19 Jul 26, 2013
George Bush MD wrote:
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WHAT A TOTALLY FALSE INCOMPETENT FEEBLEMINDED DIMWITTTED STUPID BRAIN DEAD COMMENT. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS AND NAME. MY MEN WILL VISIT YOUR GROSSLY IGNORANT STUPID INCOMPETENT WORTHLESS LYING SEWER RAT ASS! THEN MY POLICE ATTACK DOGS WILL DEFICATE AND PEE ON YOUR FACE! THEN THE NEIGHBOR'S DOGS WILL ALSO PEE AND DEFICATE CRAP ON YOUR FACE! THEN MY MEN WILL THROW YOU OUT INTO THE CITY GUTTER WHERE YOU CRAWLED UP OUT OF!
I can't believe the 'city of friendly people' has given birth to children who ugly to the very soul. I will post and link these messages in every retirement magazine I can write into. You are truly, truly a demented person capable of such horrific thoughts and likely deeds.
shabbynomad

Norman, OK

#20 Aug 8, 2013
moving to duma in December with my sweetheart who will attend nursing school there
all my research about duma is positive and the nursing schools have good passing rates (except foundation)
Valencia is higher and cooler but would complicate transportation
good ferry serice to many destinations I understand
I have a lot of experience in the phils over the years, duma seems like the place to be
thanks for whoever coined the term, dumaguetian, that be me!!
and thanks to all the Filipinos out there for tolerating some of the idiots that demean your country, pound for pound it is a hundred times more interesting that the US
Truth Be Told

San Juan, Philippines

#21 Aug 20, 2013
shabbynomad wrote:
moving to duma in December with my sweetheart who will attend nursing school there
all my research about duma is positive and the nursing schools have good passing rates (except foundation)
Valencia is higher and cooler but would complicate transportation
good ferry serice to many destinations I understand
I have a lot of experience in the phils over the years, duma seems like the place to be
thanks for whoever coined the term, dumaguetian, that be me!!
and thanks to all the Filipinos out there for tolerating some of the idiots that demean your country, pound for pound it is a hundred times more interesting that the US
No on is talking about judging Philippines in this topic. It's Duma that is being rated so very poorly from what I can see. So go and enjoy if you like but comparing Phils with any western country does not inspire much confidence in your opinion. No moves from western countries to the Phils until they are rich and can take advantage of locals, or they are in retirement and can get along on their pension better.

But it sounds like you are one of those who fit in well with local Duma culture so that means you already know how to work the system.

Enjoy the city of Gentle People (hahaha)

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