Dumaguete: City of the gentle people

Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental, is also the province’s principal seaport and its most populous and largest city. The 2015 census showed a population of 131,377. Referred to as a university city, Dumaguete owes its repute largely to Silliman University, the first Philippine university outside of Manila. Founded in 1901, it is also […]

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Tsinoys of Dumaguete

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino DigestSeptember 6-19, 2016, vol. 29, no. 7 issue The story of the Uy Matiao family is an example of how the Chinese entrepreneurs who settled in the island of Negros have diversified their activities.Uy Eng, a native of Fujian and the founder of this family, arrived in Dumaguete around […]