The Rizal Boulevard was named after our late Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Historically, it is believed that Jose Rizal visited and strolled along this area fronting Dumaguete bay before departing to Dapitan in Dipolog City where he was exiled for four years.
Now, Rizal Boulevard stretches a hotspot of bustling commerce and tourism making it a good setting for night life with restaurants to choose,hotels,bars and live bands. A nice place to hangout with family and friends, good view of the occean or take a short walk. At early morning, this place is perfect for jogging and exercise and catch a sight of a perfect sunrise.
2. Dumaguete Bellfry
The Campanario de Dumaguete or Dumaguete Belfry is a famous landmark built on 1760’s and was rebuilt in the 1870’s.Considered to be the oldest Belfry in the province, this marker was onced used to warn townsfolk of marauding pirates. This historical structure stands next to Dumaguete cathedral fronting Rizal park. This was built upon one of the four original massive watch towers that parish priest Don Jose manuel Fernandez de septien built in the 1760’s to discourage moros from pillacing the town. The two layers which are now known as the Bell tower or the campanario were added during the administration of fray Juan Felix De la Encarnacion in 1867.
3. Dumaguete Cathedral Church
4. Silliman University
The first Protestant and American private school in the Philippines and the entire Asia continent is actually situated in Dumaguete City,Negros Oriental. Established on 29th day of August 1901, Silliman Institute first began as an elementary school and was once a school of boys which initially had 15 students.
Silliman Institute was named after Horace B. Silliman,who persuaded the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions to establish the school and donated $10,000 for its founding. Led by David Sutherland Hibbard and his wife Laura.
The school expanded to become a college in 1910, acquiring university status in 1938 which is now Silliman University.
Dotted with over 300 acacia trees, the 62-hectare campus is uniquely embraced in between views of the Cuernos de Negros mountains in its background and the Visayan sea at its frontage.Dumaguete has been called a “center of learning in the south” or a “university town” due to the presence of Silliman and other universities that have made their mark nationally and abroad.
5. Silliman University Hall
6. Silliman University Church
7. St. Paul Sisters