October 2020 - Retire Dumaguete

Monthly Archives: October 2020

What’s So Special About Dumaguete?

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You may have already be aware of statements from Forbes magazine, the Live and Invest Overseas and the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) praising Dumaguete as the best place to retire in 2018. Complex measurements were used to arrives at those conclusions. Here, we are going to discuss other important reasons that make Dumaguete an ideal […]

ACTIVITY DRIVEN PEOPLE

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For an active, outdoor person, the challenge when living in Dumaguete is what to not do, rather than what to do. Dumaguete is ideal for exploring nature, and participating in outside adventures. There are many sporting activities or, if you wish a more leisurely approach to the outdoors, there are ample trekking options or trails […]

PHILANTHROPIC VOLUNTEERS

Dumaguete philanthropy

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Dumaguete has traditionally been a retirement destination for members of the armed forces, especially those who have served in the Philippines. Many have become comfortable living in the Philippine culture and have Philippine wives and families from those marriages. Because of the comfort they feel living here and the tight Filipino family structure, and not […]

CULTURAL AFICIONADOS

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One of the many reasons why people are retiring to Dumaguete is the vibrant culture that prevails. Because it has five universities and colleges, young student community energy permeates throughout the city. Creativity flourishes in many venues throughout the city. Small art galleries have displays of indigenous and local art that visitors and residents are […]

SAME SEX COUPLES

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Like much of life in the Philippines, inherent contractions abound when it comes to the lives of same sex couples. Because the Philippines is such a staunchly Catholic country after its colonization by Spain, it’s extremely difficult to presently enact legislation that would allow for same sex marriages to be legalized. The struggle of people […]

US VETS

Us vet

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Dumaguete has traditionally been a retirement destination for members of the armed forces, especially those who have served in the Philippines. Many have become comfortable living in the Philippine culture and have Philippine wives and families from those marriages. Because of the comfort they feel living here and the tight Filipino family structure, and not […]

SECOND LIFE ENTREPRENEURS

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  Over recent years, the Philippines has been called “Asia’s Rising Tiger.” In 2018, Business Insider magazine confirmed the Philippines as one of the best countries in which to invest. Political and social transformations have happened that have impacted society in the Philippines in a positive way. Depending on what your situation is, coming to […]

RETURNING FILIPINOS WITH FOREIGNER PARTNER

Filipinos with foreigner partner

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Filipinos with Foreigner Partner “HOW SWEET IT IS!” There have always been significant numbers of Filipinos with foreigner partner relationships in the Dumaguete region. That number has been increasing significantly over the past few years as more foreign retirees than ever have wisely selected Dumaguete as their retirement destination. They come primarily, but not exclusively, […]