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Same Sex Relationships- A Welcoming Attitude in Dumaguete

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Same Sex Relationship in Dumaguete John and Marty have been in a same sex relationship for twenty-five years. They formally married in San Francisco on June 5th 2009. In March 2016, they flew from San Francisco to Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila. Next was a short flight to Dumaguete where they began their retirement […]

More Than 1 Good Fitness Club Options In Dumaguete

More Than 1 Good Fitness Club Options In Dumaguete

Fitness Clubs in Dumaguete Because so many foreigners are retiring in the Dumaguete area, a vibrant fitness industry has developed here particularly over the past five years. Several high-quality fitness clubs have opened to cater primarily, but not exclusively, to the ex-pat community. Cycling is very popular here. A large number of ex-pats can be […]

Philanthropy Done From The Heart By Margriet and Paula

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Philanthropy in Dumaguete By Expats Who Care Why Philanthropy when you retire?  Do you believe your life experience is predetermined by fate? It’s sometimes difficult, actually impossible, to rationally explain why events happen as they do in our lives. Fate or destiny, call it whatever you wish, can bring people together with the outcome being […]

DUMAGUETE AS A BASE FOR ASIA TRAVEL- 1 more reason to settle here

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Dumaguete as a base for Asia Travel Stuart is a vibrant Scotsman with a warm smile that barely fits on his rugged face that has been bronzed from thousands of miles cycling throughout south-east Asia. Aged forty- seven, everything about him suggests excellent physical and mental health. It also confirms his excitement about life and […]

Dumaguete – Jule’s #1 Retirement Destination

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Jule’s Retirement Destination – Dumaguete! At Retire Dumaguete we are writing a series of blogs that discuss the lives of ex-pats who decided to make Dumaguete their retirement destination. These ex-pats come from several European countries and also from Canada and the United States. They are representative of the ex-pat community that now calls Dumaguete […]

What’s So Special About Dumaguete?

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 […]

Proactive Retirement Planning

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Retirement Planning For a Move to The Philippines This blog is directed at the many retirees, especially in America, who are experiencing difficult times in their country and want to do some retirement planning. We need to make it absolutely clear that, at Retire Dumaguete, we are non-political. We recognize that as a company, it’s […]

World Travelers – Dumaguete Is 1 Great Jump-Off

Dumaguete is the perfect home base for travelers to explore both the Philippines and Asia

Wanderlust is a German word used to perfectly describe travelers who have a great desire for wandering . These are independent, adventurous people. Traditionally, young adults or college students from countries such as Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, America, and Canada used to travel the world extensively before “settling down.” It was considered a rite of […]

Philanthropic Opportunities in the Philippines 2020


Philanthropic Opportunities When Retiring To The Philippines There has never been a shortage of philanthropic opportunities in the Philippines. Unfortunately, today, because of the harshly negative impact of the C19 virus, the lower class here in suffering on a level not experienced since World War 2. It’s almost redundant to say that the initial task […]

Cultural Attractions of Dumaguete

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Cultural attractions in Dumaguete draw in people from all over the island of Negros Oriental. People gather in the city for fiestas and cultural events throughout the year. Every night on Rizal Boulevard live music can be enjoyed at several locations. Being a city with several universities and colleges, it’s got a vibrant atmosphere that […]