The 171st charter anniversary of Dumaguete will highlight the city’s growing reputation as a top sports tourism destination, with rich cuisine, and locals with diverse talents.
City Councilor Michael Bandal is inviting everyone to join the festivities and events approved by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo to celebrate the Charter Anniversary and 399th Feast in honor of its Patroness, St. Catherine of Alexandria.
City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso said that among the major activities that showcase the talents and culinary skills of the locals are the Duma Comida on Nov. 15-24, Hus Humba is D Best! - Nov. 15 at Quezon Park, Dumaguete Idol, TM Fun Pinoy Festival - Nov. 15, Balak Contest - Nov. 17, Miss Dumaguete - Nov. 22 at the Macias Sports and Cultural Complex, Dumaguete Bulilit Idol - Nov 18, Quezon Park, Duma Beat Dance Contest - Nov. 22 at Quezon Park, Dumaguete Teen Idol - Nov. 19, Launching of Hugkat Journal Volumes 2 and 3 - Nov. 19 at Paseo Perdices, Dumaguete Idol - Nov. 21, Quezon Park, and Folk Dance Contest and Balitaw Contest - Nov. 20, also at Quezon Park.
City sports coordinator Ike Xavier Villaflores said there will be a Dumaguete Skateboarding Competition on Nov. 22 at Quezon Park, Dumaguete Extreme Cup 2019 - Nov. 23, also at Quezon Park, 2nd Dumaguete Motocross Challenge - Nov. 23, Dumaguete Business Park, and Dumaguete Triathlon on Nov. 24, at Plaza Escano.
During the Charter Day celebration on Nov. 24, a fiesta concelebrated mass will be held at the Dumaguete Cathedral at 8 a.m., a grand Civic-Military Parade organized by the Sangguniang Kabataan at 5 p.m., Asian College Talent Night – 6 p.m., and Bayle sa Plaza – 7 p.m. at Quezon Park.*
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