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Awaiting Dumaguete’s Santa Cruzan

April is still on but people are excited bout Dumaguete’s Santa Cruzan this May. Kabulakan Festival was the name in the past and been renamed just recently back to Santa Cruzan is a religious event organized by the local Catholic organization. It is now renowned for it flamboyant parade of local beauties and TV personalities serving as escorts.

Although the said event in the past received heavy criticisms, Santa Cruzan is now a religious event instead of being just a pure entertainment. Yet still using TV personally actors may not be a huge issue, some people still feels that it’s a tainted religious act. Anyway as complicated as it could be, Santa Cruzan fetches a lot of attention and attracts tourism.

History of Dumaguete City

Dumaguete City, the capital city of Negros Oriental is a small and beautiful city facing the Mindanao sea and Tanon straight. Closest to Cebu and with adequate transportation, Dumaguete is the favorite destination for most foreigners looking for a place to stay and relax. One may quote “everything you need can be in one area and access it comfortably”.

Having so many pseudo names, Dumaguete is popularly known as the “City of Gentle People“.  Other names of Dumaguete includes “The City by the Sea”, “University Town”, “Motorcycle Capital of the Philippines”, and many others. In the past, Dumaguete was occasionally marauded by Moro pirates snatching the local women. The word “dagit” means “to snatch” or “to swoop” and that’s where the current name of the City of Dumaguete was coined from.