An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental, has volunteered to have herself undergo isolation at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) for routine testing of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

April 23, 2014 News

She is the second OFW from Negros Oriental to be quarantined and tested for the MERS-CoV, according to Dr. Socrates Villamor, chief of the Department of Health (DOH) provincial office on Tuesday. Dr. Villamor disclosed the female OFW from Dumaguete City was located last night after she had earlier contacted … Read the full article…

Millions of pesos worth of monitoring equipment arrived today in Dumaguete as part of preparations against calamities.

April 23, 2014 News

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management officer Engr Jose Chiu said the equipment includes two rain gauges, and two water level monitoring gadgets to be installed in different areas along the route of the Banica River as well as in Okoy river. The two water level gadgets will be installed today … Read the full article…

Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental was was listed as among the nine places around the world which is considered as the most affordable places to retire.

April 23, 2014 News

The US NEWS in its world report placed the city of Dumaguete as the fourth most affordable place to retire based on studies conducted along with Nha Trang in Vietnam, Chiang Rai in Thailand, Ipoh in Malaysia, Cayo in Belize, Loja in Ecuador, Granada in Nicaragua, Tralee in Ireland and … Read the full article…

Following the announcement last week of new assignments, Bishop Julito B. Cortes of the Diocese of Dumaguete is set this week to install the key officials of the diocese.

April 22, 2014 News

The installation will cover the Episcopal Vicars of the south, north and Siquijor districts and the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral Parish, the seat of the Diocese, said Fr. Carmelito Limbaga, Jr., chancellor of the diocese. On Tuesday, Bishop Cortes will install Msgr. Glenn M. Corsiga, PC, as Episcopal Vicar … Read the full article…

The Most Rev. Julito B. Cortes, bishop of the Diocese of Dumaguete, has called on the faithful to not despair but to continue to hope in the resurrection of the Lord amidst the great suffering in the country and many parts of the world.

April 22, 2014 News

Bishop Cortes describes Christ’s resurrection as a manifestation of the victory of life, the triumph of love and the supremacy of God. While he recognizes man’s capability of “horrible cruelty and impenetrable hatred”, yet all is changed, transformed, and ends well “because the inexhaustible and infinitely creative love of God … Read the full article…