|Negros Oriental comprise 5,401 square kilometers of Negros Island's southeastern section, in the midpoint of the Central Visayas. Its capital, Dumaguete City, is popularly known as "The City of Gentle People!" It is a one-hour flight of 384 aerial miles south of Manila, 30 minutes from Cebu. Major passenger ships call regularly from most cities of the country.
The Supercat catamaran is the latest, fastest (2 ¼ hours) and most modern sea transportation making three round trips everyday between Cebu and Dumaguete. Additional Fast Ferries include Delta Cat, Water Jet and Sea Angels Supercats and other Fast ferries travel to other islands as well. Negros Oriental is a province of peace, hospitality, adventure, charm and beauty.
Dumaguete is reputed as a University town. Silliman University is one of the best universities in the country.
The Ethno-Anthropological Museum is housed within its campus. Silliman University itself attracts a number of foreign students and also takes pride in the Luce Auditorium, the finest performing arts auditorium outside Manila.
The Provincial Capitol Dumaguete City was built in 1924. The Provincial Capitol houses the Governor's Office and other provincial government offices. Its architecture was patterned after the Capitol in the United States of America.
The main body is Grecian, while the columns are ionic. The first Provincial Capitol was an old residential house in the waterfront area of the city and was brought by the Provincial government in 1907.
Today, the Capitol stands as a picturesque site, fronting the beautifully shaded and landscaped gardens of the Freedom Park, lined with acacia trees and flowers. Nearby are three tennis courts, the Benigno Aquino Stage, and a fountain.
Best of the Islands Travel Tips Negros Oriental.