Hello, I am a Belgian guy who discovered this forum today. Because I'm very interested in Oriental Negros and particulary in the Dumaguete region I registered myself. Why am I interested in Dumaguete ? 4 years ago my wife and I were invited by a family member who was married to a Filipina of the region (Bacong) to Dumgaguete. During those holidays we met a young girl who wanted to study but didn't have the money. We decided to help her and since then we closed her into our hearts and of course since then we are interested in the region. This year we saved enough to visit her for her 18th birthday. So in April-May we will be in Dumaguete region. Despite we read about the killings we still hope that the majority of the people is their name "Gentle people" worthy.