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How has Dumaguete changed in the last 10-20 years?

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  1. cabb

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    This quote below came from another thread that is about 10 years old. I'm interested in the opinions of the long term expats. I first visited Dumaguete 20 years ago and have been there 5 or 6 times since for a week or two at a time. It was the small city atmosphere that appealed to me. My wife has been there more recently, but last time I was there was 4 years ago and will be heading back this year. I'm curious what I can expect after being away for 4 years. Looking for both the good and the bad. Thanks!

     
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    Traffic :smile:
     
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    That seems to be the rule these days. My question to you would be whether that is due to the upward mobility of people living there or population influx?

    Some data I have gathered. It looks like about a 60-70% population increase over the last 30 years. Is this just the typically family having 5-7 kids or an influx of people?

    http://population.city/philippines/dumaguete/

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    In looking for population I came across this site, which might be interested if you are looking for a City directory.

    http://dumaguetecity.gov.ph/

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    Another site with demographic information.

    https://www.citypopulation.de/php/philippines-visayas-admin.php?adm2id=184610

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    In general, it seems to be growing pretty consistently at 20k every 10 years or 2k per year.
     
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    Lived here permanently for over 30 years, yes it has changed not for the better in some respects, as have the locals' & expats' attitudes toward each other.
     
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    I've noticed the opposite; their tolerance of foreigners seems to be going down (though their love of our money is going up).
     
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    Was 'bootlegger' saying the same thing ("it has changed not for the better in some respects, as have the locals' & expats' attitudes toward each other.")? Was he saying "not for the better" in respect of local/expat attitudes?

    Is this the worldwide trend of nationalism, so regularly covered by the media that it has entered the subconscious of ordinary citizens?
     
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    Traffic has become an utter nightmare first off and unlikely they will ever do anything proper to make it better. Next issue is the massive influx of people to Dumaguete some of it foreign but also a LOT from other places have moved here in the last 8 years since I first came. So many from all around Negros Oriental have moved here for work and business. Beyond that the city hasn't grown as far as business class very much in some aspects things are even worse off then 8 years ago. Dumaguete is a big enough city that it really should have a proper mall like an SM City yet we're stuck with a sh*tty fake mall called Robinson's that is a utter joke. More bland boring restaurants have popped up while quite a few good ones have gone under for one reason or another.

    As far as people go now I'd say Dumaguete isn't anywhere as friendly as it was when I first moved here to fellow locals or foreigners and I take that as a sort of protectionism feeling that some don't think others belong even if they are also Filipino. As far as the foreigner end while their have always been some really bad foreigners now with Dumaguete having so many more and being a college town even more come here to just screw around with all the young college girls or younger and as they can blend in better in a bigger population of foreigners and locals.
     
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    I am not looking that negative to it.

    For me Duma is still a place where you can have a decent living.
    But it has to be carefully not to loose it‘s charming touch that it undoubtfully has had.
     
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    Only one thing changed mainly.. they changed the name from Dumaguete to Dumaguete..
     
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    Been here 8 years now...Only thing I have seen lately is the traffic has been very heavy at times especially around 4-5-6-pm But other wise I am happy here and the people are still very friendly and nice...
     
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