Dumaguete - clearly overrated I know DGT for more than 10 years and live there with my wife and daughter. Why do I think this city is overrated? Here selected examples. For years it has not been possible to keep the heavy traffic out of the city center. So you sit on the boulevard and you have to inhale diesel-black exhaust from the truck traffic, which is just passing by. If you are unlucky, then it stinks at the same time on this "figurehead of the city" even stubborn for feces, which are directed into the sea. The air pollution is enormous, without respiratory protection one should not walk around in the city. Dirt and garbage are everywhere. Fire is constantly burning throughout the city, burning leaves and shrubs, as well as plastic waste and freshly cut grass. These fires often smoulder for hours and pollute the air, although this is prohibited by Philippine law (RA 9003). But obviously nobody cares. Also to accept wearing helmets while riding a motorbike. This is required since last year September. May be 15 % of the drivers just follow. Some motorbike driver use a torch when going without daylight. WOW!! The people in DGT are friendly, they say. That was once. Wherever many foreigners live or live permanently, the social climate changes into the negative. You can study it all over the world, and here it is. So, leave the city again as soon as possible. For my family, I am looking for a place to live healthier lives.