My husband and I plan to retire in Dumaguete. It is the place where I grew up, I was educated there and I like the slow pace of life. The school system is excellent too. There are major considerations we really need to pay attention to though: Safety and Security. I heard of so many negative news about the city. Fifteen years ago, anyone who is in the streets past midnight is still safe. Right now I don't think it is the same. And the numerous robbery and shootings... it scares me to even think of living there again. And the lot prices are OVER THE TOP!!! My gosh, I looked at this subdivision lot prices in Dumaguete, they are exact the same price with the residential lots here in the US. What a shame. And sad to say Dumaguete does not even provide equal job opportunities and safety. I really like to retire in Dumaguete, they say there's no place like home. I hope there will be something to be done about these concerns.