I am fairly new to this site and read with great interest many of the Postings here. At the moment I live in Mactan but I find that I am no longer content to live here, mostly because of the traffic congestion and the high level of pollution caused by this traffic, also I have a new child born just two weeks ago and need to get him out of here to someplace where the air is cleaner, so I have been looking at Valencia by Dumaguete as a place to live? However I have read many negative comments regarding near by Dumaguete and forming the opinion that just maybe this is a place to avoid? My wife and I are prepared to move to anyplace for the benefit of our son but not prepared to go live like hermits in the province's where there is little of any services, Dumaguete seems to fit the bill in many ways as there is good Medical and Educational services there. I would welcome any comments from some of the more experienced Ex-pats on this site.