Partly agree with you. I did refer to this option from my own situation, having a PH consulate in my home town. But when you have to travel over a long distance, an hotel and more not really recommended of course. More over when staying in Dumaguete during the wole period of your visit rather convenient to deal with IM there. However when roaming around and not sure when in Dumaguete again, just take it into reconsideration what is the best to do.