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If there is one thing all tourist locations have in common, that is shopping and souvenir hunting. Well, Dumaguete is no different than any other popular tourist destination in the Philippines; there is shopping galore here from local treasures to the standard t-shirts, posters, caps and the like.

Dumaguete has all options a mid-sized town for a convenient lifestyle. Residents find all they need from new and second hand cars and vehicles to several computer-shops and several appliance-centers.


Perdices Street, Dumaguete City

The word “handumanan” is a local Visayan word which if translated to English, would simply mean “remembrance”.

True to its name, Handumanan is a small souvenir shop that is located right along the main city street. Here you can find a charming variety of Filipino products brought in from all over the Philippines. Most are handmade from indigenous materials and make for unique gifts or personal mementos.Handumanan is truly a showcase of all things Filipino.

Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage

Poblacion Bacong, Negros Oriental

More popularly known for its acronym NOAH, this factory/specialty store does magic in the stone craft business turning natural components into beautiful works of art.

Its products include jewelry boxes in all shapes and sizes, picture frames, paper weights and desk clocks. Because of the distinct characteristic of its merchandise NOAH has been internationally recognized as well and has actively contributed to the export industry in the last five years.

Filipiñana Shop

The Filipiñana Shop in Dumaguete is a shopping place whether you just need a present for the loved ones or you need to dress up for a traditional wedding or event. The Filipiñana Shop in Dumaguete is specialized on the traditional Barong Tagalog.
Another department of Filipinana what should not be missed are the accessories for each occasion and wallet. Shiny necklacess and bracelets will have your friends attention on each party.

Orient Gifts

San Jose Street, Dumaguete City

Having a flea market kind of feel, Orient Gifts is technically a cooperative made up of seven enterprising members whose products range from the classic native handbag to the more quirky items such as coconut shell candleholders and capiz lanterns.

The shop is generally well organized and tidy despite the wide selection of goods as each member is designated to his own space. One section is devoted entirely to antiques specializing in intricate carvings while another, exclusively sells freshwater pearls and other personal accessories.


EJ Blanco Drive, Dumaguete City

Handpicked is a gallery of precious handmade items that are sure to delight any homemaker’s heart. It includes kitchen and dining essentials like ceramic plate sets, hand woven place mats and pretty embroidered table napkins. Beaded throws and abaca rugs that would transform an ordinary room into a designer’s den are other interesting accent pieces that this shop provides.

Handpicked is also known for its superior quality wooden furniture and one of a kind home decors which are imported from Thailand and China. So if you’re searching for that conversation piece which would be perfect for your living room, you have come to the right place.

Country Accents

San Jose Street, Dumaguete City

Just about two years old, Country Accents is still classified as a newbie in the retail business. It started relatively small, utilizing only a tiny section of the owner’s garage for its store space. Today, it has moved out to a bigger area in the city’s commercial district – impressively signifying its recognition and success.

Country Accents basically sells home décor and gift items. Its selling point would definitely be the distinct country design that is instantly recognizable in its merchandise giving it such an irresistible charm.

Arte de Negros

Valencia, Negros Oriental

The pieces sold at Arte de Negros always stand out among the rest during trade shows and exhibits. This is so because its workmanship is original and very creative, converting ordinary pieces of wood into functional forms. Furniture items are a blend of traditional and contemporary and often made from old wood combined with natural materials like capiz and sinamay. In other pieces, wrought iron painted in black is incorporated, lending a stunning statement to its total design.

Arte de Negros is likewise known for its lighting fixtures (pendant lamps made of colored glass, standing lamps made from real tree trunks, wrought iron chandeliers) that you can either buy ready to install or custom made to your specifications.


Bantayan, Dumaguete City

Hikaban products are always a hit in bazaars simply because they are always useful and very reasonably priced. The most popular ones are colorful hand bags made from dyed raffia with a wallet to match, raffia book covers, coasters and placemats and cell phone cases (for your T-Mobile Samsung phones, iPhones, and more!). Their products are also great for giveaways and presents.

Hikaban not only designs, sources their materials, and creates their own merchandise but accepts custom orders as well. It also offers items at retail and wholesale prices. So for the budding entrepreneur, it could be a playground of opportunities especially for one who has a creative knack in designing.

Baro Veterinary Clinic & Pet Supply
Supplier of Dog and Petfood

Orchids Daro Highway
Northroad – Dumaguete City
Landline : (035) 422-0596 (clinic), (035) 419-8745 (home)
Cell: 0920-231 2825, 0930-401 0367 (Doc Fritzie), 0921-6320 636 (Doc Diana)
email: lyndonbaro_23@yahoo.com , dianne_baro06@yahoo.com

ACELOGIC – Computer Solutions
Products & Services: Computer Desktops & Notebooks, Networking Products, CCTV Surveillance Systems, Digital & Video Cameras, Point of Sale Systems, Multimedia Projectors, Fax Machines, Security Systems, Computer Repair & Maintenance.
Corner Dr. V. Locsin St. and Sta. Catalina St.
Dumaguete City
Landline: 2262880, 4226277, 4229478
Email: carlo@acelogic.biz

Car Rental, near the airport. Arrive in Dumaguete and get your rental car right away. Dealer of 4WD, SUV and used quality cars.

Dumaguete North Road,
Airport Area Sibulan,
Negros Oriental
Tel: (035) 2261 420 – (035) 4225 068
Fax:(035) 4228 271
Cell: 0920 – 952 3050, 0917- 700 5772
Email: grsdgte@yahoo.com

Golden Rule Store (GRS)
General consteruction and hardware supplies in the heart of Dumaguete City.

Ma. Cristina Street
Negros Oriental
Tel: (035) 225 4392 – (035) 422 8271
Fax:(035) 4228 271
Cell: 0920 – 952 3050, 0917- 700 5772
Email: grsdgte@yahoo.com

The great thing about shopping in Dumaguete is that you can boost your collections all in one little area. For example you can get a nice Dumaguete City t-shirt then also collect an Apo Island one as well as a Bias dolphin and whale watching t-shirt not to mention the mysterious island of Siquijor.

One can’t come to Dumaguete and get so close to this infamous island without experiencing the fascinating culture of this great tourist destination. Siquijor has a rich and diverse culture that is un-matched in the Philippines. Not to mention the great beach resorts as well as other sights and sounds which makes this place unique amongst the islands.

Then there is the shopping in the famous Malapatay market. There are deals to be made there where you can find some great local arts and crafts as well as all your other souvenir items at rock bottom bargain prices.

Malapatay is about 20 to 30 min from Dumaguete and a quick ride away. Along the way you can stop in Dauin and experience yet another great place for some unique items only available in this small beach town.

Shopping in Dumaguete is a great experience for anyone looking to find those great gifts to bring back home to friends and family. The local term is ‘pasalubong’ and no vacation is complete unless you can bring back a small flavor of where you have visited to share with people once you return home.

Things are only looking to get better as well. Soon Dumaguete Robinsons will open which will take shopping here in Negros Oriental to the next level. Look for a unique mall experience as the local traditions and people leave their mark on everything and make shopping in Dumaguete along with all other activities in this part of the Philippines fun, exciting and very memorable.

Don’t forget to check out along with the shopping sites listed on this page but also check out the Dumaguete Info forum where the most current and up to date information always is. You can’t go wrong with the experience and friendly atmosphere which the Dumaguete Info forum shares with all its visitors.