NEGROS ORIENTAL | Historical Sites

Negros Oriental is Oriental Negros
Dumaguete Bell Fry
Silliman Hall
St Paul Dumaguete

Church of St. Augustine of Hippo & Pipe Organ BACONG

Built in 1866 , Bacong church is located by the sea featuring the oldest existing main altar reputed to be the province's oldest; its pipe organ from Zaragosa, Spain was installed in 1894 through the efforts of the first parish priest, Rev. Joaquin Soriano.


The belfry, reputed to be Oriental Negros' tallest with winding steps to the top, was used as a look-out point for seafaring pirates who used to attack the village.


Dumaguete Bell Fry DUMAGUETE CITY

Erected in 1811 as belltower of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria and watchtower to forewarn townsfolks of impending attacks of marauders.


Restored in 1985 and skirted with a garden 10 years later, the belfry has become the city's most popular architectural land mark.


Dumaguete City HallDUMAGUETE CITY

Built in 1907 to house the offices of the mayor, vice mayor, Sangguniang Panglunsod and its session hall and various other government units.


Fronting the old main entrance is Quezon Park that features monuments and a newly expanded children's playground.


A threesided pillar soars above a viewing deck on the Sagbang hilltop where Filipino, American and Japanese soldiers clashed in a fierce encounter during WWII in Negros Oriental . Unveiled on April 2, 1977 by veterans and descendants of the war casualties, the shrine overlooks the panoramic sprawl of Dumaguete City, Sibulan and Bacong towns and the neighboring islands of Cebu and Siquijor.

Looc Memorial Shrine SIBULAN

Marks the site of the first encounter of WWII in Oriental Negros, on October 11, 1942 when independent partisan guerillagroups joined forces. The Sibulan municipal government commemorates this event yearly with a re-enactment.


The Rizal Boulevard DUMAGUETE CITY

Dumaguete's most popular promenade and sunrise jogging track for health buffs.It is said that the boat carrying Dr. Jose Rizal docked within these shoreline, and Rizal is believed to had a nice afternoon coffee with the locals before departing for Dapitan where he was exiled. Thus, the boulevard was named in his memory.


Siliman University DUMAGUETE CITY

Founded in 1901 and covers 35 hectares adjacent to downtown Dumaguete, declared a bird sanctuary, noted for its olden trees, cottage residences and major buildings such as Guy Hall, Channon Hall, Oriental and Occidental Halls which Japanese occupation forces used for administrative and penal activities.



Originally a New York theatre building, reassembled in Dumaguete in 1903 to cradle the fledgling Silliman Institute founded in 1901, the first Protestant university in the country. The structure is architecturally distinctive as early Americana. It now houses the Assembly Hall on the ground floor and the Silliman University (SU) Ethno-Anthro Museum on the second floor.


Spanish Fortress AYUNGON

Remains of a Spanish fortification on the shoreline of Tampocon II


St. Paul University DUMAGUETE CITY

Established in 1904 and known as the first St. Paul de Chartres Institution in the Philippines. A marker on Rizal Boulevard commemorates the landing of the seven Belgian nuns who founded the school in the old parish convent beside the Cathedral.

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