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International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visits Dumaguete

From December 03, 2013 to December 05, 2013 the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit Dumaguete

International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

History of International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young seers who saw Our Lady each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal.

On October 13, 1947, in the presence of some 150,000 pilgrims, the statue was blessed by the Bishop of Leiria at Fatima, Portugal to be the pilgrim, the traveler.

Sent out to bring the Message of Fatima to the world, the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue has traveled the world many times, visiting more than 100 countries, including Russia and Red China, bringing the great message of hope, “the peace plan from heaven,” to millions of people. Many miracles and signal graces are reported wherever the statue travels including shedding tears many times.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

Itinerary for Dumaguete

December 03, 2013 Arrival

7:00AM – Carmelite Monastery
9:00AM – St. Paul University (SPUD)
1:00PM – Negros Oriental State University (NORSU)
5:00PM – Redemtionist Parish (overnight stay)

December 04, 2013

7:00AM – Cathedral Parish
1:00PM – St. Louis School – Don Bosco (SLS-DB)
5:00PM – Mary Immaculate Parish (overnight stay)

December 05, 2013

5:00AM – Cathedral Church (overnight stay)

December 06, 2013 – Departure

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Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima’s last visit in the Philippines was 2012, when she visited Luzon.

Sandurot Dancesport-competition 2013

Sandurot Dance Sport Competition 2013

Due to heavy rain late afternoon, the Dance Sport Competition 2013 started with a delay of 90 minutes, a very wise decision of the organizers. The participants need for their steps a dry stage to make sure that nobody slips and ruins their performance, or even worse, getting injured. Five participating pairs were judged in Cha Cha, Chive and Rumba.

Sandurot Fiestival Dancesport-competition

Sandurot Fiestival Dancesport-competition

Pictures of the Dance Sport Competition 2013

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As it is a competition, there need to be winners. However, for us all participants were winner. Nowadays Dance Sport is not necessarily in the focus of the young generation; therefore it was great to watch this event and the enthusiasm for dance sport of all five pairs.

Sandurot Dancesport-competition 2013

Sandurot Dancesport-competition 2013

 

Sandurot Festival Dumaguete

Sandurot Festival 2013 – Dumaguete City Fiesta – Schedule of Events

Dumaguete City is getting ready for its 65th charter day. Only a few weeks after celebrating Buglasan, the Dumaguete Fiesta will once again attract visitors from all over Negros and the Philippines to celebrate the Sandurot Festival 2013. From November 16 – 25, 2013 countless celebrations, events, contests and parades will be held all over Dumaguete City. Theme for this year’s 65th Charter Day celebrations in Dumaguete City is:

Embracing The Global Culture, Enriching Local Tradition

Sandurot Festival – 65th Charter day Anniversary – Dumaguete City Fiesta  2013

Sandurot Festival Dumaguete

Sandurot Festival Dumaguete

Schedule of Events

November 16 2013

5:00am Sandurot Fun Run by City Government Officials, Employees. Tourism Stakeholders, led by Ike Villaflores  – Start: ILD Signage, Rizal Boulevard.

7:00am Zumba & Healthy Dancing Session led by Romero Pinero  – Quezon Park.

7:30am Interfaith Ecumenical Service led by Henry Zerna – Quezon Park.

7:45am Painitan sa Parke led by Henry Zerna – Quezon Park.

8:30am Opening of the Sandurot Trade Fair led by Jojo Fortin – Quezon Park.

9:00am Opening of the 3-day Sandurot Inter-Barangay Livelihood Booth Competition/ Farm Family Congress – Led by William Ablong/ABC – Quezon Park Southern Area

9:30am Opening of the Sandurot Garden Show led by William Ablong – Quezon Park.

5:00pm Sandurot Fun Ride led by Ike Villaflores – Rizal Boulevard.

6:00pm Opening Of the 10-day Sandurot Food Fest with SMB Live Band led By Anne Zerna – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

8:00pm Presentation & Talent Night of Miss Dumaguete 2013 led by Woodrow C. Maquiling Jr. – Quizon Park Kiwanis Stage.

Dumaguete Fiesta Schedule of Events

November 17, 2013  

6:00am Sandurot Birik Birik Fishing Competition led by Mike Alano – Rizal Boulevard Waterfornt.

6:00am Healthy Dancing Marathon led by Romeo Pinero – ILD Signage @ Rizal Boulevard.

8:00am Sandurot Frisbee Competition & Sandurot Sport Day Clinic led by Ike Villaflores – Silliman Ballfield

8:00am Sandurot Street Soccer Fest led by Ike Villflores – Rizal Boulevard

9:00am Social Welfare Day  led by  CSWD – Quezon Park

1:00pm Sandurot Dog Show / Rice is Life Cook fest led by Dr. Socoro/FU – Robinson Place Al Fresco

7:00pm Sky Night: Pop Dance Competition led by GTD – Quezon Park Kiwanis

9:00pm SMB Live band  – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

Dumaguete Sandurot Festival queen and king

Dumaguete Sandurot Festival queen and king

November 18, 2013

7:00pm Sandurot Singing Idol Competition led by Jun Claros – Quezon Park Kiwanis Stage

9:00pm SMB Live Band – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

November 19, 2013

5:00pm Sandurot  Regional Dance Sport Competition led by Julio Lacson – Quezon Park Kiwanis Stage

9:00pm SMB Live Band – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

November 20, 2013

7:00pm Sandurot Inter- School Folkdance competition led by Angelo Sayson – Quezon Park Kawanis

9:00pm SMB Live Band – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

November 21, 2013

7:00pm Atong Kabilin-Harana Sing & Dance Contest led by Jessica Layumas – Quezon Park

9:00pm SMB Live Band – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

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Dumaguete charter day sandurot feistival

 

 

November 22, 2013

8:00pm Miss Dumaguete Pageant Night led by Woodrow C. Maquiling Jr. – Negros Oriental Convention Center

9:00pm SMB Live Band – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

November 23, 2013

6:00am Sandurot Dualthlon led by Ike Villaflores – Start:ILD Singage, Rizal Boulevard.

4:00pm Sandurot Street Dancing led by DepEd – Start: Robinson Place GoHotel Area

6:00pm Sandurot Showdown Competition led by GTD in ILD Signage, Rizal Boulevard.

9:00pm Globe Night StreetParty – ILD Signage, Rizal Boulevard

9:00pm SMB Live Band – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

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Sanduro-Festival-Dumaguete

November 24, 2013

8:00am Charter Day Thanksgiving Mass led by Mae Buenavista – Quezon Park.

9:00am Sandurot Grand Halad Pasalamat sa Dumaguetenos: Medical Mission and Health & Wellness Day led by GTD in Quezon Park.

3:00pm Charter Day Celebration Grand City-wide Parade led by Hon. Sayson – Start: Queazon Park/End: Boulevard.

6:00pm Earth Day Jam featuring National Music Celebrities led by Lou Bonevie – Robinson Main Atrium.

8:00pm ABS-CBN Kapamilya Caravan led by ABS-CBN – Quzon Park Kiwanis Stage

9:00pm Smart Kumbira sa Boulevard led by Roy Bustillo – Rizal Boulevard

November 25, 2013

6:00am Sandurot GUD Motorized Banca Race led by GUD – Rizal Boulevard waterfront

8:00am Fiesta Day Thanksgiving Mass led by PPC in Cathedral Church

5:00pm Outstanding Dumaguetenon Awards led by William Ablong in Hotel Essencia.

8:00pm GMA Night – Quezon Park Kiwanis Satge

9:00pm SMB Live Band – Rizal Boulevard (Shakey’s Area)

Happy Fiesta Dumaguete

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Sandurot-Festival-2013

Schedule of Events for the Sandurot Festival and the Dumaguete City Fiesta 2013 may change without prior notice

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Don Moen – Live in Dumaguete

Friends of Christian Music should mark November 11th in their calendar. Don Moen will present some of his big hits as well as new songs in the Macias Sports Complex. The Philippines are a fixed venue on the busy tour-calendar of Don Moen. In 2012 he visited Manila, Bohol and Butuan for three concerts.don-moen-live

Don Moen 2013 – Philippines Tour

In 2013 Don Moen is touring again all over South East Asia. Right now he is in Indonesia, before he comes to the Philippines via one Show in Singapore. The Philippine leg of his tour includes 4 gigs:

November 09, 2013 – Dipolog Sports Center – 8:00 pm

November 10, 2013 – Davao – SMX Convention Center – 8:00 pm

November 11, 2013 – Dumaguete City – Macias Sports Complex – 8:00 pm

November 12, 2013 – General Santos – Lagao Gym – 8:00 pm

After this shows he travels for one concert to Addis Abbeba before moving on to Europe to finish his touring for 2013 in Rotterdam.

For all who are not into Christian Music, here a short summary of his musical career .

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Who is Don Moen

Donald James “Don” Moen (born June 29, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.

Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for ten years. He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992. His music has total global sales of over five million units.

Moen worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as creative director and president of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an executive producer of Integrity Music albums. He left Integrity Media in 2008 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company. The Don Moen Company acquired MediaComplete, the church software company that created MediaShout. Moen became a radio host for Don Moen & Friends in 2009. Moen received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God with Us in addition to amassing nine nominations for his songs. Moen is also a prolific songwriter, having worked with Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others. He has also worked with talented musicians, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Paul Jackson, Jr., Lenny LeBlanc and Chris Graham. His name is associated with some of the most well-known songs in Contemporary Christian Music. Source

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Ticket Prices for Don Moen in Dumaguete:

Limited VIP P2.000

Middle, Gold Seats P1.000

Blue Seats Upper Box P750

General Admission P500

Even though some might not be into Christian Music, Don Moen is a wonderful musician, and surely everybody who live some silent tunes will enjoy this concert.

Dumaguete Project Santa Thursday Club at Provincial Hospital 2012

Christmas for the Kids at Provincial Hospital

Some folks organize traditionally some special Christmas for the children, which are admitted to Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete at Christmas. The guys and girls will meet on 23rd of December downtown at Casablanca Restaurant and go to the Hospital together.

Dumaguete Project Santa Thursday Club at Provincial Hospital 2012

Dumaguete Project Santa Thursday Club at Provincial Hospital 2012

As we couldn’t write it better, below the original post as a quote:

Project Santa 13

Have you noticed how quickly the time flies by ? Yep, me too. Every year seems to disappear a bit quicker than the one before. It seems like only yesterday that we were scrabbling around, ticking off lists, packing bags, and testing cuddly toys for the surprise visit of Santa to the children in the Provincial Hospital at Christmas. But the clock never stands still and here we are again almost halfway through the “ber” months. Two months from today will be Christmas Eve, so it’s time to kick-start Project Santa 13. Last year we provided gift bags for 150 children, from new born and premature babies to 11 years old, and we just about made the mark in quantity. So this year we will provide for 200 children. At just 200 pesos per child the Christmas fund will need 40,000 pesos. The largest group is the walking age to 5, so the breakdown of gift bags will possibly be as follows:-

New babies to pre-walking – 50 bags.
Walking to 5/6 ish unisex – 70 bags.
5/6 to 11 ish girls – 40 bags.
5/6 to 11 ish boys – 40 bags. Total 200 bags.

The age groups of those in there can never be accurately predicted as there are constant admissions and departures. So the increased quantity of gift bags for the 5/6/7 years old age bracket gives us a grey area where the child could get a gift bag from any of the categories other than new babies. All of the bags contain hygiene products with variations according to age and sex, plus games, books, colouring books, pens, yo-yo’s, dolls, cars, things that bounce and things that don’t, plus all new babies and unisex to 5/6 also have a safe cuddly toy.

I risk repeating myself here from last year, but I make no apologies for that. The children that are in there at Christmas are from the poorest and most marginalised sections of society. Most know what Christmas is, but none of them have experienced the indulgences that we take for granted in the western world. They’re sick, they’re in a strange environment, they’re in pain and they’re frightened. Some of them, sadly, may not have another Christmas. For them it’s just another day amongst the 365, and our object is to change that. It only takes an hour to hand out the gifts, but the look of surprise and excitement from the kids makes it a truly magical hour.

I’d like to emphasise, so that there can be no misinterpretation, that this is a notice of intent, simply an announcement of what we plan, and is in no way a solicitation for donations. Any help is gratefully received, but that is a matter for each individuals conscience and generosity. We kick-off today with 5000 in the pot. Come what may, I guarantee that the 40k will be there.

One hour. Free
One gift bag. 200 pesos.
One smile from a sick child. Priceless.

While surely everybody is busy to feast at the companies Christmas parties, family gatherings and so on, any kind of support is appreciated.

Just be a part of it to create a smile like on the picture below.

Project Santa 2012 Dumaguete

The Happy Santa’s Helper..

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The Preparation

Roger Standley Thursday Club Shopping

Roger Standley Thursday Club Shopping

The whole event does not take much longer than 1 – 2 hours. If you have any questions, want to share some of your precious time, or even have 200 Peso left to give one of those poor children a very special day, just get in touch with us via the contact form.

Check out this video with more pictures of Project Santa:

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Buglasan 2013 Preparation

Whole Negros Oriental almost can’t await the Opening of Buglasan 2013 starts on Friday. We already paid a visit today and took some pictures of those, who are not in the spotlight, not the big TV celebrities, no beauty queens and no VIPs.

Buglasan preparation

Buglasan preparation Work

Many helping hands and hard work is needed to get all booths build, just to entertain us, the guests of Buglasan 2013. (click here to get to the schedule of the Festival)


A big thank you to all, who work in the background and never get the applause and honor they would deserve.

Busy City of Dumaguete, and the Kids need Love

While People Busy Buying their Food, having fun, some kids are just hungry, lonely and needs cares..

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kid-sidewalk-in-Dumaguete,Busy City, Hungry Street Kids

with busy Dumaguete Street, there are kids also asking for help,food attention and love….

Buglasan 2013 – Negros Oriental

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When the whole region getting into party-mood, it must be the time of Buglasan 2013. The “Festival of Festivals” puts Dumaguete and Negros Oriental into a “state of exception” for two weeks. Hundred thousands of visitors from all over the province, neighboring Islands and from all over the Philippines marked their calendar to visit Dumaguete and enjoy the activities of Buglasan 2013.

Buglasan-2012-1-600x400 Buglasan 2013 will be celebrated from 11th – 20th of October


The festival kicks off with a civic parade through the streets of Dumaguete on Friday 11th at 2pm. The assembly will be in Quezon Park. Participants coming from all different fields. TV stations, local businesses, schools, government units, artists and many more will parade via Colon and Real street to Negros Oriental High School. The Viewing Stand will be also located in this area. The same day will be a ecumenical service followed by the Buglasan Opening Salvo. Buglasan-Negros-Oriental-2013 Roel Degamo, the provincial Governor of Negros Oriental will declare the Buglasan 2013 festival officially opened at the Sidlakan Negros Village at 6 pm the following day (Oct 12th)

Highlights of Buglasan 2013

Like each year, there are many competition. The Highlight of Buglasan 2013 is surely the Final Parade with all participants of the Street-Dance competition and Mr & Mrs. Buglasan 2013. And for all who can’t wait or never were in Negros during the Festival of Festivals here some archived pictures of the Buglasan Festival of last years.

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If you plan to visit Negros Oriental and Dumaguete for the Buglasan 2013 Festival, you better book your Hotel now, many are already fully booked.

See you all in Dumaguete

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Dumaguete Student Universe Job Fair

StudentUniverse – Job Fair

On September 15th you have the chance to become part of the StudentUniverse Team. The biggest student-travel network of the US holds a Job-Fair at Bethel Guesthouse. If you are have a college degree or at least 6 month experience in a call-center, you are qualified to become a Sales & Travel consultant.

Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal) are of course a prerequisite. Having great customer service and sales skills is another advantage when you apply for this job.

Dumaguete Student Universe Job Fair

Dumaguete Student Universe Job Fair

Who is StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse is the largest student deals agency in the U.S. The company was founded as a student travel agency and launched their service in 2000. As a technology company that loves clean, easy-to-use, efficient services, StudentUniverse provides students all over the world with exclusive deals.

StudentUniverse is a large network of engaged users that get access to unique experiences. It’s all about students on the go. It’s about getting the most out of your time in school. Millions of students use the website site every year and find the best possible deals.