Dumaguete City Heritage Month
Literatour and Exhibit
In the month of May all over the Philippines, the Heritage Month is celebrated to preserve historical artifacts, literature and arts all over the country. With the organization of Dumaguete City Tourism Office headed by Mrs. Jacqueline Veloso-Antonio (below left), a group of events were made to celebrate the occasion.
Heritage Month-Literatour and Exhibit
Inclined with the Heritage Month of Dumaguete City, with the help of Silliman University teacher and national poetry writer, Ian Rosales Casocot (above right) and his students, an event called the Literatour and Exhibit was created. The tour was held on May 6,2017 (Saturday) around Dumaguete. The tour was for free including transportation and food, however, slots were limited to 40 people only.
The tour took place starting at the Manuel L. Quezon Park where the registration took place in front of the tourism office at exactly 1:30pm. There are nine stops to where the tour was held including the Rizal Boulevard, Escano Boulevard, the old Tiempo Residence in Amigo Subdivsion, Sidlakang Negros Village, The Mother or Perpetual Church/Redemptorist Church, Jo’s Chicken Inato along Silliman Avenue, the Silliman Church and Amphitheater and the lastly the Channon Hall in Silliman Campus.
In each of the stops, the tour guides would explain the importance of the place to our literature and our culture as Dumagueteños. With short role plays and poetry reading, the culture and heritage of the place was made clearer for the tour. Water breaks and small snacks were also served during the hot summer of the event. After the long afternoon tour, around 5pm, the tour came to their terminal stop at the ever-famous Learning Center, not only in the Dumaguete and in the Philippines but also worldwide, the Silliman Hall.
At the Silliman Hall, the concluding words of wisdom by Mr. Ian Rosales Casocot were said to bid the tour to an end. At the end of the day the Litereatour and Exhibit was an educative and informative event where we consider ourselves glad to participate.