Dumaguete City is now known and claimed to be the sports tourism hub of the country. For the last few years during the administration of Mayor Felipe “Ipe” Antonio Remollo, Dumaguete City has hosted different sporting events. The latest event was the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association or CVIRAA 2019. The city will be hosting a Beach Volleyball game this April and the 20ths ASEAN University Games in 2020.
Beach Volleyball Republic 2019
The country’s top 20 teams in beach volleyball will be this April in Dumaguete for a summer edition of Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) Inc. Contrary to this, the country’s top two rivals in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP)- tentatively, the De La Salle University and Ateneo De Manila – will clash in an exhibition game also slated in April at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex.
Star Players Charo Soriano, Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, Dzi Gervacio, Bea Tan, and Alexa Micek are expected to join the Beach Volleyball Republic.
Dumaguete City – Sports Tourism Hub
This award will top all of the tourism awards we got. I always believe that sports is a great equalizer and unifier,” said Mayor Remollo.
Dumaguete was awarded as the Organizer of the Year (Government) in the Philippine Sports Tourism. Now on its second edition, the awardees were selected by a panel of judges from various sectors, including the Department of Tourism (DoT), the Philippine Sports Commission, the Philippine Olympic Committee and organizer Selrahco Management and Consultancy Services. Dumaguete was also a runner-up in the Sports Destination of the Year category, having hosted a variety of sporting events which brought in thousands of athletes and tourists.
During Mayor Felipe “Ipe” Antonio Remollo’s administration, Dumaguete City has hosted different sporting events such as Dumaguete Triathlon, Children’s Games (Batang Pinoy), the Dumaguete Dragon Boat Challenge, ASEAN University Games and the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour.
Dumaguete City not only a sports tourism hub but is in the top of the RADAR (Retirement Area Deemed as Retiree-Friendly)! The Philippine Retirement Authority named the city as the top RADAR after it’s high measures on the global lifestyle standards set by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and International Living.