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Nestled between blue seas and green mountains, this small University Town (Land area: 33.6sqkm, Pop: 131K, 2015 census) hosts 4 universities, 6 colleges, 25 000 students, and 11 000 IT-BPM workers in 3 large companies and more than 25 mostly MSME companies. The Academe, plus government-provided training, annually produces more than 10 000 skilled workers for a variety of areas such as the IT-BPM Industry and the Tourism Industry. The availability of jobs and the low cost of living, paired with the high quality of life in Dumaguete City and
its surrounding towns, have turned it into a magnet for talent from other parts of the country and of the world. It’s a happy accident of nature that has made “quality of life” the biggest attraction of this small town that also serves as a gateway to the many tourist destinations in the area. But, it is the “City of Gentle People” that turns visitors into locators.
Contact Person: Danah Fortunato, Executive Director, ICT DGTE
2F Uymatiao Bldg., San Jose St., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Contact No.: +63-917-795-8488