Dumaguete named sports tourism hub.
The City of Dumaguete was named Organizer of the Year (Government Sector) in the recent Philippine Sports Tourism Award at Savoy Hotel Manila.
Now on its second edition, the awardees were selected by a panel of judges from various sectors, including the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee and organizer Selrahco Management and Consultancy Services.
It was also runner-up in the Sports Destination of the Year category.
Last year, the city hosted the Dumaguete Triathlon, Children's Games, the Dumaguete Dragon Boat Challenge and the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour, in line with its 70th charter anniversary.
The Philippine University Games has also made the city their default venue.
"This award will top off all the tourism awards we got. I always believe that sports is a great equalizer and unifier," said Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo.
In photo are Mayor Remollo (center), along with the city officials and department heads, receiving the Philippine Sports Tourism Award with DOT Central Visayas regional director Shalimar Hoffer Tamano.