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Rizal in Dumaguete

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‘Rizal was here’ marker in Dumaguete plaza

Dr. Jose Rizal’s exile in Dapitan came to an end when he was permitted to serve as surgeon of the Spanish armed forces in Cuba. Leaving Dapitan City for Manila on board the steamer España on July 31, 1896, with Josephine Bracken, sister Narcisa and others, España temporarily stopped by Dumaguete at sunrise on August 1, 1896. There he met with the governor of Negros Oriental Emilio Regal and his former classmate Faustino Herrero Regidor.

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In the afternoon of the same day, Rizal performed eye operation for the kapitan ng konstabularya of the province. At 10 PM of the same day, Rizal left Dumaguete on board the same ship. (Reference: National Historical Institute).

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Rizal’s Ultimo Adios in English, Spanish and Visayan

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I wonder which zone of the Rizal Boulevard now did the steamer España exactly docked on August 1, 1896

 

Silliman School Bus

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Rofat’s et al

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A carinderia spotted in Dumaguete has variation of its name written in its sponsored signages. What we have here presumably are exemplifications of name mispronunciation and misinterpretation of penmanship. My guess is that the correct name is Rofat and San Miguel got it right on its signage –  ROFAT’S EATERY. Meanwhile, the Coca-Cola agent must have heard it as Ropat due to mispronunciation of f, hence its ad signage for the eatery has the big bold ROPAT’S on it. On the other hand, Cobra agent probably wrote Rofat correctly on paper but the guy who painted the sign mistook the f as t, hence ROTAT’S EATERY. Who cares, these agents might have thought, as long as Coca-Cola or San Miguel or Cobra brands are explicit and unmistakable.

      

Typography: Rolling Ice Cream

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It's special because D' MORE U EAT, D' MORE U LIKE

Afterthoughts

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Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

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Mega Tricycles

The spacious split windshield good looking tricycles of Dumaguete.

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Plaza Kodaker

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In Dumaguete City plaza, whether it’s inday’s day off,  or lovers date, or friends or family hanging out after mass, moments can still be captured in an old school way, as one can see men with some photographic equipment roaming around the plaza for an on-call portrait shoot.

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Superior than selfie

These ambulant kodakers have contributed in the masses keepsakes – plaza photographs stored in those old school photo albums.

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One-man enterprise

Crab Trap

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Rocks tied to the bamboo trap to keep it submerged

If one walks further left of Dumaguete pier while facing the bay, one can see several giant crab traps being left to park or dry by the roadside.

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On this side of the bay at low tide, locals are also seen gathering sea urchins and aninikad.

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In Her Element

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Dumaguete pier in her element in the morning as seen in my run. I’m in my element when I run.

Split Windshield Trikes

Dumaguete tricycles are spacious have split windshield.

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