Dumaguete is sports organizer of the year


Dumaguete City was named as the 2018 Philippine Sports Tourism Government Organizer of the Year in the recent Philippine Sports Tourism Award (PSTA) held at Resorts World Manila.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo received the award together with Councilor Michael Bandal, Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno Depositario, City Sports Coordinator Ike Xavier Villaflores and Katherine Therese Aguilar.

Among those who presented the award were PSTA founder Charles Lim, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr., and Plan Bravo-Primetime Group Inc. managing director Pauland Dumlao. (

Despite their moniker as the City of Gentle People, the PSTA said the city cooperates in various government-led sports events all year round.

The PSTA was organized by Cebu-based Selrahco Management in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Primetime Group, and Philippine Sports Commission.