Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo lauded all the stakeholders for their contribution in making this City of Gentle People the ideal place for foreign and balikbayan retirees to spend their golden years in comfort

The Philippine Retirement Authority, which is under the Department of Tourism, noted that Dumaguete City ranks highly in almost all the indec criteria as the best place to retire. It noted that based on United Nations and the World Health Organization standards, Dumaguete City provides adequate and affordable food, modern and affordable medical facilities and services, secure housing, thriving leisure and entertainment venues and choices, infrastructure is adequate based on Western standards and reasonable cost in transportation.

The city is relatively safe place and security is visible almost anywhere and drivers are generally law abiding and courteous and serious accidents are rare.