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Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice
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"Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines" Addresses Climate Change and Accountability ...
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State programs must consider climate change
Legarda urges more aggressive adaptation to climate change
DSWD calls for people-centered measures to address climate change effects
A system of Atlantic Ocean currents that regulates global weather is at its feeblest in 1,600 years, weakened partly by climate change, said researchers Wednesday, warning of trouble ahead. Two studies in the journal Nature concluded the system, dubbed the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation ...
A human rights agency in the Philippines has held its first public hearings in a test case of corporate responsibility for climate change that could open the door to a flood of litigation in Asia — or become a damp squib. Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement and a ...
ADB tackles technology, climate change impact ... Loans the ADB has provided to the Philippines reached a record-high $1.08 billion last year, majority of which went to infrastructure-related activities especially in ... “We hope to sustain and even surpass this level of assistance to the Philippines.
A local power-generating company has focused on growing its resources to further its goal of providing clean energy to Filipinos. In an episode of ANC's Green Living, First Gen Corp featured its use of renewable energy, instead of traditional coal, to generate electricity. A subsidiary of the First Philippine ...
The result of the study has been a joint report titled “A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific. ... tropical cyclones in Asia and the Pacific by 2085 include a 17-58 percent increase in direct-housing damage in the Philippines if no adaptive measures are taken.
THE climate change pact would be a farce, if big and industrialized countries ... the Paris agreement on climate change was ratified by the Philippines.
AS a lead author for the 2013 and 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which he shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with ...
by think tank German Watch, placed the Philippines at fifth among countries most affected by climate change from 1997 to 2016. It was released also ...
The region-wide database on disaster risk management would allow sharing of information on mitigating the effects of climate change and guarantees ...
“We are showing that global warming, climate change and particularly greenhouse gases—carbon dioxide—can have an impact on the nutrient ...
By Associated Press. VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with some of the world's oil executives next week, likely to give them another moral ...
“Addressing climate change is a big priority for Starbucks. ... country, the Philippines remains one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change.
By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz. The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has initiated a training for academic practitioners in higher education institutions ...
By Freddie G. Lazaro. Laoag City, Ilocos Norte – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 1 has allocated P70.7 million ...
Tourism
Troubled paradise. Tourists get off a speedboat onto Maya Bay, on the southern Thai island of Koh Phi Phi. Across the region, Southeast Asia's once-pristine beaches including Boracay in the Philippines are reeling from decades of unchecked tourism as governments scramble to confront trash-filled ...
Almost two years into his presidency, Duterte's pivot to China is showing some signs of economic payoff, particularly in tourism and investment. Even so, the country continues to ... The number of Chinese tourists to the Philippines doubled to almost 1 million in 2017 from 2015. South Korea remains the ...
In a statement, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo advised the public choosing tour agencies to be “WISE,” an acronym that stands for the four pointers that ... The travel agency's service vehicle from Manila to Bicol was inconvenient, carried other passengers, made unnecessary stops, and failed to arrive on ...
(PIA) -- Chants, the rhythm of the gongs, and music echo throughout the Bontoc valley as old, young, locals, and tourists gather to celebrate culture, partake food, and share experiences in the annual Lang-ay Festival of Mountain Province. This year's Lang-ay Festival, with the theme “Keeping the ...
"You've seen what has happened in the last two years with the warming of relations between the Philippines and China," Ayala Land CEO Bobby Dy told reporters in February. "We see it in office takeups from offshore gaming companies ... and also in the tourism numbers. We're also seeing a lot of ...
Almost two years into his presidency, Mr Duterte's pivot to China is showing some signs of economic payoff, particularly in tourism and investment. Even so, the country continues ... The number of Chinese tourists to the Philippines doubled to almost 1 million in 2017 from 2015. South Korea remains the ...
“The rest will be for hotels, recreational facilities, a theme park, restaurants and other tourism related facilities. Gaming is only 7.5 percent.” GEG executives have met with the Philippines President in December 2017, when the company announced they were moving forward with plans to develop the ...
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Wednesday (April 11) shelved a plan by Macau's Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd to build a US$500 million (S$654 million) integrated ... The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for Boracay to four months from six, the tourism minister said.
It may be difficult to imagine the party island of Boracay with fewer tourists, but that's exactly what the Philippine government said it wants to do. In an interview yesterday with ANC's Headstart, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo said the government plans to set a limit on the number of ...
The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. It is an attached unit of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The PIA works with the Office of the President, National Government Agencies, and other ...
A Tourism Promotions Board official confirmed Madrid Fusion Manila 2018 is really pushing through in September. At the launch of Buhay Carindera Wednesday, Marketing and Promotions Deputy Chief Operating Officer Maricon Ebron confirmed with GMA News Online that Madrid Fusion Manila will be ...
MANILA (April 12): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was full of praise for Beijing and even declared his love for Chinese President Xi Jinping as he embarked on his third visit to China this week to ... The number of Chinese tourists to the Philippines doubled to almost 1 million in 2017 from 2015.
The group has already announced a slate investment commitments, including a new casino resort at Quezon City north of Metro Manila, and reiterated in its annual results published earlier this month, plans for a tourism resort near Incheon in South Korea. Bloomberry Resorts has also expressed ...
The City Tourism Office recorded a total of 2,009,879 tourists last year, which increased from 1,716,224 tourists recorded in 2016. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the government will bid out operations and maintenance improvement of Davao airport to upgrade the airport aimed at making ...
A total of 986,447 Chinese visited the Philippines last year. Based on DOT-6 data, the Chinese are the second biggest foreign visitors in Western Visayas. With 386,021 tourist arrivals last year, the Chinese accounted for 33.27 percent of the region's total market. The Chinese are behind the South ...
Erwan Heussaff (right)is the content creator of “Buhay Carinderia.” Also in the photo are Linda Legaspi of Marylindbert International and Cesar Montano, chief operating officer of the Department of Tourism's Tourism Promotions Board. ABS-CBN News. MANILA – Expect the humble carinderia to be in the ...
The activities were held in partnership with the offices of the Provincial Agriculture and Information and Tourism, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Education (DepEd), non-government organizations, ...
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – The city government is anticipating a boost in tourist arrivals in Puerto Princesa City with the impending closure of Boracay starting April 26. Michie Meneses, City Tourism Office (CTO) promotion and marketing division chief, said they are expecting the city's current ...
The Philippines announced on April 5 that the island of Boracay, a popular tourist destination known for its bright blue water and white sand beaches, would be closed to tourists for six months due to sustained environmental damage. The closure is in large part due to infrastructure problems and a sewer ...
But they have made a very pretty village there, but they're still under threat,” Luna said at the Trashing Paradise “Trashing Paradise: Philippine Coastal Tourism, Marine Pollution, and the Law” symposium held at the University of the Philippines on Tuesday. "There are still businesses claiming their (IPs) ...
The jihadist movement under Islamic State (IS) is seen to pose sustained threat to Southeast Asia and the risk remains “high” in the Philippines, ... In particular, the report said that the tourism sector would have to manage the risks posed by increased terrorism, with the sector a highly attractive target.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The temporary closure of world-famous Boracay Island is expected to benefit Mindanao, as airlines affected by the government-ordered shutdown seek to showcase other tourism sites in the country. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), and AirAsia have canceled ...
Environmental stress, including pollution, human contact and exposure to plastics that comes with mass tourism are also major threats to reefs that are part of the draw for snorkellers and scuba-divers. Tourists visit the beach on Boracay Island, Aklan province. The Philippine tourism industry scrambled ...
A Philippine Coast Guard base worth P300 million will be also constructed in General Luna town, the home of the country's surfing capital, equipped with training facilities and patrol fast crafts to effect quick rescue and protect tourists, both foreign and domestic and even local residents from any untoward ...
Philippines Airlines plans to launch services to Delhi and Mumbai from the capital city Manila, which will enable India-based travellers seamless air connectivity to over 31 destinations in the Philippines, out the airline's hubs in Manila, Clark, Cebu and Davao, the release said. "India's tourism industry is ...
... the Philippines, April 12, 2018. 26 policewomen from various police regional offices and police support units will vie for the Miss PNP #GandaPulis 2018 crown and will serve as the goodwill ambassadress to promote the PNP's various programs and tourism in the Philippines. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali) ...
“As sovereign equals, the Philippines and China are partners in the building of the much-needed infrastructure that are building blocks and bridges of ... In Hainan, nine Chinese companies have expressed interest to explore business opportunities in the country's real estate, tourism, agriculture and ...
"India's tourism industry is expanding rapidly and we're already seeing a steady flow of leisure and business travellers flying between India and Philippines," said Ryan Uy, vice-president for sales, Philippine Airlines. "Bird Group will help PAL in successfully launching its upcoming flights to New Delhi ...
Indian travellers can now enjoy 'seamless' air connectivity to over 31 destinations in the Philippines as its national carrier Philippine Airlines has appointed Bird Travels as its general sales agent (GSA) to develop its sales distribution network in the Indian market. A GSA is a sales representative for an ...
Spending on travel and tourism contributed $136 billion to the region's GDP in 2017, a figure forecast to rise to $144 billion this year, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The cost of the closures is already being felt in the Philippines, where hundreds of Boracay hotels and tour companies ...
A lawmaker is urging the Department of Tourism (DOT) to undertake an aggressive marketing campaign to sell the Philippines's other prime tourist spots. Rep. Luis Raymund F. Villafuerte Jr. of the Second District of Camarines Sur issued the statement on Thursday as one of the country's main ...
TRIP aims to encourage more tourist visits with the proposed rehabilitation or construction of roads leading to local tourist destinations. DOT Assistant Secretary Maria Lourdes Japson expressed full support for the move to increase the 2019 budget for Mindanao in order to improve the socio-economic ...
TAGUIG CITY, April 12-- “Phenomenal opportunities” for Philippine tourism is seen to grow in the coming years with the Clark International Airport being envisioned to be the next major gateway in the country. For Jestar Asia Regional CEO Barathan Pasupathi, there has been “tremendous growth” at the ...
In Photo: Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo (right) was warmly welcomed by Erlinda Legaspi (left) of Marylindbert International and Alberto Rosal (center) during the launch of the campaign “Buhay Carinderia Redefined” at the Rizal Park Hotel in Manila on Thursday. The project, to be supported ...
Almost two years into his presidency, Duterte's pivot to China is showing some signs of economic payoff, particularly in tourism and investment. Even so, the country continues to ... The number of Chinese tourists to the Philippines doubled to almost 1 million in 2017, from 2015. South Korea remains the ...
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Supreme Court had ruled that the world-famous tourist spot, which will be closed for six months to undergo rehabilitation, is state-owned. “The license must have been issued by Pagcor (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp). But the President was ...
FOR some of our friends who are claiming that they love tourism more than others just because they have been in this business for decades and that they're the only ones who know what's best for our country, please spare us. Instead, let us learn from each other and start appreciating our blessings.
The companies have yet to submit documentary requirements such as proof of land ownership and a detailed project plan, it added. The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for Boracay to four months from six, the tourism minister said. The island's closure highlights the growing pressures ...
“India's tourism industry is expanding rapidly and already we're seeing a steady flow of leisure and business travellers flying between India and Philippines. Bird Group is a veteran in air travel management and we are challenging them to capitalize on their strength and capabilities to help successfully ...
As chief for the defunct nationwide youth organization Kabataang Barangay and the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, it didn't' make her an astute politico; ... that sparked rapid growth in Ilocos Norte's tourism sector, generating at least 300,000 visitors each year to the current two million per year.
Fresh investment offers came during Duterte's recent attendance of the Boao Conference in Beijing where the Chinese premiere likewise announced a visit soon to the Philippines. A new brand of “cool diplomacy” emerges. And more business opportunities coming from friendship and exchange visits.
MANILA • The Philippines yesterday shelved a plan by Macau's Galaxy Entertainment Group to build a US$500 million (S$656 million) integrated casino-resort on a ... The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for Boracay to four months from six months, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said.
Meanwhile control went from the Philippine Tourism Authority to the city government, to the National Park Development Authority, back to the authority and now maintenance is in the hands of the Baguio city government. This constant change of managers has brought nothing satisfactory in keeping the ...
Comparatively, the numbers are much higher in other parts of Asia, such as Indonesia and Philippines. At present, tourism in Sri Lanka is rapidly growing, opening new opportunities for successful careers in both tourism and hospitality industries. I believe, working in the kitchen is fun and interesting, ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of the island of Boracay to cruise passengers and other tourists, citing pollution and environmental concerns. The island - the main destination for the adjacent cruise port at Caticlan - will be shuttered for four to six months beginning April 26.
Other Chinese companies wanting to invest in the country are East-Cloud Biz Travel Ltd, which wants to venture in the tourism sector; China National Heavy Machinery Corp. for the development of China-Philippines International Techno-Industrial Zone; Shanghai Shinehigh Biotechnology Ltd and ...
Luis Villafuerte on Thursday urged the Tourism department to launch an aggressive campaign to attract visitors to the other prime tourist spots in the Philippines. He made the call in the wake of President Duterte's order to close Boracay for six months to make way for its rehabilitation. Villafuerte said that ...
While in China, Duterte sealed business deals for the Philippines that focus on energy, tourism, agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, land reclamation, and creation of 10,800 jobs. "May I address myself to the Chinese people who are here or with us, who joined us". Duterte earlier banned the deployment ...
One of the Philippines' busiest tourist hotspots Boracay Island was labelled a “cesspool” by the country's president Rodrigo Duterte. One month later he announced that the island will close for six months, beginning on 26 April. Vince Cinches, the oceans and political campaigner for Greenpeace ...
“In my meeting with President Xi Jinping, we reaffirmed our commitment to sustain the vigor of Philippine-China relations,” he said. “We both underscored the need for further intensified cooperation, trade and investments, tourism, agriculture, defense, science and technology and energy, among other ...
Logarta-Lagamon said they will add four more flights between Manila and Bacolod to cater to passengers, who might consider traveling to other destinations while the country's top tourist destination is under rehabilitation. The 28 additional flights weekly will result in maximum 100 flights, from the current ...
The families of the Hong Kong tourists who were killed and injured in a hostage crisis in Manila more than seven years ago have finally received an official apology from a Philippine leader for the tragedy, although some of them deemed it too late, Apple Daily reports. Speaking before a large crowd of ...
Duterte said that during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen Philippine-China relations. “We both underscored the need for further intensified cooperation, trade and investments, tourism, agriculture, defense, science ...
Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro province and Coron Bay in Palawan are similarly reeling from water pollution after decades of unbridled tourism. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources as early as 2016 designated Sabang Bay in Puerto Galera and the Coron Bay as water quality ...
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that GEG may still pursue its plans of building an integrated resort on a tropical island but not in Boracay, which has been ordered closed to tourists for six months. Philippine Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said GEG could look at other jurisdictions in the ...
“The concerns which have been raised by others are entirely legitimate,” wrote a user of the travel website TripAdvisor in a review of a controversial whale shark tourism operation in Oslob, the Philippines. “However, it was incredible. … Being so close to these beautiful, amazing creatures was unreal ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippine – Japanese counterparts in the tourism industry are aggressive in bringing opening a direct flight between Davao City and Japan in time before the Kadayawan festival in Davao City on August. This was bared by Arturo Milan, president of Davao City Chamber of Commerce and ...
Last week President Duterte had announced that he would close the island of Boracay to tourists, due to excessive environmental contamination caused by raw sewage being pumped straight into the formerly crystal clear blue island waters. Once considered the top tourist destination in the Philippines, ...
Organized by the Quirino Riders Federation, the Region 2 Riders Federation, and supported by the Provincial Government, the event is acknowledged as the Philippines' biggest motor tourism festival with thousands of two-wheeled enthusiasts taking part. “Quirino Motorismo is our unique way of ...
But what I am definite about is the main lantern that has 20 thousand light bulbs powered by 2,000 circuits,” Dr. Chou Yung-Hui, director general of Taiwan Tourism Bureau, told Manila Standard during a presscon attended by some 150 members of foreign media. Built using modern technology, the main ...
The recent Lenten holidays gave me an opportunity to see another face of my home province because my siblings and I decided to do our Holy Thursday Visita Iglesia in seven different churches spread all over a few municipalities north of Cebu City. I haven't been to these churches even when I was ...
MANILA — The Philippine National Police's (PNP) Community Relations Group on Thursday launched /this year's search for Ms. PNP Ganda Pulis 2018, ... the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program, as well as other projects on women and children and in promoting tourism in their respective areas.
ZAMBOANGA CITY: Unidentified assailants shot dead an employee of the Sulu Integrated Provincial Health Office in Jolo town at a time government leaders were working hard to promote peace and tourism in the Muslim province. Edmiraldo Sollano, 38, was killed while driving home on a motorcycle in ...
Panaad Festival has been adjudged by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) as the “Best Tourism Event-Provincial Category” in the Philippines. Exciting activities have been lined-up for this year's edition of “Panaad” which include, among ...
Panaad sa Negros has become a “Hall of Famer” in the Philippines in terms of tourism practices, according to festival executive director and action officer Ma. Lina Sanogal. In October last year – for the third consecutive year – Panaad sa Negros was recognized by the Department of Tourism and the ...
One hotelier told The Manila Times that Boracay accounts for about a third of the some 6 million tourist arrivals in the country, and they, too, might not rebook their trips to the Philippines. On the bright side, some suggested that the closure of Boracay could be an opportunity for the many other tourist ...
CEBU CITY—As the six-month closure of the country's top tourists' drawer, Boracay Island, loomed, the tourism department is scrambling for alternative tourism sites that would prevent tourists from taking a detour to other tourism sites in Southeast Asia. Shalimar Tamano, regional director of the ...
Tagged as the largest earthworm farm in the Philippines, Kahariam Farms is located between Ibaan municipality and Lipa City in Batangas. It is named after the farm owner's children (Khalil, Hanna, Ria and Hyram). The place mainly operates as an agri-tourism site and has been certified by the DOT and ...
These, according to Colliers, were the $3.46 billion project with Shangai GeoHarbour Group that involves land reclamation and development projects; development of tourism projects and electronic industry parks with Zhongfa Group; construction of the China-Philippines International Techno-Industrial ...
No Boracay? Not to worry, there's more to the Philippines than just white sand beaches. Visitors are showing diverse interests as reflected in this list of 10 emerging tourist destinations in the country. These provinces experienced the fastest growth in terms of number visitors over a 7-year period, from ...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has targeted about 2 million visitor arrivals from China this year, owing to the thawing of diplomatic relations between Beijing and Manila. Last year close to 1 million Chinese nationals visited the Philippines, dislodging the United States as the second top source of ...
MANILA, Philippines – We millennials and our wanderlust have long been the subject of much flak. We've heard it all before. How we, in general, prioritize the here-and-now instead of planting seeds for the future. How we look far off into the distance, dreaming of adventure, because of our discontent for ...
President Rodrio Duterte did not make any comment on the proposal of Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group and its local partner to build a casino in Boracay island when the firms presented their plans in Malacañang in December last year, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said Saturday. During a ...
I want the Miss Universe to be here," Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said in a press briefing Saturday. She said she understands that the organizers are also eyeing China as the venue for this year's pageant. If that pushes through, the Philippines could be the host in 2019, she added. Teo said the ...
The Department of Tourism's (DOT) target of 7.5 million tourist arrivals for 2018 would not be adjusted despite Boracay's closure, Tourism Secretary ... Teo noted that the DOT has monitored rebookings by tourists from Boracay to other destinations in the Philippines such as Bohol, Cebu and Palawan.
"Indias tourism industry is expanding rapidly and were already seeing a steady flow of leisure and business travellers flying between India and Philippines," said Ryan Uy, vice-president for sales, Philippine Airlines. "Bird Group will help PAL in successfully launching its upcoming flights to New Delhi ...
DAVAO CITY–The country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), said it has expected to lose 60 to 70 percent of its domestic passenger figure due to the six-month planned closure of Boracay Island. Industry figures indicated PAL accounts for 23 percent of the estimated two million foreign and domestic ...
“I would like to implore to everyone to be responsible tourists and stakeholders. It is high time we highlight this important reminder,” the tourism secretary said, while she highlighted the game fishing tournament as a great opportunity to promote Siargao's natural beauty and rich resources, and making it ...
"Secretary Cimatu has been going around the Philippines now. He first went to Panglao, and then he went to Pagudpud and other places like El Nido and Coron. He already saw the problems. So it's now being addressed by the LGUs (local government units) because they themselves are afraid that ...
It's mostly worn by farmers or people of the working class, though ornate versions have been worn by nobles in the Philippines. For the guard, however, the hat is connected to a deep strain of resentment against Vietnam. Under a complex set of circumstances after the US retreat from Saigon, a reunified ...
BORACAY, Aklan — The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured that its presence at world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province is not ... Representatives of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Interior and ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) downplays the effect of Boracay's impending closure on the country's tourism. The DOT is confident the government can still meet the target of 7.4 million foreign tourists this year despite Boracay's closure during the summer ...
According to Teo, the Philippines' hosting of the 2016 Miss Universe in January 2017 -- where Pia Wurtzbach transferred the crown to Iris Mittenaere -- resulted in a 10-11 percent increase in tourist arrivals last year despite the tumultuous events that happened in the country such as the Marawi siege ...
“Hindi pa sigurado (It's not yet sure) but I'm working with the Miss Universe. I want Miss Universe to be here,” the tourism chief said. In a previous interview, Teo said the idea of hosting the Miss Universe pageant came from President Duterte during a recent Cabinet meeting. Teo, meanwhile, said she will ...
The Tourism chief said the government is now working with the Miss Universe Organization to once again hold the pageant in the Philippines, with the swimsuit competition to be held in ... The Tourism chief said that she understands that the organization is also eyeing China to host the pageant this year.
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued guidelines for media who will enter Boracay during its 6-month rehabilitation that will begin on April 26. (READ: Duterte orders 6-month closure of Boracay). During a press conference on Saturday, April 14, Tourism Assistant Secretary ...
Before flying to China on Monday, Duterte said he would declare Boracay as a land reform area and that he would give the land to the farmers so they could use it for food production. In a separate interview, Jose Clemente III, president of Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), said the private sector ...
Attended to “walk-ins” and researched topics for the succeeding Sunday article for Manila Bulletin @ RPDEV's Makati Office. 17 March (Sat) – Early a.m. ceremonial tee-off at “FVR Cup” @ Alabang Country Club, AAV, Muntinlupa City. Interment of the late Philippine Tourism Authority (DoT) CEO Ed ...
... Villar noted that proposed developments on all historical bridges will also be done, with approval from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). World-class and aesthetically designed bridges are seen to symbolize communities and serve as landmarks while increasing tourism in ...
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Manila, the Tourism Association of Halal Travel Agency, and the Indonesian Islamic Tourism Association of West Nusa Tenggara gave me my first experience of Lombok. I first learned of Lombok's beauty around four years ago from a friend, who travels from ...
According to a report by forbes.com, Madrid Fusion Manila is the largest international gastronomy event in the country. Starting in 2015 as a project of the Department of Tourism and the private sector, it aims to showcase the country as an emerging culinary destination. It features Philippine cuisine as ...
MANILA, Philippines — The government's decision to shorten the closure of Boracay to four months has nothing to do with the possible conduct of the Miss Universe pageant in the island resort. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo yesterday clarified that the primary reason why the Department of Tourism ...
Then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared Boracay a Special Tourism Zone in 2005, while in April 2006, she gave the PTA administrative control over the island while mandating the agency to coordinate with the provincial government of Aklan. In 2012, the Philippine Department of Tourism ...
NOWADAYS, new reasons to travel are usually for higher-purpose goals, such as volunteerism, spirituality, advocacy, and the holy grail of them all—wellness. For while many people travel simply for fun and excitement, some people go to specific destinations and even to far-flung places to achieve ...
A duly licensed scheduled airline by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), Air Juan is considered as the biggest commercial seaplane operator in Southeast Asia and is accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as a Tourist Air Transport ...
He further added “We both underscored the need for further intensified cooperation, trade and investments, tourism, agriculture, defense, science and technology and energy, among other things. The Philippines will continue to seek the expansion of areas for mutually beneficial collaboration, consistent ...
We arrived at camp, we were the only tourists. Fewer and fewer locals and foreigners ventured out because of the freezing temperatures. We didn't let this stop us from enjoying our visit. We climbed up the rolling sand dunes, some of which were the highest in the country. Atop one of the peaks, I saw the ...
The Department of Tourism's (DOT) target of 7.5mn for the country's tourist arrivals for 2018 would not be adjusted despite Boracay's closure, Tourism ... Teo noted that the DOT has monitored rebookings by tourists from Boracay to other destinations in the Philippines such as Bohol, Cebu and Palawan.
The “losers” that Duterte alluded to are the hard-working investors who, in a span of half a century, have patiently nurtured the island from a sleepy, unlighted Ati settlement into the biggest income-generating, internationally-famous tourism hub of the Philippines. Why kill the goose that lays the golden ...
The project that actor Cesar Montano, now the head of the Tourism and Promotions Board (TPB), believes will best highlight and promote Filipino food was launched last Wednesday, April 11, with Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo leading the media ceremony. “Buhay Carinderia … Redefined” is actually ...
Its current bookings were related to the Mango National Congress and the Manggahan Festival in May, and the visit of the Provincial Board Members' League of the Philippines. Tourists will not miss Boracay when they visit Guimaras, Ferrer said. Aside from its various destinations, guests of the island ...
El Nido is located in Northern Palawan, an island that is known to be the Philippines' “Last Frontier.” But the recent government crackdown on tourism destinations like Palawan revealed that El Nido also has a problem. El Nido is known for its natural beauty, from white sand beaches to hidden lagoons ...
Other Chinese companies seeking to invest in the country are East-Cloud Biz Travel Ltd., which aims to venture in the tourism sector; China National Heavy Machinery Corp. for the development of China-Philippines International Techno-Industrial Zone; Shanghai Shinehigh Biotechnology Ltd. and ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has laid out the rules for the media coverage of Boracay, with the looming shutdown of the island. The DOT released the guidelines to the media Saturday. According to the DOT, they would accredit a maximum of 12 people ...
Boracay Foundation chairman Henry Chusuey told The Philippine STAR in an exclusive interview: “Our 150 business members support President Duterte in ... We have 20,000 direct employees and 10,000 others of small, micro enterprises who all depend on the island's tourism industry, which last year ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism on Saturday released media accreditation guidelines for members of the press who wish to cover the environmental rehabilitation of Boracay island in the next six months. DOT will regulate media access during the temporary closure of the island, ...
Meanwhile, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has also said that it may kiss goodbye some P2.6 billion in revenue from its charter operations in China and South Korea during the time Boracay is off-limits to tourists. To this, Batocabe said: “Better lose billions of pesos now rather than lose Boracay ...
“A significant portion of airlines' sales is from Boracay because it's a major tourist destination. But we have prepared for this and we already put up plans on how to go about this temporary closure,” said Comendador adding that they also wish to promote other tourism destinations in the Philippines ...
In a report, PEZA said in order to attain this target, it would utilize public lands owned and managed by the Privatization Management Office, the Power Sector Asset and Liabilities Management Corp., the National Commission on Indigenous People, Philippine Mining Development Corp. and the ...
Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista says introducing new routes to India is the airline's response to the call of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo for a direct link to the country – a potentially rich source of future tourists for the Philippines ...
By Nestor L. Abrematea. Catarman, Northern Samar – The town of San Jose has come up with a tourism and sports plan in anticipation of the influx of visitors once Boracay island in Aklan is shut down this month. San Jose Mayor Clarence E. Dato told Manila Bulletin he has coordinated with the ...
According to Hoppler, as of July 2016, the country was projected to attract foreign investors through its growth in nine main sectors: business process outsourcing (which accounts for 11% of the country's GDP), retail, gaming, hospitality and leisure (with total earnings from tourism in 2014 amounting to ...
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said during the April 4 Cabinet meeting in Malacañang, a Cabinet official acknowledged that it would be difficult to ... Teo said discussions with the Miss Universe Organization are ongoing to hold the pageant in the Philippines anew, with the swimsuit competition to be held ...
The DOT also reported “minimal cancellations” on trips to the Philippines, and underscored that there were more tourists—originally slated to go to Boracay during the closure period—opting to rebook their trips to other destinations in the Philippines like Cebu and Bohol. Tourism industry leaders earlier ...
Former President Ferdinand Marcos in 1978 declared Boracay and numerous other islands, coves and beach areas as tourism zones and marine reserves. They were placed under the administration and control of the Philippine Tourism Authority (now Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Economic ...
Manila Water, through Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC), has earmarked more than P4 billion for the water and sewerage system improvement projects. BIWC, a joint venture between the Ayala-owned Manila Water and the Philippine Tourism Authority, took over the Boracay Water and Sewerage ...
At least 256,880 Chinese tourists arrived in the country during the first two months of this year, the most improved market at an impressive 56.44 percent growth rate, according to the Department of Tourism. Last year, the Philippines ranked ninth on the top destinations for Chinese outbound tourists, ...
In recent weeks, authorities in Thailand and the Philippines have called time on tourism in two of their most popular tourist destinations. First, Thai officials said Maya Bay needed an enforced break from the daytrippers who have flocked there since it was featured in 2000 film The Beach. Then Philippine ...
Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market Outlook 2022: Analysis of International Competition by Key Manufacturers with Production and Sales Margin ... Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)); South America ...
The Research begins with the Overview of Global Adventure Tourism Market Analyzing Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers. ... Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)); South America (Brazil ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced it was certified as the only 4-star airline in the country by Skytrax, ... both in Aklan due to the temporary closure of Boracay, PAL plans to divert tourism campaign to Visayas and Mindanao to promote other local tourism destinations.
GLOBE Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, the Philippines' largest mobile wallet, and Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant ... A record-breaking number of Chinese tourists were seen visiting Philippines in the month of February 2018 according to the Philippines Department of Tourism.
Either way, be prepared for a two-hour boat ride to reach Calaguas. Also consider this tip from the Camarines Norte provincial tourism office: Vinzons is nearer if you are coming from the Camarines Sur capital of Pili, or the Camarines Norte capital of Daet. However, if you are traveling by bus from Manila ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's order to shut down the country's leading tourist destination, Boracay island, threatens to put the crucial foreign currency-earning industry into a tailspin. The surprise decision, announced earlier this month, has underscored the mercurial leader's often erratic and ...
“During this two-day exposition to showcase all the surrounding provinces' culinary gems, we will also be searching for young individuals who will become our Philippine Tourism Millennial Ambassadors. They should be able to enlighten everyone of their town's deep and multicultural food history,” ...
... the company undertook a diversification plan that commenced four years ago. Century has four platforms; namely, in-city developments that include its residential condominium projects, affordable horizontal housing outside of Metro Manila, leisure and tourism developments, and for lease properties.
The new routes to India are PAL's response to Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo's call for a direct link to India, a potentially rich source of tourists for the Philippines. PAL is also assessing the DOTs request to launch international routes directly from Davao International Airport, ...
DAVAO CITY—The country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), has broadened its wings as it soars to new heights in terms of fresh routes and acquisition ... and we are looking at daily Clark to Cagayan de Oro later on, so that we can better serve Mindanao's second tourism growth center,” he added.
By Philippine News Agency ... Noel said considering that the Philippines will be hosting next year's ASEAN Games, there is a possibility that darts will be included among its ... He added the event will help boost the local tourism and economy of Palo and Tacloban City where participants will stay.
From concentrating on high-rise condominium projects, the company undertook a diversification plan four years ago to include affordable horizontal housing outside of Metro Manila, leisure and tourism developments and for-lease properties. From its high-rise developments, the company ventured into ...
Batangas public information officer Jenelyn A. Aguilera told Philippine News Agency over the weekend that the 55 farmers constitute the first batch of ... Aguilera said the pre-training orientation and briefings were spearheaded by the Provincial Agriculture Office and the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office ...
BEIJING: China is encouraging its southern island of Hainan to develop horse racing and introduce a raft of reforms as Beijing pushes the tropical tourism destination as a beacon of openness. The province will be urged to explore opening new types of lotteries connected to sports and international ...
BAGUIO CITY: Combined value of exports from Baguio Economic Zone, John Hay Tourism Special Zone and SM-Baguio Cyberzone totaled more than $2.9 ... Evelyn Cayat, city planning and development officer, reported this on Monday citing data from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
In its new Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018, ADB projects Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 6.8% this year and 6.9% in 2019, up from 6.7% in 2017. Rising domestic demand, remittances, and employment, in addition to infrastructure spending, will drive growth. ADO is ADB's ...
Two world-famous tourist destinations in neighboring Southeast Asian countries—Boracay in the Philippines and Koh Phi Leh in Maya Bay, Thailand—will close down for several months due to environmental concerns. Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion agrees with the ...
“We are encouraged by the pronouncements of [Tourism] Secretary (Wanda) Teo that it might just be four months.” Boracay Water, which chalked up P600 million in revenues in 2017, accounts for about 2 percent of Manila Water's consolidated business, according to chief finance officer Luis Juan B.
Last week, the regional office convened a meeting with representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine Information ... Senate committee on tourism chief Senator Nancy Binay on Monday expressed hope that the planned rehabilitation of Boracay island would ...
The Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa) will start offering sustainable training programme for tour guides in July/August 2018 to address the shortage and improve the quality of services offered. The course syllabus comprises four levels of training – entry-level community tour guides, followed ...
Philippine Airlines (PAL) will mount nonstop flights to New York and India as well as boost its operations in Davao, Cebu, and Clark in Pampanga, as the ... response to the call of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo for a direct link to the country – a potentially rich source of future tourists for the Philippines.
Arrivals to Singapore increased by 6.2 per cent to 17.4 million, with seven of the top 15 markets - China, India, Vietnam, Philippines, United States, United Kingdom and Germany - also hitting record visitor arrivals. However, Mr Iswaran stressed that Singapore's tourism industry's continued good growth ...
The municipality of Amadeo being dubbed as the Coffee Capital of the Philippines boasts of its 4,508 hectares of coffee farmland, the largest land area ... coffee talk and demonstrations, the unique coffee dance marathon and the yearly float parade, revealed Amadeo tourism officer Jam Tibayan.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Compostela Valley province is getting ready as the newest participant of the Visit Davao Summer Festival (VDSF) set on April 30 to June 15. Compostela Valley Tourism Officer Christine Dompor, during Monday's Kapehan sa Davao press conference, said the local ...
“We had to present the entire plan and listen to the stakeholders,” Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre said. “This is necessary because we want them to buy in the idea (of the closure). It is important they understand what will be done,” Alegre told the Manila Bulletin. This is the first time the ...
MANILA — Long queues in airports are now expected to be reduced as passengers will now be able to pay their travel taxes online. Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) together with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the DBP Data Center Inc. (DCI) launched ...
Manila (AFP) - The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its ...
MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said on Tuesday (April 17). President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island ...
Hassan Madah, Director – Israel Ministry of Tourism, India & Philippines said, “We are always looking for different ways of promoting Israel so this association with Ola cabs will help us reach Ola's over 80 lakh users in Mumbai and Pune." Israel has welcomed close to 10,000 Indian travellers between ...
MANILA, Philippines – A week before the closure of Boracay, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that Galaxy Entertainment Group will no longer be ... That is very much welcome," said Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre on Tuesday, April 17, during a press conference in Boracay.
The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its world-famous ...
The Philippines is to deploy hundreds of riot police to the holiday island Boracay to keep out tourists and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to visitors. Rodrigo Duterte has described the tiny central island and its white-sand beach as a “cesspool”. The Philippine president ordered ...
... the holiday island of Boracay in the Philippines, local media outlets reported on Tuesday quoting a government official. “Galaxy [Entertainment] has said they are now looking for another site. That is very much welcome,” said Frederick Alegre, assistant secretary of the country's Department of Tourism, ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism on Tuesday said a Macau-based casino giant is no longer its casino-resort project on Boracay island. Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre, department spokesperson, made the confirmation at a Palace press briefing on Boracay. "Galaxy has ...
The DOTr said it negotiated the draft agreement, together with officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aeronautics Board, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Labor and Employment. The Maldives delegation was composed of officials from the ...
MANILA – Malacañang has declared April as “Filipino Food Month” in an effort to boost the country's culinary tradition. ... Last week, the Department of Tourism and its attached agency, the Tourism Promotions Board, showed their support for a project called “Buhay Carinderia,” which aims to put a ...
Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has scrapped plans to build a $500-million gaming resort on Boracay and will seek an alternative site for a project of similar scale, an official from the Philippine Department of Tourism told media today. It became known earlier this year that Galaxy has ...
Spending the holidays on the tranquil and picturesque beaches of the Maldives would soon be a lot easier for Filipino travelers as an air services agreement paving the way for direct flights between the two countries was signed by officials on Tuesday. The agreement entered into by Manila and Male ...
“AirAsia is here to support the government's flagship projects to boost tourism and trade. We aim to better connect Clark to secondary cities within the Philippines like Iloilo, Davao, Tacloban and Cebu followed by inter-Asean connectivity where the AirAsia Group has massive network covering over 120 ...
The conference will be participated in by Philippine MSMEs with halal-certified products and services, including travel and tourism services sector; representative from government agencies; Philippine halal certification bodies; academe; Muslim and interested non-Muslim consumers; Muslim religious ...
The government aims to double the number of foreign tourist arrivals, increase tourism sector revenue by 90% and create 14.4% of the total employment from the tourism sector by 2022. The total construction project pipeline in the Philippines as tracked by the Construction Intelligence Center (CIC), ...
Hundreds of riot police are set to be deployed to keep tourists away from one of the most-visited islands in the Philippines after it was ordered to close for six months due to pollution. President Rodrigo Duterte branded the tiny holiday island of Boracay a 'cesspool' after fears it is becoming tainted by ...
This is in response to the pronouncement made by Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre that Boracay Philippines Resort and Leisure Corporation – the joint venture of Galaxy Entertainment and Leisure & Resorts World – is now looking for another venue for its planned $500-million, 23-hectare ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism on Tuesday clarified members of the media will still be allowed to cover the rehabilitation of Boracay beyond the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. working time earlier announced. DOT Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre, spokesman of the tourism agency, explained ...
Congress must evaluate and intensify current legal guidelines on environmental safety and rehabilitation so as to sustain the country's tourism growth while preserving the beauty of Philippine islands, he added. Angara also appealed to ensure that the thousands of workers who will be affected by the ...
But, the regulator later purportedly detailed that this authorization had been granted simply because the island located some 196 miles south of Manila was considered a 'green field zone' in a rural area that had a 'high potential for tourism development with no existing casino'. “The provisional gaming ...
Last year almost 1.7 million tourists, including a significant number of cruise line passengers, visited the island during a 10-month period, according to the governmental Philippines Information Agency. The shutdown is intended to provide an extended period to clean up the island and surrounding seas.
MANILA, Philippines (CNN) -- The Philippine government will deploy dozens of riot police to ensure that tourists don't interfere with a planned six-month cleanup of its famed Boracay island, a police official said Tuesday. Following its closure on April 26, the government will deploy more than 600 police ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its 6-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday, April 17. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has asked 14 establishments to voluntarily remove structures on ... Bernardino added that DENR is trying to rehabilitate Puerto Galera not only for tourism, but also for scientific researches.
The Philippine government will deploy dozens of riot police to ensure that tourists don't interfere with a planned six-month cleanup of its famed ... Among the problems caused by the island's long-running tourism boom are unregulated development and pipes carrying raw effluent directly into the sea.
It all started with the pronouncement of Philippine Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre that GEG gave in to the pressure of the government and had decided to look for another venue for its planned 23-hectare integrated resort. Rappler reported that Alegre gave a press conference in Boracay to ...
... desire to allocate Boracay exclusively to Filipino farmers following a six-month environmental rehabilitation, however, Galaxy has expressed a desire to remain in the country. “Galaxy has said they are now looking for another site,” said Frederick Alegre, assistant secretary of the Department of Tourism ...
MANILA, Philippines — Several families living in Boracay's no-build zones have received notices to vacate their homes as part of the government's plan to ... Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines, said the inter-agency task force on the rehabilitation of Boracay failed to ...
One of the most popular vacation spots in the Philippines, the island of Boracay, is undergoing a “total closure” to tourists beginning April 26 and lasting for six months, according to Philippines Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque. The idyllic island regularly appears on round-ups of the world's best ...
Stakeholders, however, came away from the working conference still perturbed or worse, confused. In an interview with the BusinessMirror, Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines said: “I came into the working conference with high hopes that we would finally get answers ...
In the heart of lifestyle enclave McKinley Hill, a fragment of Italy knocks and appeals to Filipinos' romantic nature. Situated in one of the country's modern and cosmopolitan areas, Venice Grand Canal Mall has become one of the metro's go-to places. In fact, it's practically a tourist destination. A former ...
The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to Boracay island to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its world-famous white-sand beach a ...
The umbrella group One Boracay, Save Boracay organized the job fair on Monday to “help people who may lose their jobs during the closure,” said Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) president Jose Clemente III. TCP is among the organizations that banded under the group. Others were the ...
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) granted Galaxy Entertainment Group and the company's Filipino partner Leisure and ... He claimed that the Department of Tourism is under-reporting the number of visitors in the island, saying around two million people visit Boracay ...
According to a paper from the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), a total of 72 bills are now pending before a House committee seeking to ... where holiday celebrations are moved to the nearest Monday resulting in long weekends – was to encourage workers to visit local tourist spots.
A 56-year-old Florida man who frequently traveled to the Philippines to have sex with children—and make video recordings of the abuse—will be spending the rest of his life behind bars for his crimes related to child sex tourism. David Paul Lynch was convicted on multiple counts of producing and ...
MANILA, The Philippines (CNN) - The Philippines government will deploy dozens of riot police to ensure that tourists don't interfere with a planned six-month cleanup of its famed Boracay island, a police official said Tuesday. Following its closure on April 26, the government will deploy more than 600 ...
The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to ... The island drew 2mn visitors last year, earning the country more than a billion dollars in tourism revenue, according to official data.
LRWC's denial followed comments made earlier on Tuesday by Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre in a press briefing in Boracay in which he claimed, “Galaxy has said that they are now looking for another venue and that's very much welcome.” “When they find it, then they just have to go ...
On Tuesday, authorities laid out a lockdown plan to keep out all foreign and Filipino tourists using more than 600 police, including a 138-member “crowd dispersal unit”. “In any transition, especially for a drastic action such as this, there is always confusion, uncertainties, and low morale,” the regional ...
The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its ... PHILIPPINE stocks, already the world's worst performers this year, fell to the lowest in almost a year Tuesday, bringing to more than $20 billion the loss ...
THE Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travelers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its world-famous ...
For the next five years, the Visayas region may outpace the 7-8 percent growth for the Philippines boosted by tourism-related activities, according to the National Economic Development Authority. In terms of connectivity, Cebu and Central Visayas are expected to benefit further from the opening in June ...
AKLAN, Philippines – Amid news of its impending closure, Boracay Island attracted a total of 553,074 tourists during the first 3 months of 2018. Domestic tourists registered 164,911 arrivals or 30% of the total inbound visitors, while foreign tourists registered 376,171 arrivals – up by 32% from the 284,878 ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) — The Filipino partner of Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group says it has not scrapped its plans to build a ... Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre also said Galaxy officials told them it is looking for a different location to construct the casino.
No more casino in Boracay. That's what the tourism department announced after an inter agency meeting today to finalize guidelines for the scheduled closure of Boracay on April 26th. Joyce Ilas · Department of Tourism · Boracay. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to ...
Boracay's attractions began to draw in more tourists, mainly as part of an Asian backpackers triangle, with sun worshippers moving from Chiang Mai in Thailand to Sagada and Boracay in the Philippines and to Bali in Indonesia. Ironically, for Filipinos, Boracay was still too distant and inaccessible and ...
President Duterte has conferred the Order of Sikatuna to outgoing Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Philippines Thanatip Upatising for his ... citing the three agreements on bilateral cooperation on agriculture, science and technology, and tourism that were signed between the two countries.
help more Filipinos get jobs and attract more tourists to the Philippines.” The Marketing and Public Relations expert has organized signature events under Tag Media and Public Relations includes Asia Leaders Forum Series, Asia E- Commerce Expo, Asia Digital Marketing Expo, Asia HR Expo and ...
Macau's Galaxy Entertainment had high hopes of building a multi-million dollar casino resort in the tourist friendly Boracay Island in the Philippines. Those plans took a hit earlier this month when President Duterte said that he wasn't keen on having a casino developed in Boracay. Galaxy Entertainment ...
By Charissa Luci-Atienza. Even as President Durterte ordered the closure of Boracay Island this month, Valenzuela Rep. Wes Gatchalian is calling on his colleagues to look into whether or not the environmental and admission fees collected from the tourists are properly used for environmental protection ...
Representatives for the Philippine Department of Tourism said Tuesday that Galaxy has informed the department that it has nixed the expensive project and has been looking for an alternative site to develop a resort of a similar scale. Last month, the Macau casino operator and its Philippine partner ...
The Philippine construction industry is expected to continue to expand in real terms over the forecast period (2018–2022), with investments in infrastructure ... Under the new six-year National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP), the government plans to invest PHP1.1 trillion (US$23.0 billion) on tourism ...
Authorities in the Philippines will be sending more than 600 police officers, including 138 riot police, to the island of Boracay ahead of a planned six-month closure of the island to keep tourists, both foreign and Filipino, off the island. The island's environmental problems, and sewage dumping, ...
The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travelers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said yesterday. President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tiny central island and its world-famous ...
Philippine representatives from the DOTr, Department of Foreign Affairs Civil Aeronautics Board, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Labor and Employment also joined the two-day meeting. Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. In March 2018 ...
Visa-free entry for up to 90 days and cheaper tour rates also helped encourage Filipino tourists, said Hassan Madah, a director at the Israel Ministry of Tourism told ANC. Israel is in talks with Philippine Airlines for possible direct flights between Manila and Tel Aviv, Maddah said. "This would boost ...
Instead, the lawmaker noted various incidents like the attack on Resorts World Manila last year, the violence in Europe, and the Marawi crisis in highlighting the need to protect the country's tourism industry of the consequences of these incidents. “The bill intends to institute a fail-safe regulatory and ...
Citing data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Rillon said the region's GRDP has an average growth rate of 5.77 percent from 2011 to 2016. He noted it is possible to meet the target GRDP with the active tourism industry in the region. Rillon said a total 995,710 tourists visited the region in the ...
WITH the Philippines becoming one of the most popular tourist draws in Asia, Ambassador Jan Top Christensen of Denmark is optimistic that more than 18,000 Danish tourists will visit the country this year, which will surpass numbers from 2017. “I expect that more will be coming because the Philippines ...
Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) is looking to enter India by the fourth quarter of 2018 with two new planned services out of Manila Ninoy ... The decision to launch these routes follows an appeal by Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo, according to whom India could potentially ...
The country's president Rodrigo Duterte recently joked about offering “42 virgins” to visitors to the Philippines. “Imagine what that's doing for our tourist industry – bringing in the paedophiles,” Cullen said. Maureen O'Sullivan told reporters that there is interest in this bill in the Houses of Oireachtas and ...
“The bill intends to institute a fail-safe regulatory and administration system that will protect the tourism industry against critical, present-day threats, such as violence, terrorism, and also environmental degradation and climate change,” Gomez said. A planned Philippine Tourism Risk Assessment ...
When a Dutch charity set up a fake online profile for a 10-year-old Filipino girl, they were contacted by 20,000 men. 1,000 of these men, including 110 Brits, offered to pay the girl to take off her clothes in front of a webcam. Booming mobile technology, rapid expansion of travel and tourism infrastructure ...
ADDING more rooms to improve the tourism industry in Cebu, the first Radisson Red Hotel in the country is set to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2021 ... For the next five years, the Visayas region will outpace the 7-percent to 8-percent growth predicted for the Philippines, bouyed by tourism-related ...
The project, known as Boracay Philippines Resort & Leisure Corp., is targeting families and clients from GEG's loyalty program to account for approximately 50 percent of their customers. The rest of the market will come from the usual travellers to Boracay including Chinese tourists. Last month, Pagcor ...
Through Boracay Water, Manila Water holds the exclusive right to operate, manage, and expand water and used water facilities in the island. Boracay Water is 80 percent owned by Manila Water and 20 percent owned by the government through Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority ...
In an interview, Palafox said that without specifying any date, the national government has asked his group to present their Boracay Integrated Tourism Plan. “We have this contract with local government until September. And we were told to fast-track it,” Palafox said, adding that the masterplan would first ...
Hainan, dubbed "China's Hawaii," is currently offering only a 15-day visa-free stay for group tourists from 26 countries, including the Philippines. These group tours have to be organized by international travel services approved by the National Tourism Administration of China and registered in Hainan ...
For all its “uglification” (coined by urban planner Jun Palafox) and everything that's wrong with Boracay, the mystery is why the tourists keep/kept coming – up to the last minute of midnight April 25, if possible. ... Jun's two-way boast: “I've been to 74 countries, the Philippines is the most beautiful.” Thanks ...
BEIJING: China unveiled plans on Wednesday to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to the tropical destination in another step to open up the region. The new policy will start in May and allow travelers from 59 countries to visit Hainan for 30 days ...
The company plans to roll out its fully-integrated smart parking solutions in Metro Manila and other areas with tourism traffic and is looking for a local partner that can aggregate data for parking spaces in the country. “We are going to try out Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, and Singapore.
MANILA, Philippines — More than a week before the six-month closure of Boracay, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued a memorandum order asking its central and foreign offices to stop promoting the island. The order obtained by The STAR yesterday said Boracay should be excluded from all ...
According to the BI, Van Beersum's “real intention in coming to the [Philippines] is not for tourism, business, or for pleasure but to protest against the government and engage in partisan political activity which prove him undesirable and in violation [of]the limitation and condition under which he was ...
I think with all the concern about preserving the country's tourist destinations, it is high time we brought architecture's role in preserving and enhancing the environment into consideration. Building constructions go hand in hand with urban development, and more so with tourism development.
The bill said the creation of the program shall be undertaken by a technical working group, to be participated by representatives of stakeholders and to be spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT). The creation of the Philippine Tourism Risk Assessment Framework shall be conducted by a ...
The new policy will start in May and allow travellers from 59 countries to visit Hainan for 30 days visa free, said Qu Yunhai, deputy director of the State Immigration Administration at a press conference in Beijing. Among the countries to be included in the programme are the Philippines, Russia, United ...
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday said the arrest of Fox could hurt the country's tourism campaign. He urged the Bureau of Immigration to be more prudent before acting against a foreign visitor. But Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said foreigners who set foot on Philippine soil must ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was added to a growing list of countries who can travel to Hainan Island, China's “Hawaii” without a need for a ... Beijing also said it wants to position Hainan as a "centre of international tourism consumption", a goal which has faced slow progress despite sandy ...
... of calamity will be declared for Boracay Island in Aklan within this week, formalizing the six-month closure of the country's premier tourist destination. ... The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) earlier said that a state of calamity declaration can be made within the definition stipulated by Philippine Disaster ...
The Philippine government earlier this week announced that it will deploy riot police to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of Boracay's six-month closure to tourists, AFP reported. A lockdown plan was laid out by the authorities on Tuesday, which will see the deployment of more ...
An annual food fiesta in Metro Manila goes nationwide to recognize roadside eateries serving native Filipino fare in 'Buhay Carinderia... Redefined' ... This year, “Carinderia Fiesta” has been renamed “Buhay Carinderia,” with the Department of Tourism's Tourism Promotions Board as event presenter.
Pattaya, a popular beach destination, particularly with Chinese tourists, has poor water quality despite years of clean-up efforts. On the Thai island of Phuket, the popular Patong beach is also viewed as borderline for its water contamination. Thailand is not alone. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ...
MANILA, Philippines — A plan to construct an entertainment complex on Boracay island that was floated late last year has been met with opposition and ... Palace made the statements that the provisional license for the Boracay casino project is void, the Department of Tourism said Galaxy Entertainment ...
The winners of the top three prizes will receive NT$15,000, NT$10,000 and NT$5,000, respectively, said MECO, which has launched the competition in Taiwan for the first time with the goal of promoting Philippines tourism and highlighting the contribution of immigrant Filipinos to Taiwan's culture and ...
PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo was quoted as saying that she was surprised to hear the statement of a tourism official from the Philippines on Tuesday who claimed that the Macau SAR casino operator was withdrawing from its plans to develop the US$500 million project in the country. Domingo ...
I have had the same experience and the efficiency, the speed and the friendly welcome compared well with recent visits to airports like Mauritius, Taipei, Manila, Singapore and Hong Kong. Although Singapore, for example, and especially Terminal 4, is the last word in modernity and makes most other ...
“We want to instill that women can have fun in this kind of activities,” said Christine Dompor, the province's chief tourism officer, adding that the idea came from the female president of the Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao. Climbers will be provided with vegan meals and vegan mountain ...
Fr Shay Cullen said the violent reign of president Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines is exacerbating the problem. Pic: Getty Images. He warned that 'police and pimps' are working together in a sickening practice that sees children sold to paedophiles or forced into performing sexual acts online over ...
China has unveiled plans to allow visa-free travel to its tropical southern island of Hainan. The new policy will start in May. It will allow travellers from 59 countries to visit Hainan for 30 days visa free. Among the countries to benefit will be the Philippines, Russia, the United States, France, Britain and ...
Why go to all the way to Japan for the spring cherry blossoms festival when you can get the same experience in the Philippines? While the widely-popular pink sakura flower attracts millions of tourists to Japan, the Philippines has the Balayong tree which is native to Palawan province. Some Balayong ...
A delegation from DOT, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), and different Philippine operators will promote the country. Aside from setting up pavilions featuring top Philippine health and wellness attractions, DOT and TPB will conduct business-to-business (B2B) sessions to set up Dubai tour operators for ...
MISS Eco Philippines Cynthia Magpatoc Thomalla is right on track, inching closer to win the coveted Miss Eco International 2018 title after making it as a ... to the Mr. & Ms. Hannah's World Tourism Philippines pageant at the final callback of aspirants held at SM Aura Premiere's SMX Convention Center.
CHIAYI, TAIWAN: The smell of delicious street food wafting through the rather chilly air; the sound of loud music booming through the speakers; and the wondrous sight of bright and colorful lanterns floating gracefully above a vast field. This was the sensory experience that delighted throngs of tourists ...
By Nestor L. Abrematea. San Jose, Northern Samar – New hotel facilities are being constructed in the province to keep up with the influx of local and foreign tourists bound for its fine beaches and other natural attractions. Northern Samar Governor Gov. Jose L. Ong Jr. told Manila Bulletin he is happy that ...
... real estate, tourism, financial and insurance, health and social work, and public administration and defense. This structure is a result of the unconventional development path that the Philippines has followed in seeking to modernize its old agriculture-based economy by leapfrogging to services without ...
I had to take plane ride from Manila to Roxas City, from there, a two-hour land travel to reach Caticlan, and finally a short boat ride. ... the inter-agency Task Force Boracay composed of officials from the Departments of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, and Interior and Local Governments, ...
Arroyo said Philippine tourism's strengths included Filipinos' natural friendliness, and the vibrant and well-integrated Filipino-Chinese community. Among the 300 attendees were other businessmen and federation members from all over the country. Marcos and other local officials also graced the event.
Through the CTMP, the Mt. Samat FTEZ is bringing in investments to develop its area as one of the primary tourism hubs in the Philippines, he added. The Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor was officially designated as a Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone in October 2016 through the inter-agency partnership of ...
THE Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 2 has started the P41-million rehabilitation works on the road going to the famous Capissaan Cave tourist spot in Nueva Vizcaya. District Engineer Ronald P. Reyes of DPWH-Nueva Vizcaya Second District Engineering Office said travel to the ...
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan gives a speech during the 44th Commencement Exercises of the University of Caloocan City at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. One of the graduates is former Manila Standard reporter Gigi Muñoz David (inset), who now heads the city's Cultural Affairs and ...
Jessen said they were aware of the incident involving Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary-general of the PES, who was denied entry at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport for allegedly violating tourism laws. “We are aware of the case and we've been asking for clarification on that and we are in the ...
The Farm Tourism Development Board chaired by the Department of Tourism (DOT) is currently crafting the Farm Tourism Strategic Action Plan, with the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), serving as one of the key agencies involved in the technical working group (TWG) for marketing, financing, and ...
Philippine health and wellness spots will be showcased at the 22nd Arabian Travel Mart (ATM), according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). DOT Secretary Wanda Teo said that the country's inclusion in the well-renowned event would not only boost tourist arrivals and revenues, but also open an ...
The judging will be based on originality, composition, technical excellence, artistic merit and relevance to the competition's themes, the office said. MECO said it organized the contest in collaboration with Litratista, an association of Filipino photographers based in Taiwan, to promote Philippines tourism ...
... we decided to help in whatever we can para maibsan man lang yung magiging kalagayan ng mga tao rito (to alleviate the situation of affected residents) for how many months that it will be closed,” said Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines. — UNTV News & Rescue.
Yan Xu, chief for International Relations Division of the China National Tourism Administration, told visiting Filipino journalists in July 2017 that Hainan Airlines would soon fly straight from the province to Manila. China has unveiled plans to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, ...
The royal wedding could overall bring more than £1 billion to the UK this year, according to consultancy firm Brand Finance, including £300 million in tourism. The 'Meghan Effect'. Foreign visitors flocked to the UK in April 2011, when Prince William married Kate, with numbers jumping by 350,000 ...
Leisure and Resorts World – via one of its subsidiaries – has already acquired a plot of land covering approximately 23 hectares (56.8 acres) in the Barangay Manoc-Manoc area of Boracay. The Philippine government has announced that Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months starting from ...
The responsibility belongs to the Ayala-funded Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. (BIWC) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), formerly the Philippine Tourism Authority. Hardly mentioned in recent weeks is Mayor Cawaling's involvement in Boracay's planned closure, ...
“These bridges will provide growth corridors and ensure that none of the major islands of the Visayas will be left behind in the country's race to progress,” Dominguez said in a speech read by Finance Undersecretary Bayani Agabin at the closing of the Philippine Economic Briefing at Marco Polo Hotel in ...
MANILA, PhilippinesPhilippine passport holders have another place they can add to their travel list, as China allows visa-free entry to Hainan Island ... the new policy in a bid to boost Hainan's “reform and opening-up initiatives,” a release Friday by the Sanya Tourism Development Commission said.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A photo competition is being held to promote tourism in the Philippines and to recognize the hard work of Filipinos in Taiwan, according to the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO). The contest, which is being organized by MECO and Litrasta, an association of Filipino ...
... daily flights between Hong Kong and Manila, Philippines from 1 June 2018. Hong Kong Airlines will deploy an Airbus A320 on the new route, which will be outfitted with a single-class configuration and offer 174 seats in Economy Class. According to official figures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board, ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on April 24 and 25 will conduct validation of land in Boracay Island to identify areas ... a jobs fair that was organized by the One Boracay Save Boracay group composed of private individuals and marketing experts in the tourism industry.
Tourism officials said the shift to Palawan could help stem the decline in total visitor numbers to the Philippines this year after the closure of Boracay. Estimates suggest as many as 2 million tourists head for Boracay annually. The strategy now is to convince travel agents and travellers to visit other beach ...
During the study tour, Mayor Sara and the other officials discussed the best practices in Tokyo Urban Planning, Suburban Area Science City planning, Murasaki River Pollution Prevention, and Kitakyushu Environmental and International Strategy. The group will also visit the Tokyo Traffic Control Center, ...
The FINANCIAL -- Hong Kong Airlines will operate daily flights between its home base of Hong Kong and Manila, the capital of the Philippines from 1 June 2018 – the latest addition to the airline's expanding network. According to official figures by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, visitor arrivals from the ...
In an effort to further encourage tourists to go to China, President Xi Jinping has made Hainan province — dubbed as “China's Hawaii” — visa-free for 59 countries, including the Philippines. Filipinos can enjoy Hainan for 30 days starting May 1, 2018. Qu Yunhai, deputy director of China's State ...
Tricky Taipei is a blog launched by Taipei-based travel and lifestyle writer Kathy Cheng to introduce Taiwanese design, food, lifestyle and travel stories to a global, English-reading audience. Outside of Taiwan, Tricky Taipei reaches readers in the United States, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong ...
Boracay Island, which became famous for its white-sandy beaches now has "s*** coming out of pipes and draining out to sea", Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte said. Philippine tourism minister, Wanda Teo, said Thursday that businesses and visitors to the crowded four square mile island would ...
The Filipinos' Manny Pacquiao Promotions and Top Rank were supposed to stage it in the Philippines in coordination with the Department of Tourism. The Horn camp however, failed to reach an agreement with Pacquiao's side and instead, took on another opponent. That left Pacquiao no option but to ...
By Philippine News Agency. Organizers of the annual Bike Festival, which is now on its fifth year, want to push this city as a sports tourism destination. “We're leading towards tourism component,” said Architect Wilfredo Sy. Jr, festival director of the 2018 Bike Festival in a press conference on Friday.
BEIJING - The temples of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, rice paddies in the Philippines and Singapore's bustling Clarke Quay will all be playing a role in a documentary showcasing the diversity of Asean that will be broadcast in China in a few months. The documentary, which was launched on Friday (April ...
According to official figures by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, visitor arrivals from the Philippines climbed to 894,489 in 2017 - a 13% growth from that in 2016. Hong Kong Airlines' new service will meet the increasing travel demand from the Philippines to Hong Kong and beyond, including popular ...
HONG KONG, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Airlines will operate daily flights between its home base of Hong Kong and Manila, the capital of the Philippines from 1 June 2018 - the latest addition to the airline's expanding network. According to official figures by the Hong Kong Tourism ...
Immediately after earning a degree in Bachelor of Science in Tourism at the University of the Philippines-Diliman as a Cum Laude, Emelyn found ... With a solid educational foundation (earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration at Ateneo de Manila University) and dedication to make a mark ...
BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — A week before Boracay Island is shut down to tourists and the compulsory removal of illegal structures starts, resort owner Leonard ... The Boracay Foundation Inc. and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Boracay have distanced themselves from the protest.
According to the Hong Kong Tourism Board, visitor arrivals from the Philippines reached 894,489 in 2017, a 13% increase from 2016. Michael Ma, Director of Commercial at Hong Kong Airlines said that the new service will meet the increasing travel demand between the two countries and beyond.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is giving a 30-day ultimatum to business establishments in Coron, Palawan to remove illegal structures as part of the government's efforts to clean up tourist destinations in the country. The DENR issued notices to ...
“This time, the pageant will feature more about the Philippines. In 2016, many people were disappointed on the broadcast of the Miss Universe pageant because it did not really highlight the beauty of our country. But this time, the broadcast will showcase wellness and tourism in the Philippines,” the ...
... improve domestic and international connections, while spreading the benefits of tourism and commercial activity to various regions in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. “We are no longer a Manila-centric airline,” said Bautista. “That means giving priority to our new PAL hubs in Davao, Cebu, and Clark.”.
Aklan Electric Cooperative Inc. on Friday allayed the fears of Boracay residents that electric service will be scaled down once the world-famous tourist destination undergoes a six-month rehabilitation beginning April 26. Akelco general manager Alexis Regalado assured all member-consumer-owners ...
Despite the pressing, controversial issues hounding the sector, local travel and tourism remained a bright spot for the Philippine economy and the real estate industry. In 2017, the travel and tourism sector contributed a total of P3.35 trillion to the Philippine economy, accounting for about 21 percent of the ...
The country is bent to score no less than a hole-in-one. As host of this year's Asian Golf Tourism Convention, the Philippines is once again thrust into the spotlight, enabling it to showcase to about 200 tour operators some of the top golf courses in the country. This convention is expected to give the local ...
Upon the recommendation of the interior, environment, and tourism departments to close the island for six months to give way to the rehabilitation of Boracay, President Duterte approved the total closure for six months of the famed island effective April 26. With the closure of Boracay, De Lima said the ...
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Tourist arrivals in the Ilocos region rose 11.39 percent from 2,090,830 in 2016 to 2,359,744 in 2017. Pangasinan had the highest share at 32.17 percent of the total number of visitors, who spent at least a night in the region; followed by Ilocos Norte with 27 percent; La Union ...
Lumads affected by the six-month closure of the Boracay Island resort are now provided jobs as tour guides the Department of the Interior and Local ... The DILG-funded project, Mt. Hilong-Hilong Tourism Sensitivity Program, studied the tourism potential of the mountain with the hope of creating a ...
Jeremy, a tourism management major and Derk, a hotel management major, hope to help with the organization's operations, while Joel, a computer science major, may set up the organization's website. KayakAsia Philippines is also planning to work with local guides in setting up the Abatan River ...
Organized by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Association for Inbound Golf Tourism Philippines (AIGTP), the Asian Golf Tourism Convention is expected to provide information, create opportunities and promote golf tourism in the country. This convention, which will be ...
By The Philippine News Agency. SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — Former Department of ... She said Boracay island brings many benefits to the people and to the tourism stakeholders and thus needs to be taken care of. She added that after the six-month closure of Boracay starting on April 26, ...
By the Associated Press. DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Just outside Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were ...
MANILA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- China is set to emerge as the Philippines' top tourist source thanks to "exceptionally stronger government to government relations," according to a Philippine lawmaker on Saturday. "In a matter of months, we could see China dislodging South Korea as our number one ...
Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported the eastern giant will offer visa-free access for tourists from 59 countries including the Philippines, "in a move to support reform and opening-up in the country's southernmost island province." Here is the full list of the countries with the 30-day visa-free access, ...
MANILA—The House Committee on Tourism has approved a bill seeking to protect tourist destinations and prevent environmental woes. This after Boracay island was ordered shut down to tourists for 6 months to make way for rehabilitation efforts amid sewerage problems and widespread violation of ...
By Philippine News Agency. Tourist arrivals in the Ilocos region rose 11.39 percent from 2,090,830 in 2016 to 2,359,744 in 2017. Pangasinan had the highest share at 32.17 percent of the total number of visitors, who spent at least a night in the region; followed by Ilocos Norte with 27 percent; La Union ...
Among the featured destinations are Tagaytay Highlands, Clark-Angeles City, and Boracay. Visitors will also experience golf in Metro Manila courses among them Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club and Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. The country's Tourism Promotions Board sponsored the ...
The Department of Energy (DOE) has laid down contingency measures that energy service providers could opt for to sustain their operations despite the island's closure to tourists' influx in the next four to six months. The first initiative set forth by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi through the Cabinet ...
Hong Kong Airlines will operate daily flights between its home base of Hong Kong and Manila, the capital of the Philippines from 1 June 2018 – the latest addition to the airline's expanding network. According to official figures by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, visitor arrivals from the Philippines climbed ...
As night falls on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, beach-goers eat, drink and watch a troupe of fire dancers twirling flames and performing ... The island, which generated over $1 billion last year and is home to more than 30,000 people whose livelihoods depend on tourism, can no longer cope ...
I long for the day when Metro Manila traffic is lined with electric vehicles, free from smoke and smog. I may not see it in this lifetime but, with hope, my children will experience this. No more gas, but an electric charger, charging stations in major shopping centers and coffee shops. Among the perks in the ...
Directly across Sumilon Island is Oslob, where the famous whale shark watching is found. Southern Cebu's tourism industry exploded, thanks to these gentle giants. We skipped this activity, however, for ethical reasons, as you may know this “tourist trap” is hounded with controversy. So the next best ...
The event is an effort to further boost faith tourism in Batangas. Bisikleta Iglesia is part of Lima Park Hotel's Bisita Batangas initiative, wherein the hotel encourages tourists from all over the Philippines to visit the province's attractions. “Lipa City in Batangas has been known as the 'Little Rome of the ...
Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM), the days-long gastronomy event that's an official spinoff of the annual Madrid Fusión in Spain, is under review by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Dubbed as Asia's premier gastronomic event, MFM has been gathering celebrated international and local chefs and some of ...
The goal is to pass on their skills and experiences to these students and eventually hail Philippine tourism millennial ambassadors. She says, “We will start mentoring the students on how to get into cooking, especially those who are interested. At the same time, we will teach them financially literacy.”.
Various sectors joined the #Salikalikasan, a clean up drive hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA). ... In the 1990s, the river was biologically dead, now it is thriving with life,” said George Oliver G. de la Rama, head of the public information, advocacy and tourism division of the PRRC.
A Venice man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison after being convicted on child pornography charges, for taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines, making videos of his sexual encounters with children as young as 6, and posting them on-line. David Paul Lynch was tried and found guilty late last ...
He approved the recommendation of the Interior, Tourism and Environment departments to close Boracay for six months starting April 26. ... A total of 200 personnel from the Philippine Army's 301st Infantry Brigade (IB) and the Philippine Navy will help the local police in case there will be resistance to ...
An environmentalist who made it her mission to protect the biodiversity in the Philippines, Gina Lopez is the daughter of ABS-CBN's Geny and Chita ... It's the quest for change agents and it is being done in collaboration with seven government agencies: Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and ...
“Viva Europa is also an occasion to showcase our shared cultural values with the Philippines,” he said. On May 12, children will be placed in the spotlight through the “Lakbayin Natin ang EU” initiative, the EU Delegations will provide the best of European storytelling, games, languages, film, music, and ...
ALLURING SIGHT The cascading water of Bega Falls keeps tourists coming back to Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur's capital town. ... of orchids are found at the Malipaga area near the boundary, according to botanist Ulysses Ferreras, a research associate at Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society.
I'VE been hearing a lot about medical tourism, I have been toured in state-of-the-art technology facilities said to be designed to put an existing ... Engr. Liu is proudly Filipino and intends to push all the positives about the Filipino to the fore through their venture into the tourism and medical tourism ...
She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Tourism at the University of the Philippines Diliman as a Cum Laude and earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration at Ateneo de Manila University. With a solid educational foundation she gained great exposures in the hotel industry ...
As it continue to grow, IS2CP says it now looks forward to working with select clients in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. IS2CP Inc. began as a closely-held family corporation in 1975 when it was engaged in tourism development and regional commodities trading. In the wake of the 1997 Asian ...
MANILA — Lumad residents living near the foot of the mountains in a northeastern Mindanao province now have found a more profitable source of income. The natives are now hired as tour guides of mountaineers, through a technical assistance (TA) project of the Department of the Interior and Local ...
The President made the statement during the 24th annual convention of National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines (NFMCP) in Legazpi City, Albay, late Saturday. Duterte, being a ... Duterte likewise asked motorcycle riders to support the development of tourism industry in the country.
Other agencies that rendered their services at the launching were the Philippine Coconut Authority, National Irrigation Administration, National Food Authority, Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine Commission on Women, Department of Tourism, Department of Environment and ...
The airline company cited data from the Hong Kong Tourism Board of a 13 percent increase in arrivals from the Philippines to 894,489 in 2017 compared to 2016. Hong Kong Airlines said that it would utilize its Airbus A320 for the new route, outfitted with a single-class configuration and with a 174 ...
THE city's environment movement views this as a chance to reassess the present state of the countries summer capital without disrupting its tourism ... Boracay is a pride of the Philippines but we cannot sustain our tourism when you are promoting something which is already destroyed,” he added.
Manila: Earth Day strikes a painful chord for the Philippines as the country contends with lack of sustainable tourism regulations and highly polluting plastic waste. As the country joins the world in marking Earth Day, the presidential palace said recent government moves to close down its most popular ...
By Lyka Manalo. Lobo, Batangas – This third-class municipality located in the southern tip of the province was once embroiled in an ugly controversy involving its rich deposits of gold. A few years back, the local government here was denounced by several environmental advocated and the church when ...
She noted that what used to be the city's tag as the Summer Capital of the Philippines is evolving and it is now one of the country's weekend destinations. She said tourism in the city flourished considerably, as tourist arrivals again surpassed the one-million mark in 2017. She said 1.5 million tourists ...
Florida Man Gets 330-Year Sentence for Child Porn. A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after he was convicted of taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines. April 22, 2018, at 10:03 a.m.. Florida Man Gets 330-Year Sentence for Child Porn. Share. ×.
“I would want those Chinese tourists who know only Boracay to be able to go to other parts of the Philippines rather than go to Bali [in Indonesia] or Phuket [in Thailand],” she was quoted in a statement as saying. “You, the Filipino Chinese members of the Federation, in your own areas, I hope you would ...
The PLTF is composed of the Provincial Government of Palawan, City Government of Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Palawan Tourism Council, Filipino and American Memorial Endowment, Palawan Special Battalion World War II Memorial Museum, and Rajah ...
AS IT expands its operations in the Philippines, linking cities like Cebu to other gateways, AirAsia Philippines reiterated its appeal to the government to ... Comendador said removing the travel tax would stir outbound tourism, and that the country could offset losses by introducing initiatives in the airport ...
... so as not to contribute in the pollution of our river systems,” Domogan stressed in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA). Domogan said Baguio officials understand that the Tourism Department is in the process of identifying nature destinations that need to be protected and improved.
The 2018 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) annual summit 2018 concluded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. .... Secretary of Tourism, Philippines Moderator: Tim Willcox, Presenter, BBC News 1410 Hollywood, hospitality and travel • Five-time Academy Award winning ...
A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison after being convicted on child pornography charges, for taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines, making videos of his sexual encounters with children as young as 6, and posting them online. David Paul Lynch was tried and found guilty late last ...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after he was convicted of taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines. Authorities say David Lynch made videos of his sexual encounters with children as young as six-years-old and posted ...
Venice man took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made videos of encounters with young children. FORT MYERS — A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after he was convicted of taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines. Authorities say David ...
A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children. Authorities say David Lynch's victims were as young as 6 years old and ...
US man who went on sex trips to Philippines gets 330 years jail for child porn ... pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with ... They say Lynch also has two young children living in the Philippines.
FORT MYERS — A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after he was convicted of taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines. Authorities say David Lynch, 56, of Venice, made videos of his sexual encounters with children as young as 6 years old and ...
(AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after he was convicted of taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines. Authorities say David Lynch made videos of his sexual encounters with children as young as six-years-old and posted them online dating ...
Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines, estimated that about 700,000 bookings would now have to be canceled from May to October. For May alone, 170,000 bookings would be gone (the month is considered the peak season for Chinese and Korean nationals). Per the ...
Man gets 330 years for child porn: A Florida man was sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children. Authorities said that David Lynch's victims ...
Florida man who went on Philippines sex trips gets 330 years for child porn ... child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with ... They say Lynch also has two young children living in the Philippines.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children. Authorities say David Lynch's victims were as ...
Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Sunday, April 22, that actor Cesar Montano, head of Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), informed him that after their evaluation ... TPB is tasked to formulate and implement an integrated domestic and international promotions and marketing program for Philippine tourism.
The ministry provided few details but China's state broadcaster CGTN earlier tweeted that more than 30 people died when a tour bus fell from a bridge in North Korea. The tweet was later deleted. China was informed about the accident on Sunday night, and its embassy personnel in Pyongyang rushed ...
China is seeking to expand international tourism in its South China Sea island province of Hainan by waiving visas for visitors from 59 countries for monthlong ... Since 2014, Indonesia has destroyed several hundred fishing vessels, most of them from Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand, ...
President Duterte wanted the tourist spot closed for rehabilitation for at least six months. He had described the waters of Boracay as a ''cesspool.'' Gatchalian said estimates show that informal sector laborers employed on and around Boracay Island could lose as much as P166 million in wages over the ...
“One Boracay” — which has the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) and the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) as key members along with local tourism stakeholders of the island — is currently in touch with their counterparts at other ...
... at Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport showed AirAsia Philippines' CEO, Captain Dexter Comendador, in a ceremonial exchange of tokens with Kajorndet Apichartrakul, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand. Comendador was also the pilot-in-command for the Manila-Bangkok inaugural ...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children. Authorities say David Lynch's victims were ...
These incidents are minus factors of the Philippine image-building efforts. They torpedoed the already bright economic conditions of the country, and our intensive investment and tourism gains. My hunch why these two events happened was because of a previous presidential outburst. A pattern may ...
The inter-agency composed of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Department of Tourism, earlier proposed some guidelines for media coverage during the shutdown of Boracay. The guidelines included limiting the number of ...
Galaxy Entertainment Group's Philippines partner, Leisure and Resorts World Corp (LRWC), is still buying land in Boracay despite recent claims by President ... The Philippines' Department of Tourism last week stated that Galaxy was seeking a new venue for its IR but has since retracted that statement.
Meanwhile, Salo, Belaro and other 20 lawmakers filed House Resolution 1742 to investigate Duty Free Philippines's alleged “midnight deals” the state firm sold to the private sector or merged into the Department of Tourism or into the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza).
Chinese and Korean tourists topped the foreign arrivals for the first three months, accounting for three-fourths of the total. Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines, estimated that about 700,000 bookings would now have to be canceled from May to October. For May alone ...
THE 7th annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention is being staged in the Philippines for the first time, with the main convention taking place at the Resorts ... The AGTC is the most important golf tourism event in the Asia Pacific region, bringing together international golf tour operators from around the world, ...
One Boracay composed of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) and the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) as key members along with local tourism stakeholders in Boracay, is also set to expand its advocacy of preserving the island ...
There had been confusion about the fate of GEG's project in Boracay after a Philippine tourism official claimed the Macau-based operator has started looking for another venue for its multi-million dollar resort. LRWC quickly shot down the statement by saying that they have not yet abandoned the ...
Liz: “Aside from beauty of tourism, I would like to support economic sustainability. I want our country to have equal opportunities to those who are physically disabled. I don't want to limit them in doing such activities to sustain their lifestyles.” What defines a Filipino woman? Theressa: “I believe we are ...
Belle is a developer of tourism and leisure destinations in the Philippines. Its principal asset is the City of Dreams Manila in Pagcor Entertainment City, which is being leased on a long-term basis to Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp. It also owns approximately 1 hectare of undeveloped ...
FORT MYERS, FL (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after he was convicted of taking sex tourism trips to the Philippines. Authorities say David Lynch made videos of his sexual encounters with children as young as six-years-old and posted ...
BEIJING: A bus crash in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Monday. Two other Chinese nationals were injured in Sunday's accident south of the capital Pyongyang, ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular press briefing. “We are ...
Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) president Jojo Clemente said the government is also scrutinizing other tourist destinations in the country and that these are also at risk of closure. Both Clemente and Jante said the tourism-related groups could have prepared better had the government ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is currently hosting the Asia Golf Tourism Convention for the first time, welcoming about 200 international golf tour operators from more than 30 countries in a series of activities until tomorrow. Now on its seventh edition, the AGTC opened yesterday at the Marriott ...
One big wake-up call for the industry was the news earlier this month that the popular Philippines tourism destination Boracay Island would be closed to tourists for six months beginning April 26 so that beaches and waters polluted by tourism-related overdevelopment could be cleaned. Among those ...
These jobs are found in places that include Metro Manila and Bohol and Palawan provinces, the tourism business group said in a statement. According to Marlene Dado Jante, president of One Boracay member Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), her organization will urge its more than 600 ...
Chipeco initiated the “Buhayani Festival” and institutionalized it through City Ordinance No. 575 in June 2015. The festival has clinched the first and second runner-up honors as “Best Festival Event” from the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and the Department of Tourism (DOT).
By Mark L. Garcia. Bacolod City— The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) has chosen the city as host of this year's national MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions & Exhibitions) Conference in August. Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced the selection of Bacolod on Sunday as TPB Chief Operating ...
Due to the project's renewable (RE) component, the Philippine government may expect to realize savings on subsidies for rural electrification between ... Only a few households and tourism-related establishments in Cabayugan have electricity, with supply lasting for about three to six hours from small ...
32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus plunged from a bridge in North Korea, Chinese officials and state media said Monday. ... Chinese tourism to the North has continued even though Beijing has enforced a slew of United Nations sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear ...
This call for transparency was echoed by Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines. “As early as the announcement of the possible closure of Boracay, we [tourism stakeholders] were already asking for the list of violators. It was even requested by the senators during the ...
A group of stakeholders, including the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), is working together to prevent other tourist spots from suffering the same fate of Boracay. In a statement, One Boracay said that they were working on putting up other groups that would defend the tourism sites currently ...
BORACAY, Philippines: When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed that he would be authorising the complete shutdown of one of the country's tourism cash cows, shock waves reverberated through the Boracay community. On the whim of the leader, more than US$1 billion of revenue is ...
The die is cast. In a few days, Boracay Island, premier tourist destination of the Philippines and recognized by many travel magazines and associations as one of the most beautiful island in the world, will be closed to visitors. From April 26, outsiders will not be welcome to the island. Commercial traffic in ...
FORT MYERS, Florida — A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children. Authorities said David Lynch's victims were as ...
Marilou Ampuan, president of the Universal Islamic Center Foundation (UICF) and chairperson of the halal committee of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines, said during the Kapehan sa Dabaw forum in Davao that the Philippines is a member of the International Halal Accreditation Forum, ...
As one of the most densely-populated cities in the world, Manila is the business and commercial centre of the Philippines with key industries such as banking and finance, retail, transportation, tourism, and real estate. The capital city is also home to the largest seaport in the country, making it one of the ...
“To address the islands' official concern, we urged the mayors, councilmen and barangay officials to exert their unified effort and action plan in formulating integrated development plan for Siargao, so that we can properly address the needs of the island,” Matugas, told The Manila Bulletin on Monday.
Aside from tourism, though, jobs here are scarce. Matmata's population is dwindling as people leave for a more modern life elsewhere. THE BERBERS. Before becoming a hotel in 1969, the “Star Wars” dwelling was a traditional home used by indigenous Berbers. The Berbers played a major role in the ...
... Okinawa Master Class by Okinawa Tourism, Green Island UW Competition by Taiwan Tourism, and others. He has co-organized the Anilao UW Photo Competition with the Philippine Department of Tourism for the last three years, and he has also organized the Okinawa Master Class and Underwater ...
Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a "cesspool" fouled by dumped sewage and imposed ...
To retain Boracay Island's top foreign market, South Korean Ambassador Han Dong-Man is urging the Philippine government to shorten its closure. ... Official statistics from the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed that South Koreans are the top foreign visitors in the country, with 1.6 million arrivals last ...
By Agence France-Presse. Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the country's top tourist attractions. President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a “cesspool” fouled by ...
BORACAY: Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday (Apr 24), just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a "cesspool" fouled by dumped ...
Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a “cesspool” fouled by dumped sewage and imposed ...
The Philippines has become an international hub for prostitution and commercial sex tourism. Globalization has allowed for even developing countries like the Philippines to have easy access to the internet, breeding a phenomenon of webcam pornography. Amongst its subjects are children, having to ...
BORACAY: Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a “cesspool” fouled by dumped sewage ...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children. "The sentence sets a precedent and really ...
Security stepped up as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown ... with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. ... "It might scare the tourists, seeing soldiers with long firearms."
By Philippine News Agency. DAVAO CITY – As Mati City hosts two major events for the Visit Davao Summer Festival, the local government reminded local and foreign tourists to follow the “zero waste” rule imposed by the city. Mati City is hosting the Amihan Skimboarding Competition where 100 ...
These are the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas ... On top of the job fair, the PESO-Iloilo has partnered with the provincial tourism and agriculture offices to provide investment opportunities to ...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children. Authorities say David Lynch's victims were as ...
Depending on the route PAL takes, Madah said flight time between Manila and Tel Aviv will be cut short to only 10 hours. The tourism director said that between 2015 and 2017, the number of Filipino tourists in Israel more than doubled, from 11,300 to 23,500 last year. He attributed this to new flight ...
Addressing a press conference in Dublin, Irish Columban missionary, Fr Shay Cullen who has ministered in the Philippines since 1969, said the Bill if enacted "will help to curtail child abuse sex tourism and protect children in countries like the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia where child protection ...
'Maximum' security as Philippines gears up for Boracay's shutdown ... with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and cleanup of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. ... “It might scare the tourists, seeing soldiers with long firearms.
The Western Visayas police stressed the demonstration was part of regular security drillls and not just preparation for the island's closure to tourists. They also downplayed claims it was an overkill. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesperson Armand Balilo said the PCG was ready for Boracay's ...
Bridges are important in terms of moving people and goods especially in an archipelagic country like the Philippines. Just as a modern railway system can spur economic growth, bridges could stimulate rural development and develop local and international tourism. But I also hope that we make these ...
“Regarding the possible shortfall in tourist arrivals due to the Boracay closure, DOT [Department of Tourism] will have to step up its efforts at advertising and marketing our several other tourist destinations,” Pernia said. Meanwhile, the economic managers raised their revenue projections this year due to ...
THE warm weather may allow the country to get a slice of the 22 million-strong Russian travel and tourism outflow market. This is according to Russian Ambassador Igor A. Khovaev, who's also urging that the Philippines should be more aggressive in promoting its “sunny-ness,” the weather and its ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy might lose around P1.96 billion due to the closure of Boracay Island, the National Economic and Development ... The DOT (Department of Tourism) should really step up its efforts to attract more people to more destinations, as well as advertise these other ...
... could reach P1.96 billion, the country's Socioeconomic Planning chief said, with the impact to be mitigated by tourists opting for other Philippine destinations. ... President Rodrigo has ordered the complete shutdown of tourism operations on the island, known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, given ...
Rivera said of the Middle East companies that are in the process of due diligence and registration with Peza and the Philippines' Security and Exchange Commission, three firms in the food processing/export, logistics/ecozone services, and nanocarbon manufacturing sector are 100% Qatari owned.
A 56-year-old man from Venice, Florida was recently convicted of multiple counts of child pornography possession and distribution that he produced during his trips to the Philippines. The man, David Paul Lynch, has been sentenced to 330 years in prison for making videos of his sexual encounters with ...
Professor Davis Fong is the Director of Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming as well as an Associate Professor of International Integrated Resort Management Program at University of Macau. Professor Fong has been appointed by the Chief Executive of the Macao SAR Government as a member ...
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Philippines' ambassador to Kuwait has offered a public apology after he made comments about his diplomatic mission's efforts to help abused Filipino housemaids in the Gulf nation. Renato Villa read from a statement and took no questions from journalists in Kuwait City on ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) — Boracay Island's closure and rehabilitation is set to cost the Philippine economy around ₱1.96 billion in six ... to government data, accounts for 4 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), with the bulk of its revenue coming from tourism services.
I have to take a leave from the police force if I will do it,” said Cajoco moments after she was crowned at the 2nd annual Miss Philippine National ... and wellness program, programs on women and children, and tourism through the Tourist Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection program.
The 1st Green and Gold Tourism Travel Mart (GGTTM) will be held at the Bonifacio High Street (amphitheater area) of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City on May 4-6, 2018. PHILTOA fully supports the objectives of the United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO) as enshrined also in the ...
MANILA, Philippines – Various sites around the Philippines, including emerging tourist destinations, are ready to host the 41st edition of the World's Strongest Man (WSM) competition from April 28 until May 6. In an effort to strengthen the country's bid as a worthwhile venue for international sports events, ...
... Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines attended an accessible tourism workshop in Japan. Morris adds that freedom and ease of movement is critical. “This can only be accomplished through accessible transit, taxis adapted for wheelchair use and pavements that are wheelchair accessible.
MANILA, Philippines - After not renewing his term with the Social Security System (SSS) due to alleged "abuse" of public funds, President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Jose Gabriel "Pompee" La Viña back into government. La Viña is now tourism undersecretary, according to appointment papers ...
MANILA, Philippines – Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña will have another shot at a goverment post – this time as undersecretary at the Department of Tourism (DOT). President Rodrigo Duterte signed his appointment papers on Tuesday, April 24. The papers were released to media on Wednesday, April ...
“We have to have phosphate limits. Boracay has phosphate problems. The weeds are caused [by] that— the moss,” Luna said at the Trashing Paradise “Trashing Paradise: Philippine Coastal Tourism, Marine Pollution, and the Law” symposium held at the University of the Philippines held last April 11.
Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the holiday destination off-limits to tourists from ...
La Viña will take the place of Rolando Cañizal who serves as undersecretary for administration and special concerns of the tourism department. The appointment paper was signed by the President last April 24. Asked about the President's decision to appoint La Viña, Presidential Spokesman Harry ...
Boracay was known as the crown jewel of Philippine tourism with its world-famous powdery white sand, but unchecked tourism and environmental degradation made it far from the tropical paradise it was decades ago. Authorities say some of the hundreds of tourism-related hotels and restaurants use ...
In a previous interview, Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre, said that once the island is rehabilitated, the “new” Boracay will have “features that would be at par with global standards already.” The government will release a calamity fund worth P2 billion to cushion the impact of the six-month ...
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte's former social media manager, who was "let go" form his previous post for allegedly proposing costly projects, is returning to the government as Tourism undersecretary. Duterte appointed former Social Security System commissioner Jose Gabriel ...
The resort is being reduced to piles of rock and steel rods, the first in a wave of demolitions of illegal structures on the tourist island of Boracay on the orders of the Philippines' no-nonsense president, Rodrigo Duterte. Boracay is just one of more than 7,300 islands in the Philippines, but it draws 2 million ...
RIYADH: The Al-Masmak fort in the heart of Riyadh holds a prominent place in Saudi Arabia's history and — 150 years after being built — is telling the story of the Kingdom's birth via a 3D virtual tour. The fort is home to a museum that has become an important historical destination and focal point for ...
“Boracay Island is heavily dependent on tourism. If you take that away from them, it would deprive the people there of their livelihood. The Duterte administration can casually say that it will close Boracay for six months, but that sudden move also means thousands of families will be deprived of income ...
Ten roads leading to declared tourism destinations will also be concreted and reconstructed under the district's Convergence and Special Support Program. These are access roads leading to Aglipay Caves, Napipiwongan, Mabo, Dibiwen Falls and Pensal Falls in Aglipay; Ganano Falls in Diffun; ...
BORACAY, PhilippinesTourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described the waters off Boracay as a ...
With its world-famous powdery white sand, Boracay was known as the crown jewel of Philippine tourism. But unchecked tourism and environmental degradation made it far from the tropical paradise it was decades ago. The authorities say some of the hundreds of tourism-related hotels and restaurants ...
MANILA — As the central Philippine island resort of Boracay prepares to bar tourists for six months beginning Thursday, residents fear the militarization of the popular tourist hot spot as President Rodrigo Duterte vows to clean up what he calls an environmental “cesspool.” Mr. Duterte ordered the closing ...
The center of Davao Region's government administration is also a premier hub for education, industry, commerce, trade, services, tourism and recreation, and investments in the region and in Mindanao. It is also acknowledged as the international gateway and economic center for the East ASEAN ...
Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch legal effort to halt the six-month closure. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the holiday destination off-limits to tourists ...
MANILA, Philippines — Local and foreign tourists were seen enjoying the world-famous island Boracay before it closes on Thursday. Starting Thursday, April 26, tourists will no longer be allowed to enter Boracay as it is set to be rehabilitated by government agencies. The closure order would take effect ...
Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described the waters off Boracay as a "cesspool” before ordering the closure. But today, one Australian visitor said the island had ...
Starting tomorrow, the Philippines' Boracay island will be closed to all tourists following a controversial decision by the government to shut down the popular destination for 6 months. But today, hours before the closure starts, Boracay's mayor said that cash assistance for the thousands of families that will ...
THE Embassy of France in the Philippines and Atout France (France Development Tourism Agency) is currently leading a delegation of French tourism professionals in Metro Manila and Cebu City. After two years of successful promotion and missions, Atout France and its partners will return to the ...
Boracay, one of the most popular islands for tourists in the Philippines, is to close for six months on 26 April. The decision was announced by President Rodrigo Duterte on 4 April, after he dubbed the island a “cesspool” during a visit the previous month. The island is lauded for its white sand beaches, ...
The Philippine island of Boracay is a tourist magnet, with its beaches regularly appearing on lists of the world's best. ... The first inkling came in February, when he threatened to close the island to tourism after seeing a video of raw sewage spewing out of a pipe on Bulabong Beach, a popular area with ...
MANILA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Starting Thursday, no foreign or local tourists will be allowed to enter the world-class Boracay Island resort in the central Philippines. "The Boracay closure will begin on April 26, 2018 as it undergoes environmental rehabilitation for the next six months. We urge the public to ...
A FORMER official of the Social Security System (SSS) who was sacked for corruption is back in government after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him as undersecretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT). Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Vina, who was SSS commissioner, will be replacing Rolando ...
Boracay is just one of more than 7,300 islands in the Philippines, but it draws 2 million visitors annually, just under a third of the country's total tourist arrivals last year. But with an estimated 1,800 businesses competing for space and clamouring for a share of the annual $1 billion (Dh367.3 billion) that ...
With its white beaches and crystal-clear waters, the island of Boracay has long been a firm favourite with holidaymakers looking for that picture-perfect beach holiday. However, its popularity has also meant that tourism has been wreaking havoc on the resort's natural beauty. The Philippines' government ...
President Rodrigo Duterte appointed sacked Social Security System (SSS) commissioner Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña as Department of Tourism (DOT) ... in a life overflowing with blessings than to have served the people faithfully as a Commissioner at the Social Security System of the Philippines.
“[Like many others, such as the Chinese] Filipino tourists think that if they go to Korea, they would be able to see their favorite Korean actors,” Jung enthused. But to manage expectations, she said the possibility of being able to meet them would be remote. Even Teh was surprised by the Filipinos' ...
E-mailed nominations may be sent to bm.missionphl@gmail.com or by snail mail to the Mission: PHL Project Director, Philippines Graphic Office, Third Floor, ... Visit the Philippines Award by the Department of Tourism and Transportation Infrastructure Support Award by the Department of Transportation.
Rich cultural heritage brings visitors to Manila, but some feel compelled to leave the safety of the historic center sites to get a glimpse of the city's inequality. Tour operators in the Philippines—as well as places like Brazil and India—have responded by offering “slum tours” that take outsiders through their ...
New York's iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations. With a launch by Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, the Explore Islands Philippines runs from Wednesday, May 9, ...
[BORACAY] The Philippines is to shutter its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists later Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Assault-rifle wielding police were posted at entry points to the once-pristine island that has ...
Clark International Airport is the second main gateway into the country, and the new 100,000-square-meter terminal will double its capacity to eight million passengers a year, boosting air transport capacity for the Greater Manila Area. The project is expected to ease the strain on the congested Ninoy ...
The Boracay Islands, a world-class tourist spot famous for its clear beaches and surrounding beauty will be closed for 6 months starting April 26, Thursday. No more foreign or local tourists will be allowed to enter this beauty harbouring a lot of marine life. The island has been closed for environmental ...
The Philippines Boracay casino plan, conceived by Galaxy Entertainment and local development partner Leisure & Resorts World Corporation, ... Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre said last week that Galaxy was now looking at sites outside Boracay, and added “that is very much welcome.
MANILA, Philippines — On the eve of the six-month closure of Boracay Island, the Supreme Court (SC) was asked yesterday to halt the government-mandated shutdown aimed at cleaning up the world-renowned tourist destination. In a 29-page petition, three residents of the island – Mark Anthony Zabal, ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) — The inter-agency task force in charge of Boracay's rehabilitation revealed Wednesday that it has proposed a P4.2 billion ... Tourism Congress of the Philippines President Jojo Clemente said around 36,000 people may lose their jobs when Boracay closes.
Manila: Restaurants and stores rushed to sell food and souvenir items. Tourists dipped for the last time into the blue sea. Others griped about the presence of Coast Guard vessels, Navy Seals, and police. Boracay — its unforgettable white and talc-like beach drew two million tourists into central ...
The closure threatens the livelihood of 17,000 hotel, restaurant and other tourism workers, plus about 11,000 construction workers. The island saw some two million visitors last year, pumping roughly $1 billion in revenue into the Philippine economy. Duterte has said he will release two billion pesos ...
BORACAY, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday (April 26) for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Assault-rifle wielding police were posted at entry points to the ...
The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Assault-rifle wielding police were posted at entry points to the once-pristine island that has become tainted by ...
Located off the northern tip of central Panay island, Boracay was once an idyllic destination for divers and backpackers lured by its tranquillity and powdery white sands. But the island has seen explosive growth in recent years, partly the result of surging numbers of tourists from Asia, particularly China ...
Tourism. According to Yap, there is a huge difference in the number of Filipino tourists coming to Singapore compared to the number of Singaporean tourists visiting the Philippines. “Already, roughly 200,000 Singaporeans travel to the Philippines every year as tourists, whereas, about 500,000 Filipinos ...
The Philippines' government has decided to take action by closing the entire island to tourists and local visitors for six months. During this time Boracay will undergo rigorous environmental rehabilitation, which will include everything from repairing the island's failing sewage systems to demolishing ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) — The world-famous Boracay Island will be closed to tourists for six months starting today. The temporary closure of Boracay was prompted by Duterte's order in February to rehabilitate the "cesspool" island because of its alarmingly polluted waters. The island ...
The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed ... President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the shutdown this month after calling the resort a “cesspool”, dirtied by tourism-related businesses dumping raw ...
Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement. The six-month closure of Boracay to holidaymakers starting on Thursday is forcing thousands of ...
The Philippines closed its most famous holiday island to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Coast guard boats were on patrol along Boracay's blue waters and assault-rifle wielding police were posted at entry ...
Years of unchecked growth. Those tourists, a growing number of whom are Chinese and Korean, pumped roughly $1 billion in revenue into the Philippine economy last year. But its growth from a sleepy backpacker hideaway into a mass-tourism hub with fast food outlets on the beach has taken a toll.
The Philippine tourism minister, Wanda Teo, urged the local authorities to put aside their grievances and work with the government. “This is for the good of Boracay,” she told the news channel ANC. “They have to help us because Boracay will be back to the way it was years ago.” Despite facing some ...
Mr Alegre warned Boracay may not be the only Philippine holiday destination to face a similar temporary closure. “Let's be clear about this. This is being done to sustain and save Boracay,” he said. “This is the first of many tourist destinations that we are going to look into; and the whole message is it's ...
File Photo taken on Oct. 24, 2006 shows the beach at the famous resort Boracay Island, Philippines. (Xinhua/Fan Yuelong). MANILA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Starting Thursday, no foreign or local tourists will be allowed to enter the world-class Boracay Island resort in the central Philippines. "The Boracay ...
Boracay (Philippines) (AFP) - The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Coast guard boats were on patrol and assault rifle-wielding police were posted ...
The Philippines' top holiday island closed to tourists on Thursday as workers began a six-month clean-up to address environmental damage caused by overdevelopment. President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to sign an order formalizing the closure of Boracay Island, 310 kilometers south of Manila, ...
BORACAY, Philippines: The cooks, hotel workers and other Filipinos who served tourists at the country's most popular beach headed home and started looking for other work Thursday as police guarded the empty beach on the first day of a shutdown intended to let Boracay's waters recover from ...
The Philippines' top holiday island has closed to tourists as workers start a six-month clean-up to address environmental damage caused by overdevelopment. President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign an order formalising the closure of Boracay Island, 310km south of Manila, until October, his ...
Boracay Island, one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines and previously voted as the world's best island, has seen the arrival of hundreds of officers as the island prepares for its tourist ban. The island will be off bounds to tourists while a six-month clean-up operation is enforced. Closing ...
BORACAY, Philippines: Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement. The six-month closure of Boracay to holidaymakers starting on Thursday ...
The boom also made Boracay a magnet for Filipinos seeking well-paying jobs that they failed to find in rural areas or urban centres like the capital Manila. The closure will impact the livelihood of 17,000 hotel, restaurant and other tourism workers, plus about 11,000 construction workers. Magbanua says ...
MANILA, Philippines – It's been consistently named one of the best islands in the world, but a glimpse at Boracay's history shows how the island has struggled to keep up with its fame. After about two months since President Rodrigo Duterte first made mention of Boracay in February 2018, the tourist ...
The last tourists on the popular Philippines tropical island of Boracay were told to pack their swimsuits and leave Thursday as a government shutdown took effect to scrub the paradise clean of sewage and curb overdevelopment. More than 600 members of the security forces, including the police and ...
... connected to the island's rainwater drainage line that connects directly to the sea. The closure will affect more than 17,000 workers in hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related establishments, as well as an estimated 11,000 people earning a living by selling various items and services to visitors.
MANILA, Philippines – Businesses that would lose income during the closure of Boracay should consider their financial losses as a small sacrifice to address ... Sotto said the Boracay closure could serve as a lesson for tourists and government agencies like the Department of Tourism and Department of ...
Today, the Philippines' popular beach destination Boracay is officially closed to tourists. But in true Bora fashion, residents said goodbye with countdown parties at some of the island's famous bars. The scene was like a New Year's Eve party, complete with fireworks before midnight, said Paul Benzi ...
The Philippines' Boracay island has been closed to the public for six months starting from Thursday for sanitation and development work at the famous tourist destination. Beginning midnight, authorities banned visitors entry to the island, located about 300 km south of Manila, according to the ...
"World Strongest Man" is slated to mount its 41st edition of the contest across a myriad of Philippine destinations the Department of Tourism revealed on Thursday. “This year's edition of the World's Strongest Man will not only be a 'Thrilla in Manila' as it will showcase some of our top tourist destinations ...
Stakeholders HSMA, Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), Tourism Congress Association of the Philippines, and Boracay Foundation said earlier that there were more than 17,000 people who will be directly affected by business closures, ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Months after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to close off Boracay for tourists, the most famous holiday island of the nation has been shut down officially for tourism purposes under high security starting Thursday as reported by Channel News Asia. Tourists will have ...
MANILA - Actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, who is more popularly known as The Mountain or Ser Gregor Clegane in the hit HBO series “Game of ... effort to strengthen the country's bid as a worthwhile venue for international sports events, the DOT facilitated the hosting of the WSM to boost sports tourism, ...
By Genalyn Kabiling. President Duterte has issued a proclamation declaring a state of calamity in Boracay and ordering its temporary closure as a tourist destination. The proclamation covers three barangays, namely Manoc-Manoc, Balabag and Yapak in the municipality of Malay, Aklan, according to ...
Philippine authorities temporarily closed the island starting Thursday as the island undergoes environmental rehabilitation for the next six months. During the clean up, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said no foreign or local tourists will be allowed to enter the island. The department said only residents, ...
April 26 (UPI) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of calamity in Boracay, a popular tourist destination suffering from sewage problems. Duterte ushered in a six-month shutdown of tourism on the island to allow for the cleanup of sewage that's leaked into the ocean because of ...
BORACAY, Philippines: The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Assault-rifle wielding police were posted at entry points to the once-pristine island ...
THE countdown begins for the thrilling battle of human strength and will power as 30 athletes from across the globe arrived in the country to compete in the 41st World Strongest Man (WSM) to be staged in various Philippine tourist destinations. The Department of Tourism (DOT), which facilitated the ...
In tourism, Europeans comprise the third-largest group of foreign visitors to the country, next to Americans, Koreans, Chinese and Japanese. In fact, EU tourists to the Philippines are among the fastest to grow in numbers—from 376,440 in 2013 to 583,211 last year, representing a 55-percent five-year ...
The Philippines' top holiday island closed to tourists on Thursday as workers began a six-month clean-up to address environmental damage caused by ... President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to sign an order formalising the closure of Boracay Island, 310 kilometres south of Manila, until October, his ...
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the shutdown this month after noticing the resort island was plagued by tourism-related businesses dumping raw sewage directly into the ocean.The environment ministry has issued a notice of violation to businesses discharging sewage and ordered the destruction of ...
Boracay, Philippines. With postcard-perfect views of the Philippines' most treasured island behind them, laborers hammer away at the walls of the Boracay West Cove resort, demolishing them one chunk at a time. The resort is being reduced to piles of rock and steel rods, the first in a wave of demolitions ...
The Philippines shut down its most-famous tourist destination, Boracay island, for a six-month cleanup amid heavy security beginning Thursday, months after President Rodrigo Duterte described the island's beaches as a “cesspool.” Tourists were asked to leave the bone-shaped island in the central ...
Manila, April 26 (IANS) The Philippines' Boracay island has been closed to the public for six months starting from Thursday for sanitation and development work at the famous tourist destination. Beginning midnight, authorities banned visitors entry to the island, located about 300 km south of Manila, ...
“The temporary closure of the islands as a tourist destination for six months starting 26 April 2018, or until 25 October 2018, is hereby ordered, subject to applicable laws, rules, regulations and jurisprudence,” ... A general view shows an empty beach on the Philippine island of Boracay on April 26, 2018.
The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has ... President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the shutdown this month after calling the resort a "cesspool," dirtied by tourism-related businesses flushing their raw sewage ...
Cimatu said the drainage system, built by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), an attached agency of Department of Tourism (DOT), was ... “I'm all for rehabilitation and preserving it but clearly this is not the way to do it,” Philippine politics expert Ashley Acedillo told AFP.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Thursday a proclamation placing three barangays in Boracay Island ... It also referenced the investigation by the inter-agency task force, composed of the Environment, Interior, and Tourism departments, which revealed ...
Kajorndet Apichartrakul, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, said: “We want to bring people across the Asean region closer together and further expand our Asean footprint to serve more and more communities. We have 100% load for this inaugural flight and we hope to do more inter-Asean routes to ...
The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists yesterday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Coast guard boats were on patrol and assault rifle-wielding police were posted at entry points to the ...
MANILA, Philippines — Citing “human-induced hazards” on the island, President Duterte yesterday placed Boracay under a state of calamity for six months to implement rehabilitation work and to prevent the degradation of the tourist destination. The order, which would speed up the release of funds for ...
Cebu Pacific Air said it expects to carry 22 million passengers this year on the back of higher domestic and international inbound tourists. The target represents a 12-percent increase over 19.7 million passengers flown last year. Growth in domestic travel was relatively flat year-on-year. However, the ...
Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described the waters off Boracay as a "cesspool" before ordering the ...
About 600 policemen were deployed, with some performing life-like drills including riot officers battling bottle-hurlingBoracay protesters and mock hostage taking of sunbathers—all before startled locals. “My nephews and nieces were afraid,” Filipino tourist Tara Calcetas said. “It was scary because there ...
“The problem is, those who have canceled are transferring to other destinations abroad, not here in the Philippines,” she pointed out, “because Cebu, Bohol, etc. are full, as well.” Ibarreta explained many foreign tourists make their bookings six months to a year before their actual travel to the Philippines, ...
(MORE: 'Cesspool': Philippine's Boracay Island to Close For 6 Months). The Boracay Foundation, comprised of representatives from Boracay's tourism establishments, organizations, residents and expatriates, disputes Sampulna's claim, saying that the algal bloom is "simply a natural phenomenon that ...
Thirty muscle-bound athletes from all over the world have arrived in the country to compete in the thrilling battles of human strength and willpower of the 41st World Strongest Man (WSM) starting this weekend in various Philippine tourist destinations. The Department of Tourism said the popular sports ...
Gone were the lines of umbrellas and sun loungers, as well as hordes of tourists and vendors, that characterised the explosive, unchecked growth of what was once a quiet paradise island. Boracay was officially closed to non-residents as of midnight on Wednesday to undergo rehabilitation ordered ...
BORACAY: Jessler Magbanua, 17, has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for cleanup, he will have to switch to mixing cement. The six-month closure of Boracay to holidaymakers, which started yesterday, ...
There is a growth of 21 percent of Indonesian tourists who visited between January and March 2018 as compared to the number of Indonesian tourists recorded the same period last year. Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam are the five main markets for tourism promotion this year.
... sports tourism in Cebu. “We really want Cebu to be the venue of sports tourism,” he said in a press conference yesterday at the Cebu Grand Hotel in Escario Street, Cebu City. Guardo also said he expects intense action in the tournament, especially since there will be teams from Manila joining.
Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement. The six-month closure of Boracay to holidaymakers is forcing thousands of workers employed by the ...
MANILA – With the onset of the six-month closure of Boracay Island, the government has been urged to aggressively promote other Philippine tourist destinations – especially in poorer areas – to sustain the country's tourism industry. “While Boracay is undergoing rehabilitation, there are numerous ...
But is far from the first time Duterte's “jokes” have caused a stir. In January, Duterte joked that he'd like to offer “42 virgins” to visitors to boost Philippine tourism. About a month after, he joked that the Philippines should be made a province of China during an event attended by the Chinese Ambassador to ...
BEIJING – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered his deep apologies to China after a bus crash in his isolated country killed 32 Chinese tourists, state media said on Thursday. In a message to President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders, Kim said the North Korean people were “overcome ...
... administration by a Philippine construction firm together with Japanese engineers. All these years, it has stood as a magnificent S-shaped structure over the sea between the two East Visayan islands, serving an important role in their economies and tourism. Nothing of equal significance has been built ...
YVONNE SU, LADYLYN MANGADA & JESSA TURALBA - 27 APR, 2018. Tacloban City's 'Home of the Happiest People' tourism campaign is a cover up of five years of devastation in a disaster-stricken city. The Tacloban City Government has launched a marketing campaign branding the city as the ...
The Philippine tourism minister, Wanda Teo, urged authorities and those opposed to the closure to put aside their grievances and work with the government. “This is for the good of Boracay,” she told the news channel ANC. “They have to help us because Boracay will be back to the way it was years ago.
The European Union is the Philippines' first net foreign direct investor, second export market, third source of tourist visitors, and fourth source of remittances from overseas Filipino workers. LAST YEAR, the Philippines exported to the European Union (EU) up to P486-billion (US$ 9.3 billion) worth of ...
“Seize the moment: promote other hidden wonders of the Philippines!” Ejercito said. “I find the Boracay closure for a six-month rehabilitation as an opportunity for other tourist spots in the country to shine. Definitely, this is a chance for other equally beautiful places and hidden wonders around the country ...
The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists yesterday for a six-month cleanup. And Thailand's iconic seaside resort Maya Bay will be closed to tourists from June to September. These extreme measures are taken due to heavy environmental damage caused by the ...
BORACAY, Philippines, April 26 (Reuters) - Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist spot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin. For the first time in years, Boracay's most famous ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines, 27 April 2018: The Philippines will promote Davao as a sports tourism destination after successful hosting the Alveo Ironman 70.3 triathlon last Sunday. Davao is the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of Tourism chief. Thousands of people cheered ...
Vibrant and full of life, year-round Philippine festivals, also known as fiestas, attract both domestic and international tourists for its grandeur, sense of community, and fun-filled atmosphere. Although these festivals had religious origins, where predominantly Christian Filipinos honor their patron saints via ...
“I was barely 20 years old when the greatest boxing match in the Philippines delighted us in Thrilla in Manila… It's the first time that this contest of great strength and power will take place in the Philippines and on behalf of your millions of Filipinos, welcome to our beautiful islands,” said Tourism ...
“This itty-bitty island is as close to the tropical ideal as you'll find in the Philippines, with gentle coastlines and transporting sunsets. Add in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots in the region,” the publication said. According to Duterte's state of calamity proclamation, there are ...
BORACAY, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists yesterday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Coast guard boats were on patrol and assault rifle-wielding police were posted ...
We have not gotten application for accreditation,” Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre said in an interview. Alegre was referring to the status of Macau-based casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group, which the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) granted provisional license last ...
MANILA— The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday announced that the World's Strongest Man (WSM) competition to be held in Manila will be open for public viewing. During a press briefing, DOT Undersecretary Kat De Castro announced the schedule of activities for the WSM leg in Metro Manila.
MANILA, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Airlines will start flying daily between its home base Hong Kong and Manila starting June 1 to cater to the growing number of travellers, the airline said at a launching ceremony held here Friday. Michael Ma, Director of Commercial at Hong Kong Airlines Ltd, said ...
By Hannah L. Torregoza. Senator Joseph Victor 'JV' Ejercito on Friday urged the government to take advantage of the 6-month closure of Boracay Island and promote other hidden wonders of the Philippines. Ejercito made the call as President Duterte's order of a six-month shutdown on Boracay took ...
Sustainable Tourism Development has been the subject of both international and domestic discourse, and is particularly important when the life cycle of many tourist destinations, including Boracay, is at risk of irreversible collapse. In his study, “A New Approach to Sustainable Tourism Development,” ...
At the same time, we expect that robust services exports (mainly tourism, health care, maritime, and business process. outsourcing) and large remittance inflows will cushion the impact of rising investment, keeping the deficit capped,” it said. “Given the Philippines' historically low levels of investment, we ...
Looking forward to the opening of the island in October, six months after its rehabilitation, tourism stakeholders said they have been receiving bookings from foreign tourists. Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), told The STAR there are around 600 to 700 ...
BORACAY, Philippines (AFP) – Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement. The six-month closure of Boracay to holidaymakers starting ...
By Philippine News Agency ... Rey Vincent Andeza, also of Masbate provincial tourism office, said American archaeologist Dr. Wilhem Solhein also uncovered remarkable artifacts here in 1953, which he brought to ... Once tourists enter the cave, they can see a natural stone shapes like statue of a saint.
He said BIDA would be created along the lines of the Intramuros Administration, the attached agency of the Department of Tourism that runs the famous heritage site in Manila, as a separate administrative entity which will be tasked to oversee the planning, development, and administration of the island.
This island in the southeastern wilds of the Philippines, a one-stop hop from Manila just like Boracay, is home to 15 world-class surf breaks, including “Cloud 9,” which counts Kelly Slater and Anthony Kiedis among its fans. White sand beaches and azure water are standard for islands in the Philippines, ...
... certificates of appreciation, and other citations from government agencies such as the Department of Tourism, Department of Education and Culture, Department of Local Government including the City of Baguio, Benguet Province, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines National Council, Order of the Arrow, ...
It involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 ASEAN member states, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The hosting of ATF in 2019 creates a golden opportunity for Vietnam in general and Quang Ninh in particular to ...
With the theme “SarBay United,” the event will showcase the tourism gems of southern Philippines. “The Department of Tourism and the Provincial Local Government Unit of Sarangani are committed to inculcate the importance of continuous awareness to protect and preserve the resources of Sarangani ...
Located in Palauig, Zambales, this 56-hectare island has a lot of surf spots and hidden coves to offer adventurous tourists. Its white fine sand beach and pristine sandbar add to its ... All in all, it takes around 6-7 hours to get there from Manila. As far as accommodations are concerned, there are resort ...
PHILIPPINES: BORACAY CLOSURE. Policemen collect trash at Bulabog beach on the holiday island of Boracay during the first day of a temporary closure for tourists, in Philippines April 26, 2018. With an estimated 1,800 businesses competing for space and clamuring for a share of the annual $1 billion ...
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 27 (PIA) -- Cagayan Valley's economy grew faster at 7.2 percent in 2017 compared to 3.8 percent in 2016, hitting a record higher than the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 6.7 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported recently. During the ...
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Cynthia Thomalla was crowned the new Miss Eco International 2018 during the pageant held on Friday, April 27 in Egypt (late morning, April 28, Manila time). Cynthia succeeded Amber Bernachi of Canada, who won the crown last year.
THE Asian Poker Tour Philippines Championships 2018 culminated at the country's premier tourism and entertainment destination Resorts World Manila, with Filipino Lester Edoc claiming his first APT Main Event title and taking home the P2,674,900 first place purse. Edoc battled through 325 entries to ...
Cebuana lass Cynthia Thomalla bested 51 other candidates from around the world in the fourth staging of the Miss Eco International pageant in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday night (Saturday morning in Manila). Thomalla, a Tourism and Events Management graduate from STI-Maasin in Leyte, is the first ...
Among the cruise companies that sent ships to Manila in 2017 were Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Hapag Lloyd, Celebrity Cruises, Ponant ... As the Philippine Department of Tourism is a member of the Asia Cruise Cooperation (ACC), the destination benefits from ACC's marketing support ...
Miss Eco International focuses on the wellness of the mind, body and spirit of all the candidates that represent all the countries from all over the world. Its main objective is to promote the importance of saving our planet environmentally in addition to marketing tourism across the world. The competition ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Islamic and tourism officials are mounting a massive promotion and development programs of the halal industry of Davao City and five other areas to make them Muslim-friendly destination s in the country. The city has been chosen by the Department of Tourism as one of the ...
A woman from a small town in the Philippines was crowned this year's Miss Eco International on Saturday at the event finale held in Cairo, Egypt. Cynthia Magpatoc Thomalla, 23, beat over 70 other beauties from around the world to emerge winner of the pageant that seeks to promote eco-tourism.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Some Ms. Philippines Earth 2018 candidates are favoring the closure of beach resorts and establishments in Boracay island as they emphasized that the environment must come first before tourism. Zahra Bianca Saldua, Ms. Philippines Earth 2018 candidate ...
Philippine IATA Agents Travel Association elects officers and trustees for 2018-2020, led by Paz Alberto (right) of Ark Travel Express Inc. as president ... With Alberto in a light moment are keynote speaker Philippine Airlines president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista (left) and Tourism Secretary ...
The practice was formalized by an official government initiative to encourage returning Filipinos, or balikbayans, to spend their foreign wages at home in the Philippines. Tourism officials offered reduced airfares on the then-government-owned Philippines Airlines, hotel discounts, tax breaks and, most ...
THE six-month closure of Boracay Island, which is reeling from environmental degradation, is a wake-up call to the government to develop and promote other tourist spots in the Philippines. The closure of the world-renowned Boracay, which started Thursday (April 26) is aimed at restoring the island's ...
... third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Thomalla was the first winner of the Miss Eco International Philippines title. According to Miss Eco International's website, the pageant's main objective is 'to promote the importance of saving our planet environmentally in addition to marketing tourism across the ...
The 7th Asia Golf Tourism Convention held at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City last Monday is expected to bring huge benefit to the Philippines. “Thanks to the efforts of the Philippines Department of Tourism and its Tourism Promotion Board, the world's leading golf tour operators will see for themselves ...
Thomalla was the Philippines' bet to the international contest held in Cairo, Egypt, Friday (Saturday morning in the Philippines). According to Sinulog Foundation Inc. ... Meanwhile, the Cebuano finalists for the 6th Mr. and Ms. Hannah's World Tourism Philippines 2018. The annual contest is presented by ...
By Restituto A. Cayubit. Ormoc City – Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, chairman of the House committee on tourism, invited potential investors to the country's tourism industry during the Smart Island World Congress held in Mallorca, Spain last week. “We have world-class natural resources which we ...
'Uncovered'. BINIGYANG-DIIN ni Senadora Cynthia Villar ang kahalagahan ng Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA) bilang isang 'bird sanctuary and mangrove site' sa bansa. “We don't have to go out of Metro Manila for a place where we could commune with nature.
More than a corporate strategy, PAL considers itself a partner in nation building, as these routes are a response to Department of Tourism secretary Wanda Teo's request that we get a direct link from India, in anticipation of future arrivals from the tourist-rich country. In the pipeline, too, are possible routes ...
MANILA, Philippines — An assembly of accredited tourism enterprises have started raising funds to help more than 30,000 workers in Boracay affected by the six-month closure and rehabilitation of the island. Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines, said the TCP has ...
With the continued robust tourism growth, plus the desire of Philippine conglomerates to build and upgrade existing airports, the country is now staring at its own “Pearl River Delta” (PRD) shaping up on the horizon. The PRD is the Asian region's busiest air-traffic environment. It consists of a multi-airports ...
... as good news to business travelers in and out of the city, it actually sends the strong message that Iloilo is evidently emerging as a business and tourism hub faster than ever. In a recent news briefing, Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo General Manager Cleofe Albiso was quoted as saying, “In the Philippines, ...
But, even if this is the case, the Philippines as a travel destination, based on the tourism's contribution to GDP, is not at par with our neighboring countries. The country is faced with multiple challenges in terms of accommodating more tourists, both foreign and domestic. Bliimo is here to help that grow, ...
By Minerva BC Newman. Iloilo City – Smart Communications and InnoPub Media recently launched the expanded 'Iloilo Guide App,' a mobile guide that features useful information to visitors and students, such as historical background, local folklore and other interesting cultural trivia including lists of ...
The Israeli government expects to receive some 60,000 Filipino tourists by 2019, after the Philippine Airlines assured the Israeli Embassy that it will open a direct flight from Manila to Tel Aviv, Israel Tourism director Hassan Madah said in an interview. Speaking to the Manila Standard at the sideline of ...
FILIPINO-GERMAN Cynthia Thomalla bested more than 50 delegates from around the world to win the Miss Eco International 2018 title on Friday at the historic Cairo Opera House in Zamalek, Egypt. The 22-year-old Tourism and Event Management graduate and Cebu-based model, gorgeous in a ...
THE Commission on Audit has taken to task the Department of Tourism for paying a total of P60.01 million to a private media outfit owned by Ben Tulfo, the brother of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo. The money was payment for the DOT's advertisements for 2017, COA said. Teo's department paid ...
MANILA, Philippines – State auditors are questioning the P60-million payment made by the Department of Tourism to the media outfit of Ben Tulfo in 2017 because of lack of documents to support the transactions. Based on the 2017 audit report on government-run People's Television Network, ...
The practice was formalized by an official government initiative to encourage returning Filipinos, or balikbayans, to spend their foreign wages at home in the Philippines. Tourism officials offered reduced airfares on the then-government-owned Philippines Airlines, hotel discounts, tax breaks and, most ...
... ecotourism concerns and as a catalyst of development for the communities,” the contest's Facebook page read. “They shall also be the official representatives of Hannah's Beach Resort and Convention Center to the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the International Ecotourism Society.
Together with our partners in government and the travel industry, we will work even harder to sustain our hard-won gains. We owe this to all Filipinos. Now that the Philippines is a leader in economic growth, the country needs a stable growth-oriented aviation network powered by a dynamic flag carrier.” ...
The Israeli government expects to receive some 60,000 Filipino tourists by 2019, after the Philippine Airlines assured the Israeli Embassy that it will open a direct flight from Manila to Tel Aviv, Israel Tourism director Hassan Madah said in an interview. Speaking to the Manila Standard at the sideline of ...
... business and tourism hub faster than ever. In a recent news briefing, Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo General Manager Cleofe Albiso was quoted as saying, “In the Philippines, the two bigger options for business destinations are Manila and of course, Cebu. With the saturation, traffic and cost that go with it, ...
But, even if this is the case, the Philippines as a travel destination, based on the tourism's contribution to GDP, is not at par with our neighboring countries. The country is faced with multiple challenges in terms of accommodating more tourists, both foreign and domestic. Bliimo is here to help that grow, ...
FILIPINO-GERMAN Cynthia Thomalla bested more than 50 delegates from around the world to win the Miss Eco International 2018 title on Friday at the historic Cairo Opera House in Zamalek, Egypt. The 22-year-old Tourism and Event Management graduate and Cebu-based model, gorgeous in a ...
Tourism officials and tournament organizers on Saturday introduced competitors in the 41st World's Strongest Man (WSM), which would be held in different parts of the country starting this weekend. Colin Bryce, tournament director, said the Philippines' tropical climate, with hot and humid days, would ...
“Literature is something that's a bit overlooked by diplomats,” said Olša, also the president of Eunic Philippines. Most of them focus on business or tourism, and organize concerts, film festivals and art exhibits, “but literature is something that is rarely seen,” he said. “Agos” offers “glimpses of European life ...
This summer, bask in the sun and have a brisk, scenic quiet walk along the cream beige, powdery sand surrounded by turquoise waters off Magalawa Island, a tourism jewel in Palauig town, Zambales province. Facing the West Philippine Sea, this secluded island getaway is found in northern Zambales.
Jordan welcomed seven million tourists in 2010, but arrivals plunged to around three million in each of the following two years, according to tourism board head Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat. Efforts to reverse the slide suffered a major setback in 2016 with a string of attacks in the kingdom, a member of the ...
MANILA - Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Sunday denied any role in the placement of over P60 million worth of ads by Department of Tourism (DOT) on the TV show of her brothers, a deal that was flagged by auditors. The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the placement of ads in the show ...
... sa Progresibong Pagbabago” to underscore the important role of Filipino workers in the overall development framework of the present administration. ... 7.5 million jobs mainly in key employment generating sectors (KEGS) specifically in the manufacturing, agri-business, construction, tourism, IT-BPM, ...
It took a monumental biting-of-the-bullet moment for Boracay to be closed, but President Rodrigo Duterte did it. There is much argument on how it should have been done, but what is undeniable is this – finally. Even tourism experts agree that this jewel of a destination has suffered from decades of abuse ...
... facilities to deliver our promise to make real life education accessible for the Filipino youth across the country,” said STI ESG President Peter K. Fernandez. ... Communications Technology, Business & Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Engineering, and Senior High School.
Every Filipino must know and embrace the Constitution, and the importance of choosing the right citizens for public office. In Infrastructure and Environment, the chamber believes that God-given attractions should be preserved and properly maintained and their development for tourism and other uses ...
“It is based on the wrong assumption that Boracay will (also) have 2 million plus tourist arrivals this year,” Catalbas told Manila Bulletin in reference to the total number of tourists last year. Catalbas reminded Bacal that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will release a report ...
Now, more than ever, we can enhance travel experiences, enable education and preserve Filipino culture via mobile technology and connectivity,” Smart Visayas-Mindanao public affairs head Maria Jane Paredes said. Tourism information, such as the best places to go in Iloilo, can now be accessed ...
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has distanced herself from her siblings on Sunday, as she denied knowledge in the ad placements of more than P60 million worth of ads by her agency on the TV show of her brothers, which drew attention from the Commission on Audit. The CoA specifically mentioned the ...
Despite Boracay's temporary closure to tourists, the Philippines has alternative fine beaches and destinations to offer, and Congress is paving the way for the promotion and preservation of these tourist spots. More than a hundred bills and resolutions are pending in different committees in the House of ...
Earlier, Senator Sonny Angara urged the government to promote other Philippine tourist destinations, especially in the poorer areas, to sustain the country's tourism growth. He said there were many world-class tourist destinations here that could be promoted while Boracay was undergoing rehabilitation ...
It now houses in one floor and under one roof not only Meco staff but also our Trade, Labor and Tourism offices. Previously, Philippine personnel were scattered in different offices, making it difficult to coordinate activities, and especially hassling for our OFW's who had to shuttle from the Philippine ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Sunday denied involvement in the placement of Department of Tourism's advertisement on her brother's television show, a deal the Commission on Audit (COA) questioned for lack of documentation. COA on Friday published a report on its ...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday explained that it placed ads on the People's Television Network, Inc. (PTNI) in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's order to all agencies to support ... It also said that these ad placements contributed to the 6.5 million tourist arrivals in the Philippines last year.
Stressing that tourism is a competitive industry, Masidi said Sabah should take note of the aggressive tourism promotion in Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia. He noted these countries would be Sabah's biggest competitors in the future as they have many products, adding Indonesia, having ...
Philippine-based unicorn property technology (proptech) startup Revolution Precrafted announced that it has sealed another international deal, this time to develop luxury prefabricated boutique hotel villas ... The project, it said, further reinforces its foothold within the global hospitality and tourism sector.
In popular destination like Kyoto, the city estimates that 1.1 million tourists used illegal minpaku lodgings in 2016. Foreign ... PHILIPPINE tourism has been in the news lately, highlighted by reports that plans are well underway for the holding of Miss Universe 2017 in Manila in January, 2017. The first ...
TWO Philippine beauty queens competed in separate international pageants last Friday with one copping the coveted crown and the other winning an ... time) by outgoing queen Amber Lynn Bernachi of Canada to become the first Asian winner of the beauty tilt that advocates for tourism and protection of ...
“It is my accusers, within and outside of government, who are wading in a cesspool of corruption,” said La Viña who took his oath before Tourism ... honor in a life overflowing with blessings than to have served the people faithfully as a Commissioner at the Social Security System of the Philippines.
MANILA - Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Monday defended Undersecretary Gabriel "Pompee" La Viña from accusations that he leaked an audit ... In the same conference, Teo denied there was conflict of interest in the tourism ads because DOT entered the contract with PTV-4, not Bitag's producer.
TOURISM Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo broke her silence on Monday on the controversy surrounding her office placement of an advertisement on her brothers' television show aired on government-run PTV 4, debunking claims that she was incompetent. “I don't think this is incomptence on my part.
MANILA, April 30 -- Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keichi Ishii, received warm welcome from Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade during his visit at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Headquarters, Sunday afternoon. With Minister Ishii was Japanese Ambassador ...
MANILA, Philippines – More than 400 hectares of land in tourist hot spot Boracay may be included in the agrarian reform program of the government if President Rodrigo Duterte gives such an order, said the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Monday, April 30. In a press briefing, Agrarian Reform ...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered an investigation into the Department of Tourism's (DOT) reported payment of P60 million for advertisements on a television show of Ben and Erwin Tulfo, brothers of ... "Contract was between PTV-4 and (the) Department of Tourism. ... (SunStar Philippines).
Representatives from Golf Oman attended the Asian Golf Tourism Convention from 22 - 25 April 2018 in Manila, Philippines, to highlight the country as a world class tourist destination for the international golfer. During the event, with an attendance from more than 200 travel companies, tour operators, ...
NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New York's iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the Philippines' 7,641 islands as a destination for vacations, trade and investment. With a launch by Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, the Explore Islands ...
Davao City, the main trade, business and tourism centre of the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, will be served four times a week; while Medan, the thriving capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia, will be served three times a week. The new routes, the only non-stop flights between Hong ...
Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo recently found herself at the receiving end of a broadside from critics apparently unhappy with her success in pushing the closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island and the continued increase in tourist arrivals in the Philippines. This time, critics cited alleged ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña on Monday denied that he is behind the “leakage” of a Commission on Audit report that involves Tourism chief Wanda Tulfo-Teo and her brother Ben Tulfo's media outfit. La Viña said that he does know the basis of those ...
NEW POST. Newly-appointed Tourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña says he has no ambition of becoming tourism secretary. MANILA, Philippines – Jose Gabriel "Pompee" La Viña has a fresh start at the Department of Tourism (DOT) as an undersecretary. But it was not what he ...
MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Tourism official on Monday said the office is still working out the Miss Universe hosting with organizers. “We have a good chance of hosting it,” Tourism Undersecretary Kat De Castro said in a press briefing. “It's just me and the Miss Universe Organization trying to ...
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said the Malacañang is investigating state-run People's Television Network, Inc.'s payment of P60 million to Ben Tulfo's company to air Department of Tourism ads. “I would like to confirm that the Palace is looking into the matter ...
"The Muslim Friendly Destination Program is a project of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Trade Industry (DTI). They will be tapping six areas, which will serve as gateways for Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) market," ...
The government is also looking to attract more visitors and develop tourism as a key industry. “We expect a higher number of international passengers, especially from Japan and Korea, and more middle-class passengers domestically, thanks to Vietnam's fast economic growth,” Thanh said. The carrier ...
There are 7107 islands in The Philippines, so the closure to tourism of just one shouldn't be great reason for consternation. ... Initially the untreated waste caused unsightly algal blooms along the shore of once-idyllic White Beach, Boracay's main tourism hub, but more recently evidence has emerged of ...
In a hastily called news conference on Monday, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo said various TV commercials, “infomercials and features,” were placed with ABS-CBN and GMA for P22 million (launch of “Anak” TVC); CNN Philippines, P20 million and CNN International P51 million; Discovery ...
But recently, the President also ordered the closure of Boracay due its environmental problems, displacing 36,000 workers who are heavily dependent on tourism economy. Some 251,000 overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait are also fearing for their future, amid the diplomatic row between the Philippine ...
"During this two-day exposition to showcase all the surrounding provinces' culinary gems, we will also be searching for young individuals who will become our Philippine Tourism Millennial Ambassadors. They should be able to enlighten every one of their town's (or city's) deep and multicultural food ...
She wanted the P15 million statue for free and even the hauling from Manila would have been covered by Department of Tourism budget. Rep. ... It would be a landmark not just for Cebu but particularly for Lapu-Lapu, which has been trying to thrust the city's own identity into the international tourism.
I read about reports that Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo had distanced herself from her siblings as she denied knowledge of ad placements worth ... In the aftermath of the expulsion of Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa and the permanent ban on the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait, there ...
MALACAñANG will investigate the anomalous P60-million advertising contract the Department of Tourism signed with the company of Tourism ... The DoT, she said, placed P23 million worth of advertisement with ABS-CBN and GMA Network; P20 million with CNN Philippines, P51 million with CNN ...
Qatar Airways has said that Filipino travellers, who were reported by some media and social media sites, had purchased regular airline tickets through a travel and tourism company in Kuwait, and not directly from Qatar Airways, QNA reported. The national carrier of Qatar, in a statement on Twitter ...
Philippine Airlines president Jamie Bautista was optimistic business and tourism travel to the Philippines would be stimulated as the airline also expands nonstop services to Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. These include a boost from three to five weekly Manila-Melbourne services from June 1 as ...
MANILA — Malacañang on Monday said that it will be conducting its own investigation on an advertisement deal between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and state-run PTV 4 which the Commission on Audit (COA) questioned for not being supported by proper documents. The COA, in a report ...
According to the research, Kenyan city of Nairobi and Lagos in Nigeria are more popular 2018 non-European summer holiday destinations for Brits than ... Manila in the Philippines, meanwhile, has also stormed into the top ten and is now the sixth most popular international holiday destination, with a ...
It's Labor Day and politikos are taking to social media to pay tribute to Filipino workers making a great effort everyday here and abroad. Senators ..... La Vina has been transferred to the Department of Tourism after his appointment as commissioner of the Social Security System (SSS) was not renewed by ...
We are consulting with employers and Human Resource officers of the different resorts and businesses based in Boracay so we can see what more we can do to help the displaced workers and those whose livelihood dried up when the island's tourism industry shut down,” he added. The DSWD chief ...
DESCRIBED by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte as a “cesspool” that smelled of “shit”, Boracay island saw the last of its travellers enjoying their holiday on April 26, 2018, before the tourist ban is enforced. The six-month total closure of the country's gem of an island purportedly for a massive ...
By Jeffrey Damicog. A graft case has been filed against former Tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez over the “It's More Fun in the Philippines” ad campaign of the Department of Tourism (DOT). (MANILA BULLETIN). NBI Public Information chief Nicanor Suarez today confirmed that a case has been filed ...
He said that once completed, the project would cut travel time from Sta. Rosa, Laguna to Nasugbu, Batangas from 2.5 hours to just an hour. Bautista said the CTBex project was targeted to be completed by the first half of 2022. The project will start at Silang East Interchange of Cavite-Laguna Expressway ...
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo insisted she had no prior knowledge of the P60-million worth of advertisements placed in her brother's production company, even though the contract of the Department of Tourism (DOT) specifically mentioned her brother Ben Tulfo's ...
"Our convenient new services will capture the demand from Hong Kong and beyond, while at the same time providing customers in the Philippines and Indonesia with more options when connecting to the Cathay Pacific Group's extensive Mainland China and international networks,” Loo said.
The firm said this further reinforces its foothold within the global hospitality and tourism sector. “This foray into the Japanese market is even more meaningful as Japan, home to 6 Pritzker-prize winners, is all about high design and forward-thinking architecture — everything that Revolution Precrafted is ...
Just when Kuwait-bound Filipino workers thought that the travel ban imposed by the Philippine government following the discovery of Joanna Demafelis' lifeless body inside a freezer at the home of her Kuwait-based foreign employer would soon be lifted as the two governments work out an agreement, ...
Banaue Mayor Jerry Dalipog assured that the Banaue Rice Terraces in northern Philippines would not suffer the same fate as that of Boracay Island down ... There are about 1,607 rice terraces in Banaue now under restoration with the help of the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Tourism ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is stepping up its campaign to attract more tourists from China, a key market that has remained one of the sector's key growth drivers. DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo has tasked newly appointed Undersecretary Jose Gabriel La Viña to ...
THE Ombudsman should look into the “highly irregular” P60-million advertising deal between the Tourism department and PTV-4, Senator Francis Pangilinan said Tuesday. He said Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo's explanation on the issue was unacceptable because the ad was placed in Kilos Pronto, ...
The top three most popular non-European destinations for Brits are New York, Orlando (both in the U.S.), and in third place is Colombo in Sri Lanka, with its tourism boom continuing after decades of civil war. Manila in the Philippines, meanwhile, has also stormed into the top 10, and is now the sixth ...
They said the bypass road will usher in more growth and development not only in the Bulacan province but also in Northern and Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila because it will boost tourism as well as the fast delivery of agricultural products to urban centers. During the inauguration, Secretary ...
... Miss Universe 2016 in the Philippines, confirmed to Philstar.com that MUO asked their company to be ready in helping to restage the pageant in the Philippines, should the government give it a full go signal. On Monday, Philstar.com reported that Tourism Undersecretary Kat De Castro said the country ...
MANILA - The six-month closure of Boracay could result in $1 billion in economic losses, an analyst said Wednesday, as the government proceeded with its cleanup of ... Of the 6.6 million tourists that visited the Philippines last year, 2 million visited Boracay, half of which are foreigners, Boutsioukou said.
MANILA - The Department of Tourism specifically ordered government station People's Television Network to air tourism ads on "Kilos Pronto", a blocktimer program run by DOT chief Wanda Teo's brothers, according to a report of the Commission on Audit (COA). This, despite Teo's earlier statement that ...
Teddy Baguilat Jr. is scratching his head as to why the Department of Tourism (DOT) is nonchalant over the important part that the famous Cordillera rice ... “Promoting the terraces can impress on tourists that there's more to Philippines than just Boracay,” he said, alluding to last week's closure of the ...
By Zaldy Comanda. Bontoc, Mountain Province – Three unexplored caves in Barangay Dalican here are being groomed as new eco-tourism destinations. Municipal Tourism Officer Caren Guinayen said that the community and officials of Barangay Dalican are now working together for the possible ...
SIX pilot areas in the Philippines, including Davao City, had been chosen by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as Halal industry template areas that the ... the DOT has started with its initiative of making the Philippines a Halal-friendly destination through these pilot areas: National Capital Region (NCR), ...
AFTER breaking tourism records in 2017, Israel's Ministry of Tourism conducted its first two-city road show in the Philippines on April 24 in Manila and April 26 in Cebu City. Nineteen companies from Israel joined the tour. The Manila event was conducted in a networking format between companies from ...
AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador urges tourism stakeholders to give Filipino food a Halal twist to invite more Muslim tourists to the country. ... NOW that Cebu is opening its gates to more tourists with the operation of Terminal 2 this June, a top official of a low-cost carrier urged local tourism ...
TOURISM Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo announced on Wednesday, May 2, that the Philippines is bidding to host the Miss Universe 2018. ... The island in Aklan, Western Visayas is temporarily closed to tourists to pave the way for its rehabilitation, spearheaded by the Department of Tourism, Department ...
The last time the Philippines hosted the ADB Annual Meetings was in 2012, at the Philippine International Convention Center. It was an opportune time for the government to launch the “Its More Fun in the Philippines” ad campaign in the international arena, with TV commercials and special tourism ...
It has been announced that a direct sea route between Manila and Bohol Island is set to make a comeback this month. The relaunch comes after the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Bohol's Tagbilaran City completed preparations to accommodate one of 2Go Travel's ferries. According to PPA ...
The iconic boardwalk at Cloud 9 in Siargao, alongside with 'Jacking Horse,' two of the most sought-after surfing destinations in the Philippines, is once again open to the public after weeks of repair and retrofitting to ensure the safety and pleasure of foreign and local tourists visiting the island. Through ...
The state-run Social Security System has opened an emergency loan window to more than 11,000 potential member-borrowers affected by the closure of Boracay Island last April 26. SSS president and chief executive oficer Emmanuel F. Dooc said it is the pension fund's duty to provide social protection ...
I thought it was nice that the resort's staff chose to bring us to tourist sites with an environmental focus. Instead of the more popular places, we visited the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary in Corella, which is where Lito Pizarras works. He's known as the “Tarsier Man” and he has spent 30 years ...
From an outsider's point of view, the struggle most Do secretaries have had in marketing the Philippines to attract visitors is confusing. The entire country is essentially a tourist attraction; it should be an easy job to sell it. From an economic perspective, tourism is not a perfect economic driver—like ...
Secretary Wanda Teo of the Department of Tourism (DoT) should quit her post in light of Commission on Audit (CoA) findings that the department paid P60 million worth of advertisements aired over the show produced and hosted by Teo's brothers, Ben and Erwin Tulfo, respectively, without supporting ...
At the same time, President Rodrigo Duterte is also investigating Communications Secretary Martin Andanar for his possible involvement in the P60 million worth of advertisements paid by the Department of Tourism to a government television program, which has Ben Tulfo as executive producer.
“The Securities and Exchange Commission takes exception to your column item appearing in The Manila Standard. The title, 'Shenanigans at the SEC,' imputes anomalous acts and questionable practices to the SEC, running counter to the SEC consistently being rated number one in the fight against ...
New York's iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations, along with its appeal as a trade and investment hub. With a launch by Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, the Explore ...
Wanda's husband, Roberto U. Teo , is not only a member of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority's (TIEZA) board of directors, but he also sits in all six committees of the former Philippine Tourism Authority. Robert is the chair of Tieza's audit committee and sits as member of its five ...
MANILA - (UPDATED) Government media outfit People's Television Network, Inc. proposed that some of the Department of Tourism's ... A Commission on Audit report has flagged the placement of tourism ads worth P60 million in the show "Kilos Pronto," produced and hosted by Teo's brothers Ben and ...
Travis Kraft, a famous American vlogger in Asia, describes himself as an “expert on Philippine tourism.” He is based in Los Angeles but often works in the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines — A legal counsel of Tourism chief Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Thursday presented a letter proving the state-run People's Television Network, Inc. made the proposal to air the Department of Tourism's advertisements on the Tulfo brothers' show. In a letter dated Feb. 6, 2017 shown by ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 3) — The Office of the President is investigating all government officials linked to the controversial P60 million ad deal between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and state-run TV network PTV-4, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday. Asked if ...
Palace says Duterte still trusts Tourism chief. +. A A. -. RUTH ABBEY GITA. 12 hours ago. TOURISM Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo still enjoys President Rodrigo Duterte's trust and confidence, despite the Tourism department's controversial placement of P60 million worth of ... (SunStar Philippines).
COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin Andanar will be investigated in connection with the allegedly irregular P60-million advertisement contract between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and state-run People's Television, Malacanang said on Thursday. “When I confirmed that there was an investigation ...
MANILA — Malacañang said Thursday the the Office of the Ombudsman should look into the Commission on Audit's (COA) report questioning Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) officer-in-charge Celestina Ma. Jude Dela Serna's weekly travels and hotel stays costing over P600,000.
Grammy winner Bruno Mars returns to Manila as part of his “24K Magic” world tour. This may be his third concert in Manila but Filipinos are still excited to see him perform live such that tickets for the first show were sold out in less than an hour, prompting concert promoter MMI Live to add a second night.
The finals of the biennial pageant, inaugurated in London in 1996, will be staged at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila after a two-week long array of activities that will see the delegates touring various tourist spots around the country and participating in many exciting activities ...
By Tara Yap. Iloilo City — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) remains upbeat on the economy of Western Visayas despite the six-month closure to tourists of Boracay in Aklan. “The strength of the region's current economy will definitely surpass the problems in Boracay and it is ...
“[The] Virtus Awards recognizes outstanding sales and marketing practitioners who are role models and inspirations to current and aspiring players in the travel and tourism industry in the Philippines and Asia Pacific, thus fulfilling HSMA's vision to contribute to the robust growth of Philippine tourism,” ...
The advertising campaign was bidded out by the DOT to implement its “It's More Fun in the Philippinestourism-promotion campaign launched in 2012 to promote the Philippines here and abroad as a tourist destination. Among those charged with Jimenez are current DOT Undersecretary Benito C.
Also given the push for agri-tourism, Saguiguit said Boracay is a prime location to demonstrate that farmers can actually earn from the tourism boom by providing opportunities for tourists to experience a rural farm setting in the Philippines without having to get away from Boracay. “The plan is to involve ...
According to Trade Undersecretary and BoI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo, among those approved are Philippine Airlines Inc.'s (PAL) six ... [O]nce operational, it will reenergize the tourism industry, especially when Boracay reopens before the end of the year,” Rodolfo said, referring to the famed ...
Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go has confirmed that Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is among those whom the Office of the President (OP) will be investigating in connection with a P60-million advertisement deal between the Department of Tourism ...
A group of career officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs has reportedly called on the resignation of Cayetano over his alleged incompetence in ensuring the welfare of Filipino workers in Kuwait. The DFA, however, has refuted the report, saying the supposed letter seeking Cayetano's resignation ...
He said that during the arrival of former Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa, who was expelled and declared persona non grata by the Kuwaiti ... However, Roque confirmed that the Office of the President is now looking into the P60-million ad placement by the Department of Tourism in a TV ...
He said De la Serna's trips were supported by documents such as travel authority and certifications signed by the appropriate offices. He said reports sayig that Dela Serna stays in a hotel were wrong, and that she stays in an apartment whenever she is in Manila. He said Dela Serna's permanent ...
... 33 countries participated in this year's convention, with a record of over 160 golf tour operators joining the familiarization tours to experience first-hand what the country has to offer the international golf traveler. Tags: Golf Tourism, International Association of Golf Tour Operators, Resorts World Manila ...
The 2018 Filipino Restaurant Week, organized by the Philippine Consulate in New York, will run from May 14 to 26. ... This year, the Philippine Department of Tourism will also launch a social media campaign that will allow diners to win a trip to the Philippines and embark on a culinary tour, among ...
The ASEAN-Korea Tourism Capacity-building Workshop will also be held in the Philippines in August to support Filipino tourism professionals through lectures by Korean tourism experts and on-site consultations at famous tourist sites in the country. Build, Build, Build. Lee praised President Duterte's ...
The contractor would “design, execute and implement the DOT's media plan in various forms such as digital, broadcast, outdoor/out-of-home, print, etc for the 'It's more fun in the Philippines' tourism brand campaign.” According to the NBI, Dentsu was declared ineligible on July 19, 2012 due to the ...
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the watershed provides 98% of Metro Manila's water supply, servicing over 12 million people. Unfortunately, it is far from the virginal Eden its locals dream for it to be. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reports that 70% of this land ...
Ketslynn Quiletorio, information officer III of Client Relations Division of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), said the city is actually ready as a ... Quiletorio, who spoke at the Tourism Enterprise Zone (TEZ) Investment Roadshow at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City on May 3, said entertainment venues ...
Cayetano also said the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) are leaving no stone unturned in the preparation. ... Cayetano also said Philippine tourism expects a boost with the arrival of thousands of athletes, officials and dignitaries from the SEA nations.
MANILA - The National Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a graft complaint against former Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. at the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the "It's More Fun in the Philippines" tourism campaign. Also impleaded were Department of Tourism Undersecretary ...
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar (inset, third from left), together with Minister Keiichi Ishii of the Government of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda prepare to unveil the marker for the two-lane Plaridel ...
Fringe events include Mango Eat All You Can contests, Amazing Guimarace, concerts and entertainment shows, and sporting events which include the Tour de Guimaras, the Philippine Downhill Series, and the 4th Gov. Gumarin Motocross Challenge. The two-week feast culminates on May 22 with the ...
The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) sees Bacolod as a potential retirement destination with the city's infrastructure in place, especially for ... Capital Region (NCR),” said Ketslynn Quiletorio, information officer III of the PRA's Client Relations Division, who was in the city on Thursday for the Tourism ...
FDC president Josephine Gotianun-Yap said the conglomerate was positioning itself at the forefront of leisure and tourism-related developments. ... The group, which received a provisional license from Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. for a casino integrated resort, plans to invest minimum of ...
“Our target is to finish above the standings, as overall champion if possible,” Cayetano said. “But we will have to prepare our athletes harder and better this time. The POC, the PSC and the NSAs have been in close coordination for our athletes.” Cayetano also said Philippine tourism expects a boost with ...
As thousands of Filipino fans may have noticed – the scene takes place in a matter of seconds, but what a sight, what a sunset! – the terraces are the last image on the screen before ... A small part, perhaps, but one that can only enhance our tourism effort. The rice terraces, a manmade marvel that has ...
ALTHOUGH we live in the digital age, the Philippines has managed to remain off the chart in the world of golf tourism. Given the beauty and quality of the golf on offer here, it strikes many as odd that the country has done little to develop a potentially lucrative resource. Golf tourism is a 250-billion-dollar ...
She noted that the region is where the top coffee producers in the country are located, i.e. Sultan Kudarat, and the largest pineapple plantation in the world, DOLE Philippines. One of the must-visit tourist destinations in SOX also is the Tupi Fruit Park along the national highway in South Cotabato, where ...
They flew to Manila last Wednesday in preparation for the contest. There will be a preliminary pageant tonight at Hannah's Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. The coronation night will be held at the New Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on May 12.
Addressing a gathering of businessmen invited by the city's tourism and engineering departments, Paulino said they are with the national government's tough stance against environmental pollution in tourism destination areas in the country. He said those based in Olongapo, especially in the Barretto ...
GOTIANUN-LED Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) is earmarking P45 billion this year to finance new and existing projects. The capital allocation is 12.5 percent higher than the P40 billion set a year ago as more projects in all business segments are set for construction. “After reaching a record net ...
DAVAO CITY―No one is untouchable in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and everyone will have to answer for any wrongdoing, an official said Friday. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go made the statement following the controversy involving Tourism Secretary ...
How can the Filipino public trust this Tourism Secretary who wastes people's money, operates the department like a family business without any regard for decency and accountability? With all these, it appears that Teo only has two options, resign or get fired. bethangsioco@gmail.com @bethangsioco ...
The Commission on Audit found that the government network, PTV 4, did not have a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Tourism which made P60 million in advertisement placements to a blocktimer in the station. It is odd enough that the government network is hardly the best place in ...
The Philippines has declared its willingness to resolve diplomatic difficulties with Kuwait by invading the Gulf country. “It's time to play hardball”, said one fake ... In other fake travel news, the Duterte government has finally unveiled its tourism master plan. Under the plan, the budget will be given to a ...
DOT kicked off its proposed tour circuits with an inspection for the route of Iloilo and the island province of Guimaras. White DOT started with a cruise and drive by utilizing roll-on, roll-off (RORO) ports, DOT's long-term target is to find alternative port for cruise ships. Catalbas noted that same-day visitors in ...
MANILA — San Miguel Corp. (SMC) president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang on Friday expressed optimism the completion of the envisioned PHP735.6-billion international airport in Bulacan province could boost foreign tourist arrivals in the country that would be at par with those of Southeast ...
The Philippines has had one of the fastest growing economies in Asia over the past few years. Demand for air travel has naturally increased, but domestic traffic has increased at a rate slightly slower than GDP. Slot restrictions at Manila make it difficult to keep up with rising demand: domestic traffic at ...
PAL Spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said in a statement that flights on that route will operate four times weekly until May 15. The suspension will take effect from May 16 to October 26. Meanwhile, daily flights between Manila and Kalibo will continue to operate to serve the travel needs of residents and the ...
RUSSIAN Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev along with his First Secretary Dmitry Larionov paid a courtesy visit to Negros Occidental Governor ... and invited him to attend the Tourism Fair and Exhibition in Russia so that he can aggressively promote Negros Occidental to the Russian market.
MANILA - Reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France were spotted at the Ninoy ... Nel-Peters and Mittenaere arrived in the country a week after Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said she wants to host the Miss Universe pageant in the ...
While the fashion show is reportedly a pre-event for the country to possibly host the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, the Department of Tourism and the Miss Universe organization have yet to confirm if the Philippines will host the pageant once more. (READ: After Boracay rehab, another Miss Universe ...
MANILA — Documents on the PHP60-million advertisement placement deal between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and state-run PTV 4 are already with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea for examination, Malacañang said Saturday. This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry ...
The picturesque Roca Encantada (Enchanted rock) summer home of the Lopez clan in Buenavista, Guimaras, is one of the stops in the Department of Tourism's planned cruise and drive tour package in Western Visayas. Guimaras is also known for growing sweet mangoes renowned worldwide.
Malacanang has refused to declare whether Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo's husband should have resigned as board member in Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority ... In 1981, the City of Manila awarded him the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan (“Guide of Arts and Culture”) award.
“Manila is touted as the New York of Asia. We see a great deal of traffic coming from Asian countries and from other points in the world. This is a good project to help promote Philippine tourism,” Zhu says. Pasay City mayor Antonino Calixto says the project will be one of the biggest residential ...
“The Department of Tourism (DOT) is strongly against bogus agents and we are informing the general public, especially our tourists, both foreign and domestic to be extra careful,” DOT Region 13 Director Ma. Ana T. Nuguid said in a statement sent to The Manila Bulletin. Based on DOT statistics, at least ...
Eventually, the aforementioned US historical landmarks became destinations for domestic and foreign tourists up to the present. This is why the tourism industry in the city deserves promotion and advocacy since Baguio was also known as cut-flower capital of the Philippines. In 1996 John Hay Poro ...
Now on its 11th edition, the event is set from May 24 to 26 at Gumasa Beach in Glan with the theme “Sarbay United,” which will showcase the tourism gems of southern Philippines. “The Department of Tourism and the provincial local government unit of Sarangani are committed to inculcate the ...
Despite the Philippines being the bastion of Catholicism in Asia, the DOT is eyeing on promoting tour packages linked with other religions like Islam and Buddhism, not to mention the religions present in indigenous tribes sprawled across the archipelago. The DOT stands on strong common ground that it ...
After the press conference, buses took the media to Davao International Airport where they were given a tour of its latest aircraft: the Bombardier Q400 NG (New Generation). It seats 86 passengers; it's one of the fastest turboprop aircraft in the world that has more legroom and generous space for ...
But more than seeing top-caliber players in the flesh, it is a chance for the world to sample the Philippines' brand of play. ... This early, though, Panlilio is positive the event will enhance the country's image as a tourism destination and likewise open job opportunities for many Filipinos. “As early as now, ...
A huge chunk of Hong Kong's territory, one of the highest proportions in the world, is protected by country parks: tranquil beaches, well-maintained hiking trails, lush green mountains, and ancient villages, just minutes away from the city. The green side of Hong Kong, now strongly promoted by its tourism ...
MANILA, Philippines — Reigning Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel Peters and 2016 Miss Universe Iris Laurence Mittenaere are in town for a tour of the country. The beauty queens arrived on separate flights yesterday morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. Nel Peters of South Africa ...
Malacañang said Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo or her husband, Roberto U. Teo, a member of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority's (Tieza) board of directors, should answer whether one of them should resign out of delicadeza. This, amid controversies on the P60-million ...
But the Philippines was more into mass tourism, offering budget-friendly packages, rather than sustainability, Rivera noted. Many destinations were afraid to raise their prices because they were not sure they could deliver, he said. Destinations were being promoted before they were ready and did not ...
The “drug war” has gone political after Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino led the media release of the names of ... Inc. (PTV) paid P60 million to a blocktimer program produced by her brother Ben Tulfo to air the Department of Tourism's (DOT) advertisements.
The former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman and former Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary said tourism is the biggest casualty of the congestion at NAIA as most tourists use these airport terminals as their entry point to the Philippines. Gordon said he himself got a firsthand ...
... is hosting the first CGSP Train the Trainer Workshop in the Philippines. The workshop, which will take place at LPU Laguna CITHM on June 6 to 8, will showcase all three AHLEI's popular customer service segments: Making Connections, Golden Opportunities, and the newest CGSP Tourism program.
For the meantime according to PAL, flights between Manila and Caticlan will operate four times weekly until May 15 while daily flights between Manila and Kalibo “will continue to operate during the Boracay closure period in order to serve the travel needs of KLO residents and visitors as well as the ...
MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is hyping up promotions on the beauty of Soccsksargen, offering the region's “unadulterated” treasures to local and foreign tourists alike as it tries to increase the 2017 tourist arrivals by 5 to 10 percent this year. On Friday, DOT Region 12 launched its ...
SENATOR Richard Gordon on Sunday called on the government to consider reopening the Subic Bay International Airport in a bid to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. Gordon, who served as tourism secretary during the term of former president and now Pampanga Rep.
This was bared Sunday by Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo following a series of talks between the organization and DOT. “Medyo malapit na (it's almost done), the chances is around 90 percent,” she told reporters at the University of the Philippines, revealing once talks are over ...
The P10.5-billion project will reduce traffic from Ports of Manila to NLEx by 10 minutes. ... and rest area along Km. 17 Southbound of the NLEx and and the P24-billion NLEx-SLEx Connector Road project, which is expected to reduce travel time from the two expressways from 1.5 to 2 hours to 20 minutes.
Harrison noted the airport's “DNA” as a viable gateway to the various tourism spots in the Visayas and Southern Philippines. “For passengers coming in as tourists, Cebu is the ideal pop-up point to access not just the Visayas region but also the restof the Philippines,” he said. MCIA currently services 35 ...
In the end, it was a great bonding experience with our good friends. We are glad to share with them what we have seen throughout the years. Yes, the Philippines has more than 7,000 islands, which offer a lot of opportunities to countless Filipinos. By being entrepreneurs in the tourism industry, they can ...
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) remains firm in its 1.5-million target for Chinese visitors this year despite the six-month closure of Boracay Island, a favorite destination of the market. This developed as the number of Chinese travelers to the Philippines grew by 54.43 percent to 371,429 in the first ...
We are glad to share with them what we have seen throughout the years. Yes, the Philippines has more than 7,000 islands, which offer a lot of opportunities to countless Filipinos. By being entrepreneurs in the tourism industry, they can be part of tourism growth. But in return, we need to take care of the ...
The NBI's complaint was about alleged transgressions in the management and administration of the “It's more Fun in the Philippinestourism promotions campaign. The NBI, based on its evaluation report, said Jimenez allowed, and even extended, the contract of Dentsu Philippines Inc. (DPI) over the ...
Lawyer Helen Catalbas and Ro-Ann Bacal, regional directors of the Department of Tourism and National Economic and Development Authority, respectively, had a “tit for tat” exchange, with the former accusing the ... After all, Boracay is but one of more than 7,000 islands in the Philippine archipelago.
The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island to tourists in April for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Coast guard boats were on patrol and assault rifle-wielding police were posted at entry points to the once-pristine island ...
The the road section was inaugurated on April 30 by Public Works Secretary Mark Villar with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii. Angeles said the bypass road will ease traffic congestion at the Manila North Road ...
Manila has the largest concentration of Koreans, with Cebu a close second. ... This is why our tourism officials tout Filipino hospitality to entice more ...
Nel-Peters and Mittenaere said they were in favor of the holding the pageant in the Philippines, calling the country their second home. But the venue will be up to the MUO, they said. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo was quoted in earlier reports as saying that she was negotiating for the Philippine' hosting ...
The Philippines has signed an agreement with South Korea that would enable the Duterte administration to borrow as much as $1 billion over the next five ... The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Sunday reported a “milestone” after the Philippines breached its 2-million mark for tourist arrivals in the first ...
“Many wheeler-dealers and producers still parade with paid-for models or prostitutes on their arms, which makes female film-makers deeply uneasy about what, precisely, is valued by the money men.” The Weinstein affair may have rocked the film world, but the local tourism industry in Cannes expects ...
“This year we have 387 buyers from 27 markets, which range from traditional visitor markets like Australia, the USA, UK and Japan to newer, emerging visitor markets, such as Brazil and the Philippines,” says Chris Roberts, Chief Executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, which organises and manages ...
MANILA - Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said Monday her brothers would return P60 million they had received from her department for ad placements. The tourism chief's husband, Roberto Teo, will also resign as board member of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, according to ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Monday attempted to end the controversy on the P60-million advertisement deal that implicated her, the Department of Tourism and her family. At the Kapihan sa Manila Hotel forum, Teo's legal counsel and spokesperson, Ferdinand ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Wanda Teo said the country has a 90 percent chance of hosting the 67th Miss Universe this year. Speaking on the sidelines of the "World's Strongest Man" finals on May 6, Teo said the Philippines' hosting of the pageant is "almost a done deal" with the Miss ...
At the same time, the lawyer of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says Roberto Teo, her husband, will give up his seat in the board of the Tourism ... MANILA, Philippines – After Malacañang declared on April 30 it was conducting a probe into the payment of P60 million by the tourism department to the ...
The report noted that the top three most popular non-European destinations for Brits “are New York, then Orlando and in third place is Colombo in Sri Lanka, with its tourism boom continuing after decades of civil war. “Manila in the Philippines, meanwhile, has also stormed into the top 10 and is now the ...
FILE – Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo with husband Roberto Teo at a dinner hosted by Antonio A. Morales, the Philippine Ambassador to Singapore, last Jan. 20, 2017. Secretary Teo and her delegation attended the Asean Tourism Forum, which was held on Jan. 16 to 20, 2017, ...
With the signing of Presidential Proclamation 475 on April 26, 2018, the country's president Rodrigo Duterte placed Boracay under a state of calamity — a move which formalized the tourist island's temporary closure, and which several groups are petitioning the court to invalidate. Appellants at the ...
MANILA, Philippines — The probe into the multi-million advertising deal between the Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. and the Department of Tourism would still push through, Sen. Nancy Binay said Monday. While she welcomed the plan of BMUI to return the P60 million it received after airing advertisements ...
Lawmakers urge Tourism chief to quit, probe on ad deal. +. A A. -. KEITH A. CALAYAG. 8 minutes ago. SENATOR Nancy Binay on Monday, May 7, said an investigation on the P60-million ad placements of the Department of Tourism (DOT) must push ... (With PS Jun Sarmiento/SunStar Philippines).
MANILA, Philippines —Akbayan Citizens Action Party on Monday called for the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo over a controversial deal with state-run Philippine Television Network Inc., where P60 million was paid for ads on the show of her brother, Ben Tulfo. This, despite Teo's ...
MANILA, Philippines – It's an admission of guilt. Akbayan Spokesperson Gio Tingson said that the announcement by Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo's lawyer that her brothers will be returning the P60 million paid by her department to her brothers Ben and Erwin for ad placements on their show ...
MANILA, Philippines – Despite Philippine tourism secretary Wanda Teo's assertion of a "90% chance" that the country would host Miss Universe this year, ... the press conference, Shugart said that after the trip, the organization will have "closer to an answer" if the pageant indeed will be held in Manila.
Manila State agencies told to act promptly on public concerns. today at 18:38 PM. Manila More new malls boost SM Prime income. today at 18:12 PM. Manila Lawmakers urge Tourism chief to quit, probe on ad deal. today at 17:40 PM. Manila Palace has yet to verify China missiles in disputed sea.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism was tight-lipped Monday on its P1.29-M procurement of reversible jackets for birthday celebrators that caught the eye of critics and social media users. Asked about the procurement, which had been the subject of jokes online, Assistant Secretary ...
In his Manila Times column, Tatad said Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola used to be Cayetano's chief of staff when he ... producer of Kilos Pronto, would return the P60 million the Tulfos received from their sister, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, to run tourism promotion ads.
Are you ready from some good, clean fun? Well, we sure hope you are as Prime i Events brings award-winning South African comedian, Carvin H. Goldstone, to Manila for a one-night only engagement as part of his ongoing Culture Shock world tour on May 19 at Relik Restaurant and Bar in Bonifacio ...
The Tulfo brothers are returning the 60 million pesos paid to them by the Tourism Department. Vice President Leni Robredo backs Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who faces potential ouster from the Supreme Court. Rappler Holdings Corporation and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa accuse the Bureau ...
In fact, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Philippines to be the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia and second fastest in the world ... The dramatic way by which Boracay is being addressed is inspiring similar movement in other tourist destinations, and should benefit the tourism ...
Previous estimates of the tourism industry's carbon footprint put it at between 2.5 and 3 percent of total global carbon dioxide emissions. ... Earlier this year, for example, officials in Thailand and the Philippines announced that some of tourists' favorite beaches would close down temporarily to give the ...
... is seen to continue enjoying rising revenues due to growing tourism and relocation of houses ... In a statement, Philippine Ratings Services Corp.
As a Flagship TEZ, San Vicente is envisioned to be one of the centres of tourism development in the Philippines, which will provide varied and ...
THE move of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo's family to return the P60 million in payment for tourism advertisements will not influence President ...
MANILA – International tourist arrivals for the first quarter of 2018 reached another milestone breaching the two million mark according to the ...
MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo at the end of the 25th Cabinet meeting at Malacañang late Monday ...
The Philippines Department of Tourism tweeted some photos from the two-day event, and it looks exactly how you'd expect a strong man competition ...
At the event, international travel and tourism marketers negotiate new ... and Japan, and emerging visitor markets such as Brazil and the Philippines.
According to the Washington Post, Bjornsson — who is an appropriately mountain-like 6-foot-9 and 400 pounds — finished first in three of the six events that make up the competition: the vehicle dead lift, max overhead and loading race. The Philippines Department of Tourism tweeted some photos from ...
We are reminded of the CoA's role by the Department of Tourism controversy. The commission found that the DoT made a P60-million ad placement ...
THE brother of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, Ben Tulfo, is returning the P60 million that his media company received from her department for ad ...
THE brother of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, Ben Tulfo, is returning the P60 million that his media company received from her department for ad placements in his show, her lawyer and spokesman Ferdinand Topacio said Monday. In an interview with radio dzMM, Topacio also said that the Tourism ...
It is being hosted by the Automobile Association PhilipPhilippines (AAP) and supported by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Meanwhile, Petron ...
Duty Free Philippines (DFP) has reported a -2.3% sales drop in 2017 (its 30th anniversary year) to $213m compared to $218m the previous year. ... “We also had a grand celebration on 12 May attended by officials from the Department of Tourism, suppliers, service providers and of course DFPC officers ...
President Duterte fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo at the end of the 25th Cabinet meeting at Malacañang late Monday night. — Philippines Magazine. Filipino real estate broker arranging deals for 30 mainland Chinese clients. The boon of warmer relations between Beijing and Manila is trickling ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) — Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo attended the 25th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang palace on Monday, ...
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Special Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Affairs Abdullah Mamao as a special envoy to Kuwait, ... Looks like the fallout from the P60 million Department of Tourism ad scandal will go beyond the Tulfo siblings – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) — Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo was not fired or asked to resign by President Rodrigo Duterte but she may still give up the post, her lawyer said Tuesday. Teo's legal counsel Ferdinand Topacio issued the denial after reports came out ...
The meeting between Duterte and Teo was held amid calls for the embattled Tourism chief to resign, after controversy erupted over the P60-million Department of Tourism (DOT) advertisements placed in a state-run PTV4's television program, Kilos Pronto, that is hosted by Teo's brothers, Ben and Erwin ...
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed a long private conversation between President Rodrigo Duterte and Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, but had no information whether the Chief Executive has fired the tourism chief. In an interview with state-run Radyo ...
Present during the inauguration ceremony was DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar together with Minister Keiichi Ishii of the Government of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Embassy of Japan in the Philippines Ambassador Koji Haneda was also present during the ceremony ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo has tendered her resignation following a one-on-one meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening. Teo earlier insisted that she will not resign despite calls for her to step down following the P60-million worth of advertisements ...
This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte had a long private conversation with Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in the face of calls for her resignation ... MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Wanda Teo has resigned from her post, her lawyer Ferdinand Topacio said on Tuesday, May 8, according to ...
SECRETARY Wanda Tulfo-Teo has resigned as head of the Department of Tourism (DOT), her lawyer said on Tuesday. This came a day after Duterte ...
Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has resigned from her post following reports that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had fired her ...
Wanda Teo resigns as Tourism chief ... EMBATTLED Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo has stepped down from office, ... (SunStar Philippines).
Manila: Amid charges of impropriety over the government's tourism ad budget, Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo quit her post on ...
Burol 2nd, Balagtas to the Philippines - Japan Friendship Highway in Brgy. ... of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Wanda Teo voluntarily resigned from her post out of "delicadeza (sense of propriety)," her spokesman said ...
Erwin Tulfo, resigned tourism secretary Wanda Teo, and Ben Tulfo (L-R) are ... MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman launched an ...
Philippines operator Smart Communications has introduced the KulToura Philippine travel guide app. The app is a project developed by the National ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism Employees Association (DOTEA) recently launched a signature campaign to show support for ...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo, his spokesman said on Tuesday. “Yes accepted,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a text message, when asked about it. Teo submitted her resignation to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea ...
Manila Albayalde faces 'bashers'. today at 16:14 PM. Manila Duterte to form panel of experts to probe Dengvaxia mess. today at 15:53 PM. Manila Duterte's trip to Philippine Rise set May 15. today at 15:27 PM. Manila Police arrest Maute sniper. today at 14:55 PM. Manila Wanda Teo resigns as Tourism ...
MANILA, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo who was reportedly forced to tender her resignation amid corruption allegations. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque confirmed to reporters that Teo submitted her ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has launched an investigation into an advertising deal between the Tourism department and People's Television Network Inc, which ended up paying P60 million for ad placements on a block-timer show produced by the Tourism chief's brother.
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque ... that President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.
By Czarina Nicole Ong. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has already started motu proprio an investigation into the reportedly anomalous advertisements placed by the Department of Tourism (DOT) with People's Television Network Inc. (PTNI). Department Of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo ...
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his tourism secretary, the ninth official to leave his cabinet, after the state audit agency flagged a questionable deal in her department. Wanda Tulfo-Teo, a small tourist operator from the president's southern ...
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his tourism secretary, the ninth official to leave his ...
... and done in good faith, and with total absence of malice.” The Tourism secretary then expressed her gratitude to her supporters and her DOT family.
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants to have an ... reports that President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.
Manila: Philippines Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo resigned on Tuesday amid a scandal over a P60 million (US$1.1 million or Dh4.2 million) ...
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed ... Department of Tourism secretary, replacing Wanda Tulfo-Teo who resigned from ...
(UPDATED) Incoming Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat is an ... MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte named ...
In the 1970s a German travel writer told of a perfect island he found in the Philippines. Coconut tree-lined pure white beaches, beautiful coral reefs ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as Tourism ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte greets Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo prior to the start of a cabinet meeting at the Malacañang presidential ...
MANILA (UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new head of the Department of Tourism (DOT), according to a Palace official. Romulo-Puyat replaces resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, who quit her post ...
Bernadette Romulo-Puyat named new Tourism chief ... Puyat's appointment came as former Tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo resigned ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ ...
Teo earlier tendered her resignation last Monday amid the Department of Tourism's controversial advertisement placement on her brothers' television program. The President has accepted Teo's resignation, according to Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque. Just a few days ago, the President clarified ...
Over two million foreign tourists visited the Philippines in the first quarter of 2018, the Department of Tourism announced on Tuesday. According to the DOT, 2,049,094 international tourists arrived in the during the first quarter of the year. The number is 14.80 percent higher compared to 1,784,882 for the ...
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT), a Palace source said Tuesday. Puyat replaces Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, who resigned on Monday because of the controversy over the P60-million ...
MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte appointed Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new tourism secretary Tuesday ...
Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo tendered her resignation from the ... MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte gathered his Cabinet ...
Wanda Tulfo-Teo, a former tour operator plucked out of Davao City to ... is in the middle of a diplomatic row between the Philippines and Kuwait, after a ...
THE Office of the Ombudsman will investigate the controversial P60-million placement of advertisements by the Department of Tourism (DOT) into a ...
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his tourism secretary, the ninth official to leave his cabinet, after ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating ... P60-million advertising deal between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and ...
EMBATTLED Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo has resigned as head of the Department of Tourism (DoT), but maintained there was “no wrongdoing” amid ...
Aided by a tourism boom, low-fare carriers such as AirAsia Bhd., Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation Ltd. have in recent years tried to wean passengers ...
THE Office of the Ombudsman said Tuesday it has begun investigating the P60 million worth of Department of Tourism commercials that were placed ...
President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, after state auditors found that P60 million in advertising placements from her ...
Dressed for the occasion launching Balik Saya, her Manila Heritage Month project with the Department of Tourism and Intramuros Administration, ...
THE new Secretary of Tourism is virtually an old hat at marketing and promotions, a major asset in selling Philippine tourism destinations to the world.
MANILA: The head of the Department of Tourism (DoT) l resigned for her alleged involvement in the scandalous payment of more than $1 million in ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte said he just fired another government official because of corruption. News of this recent action came on the heels of Wanda Tulfo-Teo's resignation as Secretary of Tourism. It's unclear, though, if the President was referring to Teo who ...
THE Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) signed a P9.5- billion loan deal with the construction firm AlloyMTD Holdings Philippines, Inc. for the development ... President Duterte has chosen Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat as the next secretary of the Department of Tourism.
Senators welcomed on Tuesday the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo but urged the Duterte administration not to “recycle” and reappoint ... deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense after he was implicated in the smuggling of illegal drugs worth P6.4-billion into the Philippines.
MANILA, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Dutetre has named Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Puyat as the new secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT) a day after he fired Wanda Teo over corruption allegations. Duterte made the appointment on Tuesday night. Puyat told ...
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has appointed agriculture undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as new tourism secretary, replacing Wanda Tulfo Teo who has resigned amid a tourism advertising controversy. The daughter of former senator and foreign affairs secretary Alberto Romulo, ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) — Incoming Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is ready to take on the challenge of President Rodrigo Duterte to keep her name clear from corruption issues. Puyat on Wednesday said Duterte told her she is ideal for the job because there are no ...
Forbes magazine named Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as the 69th most powerful person in the world. Here's why. ... And, the Philippines has a new tourism chief after the Wanda Teo controversy. ... Grab Philippines will begin charging passengers for trip cancellations within the next 100 days.
The Migrant Heritage Commission performs before a full-house during the Philippine Embassy Open House on May 5. ... The Philippine Embassy Open House 2018 was made possible through the assistance and support of the Philippine Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines, US-Philippines ...
Senators on Wednesday welcomed the appointment of Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT). Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III took to social media his praise for Romulo-Puyat, daughter of former Foreign Affairs Secretary ...
Duterte appoints Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as new Tourism Secretary ... Puyat replaces tourism chief Wanda Teo who resigned on Monday over the ... MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said ...
THE Office of the Ombudsman said Tuesday it has begun investigating the P60 million worth of Department of Tourism commercials that were placed in a TV show produced by Ben and Erwin Tulfo, the brothers of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, who resigned Monday over the scandal. “Yes we've ...
These are the qualifications needed to sell the Philippines to foreign and domestic tourists Placing ads in the domestic market like Teo did is not the right market-audience approach. Although it's a little more expensive, projecting the Philippines' interesting tourist spots on international TV and ...
Incoming Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat offered assurance that she will not disappoint in any way President Duterte who had placed his trust on her as the new ... The incoming tourism chief said that she is planning to focus on farm tourism which she has been working with the DOT.
He called for a Senate tourism committee investigation into the DOT ad placement in the Kilos Pronto show of blocktimer Bitag Media Unlimited, ...
'We believe in her competence and integrity as the new tourism secretary,' ... MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Wednesday, May 9, welcomed the ...
Her new job will not be easy though as she will be grappling with several issues hounding the Philippine tourism industry such as the recent closure of ...
726, Trillanes called on the Senate Committee on Tourism to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation into the anomalous deal with state-run Philippine ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) — Senators called for an investigation on the P60-million tourism advertisement controversy hounding former ...
MANILA - The rest of the Visayas could get the tourism windfall from the six-month shutdown of Boracay that started in late April, the head of a European ... Tourists have begun to flock to beaches in Bohol and Cebu said, Geunter Taus, president of the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
MANILA- It's her clean record that got her the job. Newly-appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday asserted that her ...
Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, a long-time Department of Agriculture official, will now head the tourism department following an on-the-spot appointment by ... She first taught in the University of the Philippines School of Economics for nine years before serving as the DA's undersecretary for administration, ...
MANILA (Xinhua) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday accepted the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo who was reportedly forced to tender her resignation amid corruption allegations. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque confirmed to reporters that Teo submitted her resignation ...
Senators optimistic new Tourism head Puyat will breeze through CA ... Senators on Wednesday expressed optimism that newly-appointed Tourism ... the Philippines to more international recognition as a great tourist destination.
MANILA, Philippines —The newly appointed Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday said the president requested one thing from ...
MANILA, Philippines – Incoming Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat was given strict orders by President Rodrigo ...
MANILA - Senators on Wednesday welcomed the appointment of new Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who lawmakers described as "an excellent choice." Romulo-Puyat, who served as an Agriculture undersecretary since the Arroyo administration, was appointed by President Rodrigo ...
The Philippine government has shut down Boracay Island for six months from April over environmental concerns that the island had turned into what President Rodrigo Duterte called a “cesspool” due to the high influx of visitors over the past decade. The news, coupled with the expected closure of the ...
Evelyn Singson is cooking up a storm, and high school graduates with an eye on the global tourism/hospitality industry should turn their umbrellas ...
Media partners include Brigada 93.1 News FM Cebu, Cebu Daily News, Expat Travel & Lifestyle Philippines, GraphicStar Imaging Corp., Greenworld ...
MANILA, Philippines — After accepting her surprise appointment as tourism secretary on Tuesday, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said her first instruction ...
MANILA - She went to Malacañang thinking about agriculture work and ... Rodrigo Duterte offered her the leadership of the Department of Tourism.
MANILA, Philippines — As she bade her former subordinates goodbye yesterday, resigned tourism chief Wanda Teo said it was her mistake that a ...
In Manila, that is, and as expected, boxing fans of all ages crowded the ... a Tulfo sister, Wanda (Mrs. Teo) to the plum position of Tourism secretary. ***.
The next one, which is tourism, is now seen as one of the priorities of the ... People Management Association of the Philippines president Ramon ...
She said her new position as Tourism secretary is a continuation of her ... the DA where she promoted agri-tourism and food tourism in the Philippines.
Ecopolis – This cluster is the center for environmental tourism, education, and natural ... Whereas elsewhere in Philippines, waterfronts are treated as ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) — "It's More Fun in the Philippines" will continue to be the Department of Tourism's sales pitch for the country, ...
Romulo-Puyat's appointment as the new Tourism secretary was confirmed to INQUIRER.net by ... Visit Philippines (@TourismPHL) May 9, 2018.
Guenter Taus, president of the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, says the newly-appointed tourism secretary should ramp up efforts ...
Senators hail appointment of Puyat as tourism chief ... Sotto said Puyat could focus on boosting the Philippines' image as a great tourist destination on ...
Newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on ... Puyat said she also planned to promote Philippine culinary tourism to ...
... in Filipino in an interview on ABS-CBN's Umagang Kay Ganda program. Puyat said the President even introduced her as the Tourism secretary to former ... of President Duterte to appoint Romulo-Puyat as the new Tourism chief.
He called on the Senate's tourism committee to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation into the deal with state-run Philippine Television Network Inc.
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority will spend P8 to P10 million from its own budget to rehabilitate the island's waste water ...
Lawmakers have high hopes for the Department of Tourism (DOT) with the appointment of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as its new secretary, citing her track record in government ... Sotto said Puyat could focus on boosting the Philippines' image as a great tourist destination on the international stage.
Malacañang is taking a hands-off stance on the Ombudsman's decision to investigate Paolo Duterte for his alleged ill-gotten wealth. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the Palace also left it to the Ombudsman to determine if resigned Tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and others behind the ...
... over the Department of Tourism's controversial P60-million deal with PTV-4. ... In his May 10 column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon pinned the ...
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will prioritize the checking of all contracts entered into by ...
MANILA, Philippines – Residents from tourist hotspot Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan can now apply for the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) cash-for-work program. In a statement, DSWD OIC Secretary Emmanuel Leyco said the social welfare department adjusted its guidelines ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 10) — Are the Tulfos going to return the P60 million paid by the Tourism Department or not? Broadcaster and columnist Mon Tulfo denied the claim of Ferdinand Topacio — legal counsel of outgoing Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo — that the production house ...
President Rodrigo Duterte (RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN). President Rodrigo Duterte (RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN). Duterte made the statement a day after Wanda Teo resigned from her post as Tourism Secretary following the ...
There must have been some red faces at the Philippine Star yesterday. Its headline story said “Palace starts search for new tourism chief”. Why even your DAILY STAR, yesterday carried the report on the appointment of Bernadette Romulo Puyat as replacement for the embarrassed Wanda Teo, after the ...
... and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Jim Sydiongco. Started in 2006, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced the construction of a new airport in San Vicente to jumpstart tourism development not only in San Vicente, but in other parts of Northern Palawan.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism pushed through with the celebration of its 45th founding anniversary amid the resignation this ...
MANILA, Philippines – Two weeks after closing Boracay to tourists, ... Duterte closed Boracay to tourists for a 6-month period because the island has ...
There must have been some red faces at the Philippine Star yesterday. Its headline story said “Palace starts search for new tourism chief”. Why even ...
BIMP-EAGA includes Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and the travel tax ... MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte renewed the travel tax ...
... tourism. The company's foray into quality first homes seeks to address the strong housing demand in the expanding middle class of the Philippines, ...
MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte through an executive ... Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority – Chief Operating ...
“The staging of commemorative activities in the Philippines for the quincentennial celebration will promote tourism and highlight our rich cultural and ...
Among those present include former Environment Secretary Victor Ramos (who was quizzed on Boracay), Tourism's Mina Gabor (who was teased for ...
Last year, more than 200 policemen from Metro Manila were sent to Basilan for various offenses. The deployment to Sulu comes while the police and ...
PALAWAN, Philippines – The emerging tourism town in San Vicente in ... “San Vicente projects to log up to 100,000 tourists for 2018,” municipal ...
MANILA, 11 May 2018: Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo quit her post on Tuesday following a storm over a PHP 60 million advertising ...
THE Philippine Building and Construction Expo (PhilBex) and the Travel and Leisure Expo (Tlex) opens Thursday, May 10, at the SMX Convention ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 10) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ... It added the secretaries of the Departments of Tourism, Justice, Public ...
MANILA, Philippines — Incoming tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is still winding down work as head of the interagency National Food ...
In an effort to boost creativity and heritage tourism in Manila, a humble ... Manila's 5th District Representative Cristal Bagatsing with designer and ...
Aiming to lift Guimaras to becoming a rising “bike paradise” in the Philippines, the organizers of the events wish to expand the tourism image of the ...
NOW that the management of tourist activities has become the subject of much discussion particularly with respect to environmental concerns, it is time ...
... the first time by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism. Capping the nine-month long culinary journey all over the Philippines, ...
As Tourism chief, Jimenez's other pays and perks were honorarium, P12,000; ... As has been suggested here a few pieces ago, readers of The Manila ...
Cesar Cruz, president of the Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa), said: “Her experience as a civil servant and exposure in marketing and ...
Benefits will flow, tourism boss says ... United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, and emerging visitor markets such as Brazil and the Philippines.
The workers who were displaced by the closure of the world-class tourist ... Prior to this, Cebu Pacific maintained a daily flight between Manila and ...
On Thursday, flag carrier Philippine Airlines announced it will file a criminal complaint against a passenger of a PAL Dumaguete-Manila flight who ...
Ramon noted Wanda's other “booboos” like not telling her husband, Roberto “Bobby” Teo, to quit his seat on the board of the Tourism Infrastructure ...
Emelie Jamorabon, city tourism officer, said bird enthusiasts from ... Club of the Philippines and the Department of Tourism in Soccsksargen (South ...
We talked about holding a Maria Clara exhibit during International Women's Month, which was last March, but we thought, why not do it for Manila Heritage Month, which is in May,” revealed Bagatsing. The Department of Tourism also joins them in this endeavor. Balik Saya is headlined by a fashion ...
Tesoro's fabrics and creations will be showcased in an exhibit, “Philippine Clothing and Textile by Patis Tesoro,” on May 17. The historical exhibit is part of “Balik Saya,” a project spearheaded by Manila Fifth District Rep. Cristal Bagatsing, with the Department of Tourism and Intramuros Administration.
Emelie Jamorabon, city tourism officer, said bird enthusiasts from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Taiwan and Indonesia would join their local counterparts for the 12th Philippine Bird Festival (PBF) and the 4th Tacurong City Bird Festival here, an event supported by the Wild Bird Club ...
Also named members of the task force are the chief of the Philippine National Police, the chief operating officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, the Governor of Aklan, and Mayor of the Municipality of Malay which has jurisdiction over the island. Duterte mandated the task force ...
MANILA, Philippines — Earlier this year, The Bellevue Manila kicked off its 15th anniversary celebration. The Chan family business has been ...
The Explore Islands Philippines expo runs now through Saturday, May 12. ... President of the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board Cesar Montano.
Philippine Consulate General and Philippine Tourism Director keynotes the festival's opening ceremony to kick-off the variety of activities and ...
Construction of a bridge that is seen to boost tourism in Siargao is now ... town, providing an easier travel around the surfing capital of the Philippines.
By Genalyn Kabiling. For the next five years, travelers from Mindanao and Palawan can visit the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN ...
She said her new position is simply a continuation of her work at the DA where she promoted agri-tourism and food tourism in the Philippines.
A report coming from the Philippine Marine Corps headquarters in Fort ... Tausog wants, this province will be transformed from terrorism to tourism.
By Philippine News Agency ... of the Agri-Trade and Tourism Fair where producers and entrepreneurs gathered to showcase their best products.
THE Russian Consulate in the Philippines will be working with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to promote Philippine tourism in Russian social ...
A Congo park spokesman says one guard has been killed and two British tourists and their driver have been abducted in Virunga National Park.
Other members of the task force are the secretaries of justice, public works, social welfare, and trade; the respective heads of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority and the Philippine National Police; the governor of Aklan and mayor of Malay. The task force will ensure that policies on ...
Golf travel was recognised by the Philippines Tourism Promotions Board as a pillar of its planned five-year sports tourism strategy at the 7th Asia Golf ...
Floyd Jr. scores big for PH tourism ... but his coming would greatly boost the national tourism sales pitch which says “It's more fun in the Philippines.”.
Officials from the DOTr, Civil Aviation Authority (Caap) of the Philippines and ... Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade noted that while tourism was ...
MANILA - Stories that touch the hearts of the audience make effective digital ..... The Department of Tourism was recognized for "Anak," which had a ...
An 11-strong contingent of Hawke's Bay tourism operators went to the ... Japan to newer, emerging visitor markets, such as Brazil and the Philippines.
The airport serves the country's first Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone and is located around 180 kilometres to the north of Palawan's main gateway, ...
By Genalyn D. Kabiling. For the next five years, travelers from Mindanao and Palawan can visit the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ...
By Dhel Nazario. Philippine Airlines (PAL) will soon operate its international flights from the brand new Terminal 2 of the Mactan Cebu International ...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has renewed the policy on travel tax ... in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East Asean Growth ...
By Analou De Vera. The Department of Tourism's (DOT) campaign video “Anak” has bagged three awards during the YouTube Ads Awards ...
By Philippine News Agency ... visit the rocks formation being promoted as an eco-tourism park and there are those who just leave their garbage there.
Before Uber and Grab came to the Philippines, Eddie Ybañez had developed ... for several companies which required him to travel to different places.
President Duterte will be represented by Philippine Sports Commission ... the occasion, along with Tourism Promotions Board head Cesar Montano.
So whether you are coming in for travel or to seek medical treatments, ... At present, the Philippines is ranked 8th in the world as a medical tourism ...
And so this Mother's Day, kids from all walks of life, including those of Tourism Secretary BernaPuyat, Asia's songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, ...
The 407-year-old University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Sampaloc, Manila is now expanding to Southern Philippines with the groundbreaking and ...
CBM, which is a flagship project of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), will feature activities and events focusing on tourism, ...
In a radio interview, Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Alayalde said he was expecting local executives vying for the elective post to engage in ...
MANILA, Philippines — Due to the unbelievable ease of passport controls and ... to accumulate the visas required for an extended European holiday.
This is because in the past three years of Madrid Fusion Manila, Puyat ... former Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.'s vision of promoting Filipino ...
MAKATI CITY, Philippines - May 10, 2018 - PRLog -- Missed out on that much-needed summer vacation? Fret not, travel junkies, as the Great Room ...
MANILA — After listening to the original cast recording of Miss Saigon for the hundredth time, you ... There are no crocodiles as per the tour guides.
The upcoming Century Tuna full Ironman Philippines will not only serve as the ultimate test in endurance racing but will also showcase the Filipino ...
A source told Politiko that Montano rushed through his speech at the Philippine Tourism Presentation and Dinner Reception on May 9 because he ...
“Inbound tourism declines by 10 per cent during the month of May and by 36 per ... of the population returning home to India, Pakistan and Philippines.
The appointment of Berna Romulo Puyat as the new tourism secretary was well received, ... Why fashion shows to promote visits to the Philippines?
Puyat added she wants to include farm tourism in the DOT agenda and ... Forbes took note that “Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in ...
Being a tourism secretary is not just telling the outside world that the Philippines has the most powdery sands found in a beach called Boracay; the ...
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is projecting more Japanese tourists to the Philippines, many of them making pilgrimages to Lord Takayama Ukon, ...
... cooperation in the fields of education, health, food security and tourism. ... HRH the Premier commended the Philippine expatriate community in ...
FORTY-two candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2018 beauty pageant ... “We are in a country that ranks tourism as one of its major sources of ...
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the biggest business organization in the country, is coming up with a plan that would help ...
Tourism has for the longest time also been the low-hanging fruit that the ... There is truly an outstanding need to review the Philippines' overseas ...
The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) will celebrate Cebu Business Month 2018 with public and private sector partners. CBM 2018 is ...
Jane Nicole Miñano won Miss Hannah's World Tourism Philippines 2018 from a field of 20 female contestants, while George Reylor de Lumen bested ...
Muscat: The number of tourists visiting Philippines increased by 96.66 per cent during January and February, 2018, when compared to the same ...
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said they have monitored incidents of vote-buying and flying voters in Manila. More on ...
... as volume, as well as the sales price in the global medical tourism market. ... Supermarkets and Hard-Discounters in Philippines Market Overview.
By comparison, Chanco said organizers of the Madrid Fusion Manila received ... While Chanco did not mention any names, the Philippine Tourism ...
While Chanco did not mention any names, the Philippine Tourism Presentation and Dinner Reception held in New York last May 9 featured fashion ...
TOKYO―Japan Airlines (JAL) on Monday announced plans to launch a budget airline, hoping to take advantage of an expected expansion in the ...
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat would do well to check the ... While Chanco did not mention any names, the Philippine Tourism ...
As former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Tourism Secretary ... 11 points in Balance Luzon, and 3 points in Metro Manila, bringing her to -7, ...
For now, they – we – can only sympathize with ex-CJ Sereno's fall from grace, so soon after Wanda Teo's abrupt end as secretary of tourism. Former ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines —President Duterte swore in Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new tourism secretary in simple ceremonies at Malacañang ...
MANILA, Philippines — Retail firms should take advantage of the growing foreign arrivals market by implementing more mobile and digital payment ...
Duterte was to fly back to Manila to preside over the oath-taking ceremony in Malacañang of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new Tourism secretary.
MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday sworn in Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the country's tourism secretary. Duterte tapped Puyat as his ...
... for the sports and tourism advocacy of Secretary Go, who is an avid sportsman and a believer in promoting the Philippines as a tourist destination.
President Duterte is due to sail out to the Philippine Rise (previously known as Benham Rise) at 2 p.m. During his visit, the President will also send off ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philppines, May 15) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) officially has a new chief. President Rodrigo Duterte administered the ...
Duterte swears in new Tourism chief ... and master's degrees in Economics from the University of the Philippines where she also taught for nine years.
Resorts World Manila will swamp the market with 900 new rooms with the ... by the growing number of business and leisure travellers to the metro.
In collaboration with the Philippine Department of Tourism, Watsons launched the Switch.Save.Win contest with a grand prize of 40 holiday packages ...
In this exploration of Philippine dive spots, we seek inspiration to connect ... Island deal with the delicate balance of conservation and mass tourism.
MANILA - Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Tuesday Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Cesar Montano will be summoned to explain ...
This came after President Duterte asked Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo to resign .... While Chanco did not mention any names, the Philippine Tourism ...
MANILA, Philippines —Newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday allayed rumors that she was appointed due to ...
The 6-3 ruling is a victory for New Jersey and other states who have considered allowing sports gambling as a way to encourage tourism and tax ...
With Boracay Island having closed its doors to tourists for the next six months, mother-of-five Dolyn Braulio found herself in a state of severe anxiety ...
MANILA - A shake-up in the Department of Tourism may come soon as Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday said she wants some tourism ...
NEWLY appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat directed all incumbent undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to file their courtesy ...
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat on Tuesday, May 15, asked all undersecretaries and assistant ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 15) — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has directed all of the department's undersecretaries and ...
He further said that the Philippines is ready to work with Papua New Guinea towards ... Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat has directed all ...
The President is expected to be at the Philippine Rise in the afternoon to celebrate the ... Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat has directed all ...
MANILA, Philippines — As Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assumed her post as the head of the Department of Tourism on Tuesday, she ordered ...
MANILA - New Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday brushed aside insinuations that she was appointed to the Cabinet because ...
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says she will 'get the side' of ... MANILA, Philippines – Newly-appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette ...
At the “Filming in Korea” forum held at Shangri-La at the Fort organized by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Manila office, representatives from ...
He said that had the July plot succeeded, the explosion would have had a multibillion-dollar impact on tourism and the number of foreign students ...
With DHMC being fully integrated with dusitD2 the Fort, Manila, Eltvik ... hospitality and tourism industry professionals and others looking to further ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday said she wants to speak with Tourism Promorions Board COO Cesar ...
The new management of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) seeks to embrace the continuously growing and dynamic ...
MANILA, Philippines – Four Filipino gymnasts will banner the national ... by the GAP, and supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the Tourism ...
The Philippines poised to host World University Golf Championship ... The Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP) ... international sports exposure to Lubao while also promoting tourism in our country.
MANILA - Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre resigned on Tuesday after Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she wants some tourism ...
... and Normita Uy will lead the Philippines' campaign in the tournament. ... Philippine Sports Commission, the Tourism Promotions Board, and Makati ...
MANILA, 16 May 2018: Philippines new head of tourism, Bernadette Fatima Romulo-Puyat, gained a welcome nod from travel industry associations ...
Philippine Leader Dismisses 2 Officials over Allegations of Corruption ... Earlier this month, he accepted the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda ...
The new management of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) seeks to boost the growing Philippine tourism industry by ...
Global Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), Megaworld's subsidiary that develops integrated tourism and leisure estates, has sustained its growth momentum ...
It has arrived in the Philippines in Iloilo. ... But Cleofe said that the Department of Tourism has big plans to really drum up interest for Iloilo City and the ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — New Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat yesterday ordered all undersecretaries and assistant secretaries of the ...
THE Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) is inviting ... This area “covers the bay area of the Cultural Center of the Philippines ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The local government here has designed an agricultural framework in Paquibato District under its peace and ...
HANOI—A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting Beijing's claims to the disputed South China Sea has sparked online anger in Vietnam, ...
Legacy carrier Philippine Airlines has announced it will operate international flights out of Cebu from the newly constructed state-of the-art passenger ...
NEWLY appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday ... In an 11-page Memorandum of Agreement acquired by the Manila ...
Field Museum Researcher Identifies New Shrew Species in Philippines ... Built on agriculture, fishing and tourism, Palawan's economy depends on ...
Data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturing of the Philippines Inc. and the Truck Manufacturers Association showed their members sold a ...
The Transportation Department and Japan International Cooperation Agency agreed to undertake the P16.98-billion rehabilitation and expansion of ...
MANILA— Newly appointed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday said she expects to have a detailed talk ...
The EU's 28 countries are the main foreign investors in Cuba, mainly in the tourism and building sectors, the EU says. The bloc imported some 470 ...
MANILA, Philippines – Being paid for services rendered for the government does not come fast and easy, but a tourism project had it quicker than ...
Originally from Manila, 32-year-old Vino has been a resident of the ... Tourism in Boracay generated more than $1 billion last year, according to the ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Earth Philippines queens have ... linked to actor Cesar Montano, who currently heads the Tourism Promotions Board.
MANILA, Philippines — Heeding the order of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Ricky Alegre tendered his courtesy resignation from his ...
Hangzhou, Taipei and Osaka: AirAsia eyes new flights from Philippines ... In big tourist markets such as China, another issue that AirAsia is facing is ...
In big tourist markets such as China, another issue that AirAsia is facing is the limited airway given to flights coming from the Philippines as there is ...
There is much opportunity for trade and tourism between Japan and the Philippines. Our vision is to bridge the gap between the Japanese market and ...
... Association of the Philippines and supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the Tourism Promotions Board, and the Makati City government ...
Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre filed his ... so that its benefits could be felt by each and every Filipino,” he added.
AirAsia's Philippine affiliate is also trying to manage the effects of President Rodrigo Duterte's closure of the tourist island of Boracay, traffic to which ...
MANILA, Philippines — Sen. ... The opposition senator noted that “this is following the resignation of then Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda ...
It is unclear if Binay has actually seen the film or is just capitalising on its popularity for Filipino tourism. In the comics, Thanos' is in love with Death - an ...
Jimeno, a law graduate from the University of the Philippines, also worked in the office of Senator Panfilo Lacson when he served as Presidential ...
Tourism Philippines told Philstar.com that the sender of the video is a Boracay resident who wished to remain anonymous. Media access to Boracay ...
After sealing more than $6.5-billion worth of deals overseas so far this year, Philippine-based unicorn startup developer Revolution Precrafted ...
Only two are still active in politics to this day – Manila Mayor Joseph ... One out of five Undersecretaries in the Department of Tourism (DOT) will retain ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday said she would bring back a former Department of Tourism official ...
With the new office, Szcus said passengers can easily connect to top tourist islands in the Philippines, or to other cities around Southeast Asia, Guam, ...
The Manila Times called the office of Montano on Wednesday and was told ... It would be up to tourism stakeholders to determine whether his tenure ...
MANILA - Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday revealed that five key executives of the department have heeded her order to ...
Thomalla's victory is third title for the Miss World Philippines (MWP) ... of her prize, as United Nations Ambassador for environment and eco tourism.
Now on its 11th edition, this year is themed “Sarbay United” and will showcase the tourism gems of southern Philippines. “The Department of Tourism ...
MANILA, Philippines — Developer Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. said ... The video, posted by Tourism Philippines, was submitted by a resident, who ...
Solaire is located at Entertainment City in Paranaque City, Manila, the ... environmental clearances,” said the tourism body, as quoted in the report.
By the Philippine News Agency ... and other government-owned and managed tourism destinations,” DOLE information officer Janelyn Martin said.
... appointed country manager for Japan in December 2017, said opportunities for trade and tourism between Japan and the Philippines are immense.
You need to take the chances,” Tschopp told The Manila Times after ... Association of the Philippines, Pradera Verde, Department of Tourism, Tourism ...
In an interview with the BusinessMirror, Tourism Secretary-designate Bernadette Fatima Romulo Puyat said the Tourism Congress of the Philippines ...
There is much opportunity for trade and tourism between Japan and the Philippines.” “Our vision is to bridge the gap between the Japanese market ...
Organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, the Bicentennial “Tienda ni Gob” trade ...
MANILA, Philippines — Newly installed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she is keeping one of the incumbent undersecretaries of the ...
... tourism, Locally is enouraging everyone to travel localy and explore the best that the Philippines has to offer during these hot and happy months.
The newly appointed Tourism Secretary, Berna feels her post as Agriculture ... With the growing popularity of Filipino food worldwide, I think it is an ...
... and help bring Spanish businessmen to the Philippines to also invest here, especially in our booming tourism and infrastructure industry,” Tan said.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday revealed names of government officials suspended and under investigation due to allegations of ...
“AirAsia supports the government's move to develop cities outside Metro Manila by providing. Affordable connectivity for business and tourism ...
The airline expanded flights to a number of other Philippine tourist and provincial destinations to help ensure the continued growth of domestic tourism ...
Malacañang also released the appointment papers of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-o and ...
... a dummy of Binay saying that he has financial capacity to fund the development, operation and maintenance of the “Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park.”.
FIVE top officials of Department of Tourism have tendered their courtesy resignations, Tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. The resignations ...
The tourism plan drafted by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) shows how crucial private-sector participation is in selling the ...
They're just making a mountain out of a molehill. Senator Cynthia Villar has vehemently denied accusations in social media that a mountain top with ...
A mood of renewed hope and confidence filled Department of Tourism (DOT) offices in Makati City as some 500 employees welcomed ...
May Myat Mon Win, Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, said this year will see an increase in digital marketing ... the main focus, this year will see them target parts of Asia – mainly Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia.
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) Western Visayas and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in cooperation with the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) ...
Montano returned to the Philippines from New York where he delivered a speech before the Filipino community there. The visit was controversial, ...
... is organized by the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and is also supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the Tourism Promotions ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to investigate ...
MANILA, Philippines — New Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Thursday suspended “Buhay Carinderia Redefined,” a project that the ...
In this island where there are more tourists than residents and had been the Philippines prime tourists destination, it is surfacing from the cesspool ...
Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat isn't keen on holding Miss Universe ... Miss Universe was held in Manila earlier this year under then-Tourism ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Thursday, May 17 said she was "uncomfortable" that projects under the ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Thursday clarified that Tourism Promotions Board COO did not rush his ...
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque defended President Rodrigo ... Judy Taguiwalo, resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and the latest female appointee, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat.
Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — For the last 12 years of Berna Romulo ... But now, as the new Department of Tourism secretary, the position might ...
The most recent controversy is his alleged “rushed” speech in a Philippine Tourism Presentation and Dinner Reception in New York on May 9 so he ...
MANILA, Philippines— As Bernadette Romulo-Puyat steps in as the new Tourism secretary, she said she is also eyeing a new spokesperson for the ...
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, May 16, directed Labor ... Judy Taguiwalo, resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and the latest female appointee, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat.
In this island where there are more tourists than residents and had been the Philippines prime tourism destination, it is surfacing from the cesspool ...
Bencze identified tourism, agriculture, transfer technology (for water) and education as among the areas that Hungary and the Philippines could work ...
Hosted by the Friends of the Philippines Society USA Inc., the gala benefit ... In cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism and Tourism ...
The walled city of Intramuros and Luneta are the first stops of first-time tourists visiting Manila. The sunsets are still glorious viewed from the ...
SHARJAH: The first-ever Filipino Community Scholarship Programme ... travel and tourism, information systems, marketing, business management ...
Hosted inside the former Department of Tourism building within Rizal Park in Manila, the new museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 ...
MANILA, Philippines — Different people travel for different reasons. Some may want to relax somewhere far away to escape the hustle and bustle of ...
MANILA - Former Philippine Tourism Authority general manager Mark Lapid, as well as former Department of Tourism secretaries Wanda Teo and ...
MANILA- The Philippines will not host this year's installment of the Miss Universe pageant, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday.
Thirty-five officials related to what was then the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) have been sued before the Office of the Ombudsman for the ...
... help bring Spanish businessmen to the Philippines to also invest here, especially in our booming tourism and infrastructure industry,” Tan said to the ...
Palawan, which forms the Turquoise Triangle together with Manila and Boracay as identified by the National Cruise Tourism Development Strategy ...
MANILA, Philippines — Two Boracay residents filed graft complaints against former Philippine Tourism Authority General Manager Mark Lapid, former ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has shutdown Boracay to give the country's top tourist draw a makeover, prompting visitors, some ...
Casino owner and operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp has submitted an application to the Philippines' Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone ...
Chinese tourists wear T-shirts with a Chinese map that violates Vietnam's ... as well as the Scarborough Shoal, which is claimed by the Philippines.
The putting up of the ferry boat will not only benefit the investors and residents of FAB and Mariveles, but will also bring in more tourists that will further ...
Named respondents in the complaint were: former Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) General Manager Mark T. Lapid and the then-PTA board ...
The complainants allege that the Philippine Tourism Authority under Mark Lapid 'demonstrated a clear bias' towards the Manila Water Company ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) — Aside from the controversial "Buhay Carinderia" project, there are irregularities in other programs of the ...
This was the assurance made by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairperson Wilma T. Eisma to Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) ...
Board of trustees member Maria Isabel G. Ongpin said that the museum would serve as a venue for Filipino scientists to reach out to younger ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) — Actor and former tourism official Mark Lapid, as well as several former and current Cabinet chiefs including ...
The Philippines will not host this year's Miss Universe pageant, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced yesterday. “Hindi muna this ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) — Resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo's name is dragged in yet another controversy. An official of the ...
The 5'2” student of Lyceum of the Philippines had earlier rounds of 77 and 72. ... The four-day tournament is supported by the Department of Tourism, ...
Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat may have been working in ... The Philippines has a lot to learn from more advanced countries with respect to ...
Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat may have been working in ... of the Philippines Nuclear Energy Program Implementing Organization) and Dr.
The Philippines has lost half of European tourists, who have shifted to other ASEAN destinations following the closure of island paradise Boracay, ...
American arrested at Manila airport after meeting up with 17-year-old girl ... to meet with a 17-year-old Filipina for sex has been arrested at Manila's airport. ... these kinds of conversation or chats related to child sex tourism,” he said.
Organized by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), the WUGC will have their four-day golf tournament.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air ... We want to offer a compelling travel product for the Japanese market—air ...
The Philippines' Ruperto Zaragosa fared well with a four-under 68 to share the ... The tournament is backed by the Department of Tourism, Tourism ...
“Should the Philippines decide to pursue adding nuclear power to the ... Gatchalian participated in a study tour earlier this month to learn about the ...
MANILATourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Friday bared that the Miss Universe 2018 will not push through as originally planned by ...
Manigsaca said they remain bullish about Cebu's tourism prospects with the ... four awards during the recently concluded Philippine Property Awards.
The European Union (EU) and ECCP are doing its best to promote the Philippines, not only as an investment destination, but also as a tourist ...
GRAFT charges were filed against former officials of the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) in connection with the alleged questionable agreement ...
Palawan will be featured as a Philippine cruise destination in American television network TLC in the first quarter of 2019, the Department of Tourism ...
The Spanish government, through the Embassy of Spain in Manila, has ... could bring its expertise to help boost the Philippines' tourism industry.
Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines. The region is known for shipping, furniture-making, tourism, business process ...
New Tourism chief opens up about Cojuangco affair ... Puyat told a broadcast station in Filipino on Friday—referring to her boy friend's reaction.
... to support the conversion of the Tourism building into the Natural History as ... A spokesperson from the museum told Manila Standard that they hope to ... to museums to enrich their understanding of Filipino culture and history.
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief Cesar Montano broke his silence yesterday on the controversial “Buhay Carinderia” ...
The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) went on a tourism mission in Europe a few weeks ago, wherein the group tried to ...
May 16, 2018 – The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: ... We want to offer a compelling travel product for the Japanese market—air ...
The signatures of former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and Tourism ... is expected to visit Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea within his term.
According to a report by the Philippine Star, Teo let her makeup artist and DOT utility workers travel with her to the United Kingdom, United States, ...
A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts with China's nine-dash line that violates Vietnam's sovereignty could be abusing ... the Paracel and Spratly Islands, as well as the Scarborough Shoal, which is claimed by the Philippines.
By Betheena Unite. An improved bridge in Misamis Oriental that aims to boost agriculture and tourism in the province is expected to be completed in ...
... Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) has at least 70 manholes along the beach. The PTA (now Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority), ...
Peking Opera on Monkey King staged in Pasay, Philippines ... Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism ...
MANILA, Philippines – Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) is not new to national government, having started ...
Also named as respondents in the complaint are former Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) General Manager Mark Lapid; Wanda's husband, Tourism ...
De Lima is currently detained at the Custodial Center of the Philippine ... Also named as respondents in the complaint are former Philippine Tourism ...
... Arts and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Chinese Embassy in the Philippines.
Quezon City Tourism Affairs Department head Divina Pascua said that the La Loma Lechon Festival is open to all Quezon City and non-Quezon City ...
My short stay in the Philippines was made memorable with my victory today,” said ... The tournament is backed by the Department of Tourism, Tourism ...
A 20-year-old model from Italy was crowned Miss Philippines Earth on Saturday. ... Miss Earth Philippines Eco-Tourism: Halimatu Yushawu of Titay, ...
Today, there is another compelling reason to bask in this good old getaway because of its role as a hub for medical tourism in the southern Philippines ...
Danjugan is touted for its sustainable tourism practices, employing a strict carrying ... This is the kind of tourism model that the Philippines direly needs.
The Philippines recently hosted the 41st edition of the World's Strongest Man ... Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo is optimistic that the ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat could not help but cry after she found out how the budget of the department was ...
MANILA – Newly-appointed Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the Philippines will not host the 2018 edition of the ...
They will be backed-up by Manila-based spinmeisters Jenil, Ron Poe, Jet ... Event Award from the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines.
According to Bruce Winton, Marriott Manila cluster general manager, hotel ... information technology industry and the province's top tourist draws.
And in a late development, a major graft case was filed with the Ombudsman against former executives and board members of the Philippine Tourism ...
I disagree because tourism is about marketing our destinations and their ... I enjoy making slow-cooked food on Sundays, like Filipino-style chicken ...
She leads a group of five winners, including Miss Earth Eco-tourism ... Misamis Oriental, Miss Philippines Air Zahra Bianca Saldua from Las Piñas City ...
This year's 42 contestants at the Miss Philippines Earth pageant came from ... of Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay (Miss Earth Philippines Eco-Tourism).
Silvia Celeste Cortesi crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2018 ... De Jesus and Halimatu Yushawu was adjudged Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2018.
“With the silence and subservience of the Philippine government to China, we ... While Puyat is smart and down to earth, tingtatsulok said the Tourism ...
Peking Opera on Monkey King staged in Pasay, Philippines(1/8) ... of the Philippines, in cooperation with China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and ...
MANILA: The new chief of the Department of Tourism (DoT) admitted she was shocked as she broke into tears over her discovery of the allegedly ...
5 spot among the eight finalists in the tournament organized by the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and supported by the Philippine Sports ...
Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte doubled the cash prize for the 2018 Philippine National Games, raising the reward for the overall champion ...
... the Department of Tourism, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines asking them ...
Newly appointed Tourism Sec. Berna Reyes Puyat said that she is now looking into excessive foreign travels of officials and other unnecessary ...
Mister World Philippines will compete at Mister World in Manila, Mister ... scenario, Halimatu was given the title Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2018.
The tourist-magnet of Kyoto, for example, has said it will only permit rentals in residential areas between mid-January and mid-March, the low season ...
A Filipino-Italian model from Rome, Italy, who calls for the protection of ... Yushawu, of Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, Miss Eco-Tourism Philippines.
“These are the ONLY steps on how she will get the CLEAREST picture of the state and realities of TOURISM in the Philippines. The only way.
THE Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) recently launched new programs to support the agriculture sector, as well as the government's efforts ...
The sewerage pipe, installed by the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), has at least 70 manholes along the beach. The PTA — now Tourism ...
Martes, together with Tabal, will leave for Jeju Island in South Korea this Sunday for the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival 2018 at the ...
She will represent the Philippines in the international edition of the Miss ... Yushawu, of Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, Miss Eco-Tourism Philippines.
According to the tourism officer, the road construction will cover the ... It has been dubbed as the little Niagara Falls of the Philippines because of the ...
Earlier this month, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo had to resign over a controversial P60-million advertisement deal that benefited her brother's ...
And the media will be spending much of their time in an unrelated tourism zone that North Korea hopes will be the next big thing for its economy if ...
The SGLG aligns with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 ... will also strengthen the stakeholders' environmental management, and tourism, ...
Filipina from Italy wins Miss Earth Philippines 2018 ... City representing Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, was crowned Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism.
Gerry Fernandez made a light ash-blue gown of French lace for Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism Halimatu Tanador Yushawu: “It's a body-hugging ...
“What we must do in order to make sure that the other tourist places here in the Philippines won't suffer Boracay's fate is that we must respect this ...
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos. Malacañang said that President Duterte is pleased with how new Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is dealing ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat officially designated Benito Bengzon Jr., undersecretary for tourism development ...
... slowdown in the oil-rich Gulf state on the back of lower oil prices, with reports showing the vital real estate and tourism sectors of Dubai struggling.
The project aimed to increase tourism investments in Intramuros, a heritage site in Manila dating back to the Spanish period and is also popularly ...
TPB is currently under fire for releasing P80 million as payment to a Filipino food tourism project, Buhay Carinderia-Redefined, in just one month.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte is giving Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo ... of local food stands that represent the Philippines' culture and culinary.
... warned that many more youngsters in the Philippines and elsewhere will ... "There is a right to travel, but how can we possibly agree with the right to ...
Philippines-based unicorn developer Revolution Precrafted announced ... part to help revive the tourism infrastructure and help rebuild Puerto Rico.
MANILA, Philippines — Cesar Montano has tendered his resignation as the Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Promotions Board. Montano filed ...
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief Cesar Montano resigned, confirmed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo ...
MANILA - Actor Cesar Montano resigned Monday as chief of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) following the suspension of its "Buhay Carinderia" ...
AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office is optimistic it could recover the significant slump in tourist arrivals amid the ...
By Katherine Marajas. After the P80-million sponsorship deal for the food tourism project Buhay Carinderia controversy, Cesar Montano has tendered ...
Cesar Montano quits as tourism board chief ... has resigned as the chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board ... (SunStar Philippines).
DAVAO CITY,Philippines-In celebrating close ties and friendship between the Philippines and Australia, the Australian Embassy hopes for many more ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) — Actor Cesar Montano resigned from his post as Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief on Monday amid ...
Tourism Congress of the Philippines President Jose Clemente III said: “Under the circumstances, it was the right and only thing to do. Let due process ...
After the exit of DILG Secretary Mike Sueno, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, and most recently, Chief Justice ...
Part One. A “BETTER version” of Madrid Fusión Manila. This was how Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Officer in Charge of the Deputy Chief ...
Cesar Montano has resigned as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board. “In faithful adherence to my duty as a public servant, I am ...
President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief Cesar Montano. This was confirmed by Special ...
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat also confirmed in a text ... before the video series on Filipino street food and eateries was able to air.
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte is very pleased with Tourism Secretary ...
... of Bataan (FAB) to Mall of Asia (MOA) is now sailing, bringing this industrial town nearer to Metro Manila as one-way travel takesl only 1-1/2 hours.
We were told, upon landing in Auckland, New Zealand on a familiarization trip organized by Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) ...
Even with increased arrivals of Chinese visitors to the Philippines, ... The latest report from the Department of Tourism shows that arrivals from Korea ...
... of the Museo de Intramuros and San Ignacio Church in Intramuros, Manila. ... The Department of Tourism (DoT) transferred P18 million to the IA in ...
The increasing presence of Chinese firms in the Philippines is a result of ... creating 10,800 jobs for Filipinos in tourism, agriculture, and e-commerce. ... three other Chinese companies in a $33-million road project in the Philippines.
Davao del Norte Tourism Officer Noel Daquioag said, in an interview on Monday, that the new bridge will lower the cost of building infrastructures on ...
For this year's Dragon Boat Festival, Cebu-based Philippine Accessibility Disability Services, Inc. (PADS), together with the Triton Dragon Boat Racing ...
Tesoro currently has an exhibit on the history of Philippine clothing and textiles at the Destileria Limtuaco Museum in Intramuros, Manila. Curated by Sonny Tinio, it will run until May 23, 6 p.m.. The exhibit is made possible through the Balik Saya project of the Department of Tourism and the Intramuros ...
These agencies are the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), ... recreation such as bathing, swimming, skin diving, or for tourism purpose.
MANILA - Filipino businessmen are cashing in on the projected 1.5 million Chinese tourist arrivals this year by allowing them to shop with their ...
Tourism Promotions Board chief operating officer Cesar Montano has resigned ... relatives, that's a basis for you to be fired,” Roque said in Filipino.
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the resignation of Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief Cesar Montano on Monday, May ...
MANILA, Philippines – If the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) was quick to pay P80 million to its "Buhay Carinderia" supplier, the Intramuros ...
As part of its mandate to build more infrastructure and facilities to help boost the Philippine tourism industry, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise ...
For four days and three nights, they get to enjoy this all-expenses-paid holiday having won at the grand finale of the exciting Watsons “Switch. Save.
These add to the list of officials, including the Tourism Secretary and an undersecretary of the communications office who have recently exited the ...
MANILA, Philippines — It's not always easy to find a great deal for your dream destination. More often than not, you need to sift through several travel ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) on Tuesday, May 21, said they "guarantee" transparency, following the resignation of ...
The latest government official to be let go by the President was Cesar Montano, chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB).
Local tour, travel agents call on government to abolish tourism tax ... The tourism tax, enforced on Sept 1 last year, applies to foreign tourists who are ... 11% for the Philippines, while that for Malaysia dropped by 3% with 25.95 million ...
... the Philippines (BCCP) and the Filipino Chinese Chamber Federation Iloilo ... While the reopening of the island to tourism activities is scheduled by ...
Travel experts have warned that over-tourism could be the biggest threat to the ... “The UN World Tourism Organisation projected annual growth in .... Boracay in the Philippines and Maya Bay in Thailand hope that by closing the ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman is urged to probe ... On Monday, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) COO Cesar Montano ...
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday ... READ: Cesar Montano resigns as Tourism Promotions Board chief.
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang confirmed that the government would ... On Monday, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) COO Cesar Montano ...
The island of Boracay in the Philippines is a world-renowned tourist destination with crystal clear water, white sand and a rich nightlife and culture.
MANILA, Philippines — The Tourism Promotions Board on Tuesday issued a statement expressing support for Tourism Secretary Bernadette ...
Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday lauded newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for her record in public ...
Montano had defended himself, saying it was former Tourism chief Wanda Teo who pushed for the payment to Marylindbert ... (SunStar Philippines).
Fernandes said the Philippines is the lone nation in the Association of ... “That affects tourism, and the Philippines will earn much more money by ...
Montano vacated his post after new Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat questioned the agency's P320 million “Buhay Carinderia” project ...
The new century saw tourism rise up as a major economic generator. Plus this fact: Mobility is now regarded as the fourth rail of a democracy and it is ...
IN 2021, the Philippines will celebrate 500 years of Christianity and of ... Cebu City, (Province?), and/or the Department of Tourism could do the ...
The company will continue to promote Silk Road tourism for the August to October peak season during roadshows in the Philippines, India, Indonesia ...
Light Rail Manila Corp., the private sector operator of the Light Rail Transit ... “Land travel time from Baclaran to Bacoor is currently at one and a half ...
A consortium composed of five Chinese firms and four Filipino partner ... trade, grand mosques, and dynamic madrassas – into a tourist destination.
BENGUET Corporation, the country's oldest mining firm, said its consolidated net loss for the first quarter of the year widened to P36.5 million, nearly ...
“MATTA has objected and expressed concerns to the Ministry of Tourism ... behind neighbouring countries Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.
A consortium composed of five Chinese firms and four Filipino partner ... The increasing presence of Chinese firms in the Philippines is a result of President ... creating 10,800 jobs for Filipinos in tourism, agriculture, and e-commerce.
A consortium composed of five Chinese firms and four Filipino partner ... creating 10,800 jobs for Filipinos in tourism, agriculture, and e-commerce.
By Lilian Mellejor, Philippine News Agency on May 22, 2018 ... aspects of education, culture exchange, tourism, health, sports and communications.
He also noted that Malaysia's tourism sector is trailing behind neighbouring countries such as Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. “Tourist ...
Teo's successor, now Tourism Secretary Bernardo Romulo-Puyat, in a ... spending to ensure that government funds for tourism-related activities and ... conflicts of interest, to ensure the protection of the Filipino public against the ...
Bertrand Lessard, managing director, Ford Philippines explains, “The ... Ford Philippines; Ponchi Santos, Chief of Staff, Tourism Head, Marikina City; ...
Teo, tourism execs' resignations not enough, charge them – De Lima ... She said Teo and other tourism officials should be held accountable for the ... spent on the “Buhay Carinderia” project supposedly promoting Filipino street food.
In the City of Manila, the mayoralty tussle next year will be something for the Guinness almanac of the unusual. There is the present mayor, former ...
(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha / MANILA BULLETIN) ... Rita, who climbed Everest for the record 22nd time, were honored by the tourism community.
Earlier this month, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, whose family were strong Duterte supporters, resigned after a Commission on Audit report showed ...
He also maintained that the appointments of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Social Welfare acting Secretary Virginia Orogo, and ...
The Guam Visitors Bureau will hold its first #instaGuam Fair June 1-3 in Manila to promote Guam as the closest U.S. destination for travelers from the ...
“The budget was released from DOT (Department of Tourism) to IA on January 18, 2016. By that time, there was already an election ban and ...
The Philippines government has placed it under a “state of calamity” ... Abta's Delivering Sustainable Travel conference takes place on June 26 at its ...
10 Patis Tesoro creations telling Philippines' colorful clothing history ... The exhibit is part of the “Balik Saya” project of the Department of Tourism and ...
Head of Nepal's tourism department Dinesh Bhattarai this year stood by that claim, saying: “I have not heard anything different this year.” Meanwhile ...
Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran says in her capacity as new head of CCP Board of Trustees that the wealth of talents in the Philippines needs ...
... (NEA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT), PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez said in a press conference at the Diamond Hotel in Manila. Jimenez ...
Summer is about to end and the country's beaches and islands have already been swarmed by tourists. Nevertheless, the Philippines has a lot more ...
She gave the example of the island of Boracay in the Philippines (see ... Abta's Delivering Sustainable Travel conference takes place on June 26 at its ...
IT is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Philippines because of its vibrant tourism industry. As one of the Philippines' major tourist drivers, it is in a ...
The industry's bleak outlook on tourism from Southeast Asia and its ... The bureau is also trying urge the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and other ...
The Tourism department was included in the list because of a recent ... office in Pasay City, the BoC and the Manila International Airport Authority.
THE Philippines dropped nine notches in a worldwide poll of business ... “The reasons for such a drop include a decline in tourism and employment, ...
"Matta has objected and expressed concerns to the Ministry of Tourism and ... 6.2% increase for Singapore and 11% increase for the Philippines.
... has to do with the country's tourism department, from the way it has been managed, to the regulation of the Philippine tourism industry, as well as the ...
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has ... neighbouring countries like Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines,” he said.
Economic crime hits record levels in the Philippines on wider awareness and understanding ... Isabela proposes P2.5B for tourism development plan
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy experienced the most ... in the region in terms of competitiveness dragged by “worsening” tourism, ...
ROSARIO, La Union (PIA) -- The province of La Union is eyeing to become the Heart of Agri-Tourism in Northern Luzon by 2025. This vision is ...
Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo must be held accountable for the ... Wanda resigned as head of the Department of Tourism (DoT) amid the ... run by her brother, Ben Tulfo, to promote the Philippines as a tourist destination.
“This measure is a move towards the attainment by Bohol province of its vision to be a prime eco-cultural tourism destination and a strong, balanced ...
The Philippine travel trade is hopeful that the country will regain its marketing momentum on the international stage following the resignation of Cesar ...
Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight ... As an Indian national visiting Philippines for tourism, you can get visa-free ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) — The country's global ... "The reasons for such a drop include a decline in tourism and employment, the ...
MANILA, Philippines — In time for International Museum Day on May 18, the National Museum of Natural History officially opened its doors to the ...
Philippine competitiveness registered its "most significant decline" in this year's world ranking given the downtrend in tourism and employment among ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) — Filipinos can now visit 66 ... The 2018 Henley Passport Index looked into the travel freedom of countries ...
The Tourism Promotions Board has distanced itself from resigned Chief ... marketing investments that are beneficial in promoting Philippine tourism.”.
By Analou De Vera. The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced on Thursday the appointment of Arnold Gonzales as Officer-in-Charge of the ...
Gonzales holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from De La Salle University. He majored in Tourism at the University of the Philippines.
... Korea (ROK); Maldives; Macao, China; Philippines; Thailand and USA. ... Sukjong Ham, Chief Professor of Tourism Management Department at ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism on Thursday, May 24, announced the designation of veteran official Arnold Gonzales as ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism on Thursday announced that career executive Arnold Gonzales has been named officer-in-charge ...
MANILA - Career tourism official Arnold Gonzales has been appointed officer-in-charge of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), replacing Cesar ...
In a statement, New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David ... Strachan noted that tourism, education, business and people to people links ...
Arnold Gonzales named as new Tourism Promotions Board OIC ... the Philippines domestically and internationally as a world-class tourism and MICE ...
THE Philippines suffered the steepest decline in Asia in terms of ... The IMD attributed the Philippines' sharpest drop to "decline in tourism and ...
A joint venture of Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. and Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. plans to manufacture automatic transmission boxes in the Philippines to ...
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) has named an officer-in-charge for the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) on Thursday, following the resignation of ...
Mahatir would return the visit to Manila on 3 February 1994. ... and fisheries, science and technology, tourism and culture, and trade and industry.
Filipino craftsmanship is the highlight of the “Historical Exhibition of ... of Tourism and Intramuros Administration, supported by Manila's 5th District ...
As someone who has built a couple of resorts and travels extensively all over the Philippines, the first thing I realized is that “Devolution” of Tourism ...
MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday named Arnold Gonzales as officer-in-charge of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) ...
During closure, Boracay restaurateur stays afloat with pop-ups in Manila ... Like many establishments in Boracay that are dependent on tourism, ...
(See, “Updated: Cesar Montano quits as head of Tourism Promotions Board,” in the ... He majored in Tourism at the University of the Philippines.
He is also chairman and founder of HopeNow Philippines Foundation. ... Mindanao in the areas of tourism, education and business, among others.
Philippines to lose if “violent approach” used in disputed sea. ... Tourism chief Romulo-Puyat vows to rid department of corruption. I guess, she'll have ...
Once completed, the project would cut travel time from Sta. Rosa, Laguna to Nasugbu, Batangas from 2.5 hours to just an hour. The project was ...
It added that Cesar Montano, chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), resigned after new Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo ...
Gonzales took his Bachelor of Science in Tourism in University of the Philippines in 1982. He had his Masters in Business Administration at the De La ...
At 10 percent annual growth rate, the Philippines' tourist arrivals will reach only 11.72 million by 2023 and 12.902 million by 2024, when Ramon Ang's ...
Filipino photographer Cloyd Madrid recently went viral on Facebook when he ... the lives of many Filipino locals whose livelihood depends on tourism.
“Actually, funding is not a problem right now in the Philippines, especially in ... Their establishment is part of the provincial tourism development plan that ... are supportive of the Palawan government's tourism development plan.
Aside from Taguiwalo, Duterte had appointed women to his Cabinet, including former environment secretary Gina Lopez, former Tourism secretary ...
Bohol's attractions revolve around Filipino traditions, cultural practices, and ... Even if teeming with modernity, the facilities are of a Filipino-inspired ...
Vijitsomphong's motto “Where pageantry and luxury meet” for the 2018 Mister National Universe reflects the expanding tourism around the world and ...
CLJV is a joint venture of Spain-based Acciona Construccion S. A. and Philippine-based First Balfour Inc. and D.M. Consunji Inc. The joint venture is ...
However, the recent “Treasures of SOX Travel and Trade Expo” in Makati, ... Designed by internationally acclaimed Filipino architect Felino Palafox at a cost of ... The Department of Tourism promotes Lake Sebu as one of the prime ...
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. and partner Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. of Japan are grooming the Philippines to be the next hub for automatic transmission ...
IMUS CITY, Cavite – The Imus City Tourism office has extended its search ... and heritage as the 'Flag Capital of the Philippines,' Saquilayan added.
MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) will hold the door open for everyone to see how captivating Filipino culture is, DOT chief Bernadette ...
With the new bridge, Duterte said travel time along the Davao City ... that will improve the well-being, connectivity and mobility of the Filipino people.
Phan Thi Mo will represent Vietnam to compete at World Miss Tourism ... also represented the nation to compete at Miss Earth 2011 in the Philippines.
The group's first stop was at the opening of Discover Islands Philippines Tourism and Business Expo 2018 at the famed Vanderbilt Hall East of the ...
MANILA, Philippines — Three session days before Congress adjourns sine die for two months, the Commission on Appointments (CA) is rushing to ...
The leader of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) is disappointed with Cimatu's pronouncement that the closure of Boracay might be ...
MANILAPhilippine competitiveness registered its “most significant decline” in this year's world ranking given the downtrend in tourism and ...
These conditions will provide a much broader space for development of the Philippines' travel and tourism sectors. i-House.com will utilize a ...
... “very disturbing,” as the underground pipes, built by the Philippine Tourism Authority (now known as the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone ...
The Tourism chief (pictured) said aside from the country's popular beaches, she would like to promote Philippine culture and tradition as well. (Photo: ...
Private businesses lead sustainable tourism in Bohol ... Bohol's attractions revolve around Filipino traditions, cultural practices, and native products ...
... knees; to outright boasting about his many 'wives;' to 42 virgins to boost tourism; to his ... He not only must act accordingly, his constituency is the entire Philippine ... The women's movements in the Philippines have achieved some ...
MANILA -- The Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) is expediting the construction of a temporary discharge pipeline to fast-track ...
THE Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the ... “The 0% GST is bound to promote spending by both locals and tourists, ... the Philippines (11%) – Malaysia saw a 3% drop with 25.95 million tourists in ...
He stated that the Philippines is home to more than 7,000 other islands that ... “The Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Transportation and ...
“I am sure that our city will secure a mark in the world map of tourism because ... boat competition here,” Ms. Roselyn B. Merlin told the Manila Bulletin.
MANILA -- As Philippine chocolate gains global recognition, the ... the initiative, and the Department of Tourism endorsed it at the end of last year.
Daquioag said the festival is also being supported by the Department of Tourism, which is organizing a tourism fair featuring interactive exhibits to be ...
It has been a month since the LTFRB and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Highway Patrol Group started targeting hundreds of regular and tourist ...
Resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo had a net worth of P48,288,216.96. Meanwile, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has a net worth of P26 ...
With over 200 species, the Philippines has one of the largest populations of ... Is the shark tourism industry a form of conservation or exploitation?
Other provincial officials staged also on Thursday a trade and tourism development fair in Buluan town as sidelight of the 1st provincial Ramadan ...
Iloilo City – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine National ... 475, which ordered the tourism shutdown in the island for a six-month ...
The Davao-based participant is a volunteer of Philippine Eagle Foundation and is active in various youth and environment groups in the country.
South Korea remained the country's top tourism market with 25.2 percent share of the total Philippine tourist arrivals from January to February 2018, ...
There is truth though that Philippine talent is an attraction to foreign investment. ... Cheaper flights resulted in more domestic tourism that pumped new ...
Story & photo by Stephanie Tumampos. France, one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, has received over 90,000 Filipino travelers in 2017 alone ...
“It will be the first time that such extensive promotion of a Philippine city,” Tourism Officer Junel Divinagracia said, “will shape up in the United States.”.
This has gained recognition from the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines as Best Festival in the town level for 2015 and 2016.
Last year, the NPDC—under the Tourism department—also awarded a P10.3-million security contract to VISAI to provide security for the two parks.
The Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority is hurrying the construction of a temporary discharge pipeline to fast-track rehabilitation activities ...
ILOILO CITY—Bike tourism has gone several notches high in Iloilo City. ... Drilon, a native of Dumangas, relocated to Iloilo City from Manila six years ...
MANILA — The Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) is expediting the construction of a temporary discharge pipeline to fast-track ...
As a professional travel organizer, he has already explored many beautiful ... were sent on a three-day journey to different places in the Philippines.
By Abdul Hafiz Ali Sutacio. Rabat – My name is Hafiz. I am a travel journalist and blogger from Malaga, Spain, but originally from the Philippines.
Manila was destroyed in the war by both the Japanese and the Americans. .... On our last day in the Philippines we took a tour to Corregidor Island, ...
... Hong Kong's most dedicated skin care and beauty aficionados about Manila being an ideal place for medical tourism as Belo clinics have machines ...
... the Land Bank of the Philippines, the establishment of farm business schools, ... Likewise, the participant farmers were informed about farm tourism ...
613, Section 3, foreign tourists in the Philippines are enjoined to observe the limitation on the exercise of their political rights during their stay in the ...
DAVAO CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has pushed for a six-month medical visa as the agency will start to promote the Philippines as ...
Spain may be one of the world's top tourist destinations, but many people in its biggest cities have grown exasperated with Airbnb-style rentals.
... and aviation, agriculture, energy, hotels, tourism and other businesses. ... Gao said he was impressed by the Philippines' “economic development ...
The Cavite Gateway Terminal Phase 1 project will handle barges that can carry 20 and 30-foot container trucks now plying the routes of Metro Manila ...
This marks the first time that the Philippines will hold a qualifier for the world meet slated in October in Kona, Hawaii, underscoring the country's ...
Total visitor numbers to the Philippines have increased by 37% over the past three years, from 4.83 million in 2014 to 6.62 million in 2017, according ...
The effective implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law allowed the government to exceed the revenue target by P58.2 ...
PEÑARANDA NUEVA ECIJA : The older devotees among the faithful in this Nueva Ecija town remember fondly the almost-forgotten—that is by the ...
It takes inspiration from an earlier model titled “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation integration in Philippine Education Curriculum,” taught by ...
To monitor the quality of tourist sites, enhance their ecological value, help ... He also expressed concern that Philippine tourism relies heavily on its ...
... hotels, tourism and other businesses. According to Gao, Chinese private investments in the country will help further fuel the Philippines's economic ...
It will culminate in Manila either in November or December. Newly appointed Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat suspended the food tourism ...
Stop playing upon the ordinary Filipino's predilection to “awa,” Sister ... Sabah gets 3.5-million tourists from all over the world, while hardly any go to ...
A Chinese business delegation is looking to invest in the Philippines and forge partnerships with other Southeast Asian business groups, the ...
NEW YORK CITY – The participation of a tribe from Iloilo City's Dinagyang Festival in the 120th Philippine Independence Day parade here on June 3 ...
MADRID: Spain may be one of the world's top tourist destinations, but many people in its biggest cities have grown exasperated with Airbnb-style ...
But he also learned that the network of pipes had been installed by the government through the then Philippine Tourism Authority, now Tourism ...
At the preview where Cabalfin gave a select group of journalists from the Philippines a walking tour, he explained his work highlights the two “navels ...
Earlier this month, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued a warning for tourists and workers in Macau to be cautious of ...
A delegation from China has met with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to explore cooperation and investment opportunities in the Philippines ...
Boris Travel general manager Irene Maliwanag confirmed that there were many foregone opportunities for the Philippines since Boracay was closed ...
... China and the Philippines has yielded positive results in various fields, such as culture, youth, tourism and personnel exchanges. ... He also suggested the enhancement of communication with the Philippine mainstream media.
Aumentado, however, expressed caution about balancing the eco-cultural tourism and agriculture aspects of Bohol and development on the other.
The opposition senator said the controversy hounding Calida is in the same vein with what former tourism Wanda Tulfo-Teo did when she approved a ...
By Antonio L. Colina IV. Davao City – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pushing for a six-month medical visa to help promote the Philippines as a ...
In an interview on Monday, Provincial Tourism Officer Ianree Raquel said ... to be represented by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila.
“If DOT (Department of Tourism) Secretary Wanda Teo resigned because the DOT/PTV 4 favored her Tulfo brothers' TV production company to the ...
It is expected to reduce travel time between Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City and MRT Station in Guadalupe, Makati City to only five minutes. The project ...
The Philippine Competition Commission flagged competition concerns in the ride-hailing market following Grab's takeover of the Southeast Asian unit ...
... welcome,” First Gen chairman and chief executive officer Federico Lopez said after stockholders' meeting of parent First Philippine Holdings Corp.
Marie Antonette Quiogue, senior associate at the Romulo law firm, shared that a handful of IRs outside of Metro Manila is set to rise in popular tourist ...
The road projects will provide easy access to the following tourist ... Our goal is to directly catch the floodwaters in the area around Manila City Hall ...
Pua Iyam (Coming Out), a film about a Filipino-Chinese student (Rowi Du) who discovers ... Cesar Montano is out of Tourism Promotions Board (TPB).
THE heart of every Juan, to the world. Major Philippine carriers have expressed support to the Department of Tourism (DOT) in pushing the message ...
By Jun Ramirez. A Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in Seoul for running a prostitution racket that caters to Korean tourists in the Philippines has ...
Tourism in Davao and Cagayan de Oro is at its most robust, with Davao particularly surpassing 2016 figures, hitting a record two million tourists, about ...
The President also accepted the resignations of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and Tourism Promotions Board chief operating officer Cesar Montano.
For the first time our Iloilo City government and the Philippine Council of ... mayor Jose Espinosa III, accompanied by Tourism Officer Junel Ann Divinagracia, ... It has a Chinatown like Manila and Iloilo, and is the cultural capital of the ...
BACOLOD City has catered to 206,594 local and foreign tourists during the first quarter of the year, generating about P4.1 billion in tourism receipts.
... efforts for shipbuilding and auto industries in the designated regions, and help will also go to developing tourism infrastructure using local attractions ...
Indonesia's new ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang ... interest including security and defense cooperation as well as tourism.
Han, meanwhile, said that the tourism industry between the two countries “has been ... The Philippines attracted 6.6 million foreign tourists last year.
MANILA - A Commission on Appointments committee on Tuesday confirmed Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, who is cracking down on ...
W. Visayas boosts culinary tourism ... “Many people may not know it, but people from Manila and other key cities fly here to Iloilo on weekends just to ...
THE powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) will deliberate on the ad interim appointment of Agrarian Reform Secretary John Rualo Castriciones, ...
He said the Department of Tourism (DOT) has pushed for a six-month medical visa as the agency will start to promote the Philippines as medical travel ...
MANILA, Philippines — While the sharp drop in the Philippine economy's ... dragged down by “worsening” tourism, employment and public finances, ...
By MB Online. Bernadette Fatima Romulo-Puyat earned the nod of a Commission on Appointments (CA) panel as the new Toursim Secretary on ...
Malacañang is optimistic that Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will ... President Duterte has appointed Puyat to head the tourism department ... holds a master's degree in economics from the University of the Philippines, ...
In less than 10 minutes, the CA tourism and economic development ... Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officers led by General Carlito G. Galvez Jr., AFP ...
... trade with China, its economic lifeline, and with South Korea, which it sees as a potential goldmine for tourism and large-scale joint projects. Getting ...
In less than 10 minutes, the CA tourism and economic development ... to recommend the confirmation of five ranking Armed Forces of the Philippines ...
Puyat also said that her department will continue regular consultations with various industry groups such as the Tourism Congress of the Philippines ...
The sea linkage route is expected to be serviced by Fastcat, a fleet of Catamaran-type RoRo vessels, being operated by Archipelago Philippine ...
The event was graced with the presence of industry leaders from the Department of Tourism, DTI-CITEM, Globe myBusiness, Ogilvy Manila, JWT ...
THE SECRETARIES of Agrarian Reform and Tourism and the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines hurdled the first level of deliberations before ...
MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday welcomed the Commission on Appointment's (CA) approval on the nomination of Bernadette ...
“Also, international tourist arrivals to the Philippines rose by 16.1 percent to 1.4 million visitors for the period January-February 2018 compared to its ...
“In 2017, Philippine tourists reached an all-time high of 6.6 million.” “The claim that the state of public finance is worsening is simply laughable,” ...
MANILA -- The Department of Finance (DOF) on Tuesday said that the ... “The reasons for such drop include a decline in tourism and employment, the ...
The amount of misused funds spent by the Department of Tourism (DOT) ... the Philippine representative of WSM's producer, IMG Productions LLC, ...
The expressway is an 88.85-km, four-lane, high-speed toll road that connects Northern Luzon to Manila. It is designed to integrate with other major toll ...
Cebu Air Inc., the airline unit of conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc., said it sought the government's approval to implement a fuel surcharge for ...
“We are developing what will become the Philippines' new center of business, life, and innovation,” Uy, who serves as chairman and chief executive of ...
Once opened, Harbor Link Segment 10 would cut travel time from Manila Port to NLEX to only 10 minutes. NLEX president and chief executive ...
... Education and Skills Development Authority-XI, Philippine Information Agency-XI, Tourism Council of Davao City and Davao Historical Society.
... conversant in both Filipino and English; and with good moral character. Miss Makati 2018 and Miss Makati Tourism 2018 will bring home P200,000 ...
For his part, Cesar Cruz, president of the Philippine Tour Operators Association, congratulated Romulo Puyat on her confirmation as DOT Secretary.
Beltran, the department's chief economist, noted that while the IMD explained the Philippines' ratings drop as due to “a decline in tourism and ...
According to Beltran, international tourism arrivals to the Philippines in the first two months also increased 16.1 percent to 1.4 million visitors as ...
MANILA, PhilippinesTourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat breezed through her confirmation hearing with no member of the Commission on ...
When I was head of the Philippine Tourism Authority and vice-chairman of the board, I wanted to initiate talks with the big duty free groups in Hong ...
Duterte said only the coastal area would be used by tourists while the land area would be given back to the natives of the island. “I will leave that ...
The ministry this year did not hold bilateral meetings with tourism officials from PNG and the Philippines as it did last year, but this has nothing to do ...
The Philippines' decline in a global competitiveness ranking isn't “backed up by actual data” ... Data released to the media did not cite a tourism score.
The contest was held in various locations inside and outside Metro Manila. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat has ordered the Commission on ...
MANILA. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat was recommended ... Puyat was tapped by Duterte on May 8 to replace former Tourism Chief ...
South Korea ($21.25 billion) had 3.7x more exports than the Philippines, and ... Since then, Thailand has never relinquished its tourism leadership.
Newly installed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Fatima Romulo-Puyat on ... Development Bank of the Philippines Alberto Romulo, and her elder sister ...
While the peso's depreciation may drive up airfare costs, one analyst expects this to also boost the Philippines' tourism industry. - The World Tonight ...
(Philippines Star). In April this year Philippines will closed the island of Boracay, the country's top holiday destination, to tourism, for a 6 month period ...
Mayor, who is also based in Sibuyan Island, Romblon helps his kababayans in their dental and agricultural need, promote local island tourism and ...
“Also, international tourist arrivals to the Philippines rose by 16.1 percent to 1.4 million visitors for January-February 2018 compared to its level in the ...
Balik Saya was organized by the Intramuros Administration together with the Department of Tourism, the National Museum of the Philippines, the ...
Seen as one of the key growth drivers in tourism, MICE has been a strategic focus area in the Philippine National Tourism Development Plan.
And Metro Manila got to savor the local variety of Negrense cuisine during ... In a survey, the World Food Travel Association noted that travelers take ...
MANILA - The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed the ad interim appointments of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments (CA) on ... of Bernadette Romulo Puyat as secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Also, international tourist arrivals to the Philippines rose by 16.1% to 1.4 million visitors for the period January-February 2018 compared to its level in ...
MANILA, Philippines – Despite their promise, the brothers of resigned tourism secretary Wanda Teo have not yet returned the controversial P60 million ...
By Freddie Velez. GUIGUINTO, Bulacan –The Department of Tourism (DOT), the National Council in Disability Affairs (NCDA) and the Provincial ...
This week, the CA thumbed up the appointment of new Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, new Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, ...
The Commission on Appointments confirmed Wednesday Tourism ... a professor at the University of the Philippines in Diliman is what mattered most.
By Mario Casayuran. At a time when the last and the least, and not the best and the brightest, are dumped on agencies, Department of Tourism (DOT) ...
Cesar Jade Raquel, Municipal Tourism Officer of Badoc town, said ... Tagle of Metropolitan Manila at the St. John Parish at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
MANILA -- The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday ... Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and ...
Initiated and hosted by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management ... Tourism and Hospitality Management, Lyceum of the Philippines University, ...
MANILA -- Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed the confirmation of the appointments of Department of Tourism Secretary Bernardette ...
MANILA -- Unlike his predecessor's strategy of "microphone" diplomacy, the Duterte administration has taken on a more "prudent and pragmatic" ...
DUBAI: The Philippine government is keeping its target for tourist arrivals this year despite the closure of Boracay Island, one of the country's major ...
Singapore – Five Filipino hoteliers from the Philippines won 5 of the 17 top awards in ... With Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, she overlooks training for 600 ... remarkable and unprecedented goals in green and sustainable tourism.
MANILA, Philippines — A potentially overpriced project of the Department of Tourism seemed like a done deal even before the contract for it was ...
In fact, Haikou is helping to transform ocean tourism, and China has already become the second largest source of cruise ship tourists worldwide. ... The most popular international trips include visits to the Philippines and Vietnam.
On May 25, the seminar organizers and the Philippine delegation flew to ... inhabitants exist--some of them abandoned and others turned into tourist ...
... Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the appointments of the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff and the heads of the Tourism, ...
She said she was inspired by the tourism policies of Marcos that have ... her colleague in the University of the Philippines' Institute of Archaeology.
“Ang daming trabaho dito sa DOT (There's a lot of work here at the Department of Tourism). It's more fun, it's more fun muna tayo in the Philippines,” ...
Galvez, a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1985, was the chief of the AFP-Western Mindanao Command prior ... Poster girl for tourism.
New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan recently announced ... STRACHAN added, “Through tourism, education and business, ...
The property firm said it was looking at Metro Manila and north and south ... units and a 200-room hotel that will serve the growing tourism industry.
Filipino agribusiness people will benefit a lot when they attend the SIMA ... other conferences and seminars will include: “Agriculture Eco Tourism for ...
Guevarra had also been appointed commissioner at the Philippine ... Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the confirmation of Tourism ...
Senate President Vicente Sotto III (center) poses with Comelec Commissioner Socorro Inting (left), Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (third ...
Dubbed as #YesMariveles, the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Central ... They were welcomed by Polytechnic University of the Philippines' (PUP) ...
The CA also approved the ad interim appointment of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as secretary of the Department of Tourism, as well as the promotion of ...
During a speech at the presidential palace on Monday, Duterte singled out from the audience Philippine Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, ...
In two months, the Filipino people will witness the President's third State of the ... as the most trusted and most approved President of the Philippines. ... Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.
The President, during the speech, was going through documents when he said there were “personal travel to Singapore, personal travel to Europe.
ACCORDING to DOLE, Jollibee, Dole Philippines and PLDT are among ... recommended the confirmation of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as tourism ...
RIYADH — Prominent Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined 1 million AED ($272,000) on charges of ...
FILE PHOTO: Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, attends a ... (REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN).
THE Department of Tourism welcomed with “renewed optimism” the Commission on Appointments confirmation on the nomination of Bernadette ...
MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos who want to travel to South Korea to get a firsthand experience of Korean culture will no longer need to go to the ...
It's really a true partnership with the Philippines,” he said. ... On the leisure and tourism side, Widus International President and CEO Daesik Han ...
With DHMC being fully integrated with dusitD2 the Fort, Manila, students have unique opportunities to gain relevant work experience in all the areas of ...
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Fatima Romulo Puyat guaranteed that ... in love with the Philippines and its people, as she accepted the challenge of ...
Malacañang expects Ben and Erwin Tulfo to make good on their promise to return the P60 million paid by the Department of Tourism or DOT for ad ...
Hosted by the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) and supported by the Department of Tourism (DOT), other official partners for the momentous ...
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), ... and their respective Tourism offices have lined up day-long activities, where the ...
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) enjoins talented Filipino Caviteños to join the Cultural Dance Group ...
PAL, whose profit was dragged down by high fuel prices last year, stopped flying Manila to Kuwait on May 16 because of weak demand and stiff ...
MANILA, Philippines —Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on ... proper venue for the allegations of corruption in Department of Tourism projects.
... tourism and promoting trade and investment activities that would redound to greater economic engagement between Andorra and the Philippines.
Tourism in Abu Dhabi and Dubai grew by 3.6 per cent during the first three months ... while the number of tourists arriving from Pakistan and Philippines declined. More tourists also arrived from Russia during the first quarter of 2018, ...
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Fatima Romulo Puyat was immediately ... also recommended the confirmation of five Armed Forces of the Philippines ...
By Philippine News Agency ... The support for affected residents and workers due to the shutdown of Boracay's tourism operation is part of DSWD's ...
Global travel suppliers eye India's outbound tourism market ... Hassan Madah, director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines, said: “Indians ...
It also aims to develop the land for eco-tourism purposes. MHI subsidiary Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. has launched its own Bamboo ...
The National Power Corporation (Napocor) held a ground breaking in Limasawa Island last March for the construction of a PHP 54 million 120-kilowatt ...
He said the completion of the hotel rooms was in anticipation of the increased tourist arrivals in Boracay, once the expansion of the Caticlan Airport ...
MANILA - Switzerland is looking to attract more affluent visitors from the Philippines who see the European country as a "bucket list" destination.
The first proclamation was that the week of June 10th be declared Filipino ... Tourist bring great social, economic, and business opportunities to ...
By 2030, the value of India's business travel market is expected to reach ... Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines, ...
Roque was reacting to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat's ... The lawyer of resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, Ferdinand Topacio, ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer ...
“If I were the chief of the PNP [Philippine National Police and] I have ... Calida added that comparing him with resigned former Tourism Secretary ...
According to the Ocean Conservancy NGO in the United States, Southeast Asia countries such as Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam are known to ...
South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Nam speaks during the groundbreaking of Samar Pacific Coastal Road in Northern Samar on ...
LAOANG, Northern Samar -- South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Nam said they are committed to bringing more tourists to the ...
There are around 1.6 million Korean tourists to the Philippines and 450,000 Filipino tourists to Korea in 2017, aside from the expatriates in each ...
Hassan Madah, director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines, said: “We see a lot of growth in the outbound MICE segment from India in the ...
Cebu-based Philippine Accessibility Disability Services Inc. and Triton ... The three-day carnival, organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the ...
Philippine president to meet S. Korea's Moon next week in Seoul ... MANILA, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with South ... aimed at boosting trade and tourism between the two countries, Abella said.
Its closure follows a decision by the Philippines to close its top holiday island for several months in April. Boracay Island a shot to tourists will undergo ...
The delegation from Manila was headed by the Director General of the ... the development of cooperation in the fields of education, sports and tourism.
“We are happy to announce the reduction in visa fees for Indian travellers ... Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines on the recent initiatives.
... road enhancement project at Manila-Cavite Expressway by July this year to increase ... Once completed, the project would cut travel time from Sta.
It's really a true partnership with the Philippines,” he said. GGDC is behind the development of the 177-hectare Clark Global City, formerly known as ...
The famous access road to the Philippines' Summer and Strawberry ... The Congress-approved measure mandates the Department of Tourism (DOT), ...
The Palawan branch of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office based in Puerto Princesa City received the highest ratings from the 2017 Customer ...
By Philippine News Agency ... The Congress-approved measure mandates the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Tourism Infrastructure and ...
At this time last year, we marveled at the transformation of the Villamor Golf Club with the revival of the Philippine Masters on the Philippine Golf Tour ...
Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism .... More: Philippines is not the only country to shut popular tourist destination. Many of ...
“I never thought I'd have this opportunity to travel around the Philippines for free,” Elmo shared. “The Philippines is a rich and beautiful land filled with ...
Duterte is scheduled to travel to Seoul on Sunday at the invitation of the South Korean government, the first trip by a Philippine president in four years, ...
Two ladies will be crowned at the event, as Miss Makati 2018 and as Miss Makati Tourism 2018. (With report from Christelle Joyce F. Perez).
The Palawan branch of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Puerto Princesa City received the highest ratings from the 2017 ...
Abella said about 1.6 million Korean tourists visited the Philippines and 450,000 Filipino tourists went to Korea in 2017. Agricultural cooperation and ...
... and technical capabilities to promote local products and tourism as well as investment opportunities no other cities in the Philippines can offer. -o0o-.
It is part of a rethink happening globally about unrestricted tourism that ... More: Philippines is not the only country to shut popular tourist destination.
NEW YORK –When Purple Yam opened in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn back in 2009, it became a dining destination for many Filipinos ...
Pangasinan's Langiran Lake eyed as tourist spot ... BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan -- The municipal tourism office here has set its sight on turning the ... The Philippine News Agency is a web-based newswire service of the Philippine ...
Four cities in Metro Manila are lucky to receive 900 electric tricycles ... poor people who depend on their survival on the island's tourism industry.
Philippine president to meet S. Korea's Moon next week in Seoul ... 1.6 million South Korean tourists to the Philippines and 450,000 Filipino tourists to ...
THE Philippines and South Korea will be signing at least four bilateral ... 1.6 million Korean tourists to the Philippines and 450,000 Filipino tourists to ...
Global travel suppliers eye India's outbound tourism market ... Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism India and the Philippines, said.
Global travel suppliers eye India's outbound tourism market ... Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India and the Philippines, said.
MANILA -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the Philippines and China are keen on exploring expanded areas of ...
... will soon start with the Manila Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia deputy ... According to Dhewajani the direct flight can cater to the needs of the tourists in ... to see for themselves the serene beauty of each other's tourist spots.
By Philippine News Agency. BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan — The municipal tourism office here has set its sight on turning the four-hectare Langiran ...
Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Lhuillier recently met with ... opportunities for Filipino English teachers in Andorra, encouraging tourism and ...
A taxi driver accused of raping and threatening a Japanese vacationer near a prominent Indian tourist destination has been arrested, police said ...
“This is outrageous given the severe impact of the closure, especially to the ordinary poor people who depend on their survival on the island's tourism ...
BOHOL lives up to its legacy as the Ecotourism Capital of the Philippines amid ... The province practices sustainable tourism that takes full account of ...
Tourists flock to the area for the “unspoiled view of the bay's emerald waters ... without realizing that they just spent their vacation in the Philippines.
The Philippines indeed is the selfie capital of the world.” ... Filipino cardholders and tourists from all over the world who own a Visa card will be able to ...
Additional photos courtesy of the Bohol Tourism Council and Sandugo ... destinations in the Philippines, Bohol would most likely make it to the top 5.
MANILA, Philippines — A tour around Manila's heritage sites is a walk between the past and the future. Manila is a vibrant, buzzing old city bursting ...
Okada has also invested in casinos and even has one in Manila. ... Rotary Club of Manila's 14th Annual Tourism Personality Awards will recognize 12 ...
The Philippines and South Korea will be signing at least four bilateral ... about 1.6mn Korean tourists to the Philippines and 450,000 Filipino tourists to ...
The drive from our place to Manila Pen cost a little over P400. ... of them tourism leaders and stakeholders, are recipients of the 14th Annual Tourism ...
MANILA, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on ... and information and communications technology (ICT), and tourism ties.
Reaching Davao after a nearly two-hour flight from Manila, one of our first ... It is the first and only eco-agri tourism destination in the Philippines.
... agriculture, tourism, among others, when he meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House on Monday, according to Philippine ...
According to the Department of Tourism's Annual Visitor Sample Survey, the number of Chinese travelers to the Philippines increased by 54.43 ...
SEOUL — The Philippines is looking forward to increased trade and ... is also expected to push for closer tourism cooperation between the countries.
A morning flight from Manila via Philippine Airlines takes us to this City of Love in the Western Visayas on a scorching Thursday in barely an hour ...
The first full IRONMAN, organized and produced by Sunrise Events, Inc. and presented by Alaska, Tourism Promotions Board and Department of ...
By The Manila Times on June 3, 2018 Editorial ... of interest,” similar to the advertising deal that cost Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo her job.
Benigno 'Iion' Perez, who represented the Philippines at Mr. Universe Tourism 2018, bagged the title in glittering finals held at Tanghalang Pasigueño ...
Hanoi (VNA) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on June 3 that he will ... and information and communications technology (ICT), and tourism.
... Department of Tourism, National Museum of the Philippines, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Destileria Limtuaco, Rustan's, ...
Philippines seeks ways to beef up defence, trade ties with RoK ... information, and information and communications technology (ICT), and tourism.
The “surging” number of Chinese people in the Philippines “steals jobs ... to the 2017 Annual Visitor Sample Survey of the Department of Tourism.
Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte has told a United Nations rights expert to “go to hell” over criticism of ... Sri Lanka to attract more Chinese tourists.
Lao Cai (VNA) – The Bac Ha tourism cultural week, themed “Colours of the White Highland”, began in Bac Ha district, the northern mountainous ...
A little over two months after his SSS stint, La Viña was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as undersecretary of the Department of Tourism (DoT).
In her speech during the Department of Tourism- Farm Tourism Regional ... Villar said that based on studies, among the barriers that keep Filipino ...
Philippines' Iion Perez crowned Mr Universe Tourism ... Philippines' Iion Perez bested 19 other delegates in the 2nd edition of Mr. Universe Tourism ...
The first full IRONMAN, presented by Alaska, Tourism Promotions Board and Department of Tourism, also served as a fitting event for SEI's 10th ...
Philippines' Duterte seeks to strengthen defense, security ties with S. Korea. Politics ... and information and communications technology (ICT), and tourism ties. ... Duterte said the ties between Manila and Seoul "are long and deep.".
“There is no negative impact from American mainstream tour operators,” ... “When they arrive in Manila, they can opt to visit a renewed Boracay,” Del ...
MANILA, Philippines – Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), the investment holding ... Today, the holding firm has diversified into real estate, tourism and ...
Among our efforts is reviving the glory and pride of Manila Carnival Queens which greatly played a role in the ... Francis Garcia, Ms. Earth Philippines – Air 2017 Kim de Guzman, Region 3 Supervising Tourism Officer Criselle May S.
Just when you thought that there's nothing else that Philippine President ... joked about offering “42 virgins” as a tourism come on for the Philippines.
Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism Director (India & Philippines), said, “We are happy to announce the reduction in visa fees for Indian ...
... cash transfer program that targets the “poorest of the poor” among Filipino families. But that ... Siao is also a vice chairman of the tourism committee.
Marvel at the unique Filipino craftsmanship used in the restoration of each house through an interactive heritage tour. On June 12, Las Casas is ...
... Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., the operator of Resorts World Manila; Golden Arches Development Corporation (McDonald's Philippines); ...
Philippine Airlines is seeking a permit from the Civil Aeronautics Board to resume flights between Manila and New Delhi, India. The flag carrier ...
The blockade's negative impacts on Qatar were in real estate, tourism and Qatar Airways, which is expected to announce large losses because of ...
Another item of interest I want to mention here is about our programs for tourism. The Philippine Tourism Authority is promoting ecotourism. This is a ...
National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) regional director ... I met with the tourism officials, I'm impressed with the warmth," Leong said.
Magpale said the 80-year old capitol building has been declared a historical landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in July ...
Although some economic managers find it hard to believe the Philippines ... assessed the Philippines on four major factors – economic performance ... “The reasons for such a drop include a decline in tourism and employment, the ...
But over time, the airport in Manila upgraded while ours became outdated and congested that it can no longer accommodate local and foreign tourists ...
They might – if the beneficiaries can organize themselves to set up farm tourism destinations. Because let's face it: the Philippines has 7,100 islands, ...
“We propose the use of one-kilometer easement from the shoreline of the white beach for commercial and tourism purposes,” he said.
Boracay Island has become also a premier cruise ship destination in the Philippines. The Department of Tourism (DOT) reported that as of December ...
When it came to the likes of former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, ... starting from when she was a professor at the University of the Philippines ...
MANILA - Tourism establishments in Boracay may soon be limited to beachfront spaces as the government seeks to restore and redistribute the ...
Andrew Tan (pictured) has resigned as chief executive of Philippine ... Resorts World Manila is run by Travellers International Hotel Group Inc, ...
Korea Increases EDCF Support for The Philippines to US$1 Bil. ... The two presidents also designated 2019 as the Korea-Philippines Year of Tourism ...
Three years on, a "trash emergency" on the Indonesian island of Bali and the Philippines' decision to close the tourist island of Boracay showed ...
Residents of resort island in the Philippines face eviction ... President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this year ordered a six-month tourism shutdown on the ...
More than 1 percent of New Zealanders are of Filipino extraction, and that's done a lot in terms of promoting Asia economic ties and tourism flows, ...
The Philippines also requested South Korea to assist in the protection and preservation of the ecological systems in high density tourist areas like ...
... Philippine economy,” declared Derrick Heng, Senior Advisor, Globe myBusiness. For her part, Mitch Peralta, Segment Marketing Head for Tourism ...
... a further boost after the Philippines' Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) ...
Boracay Island Water Company Inc., the water service provider with the only centralized sewerage system in Boracay Island, remains compliant with ...
SEOUL — The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of ...
However, in an interview on Monday, Tan said the booming tourism ... are coming in from other regions and provinces, even from Manila, she said.
“China is becoming the largest source of tourists for the Philippines as well as Thailand and other ASEAN countries. Likewise, there is a rising number ...
The Philippines and South Korea signed a $172.64-million loan agreement for the construction of a new international container port in Cebu that aims ...
“We foresee that tourism will continue to play a significant role in the growth of the Philippines integrated resorts. Growth will likewise be boosted by ...
MANILA -- Bloomberry Resorts Corp. expects to develop its planned hotel ... tourism will continue to play a significant role in the growth of Philippine ...
Once again, travel the culinary world for four days as WOFEX becomes the ... This year, WOFEX also proudly launches the Philippine Sustainable ...
So we are opening this June,” he told the BusinessMirror during a tour for Manila-based reporters, who were recently flown to Cebu. No less than ...
The Thailand-based hotel chain revealed that the new properties were scheduled to open in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Philippines, Qatar, ...
“But already airlines and hotels are trying to mobilize tourists to other locations in the Philippines, and they don't have the treatment capacity or the ...
A combined entry from Begin Group in Russia and the Philippines Department of Tourism stood out for its targeted promotion of study opportunities in ...
... Office and South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. ... In a joint statement, President Moon said the Philippines and South Korea will ...
SEOUL — The Philippine government is stepping up cooperation with ... Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea on has been signed last ...
The Manila Standard reported that work on the 15,676-square-metre ... “We foresee that tourism will continue to play a significant role in the growth of ...
Philippine gaming and hospitality company Bloomberry Resorts ... the Philippines' booming tourism industry and growing mass segment in the north.
Filipino travel agents cater to this trend and have created 'mono Switzerland [tourism] products.' We see a big potential for incentive trips to ...
In 2017, tourism investment grew by 31 percent or USD1.7 billion, while in the ... Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Middle East and Hongkong.
According to statistics from Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, the number of Philippine visitors to Taiwan increased from 172,475 in 2016 to 290,784 last year, ...
Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental — Tourism has become a ... since March this year, its president Mario Tolentino told the Manila Bulletin.
Razon said he sees tourism will continue to play a significant role in the growth of Philippine integrated resort, along with the rise in middle-class ...
San Miguel said the project aimed to promote the development of Northern Luzon and facilitate connectivity to Central Luzon and Metro Manila ...
For this year's Tourism Awards of Rotary Club of Manila, they are giving a Hall of Fame Award to Philippine Airlines (PAL) president and CEO Jaime J.
Seeking to bolster tourism to its vast and largely undeveloped Negev desert region, Israel is promoting luxury camping trips, Bedouin hospitality and ...
Golf travel was recognized by the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines as a pillar of its planned five-year sports tourism strategy at the recent 7th ...
... domain of native Atis, and that it is an island ecosystem not only with unique features, but also with ecological and cultural tourism potential.
Stronger commercial accountability, data and technology savviness, and the ability to better influence the company culture are significant changes ...
MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has transferred tourism undersecretary Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña to the Department of Agriculture and ...
"The travel industry in the Philippines continues to grow rapidly, especially with a significant increase in inbound tourists. The similarities with the rapid ...
MANILA - DoubleDragon said it unveiled on Thursday a food and heritage park at its flagship development along Manila Bay, hoping to promote ...
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Thursday, June 7, Tourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña to the ...
MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (ConCom) for ... Tourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña to the Department of ...
4X4 Expedition PH mission is to organize a trail team for an overland exploration discovering and promoting Philippine tourism, culture, and ...
The move is part of the strategy to gain from the Philippines' fast-growing tourism industry and growing mass segment in the north. Enrique K. Razon ...
La Viña was named tourism undersecretary just last April but has been affected ... Hellen De La Vega as the Philippine Ambassador to Australia with ...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Tourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel ... replacing newly-minted Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. ... director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. ... the Philippines' fast-growing tourism industry and growing mass segment in the north.
FILE: Two months after he was appointed to the Department of Tourism (DOT), President Rodrigo Duterte now transferred Tourism Undersecretary ...
MANILA, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte inaugurated on Thursday a new airport terminal in the province of Cebu in central ...
Born in the Philippines and raised in Los Angeles, Feliciano-Chon returned to Asia in 1997 and founded ... She is a popular speaker at industry events and serves as a judge for several hospitality, tourism and wellness awards.
The country's tourism industry created around 100,000 jobs last year, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on ...
By (PNA). San Jose de Buenavista, Antique – The Antique Provincial Tourism Office is all set for the two-day “Cruise Tourism Mock Tour” to prepare ...
Both Japan and the Philippines are high-growth leisure travel markets, and we ... Red Planet Manila The Fort is being developed as a 245-room hotel ...
“We are committed to delivering a world-class travel experience to the public with our signature Filipino warmth,” he said. The MCIA Terminal 2 will ...
The Philippine Tourism Satellite Accounts is compiled by the PSA based on the international recommendations for tourism statistics and tourism ...
The rest were Asean tourists visiting South Korea that year. ... market for Asean tourists going to South Korea, followed by the Philippines and Vietnam.
In her post, Uson compared President Duterte's kiss with a Filipino worker in South Korea to the last senator who was kissed by two women on the last ...
These buildings, formerly housing the finance and agriculture (later tourism) departments and the old Senate, complete Manila's Museum Triangle in ...
Mr. Razon went on to say that they believe 2018 would be a banner year for the Philippines' integrated resort industry and tourism's role in the ...
According to a Red Planet statement, there are hopes this would spur two-way demand from Japanese and Filipino travellers, given the brand's ...
QUEZON CITY, 7 June (PIA) -- Filipino journalists and information officers from private and ... Our minimum land travel in the province was one hour.
As one of the finest airports in Asia, this facility showcases the best of what the Philippines has to offer,” Duterte said in his speech during the ...
The new terminal hopes to meet the region's growing popularity. Cebu is one of the Philippines' most beautiful provinces and is an international tourist ...
Okinawa car rental agencies wary of Chinese tourists with improperly ... The license was issued in the Philippines and obtained through an agent ...
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte allayed fears on the ... Tourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña to the Department of ...
In tourism, the report said the EU - Philippines FTA may engender economic gains through increased EU investment in the industry, helping to further ...
All 230 members present during the voting gave their approval for the proposed “Philippine Tourism Stamps Act” principally authored by Rep.
Globe executives recently signed an agreement with key leaders of Manila Water ... “This initiative will help ensure homeowners and tourists in Boracay will have ... “Boracay has always been very close to the hearts of every Filipino.
Grab Philippines said driver cancellations fell 50 percent after the announcement of its campaign to improve overall passenger ride experience and ...
Other backers of the event are Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines, Prudential Guarantee, @GO Express, Sanicare, ...
MANILA - The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on final reading a bill seeking to require the Philippine Postal Corporation ...
On Thursday, June 7, Marcos received the Provincial Tourism Award from the Rotary Club of Manila. The politiko posted a video on Facebook of the ...
Eisma pointed out that tourist arrivals here rose significantly due to the port calls of cruise ships. Level up ... Subic, Manila port calls. MS Ovation of the ...
The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 7510, which seeks to require the Philippine Postal ...
Take a trip back in time to 16th-century Philippines through an unhurried tour of the nostalgic Intramuros City. Delight in its weathered roads made of ...
Tags: Apple Agolong, Council For Culture And The Arts, Dapitan Bay, Dapitan Tourism, Heritage Council, Manila Bulletin, Manila Bulletin ...
Philippines' Duterte personally receives Russia's arms shipment & tours .... Tourism is an easy way to attract injections of Russian cash all the while ...
Talk about Philippine beaches, and world-famous Boracay quickly comes to mind. But it's a province in Mindanao that holds the distinction of hosting ...
The Department of Tourism, BMW Philippines and the FIA global transport partner Hyundai were all there to extend tremendous support along with the ...
The lone Filipino entry in the TA2 Asia Race Series, Don Pastor, got two fourth-place finishes during the 2018 Thailand Super Series held at the ...
The Lower House approved on final reading House Bill 7510, or the proposed “Philippine Tourism Stamps Act,” authored by Parañaque City Rep.
There has also been a rapid growth in two-way tourism, and he was hopeful that by next year there will be direct flights between Manila and Tel Aviv, ...
BATANGAS CITY — In a tourism summit last year, Gov. ... A bustling industrial hub on the outskirts of Metro Manila, the province is also home to ...
We need to help each other to ensure a sustainable tourism and environment,” Sales said, adding that the homestay establishments and restaurants ...
SUBIC—The Subic Bay Freeport has entered the next level in its cruise ship tourism program, as bigger and more luxurious vessels began making ...
Miss Makati Tourism 2018 won P150,000 cash, scholarship at CTHI, and gift ... and Karen Timbol, former Miss Teen Philippines, actress and model.
At stake in the event organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines and supported by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Tourism ...
THE list of countries that the Philippines may update and expand its ... points, thereby generating more traffic and revenues from travel and tourism.
Tourism in Portugal has boomed so much that the WTTC is warning against ... Personal safety is also a major factor for success in tourism. ... is being experienced in Manila by the relatives of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo.
Since the national government wants tourism to be limited to the beach front of Boracay, the plan is to place at least the 628.96 hectares of land ...
THE government needs to privatize airports to boost tourism in the Philippines, the Public-Private Partnership (PCC) Center said after the International ...
The Philippine negotiating panel is composed of officials from the CAB, Departments of Transportation, Tourism and Foreign Affairs, as well as from ...
TAN-LED Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI) targets to rack up P8 billion in sales from its soon-to-launch condominium project in Ortigas, Pasig City ...
Tomorrow, June 12, the Philippines – one of Cambodia's economic and tourism partners – will be celebrating the 120th anniversary of the declaration ...
The event is organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) and supported by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Tourism ...
Tourism in Boracay, if made ecologically sustainable, would be value-adding, particularly for livelihoods. Note that tourism revenues in the Philippines ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 11) — Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo is under investigation at the Office of the Ombudsman – along with ...
AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said Cebu's connections to the ... Although Thailand and the Philippines almost have the same tourism ...
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) will reach out to more destinations and communities ... “Tourism will become an agent to reduce poverty and inequality. ... amounted to P1,929.3 billion, the Philippines Statistics Authority reported.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Monday said that the ... “The Philippine tourism industry is one with the nation in commemorating the ...
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The Department of Transportation said it may grant the original proponent status to NAIA Consortium for the rehabilitation and operation and ...
... positioned to become the next major mixed-use or “live-work-play” CBD in Metro Manila, anchored by tourism, recreational developments, and retail ...
Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista (third from left) receives the Tourism Hall of Fame Award from the Rotary Club of Manila for his ...
It will attract more Chinese tourists to the Philippines—they are the second-largest market now after South Koreans. It will also help increase their ...
The two countries enjoy strong people-to-people contact with active tourism exchanges. In 2017, the Philippines received 168,640 tourist arrivals from ...
To keynote the Tourism Innovation Forum is the Department of Tourism (DOT) ... Aaron Que, CCCI-Lumba'g Laag chair told the Manila Bulletin that the ...
Fortunately, there are local tourism destinations that operate based on ... The condominium units (984 in total) serve as second homes to Manila ...
Emirates is kicking off the summer season with special fares to the Philippines. UAE travellers can now enjoy competitive fares from June to August.
Philippines wants 'closer' ASEAN customs cooperation with Russia ... “He (the head of the Russian Federal Customs Service) can make a tour of ...
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has recently crafted an ambitious road map, not only to jump-start the tourism industry, but ...
Likewise, tourism is upbeat these days as a large number of UAE citizens choose Philippines, as their preferred destination in Far East Asia.
... toll expressway connecting Cavitex (Manila–Cavite Expressway) and South Luzon ... Once completed, the project would cut travel time from Sta.
To aid tourism in this Summer Capital of the Philippines, China has added a new attraction to the Baguio Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arc Garden –12 ...
Ziegler studies the intersection between tourism and biodiversity ... shark tourism first in Mexico for her master's degree and then in the Philippines for ...
By Charissa Luci-Atienza. The Department of Tourism (DOT), local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have been urged ...
MANILA -- Aside from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions ... was activated to protect the Bicol Region's thriving tourism industry.
LAOANG, Northern Samar—Ambassador of South Korea to the Philippines Han Dong-man said his government is committed to bring in more tourists ...
THE Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) will be launching a tourism project that would entice local and foreign travelers to “rediscover Manila” by riding its ...
BAGUIO CITY -- Filipinos may be done celebrating the120th Philippine Independence ... "Tourism-wise, siyempre summer capital of the Philippines.
She also placed seventh in Xterra Asia-Pacific Tour last year and is ... event are Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines, ...
... reappointed as tourism undersecretary on April 24, and after the new Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat demanded the resignation of all ...
Boracay, the Philippines' top beach destination, was visited by some 3.72-million foreign and local tourists in 2017, data from the Civil Aviation ...
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has reappointed former Department of Tourism official from the Aquino administration as an ...
Want to promote Manila's tourism? Here's one way you can walk the talk — literally. The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), which manages one of ...
According to Bengzon, air connectivity is crucial in the Philippines being an archipelago. He said 98 percent of tourists enter the country by air while ...
TOURISTS who will camp or cook in the Great Wall in Qinhuangdao, North China's Hebei Province will be fined, a recently approved Great Wall ...
Consolidated data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. and Truck Manufacturers Association showed sales ...
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) wants friendlier visa guidelines to attract ... India and the Philippines and could also attract more Indian tourists.
Describing tourism as a driver of sustainable development, the report .... in the US; sustainable tourism governance in Bohol province, the Philippines; ...
China made additional cuts to tourism to the Philippines in an apparent attempt to coerce the country into concessions. After Rodrigo Duterte was ...
MANILA-- Department of Tourism (DOT) chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Friday reiterated the suspension of Buhay Carinderia Redefined project of ...
... horizontal affordable housing outside of Metro Manila, and leisure and tourism.” ... Century Properties has also expanded outside of Metro Manila for ...
They were also able to go on a Manila City Tour to see Roman Catholic and Spanish-colonial era landmarks, including Basilica Manila Cathedral, San ...
CEBU CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) will pursue its 7-point ... Next is the global advertising promotions of the Philippines and we will keep ...
MANILA, Philippines – Store Specialists Inc (SSI) and the Department of Tourism joined together once again for this year's Philippine Harvest at the ...
Grab Philippines said the new order of the Department of Transportation transferring the fare-setting authority from transport network companies to the ...
... of the grueling 1.5km swim-28km mountain bike-8km trail run event backed by Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines, ...
After a long day. Despite having cheaper services, medical and wellness tourism has not taken off as quickly for the Philippines. The tourism ...
MANILA – Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday urged the people of Surigao del Sur not to abuse the ...
China continued manifesting its increasing anger against the Philippines .... Lorenzana also mentioned that Chinese tourists were not coming in.
The review was requested after questions were raised on TPB's P80- million payment for the Filipino food tourism project. It was later discovered that ...
Most of them belong to the informal sector at the margins of the island's tourism industry. The Atis run the Ati Village in their CADT area where they sell ...
One cannot undermine the significance of the travel and tourism sector to ... Results of the Philippine Tourism Satellite Accounts (PTSA) showed that ...
WELLINGTON: New Zealand announced plans Friday to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure ...
Last March, BTOB was chosen as the new honorary ambassador of the Korean tourism industry. Sungjae and other BTOB members were in Manila in ...
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the Tulfo brothers have yet to return the P60 million that they received as payment for the Tourism ...
WELLINGTON: Tourists to New Zealand are to be charged a special tax, under new government plans announced on Friday to deal with the growing ...
MANILA– Department of Tourism (DOT) chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Friday reiterated the suspension of Buhay Carinderia Redefined project of ...
By Analou De Vera. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reiterated the suspension of all the projects of the Tourism Promotions Board, ...
Miss Earth 2018 winners: Miss Eco-Tourism Philippines Halimatu Yushawu, Miss Water Philippines Berjayneth Chee, Miss Earth Philippines Sylvia ...
Clark airport seeks northern PH tourists' patronage ... Friday to drum up interest from the tourism industry in northern Philippines, especially on the use ...
By Analou De Vera. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the Tulfo brothers have yet to return the P60 million that they received as ...
... the 56th Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) foresees Balanga ... Dubbed as Bataan's pride for being one of the magnets of tourism in the ... Citing the increasing occupancy of their hotel, Doña said tourism is doing ...
The men of the Philippine Golf Tour brace for a grueling campaign in Visayas and Mindanao as the organizing Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. lined ...
The Automobile Association of the Philippines, along with our country's leading oil company, Petron, San Miguel Corporation, Department of Tourism, ...
DENVER, Colorado — “Travel isn't always pretty. ... Team Philippines at IPW 2018: The author, Chonx Tibajia, Donna Perez of Adventure International ...
Tourism boom. The Highlands are experiencing a boom in tourism — and not all of it is related to mythical monsters. Inverness is the gateway to the ...
For a Filipino man visiting Tokyo in May last year, the tour of the capital was supposed to be a fun sightseeing trip. But the man collapsed after ...
Philippine Airlines plans to reduce by half the free baggage allowance on domestic and London flights in a bid to mitigate the impact of high jet fuel ...
Cauguiran expresses hope that travelers from northern Philippines will ... Friday to drum up interest from the tourism industry in northern Philippines, ...
MANILA, Philippines — The men of the Philippine Golf Tour brace for a grueling campaign in Visayas and Mindanao as the organizing Pilipinas Golf ...
Maconacon, Isabela—This remoteonown in the eastern coast of northern Luzon wants to be identified for its lobsters, a delicacy that would make ...
(MVA) — As projected, total visitor arrivals to the Marianas for the fiscal year are ... In addition to the International Labor Day Holiday on May 1, MVA's ... the central Philippines is also expected to continue to increase China tourism to ...
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — Sam Osborne and fiancée Samantha ... also expressed hopes that the event would further boost sports tourism in the ...
... President Duterte's efforts in promoting the “Go South” tourism campaign. ... Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, Philippine National Police ...
The Highlands are experiencing a boom in tourism—and not all of it is ... 66” which attracted 26 percent more tourists to the area last year, according to ...
CAGAYAN Valley or Region 2, particularly the northeastern coastal town of Santa Ana in Cagayan province, will be Asia's next travel and trade jewel, ...
In an advisory issued on Saturday, the Apayao Tourism Office said there were some issues the Apayao government needed to address before hikers ...
“Last year, amid global uncertainty, the Philippine economy registered an ... development, education, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.
Also present during the launch were Miss Philippines Eco-tourism Halimatu Yushawu, Miss Philippines Water 2018 Berjayneth Chee, Miss Philippines ...
Clark Development Corp. welcomed Clark Restos for extending support to the manufacturing and industrial locators within the Clark Freeport Zone in ...
PNOC Exploration owns 10 percent of the Malampaya gas project in partnership with Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (45 percent) and Chevron ...
LISTED firm SSI Group Inc., a leading specialty retailer in the Philippines, sees continued strong revenues with the weaker peso and the rising number ...
Balik Saya is a project of the Intramuros Administration and Manila Rep. Cristal Bagatsing in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, and in ...
PRRD sees Ifugao to be major tourism destination: Tolentino ... an enduring tourism gem of the Philippines and likely a top cultural destination soon.
Amelia “Amy” Sunio-Abarquez, philanthropist and organizer of the Miss Tourism Philippines beauty pageant, has called on other beauty contest ...