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CAB ORDERS CEBUPAC TO SUBMIT CONCRETE PLAN TO PREVENT FURTHER MASS FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

PASAY CITY – Due to the recent spate of flight cancellations, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has ordered Cebu Pacific[...]

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PUBLIC WARNED VS. ‘OVERCHARGING’ TRANSPO PROVIDERS USING DOT LOGO

May 2, 2019 - 5:31 PM

MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) warned the public against transportation providers using their logo to overcharge customers. “The Department reminds the public that pursuant to Memorandum Circular No. 2018-03 otherwise known as Establishment of the Progressing Accreditation System and its Implementing Guidelines, only accredited tourism enterprises can display in a conspicuous place in their […]

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DOTR PROBES CEBU PACIFIC FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

May 2, 2019 - 5:30 PM

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is investigating the causes of the flight cancellations by local carrier Cebu Pacific. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the probe will determine if the cancellations are caused by internal operating conditions of Cebu Pacific or the structure and conditions of airports that serve their flights. “I have talked with […]

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ILOILO CITY IS TOP TOURIST DRAW IN 2018

April 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

MASSIVE promotions and the closure of Boracay Island made Iloilo City the top tourist come-on of Western Visayas in 2018. Iloilo City posted 1,242,087 total arrivals, including 1,154,550 domestic visitors; 70,787 foreign guests, and 16,750 Overseas Filipinos last year. A report from the Department of Tourism in Region 6 showed that Aklan came in second […]

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ILOCOS NORTE OFFERS FREE TOURS FOR HOLY WEEK VISITORS

April 13, 2019 - 10:08 PM

FREE OF CHARGE. The Badoc gateway in Ilocos Norte awaits visitors. The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte is again offering free trips to its popular tourist destinations during the Holy Week, from April 18-20. (Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano) LAOAG CITY — The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte is again offering free trips to its popular tourist destinations […]

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‘MANGAN TAKU’ FIRST-EVER FOOD FAIR IN CORDILLERA

April 13, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) recently held its first-ever culinary fair in Baguio City to honor the traditional cuisine in the region.   The Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Baguio City made the event “The Cordillera Food Fair: Mangan Taku” possible.    According to […]

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‘MANGAN TAKU’ FEATURES LOCAL FOOD IN CORDILLERA

April 10, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Cultural dancers from Pasil, Kalinga perform the ‘banga’ (pot) dance during the opening of the ‘Mangan Taku’ (Let’s eat) event organized by the Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture and the city government at the Rose Garden in Baguio. The event brought the various indigenous foods of the six provinces in the Cordillera to the […]

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ILOILO LOCAL GOV’T UNITS URGED TO CRAFT TOURISM PLANS

March 21, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Gilbert Marin, provincial tourism officer of Iloilo, urges on Wednesday (March 20, 2019,) local government units to craft their tourism plans that will provide direction and promotion of local attractions. (Photo by Iloilo Provincial Tourism) ILOILO CITY — The Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) encourages local government units (LGU) to have their own municipal tourism plans. Gilbert […]

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BACOLOD STARTUP TO LAUNCH FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE WEBSITE

March 20, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Argie Muyco, founder and chief executive officer of Bacolod-based Juan Ride online food delivery firm, will be featured in the March 24 episode of ‘The Final Pitch”’ on CNN Philippines on March 24.  (Contributed Photo) BACOLOD CITY — Homegrown startup Juan Ride is boosting its food delivery service by launching a website.  Co-founder Ace Muyco said juanride.ph […]

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‘BALUT’: YUCKY BUT YUMMY

March 18, 2019 - 5:12 PM

MANILA — Some foreigners find it yucky but to Filipinos, “balut” (boiled duck embryo) is one yummy delicacy that will never go out of style. Adding to the peculiarity of this appetizing street food is the melodious way vendors go about selling their wares throughout the night. Cries of balut will either be long or short depending on the voice […]

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RORO TO PERK UP CALUYA’S TOURISM

March 16, 2019 - 5:25 PM

MORE ACCESSIBLE TO VISITORS. Caluya island of Antique province to become more accessible to tourists with the roll on/ roll off facility starting this April. (Photo by PIO Antique) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — A big potential for the tourism industry of Caluya is seen once the roll-on/roll-off ship (RoRo) facility of the Fast Cat operate […]

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MORE AGRI-TOURISM SITES IN NEGOCC OBTAIN DOT ACCREDITATION

March 14, 2019 - 4:06 PM

CERTIFIED. Department of Tourism-Western Visayas Regional Administrative Officer Artemio Ticar (center) awards the certificate of accreditation to PeacePond founders Antonio Jesus and Checcs Orbida. The PeacePond Eco Tourism Events and Learning Center in Binalbagan and the Melba’s Farm in Talisay City were the latest to obtain accreditation, covering the southern and northern Negros circuits on Thursday (March 14, […]

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650 MILLION WOMEN ENGAGE IN CHILD MARRIAGE

March 9, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Around the world, 650 million women were engaged or married as minors. Every year, 12 million girls below the age of 18 get married. This is according to the March 2018 report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Meanwhile, 15% of Filipino women ages 25 to 49 years old were married before […]

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CEBU PACIFIC WARNS PUBLIC VS. FAKE WEBSITES, PROMOS

March 3, 2019 - 7:40 PM

MANILA — Local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has warned passengers against fake websites and promos. The carrier has an ongoing seat sale in line with its anniversary this month. Beginning March 1, however, many netizens were complaining that they couldn’t access CEB’s website, or that it is undergoing maintenance. In its official social media account’s post […]

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HAVE A FIXED DATE FOR ‘PAHIMIS’ FEST: DOT TO LGU

February 23, 2019 - 3:03 PM

‘PAHIMIS’ FESTIVAL 2019 OPENING – The anticipated annual ‘Pahimis’ Festival of this ‘Coffee Capital of the Philippines’ town in Cavite rolls out its three-day festivities as regional, provincial and local officials, together with Amadeo’s outstanding farmers gesture the traditional ceremonial toast during the opening rites at the Amadeo Municipal Covered Court on Friday (Feb. 22, […]

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NAIA TERMINAL 2 REHABILITATION IN FULL SWING

February 18, 2019 - 5:54 PM

PASAY CITY – The renovation of NAIA Terminal 2 is in full swing, according to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal.  “We started last September 2018 and despite the challenges, we shall proceed as planned. I say challenge because we are business as usual despite ongoing works. We hope to deliver on […]

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