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TOURISM HELPS BOOST ABACA INDUSTRY IN CATANDUANES

An abaca stripper locally known as "paraha'got" in the province of Catanduanes. (Photo by Jorge Hallare) VIRAC, Catanduanes -- The abaca industry of[...]

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NO FLIGHTS AFFECTED IN SUNDAY’S LIGHTNING ALERT: MIAA

July 7, 2019 - 6:41 PM

MANILA – There were no delayed flights due to the red lightning alert Sunday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) confirmed with the Philippine News Agency (PNA). MIAA issued the red lightning alert from 12:41 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. At 12:55 p.m., this was downgraded to yellow lightning alert, which was eventually lifted at 1:12 p.m. […]

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CAAP, SECURITY FORCES TIGHTEN SECURITY AT DAVAO AIRPORT

July 5, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)-Davao in collaboration with the Task Force Davao, the Public Safety and Security Command Center, and other agencies in the security sector has further tightened security measures at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport following the suicide bombing in Sulu according to the City Information Office (CIO). Airport Manager […]

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CZECH REPUBLIC HOLDS TOURISM BIZ EXCHANGE IN NEGOCC

July 4, 2019 - 6:52 PM

TOURISM EXCHANGE. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (right) and Provincial Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Cristine Mansinares (3rd from left) meet with the team from the Czech Republic led by Tourism Authority Director Michal Prochaázka (left) at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City on Tuesday (July 2, 2019). The group held a product updating and tourism […]

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DOTR-PPA COMPLETES 200 SEAPORT PROJECTS UNDER DUTERTE ADMIN

July 2, 2019 - 7:07 PM

CLARK, Pampanga – Enhancing connectivity and mobility across the archipelago, President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, through the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Maritime Sector and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), has completed a total of 200 commercial and social/tourism port projects from 2016 up until the present. Of this number, a total of 159 are commercial port projects […]

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ANTIQUE TOWN TAPS DOT TO DEVELOP MARKET AS TOURIST DESTINATION

June 28, 2019 - 10:36 PM

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — The local government unit (LGU) of San Jose de Buenavista has requested PHP20 million in financial assistance from the Department of Tourism (DOT) to renovate its market and turn it into a tourist destination. The market, dubbed “Tradetown”, sits on a 6.5-hectare lot in Barangay Dalipe, in Antique’s capital town […]

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MAYOR-ELECT WANTS INTERNET SERVICE IN MOUNT PULAG

June 28, 2019 - 6:37 PM

UP IN THE MOUNTAIN. Several tourists regularly visit Mount Pulag, the second highest peak after Mt. Apo in Mindanao. With a number of incidents of missing hikers on the mountain, Kabayan Mayor-elect Faustino Aquisan is pushing for the installation of WiFi to allow hikers and their families to have continuous communication. (PNA File Photo) KABAYAN, Benguet – […]

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MARINA STRENGTHENS POLICIES ON MARITIME TOURISM

June 27, 2019 - 8:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – As envisioned in the 10-year maritime industry development plan (MIDP), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has strengthened policies on maritime tourism by issuing rules and regulations on the registration, licensing, and operation of recreational boats for commercial or private use within the Philippine territorial waters.  Per Memorandum Circular Number DS-2019-01, MARINA has […]

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AIRLINES PLEDGE TO SUPPORT SANGLEY AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT

June 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

PASAY CITY — In a monumental act of unity and proof of faith in government, five (5) Philippine-based airline operators committed to support the decongestion of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), develop other gateways in the country particularly Sangley Airport in Cavite, and improve the convenience of the air-riding public, through the signing of […]

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LINGAYEN AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT TO CONTINUE THIS YEAR

June 24, 2019 - 8:33 PM

LINGAYEN AIRPORT. The concreting of the 66 meters x 48 meters apron worth PHP8.6 million at the Lingayen airport by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is already completed and up for final inspection. The project is part of the Lingayen Airport Development Plan proposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. (Photo by Hilda Austria) […]

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LIGHTNING ALERT MAY CAUSE FLIGHT DELAYS

June 24, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Ramp movement for both aircraft and ground personnel is suspended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, according to the Department of Transportation. This as PAGASA issued a lightning red alert at 0030hours or 12:30am on Monday. The alert is a safety measure taken to prevent any untoward incident from happening when lightnings are prevalent in […]

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CLIMBERS CALL FOR TRASH-FREE MOUNTAINS

June 23, 2019 - 8:54 PM

RESPONSIBLE MOUNTAINEERING. Members of the non-government organization group Higher Grounds Mountaineers in Iloilo conduct a clean-up drive at Mt. Napulak in Igbaras town on June 15. Jay Plantinos, founder of the group, on Friday (June 21, 2019) called on tourists and climbers to enjoy the mountains without littering and vandalizing trees and rocks. (Photo courtesy of Bert […]

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DOTr AIR SECTOR PRIMES STRICTER SANCTIONS FOR AIRPORT SLOT MISUSE

June 21, 2019 - 2:25 AM

PASAY CITY – Airline operators at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are set to face more stringent sanctions for misuse of airport slots. This comes on the heels of the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2019-01, signed by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) […]

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TRB APPROVES SCTEX TOLL ADJUSTMENTS

June 10, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved new toll rate adjustments for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) authorizing the collection of an additional P0.51 per kilometer. The new toll increase will be collected starting at 12:01 on June 14, 2019.  The petition for toll rate adjustments was filed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) […]

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QATAR AIRWAYS OPENS DOHA-DAVAO ROUTE

June 10, 2019 - 4:06 PM

DAVAO CITY – Qatar Airways has announced that it will be opening the Doha-Davao route starting next week. Qatar Airways becomes the 11th airline to fly to Davao and the fourth international carrier to do so after XiamenAir, Cathay Dragon and SilkAir. In an announcement on its website, the state-owned airline said passengers flying to Doha […]

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BICAM REPORT ON PROPOSED CREATION OF DAVAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY RATIFIED

June 10, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the harmonized version of House Bill No. 8691 and Senate Bill No. 2168, both proposing the creation and charter of the Davao International Airport Authority. House Bill 8691 is principally authored by Deputy Speaker Mylene Garcia-Albano while SB 2168 is authored by Senate Majority […]

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LIMAHONG CHANNEL TOURISM CENTER IN PANGASINAN GROUNDBREAKS

June 6, 2019 - 6:58 PM

LIMAHONG CHANNEL TOURISM CENTER. Pangasinan’s Second District Representative and Lingayen Mayor-elect Leopoldo Bataoil (far left) lowers a time capsule on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the grounds where the Limahong Tourist Center/Multi-Purpose Building will be constructed. Also in photo are Bugallon Mayor and 2nd District Representative-elect Jumel Espino, District Engineer Edita Manuel (Pangasinan 2nd District […]

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