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NCRPO’S ENHANCED SECURITY COVERAGE INCLUDES MALLS, TOURIST SPOTS

MANILA -- After ensuring the safety of the public during the Holy Week celebrations, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO)[...]

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NEW BUS ROUTES EYED IN SYNC WITH CLOSURE OF EDSA BUS TERMINALS

April 17, 2019 - 7:43 PM

BANNED ON EDSA. Provincial buses that would load and unload passengers along Edsa, as well as other major roads in Metro Manila, would be apprehended, according to an official of the MMDA. The buses must use their designated terminals in picking up and dropping off passengers. (Screengrab from PTV) MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is mulling […]

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MORE THAN 24K PASSENGERS HEAD TO PORTS ON HOLY WEDNESDAY

April 17, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Passengers board on a sea vessel docked at the Calapan Port in Oriental Mindoro this Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard)  MANILA — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has monitored more than 24,000 passengers in ports nationwide on Wednesday. In its advisory, the PCG said a total of 24,664 outbound passengers trooped to various ports across […]

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DILG: INCLUSION OF PH IN US STATE DEP’T ADVISORY QUESTIONABLE

April 15, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Foreigners in the country have no reason to be alarmed as kidnapping cases continue to decrease according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), questioning the US State Department list which named the Philippines one of the countries with high kidnapping risk. DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that kidnapping cases in […]

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DFA SENDS TEAMS TO AID OFWS IN LIBYA AS FIGHTING NEARS TRIPOLI

April 14, 2019 - 7:20 PM

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has deployed two augmentation teams to Libya to beef up the Philippine Embassy’s operations as fighting near Tripoli intensified. The first team led by Executive Director Enrico Fos of the Office of Migrant Workers Affairs arrived in Tunis on Saturday where it will be stationed to assist Filipinos […]

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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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CONSTRUCTION OF P176-B COTABATO AIRPORT, SEAPORT TO START IN JUNE

April 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

SOCA REPORT. Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi bared the upcoming construction of the PHP176-B airport and seaport in the city through a public-private partnership during her State of the City Address on Wednesday (April 10, 2019). She said the construction would generate local employment. (Photo courtesy of Jom Dimapalao–Brigada Cotabato News FM) COTABATO CITY — Construction works on the […]

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CITY TO APPLY ‘NO PERMIT, NO SAILING’ IN SAMAL

April 11, 2019 - 5:27 PM

DAVAO CITY-The Davao City government will start implementing the “No Permit, No Sailing” policy for all chartered boats plying to the Island Garden City of Samal beginning April 12. In a statement issued by the City Information Office (CIO), the “No Permit, No Sailing” policy is initiated following information that chartered boats plying from Davao […]

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DOT-6 PRAISES SAN CARLOS CITY LGU

April 10, 2019 - 6:28 PM

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 6 lauded the Local Government Unit of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental for the prompt and positive action to claims that a certain restaurant is exhibiting or displaying obscene sculptures. The DOT received the complaint against the restaurant from a concerned citizen. The complainant cited that the public eatery violated Article 201 (Immoral Doctrines, Obscene Publications and Exhibitions and Indecent Shows) of the […]

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CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND SEEKS TO REVIVE CLOSE FAMILY TIES

April 9, 2019 - 3:22 PM

The brand-new children’s playground at Plaza Libertad, which was officially opened to the public on April 8, 2019, is expected to revive close family ties of Ilonggos. For the longest time, Mayor Jose Espinosa III said public plazas remained lifeless, emphasizing that it became a place for “ukay-ukay” or second hand clothing vendors. According to […]

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HOUSE AWAITS ENACTMENT INTO LAW OF BILL EXTENDING PERIOD OF GRANTING TOURISM...

April 8, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The House of Representatives is now awaiting the enactment into law of House Bill 8861 which seeks to extend the period for the grant of incentives to Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZs) and registered tourism enterprises. If the bill is enacted into law, the incentive schemes set forth in Republic Act 9593 or the “Tourism Act […]

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NCRPO ON FULL ALERT FOR HOLY WEEK

April 7, 2019 - 10:46 PM

MANILA — National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said cops will be on full alert status during the Holy Week in anticipation of the exodus of travelers. Eleazar has ordered the five police districts in the metropolis to tighten security around airports, seaports, vital government and private installations as well as […]

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PH AIRPORTS READY FOR HOLY WEEK: CAAP

April 5, 2019 - 5:03 PM

MANILA — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Thursday said the country’s airports are ready for the influx of passengers this Holy Week. CAAP said it is expecting an increase in the number of air passengers this season. In April 2018, Philippine airports welcomed a total of 5,508,498 domestic and international passengers, with […]

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CLARK PASSENGER ARRIVALS HIT 1M IN Q1

April 5, 2019 - 4:04 PM

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga — Passenger arrivals at the Clark International Airport (CRK) reached more than a million from January to March this year, the airport’s highest number in quarterly passenger traffic. Jaime Melo, president of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC), said the CRK tallied a total of 1,019,671 passengers during the first quarter from both […]

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DAR EYES AGRI-TOURISM PROJECT TO AID ATI ARBS IN BORACAY

April 4, 2019 - 6:53 PM

TOURISM DEV’T PLAN. The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) gathers various stakeholders for a one-day forum in Kalibo, Aklan on Thursday (April 4, 2019) to discuss support they can extend to implement the development plan for the Boracay Ati Tribal Organization (BATO). DAR is eyeing to develop into an agri-tourism area the parcel of land awarded […]

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ARANETA CENTER NOW A TOURISM HUB

April 4, 2019 - 6:41 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signed an ordinance declaring Araneta Center in Cubao City as the city’s latest tourism district, local reports said.   Ordinance 2796-2018 cited Araneta Center’s six decades of success and breakthrough transformation as the country’s pioneer in commercial center operations for the distinction, as well as being a […]

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