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DOTr SET TO PURCHASE TRAINS FOR COMMUTER RAILWAY PROJECT

Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan discusses updates on railway projects being implemented by the Department of Transportation during a[...]

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DOT FOOD FEST HIGHLIGHTS NEGOCC’S ‘GREAT CULINARY SCENE’

December 20, 2018 - 6:13 PM

‘KAON NA ‘TA’. Negros Occidental Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Tourism Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. lead the ceremonial lamb slicing and wine toasting during the opening of the three-day ‘Kaon Na ‘Ta’  Food and Travel Festival at Ayala Capitol Central in Bacolod City on Wednesday afternoon (December 19,2018).  (Photo by Richard Malihan/Negros Occidental Capitol PIO) BACOLOD CITY — Negros Occidental’s reputation when […]

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BAGUIO HOTELS NOTE 98% OCCUPANCY RATE FOR HOLIDAYS

December 19, 2018 - 3:46 PM

BAGUIO CITY-– The occupancy rate of hotels here has reached 98 percent during the Yuletide season, according to the Hotel and Restaurants Association of Baguio (HRAB). “Right now, we are enjoying about 98 to 99 percent occupancy. Some hotels are starting to fill up also. Even transient housing are enjoying good business,” Andrew Pinero, HRAB […]

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DOT CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO HELP PROMOTE ILOILO

December 18, 2018 - 2:57 PM

ILOILO CITY — Frontline staff and personnel of hotels and restaurants in this city were the first beneficiaries of the “Joyride Ta” project of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the city government here that kicked off Monday.   In her message before the tour of destinations in this city, Tourism Regional Director Atty. Helen Catalbas emphasized […]

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DOT READY FOR BALANGIGA BELLS TOURISTS

December 17, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat today assured that the Balangiga Bells would be a historical treasure that will be preserved for all the world and future generations to see. Puyat made the statement in view of the expected influx of tourists desiring to see the three Balangiga Bells along with the old church […]

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RESILIENCE, REHAB MARK PH TOURISM IN 2018

December 17, 2018 - 4:26 PM

MANILA — With the Philippine government’s commitment to sustainable tourism, several vacation destinations experienced rehabilitation this year. In April, the government shut down the idyllic Boracay, which has turned into a “cesspool” due to alarming water pollution in its beaches, stringed with unhampered developments by establishment owners. Several observers both from the international and local community […]

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WORLD-CLASS BATAAN MOUNTAIN RESORT OPENS IN JAN

December 17, 2018 - 4:24 PM

NEW MOUNTAIN RESORT. One of the villas in the world-class mountain resort in Bagac, Bataan, which is set to open in January next year. (Photo by Ernie Esconde) BAGAC, Bataan — A multi-million peso-mountain resort here that will initially open in the second week of January next year has wanted to uplift the lives of about 800 individuals […]

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LEGARDA: ANTIQUE AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT, PAL DIRECT FLIGHTS WILL BOOST TRADE, TOURISM

December 17, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Legarda Sees Boost in Trade and Tourism with Antique Airport Improvement, PAL Direct Flights Senator Loren Legarda today said that the improvement of Antique airport and the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) direct flights to Antique will spur local economy as it will boost trade and tourism. “Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines […]

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PAL OPENS NEW ANTIQUE-CLARK ROUTE

December 17, 2018 - 4:21 PM

MAIDEN ANTIQUE FLIGHT. Ramp marshals bid goodbye to a PAL express Q400NG carrying a full load of 86 passengers that is about to leave Clark International Airport December 16 on its maiden flight to San Jose de Buenavista in Antique – the first time the two destinations are linked by air – with Transportation Undersecretary […]

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BI TO TRY PASSENGER DISEMBARKATION INTERVAL IN NAIA DEC. 17

December 15, 2018 - 10:18 PM

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is considering having a passenger disembarkation interval for those arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) starting Monday (Dec. 17), Grifton Medina, Immigration Port Operations Division chief, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday. “This is one of the things that we are exploring. We have coordinated […]

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MORE E-GATES EYED FOR PH AIRPORTS TO LESSEN QUEUES IN 2019

December 15, 2018 - 10:17 PM

QUICK ENTRY.  A passenger at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport uses an e-gate, which makes entry at the airport quick, taking only around 8-15 seconds. About 20-40 more e-gates will be added at the country’s major airports in 2019 to lessen the queue of passengers. (Photo by Ma. Cristina Arayata) MANILA — The country’s major airports will have […]

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4 CEBU PACIFIC, CEBGO FLIGHTS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

December 15, 2018 - 10:16 PM

MANILA — Four of Cebu Pacific and CebGo’s flights were cancelled on Friday afternoon due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority reported. These flights were 5J 323/324 Manila-Legazpi-Manila, and DG 6177/6178 Manila-Masbate-Manila. Earlier, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecast light to moderate rains over some parts of Luzon due to […]

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XIAMEN AIRLINES TO LAUNCH QUANZHOU-DAVAO ROUTE

December 14, 2018 - 6:11 PM

DAVAO CITY — Xiamen Airlines will launch its inaugural flight from Quanzhou to Davao on December 18, in a move that is seen to further boost the local tourism and business industry. In a press statement on Thursday, Xiamen Airlines-Philippines General Manager Lin Huagun said the new route marks the first non-stop route from Mainland China […]

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QUEZON’S FAMOUS BORAWAN BEACH GETAWAY ISLAND NOW ENERGIZED

December 13, 2018 - 4:28 PM

PADRE BURGOS, Quezon – Two island villages of Lipata and Tulay-Buhangin in this laidback and 4th class town in the Bondoc Peninsula are now energized, after electricity was brought here via submarine cables. Padre Burgos Mayor Roger A. Panganiban on Wednesday said local officials, townsfolk and villagers were jubilant with the completion of the local electrification […]

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ILOILO CITY TOURISM ROLLS OUT ‘JOYRIDE TA’ PROGRAM

December 12, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Iloilo City Tourism Officer Junel Ann Divinagracia says they will roll out ‘Joyride Ta’, a tourism awareness program to deepen the understanding of frontliners about Iloilo City and what it has to offer to visitors on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Lena Perla)  ILOILO CITY — The City Tourism Office (CTO) of the city government here will […]

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GIANT CHRISTMAS LANTERN ATTRACTS VISITORS IN LAOAG CITY

December 12, 2018 - 5:04 PM

LAOAG CITY—The 100-year-old Ilocos Norte Capitol building is a regular stop for private vehicles and tourist buses as visitors wanted to have a closer look at the model of beauty and architecture in the entire province. On Monday night, the number has more than doubled as a giant Christmas lantern started to illuminate an installation […]

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DPWH COMPLETES P85-M TOURISM ROAD IN LEYTE

December 11, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The Silawan Falls in Villaconzoilo village in Jaro, Leyte. The government completed the pavement of a road section leading to this tourism site. (Photo courtesy of Villaconzoilo Farm School)  CARIGARA, Leyte – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials opened on Monday the PHP85-million newly-completed road section leading to the region’s top farm school and tourism […]

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