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AIRLINES PLEDGE TO SUPPORT SANGLEY AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT

PASAY CITY — In a monumental act of unity and proof of faith in government, five (5) Philippine-based airline operators[...]

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DOT LAUNCHES ‘KAIN NA!’ IN CALABARZON

December 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM

MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday launched the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) leg of the country’s culinary tourism project, “Kain Na!” (Let’s Eat!). Poised to introduce the specialties, as well as new dishes that mostly highlight the region’s rich coconut produce, Chef Kenneth Degracia of the Costales Nature Farm in Laguna, is […]

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STRAWBERRY PICKING IN LA TRINIDAD GOES ON THIS CHRISTMAS

December 8, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Organic strawberries served at the Winaca Eco-Cultural Village in Tublay, Benguet (File Photo) LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Despite the damages wrought by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) on strawberry fields in this capital town of Benguet in mid-September, the local government of La Trinidad has assured locals and tourists the traditional strawberry picking goes on in this town, known […]

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PRRD WANTS DOT’S ‘KAON TA’ TO SPICE UP PH AS CULINARY DESTINATION

December 8, 2018 - 1:57 PM

‘LET’s EAT!’ President Rodrigo Duterte checks out the shredded tapa from his old-time favorite eatery, Sana’s Karenderya, as he tours the booths at the Kaon Ta expo held at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City on Friday (Dec. 7, 2018). Kaon Ta is a food and travel festival designed to spur more interest in Philippine cuisine and tourist destinations. (Photo courtesy of Bing […]

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SAMAR OPENS MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

December 7, 2018 - 4:13 PM

GIANT TREE. A Christmas tree towering at 30 feet is the main attraction for park goers at the Samar capitol grounds in Catbalogan City. (Photo by Roel Amazona) CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar — Christmas season has officially begun in Samar province with the opening of the month-long activities at the capitol grounds on Wednesday night. The event, dubbed “Light […]

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COBONPUE: ROAD ‘PEDESTRIANIZATION’ TO BOOST TOURISM, ECONOMY

December 6, 2018 - 6:19 PM

ROAD PEDESTRIANIZATION. World-class furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue, co-chair of Central Visayas’ Regional Development Council, hails the plan to “pedestrianize” roads at Cebu City’s cultural and historical sites. The plan, proposed by the National Economic and Development Authority, also aims to address the highly urbanized city’s worsening traffic woes, Cobonpue said in an interview in Cebu City […]

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DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES TO GO ONLINE BY END OF DECEMBER

December 6, 2018 - 6:21 PM

MANILA— The Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) is expected to go online by end of December 2018 as the state-owned corporation signed on Wednesday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with its first official online shopping service provider, Speed Regalo. Once the website is operational, customers who have yet arrived in the Philippines can order online […]

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CAVITE TO OPEN TOURISM, CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPT ON JAN. 1

December 6, 2018 - 6:17 PM

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the Cavite Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) will no longer be under the office of the governor but a regular provincial department that includes cultural affairs. PTO Head Elinia Imelda Rozelle S. Sangalang bared this during the opening of the three-day educational conference aimed at deepening Cavite’s growing […]

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BAGUIO ENSURES AMPLE WATER AS TOURISTS POUR IN FOR HOLIDAYS

December 5, 2018 - 4:31 PM

RESERVE WATER FOR SUMMER. The recently rehabilitated Sto. Tomas Rain Basin (STRB) is stored with around 700,000 cubic meters of rainwater. The rain harvesting facility operated by the Baguio Water District serves as a reservoir for use during summer, when water consumption of some 6,000 consumers and visitors in the summer capital goes up. (Photo courtesy of […]

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BIGGEST 50-FOOT SANTA BEAR LIGHTS UP IN ILOILO CITY

December 5, 2018 - 4:28 PM

ILOILO CITY — Once again, Ilonggos are reminded that Christmas is indeed for children with the country’s biggest Santa Bear now sitting prominently on top of the Iloilo Business Park Showroom in Mandurriao district. Santa Bear is 50 feet tall, said Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing of the Megaworld Iloilo Business Park. “Christmas […]

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GAPAN CITY LAUNCHES 100-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE

December 4, 2018 - 4:08 PM

CHRISTMAS FEST. Gapan City residents enjoy free rides at the 45-foot tall lit ferris wheel-cum-giant lantern, which, along with a 100-foot Christmas tree and tunnel of lights, was the main attraction of the Christmas festival dubbed “Masaya ang Pasko sa Gapan” that was formally launched Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Marilyn Galang) GAPAN CITY, Nueva […]

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CHRISTMASTIME OFFICIALLY BEGINS IN BAGUIO AS MERCURY DROPS

December 4, 2018 - 4:03 PM

CHRISTMASTIME BEGINS. Baguio City’s 23-meter-high Christmas tree beams in the middle of the Rose Garden in Burnham Park. Lit up on cold Saturday night (Dec. 1, 2018), along with fireworks displays, followed by Christmas lights and sounds on Session Road on Sunday night, the giant Christmas tree signals the start of Yuletide festivities in the Philippine […]

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GETTING TOURISM MANAGEMENT BETTER IN EL NIDO

December 4, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Aerial shot of the entrance to the Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island, Bacuit Bay, El Nido, northern Palawan. (Photo courtesy of El Nido Boutique Artcafe) PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The municipal government of El Nido is preparing to amend its tourism code in a bid to be more environmental law-compliant and properly guided in the correct […]

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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR ‘PASKUHAN SA GENSAN 2018’

December 4, 2018 - 3:59 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — It’s all systems go for the city’s annual Christmas festival dubbed Paskuhan sa GenSan 2018 which will open on Saturday (December 8). Mario Bermudez, the festival focal person, said Monday they have lined up more colorful and grander activities for this year’s “Fantasyland-themed” festivity. Slated until Dec. 22, the festival is anchored […]

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9 ‘SCALPERS’ OF UAAP FINALS TICKETS NABBED IN PASAY

December 3, 2018 - 6:24 PM

MANILA — Authorities arrested nine persons for “scalping” tickets during the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) basketball finals between the Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines in Pasay City on Saturday. Senior Supt. Noel Flores, Pasay City police chief, identified the suspects as Alfredo Molina, Michael Dino, Jhion Randell Guison, Edgardo […]

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LET US TRAVEL UP NORTH!

December 1, 2018 - 7:19 PM

ILOILO CITY — If you wish to explore the myriad of natural attractions that remain undiscovered by many, Northern Luzon is your destination – what with its mountain ranges, valleys, white sand beaches, and captivating sights, not to mention the rich culture of its locals. Isabela This province is not just the rice and corn granary […]

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AIRASIA PH EYES MORE UPGRADES, SERVICES FOR PASSENGERS

November 30, 2018 - 11:33 PM

MANILA — AirAsia Philippines is in the midst of enhancing digital offerings and looking for more ways to give passengers more convenience, its chief executive officer (CEO) said on Wednesday. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said for one, the airline eyes offering the “automatic bag drop” service […]

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