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TRB APPROVES SCTEX TOLL ADJUSTMENTS

The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved new toll rate adjustments for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) authorizing the collection of[...]

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BILL DECLARING A FARM TOURISM DESTINATION CAPITAL OF BOHOL APPROVED ON SECOND...

May 2, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8979, seeking to declaring the Municipality of Ubay in Bohol as Farm Tourism Destination Capital of Bohol province. Authored by Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (2nd District, Bohol), the bill mandates accredited farm destinations in the Municipality of Ubay to avail of privileges and benefits provided […]

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ILOILO CITY AWARDS ATTRACT VISITORS

April 29, 2019 - 4:22 PM

ILOILO CITY’S awards are an attraction for organizations who want to visit the metropolis for study tours or hold giant conventions. This was the assessment of City Tourism and Development Office (CTDO) head Junel Ann Divinagracia relative to the increasing tourist arrivals brought by promotions particularly for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE). “Efforts in […]

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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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KENNON ROAD CLOSED AFTER 6.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE

April 26, 2019 - 5:38 PM

BAGUIO CITY— Kennon Road will not be opened to traffic pending the results of the assessment and inspection of local authorities here, the Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera Administrative Region (OCD-CAR) said on Thursday. “Due to the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that jolted Region 3 (Central Luzon) and intensity 4 in Baguio City on April 22, the […]

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CCTV CAPTURES EARTHQUAKE IN CIAC

April 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Clark International Airport (CRK) released the CCTV footage during the magnitude 6.1 earthquake. After huge portions of the airport’s ceiling collapsed, CRK is now ready to serve its passengers. According to Jaime Melo, Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President and CEO, the airport resumed their operation on Wednesday at four in the afternoon.

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ANTIQUE EYES SPILLOVER TOURISTS FROM BORACAY

April 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

THE province of Antique is eyeing to host spillover tourists from the newly reopened Boracay Island in Aklan. Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao said that with the opening of the Boracay Island, one of the popular tourism-drawers in Western Visayas, they hope to attract some of the tourists to also pass by their province. “Boracay is […]

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NCRPO’S ENHANCED SECURITY COVERAGE INCLUDES MALLS, TOURIST SPOTS

April 21, 2019 - 9:16 PM

MANILA — After ensuring the safety of the public during the Holy Week celebrations, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has enhanced its security coverage to include tourist destinations, malls and shopping centers in Metro Manila. NCRPO director, Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the redeployment of the bulk of their personnel is to make sure […]

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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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