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

BANNED ON EDSA. Provincial buses that would load and unload passengers along Edsa, as well as other major roads in Metro[...]

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OPENING OF KENNON ROAD FOR HOLY WEEK MULLED

April 2, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Kennon Road is only open during weekends of April, from 6 p.m. on Fridays until 6 a.m. on Mondays. (File photo) BAGUIO CITY — Task Force Kennon Road is looking at the possibility of opening the historic road to vehicular traffic for the whole duration of Holy Week to give convenience to travelers visiting the city to observe Lent.  […]

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TIEZA, BAYAD CENTER LAUNCH ONLINE TRAVEL TAX PAYMENT

March 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Hobart Gonzales, CIS Bayad Center chief financial officer; Francispito Quevedo, CID Bayad Center COO; Pocholo Paragas, TIEZA COO; and TIEZA Assistant COO Joy Bulauitan pose after the signing of partnership agreement on the implementation of the OTTPS. (PNA photo by Joyce Ann Rocamora) MANILA — Queuing for payment of travel taxes at the airport will be reduced […]

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WORLD-CLASS ‘URBAN GARDEN’ OPENS IN DASMARIÑAS CITY

March 29, 2019 - 2:54 PM

PROMENADE DES DAMSARIÑAS AT NIGHT. Residents of Dasmariñas now have their own public park, named “Promenade Des Dasmariñas”, which is open from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every day.  The park is located at the Riverside along Mangubat Avenue just before gate 3 of De La Salle University (DLSU) in Dasmariñas. (Photo courtesy of Red Robins Alano) […]

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ILOCOS NORTE TOWN LAUNCHES FIRST BIKE ZIPLINE OVER RIVER

March 28, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Former town mayor Jose “Joe” Foronda and wife incumbent mayor Larisa of Vintar, Ilocos Norte ride a bike zipline during the project launching on March 28 in sitio Bucana, Parparuroc village. LAOAG CITY — In time for summer, the local government unit (LGU) of Vintar in Ilocos Norte launched on Thursday another extreme adventure in the […]

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ABOITIZ TEAMS UP WITH IRISH GROUP FOR BOHOL, LAGUINDINGAN AIRPORTS

March 27, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Aboitiz infrastructure business unit Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc. has teamed up with Irish airport operations company daa International for the future upgrade, expansion, operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Bohol-Panglao and Laguindingan Airports. daa International is the global airport operations management subsidiary of Ireland’s Dublin Airport Authority with over 75 years experience in airport management ownership […]

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BENGUET TOWN SHOWCASES ECO-FRIENDLY FLOATS

March 25, 2019 - 4:09 PM

ECO-FRIENDLY FLOATS. Floats made of recycled materials compete in the pro-environment category at the 38th Strawberry Festival on Saturday (March 23, 2019). The competition aims to further boost La Trinidad town’s waste management campaign. (Photo by Krystelle Luken Pangpangdeo) A TRINIDAD, Benguet — Fourteen non-motorized floats from different barangays in this valley town competed in the Strawberry Festival […]

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36 GROUPS GET ASEAN TOURISM AWARD

March 23, 2019 - 3:02 PM

MANILA – A total of 36 tourism enterprises in the Philippines were recognized for meeting minimum requirements set by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Standards in the Philippines. Rebecca Villanueva-Labit, director of the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Office of Tourism Standards and Regulation, said the DOT-organized award manifests the agency’s commitment to sustainable tourism. […]

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CEBU PACIFIC COMMITS TO GIVE AUSTRALIANS EASIER ACCESS TO THE PHILIPPINES

March 21, 2019 - 7:48 PM

An official of the Philippine’s largest carrier Cebu Pacific said that more brand-new aircraft enters the CEB fleet as they are now in a position to seriously study the possibility of expanding to more destinations in Australia and connecting key cities such as Perth or Cairns would give more Australians easier access to the Philippines […]

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ILOILO LOCAL GOV’T UNITS URGED TO CRAFT TOURISM PLANS

March 21, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Gilbert Marin, provincial tourism officer of Iloilo, urges on Wednesday (March 20, 2019,) local government units to craft their tourism plans that will provide direction and promotion of local attractions. (Photo by Iloilo Provincial Tourism) ILOILO CITY — The Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) encourages local government units (LGU) to have their own municipal tourism plans. Gilbert […]

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VIGAN ZOO VISITORS TO SOON SEE NEW ANIMALS FROM S. AFRICA

March 20, 2019 - 2:52 PM

VIGAN CITY — Visiting Vigan in Ilocos Sur is never complete without going to the Baluarte Zoo, a free-admission zoological park located in Salindeg village, and owned by former governor Luis “Chavit” Singson. This summer, more tourists are expected to visit the zoo with the arrival of more animals such as giraffes and antelopes from South Africa. As […]

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BENGUET STRAWBERRY FARMS, A SOUGHT-AFTER TOURISM SITE: DOT

March 19, 2019 - 3:43 PM

DELICIOUS STRAWBERRIES. Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation Coordination and Resource Generation Arturo Boncato Jr.  lauds Benguet province and the town of La Trinidad for producing the best-tasting strawberries. (PNA photo by Pamela Mariz Geminiano) LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — A Department of Tourism (DOT) official said Monday strawberry farms here are being eyed as a tourism […]

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‘BALUT’: YUCKY BUT YUMMY

March 18, 2019 - 5:12 PM

MANILA — Some foreigners find it yucky but to Filipinos, “balut” (boiled duck embryo) is one yummy delicacy that will never go out of style. Adding to the peculiarity of this appetizing street food is the melodious way vendors go about selling their wares throughout the night. Cries of balut will either be long or short depending on the voice […]

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RORO TO PERK UP CALUYA’S TOURISM

March 16, 2019 - 5:25 PM

MORE ACCESSIBLE TO VISITORS. Caluya island of Antique province to become more accessible to tourists with the roll on/ roll off facility starting this April. (Photo by PIO Antique) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — A big potential for the tourism industry of Caluya is seen once the roll-on/roll-off ship (RoRo) facility of the Fast Cat operate […]

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LOCAL TOURISTS COMPRISE 75% OF ARRIVALS IN DUMAGUETE

March 13, 2019 - 6:04 PM

DIVE DESTINATION. Apo Island in Dauin town, is among Negros Oriental’s top tourist-drawers, being a favorite dive destination of many local and foreign visitors. (Photo by Judaline F. Partlow) DUMAGUETE CITY – About 70 to 75 percent of the total tourist arrivals in Dumaguete City are local visitors and mostly Filipinos. City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso Antonio on Monday said […]

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REVISITING ANTIPOLO’S FAMOUS ‘HINULUGANG TAKTAK’

March 13, 2019 - 5:57 PM

MANILA — Pissed off with the daily commuting grind in Metro Manila’s hot, steaming and concrete jungle? There is no need to look farther as “Hinulugang Taktak” Falls, one of Antipolo City’s most famous landmarks, is a perfect venue for a weekend getaway.  Located 21 kilometers from Manila and 1.7 kilometers from the Antipolo Cathedral, Hinulugang […]

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ILOILO CITY TOURIST ARRIVALS UP 15%

March 11, 2019 - 5:01 PM

More visitors came to Iloilo City in 2018 as tourist arrival figures posted a 15 percent increase compared with 2017. City Tourism and Development Office (CTDO) recorded 1,241,010 tourist arrivals last year compared to 1,076,976 tourist arrivals in 2017. “This increase in tourist arrivals only shows that more tourists prefer to visit Iloilo City. We […]

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