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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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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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TOURISTS REQUIRED TO GET CAMPING, HIKING PERMITS

April 3, 2019 - 5:17 PM

BULUTINAO in San Joaquin, Iloilo is a popular hiking and camping site for tourists, especially during Holy Week. Local government units in southern Iloilo asked campers and hikers to secure permits for their own safety amid recent clashes between state troopers and rebels. (Photo courtesy of Erlyn Alunan, San Joaquin Tourism Officer) THE Local government […]

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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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