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I WILL KILL ANYONE WHO ASKS FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE: DFA SEC LOCSIN

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr made a controversial remark when asked anew about birth certificate requirement[...]

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DOT EXEC: MORE ROAD NETWORKS NEEDED IN WEST VISAYAS

January 16, 2019 - 6:50 PM

BACOLOD CITY — More road networks should be established in Western Visayas to boost the region’s tourism industry, a Department of Tourism (DOT) official has said. DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said in a statement on Tuesday there were 168 proposed tourism road projects in Western Visayas last year. Of which, 79 projects totaling PHP2.48 billion […]

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400 EUROPEAN TOURISTS VISIT LEYTE’S KALANGGAMAN ISLAND

January 15, 2019 - 5:49 PM

PALOMPON, Leyte — Nearly 400 tourists from Germany and German-speaking countries explored on Sunday Leyte’s premier tourist destination — Kalanggaman Island. The foreign tourists were on board MS Europa 2, the highest-rated cruise ship in the world operated by German-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, according to the Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. The cruise ship arrived […]

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SINULOG MOBILE APP LAUNCHED

January 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

STO. NIÑO IN THE AIRPORT. GMR Cebu Airport Corporation chief executive advisor Andrew Harrison (center, wearing orange vest) carries the holy image of Señor Santo Niño de Cebu given by the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, through its rector, Fr. Pacifico Nohara Jr. (in black clerical), to the Mactan Cebu International Airport, Jan. 14, 2019. (Photo courtesy […]

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FILIPINOS WARNED VS. CARRYING PERSONAL DEFENSE WEAPONS TO HK

January 14, 2019 - 6:25 PM

MANILA— FiIipinos visiting or transiting through Hong Kong are advised on Friday against bringing restricted items such as personal defense weapons after a Filipino student was detained by airport authorities for carrying extendable batons in his luggage. The Filipino student bound for Canada was transiting through Hong Kong when he was arrested and detained by […]

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PCOO CHIEF BATS FOR ‘MORE SPECIFIC’ TRAVEL ADVISORIES

January 14, 2019 - 6:23 PM

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said he will encourage tourism leaders to issue travel advisories that are “more specific” to areas in the Philippines affected by security issues to avoid other destinations from suffering economically. Andanar made this remark in a recent press conference in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte, ensuring that […]

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CAPIZ BUSINESSES URGED TO UNDERGO DOT-ACCREDITATION

January 14, 2019 - 4:53 PM

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI’s Accreditation Team conducted a brief discussion and ocular inspection of Tourism-Oriented Establishments (TOEs) and Tourism-Related Establishments (TREs) in Capiz on January 8, 2019. The Inspection Team headed by Tourism Operations Officer II Artemio Ticar was invited to the Provincial Tourism Officers Meeting held at the New Tourism Information […]

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TIEZA TURNS OVER HISTORIC ‘SUNBURST’ PARK TO ILOILO CITY

January 12, 2019 - 3:51 PM

NEWLY-RESTORED. Iloilo City takes over the management of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority-restored Sunburst Park following the official turnover ceremony held at the park on Friday (Jan. 11, 2019).  Photo shows the top view of the park taken by a drone. (Photo courtesy of Ivan Aguana) ILOILO CITY — The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) turned […]

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DOT STEPS UP ACCREDITATION DRIVE IN EASTERN VISAYAS

January 10, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Department of Tourism Regional Director for Eastern Visayas Karina Rosa Tiopes. (Photo courtesy of DOT) TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Eastern Visayas will step up its campaign for accreditation of tourism-related establishments this year, noting that majority of businesses in the region are not compliant to minimum standards. The number of accredited tourism […]

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50% OF ILOILO HOTELS BOOKED FOR DINAGYANG FEST

January 10, 2019 - 6:31 PM

ILOILO CITY — About 50 percent of hotels here are now fully booked for the duration of the Dinagyang Festival slated on January 25 to 27. In a press conference Wednesday, Tourism Operations Officer Florence King Erlano said the city is expecting a lot of guests to attend this year’s festival due to the massive promotions […]

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POST-‘YOLANDA’ TOURIST ARRIVALS UP IN EASTERN VISAYAS

January 10, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte is one of the favorite destinations in Eastern Visayas. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism Region 8 FB page)  TACLOBAN CITY — The consistent increase in tourist arrivals over half a decade has raised the confidence of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to surpass targets set under the regional plans in […]

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AFP, PNP: CEBU SAFE FROM TERROR THREATS

January 10, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Police and military officials in Central Visayas assured Gov. Hilario P. Davide III on Wednesday, Jan. 9, that Cebu remains safe following the travel advisory of the United Kingdom, warning its citizens from traveling to Mindanao and parts of southern Cebu.   In a briefing, Chief Insp. Florendo Fajardo of the Provincial Police Operations Plans […]

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CEBU UNDER TRAVEL ALERT

January 10, 2019 - 5:13 PM

AN ICONIC landmark of Cebu City, the Fuente Osmeña Rotunda is the venue of the nightly concerts dotted with food stalls which will end after the Sinulog Mardi Gras on Jan. 20. (Photo courtesy of Kirby Campo)   Cebu enjoys high occupancy rate despite UK travel warning.   Cebu-based hotels and resorts continue to enjoy […]

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GEN MACARTHUR TO ‘RETURN’ IN DAGUPAN

January 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

DAGUPAN CITY — The city government is set to build a brand-new park here named after the iconic General Douglas MacArthur to preserve history in the city. Mayor Belen Fernandez, in an interview during the commemoration of the 74th Lingayen Gulf Landing on Wednesday, said the park will be a picnic ground, which could serve as […]

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DOT EYES MALAYSIA, PALAWAN, MINDANAO CRUISES

January 9, 2019 - 6:14 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing to offer cruises within Malaysia, Palawan, and Mindanao in the hope of boosting tourist exchange in these areas. Myra Paz Abubakar, DOT assistant secretary and concurrent regional director, said Wednesday the cruise will start in Malaysia and proceed to Palawan and Mindanao. Abubakar said they are […]

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TRAVEL TOUR EXPO 2019

January 9, 2019 - 5:39 PM

A major travel sale of the year, scheduled on 8 to 10th of February 2019 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The Travel Tour Expo is perfect to for those who are eyeing their summer escapade. It is giving out some of the cheapest airfares, tours and travel promotions in the metro. It […]

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PAL EYES TEL AVIV ROUTE

January 9, 2019 - 5:37 PM

MANILA — Philippine Airlines (PAL) president and chief executive officer, Jaime Bautista, said Tuesday the carrier eyes offering the Tel Aviv, Israel route. “There’s a clamor for it, and the (Philippine) government approached us and asked us to study having this route,” he said during the launch of PAL’s three new international destination offerings held in Manila. […]

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