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DOTr SET TO PURCHASE TRAINS FOR COMMUTER RAILWAY PROJECT

Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan discusses updates on railway projects being implemented by the Department of Transportation during a[...]

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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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ILOCOS NORTE’S TOURISM INDUSTRY NEEDS MORE WORKERS

March 11, 2019 - 3:25 PM

LAOAG CITY — The Provincial Tourism Office will hire more tourism workers to better serve and assist visitors here, amid the expected influx of tourists these summer holidays.    “Our tourism employment program is in again this summer so we are again hiring tourism ambassadors, first aid personnel, utility persons, and senior citizen guides. Basic qualification […]

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GUIDELINES SEEK RESPONSIBLE MARINE WILDLIFE TOURISM

March 10, 2019 - 5:24 PM

MANILA — The environment department’s Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is planning to finalize soon the guidelines on marine wildlife tourism (MWT) in the country. The guidelines, drawn up in collaboration with the agriculture and tourism departments, aim to protect marine wildlife from tourism’s adverse impact such as habitat destruction, BMB Wildlife Resources Division chief Josefina de […]

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MT. APO TREK TO SHUT DOWN ON LABOR DAY

March 8, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Photo by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Mt. Apo Protected Area Region 11 KIDAPAWAN CITY — Trails to the summit of Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, would be closed to trekkers starting May 1 to protect its forest from possible destruction, such as by wildfires due to the extreme heat brought about […]

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BORACAY CITATION REFLECTS ACCEPTANCE OF PH TOURISM REFORMS: DOT

March 6, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Blessed Virgin Mary Grotto at the White Beach, Boracay. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism) MANILA — The recent naming of Boracay and El Nido as Asia’s best beaches in the TripAdvisor 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award reflects acceptance on the country’s reforms and new policies to attain sustainable tourism, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Sunday. “We […]

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US TRAVEL FIRM NAMES BORACAY AMONG BEST BEACHES IN ASIA

March 6, 2019 - 4:04 PM

MANILA— Boracay’s White Beach was named the ninth best beach in Asia in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award. The recognition came following the island resort’s reopening after it went through a six-month intensive rehabilitation last year. The award named 24 other beaches in Asia’s Bests category with the Radhanagar Beach of Havelock Island in India […]

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KIDAPAWAN MULLS TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MT. APO TRAILS

March 4, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Mt. Apo, the country’s tallest peak  KIDAPAWAN CITY — The Kidapawan City government is studying the possibility of closing temporarily Mt. Apo’s trails due to the impending effect of the El Niño phenomenon. The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) said the plan to suspend climbing of trekkers came following the hot weather condition […]

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CEBU PACIFIC WARNS PUBLIC VS. FAKE WEBSITES, PROMOS

March 3, 2019 - 7:40 PM

MANILA — Local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has warned passengers against fake websites and promos. The carrier has an ongoing seat sale in line with its anniversary this month. Beginning March 1, however, many netizens were complaining that they couldn’t access CEB’s website, or that it is undergoing maintenance. In its official social media account’s post […]

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PAL ANNOUNCES 78TH ANNIVERSARY PROMO SALE

March 2, 2019 - 5:53 PM

MANILA — As part of its 78th anniversary in March, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced Wednesday a sale seat promo, which would be applicable for booking dates from March 1-10, with travel periods from March 16 to December 31. “This is our biggest seat sale promo,” PAL executives said at a press conference, adding that travelers […]

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BAGUIO CITY REMAINS ALL-TIME FAVORITE SUMMER DESTINATION

February 26, 2019 - 7:07 PM

MANILA — With the scorching months of March, April and May coming soon, expect thousands of Filipinos to flock to Baguio City (aka the City of Pines) to escape the searing heat. Located 4,810 feet or 1,470 meters above sea level, the nation’s Summer Capital is also known for its “Panagbenga” or the annual Flower Festival, […]

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PRRD TO TAP GRAY AS PH TOURISM AMBASSADOR: DOT

February 26, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray faces the media after her meeting with Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat at the DOT office in Makati City. (Photo by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora) MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) will continue working with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray in promoting the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to tap the beauty queen […]

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CEBU AIRPORT OPERATOR PROMOTES ‘UNEXPLORED’ DESTINATIONS

February 25, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Rock formations in Marabut, Samar are among the less popular destinations in the Visayas, which the GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. included for promotion. (photo from FB page of Marabut Tourism)   TACLOBAN CITY – The operator of Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) vowed to promote less popular tourist destinations in Eastern Visayas. Aines Librado, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. […]

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HAVE A FIXED DATE FOR ‘PAHIMIS’ FEST: DOT TO LGU

February 23, 2019 - 3:03 PM

‘PAHIMIS’ FESTIVAL 2019 OPENING – The anticipated annual ‘Pahimis’ Festival of this ‘Coffee Capital of the Philippines’ town in Cavite rolls out its three-day festivities as regional, provincial and local officials, together with Amadeo’s outstanding farmers gesture the traditional ceremonial toast during the opening rites at the Amadeo Municipal Covered Court on Friday (Feb. 22, […]

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PAL SYSTEM UPGRADE TO BENEFIT PASSENGERS

February 22, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will upgrade to a more advanced passenger service system powered by next-generation technology next month, as part of a total transformation towards becoming a 5-Star airline. The multi-awarded flag carrier aims to enhance passenger satisfaction with a smoother booking-to-boarding experience at different points of contact. PAL’s new IT computer system, using the […]

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‘LA PRESA’ IN BAGUIO STILL CLOSED TO TOURISTS

February 22, 2019 - 6:32 PM

A checkpoint to ensure no tourist will enter the protected forest reserve of Mt. Sto. Tomas in Tuba Benguet. (Photo by Hilda Austria) TUBA, Benguet — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) reminded the public that Sitio Pungayan, the fictional Sitio La Presa, a strawberry farm in a famous television […]

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