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South Cotabato province’s "enhanced" tourism initiatives made a significant leap last year as tourist arrivals in the area has finally breached the one million mark. A report from the Provincial Tourism Unit (PTU) said a total of 1,226,960 domestic and foreign tourists visited tourist destinations and witnessed various festivities in key localities in the province last year. The figure represents a...
The Department of Health (DOH) launched here on Thursday the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) which aims to deliver quality, accessible and affordable health services to all Filipinos. The DOH, in partnership with the provincial government of Tarlac and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), launched the UHC at the Jose V. Yap Sports and Recreational Complex in fulfillment...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday said it is scheduled to discuss with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) the implementation of a calamity protocol amid the continuing unrest of the Taal Volcano. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will attend the meeting with CAB on Monday to discuss the implementation of rules that airlines must follow during times of emergencies and...
A total of 532,142 tourists visited this town in 2019, up by 48.12 percent compared to 359,269 arrivals the previous year. “Of the total number of tourists in 2019, 3,261 are foreign tourists while 528,881 are domestic tourists,” municipal tourism officer Mary de Guzman said in an interview Thursday. The most visited place here is the white sand beach...
The provincial government has approved a five-year development plan for the eco-tourism facilities of the Governor’s Rapids, which boasts of sprawling rock formations and crystal-clear waters off Cagayan River in Barrio Bisangal here, Governor Dakila Carlo Cua said. “The natural come-on to tourists will further be developed aside from its magnificent wall of rock formations, underground and bat cave and...
Travel in other parts of Luzon remains safe and accessible amid Taal Volcano eruption on Sunday, which enveloped parts of Calabarzon (Region 4-A) with ashfall, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Tuesday. "The DOT would like to reiterate that travel in other parts of Luzon, and the rest of the country remains safe and accessible," the DOT said in...
The two foreign validators of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World (MBBW) Club were astounded at the beauty of the Pujada Bay here, as they conducted ground validation on the possible inclusion of the bay to the MBBW. MBBW founder and manager Bruno Bodard and MBBW treasurer Guy Ettiene Rousset arrived on Wednesday for the validation, and have already...
Traveling is one of the ways for families to bond and create great memories. This is one of the things that the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) wants to highlight in its latest expo. The 27th PTAA TravelTour Expo 2020 is slated at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia (MOA), Pasay City on February 7 to 9, 2020. The...
With the influx of foreign tourists visiting Ilocos Norte, travel operators said they are in need of more tour guides to assist guests and make their stay memorable in the province. Angel Lao, former president of the Ilocos Norte Travel and Tours Association and owner of the Travel Ilocandia, said residents who are still looking for employment may consider attending...
The Department of Tourism (DOT), together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), is set to inspect Baguio City on Friday (Jan. 10) for rehabilitation. Under the initiative, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will visit Burnham Park, Wright Park, Mines View Park, Baguio City’s sewage treatment plant and Balili...
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