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INTRAMUROS, RIZAL PARK NOW OPEN FOR VISITORS

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced the reopening of Rizal Park and three sites in Intramuros namely Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego and Plaza San Luis under limited capacity and shortened operating hours. Starting on September 16, Rizal Park will be open from 5:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. with a maximum capacity […]

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PINOY FOOD FESTIVAL GETS SPOT IN EXPO 2020 DUBAI

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), are set to organize a Philippine Food Festival in support of the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. The Philippine Food Festival, which will run from December 2021 to February 2022, aims to […]

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DOT AIMS TO KEEP FILIPINO CULINARY TRADITION ALIVE

To further enhance the promotion of Filipino culinary tradition and the country’s unique food tourism experiences, the Department of Tourism (DOT), together with the Department of Agriculture (DA), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement (PCHM) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a framework of cooperation […]

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ISABELA CITY, BASILAN GETS P4.4M GRANT FROM DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released P4.4 million to Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province, to boost its tourism industry. DOT Undersecretary Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar said the grant is for Isabela City’s project Tourism Short Courses as Opportunities for People Empowerment (TSCOPE) Claudio Ramos II, Isabela City tourism officer, said the TSCOPE is […]

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NCR TOURISM WORKERS 95% VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The vaccination status of tourism workers – both under the A1 and A4 priority health group – in the National Capital Region (NCR) has reached 95 percent, a development foreseen to increase recovery prospects for the local tourism scene. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat reported that a total of 27,708 tourism frontliners out of 29,066 have […]

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DOT TO PURSUE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AMID PANDEMIC

While it has greatly affected the local tourism industry, the ongoing pandemic should not be an excuse for not pursuing sustainability, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said during the virtual recognition of Women Champions of Sustainability hosted by The Conrad Manila. Romulo-Puyat added that sustainability, in fact, is critical in establishing the tourism industry of the […]

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1,000 PAMPANGA TOURISM WORKERS GET VAXXED – DOT

The Department of Tourism’s vaccination program for tourism workers continued with the vaccine rollout of 2,000 anti-COVID doses covering both first and second dose of 1,000 active tourism frontliners at the city of San Fernando, Pampanga. The Department’s Region 3 office and the provincial government of Pampanga partnered with SM Pampanga to conduct the vaccine rollout, […]

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MORE THAN 70% NCR TOURISM WORKERS VACCINATED – DOT

More than 70% of tourism frontliners in Metro Manila working in DOT-accredited quarantine facilities, isolation facilities, multiple-use hotels, and staycation hotels, under the A1 and A4 vaccination groups have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat reported. A total of 19,315 out of 26,745 or 72% of tourism frontliners from the 16 cities and […]

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DOT, IBPAP HOST SERIES OF VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) will host a virtual job fair series in August and September to support the recovery of local tourism and its stakeholders. First conducted in September 2020, the virtual job fair series intends to replace jobs that were lost […]

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MORE TOURISM WORKERS SET FOR VACCINATIONS – DOT

Local tourism recovery continues to gain momentum as the Department of Tourism (DOT) strengthens its cooperation with the public and private sector to bring more vaccine doses to the country’s key tourism destinations. A total of 5,000 out of 13,000 tourism workers in Bohol have already received their first dose of the Sputnik V, while […]