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DOT EYES REBOUND OF LOCAL TOURISM AMID PANDEMIC

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said her department is focusing on domestic tourism over international tourism amid the ongoing pandemic.  Romulo-Puyat said the DOT registered more domestic tourists with 110 million in the past year as compared to the international tourists with just 8.2 million.  Romulo-Puyat said they are also encouraging island destinations […]

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DISPLACED NCR TOURISM WORKERS GET CASH AID – DOT

Displaced tourism workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) received a total of P8.6 million in financial assistance under the government’s pandemic recovery program in a ceremonial awarding led by Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. A total of 1,726 beneficiaries each received a cash aid of P5,000 from the joint financial assistance program of the Department […]

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NO AGE LIMIT FOR NCR PLUS TOURISTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourists of all ages are free to travel from National Capital Region (NCR) Plus to Boracay and other tourist destinations under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until June 30 subject to certain restrictions. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made this clarification following reports that some tourism stakeholders may not be aware that restrictions have been relaxed, even for seniors […]

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BOHOL TOURISM WORKERS TO GET COVID VAX JABS SOON

Some 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be arriving in Bohol, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced in a virtual meeting with the province’s tourism industry stakeholders. “I am delighted to bring the good news that vaccine czars Sec. Carlito Galvez and Sec. Vince Dizon have approved our request for additional vaccines for Bohol. With this, […]

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MUSEUMS IN NCR PLUS TO REOPEN – ROMULO-PUYAT

Historical sites and museums in NCR Plus will soon reopen their doors to visitors in a limited capacity, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said. The reopening, approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), limits these tourism sites to 20 percent venue capacity and is subject to health and safety […]

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DOT, TIKTOK LAUNCH LOCAL FOOD TOURISM CAMPAIGN

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and video making and sharing app Tiktok introduced its newest campaign, #SarapMagingPinoy, to encourage locals to celebrate Filipino pride by sharing treasured dishes from all over the country and promote a renewed interest and love for local cuisines. The campaign has been received positively by TikTok users, garnering more than 35 million […]

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DOT LAUNCHES 5-YEAR TOURISM MANPOWER DEV’T PLAN

The development of competent, world-class Filipino tourism professionals through the education system is the core of the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) five-year industry manpower development plan. In a virtual launch, the DOT laid the groundwork for the country’s tourism workforce with the launch of the Philippine Tourism Human Capital Development Plan (PTHCD) for 2021-2025.  Tourism […]

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DOT RESUMES 50% COVID TEST SUBSIDY FOR TOURISTS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced it would resume subsidizing the 50 percent RT-PCR testing for qualified domestic tourists, through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing and promotions arm of DOT, following the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to allow leisure travel for persons […]

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DOT GIVES GOLF COURSE WORKERS IN NCR CASH AID

A total 1,415 golf caddies, golf workers, and employees in five major golf clubs in Metro Manila has received payouts close to P7.075 million under the government’s cash assistance program for tourism workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The cash aid, distributed by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Labor […]

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3,390 MARINDUQUE TOURISM WORKERS GET CASH AID

A total of 3,390 tourism workers in the province of Marinduque were approved to receive P5,000 each for a total payout of P16.95 million under the government’s cash aid program for workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat personally awarded the certificates of the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Department of Labor and Employment […]