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SIARGAO, PALAWAN, BORACAY WIN INT’L AWARDS – DOT

The inclusion of the Philippines’ top tourist destinations in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) magazine is a testament to the hard work of the tourist industry “to strengthen our position as a top-of-mind destination” for international travelers.  The Department of Tourism (DOT) made this statement as three of […]

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PALAWAN LANDS IN TRAVEL+LEISURE’S TOP ISLANDS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is delighted to announce the inclusion of Palawan in “The Top 5 Islands in Asia” in this year’s World’s Best Awards survey by the prestigious Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine. The magazine ranked Palawan as the 5th top island in Asia with a rating of 88.63 joining Andaman Islands in […]

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31,000 PALAWAN TOURISM WORKERS TO GET VAX JABS

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, along with testing czar and National Task Force Against COVID-19 deputy chief implementer Secretary Vince Dizon, led the ceremonial vaccination of tourism workers in Palawan. Romulo-Puyat personally visited the premier tourism destinations of Coron, El Nido, San Vicente, and the City of Puerto Princesa where she announced that the agency targets […]

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Travel & Tours

PORT BARTON & BALABAC: THE LAST FRONTIER’S LAST FRONTIERS

One of the perks of living in a tropical country is that you never run out of places to go to when you feel like connecting with nature. Away from the busts and noise of the city life, sometimes one can’t stop thinking about lounging on the beach, walking barefoot in fine white sands, drinking […]

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Food, Health & Fitness Travel & Tours

CHAO LONG: TASTE OF HOME

Palawan is known for its majestic sceneries. From the UNESCO World Heritage Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, up to the Crocodiles in Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Centre, the place just never stops to impress. As a true-blue Palaweño, one thing that I always look forward to whenever I visit my humble hometown is Chao […]

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DOT PUSHES FOR TOURISM RESILIENCY IN EL NIDO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) endeavors to ensure the tourism resiliency of the country’s prime destination, El Nido, Palawan, through the full implementation of the Sustainable Tourism Development Project (STDP) this year. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat made the statement as she visited El Nido for the Awarding of Certificates to beneficiaries of the Cash-For-Work and […]

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Politics

INT’L CRUISE PORT IN PALAWAN TO OPEN SOON – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced that an international cruise ship facility project of DPWH will soon put the scenic province of Palawan in the popular list of international cruise destinations. Villar said that the P3.5-Billion Puerto Princesa Cruise Port and Facilities will truly boost the Philippines’ chance of luring more and more tourists […]

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CORON DEV’T PROJECT TO DRAW MORE TOURISTS – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed support for Coron’s sustainable tourism development to draw more visitors and hasten tourism recovery. “Giving our recovery plans for Coron a major boost is the Sustainable Tourism Development Project or STDP, which will be launched this year and will run throughout 2026,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat remarked during a […]

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EL NIDO EASES TRAVEL RULES STARTING OCT. 30 — DOT

El Nido is easing its travel restrictions to welcome more tourists starting October 30, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the provincial government of Palawan agreed to move on to the “second phase of El Nido’s travel bubble” during a recent meeting with stakeholders. “The provincial government of Palawan agreed […]

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HEALTH, SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE AS TOURIST DESTINATIONS SLOWLY REOPEN – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pulling out all the stops to ensure that health and safety measures are in place in the country’s tourist destinations and to reassure all stakeholders of government support as the industry prepares to slowly reopen.Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat gave this assurance at the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) […]