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FRASCO VOWS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT FOR TAWI-TAWI

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco reassured residents of Tawi-Tawi of the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) support, as it pursues its objective of equalizing tourism opportunities ensuring tourism development where “no one is left behind.” Frasco stressed this as the tourism chief graced the 50th Kamahardikaan sin Tawi-Tawi recently as guest of honor. “You may find […]

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PALAWAN EYES AUSTRALIA AS TOURISM DEV’T PARTNER

Palawan Governor Dennis Socrates warmly welcomed Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Hae Kyong Yu and party during their courtesy visit.  Yu discussed potential areas of collaboration between Palawan and Australia, as well as the Filipino and Australian forces assault exercises held in the municipality of Rizal, Palawan as part of enhancing the forces’ preparedness and […]

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DOT, NCIP INK PACT FOR KATUTUBO-KAPWA PROJECT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) forged a formal agreement recently in a bid to create a strategic partnership between the two government bodies to support and implement the Katutubo-KAPWA project. The Katutubo-KAPWA project is a nationwide initiative which will enjoin support for the indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples […]

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PHILIPPINES, TURKEY INK TOURISM DEV’T AGREEMENT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the recently concluded successful negotiations on air service entitlements between the Philippines and Turkey, noting that the significant development in connectivity will boost tourism in the country. Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said such a development would further position the Philippines as an ideal destination for international travelers, especially during […]

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DOT LAUNCHES ‘TOURISM CHAMPION CHALLENGE’

A nationwide campaign to incentivize tourism development among Cities and Municipalities has been launched by the Department of Tourism (DOT) with Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco enjoining the 1,400 member-mayors of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines to propose tourism projects to spur economic development across the country’s regions. Speaking before mayors and other local […]

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PROVINCIAL GOV’T TO DEVELOP SULU TOURISM – TAN

The provincial government of Sulu is setting its sight on developing its tourism industry now that the province is starting to experience “good peace and order.” Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan said he would tap the assistance of Department of Tourism Undersecretary Myra Paz Abubakar to draft a tourism development plan. “Everything should be put in […]

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ISKO BACKS TOURISM DEV’T IN CDO, MISAMIS ORIENTAL

Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has vowed to support and promote the tourism industry in Cagayan de Oro City and in Misamis Oriental to generate jobs and spur economic growth in the province, if elected president in May. “We’ve lost 4.2 million jobs during the pandemic and the easiest way […]

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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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HOUSE APPROVES TOURISM SITES ACCESSIBILITY BILL – BELARO

A measure seeking to give road access to all tourism sites in the country hurdled third and final reading at the House of Representatives. With 205 affirmative votes, the Lower House overwhelmingly recently passed House Bill 8143, or the “Tourism Sites Accessibility Act.” There was no negative vote and no abstention. The bill mandates the […]