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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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3 SAMAR ECOTOURISM BILLS GET HOUSE OK – TAN

The House of Representatives has approved three legislative proposals declaring key tourist attractions in Samar as eco-tourism destinations. Samar 2nd District Representative Sharee Ann Tan said the bills have been approved by House members in the third and final reading and transmitted to the Senate. The three House-approved measures seek to develop and preserve as […]

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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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EASTERN VISAYAS IS OPEN TO TOURISTS – PETILLA

Local government officials in key areas of Eastern Visayas said tourists are welcome to visit the region as long as they will strictly adhere to health protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez said the region offers a lot of experience for people bored of year-long […]

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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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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 […]

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DPWH COMPLETES ACCESS ROAD TO FATIMA HILLS

Tourists and local community are now benefiting from the recently-completed access road leading to Fatima Hills, among the most visited places listed as religious center in the town of Macrohon, Southern Leyte. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that the dusty and bumpy 595-linear meter road was converted into a two-lane concrete paved […]

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MORE BORACAY TOURISM WORKERS TO GET COVID VAX JABS

The vaccination of tourism workers in Boracay Island received a boost with the arrival of an additional 10,000 doses of Sinovac anti-COVID vaccines as local tourist arrivals in the world-famous island picked up.  The vaccination program is being undertaken by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 […]

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DOT LAUNCHES HALAL FOOD TOURISM SERIES ONLINE

Coinciding with the celebration of the Muslim festival Eid’l Adha, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched the Halal Culinary Tourism series that introduces the initiative and showcases unique culinary finds in Mindanao. The video series can be viewed on the Department’s social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said that […]