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NEW ALBAY GUV ROSAL TO PRIORITIZE HEALTH, TOURISM

Albay Governor-elect Noel Rosal said he would prioritize concerns on health services which were brought to his attention by residents in remote areas during his campaign sorties. Rosal, the outgoing mayor of Legazpi City, said he was moved by different stories narrated to him by residents with regard to their difficulties in times of medical […]

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FARM TOURISM, SCHOOLS BOOST PH AGRI – VILLAR

Stressing that farm tourism and farm schools help augment the income of farmers and boost the country’s agriculture, Senator Cynthia Villar said these are among the reasons why she authored the Farm Tourism Development Law or Republic Act 10816. Villar, the chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, noted that this law paved […]

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PAGUDPUD TO ESTABLISH TOURISM ECOZONE – BENEMERITO

The local government unit of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte is poised to establish a tourism economic zone in Barangay Caparispisan. Reelected Mayor Rafael Ralph Benemerito II said the establishment of an ecozone will become one of his top priorities under his second term to entice more investors and tourists to the area. “There are groups […]

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PH ECONOMIC RECOVERY TACKLED IN ROUTES ASIA 2022

The impressive ranking of the Philippines as the world’s fourth fastest-growing economy in 2021 was one of the topics that opened the discussions at the recently concluded Routes Asia 2022 held at the Da Nang International Exhibition Fair Center in Vietnam. “Despite the travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, Philippine tourism saw some significant recovery contributing […]

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BDP PROJECTS IN DAVAO DE ORO TO SPUR TOURISM – UY

The new farm-to-market road under the Barangay Development Program (BDP) in Pantukan town’s Barangay Napnapan is seen to spur tourism and business opportunities in the area, Davao de Oro’s governor said.Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy, who turned over the 1,580-length road project to the villagers, said BDP-funded projects in the province have “set a trajectory” for […]

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DOT LAUNCHES ‘KEEP THE FUN GOING’ CAMPAIGN

The Department of Tourism (DOT) launched “Keep the Fun Going”– the second phase of the Save Our Spots (SOS) campaign — to encourage tourists to practice eco-friendly travel. The campaign builds on the gains of the SOS phase one that was launched in 2019 to educate travelers about becoming responsible tourists. “Keep the Fun Going” […]

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NEGOCC LAUNCHES ‘LAKBAYANIHAN’ TOURISM FAIR

The Negros Occidental provincial government launched its first tourism fair in two years as it explores other ways to attract more tourists to recover from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Dubbed the Lakbayanihan Tourism Fair 2022, the event, which runs until May 29, promotes tourism attractions across the province’s 32 city […]

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ROMULO-PUYAT TO DOH: MAKE RT-PCR TESTS AFFORDABLE

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has urged health facilities to lower the cost of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to encourage more people to travel and hasten the recovery of the tourism industry from the pandemic. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat noted that testing for COVID-19 remains expensive and out of reach of budget-conscious […]

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75% OF TOURISM WORKERS NOW VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that 75.39% or 236,714 of the total active tourism workers in the country are now vaccinated against COVID-19. “We will not stop until we achieve 100% vaccination for all our active tourism workers,” said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest vaccine numbers as she […]

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RENOVATED MOUNT DATA HOTEL REOPENS TO TOURISTS

Officials of Bauko, Mountain Province have expressed confidence that the re-opening of the Mount Data Hotel will further boost the tourism industry of this town and province amid the global pandemic. “I am a believer in the contribution of tourism to the economy and with Mt. Data Hotel operating, it will boost Bauko, Mt. Province tourism, […]