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Travel and tourism

April 3, 2019, 4:10 pm

MANILA — The Duty Free Philippines is now offering Filipino brands on its new shopping website in a bid to support local farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises in the Philippines.“For three decades, Duty Free Philippines is known to be the haven of luxury and imported goods. That is. Read More

Pateros to bring ‘balut’ fame back

April 2, 2019, 7:23 am

MANILA — After a decline in its balut industry following years of urbanization, Pateros is seeking to revive its old title as the Philippines’ “balut sa puti” capital.Balut, a fertilized duck embryo boiled as a delicacy, is one of the most prominent exotic food the Philippines is known for.Pateros. Read More

Korean Air to remove nuts from in-flight meals

April 1, 2019, 5:39 pm

MANILA — To protect passengers who are allergic to peanuts, South Korean flag carrier Korean Air (KE) has stopped serving nuts and will soon remove food containing peanut ingredients in its in-flight meals, an airline executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Monday.Jill Chung, deputy. Read More

TIEZA, Bayad Center launch online travel tax payment

March 27, 2019, 2:19 pm

MANILA — Queuing for payment of travel taxes at the airport will be reduced soon as the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) partnered with CIS Bayad Center in launching a new Online Travel Tax Payment System (OTTPS). The payment scheme would allow passengers the option to. Read More

Leyte town gets add’l outlay to boost tourism

March 25, 2019, 9:14 pm

PALOMPON, Leyte — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has turned over PHP1.5 million worth of various gears to three people’s organizations (POs) in this town as part of the post-Yolanda Comprehensive Recovery and Rehabilitation Project for tourism.On Sunday, DOT Regional Director Karina Rosa. Read More

DOT eyes 2 new cruise tourism sites in Eastern Visayas

March 25, 2019, 8:24 pm

TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Eastern Visayas is eyeing two additional tourist destinations in the region to be part of cruise tourism.DOT Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes said they have seen the potential of Sambawan Island in Maripipi, Biliran and the town of Liloan in. Read More

36 groups get ASEAN tourism award

March 22, 2019, 2:58 pm

MANILA – A total of 36 tourism enterprises in the Philippines were recognized for meeting minimum requirements set by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Standards in the Philippines.Rebecca Villanueva-Labit, director of the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Office of Tourism. Read More

‘Balut’: Yucky but yummy

March 18, 2019, 12:32 pm

MANILA — Some foreigners find it yucky but to Filipinos, “balut” (boiled duck embryo) is one yummy delicacy that will never go out of style.Adding to the peculiarity of this appetizing street food is the melodious way vendors go about selling their wares throughout the night.Cries of balut will. Read More

DOH-Calabarzon provides more lifeguards to secure tourists

March 14, 2019, 7:58 pm

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) 4-A (Calabarzon) has intensified its campaign on the safety and security of tourists engaging in water activities in the region through the Lifeguard Qualification Training Program.The training, which was held in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas from March 4-13, is. Read More

2 hot air balloon fests set in Pampanga in April

March 14, 2019, 4:27 pm

MANILA — Two hot air balloon festivals will be held in Pampanga next month, bringing once again the spotlight to the province as the Philippines’ prime sports aviation events hub.The Lubao International Hot-Air Balloon and Music Festival, to be held on April 5-7, will be followed by the Front Row. Read More

Korean Air grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes until safety proven

March 14, 2019, 3:16 pm

MANILA — South Korea’s flag carrier Korean Air (KE) on Thursday announced it would not operate Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft “until safety is perfectly secured”.”It’s our own initiative. For now, the South Korean government has ordered Eastar Jet to suspend the operation of B737 Max 8, as it currently. Read More

Korean Air bares 50th anniversary plans

March 12, 2019, 8:26 am

MANILA — South Korea’s flag carrier Korean Air (KE) celebrates its 50th year this month, with more bold and exciting plans awaiting travelers.So Yeon Park, Korean Air’s Global Communication Team assistant manager, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that continuous upgrade, new fleets, a new. Read More

Local tourists comprise 75% of arrivals in Dumaguete

March 11, 2019, 2:11 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – About 70 to 75 percent of the total tourist arrivals in Dumaguete City are local visitors and mostly Filipinos.City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso Antonio on Monday said it has been a trend since around 2014 that local tourists are far greater in number than foreigners. Read More

Revisiting Antipolo’s famous ‘Hinulugang Taktak’

March 11, 2019, 12:32 pm

MANILA — Pissed off with the daily commuting grind in Metro Manila’s hot, steaming and concrete jungle? There is no need to look farther as “Hinulugang Taktak” Falls, one of Antipolo City’s most famous landmarks, is a perfect venue for a weekend getaway.Located 21 kilometers from Manila and 1.7. Read More

Boracay citation reflects acceptance of PH tourism reforms: DOT

March 3, 2019, 1:20 pm

MANILA — The recent naming of Boracay and El Nido as Asia’s best beaches in the TripAdvisor 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award reflects acceptance on the country’s reforms and new policies to attain sustainable tourism, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Sunday.“We take it that this. Read More

US travel firm names Boracay among best beaches in Asia

March 2, 2019, 6:10 pm

MANILA– Boracay’s White Beach was named the ninth best beach in Asia in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award.The recognition came following the island resort’s reopening after it went through a six-month intensive rehabilitation last year.The award named 24 other beaches in Asia’s Bests. Read More

PRRD to tap Gray as PH tourism ambassador: DOT

February 26, 2019, 5:58 pm

MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) will continue working with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray in promoting the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to tap the beauty queen as the country’s tourism ambassador, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Tuesday.”We want her to be. Read More

Baguio City remains all-time favorite summer destination

February 23, 2019, 1:44 pm

MANILA — With the scorching months of March, April and May coming soon, expect thousands of Filipinos to flock to Baguio City (aka the City of Pines) to escape the searing heat.Located 4,810 feet or 1,470 meters above sea level, the nation’s Summer Capital is also known for its “Panagbenga” or the. Read More

Puyat defends font, logo of refreshed PH tourism campaign

February 20, 2019, 3:24 pm

MANILA — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday defended the country’s refreshed tourism campaign after its new font and logo generated a few negative reactions from social media users.”The logo is inspired by woven textiles, the green is the rice terraces, the blue is the water of. Read More

PH now included in Argentina’s easy visa access system

February 20, 2019, 12:37 pm

MANILA — Filipinos holding a non-immigrant B2 United States visa, who are planning to visit Argentina, may now find it easier to apply for a visa in the South American country.The Argentine government has included the Philippines among a group of selected countries that may avail of easier access. Read More

The Philippine News Agency is a web-based newswire service of the Philippine government under the supervision of the News and Information Bureau (NIB) of the Presidential Communications Office (PCO).


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