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Philippine tourism sector backs recovery plan in ASEAN
by Catherine Talavera - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine tourism sector remains committed to the recovery plan of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as this would help the country attract more foreign investments.
Philippines a preferred site for Japanese manufacturers, trade chief says
by Catherine Talavera - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez seeks stronger ties between the Philippines and Japan to take advantage of the latter’s interest in manufacturing investments.
DOT to subsidize swab test for Boracay tourists
by Catherine Talavera - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Local tourists visiting Boracay will spend less for their swab test for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
Government eyes subsidized swab tests for tourism
by Catherine Talavera - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
In a bid to make travel more affordable, the Department of Tourism is eyeing to create travel vouchers that will subsidize the cost of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction swab tests for tourists.
Secure facilities needed to restart hotel industry
by Catherine Talavera - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Hotels are urged to create a secure and COVID proof accommodation facilities to be able to tap the domestic tourism market in line with restarting the industry, according to a property consultancy firm.
Greater legal protection for tourists sought
by Catherine Talavera - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The United Nations World Tourism Organization is gaining traction in the establishment of an international code for the protection of tourists, which works in line with restoring tourists’ confidence in the...
Coron tourism reopens; El Nido accepts more visitors
by Catherine Talavera - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is welcoming the reopening of Coron, Palawan to tourists this week, as it will help bring back lost jobs on the island.
Philippines wins top plums in World Travel Awards
by Catherine Talavera - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The old walled city of Intramuros has been adjudged the world’s leading tourist attraction for this year at the 27th World Travel Awards, which also crowned the country as the leading diving destination.
DOT hoping for uniform travel rules from LGUs
by Catherine Talavera - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is hoping for eventual uniformity in the requirements needed for traveling to domestic destinations.
IATF allows balikbayans, foreign spouses to enter Philippines
by Catherine Talavera - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
To allow more Filipino families to reunite with their loved ones this Christmas season, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has allowed the foreign spouses of Filipinos,...
PLDT, Smart speed up rollout of 5G, fiber network
by Catherine Talavera - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Telco giant PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications will speed up the rollout of 5G and fiber services next year with the addition of two more cable landing stations.
Chevron names new country chairman
by Catherine Talavera - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Caltex marketer Chevron Philippines Inc. has appointed a new country chairman and general manager as the company’s former head retires.
Alsons to raise P6 billion via notes issue
by Catherine Talavera - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Alcantara-led Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. is raising P6 billion through the issuance of corporate notes to refinance debts and fund investments in renewable energy.
Solar Philippines names new CEO
by Catherine Talavera - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A power industry veteran has been named as chief executive officer of Solar Philippines as the company gears for an initial public offering.
Coron reopens to tourists on December 1
by Catherine Talavera - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The tourism office of the municipality of Coron has issued health and safety guidelines as it reopens its doors to domestic tourists next week.
AC Energy to ensure coal plants’ reliability
by Catherine Talavera - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
AC Energy, Inc., the power unit of the Ayala Group, will ensure the reliable operations of AA Thermal Inc.’s coal power plants before proceeding with the divestment plan for its remaining stake.
Ilocos Sur reopens to Luzon tourists
by Catherine Talavera - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Ilocos Sur has been added to the list of tourist destinations that is now open to viIlocos Sur has been added to the list of tourist destinations that is now open to visitors from Luzon.sitors from Luzon.
NCR tourists account for bulk of Boracay arrivals
by Catherine Talavera - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Tourists from the National Capital Region accounted for the bulk of tourist arrivals in Boracay in the first two weeks of November, local government data showed.
Siargao set to reopen shores to tourists
by Catherine Talavera - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Siargao Island, the Philippines’ surfing capital, is back in business, opening its shores to tourists starting tomorrow, Nov. 23, the Department of Tourism said yesterday.
Diesel prices to go up this week
by Catherine Talavera - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Motorists can expect an increase in the price of diesel fuel this week, but no changes for gasoline.
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