Catherine Talavera
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Stakeholders want expert to head tourism board
by Catherine Talavera - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Industry stakeholders are hoping the next head of the Tourism Promotions Board will be someone with a background in tourism and marketing, for the better function of the agency’s mandate.
Maynilad mulls new water treatment plant
by Catherine Talavera - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The delay in the construction of the Kaliwa Dam may prompt Maynilad Water Services, Inc. to build a fourth water treatment plant in Putatan, Muntinlupa, its top official said.
DOT career exec replaces Montano
by Catherine Talavera - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
A career official of the Tourism Promotions Board has been named officer-in-charge of the agency, to replace resigned board chair Cesar Montano.
DENR awaits MICC decision on suspended miners’ appeal
by Catherine Talavera - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is still waiting for the Mining Industry Coordinating Council’s position on the appeal of mining firms that were ordered close and suspended before it can...
DENR: Boracay reopening depends on water quality
by Catherine Talavera - May 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The reopening of Boracay to tourists will depend on the coliform level in the water of the island-resort – from a most probable number reaching millions to only 400 per 100 millimeters.
Duty Free Philippines gears up for sales growth in 2018
by Catherine Talavera - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC) expects further sales growth this year, with the opening of two of its largest stores next month.
Philippines won’t host Miss Universe 2018 — DOT chief
by Catherine Talavera - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines will not host the Miss Universe pageant this year, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said yesterday.
SOX targets MICE market
by Catherine Talavera - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The SOCCSKSARGEN (SOX) unit of the Department of Tourism is keen to attract transportation and accommodation investments as it seeks to target the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition industry.
Mixed tenants driving growth in office market
by Catherine Talavera - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The strong demand for office spaces in Metro Manila is expected to be sustained in the next five to 10 years, even with looming concerns over the second tax reform package, as the market diversifies its tenant mix,...
Tourism chief retains only one undersecretary
by Catherine Talavera - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Newly installed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she is keeping one of the incumbent undersecretaries of the Department of Tourism and appointing a new DOT official.
Denmark eyes more Filipino tourists
by Catherine Talavera - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Denmark is targeting a 10 percent rise in the number of Filipino tourists this year, as it intensifies its promotions in the Philippines, a top Danish official said.
Mobile payment schemes to encourage higher tourist spending
by Catherine Talavera - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Retail firms should take advantage of the growing foreign arrivals market by implementing more mobile and digital payment schemes, a property consultancy firm said.
Century Properties to launch P13 B worth of residential units
by Catherine Talavera - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Century Properties Group Inc. (CPG) is expecting to gain around P13 billion in presales of the second phase of its Batulao Artscapes project in Nasugbu, Batangas.
SSI Group trims income to P133 M
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Specialty store retailer SSI Group Inc. reported a 1.5 percent decline in its net income in the first quarter of the year as the weaker peso impacted on its gross profit margins.
Bloomberry unit to put up $308-M Solaire cruise port
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A subsidiary of Bloomberry Resorts Corp. has proposed to build a $308 million cruise port in Parañaque City, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA) said.
Tourism groups see fresh start with Puyat’s appointment
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
There is renewed optimism among industry stakeholders for the growth of the tourism sector with the appointment of Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as secretary of the Department of Tourism (D...
DOT’s ‘Anak’ ad campaign bags 3 YouTube awards
by Catherine Talavera - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A video of the Department of Tourism (DOT) that promotes Filipino hospitality has bagged three awards at the first YouTube Ads Awards Philippines.
Century Properties housing unit launches P2.8 billion project in Lipa
by Catherine Talavera - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The affordable housing unit of Century Properties Group Inc. expects to generate P2.8 billion worth of sales from its new project in Batangas.
Duterte to DOT chief: 'Don’t be corrupt'
by Catherine Talavera - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
After accepting her surprise appointment as tourism secretary on Tuesday, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said her first instruction from President Duterte was: “Just don’t be corrupt.”
Philippines to host Miss U anew?
by Catherine Talavera - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines may yet host again the Miss Universe pageant in November, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said.
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