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Traveling with kids during pandemic: Scarlet Belo, Powerpuff Girls give safe trip tips

Kathleen A. Llemit -
Traveling with kids during pandemic: Scarlet Belo, Powerpuff Girls give safe trip tips
Scarlet Belo, Powerpuff Girls
Tourism Philippines via YouTube, screenshot

MANILA, Philippines — Scarlet Snow Belo and the Powerpuff Girls team up to call on tourists to practice safe trip tips while traveling the Philippines.

The S.A.F.E.T.R.I.P. campaign video features the daughter of celebrity doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho Jr. asking the help of the Powerpuff Girls to find a safe way to explore the Philippines now that leisure travel is allowed.

While they are conversing over the phone and photos and videos of some of the country's most popular destinations, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup shared their tips.They emphasized the need to follow S.A.F.E.T.R.I.P., which stands for Sanitize, Avoid mass gatherings, wear Face masks, use Electronic payments, always have your Temperature checked, follow Rules and regulations, stay updated on latest Information, and observe Physical distancing.

“As more destinations reopen for local travelers, it is our duty to remind everyone to travel with their health and safety as topmost priority,” said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat.

“As quarantine restrictions have eased, point-to-point travel from NCR Plus to other MGCQ areas for leisure is now allowed with no age restrictions, subject to a negative RT-PCR test result. This campaign of the DOT with Cartoon Network, featuring Scarlet Belo, aims to inform our travelers on what they should do in order to keep themselves and other travelers safe while embarking on new and more fun adventures,” she added.

The Tourism secretary went to Bohol with Scarlet and her parents, Dr. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho Jr.

They visited safe and child-friendly destinations, such as the Chocolate Hills and the Philippine Tarsier Foundation’s sanctuary. These are places that help instill pride of place and environmental awareness on both children and adults.

They also visited the Dalareich Chocolate House, an award-winning bean-to-bar chocolatier, and took the Loboc River cruise and were serenaded by the world-renowned Loboc Children’s Choir at the Loboc River Resort.

“Our recent trip to Bohol is our way of showing that we can all travel again safely. I’m so glad that Scarlet had a lot of fun experiencing our wonderful tourist spots. I hope more get to travel to our safely reopened destinations this year. But let me emphasize the need to follow minimum health and safety protocol and the travel requirements of the destinations that you will visit,” said Puyat.

For fully-vaccinated domestic travelers, vaccine cards can be used in lieu of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results. 

Related: Vaccination cards in lieu of testing OK’d for travel

Domestic travelers below 18 and above 65 are required to submit a negative RT-PCR result when traveling. Here are the government's list of laboratories for RT-PCR testing:

The DOT encourages travelers to check the official websites of the destinations they are planning to visit, as well as for the latest updates on open destinations, travel restrictions and entry requirements and protocols.

RELATED: Powerpuff Girls tapped to promote Philippine tourism anew

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