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                    [Title] => WOW Philippines papalitan ng BEST
                    [Summary] => Nakatakdang ibasura ng bagong Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Robert Dean Barbers ang proyektong Wow Philippines ni dating Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon at palitan ng BEST o Beautification of Exciting Sites and Trips.

Niliwanag ni Barbers na wala siyang personal na away kay Gordon kahit pa noong hawak niya ang Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), subalit ang programa ni Gordon ay para sa taong 2003 lamang at wala siyang intensiyon na sirain ang programa na kanyang sinundan sa pamamagitan ng kanyang BEST.
[DatePublished] => 2004-01-30 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Bansa [SectionUrl] => bansa [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 234191 [Title] => Payumo 'di kakandidato [Summary] => SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Pormal na inihayag ni Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Felicito Payumo ang hindi nito pagtakbo sa darating na May 2004 elections bilang gobernador ng Bataan sa halip ay tapusin ang kanyang termino bilang Chairman at Administrador ng Freeport Zone.

Isa sa dahilan kaya di kakandidato si Payumo bilang gobernador ng Bataan ay ang pagtatayo ng $215 milyon port development project sa Cubi point sa freeport zone na nais niyang matuloy sa kabila ng pagtutol ni Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon.
[DatePublished] => 2004-01-06 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Probinsiya [SectionUrl] => probinsiya [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 232929 [Title] => Pinoy leaders abroad vow to invest in RP [Summary] => Filipino leaders based in 12 countries have vowed to invest in the Philippines and promote its tourist destinations in foreign markets.

This was announced by Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon as he revealed the contents of a resolution adopted by these visiting overseas Filipinos during a series of fora in Manila recently.
[DatePublished] => 2003-12-26 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Nation [SectionUrl] => nation [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 232198 [Title] => Penta-Shimitsu-TOA group submits lowest bid for Subic port project [Summary] => The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) announced yesterday that the joint venture composed of Penta Ocean Group, Shimitsu Corp. and TOA Corp. submitted the lowest bid of P5.226 billion for the Subic Bay Port Development project.

The other bidder, Toyo Corp. of Japan, submitted a quotation of P5.589 billion which is P363 million higher.

However, the award will be made only after the SBMA has evaluated the bids.

SBMA Chairman Felicito Payumo said the bid committee will need about 30 days to validate the figures submitted by the bidders.
[DatePublished] => 2003-12-19 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1097285 [AuthorName] => Marianne V. Go [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 227403 [Title] => DOT: Arrivals steadily increasing [Summary] => Following a downtrend in tourism arrivals early this year due to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the number of international visitors is steadily on the rise as we reach the final stretch of 2003.

Department of Tourism figures show that since September, the month-on-month growth rate of tourism arrivals has hit positive figures but did not release absolute figures.
[DatePublished] => 2003-11-10 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 226645 [Title] => Travel newspaper honors Gordon [Summary] => Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon will lead the list of tourism "stars" in the Asian region who will be honored today in Bangkok, Thailand by TTG Asia, the most established regional travel trade newspaper, for their remarkable contributions in helping the tourism industry at the height of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis this year.
[DatePublished] => 2003-11-04 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Nation [SectionUrl] => nation [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 223551 [Title] => Tourist arrivals up 2.9 % in Sept [Summary] => Things are looking a bit bullish for the tourism industry.

Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon announced yesterday that tourist arrivals in September increased by 2.9 percent, five months after a slump triggered by the scare over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Gordon said there was a similar uptrend in most Asia-Pacific countries but that the Philippines fared much better than its neighbors.

"When SARS hit Asia, over four million jobs were lost and the travel industry recorded $14 billion in losses," he said.
[DatePublished] => 2003-10-09 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Nation [SectionUrl] => nation [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 215682 [Title] => ‘Go slow on smoke ban’ [Summary] => Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon has appealed to mayors nationwide to defer the crafting of their respective smoking ordinances until an inter-agency body has come up with the implementing rules and regulations of the recently enacted Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003.

Gordon’s statement came in the wake of complaints from bar and restaurant owners as well as those in the entertainment and service industries that their sales have started to fall because of the confusion brought about by the new law.
[DatePublished] => 2003-08-01 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Metro [SectionUrl] => metro [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 209875 [Title] => Crimes vs tourists dropping — Gordon [Summary] => Is the police force doing its job well or are there just too few foreign tourists in the country?

The Department of Tourism has reported a continuing decline in the number of crimes against foreigners visiting the Philippines in the last few months.

In fact, Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon claimed there were absolutely no crimes reported in Intramuros, a favorite destination of foreigners staying in Metro Manila.
[DatePublished] => 2003-06-13 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1097338 [AuthorName] => Mayen Jaymalin [SectionName] => Metro [SectionUrl] => metro [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 209292 [Title] => Lucio Tan on how to fight inflation: Spend your money [Summary] => What can P270 million buy nowadays? A property at the posh Ayala Alabang, a top-of-the-line Volvo sedan, a condo unit at Fort-Bonifacio, a rest house sitting on a lush two-hectare lot in Batangas, and a few more millions to spare for life’s other amenities.

That’s the value of the P1 million in 1945 when the peso-dollar exchange rate was yet unheard of, and the country was still reeling from the devastation wrought by World War II.
[DatePublished] => 2003-06-08 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) ) )
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