Leyte town counts on springs to boost tourism
With extensive promotion and backing of experts, the town of Burauen, Leyte is off to a good start in its goal to market the area as the spring capital of Leyte. The local government has been consulting with industry experts on how to develop the town’s eco-tourism sites in a sustainable manner. Among them are… (0 comment)

Duty Free Philippines opens first supermarket inside NAIA Terminal 3
Passengers passing through Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 will be treated to a wide selection of products from chocolates, perfumes, apparel, home furnishing, wines and liquors, cigarettes, sporting goods – and even groceries. Duty Free Philippines (DFP) has opened its first supermarket inside an airport located at the DFP Arrival Mall, South Arrival… (0 comment)

New Manila International Airport in Bulacan construction to start this year
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently announced that the construction works for the New Manila International Airport (NMIA) in Bulacan will begin this year. The PHP735.6 billion project’s construction, operation, and maintenance are set to be awarded to San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC), after no other company challenged the original proponent during a bidding by… (0 comment)

PH airports waves terminal fees for students
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a memorandum on July 26, 2019, directing all airports to exempt students from paying terminal fee. Filipino students from nursery to college, including those enrolled in Trade, Arts, and technical vocational schools are indicated in the said memorandum. However, those enrolled in dancing, driving schools, culinary… (0 comment)

Tourists satisfied with Boracay rehab
The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) has drawn positive feedback from tourists since the world-famous Boracay Island reopened in October last year. “The tourists coming in are happy that Boracay is no longer a cesspool and the traffic congestion was addressed,” Natividad Bernardino, general manager of the BIARMG, said in a phone interview Thursday.… (0 comment)

IN JAN-MAY 2019: PH receives 3.5-million foreign tourists
About 3.5 million tourists from all over the world visited the Philippines in the first five months of 2019, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). The 3,489,270 total number of tourists in the Philippines from January to May 2019 marks a 9.76 percent increase from last year’s 3,178,984 figures. Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette… (0 comment)

5-minute Cubao-Makati travel time possible — DPWH
A five-minute travel time from Cubao in Quezon City to Makati City is doable with the completion of several infrastructure projects in Metro Manila, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on July 1, 2019. On the sidelines of the Pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Economic and Infrastructure Forum in Pasay City,… (0 comment)

Cambodia extends visa-free entry for Filipinos to 30 days
The Royal Government of Cambodia has approved a 30-day, visa-free entry policy to Filipino travelers, the Philippine embassy in Cambodia announced on June 13, 2019. According to the embassy, Cambodia “agreed, in the spirit of reciprocity,” to its request to extend the initial period of stay for Philippine passport holders without a visa to 30… (0 comment)

DOTr orders 24/7 construction of Sangley airport
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed the 24/7 construction of Sangley airport in Cavite to meet the operational timeline set by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Tugade ordered the hiring of additional manpower, the implementation of extended working hours, and the infusion of additional equipment starting Thursday, June 13. “Whatever it takes, we… (0 comment)