Bohol Travel Fair in Glorietta to feature Loboc Children’s Choir
PHILIPPINES. World-renowned Loboc Children’s Choir (LCC) will take the center stage as Bohol launches its year-round tourism campaign in Glorietta Mall, Makati City on Dec. 8 to 10, 2014.
Dubbed as Visit Bohol 2015, the campaign is aimed at re-launching Bohol as a major tourism destination. Monthly activities will be lined up for next year, including the launching of two international music festivals, international triathlon event, dive festival, new eco-tourism products and the much-awaited geo-science tours.
Next year also marks the grand homecoming of Boholanos all over the world called Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan, a triennial event which also coincides with the Sandugo Festival held every July.
In a press statement, Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto, said Visit Bohol 2015 is his province’s way of supporting Visit the Philippines Year rolled out by the Department of Tourism.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 09:50
JOIN! The 1st Betis Open National Furniture and Wood Carving Competition!
PHILIPPINES. As part of the celebration of its Dukit Festival, the Municipality of Guagua in Pampanga, in collaboration with the Betis Fiesta Committee 214 and the Betis Parish Heritage Foundation, is staging the 1st Betis National Furniture and Wood Carving Competition on December 23 – 28, 2014 at the Betis Church. Judging and awarding of winners will take place on December 28 with Governor Lilia Pineda of Pampanga and Regional Director Ronnie Tiotuico of the Department of Tourism – Region III as special guests.
This event will feature artists from different regions in the country in a bid to showcase their homegrown talent / skills and propagate the woodcarving industry and products to both national and international market while at the same time promote tourism and travel in this part of the region as a prime destination among local and international visitors. The event is likewise part of the celebration of the feast of St. James the Apostle, the patron saint of the town.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 10:03
Department of Health Memorandum Circular No. 2014-07 | Policies and Guidelines Governing Health Measures for Arriving Passengers and Crew from All International Flights and Shipping Lines Due to MERSCoV & Ebola Virus.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 22:53
Summary Report to Date (March - May 2014)
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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:19
MOUTHWATERING FESTIVITIES AT MARQUEE MALL’S BIG BITE: THE NORTHERN FOOD FESTIVAL
Food-loving Filipinos have every reason to visit the province of Pampanga this month as MarQuee Mall, Ayala Malls’ premier destination for shopping, leisure and entertainment in the province, presents Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival on October 17- 19, 2014.
In partnership with Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Trade & Industry(DTI), Angeles Tourism Office, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)& Lifestyle Network (LN), Big Bite promises a three (3)-day celebration of all things delicious for tourists, locals & foodies. Cooking demos, food art, free food samples, live entertainment and more await festival goers.
Over 100 best & homegrown food merchants from Region I, II, III and the Cordillera Administrative Region are going to be made available at the food market. From condiments, spices, to coffee and jams, to local favorites such as Ilocos empanada, bagnet, putocalasiao, there is something for every taste bud. Enjoy these foods or bring it home for pasalubong.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 15:28
DOT expo in Clark seen to set NorthPhil as int’l tourism hub
An international expo being organized by the Department of Tourism is seen to boost the rise of North Philippines as a global tourism hub centered on Clark with its airport’s ever-increasing passenger volume and huge, yet highly expandable, capacity for both international and domestic air traffic.
DOT Central Luzon Regional Director Ronaldo P. Tiotuico said the forthcoming NorthPhil Expo 2014 would further highlight the inevitability of the Clark International Airport emerging as a premier global gateway even by mere capacity alone.
“The current and potential capacity of our airport (Clark) can complement, absorb and conveniently accommodate any spillover airlines from NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport), prompting foreign carriers to give Clark some serious considerations.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:01
Article by: Dennis E. Chua, Esq.
The Philippine Department of Tourism has been receiving complaints from the public that some individuals and entities charge a service fee of around P300,000 to supposedly assist them in their applications for a US visitor’s visa before the US Embassy in Manila. Worse, some of these individuals and entities claim that they have a contact working at the US Embassy in Manila which will almost guarantee the issuance of a US visitor’s visa. Despite the representation and assistance by these individuals and entities, most of these hopeful visa applicants get denied of their US visitor’s visas. The denial of these applications is even being blamed on the applicants themselves for their failure to properly respond to the questions of the US consular officer.
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 22:53