Puyat: A lot of work ahead for DoT

Inquirer.net 07/15/2018

The Department of Tourism (DoT) took it as a challenge to improve its services after Palawan slid from the ranking of the world’s best islands. The island of Palawan ranked sixth place out of the 15 world’s…

2.6M foreign tourists from Jan. to April – DOT

Inquirer.net 06/26/2018

AT LEAST 2.6 million foreign tourists have visited the Philippines over the first four months of 2018 – 12.35 percent higher than the number recorded in the same period last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) disclosed…

New DOT secretary to prioritize Cebu and other parts of CV

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/13/2018

Newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat expressed her desire to make Cebu and other parts of Central Visayas a key tourist destination in the country’s tourism industry. She said Cebu is a jewel which must be given…

Refund of P60M an ‘admission of guilt’; DOT chief must resign – Akbayan

Inquirer.net 05/07/2018

Akbayan Partylist has sought for the resignation of Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo especially after her lawyer announced that BITAG Media will return the P60-million payments it received for the tourism ad placements on its…

AFTER BORACAY CLOSURE IS CEBU READY?

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Jessa Mae Sotto, Morexette Marie Erram, Nestle Semilla 04/09/2018

Visayas remains safe but hotels, resorts may not have enough rooms for influx of tourists; DOT to local officials: Learn from Boracay One island’s loss is another island’s gain. The six-month closure of the renowned island-resort of…

DOT to launch faith-based tourism campaign this year

Morexette B. Erram 01/11/2018

With nine days left before the Sinulog Festival this year, the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) announced its plan to roll out a faith-based tourism campaign in the region. Shalimar Tamano, the newly installed acting…

DOT 7 director resigns

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/03/2018

Just four months after he was appointed as tourism chief for Central Visayas, Joshua Judd Lanete II has resigned from his post citing health reasons. Lanete was appointed as the regional director of the Department of Tourism…

DOT: Fewer tourists in CV in 1st half of 2017

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/08/2017

Central Visayas saw fewer visiting tourists during the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, with the region still recovering from the aftermath of terrorist activities in Bohol earlier this year. According to…

DOT pushes bid to make PH the ‘freediving capital of Asia’

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/19/2017

A top tourism official called for sustained involvement from Cebu’s private sector in the government’s bid to make the Philippines “the freediving capital of Asia.” Benito “Bong” Bengzon, Department of Tourism (DOT) undersecretary for tourism development, said…

Binay wants DOT to penalize agencies producing ripped-off ads

Inquirer.net 06/14/2017

Sen. Nancy Binay wants the Department of Tourism (DOT) to penalize advertising and creative agencies producing “unoriginal works,” saying criticism of advertising only adds to the negative image of the country. Binay, who chairs the Senate Committee…

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