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Martial law declaration to affect tourism in Cebu, Bohol

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Tourism players in Cebu and Bohol are already bracing for the impact of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao due to the ongoing gun battle between government troops and combined forces of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. But the blow on the tourism sector would be […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Fire hits uptown hotel in Cebu City


CEBU CITY- No one was reported injured in a fire that struck the storage room of a hotel in uptown Cebu City on Tuesday dawn, prompting guests to quickly vacate the place for safety. Firefighters managed to control the blaze at the basement 2 of Crown Regency Hotel and Towers along Osmeňa Boulevard in Cebu […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Alert up


CENTRAL VISAYAS AND NEGROS ISLAND    The police in Central Visayas raised an alert status in the region in the wake of the sighting of a group of armed men in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, even as police and military authorities in Central Visayas and Negros Island Region(NIR) urged the public to stay calm […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Bohol tourism to go full swing

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AFTER ABU-FREE DECLARATION With the death of the last two remaining Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Bohol on Monday, the provincial government was hopeful that life in the province, especially its tourism industry, will be back “a hundred percent”. In an interview with Cebu Daily News, Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto thanked the local communities […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Badian police chief assures tourists it is safe to visit the town

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Despite of the travel advisory issued by British Embassy to avoid travelling to the town, Badian police assures the public and the tourists of their safety when visiting their town. Badian Police chief Senior Insp. Bonifacio Pareja issued a Public Advisory on Sunday, May 14, after the British Embassy in Manila issued an updated travel advisory […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

LAPU-LAPU CITY: Tourism to continue to fuel real estate boom


The influx of tourists in Lapu-Lapu City brought about by new commercial developments is foreseen to change the city’s real estate landscape in the next few years. Hembler Mendoza, Lapu-Lapu City tourism officer, said he expects tourist arrivals in the “historic resort city” to grow further as more developers place their confidence in the metropolitan’s […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

DOT focuses on Bohol to strengthen tourism


Panglao Island, Bohol — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is setting its focus on Bohol after the recent encounter between government troops and terrorist group members, as well as advisories issued against traveling to the province last month. Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo, who was in the province of Bohol on Thursday, assured stakeholders that […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Central Visayas’ economy grew by 8.8 percent in 2016


Central Visayas registered a robust economic growth last year ending the year with P525 billion gross regional domestic product (GRDP), an 8.8 percent growth, sustaining its position as among the fastest growing region in the country. The services sector had the biggest contribution to the growth with 55.5 percent share. The Industry sector contributed 39.1 […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Teo to dispel unsafe tag on Bohol with her visit to its top tourism sites


  In an attempt to show that Bohol is safe, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo will be in the province today to visit its famous tourist sites and attractions. Judy Gabato, officer-in-charge at the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7), said the visit will prove to the world that Bohol is not only safe […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Crisis presents bigger, better tourism opportunities for Central Visayas


Abu Sayyaf in Bohol, the aftermath  Tell the truth. Show that Central Visayas is safe. This is one of the best ways to negate the negative impact of the Bohol clashes and travel advisories issued in the region, according to Joselito “Boboi” Costas, Cebu provincial tourism officer. He said the government can invite travel agents […]

Posted: April 30th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »