PSC picks Lapu to host 2019 Asia Pacific Karate Championship

Futch Anthony Inso 08/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City was chosen to host the 2019 Asia Pacific Karate Championship scheduled from September 27 to 30. The championship games that will be participated by at least 500 athletes will be held…

Mactan Cebu International Airport, a model for development

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is a good model for development, according to Peter Harbison, chairman emeritus of the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) Centre for Aviation. During the press conference held at…

DOT official challenges Cebu to take on a leadership role in tourism

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Undersecretary Art Boncato of the Department of Tourism (DOT) issued a challenge for Cebu to take on a lead role in the tourism sector with special focus on sustainability. Boncato, who delivered the keynote…

DOT Usec proposes development of tourism circuits in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 06/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Tourism Undersecretary Art Boncato Jr. said the department is promoting the development of tourism circuits. He explained that tourism circuits would have roads, an entry point such as airports and seaports as well as sites,…

Task force on environment regularly monitors Cebu, Bohol resorts

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A multi-agency task force regularly monitors compliance of environmental laws by resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol as well as those located along beach destinations in Cebu. The task force is composed of the Central Visayas…

RP to bid for two international tourism events

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Philippines is bidding for two major international tourism events, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said. Puyat made this disclosure when she delivered the welcome address at the Pacific Asia Travel Association Annual Summit 2019,…

Maayo Hotel Receives a 4-star Rating from DOT

PR 03/23/2019

Maayo Hotel was awarded a four-star rating by the Department of Tourism Accreditation Board last December 17, 2018. According to Department of Tourism’s standards, the star-ratings are given to hotels that had passed the quality of service…

Wholistic approach to infrastructure projects needed for sustainable tourism 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines-The Department of Tourism is now talking with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank about financial assistance for planning projects that ensure sustainable tourism. Tourism Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. for tourism regulation coordination and…

Warm airport welcome for balikbayans: Rondalla songs, native leis, giveaways

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lorna Cabrera has a list of what she wants to eat in the two weeks that she will be in Cebu.  On top of the list of what she refers to as native…

DENR Undersecretary: Manila Bay rehab to take 7 years, to cost P47B

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/12/2019

SIARGAO ISLAND — The rehabilitation of Manila Bay would take seven years to accomplish and would cost around P47 billion, according to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda.  “Based on the statement of…

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