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…

Sinulog visitors: Three balikbayan flights to arrive in Cebu on Jan. 17

Doris C. Bongcac 01/09/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least three balikbayan flights will be arriving in Cebu on January 17 for the Sinulog festivities. Judy Gabato, chief tourism operations officer of the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7),…

Return of prized bells seen ringing in more tourists

Inquirer.net 12/16/2018

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is ready for the influx of tourists not just in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, but also in the rest of Eastern Visayas following the return of the iconic Balangiga bells to the quaint…

DOT insists Cebu still safe for tourists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Nestle L. Semilla 10/06/2018

DESPITE SPATE OF KILLINGS Cebu remains a safe destination for tourists despite the recent spate of killings, the top official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Saturday. In her visit to Cebu yesterday, DOT Secretary…

DOT to limit Boracay tourists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2018

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the department will limit the tourists visiting Boracay starting October 26 during its soft opening following the results of the study being done in the island. Puyat said that…

Teo: No need to return P60M to DOT

Inquirer.net 08/14/2018

EVEN former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo thinks that her brother, TV host Ben Tulfo, should not return the P60 million paid by the Department of Tourism (DOT) for advertisements in Bitag Media’s “Kilos Pronto” show. Tulfo-Teo gave…

DOT confident on airport terminal 2 repairs

Futch Anthony Inso 08/02/2018

The Department of Tourism (DOT-7) regional office said it is confident that the flooding at the passenger drop-off zone at Terminal 2 (T2) of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport won’t turn away passengers. “I’m not worried. I’ve considered…

DOT reiterates call: Follow, respect environmental laws

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/01/2018

Tourism chief’s reminder came amid an increase in June’s tourist arrivals Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat reiterated President Duterte’s call to local government units of other destinations such as Cebu, Bohol and Palawan to follow environmental laws…

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…

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