DOT: 1 in every 4 foreign travelers in PH are South Koreans

Dona Pazzibungan 04/26/2024

South Korean tourists remain the Philippines’ most common visitors, accounting for one out of every four foreign travelers between January and March this year. The Department of Tourism (DOT) reports that 27 percent, or 546,726 out of…

LOOK: Public beach in Siquijor attracts foreign tourists

Doris C. Bongcac 02/20/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — A public beach in Siquijor province is becoming a favorite destination, especially for foreign tourists who visit the island province to unwind. Called the Paliton Beach, this white sand beach is located approximately…

International cruise ship visits Visayas, boosts tourism

Joey Gabieta, Leo Udtohan 02/15/2023

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — An international cruise ship carrying at least 500 foreign tourists and crew docked in Bohol province and Kalanggaman Island in Leyte province last week, helping tourism-related businesses earn as they slowly recover…

After 2 years, Oslob welcomes foreign tourists

Morexette Marie Erram 02/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – After two years, the town of Oslob has again welcomed foreign tourists, giving individuals who depend on tourism hope that they can finally recover from the economic sting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several…

Cebu sticks with EO on foreign arrivals, Gwen hits on IATF again

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu will still implement its policies on foreign arrivals despite concerns raised by the national government. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, clarified that she is merely following the protocols on…

Cebu mulls offering single-jab vax to unvaccinated foreign tourists 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As part of its plans to accept foreign tourists again, the provincial government of Cebu is eyeing to offer COVID-19 vaccines to unvaccinated travelers. In a recent press interview, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia announced…

No reply yet from IATF on Chan’s appeal for foreign tourist’s entry

Futch Anthony Inso 05/04/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has not yet received any reply from Health Secretary Francisco Duque regarding his appeal to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to allow…

Mayor Chan to ask IATF to allow entry of foreign tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 04/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will recommend to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to allow foreign tourists to enter the city. Chan said that this he will…

Chan to ask IATF to allow resumption of int’l flights in MCIA

Futch Anthony Inso 12/17/2020

MCIA Terminal 2 | Photo courtesy of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is planning to send a letter to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management…

Cebu Province to launch Suroy-Suroy cards soon

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/04/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Travelling to different destinations in the province of Cebu will soon be cashless and automated as the Cebu Provincial Government is partnering with a private transportation company for a card that would…

Sinulog Tribu sa Kabataan: A festivity for all

Immae Lachica 01/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– It is not a surprise that days before the Sinulog Grand Parade a flock of people from all around the world will make their way to Cebu to join in one of the grandest…

Palace: Pooping incident in Boracay ‘offensive’; tourists may face raps

08/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang felt offended over the behavior of two foreign tourists, who let her child defecate on the beach of Boracay while the other buried a diaper in the island’s powdery white sand. Presidential spokesperson…

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