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Faith, farming, and eco-tourism

AT first glance, Leyte’s Baybay City does not seem to be a sight-seeing destination. But a closer look reveals that it is emerging as Eastern Visayas’ hub for faith, farm, and eco-tourism -- with a bit of a push by the Department of Tourism (DoT)......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineNov 8th, 2018

P1-consultant runs Tourism Promotions Board besides Cesar Montano

Was Cesar Montano acting in "good faith" when he approved multi-million-peso deals at the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB)? Informed sources told Rappler that all documents Montano signs need to pass through a certain "Ronnie Albao" before being approved by Montano himself. In effect, Albao functions as Montano's chief of staff.  Cliff ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Pilgrims, nature lovers among DOT s 18 targets

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) said it is poised to launch emerging faith and farm tourism destinations this year. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said she has instructed the sector to focus on the pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

DoT Urges Public to Reflect, Travel During Lent

Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions. The tourism chief made the assertion in a press briefing held recently at the Illustrados Restaurant in Intramuros, Manila. Teo noted that with the creation of the Faith and Farm Tourism sector, “The DOT […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

DoT urges public to reflect, travel during Lent

MANILA, March 24 -- Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions. The tourism chief made the ass.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

DOT urges public to reflect and travel during Lent

MANILA, March 24 -- Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions. The tourism chief made the as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

DoT urges public to reflect, travel during Lent

MANILA, March 24 -- Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions. The tourism chief made the ass.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

DOT urges public to reflect and travel during Lent

MANILA, March 24 -- Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions. The tourism chief made the as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

DOT to strengthen farm tourism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Feb) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) plans to intensify the promotion of tourism-oriented family farms to encourage the participation of young Filipinos in farming, Tourism Assistant Secretary Eden Josephine David said. David said in an interview that the DOT has already accredited 34 farm tourism sites in the country, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Sister City

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. of Kaua’i County of Hawaii show their signed sister city agreement on February 5, 2018 in Davao City.  Carvalho said tourism and agriculture, particularly on cacao and coffee farming, can be areas that Davao and Kauai could work on together. Duterte, on the other […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Success for Suroy 2018 Kick-off; Faith Tourism Focused

The Suroy Suroy Sugbo Southern Heritage Tour ended with huge smiles from participants, mostly balikbayans, who enjoyed the first of four tour legs this year. Forty-one guests, mostly Overseas Filipino Workers and retirees from Canada, Texas, and Australia, joined the three-day, two-night tour from January 24 to 26, 2018. After a year of sorting things […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Palawan Capital Told to Explore ‘Seaweed Farming Tourism’

A major seaweed industry player in the country said Puerto Princesa should explore the potential of establishing a “seaweed farming tourism industry” to further boost livelihood in its coastal areas. Maximo Ricohermoso, chairman of the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP) and the ASEAN Seaweed Industry Club (SIC), and MCPI Corporation, said Wednesday noon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

DoT prepares budget to make PHL ‘faith tourism’ hub

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DoT) is preparing a budget proposal for the restoration and development of historical shrines and old churches around the country, which serve as tourist attractions. “The Philippines is an ideal destination of religious pilgrimage, not only for sight-seeing but to actually experience time-honored Filipino traditions dating back to pre-Spanish era, and […] The post DoT prepares budget to make PHL ‘faith tourism’ hub appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

RITO CARLOS “JUDGEE” LOPEZ PEÑA AND SARAH OPULENCIA-PEÑA: OUR GOLDEN DINAGYANG HERMANO MAYOR AND MAYORA

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres AS our City of Love celebrates the 50th year of the iconic Dinagyang festival in 2018, thousands of Sto. Niño devotees will gather to express their faith and revel in the country’s best tourism event. Themed TIMELESS TRADTION, CULTURE AND DEVOTION”, the true religious essence of the Golden Dinagyang festivity will be […] The post RITO CARLOS “JUDGEE” LOPEZ PEÑA AND SARAH OPULENCIA-PEÑA: OUR GOLDEN DINAGYANG HERMANO MAYOR AND MAYORA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

DOT-6 adds 3 major awards to Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018

THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 regional office is making the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018 grander by adding three additional major awards in time for the festival’s 50th anniversary. The three additional major awards for Miss Iloilo Dinagyang are Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Ecotourism, Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Farm Tourism and Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Faith-based Tourism. The awards […] The post DOT-6 adds 3 major awards to Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Pilgrimage a growing market in Calabarzon

MANILA, Philippines — Faith-based tourism or pilgrimage areas will be given a promotion push by the Calabarzon unit of the Department of Tourism (DOT) next y.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Nature, Farm, Faith Rolled into One Tourism Offering

Nature, Farm, Faith Rolled into One Tourism Offering.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 6th, 2017

Tourism dep’t studying possible privatization of Duty Free stores

THE Department of Tourism (DoT) said that it is undertaking a review of Duty Free Philippines’ (DFP) operations to improve the retailer’s performance, with a decision on privatization possible......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

DOT eyes Central Luzon as Muslim-friendly destination

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Nov.14 (PIA) -- Department of Tourism (DOT) seeks to make Central Luzon a Muslim-friendly destination in time for Clark and Subic's hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News15 hr. 32 min. ago

DPWH constructs Aklan Tourism Center

ILOILO City –The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Aklan District Engineering Office is currently undertaking the construction of Tourism and Trade Investment and Promotion Center in the province of Aklan. According to District Engineer Noel L. Fuentebella, an initial amount of P20.0 million from District’s FY 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA), released to […] The post DPWH constructs Aklan Tourism Center appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most trusted sex crimes investigator in a sign that he's looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis. Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop Charles Scicluna as a deputy, or adjunct secretary, at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that processes sex abuse cases globally. Scicluna had been the congregation's chief prosecutor for a decade and was credited with measures making it easier to defrock pedophiles. But Pope Benedict XVI sent him to his native Malta in 2012 as bishop after Scicluna's tough line...Keep on reading: Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018