More Sino tourists coming -

More Sino tourists coming -»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsJul 17th, 2017

Tourists still coming despite 'hiccups'–Abella -

Tourists still coming despite 'hiccups'–Abella -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2017

MBTF will ensure Boracay safe all the time

THE Metro Boracay Task Force (MBTF) will ensure that Boracay Island will be safe when it is officially closed to tourists and other non-residents this coming April 26 to give way to its 6-month rehabilitation as ordered by President Duterte, the Journal Group learned yesterday. Police Regional Office 3 director,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Boracay shutdown spooks businesses

  (Last of three parts)   BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- Chiquita Magbanua sits on the white sand under the shade of coconut trees near Boat Station 3 at the southern end of this island, waiting for customers. It's her favorite spot when selling bracelets, necklaces, anklets and other accessories made of shells.   When tourists come in droves during the peak months--- from January to May --- Magbanua sells her wares, earning P500 to P1,000 daily. During the rainy season and bad weather, she is penniless.   "If I do not sell anything for two days straight, I would need to borrow money from relatives or friends," she told the Inquirer.   M...Keep on reading: Boracay shutdown spooks businesses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Business has mixed reactions on 6-month closure of Boracay

  The business community has mixed reactions about the temporary closure of Boracay, but some have said that it was about time the government did something to address the problem. In separate interviews with the Inquirer, business groups expressed varying views on the issue. Some were cautiously hopeful that a closure would be eventually good for the popular tourism spot. Others, however, have not yet come up with an official position on the divisive issue. This developed as top government officials signed a recommendation dated March 22 for the six-month closure of Boracay from both local and foreign tourists starting April 26. This is a shorter period compared t...Keep on reading: Business has mixed reactions on 6-month closure of Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Moira with Boyce Avenue at Big Dome

"I'm very grateful. They're one of the first people who inspired me to cover songs, do them my own way and do it consistently," singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre said of headlining a coming concert with the American pop band Boyce Avenue at the Araneta Coliseum on June 1. "They always have something new." "To be able to share the Big Dome with them is unreal," she told the Inquirer. Moira said she learned about the project immediately after her first solo concert. "I was very excited. It was so much to take in," she related. "I started out as a YouTube artist, too, and everyone on the site knew who they are."---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: Moira with Boyce Avenue at Big Dome.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

How Cebu celebrated Chinese New Year

Consul General Shi Yong of the People's Republic of China hosted a large reception on Feb. 8 at the grand ballroom of the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel. It was to usher in the spring festival, prelude to the observance of the Chinese Lunar New Year.   The event gathered many prominent guests from Cebu as well as Bacolod and Iloilo. In his words of welcome, Shi stressed the importance of the current friendly relations between his country and the Philippines. For one thing, there has been a significant increase in the number of tourists from China coming to Cebu.   Several weeks after the reception, there came to Cebu a cultural group of acrobats, singers and dancers tha...Keep on reading: How Cebu celebrated Chinese New Year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Bangko Sentral okays peso-yuan spot market

Chinese tourists who travel to the Philippines will soon be able to change their renminbi into pesos at better exchange rates, while Filipino businessmen with dealings in the world's second-largest economy will soon be able to convert their pesos into yuan without having to rely on the US dollar as an intermediate peg. This will be made possible after local banks---led by the subsidiary of Bank of China---were given the green light by the central bank to develop a formal peso-renminbi spot market that will make foreign exchange transactions between both countries more efficient and cheaper. In an interview with the Inquirer, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr....Keep on reading: Bangko Sentral okays peso-yuan spot market.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

CHR deplores Duterte& apos;s & apos;virgins& apos; remark to lure tourists -

CHR deplores Duterte's 'virgins' remark to lure tourists -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

El Nido s balancing act: Managing nature and tourism

PALAWAN, Philippines – The El Nido local government finds managing its natural environment challenging due to the constant demands coming from its booming tourism industry. “It is very challenging because this is a developing municipality, and as tourists are coming in, we have to provide appropriate services to them,” town ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Influx of South Korean Investors for Cebu

Expect more South Korean investors and tourists in Cebu this year and in the coming years. This as the newly appointed Ambassador to the Philippines of South Korea, His Excellency Han Dong-Man assured Governor Hilario P. Davide III of continuous cooperation between their country and the Philippines, particularly Cebu. In a courtesy call to the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

DOTr: Better MRT 3 service coming in February -

DOTr: Better MRT 3 service coming in February -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

James Reid given creative freedom in third album

Some time back, James Reid received an offer to go to New York for a music project and "sign with someone there." He turned it down. If he were to make a name for himself as a recording artist, he said he would rather grow his roots first in the Philippines. "I want my music to come out here---I want to represent the country. My goal is to contribute to our local industry by coming up with something we can be proud of," James told the Inquirer in a recent interview. The first step toward realizing that goal was releasing his third studio album, "Palm Dreams," which---for the first time---saw James taking the reins of the creative process. He penned the lyrics and melodies...Keep on reading: James Reid given creative freedom in third album.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Albay declares state of calamity under threat of Mayon eruption

[ventuno id='MCsxMDY4MDY2fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] Published: 4:57 p.m., Jan. 16, 2018 | Updated: 11:07 p.m., Jan. 16, 2018 LEGAZPI CITY --- For several days now, most residents of Albay province have their eyes fixed at the glowing crater of Mount Mayon as it continues to spew ash, smoke and lava. But the volcano's "fireworks" have not only attracted the attention of locals. "Day tourists" have been coming to this capital to watch Mayon up close. "Most visitors are domestic tourists. There are fewer foreign tourists because of the canceled flights. But if the weather improves, we expect more tourists to come," said Dorothy Colle, head of provincial tourism off...Keep on reading: Albay declares state of calamity under threat of Mayon eruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

ARMM Sets Grand Festivals to Attract Tourists

The Department of Tourism in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOT-ARMM) is staging several festivals to lure more tourists to visit the region, including the newly-renovated majestic Bud Bongao in Tawi-Tawi DOT-ARMM Secretary Ayesha Vanessa Hajar Dilangalen on Thursday said these festivals scheduled in the coming months “will have active participation from domestic and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Albayalde backs barangay execs submission of ‘drug list’ to DILG

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Oscar Albayalde expressed support to Interior undersecretary Martin Dio's order, requiring barangay (village) officials to submit to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) a list of suspected drug personalities and criminals in their area.   "Ako, naniniwala ako na lahat ng barangay chairman o kapitan kilala kung sino 'yung mga nakatira sa kanilang barangay dahil tuwing eleksyon, nagha-house-to-house sila," Albayalde said when asked whether he supports Dio's directive in an interview with Radio Inquirer 990 AM on Friday.   READ: DILG Usec Dio to barangay execs: Submit drug list or face ax &nbs...Keep on reading: Albayalde backs barangay execs submission of ‘drug list’ to DILG.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

BEST OF 5 PART 5: You have made them proud, Red Lion pride

Read Part 1 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. Read Part 2 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. Read Part 3 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. Read Part 4 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. --- San Beda College has been setting the standard in the NCAA men's seniors basketball tournament for the last 12 years. We can even argue that they have been doing the same for all of college basketball in the Philippines. From top-tier talent to top-level coaching, anything and everything has been coming together for the Red Lions over the past dozen years. That is exactly why what was once a short list of known names as Mendiola’s pride now includes Yousif Alajamal and Sam Ekwe, Borgie Hermida and Ogie Menor, Sudan Daniel and Semerad twins Anthony and David, Baser Amer and Garvo Lanete, Ola Adeogun and Art Dela Cruz, and Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon. INSPIRED PLAY Still, more than just winning, something has to be keeping them going in a dynastic run that has them winning 10 of the last 12 NCAA championships. For San Beda, without a doubt, that would have to be its community. So much so that Bolick, coming off one of the most impressive individual seasons in recent memory, will be maximizing his eligibility to keep playing for the red and white. “It’s my responsibility to give one more year for San Beda. The way they treat me, mula sa teachers, sa fathers, sa tao sa cafeteria, sa guards, kahit sino-sinong nandun, grabe lang,” he shared. He then continued, “You’re inspired to play for them because they have the passion.” LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FLOOR In 2016, Bolick won championships in the NCAA, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Championship, and in the PBA D-League where he was also hailed as MVP. With several clutch shots littered throughout those tournaments, many have said that he was already more than ready for the PBA Draft. Still, the man they call “Big Shot Bolick” decided to, literally, give his all to the Red Lions. “Credit to the school. I love San Beda and I will stay for one more year for them,” he said. THEN AND NOW Mocon, who will also be coming into his fifth and final playing year, echoed the same sentiments. “I will always treat San Beda as my home. I was only a walk-in, but this school welcomed me with open arms and shaped me into the athlete and the student I am today,” he said. While his running mate guard has only been in Mendiola for a little over three years after transferring from De La Salle University, the versatile forward has been starring in red and white ever since high school. And when his time as a Red Cub came to an end, there wasn’t even a question if he was staying or not. For Mocon, the winning tradition backed by all-out support from the community was more than enough reason. “San Beda has pushed me to become the best. Because of this community, we continuously aim for championships and that has been seen through generations and generations of players,” he said. He then continued, “It is with pride and honor that I played for this school.” YOU’RE ALL I NEED With all out support comes sky-high expectations. As the glory of a 12-year dynasty and counting gets greater and greater, so does the burden of keeping it going get heavier and heavier. For Bolick, though, that is exactly the way they want it to be. “Losing is not an option and the option is high every time, pero ako, I want to compete. I like to play in that kind of situation,” he said. He then continued, “Kasi nga grabe yung support nila kaya I hope to win one more championship for them.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

‘Sunday beauties’ revisited

A year after Baby Ruth Villarama's documentary, "Sunday Beauty Queen (SBQ)," made history in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for winning best picture, the trials and triumphs of its lead stars, a bunch of feisty and fearless Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, continue to unfold. In a way, a documentary never really ends, as its main characters' stories---and struggles---go on in real life, 24-7. Villarama told the Inquirer that the docu's stars (Leo Selomenio, Rudelie Acosta, Cherrie Marie Bretana, Mylyn Jacobo and Hazel Perdido) have become instant celebrities among their colleagues and compatriots in Hong Kong and Manila. "Some Filipino tourists seek them...Keep on reading: ‘Sunday beauties’ revisited.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Joross Gamboa wants to make a mark as writer-director

What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? Actor Joross Gamboa, who has always been interested in working behind the cameras, said he hopes to "make a mark" next year as a writer and director. "My project pitch for ABS-CBN's new digital platform has been approved. At may budget na rin! I just have to finish writing the script in the coming weeks, then we can start shooting as soon as possible---maybe early next year," the actor told the Inquirer. "In some of the past movies I starred in, I would come up with my own lines, ad libs or revise the script---with the director's permission and encouragement, of course. Now, I want to come up with my...Keep on reading: Joross Gamboa wants to make a mark as writer-director.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

NDRRMC: Warning of strong typhoon coming in December is a hoax -

NDRRMC: Warning of strong typhoon coming in December is a hoax -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Beyond Hallyu:How Korea plans to attract more tourists

Text and photos by  Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor SEOUL — About a hundred girls, including some from China and Japan, crowded the arrival area at Incheon International Airport clutching smartphones and waiting to catch a glimpse of K-pop boy band Wanna One who were coming from Manila. At the airport’s baggage area, a billboard […] The post Beyond Hallyu:How Korea plans to attract more tourists appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017