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Filipino 'Dota 2' player DJ Mampusti rejoins UK-based Fnatic

Filipino 'Dota 2' player DJ Mampusti rejoins UK-based Fnatic.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 5th, 2017Related News

DOT’s Travel Show to Highlight Potentials of Tourism, Help Underserved Communities

DOT’s Travel Show to Highlight Potentials of Tourism, Help Underserved Communities.....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsApr 3rd, 2017Related News

Mineski's Dota 2 team to reform under Malaysian leadership

Mineski's Dota 2 team to reform under Malaysian leadership.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 23rd, 2017Related News

Espinoza: Providing an opportunity for corruption?

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/elias-l-espinoza" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Elias L. Espinoza /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-column field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/column/free-zone" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Free Zone /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> A NOTED Cebuano resort owner and businessman branded as “anti-Filipino” the move of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to again star-rate the hotels and resorts, saying this would only give preference to foreign-owned hotels and resorts and put down those that are owned by Filipinos. Emmanuel “Manny” Gonzalez of Plantation Bay Resort in Lapu-Lapu City wrote DOT 7 Director Catalino E. Chan III regarding his dismay of DOTs meddling in the hospitality industry. I was furnished a copy of the letter. In the previous administration, Gonzalez wrote then DOT secretary Jimenez of his objection to its “star rating” project that he said cost our government US $5.2 million on a “fool’s errand.” Well, without projects, there is no money to spend, right Manny? In last year’s forced star rating system, the DOT gave stars to several hotels, awards that Gonzalez said no competent international traveler would agree with. Without naming names, Gonzalez said a resort that could not even qualify for three stars was given five stars. Before the advent of information technology (IT), government star ratings were convenient tools for travelers. But with websites like Tripadvisor, Trivago or Expedia, no one needs a government agency to give stars. These sources of information for travelers are credible and are always current whereas the DOT’s grades would become obsolete by the time these see print, said Gonzalez. He wrote Director Chan because of the DOT’s plan to again conduct star rating on hotels and resorts. Gonzalez said the DOT’s Progressive Accreditation Program is a rehash and is poorly thought-out when compared to the previous one. In gist, Gonzalez said the DOT’s initiative appears motivated by the desire of DOT officials to be important, give them power over hotels/resorts and create opportunity for corruption. It demonstrates incompetence and a poor grasp of business in the hospitality industry. It is unnecessary because customers have so many sources in gauging a hotel’s quality. Finally, it’s anti-Filipino in many aspects. Gonzalez even asked Chan to name the DOT officials backing this new rating scheme so that Filipino hoteliers can identify them. ••• President Duterte ordered the arrest of Mighty Corp. owner Alex Wong Chu King not on King’s previous attempt to bribe him when he was Davao City mayor. It’s allegedly on the crime of economic sabotage for using fake stamps on its cigarettes. But did the President say it in jest? As a former prosecutor, the President knows that a person cannot be arrested without a warrant of arrest issued by the court based on information filed for a criminal offense. King preempted whatever the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) or the police wanted to do. He immediately surrendered to the NBI. The NBI, in the absence of a warrant of arrest, cannot detain King. Perhaps, by the time the case against the owner of Mighty Corp. is filed in court, he would already be out of reach of our laws. /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsMar 8th, 2017Related News

PH Dota 2 team Execration reaches finals of $100,000 ROG Masters

PH Dota 2 team Execration reaches finals of $100,000 ROG Masters.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2016Related News

PH Dota 2 team Execration imports Malaysian star in buildup to Boston Major

PH Dota 2 team Execration imports Malaysian star in buildup to Boston Major.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2016Related News

Kiangan showcases delicacies in DOT’s ‘gastronomic journey’

Kiangan, Ifugao — The Department of Tourism Cordillera Administrative Region (DOT-CAR) has launched the first.....»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2016Related News

2 days left to register for Asus' Dota 2 and CS:GO tournament

2 days left to register for Asus' Dota 2 and CS:GO tournament.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2016Related News

Dota team wins P24m

Dota team wins P24m.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2016Related News

PH team TNC bows out of Dota 2 championships

PH team TNC bows out of Dota 2 championships.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2016Related News

RECAP: PH team TNC upsets powerhouse OG in Dota 2 championships

RECAP: PH team TNC upsets powerhouse OG in Dota 2 championships.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 10th, 2016Related News

Pinoy gamers oust Team OG, guaranteed P23.5M in DOTA 2 tiff

MANILA, Philippines – TNC Pro Team defied expectations and lived up to the hype, ousting powerhouse Team OG to enter the Top 8 at the The International DOTA.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 10th, 2016Related News