Duaw Davao eyes 200K tourists

THE Davao City Tourism Operations Office (DCTOO) targets to attract 130,000 to 200,000 local and foreign tourists during the first "Duaw Davao” 2024 festivities. “Duaw Davao” or “Visit Davao” is a new tourism campaign of the City Government of Davao which aims to highlight the city's unique offerings and boost its tourism industry......»»

Category: newsSource: sunstar sunstarJun 8th, 2024

Shear line affects over 80-K families in Davao

The shear line in the Davao Region has had a significant impact on over 80,000 families, as reported by the Office of Civil Defense-Davao Region (OCD-Davao). The affected families are spread across Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao Occidental, and Davao Oriental. Evacuation efforts have been underway, with some families still in shelters. Tragically, casualties have been reported, including fatalities and injuries due to landslides and flooding. The infrastructure has also suffered, with roads and bridges being blocked or damaged. The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Davao Region (DSWD-Davao) has been providing relief to affected residents, and the local government units have also contributed aid. In response to the shear line, the OCD-Davao has raised its Blue Alert status, emphasizing the need for intensified monitoring and immediate mobilization of resources. The situation remains challenging, with ongoing flooding and landslides affecting numerous areas in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2024

Duaw Davao eyes 200K tourists

THE Davao City Tourism Operations Office (DCTOO) targets to attract 130,000 to 200,000 local and foreign tourists during the first "Duaw Davao” 2024 festivities. “Duaw Davao” or “Visit Davao” is a new tourism campaign of the City Government of Davao which aims to highlight the city's unique offerings and boost its tourism industry......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2024

Uncertainty looms over Davao-Samal Bridge project amid RoW hurdles

The construction of the Samal Island-Davao City Connector (SIDC), also known as the Davao-Samal Bridge project, has faced numerous setbacks due to right-of-way (ROW) acquisition challenges. The project was halted on January 3, 2024, due to issues with landowners near a pier in Lanang at Davao City, leading to delays in the project's implementation. While there have been conflicting statements regarding the project's status, the National Economic and Development Authority-Davao Region (Neda-Davao) aims to complete the detailed engineering plans for the substructure of the west land via dock once the Deed of Transfer Possession in Davao City is released. However, ROW issues continue to persist. Despite these challenges, the project is still considered a priority and is included in the Davao Region Development Plan (DRDP) for 2023–2028. The project is funded through China’s Official Development Assistance with an estimated budget of P23.04 billion, and negotiations with the Philippine government are ongoing with a target completion date in 2027. The uncertainty surrounding the project's timeline remains as ROW hurdles persist, impacting the much-anticipated toll-free four-lane concrete exodus bridge spanning a 3.98-kilometer distance......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2024

PHOTO ESSAY: Waterworld in Carmen

CARMEN, Davao del Norte (MindaNews / 02 February) – Travel from Davao City to Tagum City and other parts of the Davao region, Agusan-Surigao and Manila was cut off  Friday due to flooding  in Barangay Tuganay. Tuganay connects Davao City with Tagum in Davao del Norte, from where one can proceed to Davao Oriental, Davao de […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2024

Mati City, 10 municipalities in Davao Oriental suspend classes, work

Following the impact of a Low-Pressure Area (LPA) affecting Northern and Southern Mindanao, local government units (LGUs) in Davao Oriental have collectively suspended classes and government and private offices. The City of Mati and 10 municipalities, including Baganga, Governor Generoso, Cateel, and others, have issued Executive Orders in line with Presidential Executive Order No. 66, series of 2012. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has forecasted moderate to heavy rains in Davao Oriental due to the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) and LPA, posing a risk of landslides and flash floods. The Provincial Local Government Unit of Davao Oriental and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils have reported landslides in Lupon and Cateel, with ongoing clearing operations. The Bureau of Fire Protection and other government agencies have rescued families affected by flash floods in Cateel and Caraga. Franz Irag from the Office of Civil Defense-Davao Region confirmed that around 200 individuals or close to 500 families in Davao Region have been displaced and are now in evacuation centers. Additionally, five LGUs in the province of Davao de Oro have also declared the suspension of classes and work in both public and private offices......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2024

Travel agencies group warns about cheap, illegal operators

The Davao Travel Agencies Association (DTAA) has issued a warning about unregistered and illegal travel and tour operators in their area. These operators have been found to be offering travel and tour services without proper licensing, leading to issues such as lack of refunds, scheduling problems, and other travel arrangement discrepancies. Pia Partoza Montano, a travel agency owner and Vice-President for the Travel and Tours Sector of DTAA, emphasized the prevalence of these unauthorized operators, particularly in inbound tourism, and the challenges in monitoring and regulating them due to their large numbers. Montano also highlighted the potential risks associated with using these unregistered agencies, as they may offer cheaper rates but could lead to problems in case of incidents. To address this issue, the Department of Tourism-Davao (DOT-Davao) has introduced a QR code system to help the public verify the legitimacy of travel agencies by accessing data on authorized and registered operators. The DOT-Davao encourages travelers to transact with accredited enterprises to ensure the quality and reliability of their travel arrangements. Currently, there are at least 109 registered travel and tour agencies in Davao City under DOT-Davao's accreditation. The DOT-Davao also provides information on the requirements for registration and renewal for travel agencies on their official website. This warning serves as a reminder for the public to be cautious and discerning when engaging with travel and tour operators to avoid falling victim to unauthorized and illegitimate services......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2024

Jellyfish stings tourists, water tourism halts

Jellyfish stings tourists, water tourism halts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2024

Tricycle driver dies after being hit by van carrying Korean tourists in Argao, Cebu

Tricycle driver dies after being hit by van carrying Korean tourists in Argao, Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2024

Cebu is 3rd favorite spot for local tourists

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu remains a favorite spot among tourists, especially local ones. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on May 14, 2024 released the results of their 2022 Household Survey on Domestic Visitors. In it, PSA revealed that Cebu remained one of the top 10 destinations for domestic travelers seeking leisure and vacation in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

To fend off tourists, a town in Japan is building a big screen blocking the view of Mount Fuji

To fend off tourists, a town in Japan is building a big screen blocking the view of Mount Fuji.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2024

DOT wants more tourists to discover Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is doing everything it can to attract tourists, both from within the country and abroad, to visit Mindanao. The peace and security situation in the region has greatly improved over the past ten years. Mindanao is peaceful now, and it’s fully prepared to welcome.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2024

Japan town to block Mount Fuji view from troublesome tourists

A huge black barrier to block Mount Fuji from view will be installed in a popular photo spot by Japanese authorities exasperated by crowds of badly behaved foreign tourists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2024

Over 2 mln foreign tourists arrive in Philippines since January

MANILA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Over 2 million international tourists have visited the Philippines since January this year, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said Thursday. Citing data from the Department of Tourism (DOT), the PCO said that 2,010,522 international visitors entered the Southeast Asian country from Jan. 1 to April 24. The data showed that tourism receipts reached 157.62 billion peso.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 25th, 2024

Cruise ship with European tourists docks at Subic

The arrival here last week of a cruise ship with European tourists on board was expected to revive the local cruise ship program that was interrupted by the COVID pandemic three years ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 1st, 2024

Moalboal tourists warned vs. violations

Moalboal tourists warned vs. violations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2024

DOT: Philippines welcomes over 1.2 million tourists

Over 1.2 million tourists visited the Philippines from January to March 5 this year, according to the Department of Tourism......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2024

LPA affects 394 families in Davao de Oro, Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 January)— A total of 394 families or 1,411 individuals in the provinces of Davao de Oro and Davao Oriental have been affected by the trough of the low pressure area (LPA) which brings in rains in several parts of Mindanao, according to the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD)-Davao. Franz […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2024

DSWD-Davao raises child feeding budget to P21

The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Davao Region (DSWD-Davao) has increased its budget for the Supplementary Feeding Program to P21 per child, up from the previous P15 allocation. Kyla Denise T. Pamat, a nutritionist dietician at DSWD-Davao, shared in a radio interview on Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) on January 26, 2024, that the enhancement is a result of a budget insertion in 2023. The 13th cycle targets 122,400 children in Davao Region, with five local government units (LGUs) already initiating the feeding program, while others are in the procurement process. The program focuses on children aged two to four in child development centers and supervised neighborhood places, providing hot meals (rice and viand) for 80 days and alternative meals (pancake, nutribun, and fruit salad) for 40 days during the 120 feeding days. Additionally, selected LGUs with a prevalent number of underweight children receive milk feeding for the entire duration. The 12th cycle showed an 82.27 percent improvement in the weight of underweight children, reducing their number from 4,567 to 784 after the 120 feeding days. Pamat highlighted its alignment with Republic Act 11037, also known as the Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act, and encouraged LGUs, communities, and parents to support the program for continuous improvement......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2024

P3-M damage reported in school building fire

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) reported a devastating fire at F. Bustamante National High School in Tibungco, Davao City, on January 14, causing an estimated P3 million in damages. The fire affected 14 rooms, with nine being totally damaged and one partially damaged. The Bureau of Fire Protection-Davao (BFP-Davao) struggled to contain the blaze, which lasted for two hours. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties or houses affected despite the school's proximity to a residential area. Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing. This incident adds to a series of school fires in the region, with three state-owned schools destroyed in 2023. The BFP-Davao and Team Davao Rescue have responded to over 15 fire incidents in the first and second weeks of January 2024, indicating a significant increase compared to the same period in 2023......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2024

Classes suspended in Davao City, three Davao provinces amid heavy rain

Classes in all levels are suspended in Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, and Davao Oriental today, January 16, following heavy rains and bad weather conditions brought by the shear line weather......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 16th, 2024