US travel firm names Boracay among best beaches in Asia

MANILA— Boracay’s White Beach was named the ninth best beach in Asia in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award. The recognition came following the island resort’s reopening after it went through a six-month intensive rehabilitation last year. The award named 24 other beaches in Asia’s Bests category with the Radhanagar Beach of Havelock Island in India … Read More

Benguet marks 118th anniversary, 13th Adivay Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The 13th Adivay Festival opened here on Monday, coinciding with the 118th foundation anniversary of the province, for which various simple activities have been lined-up. “Our celebration of Adivay will continue. The festival is already an institution,” Governor Crescencio Pacalso said during the special edition of “Kapihan” at the provincial capitol. The … Read More

Palawan ‘turtle sanctuary’: Nominee in ‘World Luxury Hotel’ awards

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary (AITS) in the municipality of Narra in southern Palawan has been nominated again for the 12th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018. The international luxury hotel search gives awards and celebrates service excellence, bringing confidence and status to industry players, which are voted for by the … Read More

Solon lauds Samar’s local festivals

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar – Senator Cynthia Villar lauded the local government here for honoring the historic past of Samar province through the Tandaya Festival. “I would like to congratulate all the organizations and people who are behind the preparation for this festival and all the activities and events. It shows that you really worked hard to … Read More

Puerto Princesa steps up promotion of tourism sites

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The City Tourism Department (CTD) and the tourism sector here are stepping up the development, promotion, and marketing of 18 community-based sustainable tourism (CBST) sites to prevent Puerto Princesa from becoming merely the “jumping-off point” of tourists. Arnie Lim Tan, president of the Accredited Tour Operators of Puerto Princesa (ATOPP), on … Read More

Ormoc City stages 2nd Piña Festival

ORMOC CITY – Thousands of spectators lined up along the city’s thoroughfare for the second Piña Festival with the city’s prime crop — sweet pineapples taking the center stage. Celebrity couple Mayor Richard Gomez and Leyte 4th district Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez along with other city government officials led the parade before sunset on Sunday. Also joining … Read More