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Raising the bar of Filipino hospitality with the Leadership Excellence Series 2021

The Department of Tourism – National Capital Region (DOT-NCR) is returning with the first installment of its Leadership Excellence Series (LES) featuring a 3600 virtual learning experience. The hybrid training program inspired by the world-renowned TEDTalks will be brought to life from the traditional webinar format through 3D and greenscreen technology and is happening at the Okada Manila on February 11, 2021, from 2:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M via Zoom and simulcast over DOT-NCR’s social media channels @TourismMNL on Facebook and Twitter, and Tourism MNL on Youtube.


The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) launched the Updated Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. This report remains anchored on the government’s zero to ten-point socioeconomic agenda and geared towards the achievement of our long-term vision: Isang matatag, maginhawa, at panatag na buhay para sa lahat. In addition, the Updated PDP responds to the emergence of new threats to the country’s growth prospects and guides the transition towards economic recovery.

DOT-DOLE amended JMC further expands coverage of beneficiaries

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Tuesday (February 03) signed the DOT-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2021-001 (Amended Implementing Guidelines on Providing Financial Assistance and Cash-For-Work Program for Displaced Workers in the Tourism Sector) which amends the former JMC to further expand the coverage of beneficiaries to include Local Government-Licensed Tourism Support Service (TSS) enterprises, providers and associations of providers.

DOT Statement on Boracay tourists

In light of the recent case of six (6) tourists entering Boracay with fake RT-PCR test results, three (3) of whom were revealed to be positive for COVID-19, the Department of Tourism (DOT) appeals to travelers to stop forging and faking travel documents, else face fines and proper criminal charges from the local government units (LGU), which may include the penalty of imprisonment.

DOT Statement on destination test requirements

The Department of Tourism (DOT) reminds travelers that for most areas, especially for Boracay Island, a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test result is still a requirement before entry.

DOT chief: Green corridors are critical to tourism recovery

The development of green corridors play an important role in maintaining regional biodiversity, improving environmental quality, offering economic resilience opportunities, protecting heritage and culture, and supporting the jumpstart of the economy to restart tourism activities in the new normal.


His Excellency Daniel Pruce, British Ambassador to the Philippines; Mr. Antonio Gomes, Mr. Frédéric Jenny, and our partners from the OECD; Mr. Aladdin Rillo of the ASEAN Secretariat; Chairman Arsenio M. Balisacan and our colleagues from the Philippine Competition Commission or the PCC; colleagues from the government; I also see Dir. Gen. Belgica of the ARTA, our development partners; distinguished guests; a pleasant day or night to everyone wherever you are.

DOT welcomes new protocols for arriving passengers

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the new protocols for arriving passengers contained in the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 97 dated 28 January 2021, following the body’s decision to lift the travel ban on passengers coming from countries with reported cases of the new Covid variant.