Category: Destination

Panglao Island

Until recently, Panglao Island has stolen some of the glitters of the world-famous Boracay Island. Located at the southwestern tip of Bohol province, Panglao boasts of a long stretch of white-sand beaches embracing crystal-clear and blue waters. Aside from beach activities, foreign tourists who visit Panglao are in for wonderful treats like diving, snorkelling and caving. Panglao is also fast rising as a venue for corporate gatherings such as conventions, seminars and brainstorming.

Tourism Jobs

The Department of Agriculture has launched a jobs fair to provide opportunities for those interested in working at tourism establishments such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, spas and leisure facilities. The First Tourism Jobs Fair held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on April 6 to 8 , Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said more than 34,000 jobs are available to college graduates in Manila, Cebu and Davao in the first quarter of 2006 alone. more…

Ifugao Farmers Leave Rice Terraces

In search of greener ricefields, many Ifugao farmers have migrated to nearby provinces, leaving large portions of the famous Ifugao Rice Terraces untilled and eroding, former Ifugao Gov. Teodoro Baguilat Jr. said over the weekend.

Siargao Event This May 2006

The AdvenTurista Backpackers Club is organizing a trip to the Siargao Islands from May 13-23, 2006. Everyone is dared to join the adventure!

Subic regains lost glory

SUBIC Bay Freeport – Once envisioned as the new Hong Kong, this former American naval base hosted the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Summit in 1996, making it a banner year not only for the freeport but also for the whole country.

Historic Butuan

a group of butuan dancersA national cultural treasure, estimated to be more than 1,600 years old, is housed in an old dilapidated structure near the east bank of the Libertad river in this historic city and trade center of Agusan del Norte province. The Balanghai shrine, a one-storey building being maintained by the National Museum, houses two of the three ancient boats discovered and excavated from 1976 to 1986. A curator and restorer at the Balanghai Shrine said radiocarbon tests administered by Japanese experts on one of these boats suggested that the wooden boat could have existed as early as 320 AD. Another boat was carbon dated to be more than 1000 years old.

Pasig River attractions

A leisurely cruise of the Pasig River on board air-conditioned, 150-seater ferry boats now affords both domestic passengers and foreign tourists alike a fresh view of Manila and its historic establishments and trading places, thanks to an Asian Development Bank-financed program to rehabilitate the 27-kilometer tributary and make it an alternative transport route.

Jobs in Tourism

May 14, 2007 – A study spearheaded by the Development Academy of the Philippines claimed that more than 1.142 million jobs have been created in the tourism sector over the past three years alone.

Boracay tourism recovers from typhoon

BORACAY (December 25, 2006) – Most hotels in this resort island reported full occupancy rates during the Christmas holiday, just two weeks after typhoon Seniang, internationally known as Utor, left a trail of destruction on the island and the province of Aklan.