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Philippines Holidays 2011

President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 84, which identified the holidays in 2011. This goes against the previous administration’s practice of moving the holiday to the nearest Monday to enable workers to enjoy long weekends.  The previous administration pursued the so-called holiday economics which encouraged people to visit tourist destinations during long weekends.

Pyromusical Fireworks

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, trooped to the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City on Saturday nights from February 12 to March 12, 2011, to witness the dazzling display of fireworks dancing to the tune of popular music.

The Second Philippine International Pyromusical Competition in 2011 put on an amazing shower in the sky of explosive colors and electrifying music, best viewed at the Seaside Boulevard at SM Mall of Asia.

Participating countries include South Korea, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, China, France, Japan, Canada, Australia and the Philippines.

ISST International School of Sustainable Tourism

The International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) offcially opened in Subic Bay on March 23, 2011.    The school is the first institution of its kind that in the ASEAN region that provides both short-term courses (seven days to three months) and facilities that inspire and encourage quality of tourism human resources, environmental and cultural conservation, marketing and product development strategies on sustainable tourism.

Holidays in 2012

President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 295, identifying Philippine holidays in 2012, and scheduling them near weekends, to give workers enough time to visit their families in the provinces.  Under the proclamation, there will be at least six long weekends during 2012.

The first special non-working holiday will be 23rd January 2011 to mark the Chinese New Year.  A long break will be in April during the Christian observance of Lent, beginning with Maundy Thursday on 5th April, Good Friday on 6th April, up to Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valour) on 9th April, which is a Monday.  This will be followed by a long weekend in August with the declaration of National Heroes’ Day on 27th August, a Monday.

Panagbenga Festival Earns PhP15 Billion

Panagbenga, Baguio City’s flower festival, proved to be the country’s most lucrative, tourist attraction. After being able to usher in at least 4 million visitors, the government-backed, community-led festival which was also shown worldwide...

Spa Seminar

The Department of Tourism will participate in the Spa Industry Seminar, an international spa event to be held at Shangri-la Mactan Island and Resort in Cebu on September 15 to 17, 2006. The country will also host the Wellness Summit in 2007 at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City where some 500 to 800 foreign participants are expected to attend.

Seminar for tourism executives

The Department of Tourism with the United Nations World Tourism Organization has recently spearheaded a seminar on managing tourism destinations with full attendance of the tourism department’s top executives.

Las Farolas Attracts 200,000 Visitors

Nearly 200,000 visitors in the last 11 months visited Las Farolas, the newest tourist and educational destination in Pasig City. Students from both private and public educational institutions in the National Capital Region and...

Flora Filipina 2006

Commercial growers and hobbyists have cited the great potential of the Philippines as a major exporter of ornamental horticulture products. At the opening ceremony of the Flora Filipina Expo in February 2006, the Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. and the Philippine Orchid Society have committed to join together in putting the local industry at par with those of Thailand and Singapore.

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