Category: News

College graduates in search of jobs

Cherry, a 22-year-old graduate of Mass Communication from a Manila-based university, ended up working at a health club that is actually a high-class brothel in Quezon City. Unable to get a job for which she was qualified, she had dabbled in low-paying jobs to help support her family before finding her way to Quezon Avenue. Her desperation eventually led her to become a sex worker earning as much as P5,000 a night.

Local tourists spend US$19 billion

Filipinos visiting local tourism sites will spend US$19 billion (PhP855 billion) this year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTT). 

The amount is close to one-third of the planned government budget for next year.

Cheap tour packages in the Philippines for the US market

The Department of Tourism, DOT, has worked with its partner airlines, hotels, and tour operators to offer cheap travel and tour packages in the Philippines for the US market of as low as $799, including air fare and accommodation.

Cebu Pacific starts flights to Beijing

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) will start flights to Beijing on 5th September 2010.  The airline will operate thrice-weekly services from Manila to Beijing using its fleet of Airbus aircraft. Beijing is Cebu Pacific’s 16th international destination and is part of the airline’s planned international expansion.

Tourism Congress Philippines

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim said the private tourism sector can expect a wider representation at the Tourism Congress with the amendment of Section 137 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9593 (otherwise known as the Tourism Act of 2009). 

Mount Samat Zipline

Pilar town in Bataan built what could be the longest zipline in Luzon.  Pilar Mayor Charlie Pizarro said the Mt. Samat zipline is expected to attract environment and mountain lovers and boost awareness on environmental protection.  The zipline, measuring 540 metres long, is considered to be the longest in Luzon.  It was built on an area that is 43 metres above sea level overlooking Manila Bay, Pampanga and Bulacan.

Best parks in Asia

Rizal Park, or Luneta, is among the best parks in Asia, according according to a study conducted by booking website   Luneta placed eighth in a list of best rated parks in Asia....

KidZania Manila opening in 2015

KidZania, one of the world's fastest-growing family edutainment centres, is set to open a PhP1-billion interactive, kid-sized city in the Philippines next year.   KidZania Manila, currently being developed in Bonifacio Global City in...

Meranti Hotel Quezon City

Max’s Group Inc. expects to open its first hotel venture by 2015, on a property adjacent to the company’s “heritage store” in Quezon City.   Through its subsidiary RooM Ventures Corp., the company is...

Kidzania at the Fort Bonifacio

ABS-CBN Theme Parks and Resorts Inc. is bringing in Kidzania, Mexico’s fastest-growing theme park for children, in the Philippines and is investing at least PhP1 billion to build a facility in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

The theme park is expected to start operations in November next year and about 500 people will be employed by the replica of a real city that is expected to cater to 600,000 visitors annually with a daily foot traffic of 1,500.