Category: News

Marco Polo Ortigas opens

The newest five-star hotel property in Metro Manila – Marco Polo Ortigas Manila recently opened its doors to the public in one of the country’s prime business districts, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Acclaimed to...

How Many Passengers Take Cebu Pacific

Cebu Air Inc., the operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific, expects to fly over 17 million passengers this year, according to a report by Manila Standard Today.   Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance...

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...