Category: Trivia

Filipino Brands are Going Global

A number of Filipino brands are going global, thanks to franchising scheme that enables them to penetrate foreign markets, according to an industry group.
The Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) said 12 local brands have gone global, led by Potato Corner which now has the most number of franchises abroad with 54 stores. AFFI has 112 members comprised of micro, small and medium enterprises.

Arrivals up 10.4 percent in first half of 2006

International visitor arrivals to the Philippines increased by 10.4 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2006, led by the double-digit growth in arrivals from South Korea, China and Singapore.

Cebu Flowerpecker

Cebu Flowerpecker has recently received the Bird Life Species Champion award in the British Birdwatching Fair 2009 in Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom.  Known as the ‘Woodstock of Birders,’ the British Birdwatching Fair is an exclusive event where all sectors in birdwatching and wildlife conservation from all over the world gather.

Student Visa in the Philippines

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration has asked foreign students who plan to study in the Philippines to secure required documents such as a visa or study permit before enrolling in a Philippine school.

Manila Solar City to Rise in Manila Bay

A world-class commercial, residential and tourism centre may soon rise in the middle of Manila Bay. Manila Solar City, which spans 148 hectares, is a reclamation project that will feature a park and a Boracay-inspired man-made beach. It will also have a terminal for international cruise ships, which are expected to bring between 2,500 to 5,000 tourists every week.

Caticlan Airport to reopen in September 2009

Caticlan airport is gateway to BoracayThe Department of Tourism or DOT said a portion of the bordering hill at the Caticlan airport will be tapered first, to remove the obstacle near the runway and accelerate the reopening of the airport to larger aircraft by September 2009.

Under the initial phase of runway rehabilitation, the project involves contouring of the bordering hill, as an alternative to flattening out the mound which will take four to five months, according to Tourism Secretary Ace Durano.

Contouring the bordering hill will remove the obstacle that prevents the full use of 950-meter runway and ensure that the Caticlan airport reopens in September.  Pilots had to make difficult flight maneuver for steep ascent to avoid getting close to the hill, he said.

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Clark as Asia’s next ‘aerotropolis’. There is increasing urgency to develop Clark International Airport into an aviation hub, according to a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Black Eyed Peas promotes the Philippines

He could make a beautiful song out of “Filipino”, “Bebot” or “Take U to the Philippines”., or Allan Pineda Lindo, a Filipino-American member of the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas certainly celebrates his Filipino heritage through his music.

Tourist arrivals up 22 percent in January

After growing 14 percent to around 2.6 million in 2005, international visitor arrivals to the Philippines surged 22.1 percent year-on-year in January, buoyed by the staging of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Tourism Forum in Davao City.

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Entertainment City blooms. Property prices at the Entertainment City project in Paranaque City may further increase in the coming months, after doubling over the past four years, according to a report by Manila Standard Today.