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A peace advocate for ecotourism

DONSOL, Sorsogon (April 19, 2007) – This coastal town, which calls itself the whale shark capital of the world, was shocked to hear that Julia Campbell, the friendly US Peace Corps volunteer who used to walk and ride bicycle daily around the town proper to teach children and lecture on saving the habitat was dead.

Cebu Pacific carries 2.45 million passengers

Cebu Pacific flew 2.45 million domestic and international passengers in the first quarter of 2010, higher by almost 110,000 than Philippine Airlines’ system-wide figure of 2.34 million passengers.
“Our consistent focus and commitment to offering the lowest fares for value service continue to pay off. We expect to grow even more in the coming years as we take delivery of more brand-new planes which we will use to expand our capacity, increase frequencies, and fly to more local and foreign destinations,” said Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog.

PAL Stops Domestic Flights

Philippine Airlines (PAL) stopped most of its domestic flights beginning Aug. 1, to concentrate on its international flights.  It transferred its passengers to budget unit PAL Express.
The flag carrier, which recently received the go signal from the European Union to mount flights to Europe, said its domestic route would now be served by PAL Express, except the Manila-Cebu, Manila-Davao and Manila-Kalibo flights.

How to Apply for Tourism Jobs in the Philippines

How to apply for tourism jobs in the PhilippinesOnline job portal JobsDB Philippines said tourism is one of the growing sectors that have thousands of job openings this year.
It said some 10,000 jobs in the tourism sector are being posted every day, thanks to new hotels, casinos and resorts being built across the country.

Cool Mountains

tagaytay palace in the sky taal volcano

Witness the vast expanse of nature's splendor under the spell of cool mountain breeze. A perfect setting for romance or nature tripping, the country's mountain villages serve as a perfect hideaway from the lowlands' summer heat.

PAL to charge for seat choice

Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to charge passengers a fee for reserving a seat of their choice.  The airline said passengers booked in economy class can now reserve a seat located next to the aircraft’s bulkhead or along the emergency exit row, which offers wider legroom and extra space, for a fee.  This option is available on all PAL domestic and international services except those to Japan and Korea.
These seats will be charged an additional US$50 for flights between the Philippines and the US, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia; US$20 for flights between points in Asia, including Guam; and PhP200 plus 12-percent value-added tax for flights within the Philippines.  Seat confirmation and collection of fees are done upon check-in to comply with Philippine civil air regulations.

LAGUNA Resorts and Telephone 1

Directory of hot spring resorts in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, along with contact numbers, address and websites.
Rockpoint Hotsprings Resort – Hotel and Spa
119 Alamat Rd, Maria Makiling Hot Springs Village
Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna
(02) 3060291 / (02) 4011295
(049)545-1372 / (049) 545-3237
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Manila is an ‘AwfulÔÇÖ Place Worth Visiting

Australian newspaper The Age has recommended Metro Manila as one of 10 cities in the world that are worth visiting, despite their undeserved negative image.  In his article “Ten ‘awful’ cities you should still visit,” published on 27th August 2013 issue of the Melbourne-based newspaper The Age, author David Whitley said there are certain cities in the world that saw their reputation repeatedly and unfairly thrashed.