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Tourism Jobs

The Department of Agriculture has launched a jobs fair to provide opportunities for those interested in working at tourism establishments such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, spas and leisure facilities. The First Tourism Jobs Fair held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on April 6 to 8 , Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said more than 34,000 jobs are available to college graduates in Manila, Cebu and Davao in the first quarter of 2006 alone. more…

Hamilton Hotel to rise

Alliance Global Group Inc., the holding company of businessman Andrew Tan, will build a new luxury hotel within the group’s 25-hectare Newport City just across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City.


Batangas Hotels and Resorts

Anilao, a resort village in Mabini, Batangas is considered the summer mecca of diving fanatics. The resort offers accommodations and diving facilities, plus the services of training clubs that provide courses on diving.

Beaches in Batangas


A few hours south of Manila, is one of the most famous provinces in Luzon, Batangas. Known for its Kapeng Barako and the famous Balisong or fan knife, Batangas also boasts of its share of tourist attractions, beaches and historical locations.

Taal volcano as tourist destination

A lake within a lakeA recent visit to Batangas province has been a rewarding experience for our small group of trekkers looking for a unique weekend just outside Metro Manila.  The Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) made the trip possible.

The group headed south, about 80 kilometers from Manila, via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway until we reached the idyllic lakeshore town of Talisay, where flowers bloom all around.

Albay Tourist Destinations

Albay Tourist DestinationsNew hotels and resorts are supporting a double-digit growth in visitor arrivals in Legazpi City and Albay this year.  Albay saw a dramatic 35 percent growth in visitor arrivals to around 300,000 in 2009, despite the impact of weather disturbances and threat of Mayon volcano eruption, according to Jose Briones, provincial tourism office of Albay.

"We expect another 40 percent growth in arrivals this year," Briones said, citing the increased capacity of the accommodation


Laiya White Beach, Batangas

Laiya Beach ResortTourists looking for a great beach destination need not take the trouble of going to the airport to fly out of Metro Manila.  They are in for a treat at the Laiya-Aplaya in San Juan, Batangas, which can be reached by land transport.  Laiya-Aplaya has a six-kilometer beach embraced by Sigayan Bay on the southeastern side of Batangas.

While the white sand on Laiya is not as fine as in Boracay or Panglao, Laiya has fine pebbles and shells that mix with the sand of Sigayan Bay that provide that shining white color.  Laiya-Aplaya can be reached from Metro Manila in just three to four hours by car.

Batanes: A timeless world where culture tames nature

Photos of Batanes

By Lailany P. Gomez
Where the Pacific Ocean unites with the South China Sea is a paradise called Batanes. It is a unique place associated with peculiarity.  The island’s isolation has preserved its enchanting charm. Lying 860 kilometers north of Manila, Batanes is bounded by the Bashi Channel on the north, by the Pacific Ocean on the east, by the South China Sea on the west, and by the Balintang Channel on the south.

How to go to Pagsanjan Falls

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Puerto Princesa attractions

Tourist receipts in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan are projected to reach the PhP9.8 billion mark, with the global recognition of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Ms. Rebecca V. Labit, the concurrent assistant city administrator and head of the city tourism office, said the projected increase in tourist receipts was based on the computation of touristsÔÇÖ spending per day of stay in the city, currently pegged at PhP5,000 per day per tourist.

The Puerto Princesa City Tourism Office expects visitors to reach 1.2 million by 2016, more than double the number of visitors at 500,146 in 2011.

About 80 percent of the tourists that visit this city are local tourists, while the remaining 20 percent are foreigners, mostly Americans, Koreans and Japanese. The cityÔÇÖs more than 100 accredited hotels, pension houses, and inns can accommodate as much as 4,000 tourists at any given time.

Meanwhile, Philippines AirAsia will soon launch flights to Puerto Princesa, Palawan from its hub in Clark International Airport. ÔÇ£We have decided to open the Puerto Princesa route earlier than we had planned because of the overwhelming demand. Its new found fame as one of the new seven wonders of nature has generated a lot of interest from both local and international tourists,” said AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros.