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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 Agoda.com.   Luneta placed eighth in a list of best rated parks in Asia.  The results of the survey are based on... Read More | Share it now!

Bayhore Resorts ongoing

Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. has broken ground for the US$1.1-billion integrated resort and casino called Bayshore City Resorts World in Paranaque City.   The groundbreaking formally commenced actual construction and development... Read More | Share it now!

Cebu Pacific to fly to New Zealand

Cebu Pacific has been designated as an official Philippine carrier to New Zealand, Myanmar and Canada. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said the decision was made at its recent board meeting, which also granted Cebu Pacific additional entitlements... Read More | Share it now!

10 Tourism Clusters

The government aims to develop 10 strategic tourism areas in the country.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said the 10 “international tourism gateway clusters” are Laoag, Ilocos Norte (including Pagudpud) and Vigan, Ilocos Sur (with 373,000 underemployed and 172,000 unemployed among the local population); Central Luzon, which covers Subic-Clark-Tarlac-Corregidor, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, the Zambales coast, Bataan coast and inland, and Aurora (505,00