Tourism

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VICENTE ROMANO II

 

MANILA — Tourism Undersecretary Vicente Romano II, the official behind the much-criticized “Pilipinas kay Ganda” promotion program of the Department of Tourism (DOT), resigned last Tuesday in an effort to put an end to the controversy.

Nov. 19, 2010

 

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SEC. ALBERTO LIM

 

MANILA — The local tourism industry appeared unimpressed with the new Philippine tourism slogan “Pilipinas Kay Ganda,” which the government launched on Monday in a bid to lure more foreign visitors to the country.

Nov. 19, 2010

 

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                      PRESIDENT AQUINO

 

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III declared that the government would extend the open skies policy to the international market to attract more investors and tourists, and generate employment in the process.

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration over the weekend announced that it has recorded a 17-percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first 10 months of the year, despite the issuance of travel advisories from several countries warning their citizens against visiting the Philippines because of alleged terrorist threats.

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