Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

DOT ‘Sights’ ad far from reality

I’m glad that the Department of Tourism scrapped its latest ‘Sights’ advertisement but not only for the reason that the officials mentioned. Aside from it being closely similar to the South African campaign, which the same ad agency- McCann World group- is said to have also produced, the ad is so removed from reality. It […]

June 17, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Tourism  No Comments

Pakiusap kay Wanda Teo: Kausapin mo ang Pangulo

Parang naawa din naman ako kay Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo. Hindi ka naman pwedeng magalit dahil mabait naman siyang naki-usap sa media. Despalinghado lang ang paki-usap. Noong isang linggo sa Bangkok naki-usap si Teo sa media na i-tone down o bawasan ang pag-report tungkol sa extra-judicial killings o ang mga walang pakundangang pagpatay kahit hindi […]

March 26, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Tourism  11 Comments

Tourism and peace and order

Congratulations to the people who made the staging of the 65th Miss Universe in the Philippines a rousing success. The publicity that the Philippines got from the pageant and the goodwill generated from the 86 beauties were a bonanza to Philippine tourism. Last Monday’s pageant financier former Ilocos Sur Chavit Singson said the $14 million […]

February 1, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Tourism  2 Comments

The story of two unreceived notices: 2. Dennis Garcia of The Hotdog

I have been following another case that involved a failed delivery of a letter. The issue is about copyright, an artist’s protection for his or her creations. Dennis Garcia of the much-loved Hotdog band wrote that over a week ago, his group was about to close a lucrative deal with a reputable casino group and […]

July 1, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Tourism  No Comments

Dismissed baggage handlers at NAIA appeal for their side to be heard

A few weeks ago, six baggage handlers in NAIA1 were apprehended by airport intelligence agents after valuables suspected to have been stolen from passengers’ baggage were found in their lockers. Reports said items found in the baggage handlers’ lockers included a gold ring and earring, a G-Shock wristwatch, a Seiko wristwatch, and three branded men’s […]

May 6, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Tourism, Travel  One Comment

NAIA1 no longer world’s worst, now ranked 4th-worst

By Ellen T.Tordesillas, VERA Files The Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Teminal 1 (NAIA1) is no longer the worst airport in the world, according to an online website dedicated to reviewing airports all over the world. NAIA is now No. four in the 2014 list of Worst Airports of “The Guide to Sleeping in Airports,” outranked […]

October 16, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Tourism, Travel, Vera Files  3 Comments

Standing by up in the air

As our flight from Iloilo (Philippine Airlines 934) was starting its descent to the Ninoy Aquino International Airprt, the pilot announced that we were number 12 in the queue for landing and that our arrival would be delayed by 30 minutes. Reason: traffic congestion. This kind of delay due to traffic congestion at NAIA has […]

April 17, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Tourism, Travel  16 Comments

Concerns about mammoth complex in Boracay

It’s only February and we are now feeling the beginning of summer. It’s now time to look for budget offers from airlines and out-of-town hotels. Boracay is a logical destination for us because our place in Antique is just three hours away by bus to the popular island. A recent Facebook post by the peripatetic […]

February 14, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Tourism, Travel  376 Comments

Three people you should meet in Siem Reap

I never cease to be awed by Angkor Wat. The first time I stepped on the once- sacred grounds of the sprawling (covers an area of almost two hectares), 2,000- year old temple was an overwhelming experience. That was in 1987. I was with a group of journalists of different nationalities covering Southeast Asia. It […]

September 27, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Tourism, Travel  11 Comments

SC rescues Boracay from further destruction

Another good news: Government demolishes illegally constructed resort rumored to be co-owned by Manny Pacquiao. Boracay Foundation Inc, , a corporation composed of at least 60 owners and representative of resorts, hotels, and similar institutions as well as community organizations and environmental advocates in Boracay island, hailed the decision of the Supreme Court ordering indefinite […]

July 15, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Tourism, Travel  31 Comments