Category Archives: Tourism

Wow Siargao

Eight contingents from different towns in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte join the Sajaw Siargao 2018 on Thursday (September 28, 2018) held in General Luna town, the province’s foremost tourist destination and the country’s surfing capital. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

I Joined A Sex and the City Tour in New York

“And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives…dressed head to toe in love. And that’s the one label that never goes out of style.” – Carrie Bradshaw Does this sound familiar? I actually used that in…

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Higalaay Festival CDO fiesta 2018 schedule of activities

I may miss it this year since I’m still in New York, USA but I know that a lot of you will have a good time celebrating Higalaay Festival 2018 in Cagayan de Oro. Higalaay Festival a.k.a. the yearly CDO fiesta a.k.a. celebrating the Feast Day of St. Augustine a.k.a….

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Fruit bats can be Davao’s primary eco-tourism attraction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Fruit bats could become the primary eco-tourism attractions in the Davao Region but conservationists warned there must be a stricter measure to control the unsupervised tourism activities that may endanger the population of the bats. Mylea Bayless, senior director for Network and Partnerships of Bat Conservation International, said […]

Gov’t urged to expand tax exemption for travels to BIMP-EAGA destinations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Government must abolish travel taxes for travelers from Mindanao and Palawan going to any destination in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) “to encourage everybody to travel and learn in the process,” Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. president Arturo Milan said Friday. President […]

Explore Islands Philippines tourism expo to be held at Grand Central Terminal New York

New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations. With a launch by the Philippine Tourism Secretary, the Explore Islands Philippines expo will run from May 9, through May 12, 2018. On May…

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Siargao town first in Surigao del Norte to ban use of plastic bags

PILAR, Siargao Island  (MindaNews / 11 March) — Single-use plastic bags are no longer allowed in this town, the first to do so in the entire Surigao del Norte. The municipal council approved the ban in late February, amid mounting calls from local conservationists. Eladio Napil, officer-in-charge of Pilar Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office […]

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Ozamiz City: from a violent past, to a destination for tourists, pilgrims

OZAMIZ CITY (MindaNews / 03 March) — Seven months after the brutal slaying of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and 14 of his relatives in an anti-illegal drugs raids on July 30, Ozamiz City is moving away from its violent past and working its way into becoming a tourist destination. Acting Mayor Girlette Luansing said they are […]

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Ozamiz City: from a violent past, to a destination for tourists, pilgrims

OZAMIZ CITY (MindaNews / 03 March) — Seven months after the brutal slaying of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and 14 of his relatives in an anti-illegal drugs raids on July 30, Ozamiz City is moving away from its violent past and working its way into becoming a tourist destination. Acting Mayor Girlette Luansing said they are […]

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Yoga on Wheels:  Mindanao’s fitness program with a twist

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 03 March) — I consider my involvement with Hatha yoga both as a practitioner and leader as a journey to a wholistic lifestyle change and outlook. Even then, I look at myself as a work in progress, constantly disciplining me in my 15 years of stretching, deep breathing, including long walks. […]

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Yoga on Wheels:  Mindanao’s fitness program with a twist

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 03 March) — I consider my involvement with Hatha yoga both as a practitioner and leader as a journey to a wholistic lifestyle change and outlook. Even then, I look at myself as a work in progress, constantly disciplining me in my 15 years of stretching, deep breathing, including long walks. […]

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Tourism chief denies bringing makeup artist on foreign trips

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo denied tagging along her makeup artist and utility personnel in domestic and international travels despite the warning issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte against government officials going on excessive travels. Teo made the clarification during a press conference at Marco Polo Hotel Davao Friday. […]

‘Most dangerous city’ tag won’t affect Davao’s tourism industry – official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Feb) – The local tourism industry won’t be affected by the statement of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that it is the country’s most dangerous city, an official said. City Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said in an interview Wednesday that the city’s tourism sector even survived the declaration of Martial […]

DOT to strengthen farm tourism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Feb) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) plans to intensify the promotion of tourism-oriented family farms to encourage the participation of young Filipinos in farming, Tourism Assistant Secretary Eden Josephine David said. David said in an interview that the DOT has already accredited 34 farm tourism sites in the country, […]

Kaamulan Festival | 2018 Schedule | Bukidnon Authentic Ethnic Festival Philippines

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The yearly festival in the Province of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival, will be a month-long celebration again this year. Kaamulan Festival 2018 will be held the entire month of March. An annual gathering of the 7 hill tribes of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival derived its name from the Binukid word…

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Bukidnon Mindanao airport construction starts this 2018

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After decades of waiting, the Province of Bukidnon, my mother’s hometown and where I lived for a few years, will finally soon see a fully functioning airport! Not only will the proposed Bukidnon airport be beneficial for the people in the province but for folks from neighboring areas like North Cotabato,…

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