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January 8, 2019 4:38 AM Private sector to finance bulk of Boracay rehab programs

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force plans to implement 233 projects worth P25.27 billion, with the bulk of funds provided by the private sector MANILA, Philippines – The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force adopted a medium-term action plan for the continued rehabilitation of the island, with the bulk of funding coming from the private sector. The National 121

December 21, 2018 10:37 AM Catriona Gray's national costume up for public viewing on Rizal Day

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's national costume will be displayed for public viewing at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on December 30, Rizal Day, according to NHCP Chairman Rene Escalante. The piece caught the interest of the NHCP for the many cultural and historical references in its design 131

December 19, 2018 11:38 AM Catriona Gray’s national costume is on its way back to the Philippines

According to the National Quincentennial Committee, fans will soon be able to see the costume IRL MANILA, Philippines – Catriona Gray’s national costume will be following her home soon. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) worked with the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok to bring the ensemble back right in time for the Philippine 104

November 27, 2018 7:58 AM Tagbilaran Airport to be closed, all flights moving to Bohol-Panglao

The new Bohol-Panglao International Airport will be the sole commercial airport that will serve the province of Bohol MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced on Tuesday, November 27, that the Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol will be closed starting 6 pm. All flights going to the province will be transferred to the new Bohol-Panglao 120

November 21, 2018 6:15 AM MISLEADING: Panguil Bay Bridge photo used in DPWH site is Korean bridge

The DPWH erroneously uses a photo of the Korean Incheon Bridge in an ongoing construction project in Mindanao DPWH ERROR. The Panguil Bay Bridge is set to connect Tangub City in Misamis Occidental and Tubod town in Lanao del Norte. According to its online milestone meter at the Build, Build, Build project implementation is at 14.4% as of posting time. Claim 136

November 19, 2018 7:29 AM Hontiveros: A divided Palawan strengthens China's position in the West Philippine Sea

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday voted against a measure that seeks to divide the Province of Palawan into three (3) Provinces. She said that a divided Palawan may strengthen China's position in the West Philippine Sea. Hontiveros said that China has aggressively and arrogantly exerted its claim on the West Philippine Sea. "Instead of having 116

November 5, 2018 6:46 AM Inside the only PHL resort included in Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 50 resorts in the World

The most luxurious of the four El Nido Resorts in northern Palawan, Pangalusian isn’t a stranger to these accolades, having been included in CNT's List of Top Resorts in Asia this year, in the same CNT reader survey the past three years, as well as Conde Nast’s Gold List. So what is it about Pangalusian? According to CNT, “your luxurious hideaway is a launchpad 215 1

October 24, 2018 4:02 AM World’s longest sea crossing from HK to China opens

People can now travel straight form the Hong Kong International Airport to cities in southern China in under an hour MANILA, Philippines – Here’s something exciting for Pinoy travellers: the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge opened on October 24, which means that people can now drive from Hong Kong to Macau, the Chinese city of Zhuhai and other cities such as Guangdong 108

October 15, 2018 12:07 PM Taiwan invites pope to visit after historic China deal

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit the island in a move aimed at deepening ties with the Vatican after the Holy See signed a historic deal with Beijing. Vice president Chen Chien-jen made the invitation during an audience with the pope ahead of the canonization of Pope John Paul VI on Sunday, Taiwan’s presidential office said in a statement 81

October 15, 2018 6:03 AM Puyat warns tourists vs transacting with unaccredited hotels in Boracay

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has warned tourists against transacting with unaccredited hotels, which could leave some visitors without proper accommodation. “Maraming wala sa listahan na nag-aaccept ng reservation, mali ‘yon, at nag-aaccept ng pera. Wala po sila sa listahan, ang mangyayari ‘pag punta nila sa Boracay 82