Archive | June, 2011

Tourist arrivals during Donsol’s ‘butanding’ season up 20%

The volume of tourist arrivals for the whale shark interaction season here this year reached 49,000, surpassing by nearly 20 percent the records posted during the same period last year, local tourism officials said on Friday.

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Butanding Watching in Donsol

The season runs between February and May. From January to March alone, the volume of arrivals have already reached about 26,000 which was already 10 percent higher than the 23,000 posted in the same period last year. Continue Reading

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Luneta beautified in time for Rizal’s 150th birthday

150 years ago, the Philippines national here, Jose Rizal was born and to celebrate this wonderful event, people are planning parties, parades, and other celebrations. The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) is doing its part too.

150 Years of Jose Rizal
150 Years of Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal was put to death by the Spanish in what is now called either Luneta Park or Rizal Park. A monument in the park marks the spot and the NPDC is putting in an all out effort to make the park shine by cleaning statues, collecting trash, adding in new buildings, and making the gardens wonderful. Continue Reading

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