Archive | March, 2012

Secretary Jimenez inaugurates Boracay Island’s new submarine water pipeline

Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez led the inauguration of the one-kilometer submarine water pipeline along the Caticlan-Boracay channel that will augment the existing 13-year old pipeline supplying water to Boracay from mainland Malay town. The P126-M submarine pipe, constructed by Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC), a subsidiary of Manila Water Company, the East Zone concessionaire of Metro Manila, is intended to further improve the island’s water supply.

Boracay Island
Boracay Island

Jimenez’s presence in Boracay brings to fore pressing development issues plaguing the island such as zoning and environmental concerns. He took positive note of the improvements in water supply and wastewater management since BIWC started operations in 2009. The island now enjoys better water supply, with 96% of the population now having 24/7 water service. The quality of tap water has also improved significantly, with 100% compliance with the stringent parameters of the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water. Continue Reading

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Honest taxi driver hailed by Philippine Department of Tourism as “Model of Fun”

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. lauds the good gesture of Sotero Canonoy, a taxi driver who surrendered a bag left by three male German tourists whom he ferried from SM Mall of Asia to NAIA Terminal 1 on March 23 at about 10:00 PM.

Its More Fun in the Philippines
Its More Fun in the Philippines

“This is one happy piece of news that we need to hear more of.  Mr. Canonoy’s action exemplifies the innate goodness of our countrymen.  It gives support to the positive image we wish to portray through our “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign.  We want to highlight these good news as normal than unusual,” Jimenez enthused. Continue Reading

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Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival 2012

Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by people across Philippines. The festival takes place in the Puerto Galera area in Philippines. One of the major attractions of this festival is the presence of Mount Malasimbo itself in the background of Puerto Galera.

Lets get the Party Started
Lets get the Party Started @ Malasimbo

Puerto Galera is mainly located on the northern tip on the island of Mindoro. Puerto Galera provides visitors with an unparalleled experience to visitors, especially when it comes to scuba diving. Continue Reading

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Philippine Department of Tourism to launch Its More Fun the Philippines in international travel fest in Berlin

Secretary of Tourism Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. leaves for Germany this week to lead a 41-man delegation from the Philippines that will participate in the annual International Tourismus Bourse (ITB), the world’s largest travel trade show. Scheduled on March 7-11, 2012 in Berlin, ITB includes booth exhibits of national and local tourist offices, travel-related companies and other service providers.

Beach in Quezon Province
Beach in Quezon Province

“Our participation in ITB this year is quite significant because it’s the first time for us to roll out the ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ campaign in a global event,” Jimenez said. He added, “About half of the travel business is traded through the international travel bourse.” The tourism chief explained that the ITB is institutional among travel wholesalers where direct selling and networking is done. Continue Reading

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Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2012 kicks off at Puerto Galera

The Philippine Department of Tourism and the local government units of Puerto Galera and Oriental Mindoro extend support to the organizers of the 2nd Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival. Led by Mr. Hubert d’ Aboville, President of the Chamber of Commerce in European Union, this years celebration is expected to out-stage its initial run that lured in more than 1,500 tourists in 2011.

Malasimbo 2012 Bands
Malasimbo 2012 Bands

Taking place at the foot of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, the festival promises to be more fun as thousands of foreign and local tourists flock to the island for the annual music festival this March 2 – 3, 2012. Continue Reading

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